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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour to Juno Beach Sector & Ardenne Abbey

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Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer, France
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Overview

When you drop anchor in Le Havre, delve into the fascinating history of World War II on a private full-day shore excursion. With an accomplished historian guide, browse exhibits in the Juno Beach Center museum for a sensitive introduction to the pivotal role Canada played in the war. Feel emotionally stirred at the brutal battlefield of Juno Beach; honor fallen Canadian soldiers at the Canadian Cemetery; and marvel at the stunning Romanesque architecture of the Abbey d’Ardenne, the site of an unrelenting tragedy involving Canadian prisoners. Relish the flexibility of your private tour and customize your itinerary according to your interests.
  • Private Le Havre shore excursion to Canadian D-Day sites: Juno Beach Center, Canadian Cemetery and Abbey d’Ardenne
  • Pay tribute to the Canadian forces who fought in Normandy at the Juno Beach Center museum
  • See the sectors of Juno Beach where 14,000 Canadian troops landed on June 6, 1944
  • View the graves of over 2,000 Canadian soldiers at the Canadian Cemetery
  • Visit the garden of Abbey d’Ardenne where 20 Canadian prisoners were executed
  • Private tour ensures a more personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Disembark your cruise ship after docking in La Havre and greet your private guide at a pre-arranged location. Get acquainted with the turbulent history of the picturesque region as you drive along Normandy’s beautiful coast towards the Juno Beach Center museum. On arrival, delve into the eloquent exhibitions in the museum and view the scattered remnants of beach obstacles laid by German invaders. 

View Juno Beach from two contrasting vantage points to gain insight into the battle’s scale and stroll beside D-Day relics that decorate the shore. Consider the courage of the 14,000 soldiers who landed here and then revitalize with a traditional French lunch at your own expense. 

Sated, head to the Canadian Cemetery to see the commemorative headstones of more than 2,000 Canadian soldiers. Feel moved by the maple symbols that decorate the cemetery's entrance and then travel to arguably the most poignant stop of the tour, Abbey d’Ardenne. 

Feel emotionally stirred as your guide sets the historical scene of the tragedy that occurred at this beautiful building; hear of how 20 Canadian soldiers were swiftly executed by German forces and read epitaphs of the victims in a moving memorial garden. 

Return to your comfortable vehicle for a journey of quiet reflection and then bid farewell to your guide on arrival in Le Havre. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to Le Havre port for this activity. In the rare event that your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Juno Beach
Duration: 60 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
Duration: 60 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Ardenne Abbey
Duration: 60 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Juno Beach Centre
Duration: 60 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included

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Excellent Tour
659CarolS
, Oct 2019
Our guide Adrien was very knowledgeable about Canadians during WWII. He showed us numerous places with impressive background stories. He asked us questions regarding our knowledge and adapted the tour four us.
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Canadian Private Day Tour to Juno Beach & Ardenne Abbey from Le Havre
Connector787034
, Aug 2019
Our tour guide was excellent and provided us with great information using maps and pictures. We found the plaque with our Grandfather/Father's name on it. Visited many spots and villages pertaining to our Canadian soldiers. It was a great day and received much more than we ever thought we would. We are proud of our Canadian soldiers and may they rest in peace.
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This was a wonderful and memorable...
carmichael.colleen
, Sep 2018
This was a wonderful and memorable tour. Our guide, Oliver was professional and knowledgeable. He picked us up from our ship and drove us to the different parts of Normandy and we all learned and understood geocentric a more detailed understanding of the impact of this historical time during WWII . We also did a stop in Bayeux for lunch and then saw the 68 meter long historical tapestry. A great day!
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This was an excellent tour. Our...
Keith W
, Aug 2017
This was an excellent tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, explaining a lot of the history of the region as well as the story of the D-Day landing and the roll the Canadian forces played. We toured the Juno Beach Center as well as the Canadian cemetery. Very emotional at times.
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i booked this for myself and family...
Nicolle B
, Jul 2017
i booked this for myself and family members instead of a cruise ship tour. We were very impressed with the guide and enjoyed the local colour he provided. He also recommended a great place for lunch. Had a fabulous day!
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Excellent tour despite awful...
Joan H
, Jun 2016
Excellent tour despite awful weather. Our guide Sunny was well informed and passionate about the history of the Canadian experience.
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Truly an amazing tour. Our guide was...
Pierre
, May 2016
Truly an amazing tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable about the role of Canadian troops in the D Day invasion of Europe and took us through a journey of the successes and hardships of the Canadian soldiers leading to the defeat, by allied troops, of the Nazi Regime. Visiting Juno Beach, the Juno Centre, the memorials, various sites where Canadians advanced at great human cost and finally the Canadian Cemetery at Beny Sur Mer was a humbling and emotional experience that will never be forgotten. Thank you to our wonderful guide Jean-François for this memorable day.

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