•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, depending on tour selected, 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
small convoy of a maximum of 6 vehicles.
UsingawellequippedcampsitejustmetersfromtheedgeofGoldBeachyouwill experiencethesamesandandtidesthatborewitnesstohorrificcasualtiesonthe first day of the invasion, but gave the allies a foothold on the European mainland.Wewilltravelalongtheinvasionfrontkeepingawayfromtheroutesusedbythose whoareunabletoventurefurtherthantheroadside.Wewillseethesideof Normandythathaschangedlittlesincetheadvancingsoldiersmadetheirway across and through the lanes and farmland.FromthehighcliffsandgunemplacementsatPointeDuHoc,pasttheremainsof Germangunbatteriestothelongshallowbeaches,suchas Arromancheswhichstill havetheremainsoftheMulberryHarbourssittingonthesandwewillvisitmanyof theevocativeandsometimesemotionalsitesthatnowshowlittlesignofthehorror experienced by those young Allied soldiers 75 years ago.Tobook,clickonthelinkforyourchosendate.Weonlyrequirea£100depositper vehicleorfullpaymentifthetourislessthanthreemonthsaway.Threemonths beforethetourwewillsendyouabalancerequestandinvoice.Oncethebalanceis paidwewillsendyouaninformationpackincludingmeetingplaces,times,booking references etc.If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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75th Tours - 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 Arromanches around 17:30. Set up at campsite We usually have a table booked for 19:30 at a well-appointed restaurant in the centre of Arromanches. 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 €25pp plus drinks. Day 2 Meet locally to venture to key areas of the battlefield.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.Day 3 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.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 £349, Children 11-15 are £149, under 11’s free.
Experienced 4x4 and Battlefield Guides for the duration of the tour.
CB commentary delivered straight to your vehicle (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 pack containing various information leaflets, flyers, stickers and pens.
The D-Day Tours include accommodation at the centrally located campsite in
Arromanches, a short walk to the town centre, Gold Beach and lots of bars,
restaurants, entertainment and displays. You are also welcome to arrange your own
accommodation but be warned that most are already fully booked.
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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