Best Normandy Battlefields Tour - Sword Beach and the British Airborne Sector
- 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.
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Normandy Battlefields Tour - Sword Beach and the British Airborne Sector
- Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 8 people)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- 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
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