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Normandy, Omaha: D-Day - From Airborne to Infantry

Dean will guide you through the events of D-Day, focusing on the American Sectors and how they fit in with Overlord generally. He will begin with the Airborne Pathfinders, the Airborne Paratroopers, the gliders and the key battlefields of the Utah-Cotentin area. After a superb picnic lunch (provided), he will show you how Rudder's Rangers pulled off their amazing feat at Pointe du Hoc and then steer you through the complexities of Bloody Omaha, from the slaughterhouse to success. Dean will also provide you with an extremely personalised experience based upon stories of individual soldiers and citizens and accounts related by veterans he has had the honour to meet with over the years. Your tour will culminate with an extremely moving visit to the American Military Cemetery above Omaha Beach including the close of day ceremony accompanied by Taps.
We will also visit Sainte Mere Eglise and La Fiere Bridge battle sites.

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8 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Lunch - Superb packed lunch including regional and homemade products.
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Pointe du Hoc
    • Entry/Admission - Omaha Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Cimetiere Americain de Colleville-sur-Mer
    • Entry/Admission - La Fiere Bridge and Iron Mike Monument
    • Entry/Admission - Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain
    • Entry/Admission - Major Richard Winters Memorial
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Pointe du Hoc, 14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin France

      Fascinating look at one of the most spectacular sites in Normandy and scene of incomprehensible bravery and determination by the U.S. Rangers. Emphasis will be given to understanding what went wrong and what ultimately went right for Rudder's Rangers at Pointe du Hoc and Charlie Sector of Omaha Beach.

      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Omaha Beach, Avenue de la Liberation, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer France

      Bloody Omaha Beach will be explored in considerable detail and at various stopping points in order to understand why the initial losses were so severe and how individual grit and determination, good fortune, the turning tide, the Navy and other serendipitous events combined to carry the day.

      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Cimetiere Americain de Colleville-sur-Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer France

      Arrival will be timed to enable us to view the emotional movie in the Visitors' Centre, The Close of Day Flag Ceremony including Taps, The Cemetery itself, and the scene of Captain Joe Dawson's heroism at the top of the bluffs overlooking the beach.

      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: La Fiere Bridge and Iron Mike Monument, 13 Moulin a la Fiere, 50480 Sainte-Mere-Eglise France

      A truly moving visit to the scene of what has been described by the US Army's Chief Historian, S.L.A. Marshall as "probably the bloodiest small unit struggle in the experience of American Arms." The details and significance of the Battle at Cauquigny and La Fiere will be explained. One of the leaders here said there's "No Better Place to Die." Like those of Henry V's Band of Brothers who perished at Agincourt, every man who died at La Fiere died not simply as a hero, but with glory.

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain, 1 Rue de l'Eglise, 50480 Angoville-Au-Plain, Carentan-les-Marais France

      Scene of incredible bravery and spirit of brotherhood manifested by two 101st Airborne medics, Ken Moore and Robert Wright. a truly stirring visit.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Major Richard Winters Memorial, Highway D913 Near Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont, 50480 Sainte-Marie-du-Mont France

      Powerful Leadership Monument and statue dedicated to a great leader, a great hero.

      Duration: 5 minutes

      Stop At: Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Manche, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

      First town in Normandy liberated by American Airborne soldiers. Visit includes several points of interest around the market square, where paratroopers were misdropped during the very early hours of D-Day, also the church and City Hall.

      Duration: 45 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Gare de Bayeux, Place de la Gare, 14400 Bayeux, France
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We are flexible and can arrange pick-up in accordance with guests' requirements within Normandy.
      Departure Time :
      9:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Dean HARVEY

    Activity ID: V-194340P2

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