4 Days Normandy Travel Package based in Bayeux (Shared)

Highlights

  • Get to Know the Wonderful Town of Bayeux

  • Includes a Full Day Tour of Mont Saint Michel

  • Experience All of the History that Normandy has to Offer

Summary

Book a Shared Multi Day Package in Normandy that includes return transfers, 3 nights in 3*, 4* or 5 * Hotels and 2 full days of shared tours in small groups of 8 persons to major D-Day Sites and Mont Saint Michel.

Tour info

Duration
4 days
Group Size
8
Pricing (From)
Adult: (18-99 years)
€850.00
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Commentary
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Get the Full Normandy experince with this sightseeing Package. 

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL TRANSFER IN BAYEUX
DAY 2 - D-DAY SIGHTS - NORMANDY BATTLEFIELDS
DAY 3 - MONT ST MICHEL SIGHTSEEING
DAY 4 - DEPARTURE TRANSFER IN BAYEUX 

Normandy is one of those unique destinations of France. Historically, the area has known a rich and brutal past. Major historical events such as the Norman invasion of England in 1066 & the D-Day landings in 1944 are certainly the most well-known! The region is also home to some of the most dramatic landscape with its 350 miles of coastline made up of long sandy beaches or fascinating cliffs like the one’s found near Etretat.

Inland, the countryside is a paradise for nature lovers and walking enthusiasts. The Pays d’Auge is without a doubt one of the most picturesque areas offering a picture perfect image of villages that are classified as “most beautiful of France” and landscape with its large number of orchards where local apples are grown to be later transformed in marvelous Calvados brandy.

DAY 1 - Arrival Transfer in Bayeux
Pick up at Bayeux train station and transfer to your hotel for check in.
Discover Bayeux on your own.

Depending on your time of arrival and after your hotel check-in, discover the historic town of Bayeux on your own. Take some time to wander through the city and admire the Gothic Cathedral and medieval town. Bayeux is also home to the world-famous UNESCO listed tapestry and time permitting a visit to the museum that houses the precious item will certainly be a highlight of your stay. Night at your 3* or 4* hotel.


DAY 2 – Full Day Normandy Battlefields & Major D-DAY sites
Breakfast at your hotel.
8.30am Pick up at a centrally located meeting point in Bayeux


A full day visit to the Key Beaches, sites & museums linked to D-Day.
Today depart for a full day tour dedicated to the most important sites linked to D-Day. After a pick-up in centrally located meeting point in Bayeux, we will drive you to the landing beaches area.


Utah Beach
Utah Beach, was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944 (D-Day) and the westernmost of the five code-named landing beaches in Normandy, On D-Day, infantry and tanks landed in four waves beginning at 06:30 and quickly secured the immediate area with minimal casualties. Meanwhile, engineers set to work clearing the area of obstacles and mines, and additional waves of reinforcements continued to arrive. At the close of D-Day, Allied forces had only captured about half of the planned area and contingents of German defenders remained, but the beachhead was secure.


Sainte-Mère-Eglise
Paratroopers rained down on this Norman village as D-Day operations began in June 1944 to liberate Europe from German occupation. Famously, American soldier John Steele was left dangling a time from the medieval church as his parachute got caught on its tower.


Pointe du Hoc
Located between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc is one of the key heritage sites along the D-Day Landing beaches in Normandy. Pointe du Hoc, a strategic element of the Atlantic Wall, was stormed by Colonel Rudder's Rangers on the morning of the 6th of June 1944 - D-Day. it proved to be one of the toughest battles to be fought during the Normandy Landings: of the 225 Rangers that began the assault, only 90 were still fit to continue their fight for France's Liberation.


Omaha Beach
Notoriously, the American troops who landed at Omaha Beach suffered the worst on D-Day. The bombardments before the Landings proved ineffective in wiping out the many German positions. On top of that, the Allied amphibious tanks were launched too far out from the shore and failed. The infantry coming ashore were decimated by German fire across the long beaches. Despite heavy losses, small groups of Americans made it up the slopes and took German positions from behind, so some gains were made, if at heavy human cost. At the end of the day, the forces that landed here suffered 3,000 casualties, of whom c.1,000 died.


