The 77th D-Day Anniversary - Updated: September 13th, 2021


NormandyONtour

Overlord-Neptune


D-Day Tours, Sightseeing Visits, Transport Solutions, Chauffeur Services, Motorcycle Tours


A selection of our reviews can be found online at: Facebook, Google Business & Trip Advisor


2022 website COMING SOON!



2021 Chauffeur-Guide transport and Tour Services are available on demand throughout 2021 via the email address and telephone number on this page (just below).


Group D-Day Group Tours and our Mont Saint-Michel Private Shuttle (via Colleville US Cemetery), will no longer be available throughout 2021.


Reservations can be made either via The Bayeux Tourist Office (+33 231 512 828); directly by telephone / *text via our office on: + 33 (0)783 810 921 (from overseas) or 07 83 81 09 21 (from France) or alternatively by email - admin@normandyontour.com


*For General Enquiries kindly use the email address above.



2022 Private and 2023 Group  D-Day tours available daily (*Covid dependent).


2022 Chauffeur-Services: We also provide high-end Chauffeur Services (with / without a Tour Guide service), for hotel and airport transfers (including Paris CDG, Caen-Carpiquet) and again, these are tailor-made to suit. Whether travelling in style from Normandy to Paris, or Paris to Le Pays d'Auge, we can assist.


2022 Mont Saint-Michel Private Shuttle available daily as well as general chauffeur services and transport solutions.

*2023 Group tours avalable via Colleville US Cemetery



All services are available from Paris by train [Mon-Fri] with 09:35 pick-up at Bayeux Train Station (note 2021 train times below in orange) or 09:35 pick-up from Place de Québec, central Bayeux. We can also arrange a daily pick-up at the Caen Memorial in central Caen, or a Caen hotel pick-up.

Our 'EarlyBird' 08:45 start or a later start are also available on Private Tours. 

RE: 'Outside Zones' : Outside of our Bayeux & Caen catchment areas, we also serve other Normandy pick-up / drop-off locations and these are covered in more detail on our main site, due to launch end of April 2022.


*Tours and services from Paris by train are on a revised timetable in 2021./ 2022 From Paris Saint-Lazare on the 06:58 [Mon-Fri] service to Bayeux, arriving 09:18 (please do not disembark in Caen, where the train stops just before Bayeux). Hopefeully the traditional service will be restored in 2022.


At the end of the tour we will drop you at the station (or in central Bayeux, a 12-min walk to the station). In 2021 the return train to Paris departs Bayeux one hour later than pre-Covid days at 19:39 (arriving Paris 22:15). It's a direct service with no changes required. Again we hope to see the traditional service restored in 2022 with a Bayeux - Paris 18:35 departure.


Throughout 2021 / 2022 we will remain entirely flexible regards Paris clients' wishes and will accommodate all Monday-Sunday tour start and finish times (Private Tours). Therefore, later start times / earlier finish times are perfectly feasible. Group Tours on demand will remain fixed at 09:35 Bayeux Station check-in [Mon-Fri]. Place de Québec check-in (Group Tours) remains fixed at 09:15 for a 09:25 departure [Mon-Sun].


*However, passengers must check all train times ahead of enquiring as to our availability, and inform us of their itinerary at the time of booking


Please let us know if you require assistance seeking local Gîte (self-catering) Bayeux short-term accomodation so that we can assist.


And we will offer ALL clients a reduced-tariff 6-hr Private Tour option alongside our full-day 8-hr D-Day Private Tours & Chauffeur Services to afford clients  maximum flexibility and reassurance during these tough times.


If you have any questions or queries, please get in touch - we're here to help.


(*Quick Reminder: Our website will be back online October 2021, or perhaps a bit later - the automated booking system is very impractical at this time due to Covid - nevetheless, pre-booking will be available via our secure online booking system, as well as via Viator booking service for tours departing on / after March 2nd 2022, just as soon as we feel more confident that our lives are slowly returning to 'normal').



Price summary ; 2023 Group Tours will hopefully return to normal too.(In 2021 we have been limited to 5 pax max) social distancing of 1 metre respected onboard, by adjacent seating protocol etc. and wearing of masks required during mini-presentations on sites has been required at all times)


2022 Private Tours (In 2021 we have been restricted to 7 pax max if from same household, otherwise Group policy has applied = 5 max), adjacent seating not required on board vehicle. Masks etc on sites still applies etc. Sanitary pass essential.



