Normandy Battlefields Tour - Sword Beach and the British Airborne Sector

Highlights

  • Depart from a centrally located Bayeux location and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle destined for Pegasus Bridge. Get acquainted with the turbulent history of this deceptively picturesque region and then continue onto the Melville Gun Battery and Museum to delve deeper into the history of this formerly war-torn French enclave.  After hearing of how courageous D-Day soldiers completed their difficult mission at Sword Beach, admire the coastal splendor of the sandy stretch and listen to tales of the heavy artillery fire that 28,000 soldiers came under.  Spend some enriching time exploring the Hillman Bunkers and gain insight into the pivotal roles the concrete shelters played in the midst of the conflict.  Continue onto the Commonwealth Military Cemeteries to pay tribute to interminable rows of graves commemorating fallen soldiers, and take a moment of quiet reflection while reading moving epitaphs of each courageous fighter.  After a day of enriching exploration, return to your minivan and relax during the scenic journey back to Bayeux.

Summary

Depart from a centrally located Bayeux location and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle destined for Pegasus Bridge. Get acquainted with the turbulent history of this deceptively picturesque region and then continue onto the Melville Gun Battery and Museum to delve deeper into the history of this formerly war-torn French enclave.  After hearing of how courageous D-Day soldiers completed their difficult mission at Sword Beach, admire the coastal splendor of the sandy stretch and listen to tales of the heavy artillery fire that 28,000 soldiers came under.  Spend some enriching time exploring the Hillman Bunkers and gain insight into the pivotal roles the concrete shelters played in the midst of the conflict.  Continue onto the Commonwealth Military Cemeteries to pay tribute to interminable rows of graves commemorating fallen soldiers, and take a moment of quiet reflection while reading moving epitaphs of each courageous fighter.  After a day of enriching exploration, return to your minivan and relax during the scenic journey back to Bayeux.

Tour info

Duration
5 hours
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Why take this tour?

Explore the Normandy battlefields with a guide on this 5-hour tour, and learn of the struggles that took place here during World War II. Offering a sensitive introduction to this difficult period of European history, the tour takes you to many of the sites that saw action. Visit the Merville Gun Battery and Museum, Sword Beach and the Hillman Bunkers and gain an understanding of the conflict that played out there. Walk among the graves at the Commonwealth Military Cemeteries and read the touching epitaphs left to fallen soldiers.

What’s included?

  • Driver/guide

  • Pickup from Bayeux train station or Place de Quebec in Bayeux only

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 8 people)

  • Entry/Admission - Musee de la Batterie de Merville

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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Before you book

  • Duration: 5h

  • 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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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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