Normandy American Cemetery
The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Colleville-sur-Mer, on the site of the temporary American St. Laurent Cemetery, established by the U.S. First Army on June 8, 1944. The cemetery site covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,385 military dead, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations.


Sword Beach & British Airborne Sectors
Sword Beach was the easternmost of the five landing beaches and the closest to the city of Caen. The assault on Sword Beach was assigned to the British 3rd Infantry Division placed under Major General Tom Rennie and to French and British Commandos placed under the command of Lord Lovat and supported by armor regiments. The 3rd Division's objective was to take control of the beach and Ouistreham and move inland in order to capture Caen and Carpiquet airfield.
After a complete day of visiting the most important sites linked with D-Day, return to your hotel in Bayeux.
6.00pm return to Bayeux. Overnight at your hotel.


DAY 3 – Full day Mont Saint Michel Sightseeing Tour
Breakfast at your hotel.
8.30am Pick up at a centrally located point in Bayeux.


A trip to one of France’s most iconic monuments.
A magical island topped by a gravity-defying medieval monastery, the Mont-Saint-Michel counts among France’s most stunning sights. For centuries one of Europe’s major pilgrimage destinations, this holy mount is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as is its breathtaking bay. After a coastal drive to reach the UNESCO-listed site, follow your guide and start exploring this fascinating rocky islet and famous sanctuary. At its base are medieval walls and towers above which rise the clustered buildings of the village with the ancient abbey crowning the mount. As you reach the Grand Entrance, enter the Abbey and follow a guided visit of the monument. Enjoy some free time for personal visit and lunch during the day.
4.30pm return to Bayeux. Overnight at your hotel.


DAY 4 - Bayeux
Breakfast at your hotel and return transfer from your hotel in Bayeux to Bayeux train station.
End of our services.

What’s included?

  • Arrival/departure transfer in Bayeux from Bayeux train station

  • 3-night accommodation in 3*, 4* or 5* Hotel – Double room sharing

  • Breakfast from day 2 to 4

  • The services of an expert English speaking guide/driver throughout the tour

  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped Minivans

  • 1 Full day shared tour of Normandy D-Day Highlights

  • 1 Full day of shared tour to Mont Saint Michel

  • Entrances to the Abbey

  • Bottled water in the vehicles

  • Free Wifi on board the vehicle

  • Meals, drinks

  • Personal insurance and expenses

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions other than mentioned in the program

  • Eventual gratuities

Things to know

Before you book

  • English speaking tour

  • Minimum number of 2 participants applies

  • Prices are per person

Before you go

  • Please be ready 10 minutes before arrival time

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Cancellation Policy

    - 60+ days: €20 fee per person - 59 to 30 days prior to arrival: 30% of the overall price (deposit) except the booking fees - 29 to 15 days prior to arrival: 75% of the overall price except the booking fees - 14 days or less prior to arrival: no refund

Pricing

3* HOTEL OPTION - DOUBLE ROOM SHARING

Adult: (18-99 years)
€850.00

4* HOTEL OPTION - DOUBLE ROOM SHARING

Adult: (18-99 years)
€990.00

5* HOTEL OPTION - DOUBLE ROOM SHARING

Adult: (18-99 years)
€1,320.00

About operator:

Ophorus Tours is both a licensed Tour Operator, member of Atout France and ETOA, and a Transportation company with headquarters in Bordeaux. We operate since 2005 and conduct Walking Tours, Day Trips, Private Tours, Shore Excursions and multi-regional Tours throughout France. 

Our multilingual office staff is made up of France Travel Experts that design unique itineraries for both individuals and groups. Their perfect knowledge of the destination allows them to suggest carefully crafted programs to professionals of the Travel Trade all over the world. 

Our in house team of licensed, multilingual Tour Guides are local Experts that can conduct any type of tours including (but not limited to) Cultural & Historical, Food & Wine, Luxury, Battlefields, Active, Family friendly, Faith-based etc...