2017 - NORMANDYOURS - 2017

US SECTOR FULL D-DAY TOUR
09.00 to 6.00pm or 09.30 to 6.30pm (your choice)


Utah - Omaha (US sector)


NORMANDY is a region
(equivalent to a State) and the 5 Landing beaches are a vast stretch of land (about 70 miles) across 2 counties: Calvados & Manche. In between the beaches, you have small villages, narrow roads, rivers, marshland, cliffs etc…
I always suggest to  stay at least 3 to 4 days in Normandy but if you only have one day to see the beaches, you will not be able to do the sites + the museums.

There are many good museums on the subject of WWII in Normandy and most of them have been recently renovated and enlarged (Caen Peace Memorial, Airborne, Utah etc…) but now you need more time for a meaningfull visit.

In 2015, we will focus on the sites on my tours; this way it will be less rushed
(being flexible, if there is a museum that you consider an absolute MUST do, then let me know in advance so that I can adapt our itinerary). A plus this way will be some time to visit the Visitor’s office (like a free museum) at the American cemetery at the end of our tour.

Meeting points at:
-LA CAMBE
German cemetery or CARENTAN train-station: FREE pick-up/return
From/to
BAYEUX: add +10 euros each way to prices
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Note
:If meeting in Carentan, visit of German cemetery will be in the afternoon

Lava crosses
Visit of the largest GERMAN CEMETERY in La Cambe
(Over 21.000 buried there)
It was an American cemetery as well until 1947


SAINTE MERE EGLISE

John Steel still hanging from the steeple !!!


Sherman tank

First small town in Normandy
liberated by US Airborne forces
We'll visit the church
and walk around the town square

Navy Memorial /Utah beach

Drive through hedgerow and marshland countryside
then along the shore to
UTAH BEACH
(many bunkers visible on the way)
Crisbecq gun batteries

Utah beach

LUNCH NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE
We try to never spend more than one hour as we know that your priority is to see the sites!
N1
- Lunch bag with fresh baguette sandwich, a soft drink, pastry:6-10 euros p.p.
or
N2
- In a small restaurant:about 16-25 euros p.p.
Let me know in advance which you prefer ?

(Lunch for the guide has to be paid by client)


Photo stop at new statue of Dick Winters
(Band of brother's hero)
near Brecourt manor


Stop in
STE MARIE du MONT
to admire church started in the 11th c.
US paratroopers were hiding inside the steeple.
Hear all the little stories of what took place
around the square...


Command post bunker/Pointe du Hoc
POINTE du HOC
Famous cliff scaled by US Rangers
led by Col. Earl Rudder
(90 survivors after 2 days of fighting
out of 225 who came)

OMAHA BEACH

Hard to imagine on this peaceful beach today that on June 6th so many brave soldiers
died in a few hours.
Walk in their footsteps..
.

First US cemetery on Omaha beach

Re-enactors every June

We'll finish with the visit of the moving
AMERICAN MILITARY CEMETERY & it's Visitor's center
(9387 graves + 1557 on wall of the missing)
and leave after flag folding ceremony

Memorial Day at US cemetery Grave of Theodore Roosevelt US cemetery  

Visitor's office at US cemetery Jewish grave (149 of them) Vets

Back to either Bayeux, La Cambe or Carentan

PRICES

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