2022 Tours & Services


Please note that payment for all tours and services throughout 2021 and early 2022 is requested in cash (€) on-the-day. Our online reservation system for advanced 2022 bookings and will be available soon with flexible payment options for certain tours.


Tip: Scroll down the page to see our American Beaches Private or Group Tour itinerary (2021 and beyond). Private Tours are customizable. In 2021 choose from The American Beaches Tour or The Canadian & British Beaches Tour (with multiple options). The general popular American Sector circuit is outlined just below - accompanied by a link to our online interactive map - for general client info.


From 2022 all advanced online bookings - via our online secure reservation system - will default back to our online payment gateways with flexible payment options (PayPal, creditcard - via Stripe, or credit card / cash on-the-day).


Private Tour price (full-day D-Day Tour / 8 hrs): Base from €480.00 (+ €20.00 per additional passenger - see below), for a 9-seater luxury Mercedes reserved exclusively for your group (7 pax max if from same household), accompanied by a native English-speaker Driver-Guide for a full-day tour or Chauffeur Service (09:45 to 17:45 Bayeux Hotel or Bayeux Station pick-up / drop-off included).

*NB: 08:45 'Early-Bird' pick-up option + €70.00. *Caen pick-up / drop-off available + €70.00. Later start / finish times also available.


Private Tour price (half-day D-Day Tour / 6 hrs): Base from €320.00 (+ €40.00 per additional passenger - see below), for a 9-seater luxury Mercedes reserved exclusively for your group (7 pax max if from same household), accompanied by a native English-speaker Driver-Guide for a half-day 6-hr tour or Chauffeur Service, between the hours of 08:45 to 19:45 (09:35 Bayeux Hotel or Bayeux Station pick-up/drop-off included). *Caen pick-up / drop-off available.+ €70.00. *No 'Early-Bird' supplement required for 08:45 departure option if choosing half-day tour.


*Note:

1. To Calculate Private Tour full-day (8-hr) cost, take base rate of €480.00 and add a supplement of €20.00 per passenger. Example: Two passengers €480.00 + €20.00 + €20.00, total = €520.00.


2. To Calculate Private Tour half-day (6-hr) cost, take base rate of €320.00 and add a supplement of €40.00 per passenger. Example: 2 passengers €320.00 + €40.00 + €40.00, total = €400.00.


*Reminder: Check-in / pick-up for all tours is always 10 minutes prior to advertised departure times.


Group Tour price: *€115.00 p/p for a guided Group Tour, accompanied by a fluent English-speaker Driver-Guide, for a full-day 8-hr tour, 09:45 to 17:45. Pick-up Place de Québec 09:15 [Mon - Sun] for a 09:25 departure, or pick-up Bayeux Station 09:35 [Mon - Fri] for a 09:45 latest departure, with a 17:45 drop-off at the end of the day (5 pax max in 2021).


Note: Paris-based clients please scroll down to 'Option #1 / Option #2' (under 'Flexible PIck-up Locations') at the foot of the page for a 'stop-gap' tip between your 17:45 Bayeux drop-off and the 19:35 return train departure..


Throughout 2021 / and from March 2nd 2022 we are committed to providing a tour service all year, however ultimately Covid will determine whether or not we operate a fully restored bookable, scheduled service in 2022 or are obliged to continue to operate our flexible on demand 2021 service until 2023. All Bayeux tour companies and hotels are currently facing the same unfortunate crisis.



We thank you for your understanding during these difficult times.


Reminder: Check-in for all tours is 10 minutes prior to the stated departure times. 'Check-in' / 'pick-up' times being one in the same. 




GOLD BEACH - Asnelles


The plaque reads: "Right here was the terminal (disembarkation point) of Mulberry Harbour B (*after D-Day it was renamed: 'Port Winston'), running 900m in length (actually the full breadth of the harbour was 5 miles wide!), which was used to guide 220,000 men, and 40,000 vehicles which, in 4 months, had landed here on this quay where the LSTs (Landing Ship Tank - large transporters) docked. *Note: There was also an American Mulberry Harbour A, erected at Vierville-sur-Mer, but which was utterly and tragically destroyed amidst Normandy's worst storm in 40 years which raged from June 19 - 22nd, 1944

(Tip: Click on the green links to open a new window).


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"IN HOMMAGE TO OUR LIBERATORS JUNE 1944 (erected JUNE 2004)"




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Our website is packed with:




→ A choice of carefully structured Private and Group D-Day Tours (in small personable groups of 8 max), led by professional Guides & conducted using stunning visual materials.


