BATTLEFIELD TOURS OF THE AMERICAN, BRITISH & CANADIAN SECTORS

American One Day Tour | American Two Day TourBritish One Day Tour  | Canadian One Day Tour |

Your private tour will be conducted by Allan in the luxurious Company vehicle. You are guaranteed a memorable tour, which will focus on the history   and do justice to those who served.

We do not provide shared tours. We believe that, as a small group, you will benefit more from your time with Allan.

               The price of the tour is based on the following itineraries.

American One Day Tour

Ste. Mere Eglise

Receive an overview of the invasion. Hear about the objectives of the American 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, the taking and holding of this important crossroads town and the stories of those who would jump into the town square. Depicted in the film The Longest Day. 

For a small extra cost you will visit  the Airborne museum. I do not accompany guests in the museum.

Bocage – Hedgerow Country

A stop to explain why the hedgerows caused such a problem for the Americans fighting in Normandy and the solutions they developed to overcome them.

Utah Beach

Hear about the German defences, the assault by the 4th Infantry Division and their training exercise at Slapton Sands. See the German bunkers and the monuments to the various American units.

Lunch

We will pause for a 40 minute break at a place where you can purchase lunch. The cost of your lunch is not included in the price of the tour. No consumption of food, drinks (except water) or sweets are permitted inside the vehicle.

Pointe du Hoc

American soldiers at the Pointe Du HocA gun battery, which, if left intact could reek havoc on the invasion forces. Hear about the audacious attack by the men of the 2nd Ranger Battalion. An extremely well preserved area. You can walk amongst the German bunkers and bomb craters, as a result of Allied bombing.

Omaha Beach – Dog Green Sector

Hear about the assault by the men of the 29th Infantry Division, in particular the Bedford Boys from Bedford Virginia. Depicted in the film Saving Private Ryan. See the German bunkers and the monuments to the American units.

Omaha Beach - American Cemetery

Pay your respects to the 9387 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice. Walk in the 170 beautiful acres. A visit you will remember. Out of respect, I do not accompany guests in the cemetery.
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American Two Day Tour

Day One

Ste. Mere Eglise

Receive an overview of the invasion. Hear about the objectives of the American 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, the taking and holding of this important crossroads town and the stories of those who would jump into the town square. Depicted in the film The Longest Day.

 For a small extra cost you will visit  the Airborne museum. I do not accompany guests in the museum.

La FiereMedal_Of_Honor

Hear about the heroism of the 82nd Airborne Division’s fight to take and hold the small bridge over the Merderet River. Then hear about their attack across the bridge and the causeway to obtain a foothold on the other side. This small battle is considered to be one of America’s fiercest and costliest of WWII and led to the award of a Medal Of Honour. See the monuments and then we will drive across to Cauquigny, to the tiny church, to view the battle from the Germans perspective.

Bocage – Hedgerow Country

A stop to explain why the hedgerows caused such a problem for the Americans fighting in Normandy and the solutions they developed to overcome them.

Lunch

We will pause for a 40 minute break at a place where you can purchase lunch. The cost of your lunch is not included in the price of the tour. No consumption of food, drinks (except water) or sweets are permitted inside the vehicle.

Utah Beach

Hear about the German defences, the assault by the 4th Infantry Division and their training exercise at Slapton Sands. See the German bunkers and the monuments to the various American units.

Angoville au PlainAngoville_au_Plain

A small village with a 12th Century church, in which two medics from the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, cared for more than 80 casualties whilst the battle raged around them.

Carentan Causeway

Hear about the taking of the causeway by Lt. Col. Robert Cole and his men of the 3rd Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Also hear about the bayonet charge Lt. Col. Cole would personally lead against the Inguf Farm. For this action Lt. Col. Cole would be awarded the Medal Of Honour.

Day Two

Omaha Beach - German Strongpoint WN60Omaha_Beach_WN60

At the far eastern end, this is a fantastic point for your first view of Omaha beach. See the original German zig zag trenches and bunkers.

Omaha Beach – German Strongpoint WN62

This is Fox Green Sector of the beach. Hear the stories of two German machine gunners, as the men of the 1st Infantry Division landed in front of them. See the German bunkers and the monuments to the 1st Infantry Division and Special Engineers.

Omaha Beach - American Cemetery

Pay your respects to the 9387 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice. Walk in the 170 beautiful acres. A visit you will remember. Out of respect, I do not accompany guests in the cemetery.

Omaha Beach – German Strongpoint WN65 – Beach Exit 1

The scene of bitter fighting for the 1st Infantry Division. See the German bunker with it’s 50mm gun still inside and the monument to the 2nd Infantry Division, who came ashore on the 7th June.

Lunch

We will pause for a 40 minute break at a place where you can purchase lunch. The cost of your lunch is not included in the price of the tour. No consumption of food, drinks (except water) or sweets are permitted inside the vehicle.

Omaha Beach – Dog Green SectorOmaha_Beach_Dog_Green

Hear about the assault by the men of the 29th Infantry Division, in particular the Bedford Boys from Bedford Virginia. Depicted in the film Saving Private Ryan. See the German bunkers and the monuments to the American units.

Pointe du Hoc

A gun battery, which, if left intact could reek havoc on the invasion forces. Hear about the audacious attack by the men of the 2nd Ranger Battalion. An extremely well preserved area for you to walk amongst the German bunkers and bomb craters as a result of Allied bombing.
Grandcamp: Hear about T/Sgt. Frank D. Peregory who single handedly attacked a large German strongpoint on the 8th June. For this action he would be awarded the Medal Of Honour. See the ground over which he attacked.

La Cambe – German Cemetery

The largest of the German cemeteries with over 22,000 graves. We will visit the grave of Michael Wittmann, the German tank ace.

