The 77th D-Day Anniversary - Updated: November 29th, 2021


Please note that throughout 2022 we will remain in administrative closure


Our 2022/3 updates will be posted to Facebook (link below). 



NormandyONtour

Overlord-Neptune


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


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


2023 website COMING Spring 2022!



2023 Chauffeur-Guide transport, D-Day Private Tour & Cultural Private Tour services available on demand throughout 2023 via the email address and telephone number on this page (just below). Secure online booking for 2023 tours will be back online in the Spring of 2022.


D-Day GROUP Tours will resume in March 2024 and advanced booking will be available early 2023


ALL PRIVATE D-Day Tours; Chauffeur Services; Sighteseeing Tours;  Airport Shuttles and our Mont Saint-Michel PRIVATE Shuttle (via Colleville US Cemetery), will be available from March 2023.


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.



→ All services are available from Paris by train [Mon-Fri] with 09:35 pick-up at Bayeux Train Station or 09:25 pick-up from Place de Québec, central Bayeux.

→ We can also arrange a daily pick-up at a Bayeux Hotel, at the Caen Memorial in central Caen, or at a Caen hotel.

*Caen-Carpiquet airport pick-ups are available form March 2023 for all chauffeur-transport or chauffeur-guide services)

→ Our flexible 'EarlyBird' 08:45 start (or a later start) is also available as an option on PRIVATE Tours. 

NB: We also serve <<*OUTSIDE ZONES>>

*Theses are zones typically outside of our Bayeux & Caen catchment areas. We serve many other Normandy pick-up / drop-off locations and these are covered in more detail on our main site, due to launch Spring 2022 .

2023


→ Throughout 2023, 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.

2024 Group Tours will remain fixed at 09:35 Bayeux Station check-in [Mon-Fri] and Place de Québec check-in (Group Tours) remains fixed at 09:15 for a 09:25 departure [Mon-Sun].


*As always, we ask that passengers check all train times ahead of booking so as to avoid any disappointment later. NB: We have a website section dedicated to train times, and a direct link to train ticket purchases.


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


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


(*Quick Reminder: Our website will be back online Spring 2022, or perhaps a bit earlier - the automated booking system is very impractical at this time due to Covid - nevetheless, 2023 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 2023, just as soon as we feel more confident that our lives are slowly returning to 'normal').


Tip: Scroll down the page to see an example of our American Beaches PRIVATE Tour itinerary (2023 and beyond). NB: Our 2024 GROUP Tour circuit is virtually identical.



PAYMENT & PRICING


NB: From 2023 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 from €480.00 (full-day D-Day Tour / 8 hrs): Based on the initial fee of €480.00 (+ €20.00 per additional passenger), for a 9-seater luxury panoramic vehicle, reserved exclusively for your own group. You will be accompanied by a native English-speaker certified Guide-Conférencier 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 from €320.00  (half-day D-Day Tour / 6 hrs): Based on the initial fee of €320.00 (+ €40.00 per additional passenger), for a 9-seater luxury panoramic vehicle, reserved exclusively for your own group. You will be accompanied by a native English-speaker certified Guide-Conférencier 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).


NB: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.


2024 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.


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..


From March 2nd 2023 we are committed to providing a tour service all-year-round, however ultimately Covid's evolution will determine whether or not we operate a fully-restored, scheduled service in 2023, or whether we are obliged to continue to operate a more flexible on-demand 2023 service, until 2024. 


We thank you for your understanding during these difficult times.




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).



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




  


  


     


 



OUR WESITE 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 one of our panoramic 9-seat Tourers, with: Comfortable interiors, 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 (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...



SUMMARY


 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 2023), 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 also 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, Chauffeur services and Cultural sightseeing trips, for people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds.

From April 2024 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).


In 2019, early 2020 and Summer 2021, in addition to our international tourists, we guided: 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.


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 2023 American Beaches D-Day Private Tour circuit, which is almost identical to the 2024 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.

Reminder: Please make sure to confirm ALL train times ahead of reserving your tour. Thank you.


Our flexible pick-up locations & Paris train times

(*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 to Paris on the 18:35 service.


Paris client option #1: Bayeux Station drop-off between 17:45 and 18:00 OR Paris client 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...}.


*2023/4 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 2019.