Tours & activities by hotelrome.net by Lucci Salvina E C sas from Viator

Normandy Battlefields Tour - Sword Beach and the British Airborne Sector

12 Reviews

  • Location: Bayeux, France
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3193NSTD
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.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Hotel pickup included

Begin your tour with a visit to the famous Pegasus Bridge, where General Gale’s 6th Airborne Division famously halted German attacks coming in from the east. Listen as your knowledgeable guide describes the strategic significance of this important landmark, and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Continue onward to the Merville Gun Battery and Museum and discover the more of the history of this once war-torn part of northern France. Under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Otway, the men of the 6th British Airborne Division were tasked with the capture and destruction of the enemy guns firing on the Allied forces on Sword Beach. Hear how, against all odds, the courageous soldiers succeeded in their D-Day mission.

Visit Sword Beach, the most easterly of Normandy’s five landing beaches. Hear how 28,000 soldiers came ashore under heavy fire here, to begin the arduous task of liberating Western Europe. The city of Caen was their goal but the German resistance was strong.

Spend time exploring the Hillman Bunkers, a series of 18 underground concrete shelters linked by trenches. Hear your guide explain why the bunkers were built and gain an understanding of the strategic uses to which they were put during battle.

Continue onward to the Commonwealth Military Cemeteries. Wander among the graves and flowers, taking time to read a few of the touching epitaphs and letters left to fallen soldiers. The sense of history weighs heavy here, but the Commonwealth cemeteries are the perfect place for quiet reflection to heal old wounds.

After five hours exploring the sites and discovering the history of the Normandy battlefields, your tour will come to an end.


Schedule details

Select a month to view a calendar of availability and departure details.

Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Place du Quebec (behind Churchill Hotel), Bayeux Train Station or centrally-located hotels
Departure Time:
1:00pm

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:00pm

Pricing information

Click the link below to check pricing & availability on your preferred travel date. Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.


Pricing information

Normandy Battlefields Tour - Sword Beach and the British Airborne Sector

Normandy Battlefields Tour - Sword Beach and the British Airborne Sector

Inclusions:
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 8 people)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Voucher Info:
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. What's this?
Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: norproducts, October 2014

Excellent tour, for a half day a lot was packed in, our guide was very informative.

Reviewed by: Glen C, January 2014

Great tour, very moving.
Sly our guide and was very knowledgeable and made the day.
Especially loved the story of Pegasus bridge with Paras and Marines
Thanks for making our trip so memorable Sly

From EUR60.00

View price calendar



1.

Select Travel Date

Flexible date guarantee


2.

Enter total number of travelers:

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 3193NSTD