Normandy tour, D-Day private tours, Norman gastronomy, Visit the Mont Saint-Michel


A private tour means that a vehicule and a guide are at your disposal to tour the area of your choice. Pick an idea in the suggestions below !
 
If you book 2 days - 1 day/Mont Saint Michel + 1 day/Landing beaches - we offer the fast-pass entrance tickets to the Mont Saint Michel Abbey !
We strongly advise against doing both the Mont Saint Michel and a half day on the Landing beaches on the same day. Such a day would be very long (~12 hours) and you wouldn't fully enjoy the sites.
 


Private Tour Half day
(up to 4 hours) : 395€

Private Tour Full day
(up to 8 hours) : 550€

From1 to 8 people, including the guide and vehicule

 
 

 

A Private Tour of the Landing beaches and the Battle of Normandy sites

Tours usually start at 9 am, we stop for a quick lunch (45min max) and the tour ends around 5pm or 6 pm.

The vehicules we have are from 7 to 9 seats.

 

Airborne Museum Ste mère église
The airborne museum
Church of Ste mère église
The 4th DI enters Ste mère église june 7th 1944
The DDAY beaches
The landing beaches
pegasus bridge
Pegasus bridge
Utah beach memorial
Utah beach memorial
La Fière bridge
Iron Mike Statue La Fière
Stanley hollis Statue Victoruia Cross on DDAY
Stanley hollis Statue awarded Victoria Cross for his actions on DDAY

 

 

 The area covered by the battle of Normandy is extensive. Just to cover the five landing sectors you would have to drive more than 60 miles and don't forget that D-Day is only the first day of a three month battle stretching far and wide inland. The Normandy Tourism Organisation counts more than 100 sites, museums, memorials linked to the battle open to the public but every farm, field and river in Normandy has a historic link to the battle.

We are here to guide you through this wealth of information and knowledge and make your experience unique.

Here are a few exemples of tours around the battle of Normandy on one, two or three day trips. These are by no means set in stone and details can be arranged with your guide as late as the day of the tour itself.

 

1 day tour :

  • American experience on D-Day

    • Sainte-Mère Eglise, its fantastic Airborne Museum and a drive in the surrounding drop zones of the 82nd and 101st US Airborne Divisions

    • Utah Beach and the landing of the 4th US Infantry Division

    • The german coastal gun battery at Pointe-du-Hoc, the heroic cliff assault of the 2nd Ranger Battalion

    • Omaha Beach and the epic struggle of the 1st and 29th US infantry division to get off the beach

    • Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer

  • Canadian experience on D-Day

    • Graye-sur-Mer and the landing of the Royal Winnipeg Rifle Regiment on Juno Beach

    • The Juno Beach Center

    • Bernière-sur-Mer, the landing of the Queen's Own Rifle of Canada and the Régiment de la Chaudière

    • The Canadian Cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer/Reviers

    • The Ardennes Abbey and the clash between the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division and the 12th SS Panzer Division

  • British experience on D-Day

    • Pegasus Bridge, the airborne assault of the Orne bridges by Major Howard and his men, first allied action on D-Day!

    • Sword Beach and the landing of the 3rd British Infantry division and of the 1st Special Service Brigade (British and french commandos)

    • German coastal gun battery at Longues-sur-Mer, the only one in Normandy with its original guns

    • Arromanches and Mulberry B artificial harbour, feat of british engineering

    • Gold Beach and the landing of the 50th British Northumbiran Infrantry Divison

    • Rye-Bazenville Commenwealth Cemetary

2 day tours :

  • Extended American experience on D-Day

    • First day :

      • The battle of la Fière bridge, 2km west of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, “bloodiest small unit action in the history of the US Army in WWII”, a three day (6-9 of June) battle between the 82nd US Airborne Divison and the german 91st Luftlande Division

      • Sainte-Mère Eglise main objective for the 82nd Airborne on D-Day and its fantastic Airborne Museum,

      • The german fortifications in the dunes of Varraville, where american troops should have landed

      • Utah Beach and the landing of the 4th US Infantry Division

      • Brecourt Manor and the assault on the german gun position by Easy Co, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne, made famous by Stephen Ambrose's Band Of Brothers

      • Angoville-au-Plain and the heroic story of BobWright and Kenneth Moore, two medics in the midth of battle

