From Bayeux: Normandy D-Day Half-Day Tour by Vintage Sidecar
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Skip the line
Spend the day visiting four locations over three and a half hours. Visit the Bayeux Tapestry, and learn the history behind it. Then visit the Omaha Beach, known for by its code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II. Visit Gold Beach located between Port-en-Bessin on the west and La Rivière on the east. High cliffs at the western end of the zone meant that the landings took place on the flat section between Le Hamel and La Rivière, in the sectors code-named Jig and King. Learn how Juno Beach was the responsibility of the Canadian Army, with sea transport, mine sweeping, and a naval bombardment force provided by the Royal Canadian Navy and the British Royal Navy as well as elements from the Free French, Norwegian, and other Allied navies.
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I booked this excursion because my son (23) and I wanted a different experience, which it really was. Alex, our driver, picked us up at our hotel, explained the route we would take today and off we went. From the start we saw smiley faces at the side of the road, with the two of us with the biggest smile on our face. We went to Arromanches, overlooked Gold- and Omaha beach at Port en Bessin, visited Omaha beach and the American cemetery. Alex explained the history, some anekdotal stories and made the trip personal and very informative. We are no ‘excursion people’ so was hesitant when booking but can really recommend this trip and experience. The trip is a great experience and shows you the Normandy side in a different way For my son and myself. Thanks Alex.
It is a real experience to be able to sniff the history! Although we did not like the weather gods, we were able to fully enjoy this adventure. Thomas is a very pleasant and attentive guide and driver. An absolute must!