Pathfinders lead the way
82nd and 101st Airborne: Sainte Mere Eglise, La Fiere Bridge
Pointe du Hoc - Rudder's Rangers
Omaha Beach: Infantry and the Navy
U.S. Cemetery - Flag Ceremony and Taps.
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Private D-Day Battle of Normandy Tour; All inclusive, Super Picnic Lunch; all admissions paid.
What you can expect
Dean will guide you through the events of D-Day, focusing on the American Sectors and how they fit in with Overlord generally. He will begin with the Airborne Pathfinders, the Airborne Paratroopers, the gliders and the key battlefields of the Utah-Cotentin area. After a superb picnic lunch (provided), he will show you how Rudder's Rangers pulled off their amazing feat at Pointe du Hoc and then steer you through the complexities of Bloody Omaha, from the slaughterhouse to success. Dean will also provide you with an extremely personalised experience based upon stories of individual soldiers and citizens and accounts related by veterans he has had the honour to meet with over the years. Your tour will culminate with an extremely moving visit to the American Military Cemetery above Omaha Beach including the close of day ceremony accompanied by Taps.
We will visit Sainte Mere Eglise and La Fiere bridge battle sites. In addition, the tour will take a close look at the U.S. Rangers role at Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach, and also study the fate of the beleaguered Bedford Boys and the rest of Companies A and C of the 29th Infantry Divisions 116th Infantry, among the very first to hit Bloody Omaha at 0630 on June 6th. Time will be spent at the western sector of Omaha Beach at Easy Green, Dog Red, Dog White and Dog Green. A visit will also be made to Resistance Nest 62 at the eastern end of Omaha, Site of the Big Red One and Engineers monuments.
The tour will include a lunch stop, with a super picnic included, and pick up and drop off at a location convenient for you and your companions taking the tour.