The Allied Experience Tour – Summer (Gp)

Tour Description

Full Day Group Tour of The Canadian, British & American D-Day Sectors

The Advantages of a Group Tour

→ Our small D-Day Group Tour is a great way to discover the landing sites of Normandy alongside like-minded fellow travellers, accompanied by a professional fluent English-speaker Guide.

→ All of the D-Day sites listed – as well as additional brief stops on our planned route – have been carefully chosen to include the major sites covering all three Allied Sectors. At major sites there is ample freetime to walk around and take photos.

Note: Our clients will be interested to learn that on this group tour, there is a flexible option allowing individual clients to either:

1. Get off in Courseulles and spend one hour at The Juno Beach Centre (particularly for Canadian clients)


2. To spend an hour at Arromanches either visiting the 360 cinema (30 mins) and Bill Pendell Monument, followed by a 10-min walk down the bluff into Arromanches for a deli lunch-on-the-go (20 mins)


3. Take advantage of 1-hr freetime in Arromanches, where clients can opt to visit The Mulberry Harbour Visitor Centre (new facade, extension & layout will be completed by Summer 2023), with lunch-on-the-go.

→ You will have your own dedicated driver-guide in a small semi-private group (8/16 pax) throughout the entire duration of the group tour, who will go out of his / her way to make your day memorable and endeavour to answer your every question.

Travel in style, safely…

Our D-Day Group Tours are conducted in spacious 8/16-seat vehicles, with air-conditioning front and rear, a fridge to keep your water chilled and onboard WiFi for all of your devices. Our Group Tour vehicles are also equipped with the latest in vehicle security & passenger safety technology.

Tour Schedule

The tour runs 5 days a week [Mon-Fri] throughout the Summer season (From April 2nd to October 31st), departing Place de Québec at 09:30 [Mon-Fri] and Bayeux Train Station at 09:45 [Mon-Fri]. Return trains to Paris depart Bayeux at appx. 18:30 and 20:00 (depending on season).

NB: We recommend purchasing a ‘modifiable’ ticket on this tour, to avoid any unnecessary charges should a return to Paris on the *later train be required (*rare).

*Important: Check in is 10 minutes prior to departure. and departure is fixed at 09:30 or 09:45. Any passengers not checking in on time ‘may’ be considered absent, and forfeit their seat.

Note: Throughout the Winter months [Mon-Fri] we operate a different schedule: A full day American & British D-Day Experience Tour – Winter. (It also has a 09:30 departure time from Place de Québec and a 09:45 Bayeux Station departure time to allow travellers from Paris to join the tour).

NB: If the train, which is scheduled to arrive between 09:15 and 09:30 (*this is the first morning train from Paris St. Lazare departing between 06:00 and 07:00) is excessively late – arriving in Bayeux after 09:45 – we will not be able to pick passengers up at the station.

Important: If clients enroute from Paris should be excessively delayed, and miss the morning tour, we may be able to *provide a seat on a half-day American Beaches Tour (Pointe-du-Hoc, Omaha-Vierville, Colleville Normandy US Cemetery), departing Bayeux Place de Québec at 13:45. (*Subject to availability).

In such rare instances, passengers are asked to spend the morning free-time sightseeing in central Bayeux, before getting lunch and making their way to Place de Québec for 13:35 (Departure 13:45 prompt). Kindly call us first, however, once in Bayeux, so that we may do our very best to accomodate you in the afternoon.

Note: Please refer to our T&Cs for delayed transport liability waivers.

The D-Day Sites you could choose to visit on this tour

Canadian Sector: Ryes Commonwealth Cemetery, Canada House + and Charlie 1 Tank & Cosys Bunker on Juno Beach. British Sector: Gold Beach – Mulberry Harbour B – ‘Port Winston’, Arromanches 360 cinema then freetime & Lunch-on-the-go in Arromanches OR Arromanches (without the 360 cinema) and optional Mulberry Harbour Visitor Centre,  Longues-sur-Mer German Battery (Atlantic wall).  American Sector: Colleville American CemeteryOmaha Beach – Vierville (via St. Lauent-sur-Mer & Pointe-du-Hoc.

Pick-up Times & locations

We depart Place de Québec in the centre of Bayeux at 09:30 and Bayeux Train Station at *09:45 [Mon – Fri].

*09:45 latest station departure. NB: On this service we will not be able to wait for excessively delayed trains (on all other dedicated services we always wait for the train).

*Check-in is 10 mins prior to departure (Train scheduled to arrive between 09:00 and 09:30).

NB: Place de Québec and Bayeux Station are the designated pick-up points for all major D-Day Tour Companies, therefore kindly ensure you board the correct company’s vehicle! (See ‘Helpful Info’ for pick-up location maps).

Alternative Tours with us

→ If clients should be seeking a slightly different D-Day experience then NormandyONtour recommends our Summer Allied Triangle Group Tour, which departs central Bayeux – Place de Québec – at 08:45 for a 4-hr Canadian + British Half-Day Tour (Juno Beach Centre not included), returning to Bayeux for lunch at 12:45, followed by a 4-hr American Sector Tour from 13:45 – 17:45. This tour can be booked as a single full-day tour, or clients can book either of the half-day tours. The afternoon segment of that tour is ideal too for clients travelling into Bayeux by train in the morning, and wishing to spend some free-time in Bayeux, grabbing lunch before their 13:45 tour departure. 

 The Battle was WON…The Tour is ON


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D-Day Group Tours – Fixed Start Times

Welcome Aboard


09:20 check-in Place de Québec & 09:35 check-in Bayeux Train Station. Latest station departure 09:45

Place de Québec & Bayeux Train Station

Place de Québec is situated just around the corner from The Bayeux Tourist Information Office. On this service, we pick up here at 09:20 for a 09:30 departure [Mon – Fri] and drive to Bayeux’s tiny Train Station (2-3 min. drive), where we make a short 10-minute pitstop to collect clients arriving on the morning train from Paris (appx 09:30).

There are toilet facilities both in Place de Québec and at the station, as well as cafés nearby both locations, for passengers who wish a quick coffee prior to departure (better toilets too!) – should they be present on-site sufficiently early.

Station: Check-in is at 09:35 prompt. The train arrives just next to our parked minibus and Bayeux-based passengers are free to remain on-board, browsing their courtesy D-Day maps!

For passengers already based in Bayeux, a 09:35 check-in at the station is also an alternative. Free parking is also available here.

NB: Don’t forget to print off your free parking ticket (from nearby meter) and to display it too…


35 minute drive back to Bayeux Train Station

 Public toilets available

Bayeux Train Station 18:00

As we will have clients on board the bus who are Paris-bound, it is absolutely imperative that we depart our last stop on schedule at 17:25 and so we ask all clients to be mindful of this when regrouping at the end of the final site visit. During our relaxing drive back to the station you will have 35 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.



*Your Group D-Day tour lasts a total of 8.5 hrs, including one hour for lunch.

Drop-Off Times: After dropping clients off at Bayeux Train Station at 18:00, your driver will then return you to Place de Québec at appx 18:05.


La Pépinière d’Entreprises

Z.A. de Nonant, Rue des Longues Haies

14400, Nonant, Calvados

Normandie, France


Reg: 835 397 027
Transport License: VP 25 21 02 002

Professional French Guide-Conférencier

GC 21-14-009P

Tel: +33 (0) 783 810 921

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