4 Days Normandy Travel Package (Private)
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
Why take this tour?
DAY 1 - ARRIVAL TRANSFER IN BAYEUX
DAY 2 - D-DAY SIGHTS AND NORMANDY BATTLEFIELDS
DAY 3 - MONT SAINT MICHEL SIGHTSEEING TOUR
DAY 4 - DEPARTURE TRANSFER IN BAYEUX
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*, 4* or 5* hotel.
DAY 2 – Full day Normandy Battlefields & Beaches
Breakfast at your hotel.
8.30am Pick up at your hotel 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, was the codename 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.
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.
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.
6.00pm return to your hotel in Bayeux. Overnight at your hotel.
DAY 3 – Full day Mont Saint Michel Sightseeing tour
Breakfast at your hotel.
8.30am Pick up at your hotel 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 your hotel in 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.
Arrival and departure transfer in Bayeux
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 Mercedes Minivans
Full day private tour of Normandy D-Day Highlights
Full day of private tour to Mont Saint Michel
Bottled water in the vehicle
Free Wifi on board
Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions other than mentioned in the program
Things to know
Before you book
English speaking tour, other languages on request
Minimum number of 2 participants apply
Maximum group size of 8 participants
Prices are per person, double room sharing
Pick up/return at your hotel or accommodation
Before you go
Please be ready 10 minutes before arrival time
- 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
- 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
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