•Luxury Chateau Accommodation•Pegasus Bridge Memorial Museum •Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery•First views of the Mulberry Harbour•Longues-sur-Mer Battery•American Cemetery, Omaha Beach•Pointe du Hoc•Bayeux War Cemetery and Memorial•The story of Jack Banks•German cemetery at La Cambe•Museum of the Battle of Normandy
Over three days, we will visit many of the evocative and sometimes emotional sites
that stand as a reminder of the human cost and horror experienced by those young
Allied soldiers so many years ago.
You’ll receive CB commentary as we drive along a mixture of tracks and roads,
giving you an insight from a different perspective of this famous battle, traveling in a
just a short drive from the edge of Gold Beach, you will experience the same sand
and tides that bore witness to horrific casualties on the first day of the invasion, but
gave the allies a foothold on the European mainland. We will travel along the
invasion front keeping away from the routes used by those who are unable to
venture further than the roadside. We will see the side of Normandy that has
changed little since the advancing soldiers made their way across and through the
lanes and farmland. From the high cliffs and gun emplacements at Pointe Du Hoc,
past the remains of German gun batteries to the long shallow beaches, such as
Arromanches which still have the remains of the Mulberry Harbours sitting on the
sand we will visit many of the evocative and sometimes emotional sites that now
show little sign of the horror experienced by those young Allied soldiers so many
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Example Itinerary:(Subject to change and alteration as more details become available)Day 1 - Independent travel to Caen area, Normandy. Welcome, introductions and briefing. The tour starts with a visit to the Pegasus Bridge Memorial Museum, which gives an excellent insight on paratroopers and glider troops. The original Pegasus Bridge can also be seen here. We leave the museum and take tracks to get us over to Fort Hillman where we stop for lunch. We move on to take in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian Cemetery, The Stanley Hollis memorial at Crépon, the only VC awarded on D-Day itself and then head towards Arromanches. From the green lanes on the crest of the hills you can see the Mulberry Harbour and ‘Gold Beach’.Arrival time at campsite/Hotel around 17:30. We usually have a table booked for 19:30. This is optional but gives you chance to relax after your journey and also get to know each other over deliciously, typically French courses in a local restaurant. The cost is approximately €30pp plus drinks. Day 2 We head inland towards Bayeux, we visit the Battle of Normandy museum before attending the annual service of Remembrance at the Bayeux War Cemetery. The afternoon takes us further inland to Jerusalem, the smallest but very poignant cemetery in Normandy, then on to view the Ellon Landing Ground. We loop around Fontenay battle-ground before finishing the day at Tilly-sur-Seulles.Day 3 We travel west along the length of the invasion front and will see the side of Normandy that has changed little since the advancing soldiers made their way across and through the lanes and farmland. Our first stop; the German gun batteries at Longues-sur-Mer. Leaving the area of ‘Gold’ Beach, tracks take us to the fire-fight village of Port-en-Bessin before arriving at the American Cemetery at Colleville. We then visit the shore-line of ‘Omaha’ Beach. A short drive then takes us to the high cliffs and gun emplacements at Pointe Du Hoc. We take in a few more green lanes before finishing the day at the German Cemetery at La Cambe.There are plenty of events and entertainment in and around Arromanches each evening as well as bars, restaurants and of course, Veterans to meet, shake their hand and maybe buy them a drink(Non-contractual Tour examples, subject to alteration when necessary. Evening events TBC – All times are local)
The prices include Driver and one Passenger based on minimum of 2 persons per
vehicle. Extra Adults are £199, Children 11-16 are £99, under 11’s free.
Double/Twin room with breakfast for Chateau based tours - based on two
sharing. Extra rooms are charged at cost, currently around £400 for the two
Experienced 4x4 and Battlefield Guides for the duration of the tour.
CB commentary delivered straight to your vehicle (free loan of a CB radio if
you don’t have one)
Entrance to the Pegasus Bridge, Battle of Normandy and D-Day Museums
Our bespoke BattlefieldsBy4x4 booklet pertinent to the Tour.
A goodie bag containing various information leaflets, flyers, stickers and pens.
The D-Day Tours include accommodation either at the centrally located campsite in
Etreham, or the 4 star Chateau Bellefontaine in Bayeux, a short drive from
Arromanches, Gold Beach and lots of bars, restaurants, entertainment and displays.
If you would prefer a static caravan or glamping, check availability and book directly
You are also welcome to arrange your own accommodation elsewhere but be
warned that most are booked very early.
What's not included:
•Food and refreshments•Ferry or Eurotunnel Crossing•Any extras at campsite•Any extras, bar, restaurants etc at hotel. •Hotel on camping based tours•Fuel•Tolls•Visits to museums and visitor centres outside of the tour
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above. Remember, we only require a £100 deposit. We will contact you within a
day or two to confirm your requirements and request the balance.