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British One Day Tour

Pegasus BridgePegasus_Bridge

Receive an overview of the invasion. Hear about the amazing story of the coup de main gliderborne assault by Major John Howard and the men of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.

For a small extra cost you will visit  the Pegasus Bridge museum. I do not accompany guests in the museum.

Merville Gun Battery

This gun battery threatened the eastern end of the invasion area. Hear about the audacious assault by Lt. Col. Terrence Otway and the men of the 9th Parachute Battalion. See the German bunkers.

Ranville Cemetery

Pay your respects to the 2560 men who made the ultimate sacrifice. Out of respect, I do not accompany guests in the cemetery.

Lunch

We will pause for a 40 minute break at a place where you can purchase lunch. The cost of your lunch is not included in the price of the tour. No consumption of food, drinks (except water) or sweets are permitted inside the vehicle.

Sword BeachSword_Beach

The eastern most landing beach, assaulted by the men of British 3rd Infantry Division.

Colleville sur Mer – German Strongpoint Hillman WN17

Hear about the assault by the men of 1st Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment. An excellent opportunity to view the invasion from the German perspective. See the German bunkers.

Gold Beach – Ver sur Mer

Assaulted by the men of British 50th Tyne Tees Division. Hear the truly outstanding story of Company Sergeant Major Stanley Hollis of D Company, 6th Battalion, The Green Howards. The only Victoria Cross awarded for D-Day.

Gold Beach – Le Hamel – German Strongpoint WN37

Hear the story of the assault made by the 1st Hampshires and 1st Dorsets, British 50th Tyne Tees Division. Including how they faught off the beach, moved inland and assaulted WN37.

Arromanches – Mulberry BMulberry_Harbour

Hear about this truly remarkable piece of British engineering over which was landed more than 2.5 million men, 500,000 vehicles, and 4 million tonnes of supplies. See the fantastic remains.

Longues sur Mer – Gun Battery

The bunkers still contain the original artillery pieces. Hear about the threat these guns posed on D-Day and how they were taken out.
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Canadian One Day Tour

Tailleville

Hear about the assault made over open ground by the men of the North Shore New Brunswick Regiment and tanks of Fort Gary Horse, on a Chateau being used as a battalion HQs. See the expanse of ground, which had to be covered and hear about what the Germans had prepared for them.

Juno Beach - St. Aubin sur Mer – German Strongpoint WN27Juno_Beach_St_Aubin

Receive an overview of the invasion and the assault to be made by the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. Hear about the assault made by the men of the North Shore New Brunswick Regiment and tanks of Fort Gary Horse, the personal stories of those who were there and the heroic way they overcame the German defenders.

Juno Beach – Bernieres sur Mer – German Strongpoint WN28

Hear about the assault made by the men of Queen’s Own Rifles Of Canada and tanks of Fort Gary Horse and the personal stories of those who were there. We will take a short walk to Canada House, the train station and the D-Day HQs of Maj. Gen. Keller.

Juno Beach – Courseulles sur Mer - German Strongpoint WN29Courseulles_sur_mer

This seaside town was assaulted by the men of the Regina Rifles Regiment and tanks of the 1st Hussars. Hear about the fierce fighting, much of it hand to hand. See the famous memorial DD tank adorned with the many Canadian regimental shields.

Juno Beach – Graye sur Mer - German Strongpoint WN31

Assaulted by the men of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and tanks of the 1st Hussars. Hear about the fierce fighting, much of it hand to hand. See the German bunkers and the famous memorial AVRE.

 For a small extra cost you will visit  the Juno Centre. I do not accompany guests in the museum.

Lunch

We will pause for a 40 minute break at a place where you can purchase lunch. The cost of your lunch is not included in the price of the tour. No consumption of food, drinks (except water) or sweets are permitted inside the vehicle.

Beny sur Mer – Canadian Cemetery

Pay your respects to the 2043 Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Anisy: A stop at the monument to the Queen’s Own Rifles Of Canada, the only regiment to achieve it’s D-Day objective. Out of respect, I do not accompany guests in the cemetery.

Villons Les Buissons - Hells CornerKurt_Meyer

Here we pick up the men of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and tanks of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers. On the 7th June their column was to advance towards Carpiquet Airfield. They had no idea what lay in front of them. Hear about the fanatical soldiers of the 12th SS Panzer Division “Hitlerjugend”.

Bloody Buron

Hear about the fierce fighting for this small village and see the Canadian monuments.

Authie

A small village with a huge story. Hear about the German attack, which was both swift and brutal, leading to the executions of Canadian soldiers and civilians. See the monument and the battle-scarred church.

Abbaye d’Ardenne

On the 7th June Standartenführer Kurt “Panzer” Meyer, set up his HQs in this beautiful abbey. Hear about the executions of Canadian POWs and pay your respects in the small memorial garden, where the executions took place.

Rots

Here we pick up the attack to be launched against Bretteville l’Orguilleuse on the 8th June. Kurt Meyer and Max Wünsche would personally lead the attack. We pause to compare some extremely famous photos.

Bretteville l’Orgueilleuse12th_SS_Hitlerjugend

Hear about the attack of the 8th June and how the men of the Regina Rifles heroically fought it off. Also hear about how one Canadian bravely halted and forced back German tanks in the high street. For this amazing feat, he would be awarded the Military Medal.

Norrey en Bessin

Hear how the attack on the 9th June by German tanks together with supporting mobile infantry, was stopped by Shermans of the 1st Hussars.

Le Mesnil Patry

Hear about the ill-fated attack on the 11th June, by the men of the Queen’s Own Rifles and tanks of the 1st Hussars. This attack is often referred to as Canada’s “Charge Of The Light Brigade”. Pay your respects at the monument to those who died.