Half Day: ‘Tour Echo’

Tour Description

Half Day Private Tour of The American Airborne D-Day Sector

The Advantages of chosing TWO half-day Private Tours

→ Our full-day Mix & Match Tours comprise TWO half-day Tours – chosen by clients at checkout – offered at a reduced tariff.

→ This Includes: Tour customization, free Bayeux Hotel pick-up / drop-off with a later morning departure option.

→ Ideal for custom-created ’boutique’ tours and for visiting those rare sites and tourist attractions typical of outlying Airborne Sectors.

*Note: Our Mix & Match Tours are also available with a Caen Hotel pick-up / drop-off option.

→ All of the D-Day sites listed – as well as additional brief stops on our planned route – are therefore merely suggestions based around the activities of The US 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions on D-Day. As with all of our Private Tours, this D-Day Tour is fully modifiable and we will always accomodate requests for additional stops where possible. At major sites there is ample freetime to walk around and take photos and at brief stops – such as at The Dick Winter’s Monument near Sainte-Marie-du-Mont – we are not required to disembark (unless at clients’ behest).

→ You will have your own dedicated guide in your own small private group throughout the entire duration of the tour, who will go out of his / her way to make your day memorable and endeavour to answer your every question.

This tour is suitable for clients who are arriving in Bayeux by train at 09:16, Mon – Fri, from Paris St. Lazare Station (Caen start recommended)

Travel in style, safely…

Our full-day D-Day Mix & Match Private Tours are conducted in luxury 8-seat Mercedes Tourers with air-conditioning front and rear, drinks holders, a fridge to keep your water chilled, tinted electric windows for your privacy, USB charging points for all of your devices, onboard WiFi and exceptionally comfortable seating complete with leather upholstery. Not only do our vehicles have automatic gearboxes offering the smoothest ride possible, but they are also equipped with the latest in vehicle security & passenger safety technology.

Tour Schedule

The tour runs Monday to Saturday all-year-round. A selection of half-day & full-day Private Tours is also available on Sundays throughout the year and enquiries are welcome via email.

The D-Day Sites you will visit on this tour

The 82nd & 101st US Airborne Sectors: *D-Day Experience Musuem at Dead Man’s Corner in Saint-Côme-du-Mont,  Angoville-au-Plain Church, (passing : General Maxwell Taylor HQ, General Pratt Memorial & La Fière –optional), Sainte-Mère-Eglise Church, *Airborne Museum visit (with lunch on-the-go if this is the morning tour), Sainte-Marie-du-Mont,  Dick Winters Monument, Utah Beach & *Utah Beach Visitor Centre or *Band Of Brothers’ sites (Marmion Farm & Brécourt Manoir) and more…

*Please note: The asterisk * indicates options that will affect our itinerary and which are to be confirmed on the morning of your tour. Please bear in mind that a museum visit will last as long as clients wish, and typically take anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hour or more… Case in point : The fantastic Utah Beach Visitor Centre, and new D-Day Experience museum are simply places tour-companies never schedule visits to, since 2 hours can be spent in each.

If clients should be seeking such in-built tour flexibility, NormandyONtour recommends either a Full-Day 9-hr Premium Chauffeur Service, or our Flagship Overlord-Neptune multiple-day D-Day Experience Tour.

Pick-up Times & Locations

→ If you are based in Bayeux then we suggest a Mon-Fri, 09:00 – 09h30 hotel start for this tour (NB: 09:45 is our earliest Saturday start for any tour), returning to your Bayeux hotel at 18:00 (18:30 Sat). Alternatively, why not book a Mon – Fri, 09:30 Place de Québec pick-up in the centre of Bayeux and take a morning stroll through Bayeux and grab a fresh coffee & croissant before your tour starts? 

