Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France
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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
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Overview

Explore some of the most famous battlefields of World War II during this private Normandy tour from Caen. Visit the D-Day beaches, where Allied soldiers invaded northern France on June 6, 1944. See the landing beaches and battlefields of Normandy, pay homage to the fallen at national cemeteries and visit area museums. Your expert guide can personalize this private tour to suit your interests.
  • Private tour from Caen to WWII sites in Normandy
  • Personalize this tour to visit the D-Day sites that interest you!
  • Visit battlefields and landing beaches, including Utah Beach, Omaha Beach and Sword Beach
  • Spend time reflecting at the American, Canadian and Commonwealth cemeteries
  • Spend time reflecting at the American, Canadian and Commonwealth cemeteries
  • Private tour ensures a more personalized experience
  • Wonderful tour for history buffs!
This private Normandy tour from Caen allows you to choose what World War II sites you visit and how long you spend at each one. There are many D-Day sites to visit, and your expert guide offers unique insights into each one, no matter what sites you choose.
The beaches of Normandy – now known as the D-Day beaches – were invaded by more than 16,000 Allied troops on the nights of June 5 and 6, 1944. Soon, the beaches along the coast of Normandy saw heavy fighting between Allied forces and the Germans. These brutal battles helped lead to the eventual end of the war.
During this private Normandy tour, choose from a number of potential sites to create your own itinerary.
See the most famous landing beaches, such as Omaha Beach – which saw some of the deadliest fighting – or Utah Beach, the first the Allies secured. Pay your respects at the American Cemetery near Omaha Beach, where more than 9,300 soldiers are buried, or the Airborne Museum of Saint-Mere-Eglise.
See Sword Beach, where British and Free French soldiers made their advances, moving from there to capture Pegasus Bridge. Pay your respects at the Commonwealth Military Cemeteries, tour the Merville Battery Museum, or visit the Hillman Bunker Complex near the town of Colleville-Montgomery.
Head for Juno Beach, where the Canadian forces invaded, to see the Juno Beach Center and the Canadian Cemetery near Reviers and Veny-sur-Mer. Visit Ardenne Abbey, a 12th-century abbey where 11 Canadian prisoners of war were executed.
The itinerary is yours to sculpt, with each option offering wonderful opportunities to put history in context and honor those who fought and died on these beaches in Normandy.

Reviews

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D
, Jul 2018

Very good tour, Mr Lemele our guide was a great guy, extremely knowledgeable, gracious and accomodating. Tour was extremely interesting and sobering.

l
, Aug 2017

I was disappointed with our guide. It was expensive since we had a private tour . I asked our guide about seeing the city where the paratroopers first landed , he said we couldn't do that right from the start. Then when I asked him about seeing some museums, again he said that would be a waste of our time. I know we couldn't do everything in a day , but he was average at best. To the point that i will not recommend Viator to others if this is the type of guides you have. He was interested in scheduling lunch. He was checking his phone throughout the day,which i feel was all personal business. I would recommend that he study up more on his subject before leading people especially for the high fee. As a final note he handed me his review and asked me to fill it out right in front of him. I rated him high marks since he was looking at me while I did it, I was at his mercy to get us back to our train station so I gave him a good review. Please disregard that review.

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, Oct 2016

Adreen sp? was great! We talked to him about what was important to us and he planned the perfect day! We saw everything Saint-Mere-Eglise to The American Cemetery. He explain the events at each stop and walked us through the battles. We went back into bunkers and saw the German's strong holes. Adreen had a book full of photos to show us what the areas looked like at the time, the weapons that were used and how the Allies mapped out their plans. Adreen was very good with us, listened to our questions and gave us a wonderful day. We were able to see the horrible affects of war, the cost of life and why freedom comes at a cost. Thank you Adreen for the knowledge you gave us and for showing us areas that we would not have known to see much less to understand what happened without your help!

M
, Jun 2016

This tour was amazing!

A
, Apr 2016

Everything that Romain, our tour guide offered was absolutely professional and top-drawer!

D
, Sep 2015

Gwen was a wonderful tour guide! His english was excellent and he explained, in detail, the many events leading up to as well as the D-Day invasion. My wife and I had a D-Day tour of Normandy in 2011 that we thought was excellent- but Gwen's tour was by far and away the best! He took us to a lovely hotel near Omaha beach for lunch and the food was exceptional! I would recommend Gwen and the Viator Normandy D-Day tour to all. Duane

R
, Sep 2015

Excellent tour. Tour guide was efficient, courteous, knowledgeable.

R
, Jul 2015

Outstanding. Our guide was very knowledgable and let us tailor the tour to suit our interests. I'd give it and extra star if I could.

D
, Jun 2015

Our tour was made so excellent thanks to the expertise and enthusiasm of our guide, Roman. From the moment he picked us up until he left us at the train station, he filled us with interesting background information and answered all of our questions knowledgeably. He made the sequence of events of the time logical and able to be understood and he gave a human perspective that made the day very moving and memorable. We would highly recommend this tour to all Americans visiting France.

J
, Oct 2014

the tour guide - sunny - was THE BEST! highly recommend her AND this tour!


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