British D-Day ExperienceRéf Tour : # D2
From the port of call in Le Havre, go back in time and visit the great Norman battlefields of the Second World War to understand the key events of Operation Overlord. Your guide will welcome you to the port of call. Picking it up usually takes place between am/8.45am.Tours are private, but if you want to share yours with some other participants, you can look on the website like www.cruisecritics.com or try to join a facebook groupby searching fort the name of your ship and the date of your cruise. For more details on our policy without any worries on the return on time on yourship, see ourTerms and conditions.
Pick-up/drop-off locations: Le Havre port of call
Pick-up time/drop-off time: 8.30am/9am
Duration: 9 hours with 1 hour for lunch time.Rates for 1 to 7 pax : 850€Inclusions
Guide/driver lunchGuide/driver lunchExclusions
Entrance fees or tasting fees, unless mentioned
Gratuities for the driver/guide
Meals and drinks, unless specified
Personal insurance and expensesDescriptionThe Merville battery - Pégasus Bridge – Cafe Gondrée – Ranville War Cemetery – The Artificial harbor of Arromanches (Mulberry B) – Gold Beach
The day will start in Sword sector by visiting one of the most important german battery where you will admire a Douglas original airplane. Your guide will provide you full details about the Atlantic wall.
Then, he will take you in the Ranville cemetery to pay tribute to the 2.563 men who died fighting for freedom in the Ranville War Cemetery devoted mainly to the 6th British airborne division. You may honor among those young soldiers, Den Brotheridge, considered to be the first Allied soldier to be killed, Robert Bobby who died at 16 years old or Emile Corteil burried with his paratrooper dog.
Not far from the cemetery you will discover the most emblematic site, Pégasus Bridge. The movie The Longest Day made it famous thanks to its bagpiper crossing the bridge over the Caen Canal. You will also discover a Memorial in honour of the men of the 3 gliders that realized a fantastic landing in a tiny space. On the other bank, you will observe the first house liberated in France called Café Gondrée.
The late morning will conclude with a lunch break before continuing on to Gold Beach where the 50th Infantry Division landed. Your guide will explain you the key facts of the success of the Battle of Normandy thanks to the construction of the artificial port of Arromanches (Mulberry B). A fabulous position dominates the remains of the artificial port (Phoenix Caissons, floating platforms, …).