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‘[T8 ]The Allied Triangle’ – Summer

Tour Description

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

The Advantages of a Private Tour

→ A Private Tour is the perfect way to discover the D-Day landing sites of Normandy in a small family group, or group of friends, accompanied by a professional native 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. All of our D-Day Private Tours are fully modifiable and we will always accomodate requests for additional stops where possible. Our Canadian clients will be interested to learn that a 1-hr visit to the Juno Beach Visitor Centre is also available on the day; please let us know via the booking form (and confirm your itinerary with your driver-guide on thr day). At major sites there is ample freetime to walk around and take photos and at brief stops – such as at Robert Kiln Square’ or the ‘1st Hussars Memorial Plaque’ – 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.

→ Our Private Tour clients benefit from a *09:35 Bayeux / Caen Hotel or Bayeux Train Station pick-up service, returning to base at appx 17:45 (and in plenty of time to catch the return train to PARIS St. Lazare.

*We also offer an 08:45 ‘Early-Bird’ start option from Bayeux/Caen hotels.

This tour is suitable for clients who are arriving in Bayeux by train, on the early-morning 06:00 – 07:00 direct service to Bayeux, from Paris St. Lazare Station [Mon – Fri]. 

Travel in style, safely…

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

Tour Schedule

This tour operates: daily – from April 2nd to Oct 31st.

Note: If your date isn’t ‘available’ within our booking system, kindly just drop us a line.

 The D-Day Sites you will visit on this tour

The Canadian Sector: Canada House at Bernières-sur-Mer (with presentation on Juno Beach); Courseulles; Cosys Bunker; Charlie-1 tank (*Option for our Canadian clients to visit The Juno Beach Visitor Centre, and Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery en-route). NB: Ardennes Abbey also an option on this tour.

The British Sector: (*Option for our British clients to visit Ryes Commonwealth Cemetery en-route). Robert Kiln Place at Ver-sur-Mer, WN#37 German Strongpoint (Blockhaus) at Asnelles – Gold Beach, with Mulberry harbour “Port Winston” presentation on Gold Beach, Bill Pendell Memorial at Arromanches (*Option for our British clients to visit The British Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer).

*Note: Lunch-on-the-go at at Arromanches, where clients can opt to either visit the famous 360° cinema (20-minute clip “The 100 Days of the Battle of Normandy” before walking  down the bluff into Arromanches OR clients can opt to visit the stunning new (April 1st, 2023) Arromanches Mulberry Harbour Visitor Centre.

The American Sector: Vierville – Omaha Beach (National Guard Monument), Monument ‘Les Braves’  with presentation on Omaha Beach at  St-Laurent-sur-Mer, The Colleville American Cemetery (with Flag Retreat / Taps). (*Option for our American clients to also visit German Strongpoint WN#62, offering stunning views overlooking Omaha Beach).

Important info: Not all of the sites listed above are achievable in one day, so clients will confirm their itinerary with their driver-guide prior to departure.

NB: Within our reservation system there is a section wherein clients can give an indication of which tour sites they’d like to include/exclude. Kindly let us know your preferences in advance. The final schedule will still remain customizable on the day and last-minute changes possible.

Pick-up Times & Locations

→ If you are based in Bayeux, then we propose a 09:45 hotel start for this tour. However, we strongly recommend the 08:45 ‘Early-Bird’ departure *option on this tour in order to get the most out of the day (*available at checkout), returning to your Bayeux hotel at 18:00.

Alternatively, why not book an 08:45 or 09:45 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 can either opt to visit one of the suggested visitor centres with lunch-on-the-go, or visit a restaurant in Arromanches for a sit-down lunch.  Our Private Tours are 100% flexible…

→ If you are based in Caen, then you may book a 09:45 (or an 08:45) Caen hotel pick-up at checkout (please add the Caen pick-up/drop-off ‘extra’ supplement at checkout). Please refer to ‘Helpful Info’ menu for pick-up location maps.

*Alternatively, we invite Caen-based clients to jump on the morning train (it’s only a 15-minute ride to Bayeux’s tiny station), as it will mean an extra 1.5 hrs of time spent sightseeing!

 The Battle was WON…The Tour is ON

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Timeline

D-Day Private Tours – Flexible Start Times for Bayeux-based clients

Welcome Aboard

 

We offer a 09:45 Bayeux/Caen start. *Suitable as a day-trip from Paris by train

 Public toilets available

Place de Québec

Place de Québec is situated just around the corner from The Bayeux Tourist Information Office. We pick up here daily for a full-day D-Day 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. (An ‘Early-Bird’ 08:45 option is also available at checkout). Private Tour clients also benefit from a free Bayeux Hotel pick-up / drop-off option.

NB: If your preferred day/date isn’t available at checkout, just drop us a line…

Homeward-Bound

20 minute drive back to Bayeux Train Station

 Public toilets available

We arrive back at client’s Bayeux hotel at 18:00. Caen client drop-offs will be one hour later. Clients returning to Paris can either make the scheduled 18:30 train (*appx), or if they have chosen an extended itinerary, they will require a ‘modifiable’ ticket for a *20:00 (*appx) Bayeux departure. Both a standard 8-hr and an extended 9.5 hr itinerary are possible depending on client choices (Please see our ‘Helpful Info’ menu > Booking Your 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.

END OF THE TOUR

18:00

*Your Private D-Day tour lasts a total of 9 hrs including 1 hour for lunch.

Drop-off Times: 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/Sun]: We will either return you to your hotel, or drop you off in Place de Québec at appx 18:00. 

 

 

 

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de Bayeux Intercom

Z.A. de Nonant, Rue d/Longues Haies

14400, Nonant, Calvados

Normandie, France

 

Transport License: VP 25 21 02 002

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