Sightseeing & Cultural Visits: Cidre & Cheese Tasting; Le Mont Saint-Michel; St. Malo, Giverny, Honfleur, La Loire & more.


→ Our luxury Chauffeur Services on board a Mercedes Tourer: Leather interior, carpeted floor, tinted windows, reclining seats, comfy neck rests, drinks holders, USB charging ports front & rear; WiFi on board; A/C and heating front & rear; clear audio throughout via guide's headset and - last but not least - hot coffee, tea and chilled juices, sodas & water.


→ Our Motorcycle Private Tours: 1 pillion passenger on board our luxury Honda Goldwing Classic (for any of the above services) or Small (1-8) or large (9-20) D-Day Group Moto-Tours, led by our Moto-Guide, for bikers riding on their own two wheels.
→ We also have hundreds of hi-rez pics, travel info, links to train tickets, museums & visitor centres, taxi & airport tips, weather info, Bayeux Hotel info & links and so much more...


→ We are very mindful that we also still need to update our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest accounts from back in 2019! We have SO many great stories and images from the massive 75th Anniversary. We will get around to that just as soon as the site has gone live end of April, 2021. Plus, we were actually out & about ONTour early 2020, We have obviously closed our doors since March 2020 and have eagerly been awaiting the restoration of international flights prior to relaunching our website. However, we have decided to stay open this year and launch the site anyway on May 1st, with 2022 advanced online booking available. 


→ So, whether it be guided Group Tour of one or all of the Allied Landing Beaches or a Group Shuttle to Le Mont Saint-Michel via The Overlord Museum or Colleville US Cemetery, or its stunning new {June 2019} Visitor Centre; perhaps a Private Shuttle with an early morning pick-up from a Paris hotel or Paris CDG Airport, followed by a trip up the Cheese & Calvados Cidre Routes in Le Pays d’Auge enroute to Normandy - no matter how simple or complex your itinerary - we have still got you covered!


Note: In late Dec 2019, *one family's experience of our flagship Overlord-Neptune customized Private Tour - spread over 3 days - included all of the aforementioned (*click link for the Trip Advisor review).


Multi-lingual:


→ All of our Group Tours are conducted in English. However at checkout, Private Tour & Chauffeur-Service clients can also choose any private service in one of the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German and *Japanese (*Le Mont Saint-Michel only).


Very competitive pricing:


→ We also have the lowest Private Tour prices in Normandy; tours which clients can modify and/or customize simply by adding a selection of optional add-ons or ‘extras’ to their order within our booking system.


Flexible payment options:


→ Furthermore, by ‘pre-booking’ (€1 deposit), you can then proceed in complete confidence with the design of your own simple one-day or complex multiple-day customized tour itinerary, planning - over days or weeks (with or without our input and feedback) - until you are fully satisfied with your itinerary and the smallest details. By doing so you will ensure 100% satisfaction on the day; before you pay. If satisfied with any of our fixed itinerary tours 'out-of-the-box', then clients can also proceed quickly through the checkout and pay in full.


→ We also offer flexible payment options with our own Cancellation Insurance (from 2022), which for a small fee, covers client reservations right up until your tour departure (see T&Cs). At checkout choose between two global giants, PayPal and Stripe (secure card processing), or opt to pay merely a part deposit, with the remainder paid on-the-day in cash or by card (*We have secure card processing on board all of our vehicles).


About Us - Some General Info


We opened shop in 2019 with fresh ideas for well-paced, enjoyable Private D-Day Tours and sightseeing trips, for people of all ages and backgrounds, riding comfortably in a luxury 9-seat Mercedes Tourer - leather interiors, tinted windows, reclining seats, wifi, usb connections front and rear, drinks holders, with coffee & chilled beverages & snacks on board too. From April 2022 we will be adding competitively-priced Group Tours to our list of services. Among these will be our Mont Saint-Michel 'special' shuttle via Colleville American Cemetery (with options to visit Omaha Beach, The Overlord Museum or spend time in The Cemetery Visitor Centre).
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In 2019 and early 2020, in addition to our international tourists, we guided: Well-schooled D-Day enthusiasts, hobbyists, international student-groups, as well as active US Rangers (!), active and retired pilots and tank commanders and of course veterans too. So, regardless of your background, we have something to suit all knowledge levels, tastes, and requirements.


