PRICE: from 590 €/vehicle (+ entrance tickets for the Pegasus Memorial)
The tour starts at 9:00 a.m. at your accommodation
You will start this tour with an iconic D-Day site known as Pegasus Bridge. This is the story of 180 glidermen, packed in 6 Horsa gliders and led by Major John Howard, whose objective who captured two bridges over the Canal and Orne rivers in the very first minutes of the D-Day operation. A very famous scene and well depicted in the movie “The Longest Day”.
Afterwardyou will visit visit the Pegasus Memorial. In this museum, you will have the chance to learn more about the missions of the British 6th Airborne Division on D-Day and see a Horsa glider. During the tour you will also see the Ranville Commonwealth Cemetery. Run by the CWGC (Commonwealth War Grave Commission), 2560 soldiers are resting in this peaceful village. It is the second biggest Commonwealth cemetery in Normandy and a large percentage of the soldiers buried in Ranville cemetery were paratroopers of the 6th British Airborne Division.
Later on, you will discover Sword Beach where the 3rd British Infantry division landed, and hear different stories of soldiers who risked their lives trying to reach on that day their main objective, the city of Caen.
During the afternoon, your guide will show your Gold Beach where the 50th Division landed. We will share with you the feat of CSM Stanley Hollis who received the Victoria Cross for two heroic actions during D-day. You will then enjoy a relaxing visit to the British Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer. Overlooking the ocean, this memorial dedicated in 2021 is certainly the best located memorial in Normandy. The tour will end with an explanation of the Mulberry Harbor in Arromanches. An amazing logistical effort made by the Allies to construct an artificial harbor in no time and allow them to consolidate the beachhead.
(Lunch is not included in our fee)
The tour ends at 5:30 p.m. at your accommodation
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