→ At lunchtime clients will have one hour freetime to either have a sitdown meal or grab a sandwich before visiting our recommended optional D-Day attraction (which will depend on your next Tour in the afternoon): The Sainte-Mère-Eglise Airborne Museum (if you are taking Tour Alpha later) or, The Overlord Musuem at Colleville-sur-Mer (if stopping for lunch in Vierville). Or, if you are heading for the British Sector (Tour Bravo), or Canadian Sector (Tour Charlie) later in the day, perhaps we might propose a visit to The Arromanches Mulberry Harbour Visitor Centre (recommended), or The Arromanches 360 Cinema.

→ If you are based in Caen then you may either book a flexible Caen pick-up & drop-off at checkout or you might consider taking the 09:01 Caen > Bayeux, Mon – Fri train and choosing a free Bayeux Station pick-up. (*Please note that since we are Bayeux-based, there is a supplement payable for Caen pick-up / drop-off services).

NB: The scheduled Paris > Caen / Bayeux train arrives in Bayeux at 09:16 Mon – Fri and we will be waiting for you on the platform when you arrive. For Caen-based clients : The Caen > Bayeux Saturday train departs Caen 09:03 on Saturdays and we can pick you up at Bayeux Station on Saturdays too.  (Please be sure to check all train schedules ahead of travelling).

 The Battle was WON…The Tour is ON


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D-Day Mix & Match Private Tours – Flexible Start Times and Customizable Itinerary

Welcome Aboard


We suggest a 09:00 – 09:30 start

 Public toilets available

Bayeux : Place de Québec or Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off option

Place de Québec is situated just around the corner from The Bayeux Tourist Information Office. We can pick up here anytime Mon – Sat for a full-day D-Day Mix & Match Private Tour. There are toilet facilities here, as well as a cafe nearby – ‘La Garde Manger’ – perfect for passengers who wish a quick coffee prior to departure. Passengers can specify their tour start time and designated pick-up /drop-off location on our booking system. (Our Bayeux Train Station pick-up is at 09:20 Mon-Fri and we will always wait for you…). Private Tour clients also benefit from a free Bayeux Hotel pick-up / drop-off option. Flexible options are also available from *Caen (*supplement applies).

Homeward-Bound OR Second Tour after lunch

20 minute drive back to Bayeux  / Caen Train Station

At the end of the full day’s touring, we arrive back at Bayeux / Caen Station or at your designated Bayeux / Caen location at 18:00 (18:30).

If you are beginning your day with Tour Delta, then we will stop for lunch prior to departing for the second tour of the day. If this was your 2nd Tour of the day, then we will always depart our last stop on schedule at 17:30 to ensure that we arrive back in Bayeux / Caen in plenty of time for clients to catch the 18:35 / 18:53 Mon-Fri, Bayeux / Caen > Paris train. During our relaxing drive back to the station you will have 20 minutes to reflect on the day’s touring and have a casual chat with your Guide. We always appreciate feedback about your D-Day experience and welcome any last-minute questions. Please do not hesitate to let your driver know if we can be of any further assistance. Thank you for choosing NormandyONtour.


18:00 – 18:30

*Your Private D-Day tour lasts a total of 8.5 hrs including 1 hour for lunch.

Drop-off Times [Mon – Fri]: We will return you to Bayeux Train Station on weekdays at 18:00. If you are returning to Bayeux, then we will either return you to your hotel, or drop you off in Place de Québec between 18:00 and 18:30. Please speak to your driver, who will be glad to assist in making your advance dinner reservations.

Drop-Off Times [Sat] : We will return you to Bayeux Train Station on Saturdays at approximately 18:30. If you are returning to Bayeux, then we will either return you to your hotel, or drop you off in Place de Québec between 18:30 and 18:45. Tours terminate in Caen 30 mins later. Please speak to your driver, who will be glad to assist in making your advance dinner reservations.

*Tours terminate in Caen 30 mins later.


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14960 St. Côme-De-Fresné

Calvados, Basse-Normandie


View of Arromanches from our HQ

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