NORMANDY PRIVATE TOURS: D-DAY IN NORMANDY: 12 – 13 Hours
NORMANDY PRIVATE TOUR FROM PARIS OR FROM NORMANDY
US sector with Omaha Beach, American cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, Arromanches
Elite guides conduct the Normandy private tour for our discerning clients and VIP clients
Customize this Normandy private tours to include your choice destination. British and Canadian sector tours are also available. Landing Beaches of Juno or Gold, Ste. Mere Eglise, British Cemetery & More
Normandy Private Tour Inclusions: This Normandy private tour includes private tour guide, private transportation, taxes, tolls and parking.
Departure Points: Paris or anywhere in Normandy
NORMANDY PRIVATE TOUR
This upscale Normandy private tour, led by one of our exceptional Normandy private tour guides, takes you to Normandy’s WWII sites. Nearly 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers participated in the Normandy landings, which was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operations were planned months in advance of the June 6, 1944 events, which your expert tour guide will bring to life for you during visits to memorials, museums and other interpretive D-Day sites.
This particular version of a Normandy private tour begins at Pointe du Hoc, one of the Germans’ strategic fortifications along the Normandy coast. The Germans had built 6 casemates here to house a battery of 155-mm guns, which threatened Allied landings and in turn risking heavy casualties in the landing forces. The task of taking Pointe du Hoc fell to 2nd Battalion of Rangers commanded by Colonel James Rudder. On June 6, 1944, Rudder and his Rangers accomplished a memorable feat of arms on the summit cliffs. Today Pointe du Hoc features a memorial dedicated to the heroic battle. The site remains dotted with bomb craters and fortification remains.
Your private tour in Normandy then proceeds to Omaha Beach, the site of a devastating battle where thousands of American soldiers lost their lives during D-Day. You will visit this six-mile long beach and its memorial to the fallen Americans of this ill-fated battle.
Your private tour of Normandy then continues to the American Cemetery and the Visitor Center. You will have time here to pay homage to the graves of nearly 10,000 soldiers, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations, and visit the Cemetery’s Memorial, the Wall of Missing, Chapel, and various special tombs. You will visit the visitor center, which will introduce you to the human stories and military maneuvers of D-Day in Normandy through photos, films, interactive displays and artifacts.
Next stop in this private Normandy tour is Arromanches (British sector), a historic site best known for its artificial “Mulberry” port, a critical success factor in the Normandy landings. By June 1944, more than 300,000 men, 54,000 vehicles, and 104,000 tons of supplies had landed here. You will stop at a viewpoint at the top to see the artificial port on the sea. Optional: You may decide to include a short visit to the museum (entrance fees apply) to see a 360-degree short film about the allied forces’ first hours on D-Day.
Time permitting, you will also see the German Cemetery.
NOTE: The order in which sites are visited may vary. Inquire about customizing your Normandy private tour. Normandy private touring using a mini-bus or coach for small groups or big groups are available. Inquire.
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