      • Dead Man's Corner, Purple Heart Lane and the 101st Airborne assault on Carentan

    • Second Day :

      • The La Cambes German Cemetery, largest german cemetery in Normandy

      • The german coastal gun battery at Pointe-du-Hoc, the heroic cliff assault of the 2nd Ranger Battalion

      • Several stops on Omaha Beach arround the epic struggle of the 1st and 29th US infantry division to get off the beach

      • The Overlord Museum in Colleville-sur-Mer, one of the most impressive private collection in Normandy

      • Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer

  • Canadian Experience in the Battle of Normandy

    • First day : see canadian experience on D-Day

    • Second Day :

      • Bretteville-sur-Laize/Cintheaux Canadian Cemetery and the death of SS-Hstuf Michael Wittmann, legend of the german armoured forces

      • Polish Cemetary in Urville, final resting place of many forgotten heroes of the Battle of Normandy

      • Drive through Falaise objective of operation Totalize

      • Several stop in the Falaise pocket and the “Corridor of Death”, climax of the battle of Normandy :

        • Saint-Lambert-Sur Dives, last crossing of the Dives river for german forces trying to escape encerclement while under pressure from the 4th Canadian Armoured Division

        • Tournai-Sur Dives and its main square where a large german force surrendered to a french priest

        • Chambois, where troops from the 1st Polish Armoured Division and 90th US Infantry Division met and closed the Falaise Gap

        • Moissy ford, another crossing of the Dives for the germans in their desperate attempt to evade the corridor

        • Montormel on hill 262 and its excellent museum, scene of the heroic defense of the 1st Polish Armoured Division trying to block german forces escaping the Falaise pocket while also defending from german counter-attacks from units already out of the pocket

  • Extended British experience on D-Day

    • First day :

      • Ranville Commonwealth Cemetery, final resting place for most of the men from the 6th Birtish Airborne Division that fell protecting the eastern flank of the invasion

      • Pegasus Bridge and its museum, the airborne assault of the Orne bridges by Major Howard and his men, first allied action on D-Day!

      • The Great Bunker of Ousitreham, museum in the a uniquely large and impressive bunker, command post for german units defending Sword Beach

      • Several stops on Sword Beach around the landing of the 3rd British Infantry division and of the 1st Special Service Brigade (British and french commandos)

      • Hermanville-sur-Mer Commonwealth cemetery

      • Hillman strongpoint, large german fortification complex overlooking Sword Beach that delayed the british advance inland, probably preventing the capture of Caen on D-Day

    • Second Day :

      • Bayeux Commonwealth Cemetery, largest commonwealth cemetery in Normandy, final resting place of soldiers from eleven different nations

      • German coastal gun battery at Longues-sur-Mer, the only one in Normandy with its original guns

      • Arromanches and Mulberry B artificial harbour, feat of british engineering

      • Gold Beach and the landing of the 50th British Northumbiran Infrantry Divison

      • Mont-Fleury german coastal gun battery, assaulted by the 6th Green Howard, action for which Lt. Stanley Hollis was awarded the only Victoria Cross of D-Day

      • Rye-Bazenville Commenwealth Cemetary, smallest commonwealth cemetery in Normandy

3 day tours :

  • The D-Day Experience : All three one day tours

  • The American experience in the battle of Normandy

    • First day : see the American experience on D-Day

    • Second day : From the beaches to St-Lo

      • The La Cambes German Cemetery, largest german cemetery in Normandy

      • Graignes, the epic defense of a small group of american paratroopers misdroped 20 miles behind ennemy lines

      • Drive through the heart of the normand hedgerow country, the “Green Hell”!

      • St-Lo, cornerstone of the german defenses in the american sector and martyred city of Normandy

    • Third day : From operation Cobra to Operation Lüttich

      • Starting line of Operation Cobra on 25th of July

      • Drive along the main axis of Cobra to Mortain

      • Mortain, Operation Lüttich, the last major german counter-attack

      • Avranches, Patton's doorway into Brittanny

      • Britanny American cemetery in Saint-James

Help us make your day unforgetable!

We are a team of local professional guides passionate about the history of the Battle of Normandy. If you have a family history linked to the battle of Normandy or simply a special interest, please tell us! It would our pleasure to do more research and give you a very personnalized tour!