Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour to Juno Beach Sector & Ardenne Abbey

Highlights

  • Disembark your cruise ship after docking in La Havre and greet your private guide at a pre-arranged location. Get acquainted with the turbulent history of the picturesque region as you drive along Normandy’s beautiful coast towards the Juno Beach Center museum. On arrival, delve into the eloquent exhibitions in the museum and view the scattered remnants of beach obstacles laid by German invaders.  View Juno Beach from two contrasting vantage points to gain insight into the battle’s scale and stroll beside D-Day relics that decorate the shore. Consider the courage of the 14,000 soldiers who landed here and then revitalize with a traditional French lunch at your own expense.  Sated, head to the Canadian Cemetery to see the commemorative headstones of more than 2,000 Canadian soldiers. Feel moved by the maple symbols that decorate the cemetery's entrance and then travel to arguably the most poignant stop of the tour, Abbey d’Ardenne.  Feel emotionally stirred as your guide sets the historical scene of the tragedy that occurred at this beautiful building; hear of how 20 Canadian soldiers were swiftly executed by German forces and read epitaphs of the victims in a moving memorial garden.  Return to your comfortable vehicle for a journey of quiet reflection and then bid farewell to your guide on arrival in Le Havre.  Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to Le Havre port for this activity. In the rare event that your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Summary

Disembark your cruise ship after docking in La Havre and greet your private guide at a pre-arranged location. Get acquainted with the turbulent history of the picturesque region as you drive along Normandy’s beautiful coast towards the Juno Beach Center museum. On arrival, delve into the eloquent exhibitions in the museum and view the scattered remnants of beach obstacles laid by German invaders.  View Juno Beach from two contrasting vantage points to gain insight into the battle’s scale and stroll beside D-Day relics that decorate the shore. Consider the courage of the 14,000 soldiers who landed here and then revitalize with a traditional French lunch at your own expense.  Sated, head to the Canadian Cemetery to see the commemorative headstones of more than 2,000 Canadian soldiers. Feel moved by the maple symbols that decorate the cemetery's entrance and then travel to arguably the most poignant stop of the tour, Abbey d’Ardenne.  Feel emotionally stirred as your guide sets the historical scene of the tragedy that occurred at this beautiful building; hear of how 20 Canadian soldiers were swiftly executed by German forces and read epitaphs of the victims in a moving memorial garden.  Return to your comfortable vehicle for a journey of quiet reflection and then bid farewell to your guide on arrival in Le Havre.  Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to Le Havre port for this activity. In the rare event that your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

While your ship is in Le Havre, trace the story of the 1944 D-Day landings by Canadian forces on this private full-day shore excursion. Led by your guide, visit the Juno Beach Center museum that chronicles the Canadian military efforts of World War II; see where 14,000 Canadian troops met unrelenting German gunfire on Juno Beach; and honor Canada’s soldiers at the Canadian Cemetery. Lastly, visit the haunting Abbey d’Ardenne where a poignant memorial recalls the Canadian prisoners executed here soon after D-Day.

What’s included?

  • Professional driver/guide

  • Transport by private vehicle

  • Port pickup and drop-off

  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee

  • Entry/Admission - Juno Beach

  • Entry/Admission - Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

  • Entry/Admission - Abbey d’Ardenne

  • Entry/Admission - Juno Beach Centre

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

  • Guide's lunch (approximately €20)

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Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

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About operator:

Focus on US battle sites in Normandy and hear the full story behind the World War II D-Day landings in one full day with this tour from Bayeux. There’s no worry about transportation as you journey to the American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, and other important sights by minivan, and learn details about each site in a personalized, small-group atmosphere. Several departure times and pickup from select locations adds ease.

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