Private tour

Normandy D-Day beaches private Canadian tour from Bayeux

Activity provider: trip my normandy
Private tour

Normandy D-Day beaches private Canadian tour from Bayeux

Activity provider: trip my normandy

From US$ 743.57 per group up to 7

Visit the D-Day beaches of Juno, marked by headstones and battle-scarred landscapes, on a guided day trip from Caen or Bayeux with transfers. Pay tribute to the Canadians who lost their lives in the war.

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
The guide will wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The guide will be holding a sign with your last name on it for the train stations/airports.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Explore deeply the german defenses (bunkers, batteries, strongpoints ...)
  • On the steps of the Canadians from Dieppe (operation Jubilee) to Juno Beach
  • Pay tribute to those soldiers and learn some of their personal stories
  • Step on the ground where Churchill, Montgomery and Charles de Gaulle landed
  • Share with your local guide his personal family story in the French resistance
Full description
We need to ensure that their story is passed on from present to future generations !!! During that tour, we will cover different topics about D-Day (the ground, naval, airborne forces, the artificial ports, the decoy plan called Fortitude, the French life under the german occupation, the French resistance, the Atlantic wall, …). Then we will explore different battlefields in the Canadian sector (Juno sector) where 14,000 Canadian soldiers landed or parachuted into France on D-Day. Your day will start at the Ardenne Abbey built in the 12th century and occupied by the monks until the French revolution. In the 20th century, the place was under the control of a farmer Jacques Vico and became under the german occupation a training camp for the the French resistance. On June 7th 1944, the buildings were occupied by the Hitlerjugend Division or called the Baby division (12 SS division). Today a Memorial commemorates a tragic event that happened there with the execution of 27 canadian soldiers. On the way to go to Juno beach, you will see two Memorials dedicated to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and to the Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment. One stop will be held to Hell's corner where the Canadians resisted repetitive attacks by the Germans and bombardments for three weeks until the victory at the Carpiquet airfield on July 4. We will stop in Anguerny (Elm line), where the 3 Canadian Regiments (La Chaudière, the Queen's Own Rifles and the Fort Garry Horse) set up their camp for the night. An inukshuk, a stack of human-shaped stones from the Inuit tradition, symbolizes brotherhood, mutual respect and friendship between people. To conclude the morning, you will pay tribute to the 2.049 brave Canadians who are burried in that a cemetery before you gather at the Canada House where a memorial has been erected in honour of the Queen's Own Rifles Regiment and the Fort Garry Horse Armoured Division who paid a heavy price in the assault. Not far away, you will see the Hotel Graves, the headquarters for the Canadian and British War correspondants. After the lunch break, you will head to Juno Beach Centre where the Regina and all Canadian Scottish regiments landed. Juno Beach Center presents the story of a new nation, the civilian war effort of the entire population, the early involvment of the country to help England to fight the Nazis. In the park, you will explore some remains of the atlantic wall (strongpoints, tobrouk, command post ...), a Churchill AVRE tank (Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers), armed with a 290mm gun and aCosy's Pillbox, easily recognisable by its tilt, which was the site of fierce fighting on 6th June 1944. Juno sector is the place who received the Prime Minister Churchill, the first steps of Charles de Gaulle since his exile in England and King of England. That is why today is erected a huge silver Lorraine French resistance cross to mark to return of Charles de Gaulle in France.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • PA audio system to hear the guide in the van
  • All entry fees included for the sites listed in the program
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Lunch of the guide
  • Free wheelchair at your disposal
  • Customized tour for disabled guests on request
  • Child friendly
  • Lunch of the participants
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees for the museums not listed in the program
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Product ID: 438879