D-Day & The Battle Of The Hedgerows 2 Days Private Tour

PRICE: 1200 €/vehicle


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


The first day of your tour starts at  9:00 a.m. at your accommodation

You will follow in the footsteps of the 29th infantry Division from Omaha Beach to the city of Saint lo, that they captured after 43 days of hard fighting through the Norman Bocage.  

The tour will start at Omaha Beach, Dog Green Sector where 19 young men from the small town of Bedford (VA) paid the ultimate price. Moving inland you will stop at Canchy and learn how the GI’s could cross their first obstacle, a large swamp created by the Germans. Then your guide will share with you the details of the Carrefour de la Vigne aux Gendres where men from the 29th DIvision were attacked in the middle of the night.

On their way to Saint-Lo, the men from the 29th Division had to cross the Elle river fiercely defended by German troops. At the end of June, the situation for the Americans turn into a stalemate. Bogged down in the hedgerow country; the GIs had to adapt and learn how to fight the Germans in Normandy. Your guide will tell you how the GIs adapted and fought back the Germans using new tactics and methods. 

Learn more about the moving story of Franck Wawrynovic.  Franck was sent on a patrol and eventually wounded near the Germans lines. Badly bleeding, cut off from his friends, his journey to survive had just begun…

Finally, you will learn all the details about the capture of the city of Saint-LôYou will hear the heartbreaking story of Major Thomas Howie at the chapel La Madeleine. Going through the city your guide will show you how this city was rebuilt and how it became the symbol of the destruction in France.

(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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