PRICE: 1150 €/vehicle (+ entrance tickets for the Airborne Museum, optional)
The first day of your tour starts at 9:00 a.m. at your accommodation
You will follow in the footsteps of the American soldiers who landed in Normandy on June 6th 1944 with the objective of liberating Europe from the terror of Nazism.
You will start the day at Omaha Beach where the 1st and 29th US infantry divisions landed. Our guides, with the help of maps and pictures, will explain to you all the details of “bloody Omaha”. From the layout of the German’s defenses to the plight of the first waves, we will share with you the stories of these brave GI’s who conquered the beach.
Your guide will show you the American Cemetery behind Omaha beach. the resting place of more than 9,000 American servicemen and women. This sacred place, run by the American Battle Monuments Commission, is the most visited D-Day site in Normandy.
You will discover the unique site of Pointe du Hoc. Follow in the footsteps of the 2nd US Ranger Battalion led by the famous Lieutenant Colonel James E. Rudder who scaled the cliffs to destroy a German gun battery threatening the whole US landing operation. Bomb craters, bunkers, dugouts, come and see this outstanding battlefield.
In the heart of the Airborne operation, you will visit the small town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise. It was the first town to be captured by the American paratroopers. One of them got stuck on the church tower during that night. Your guide will share with you the details of this crucial operation and many stories of these brave men.
At Utah Beach, your guide will tell you how the 4th Infantry Division successfully breached the German defenses. The first wave was led by Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr who landed on that Beach at 6:30am. He was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor.
Your guide will bring you to the church of Angoville-au-Plain. This site was used as an aid-station. Two young medics treated about 80 wounded soldiers for two days. Discover their heroic feat,a moving story about humanity and dedication on the battlefield
(Lunch is not included in our fee)
The first day of your tour ends at 5:30 p.m. at your accommodation
Pick up Point: Place du Québec 9:00 am
The airborne operation that took place during the night of the invasion was probably the most crucial. This tour will show you where the 101st and 82nd airborne division became legendary. You will start at Saint-Germain-de-Varreville and learn more about the pathfinders who led the assault. The tour continues to Marmion’s Farm, a typical Norman farm where the first newsreel pictures of the invasion were taken. You will be following in the footsteps of Dick Winters and Easy company from Brecourt Manor to Carentan. To capture Carentan the men from the 502nd PIR bravely fought on the Purple Heart Lane which led directly to the town.
On the second part of the tour, we will focus on the 82nd Airborne Division. Your guide will tell you more about the battle of Sainte-Mere-Eglise. Then we will go to La Fière Bridge. The battle to secure this highly strategic bridge lasted 3 days. Your guide will share with you the story of a brave man, Charles DeGlopper who received the Medal of Honor of his heroic feat. Learn more about the death of General Falley, who led the 91st Luftlande Division, killed on his way to his Command Post. The Only German General Killed during D-Day.
The tour will end at Graignes. In this small village about 80 men from the 82nd and 101st stayed for several days cut off from their units. It’s only thanks to the courage of the French population and the determination of these soldiers that they could resist the onslaughts of an SS division. An incredible and moving story.
(Lunch is not included in our fee)
The second day of your tour ends at 5:30 p.m. at your accommodation
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