General info 2022 and beyond


Private Tours (from €480): Choose from a wide selection of D-Day Tours. Luxury Mercedes, 1-8 clients, and tours are led by a native English-speaker driver-guide. Multi-lingual options available; flexible pick-up/drop-off; 'Early-Bird' 08:45 option; Caen pick-up/drop-off; customizable Tours; extendable 10-hr tours, ideal for Airborne Tours. Flexi payment options (from 2022).


Group Tours: Full (€115 p/p) and Half-Day (€75.00 p/p) available daily from 2022 onwards. Spacious 9-seater panoramic vehicles, Max 8 passengers, small personable groups and tours are led by a fluent English-speaking or native English-speaking driver-guide.


A full-day Private / Group D-Day Tour of the American landing zones and D-Day Beaches typically includes:


  1.  Angoville-au-Plain (a little church transformed into a field hospital by 2 American paratroopers)
  2. Ste. Marie-du-Mont (101st US Airborne)
  3. Utah Beach (4th US Division). On the way from Utah, we will stop at the monument dedicated to Richard Winters, hero of the series “Band of Brothers”
  4. Sainte-Mère-Eglise (where the famous American 82nd US Airborne paratrooper J. Steele got snagged on top of the church. This is our lunch stop too)
  5. Mission Impossible: La Pointe-du-Hoc (2nd US Rangers)
  6. Omaha Beach: Vierville (29th ID, National Guard Monument)
  7. The Normandy Colleville American Cemetery.


{Click to view a detailed intearactive map of The American Beaches D-Day Private Tour circuit, which is almost identical to the 2021 American Beaches D-Day Group Tour: 09:45 to 17:45. 'Early-Bird' 08:45 departure option on Private Tours only. Caen pick-up/drop off + €70). *Check in 10 mins prior to departure}.



These are the stops but there will also be a lot of monuments, bunkers and sites to see from the vehicle on the way.


There’s enough time to visit the *Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Eglise (at lunchtime) and free-time at stops to explore on your own and take photos. Plenty of rest stops and restroom facilities enroute. *Airborne museum closed at the time of writing - according to website open in May tbc.

NB: Train times have been rescheduled due to Covid and the daily 07:06 Paris Saint-Lazare train now departs at 06:58 (arriving Bayeux 09:18), and returns a full hour later than in previous years, now departing Bayeux at 19:35 (previously 18:35), arriving Paris 22:15 (2h36 trip). There is a slightly earlier train aorund 17:21 from Bayeux > Paris which we don't recommend as it requires two changes and adds an hour to the trip trime (3h39).2022 sncf rail services are expected to default to pre-covid schedules.


Reminder: Please make sure to confirm ALL train times ahead of reserving your tour and inform us of ypur itinerary as soon as possible. Thank you.


Flexible pick-up locations (check-in 10 mins prior to departure):


1. Bayeux Hotel departure 09:45 / 08:45 'Early-Bird' / later start & finish times available (for Caen pick-up/drop-off option add + €70.00 supplement);


2. Place de Québec departure 09:45 / 08:45 / or later on Private Tours and 09:25 on Group Tours (The square is very near The Bayeux Tourist Office / access also from opposite Post Office on Rue Larcher / convenient cash dispenser at Post Office. NB: They no longer exchange foreign currency); 


3. Bayeux Train Station latest departure 09:45 directly in front of the station by the bus bays / taxi rank (we will be there at 09:30 sharp), arriving from Paris St. Lazare station on the 06:58 train for a Bayeux 09:18 arrival - returning on the 19:35 *Covid scheduled service (*running 1 hour later than the usual 18:35 service, but still a fast direct service with no changes = best option).


Option #1: Bayeux Station drop-off between 17:45 and 18:00 OR Option #2: Central Bayeux drop-off, where clients would have 90 minutes to see the stunning Cathedral & visit old Bayeux (1-hr max recommended), then grab a sandwich and juice at the bakers' before strolling back to the station for the last train at 20:09 - a 12-minute walk from Place de Québec, central Bayeux. A nearby supermarket sandwich stop for liquids and food is easily added by us prior to drop-off too...}.


It is hoped that the french rail giant SNCF will restore the traditional 18:35 Bayeux departure in 2022 and beyond...


*2022 All Tours & Services: International flights, as well as our Normandy cruise ship ports of: Cherbourg/Honfleur/St. Malo/Le Havre, will hopefully be restored too.


Meanwhile please stay safe & well!


We look forward to welcoming you on board very soon...




Iain (Owner) with Veteran Joan De Val, Pegasus 2017.