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Full-Day Canadian Battlefields and Sites of Normandy Tour

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    Meet your guide at Bayeux train station or Place de Quebec, or your Bayeux hotel, and settle inside your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan with a group of eight travelers or fewer.
    Then, drive to the Normandy coast as your guide shares background on the Allied D-Day landings of June 6, 1944. Few people know about the huge sacrifice made by Canadians as they held positions west of Caen and halted counter-attacks by the German 12th SS Panzer division.
    While many have seen the movie Saving Private Ryan, most don’t know the numbers of Canadian soldiers buried in Normandy as a result of the two months of fighting that occurred here during the summer of 1944.
    Stop at Juno Beach, where Canadian assault troops first stormed ashore in the face of fierce attacks from German strongholds. The Canadians suffered the second-highest number of casualties here, with the Americans losing the most at Omaha Beach.
    Hear how the soldiers swept through heavy machine gun fire, and visit different sections of the sands from St. Aubin sur Mer to Graye sur Mer, where the 3rd infantry division landed.
    Next, visit the Juno Beach Centre, a museum dedicated to the 45,000 Canadians who lost their lives in the war, including the 359 on D-Day, and 5,500 during the Battle for Normandy. Chart the story of these Canadians through the photos, archives, first-hand accounts, and artifacts, and see the excavated German bunkers on the beach.
    Pay your respects at the Canadian War Cemetery and then track the route of the 9th Brigade advance on June 7 to the Abbey d'Ardenne and the capture of Caen and Carpiquet.
    Lastly, stop to take in the monuments commemorating the bloody battles of Hill 67, just south of Caen. Your comprehensive tour then concludes with a drop-off at the original starting point.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    A very thorough tour of Bernieres Beach and villages captured by the Sherbrooke Fusiliers on D-day, very significant to me as the son of a member of the Canadian Armoured Corp.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Gill R
    Reviewed June 7, 2019

    Our guide Gwen was very very knowledgeable and gave us so much history! It is a LONG DAY, worth it, but long. Bring a snack and water bottle.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank megariam
    Reviewed September 20, 2018

    Great small group tour with Sophie. She was full of knowledge. Plenty of stops at Canadian sites with plenty of time at each stop. Highly recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank K_Roxanne
    Reviewed September 20, 2018

    My elderly dad, two young adult children and I had a wonderful day long tour of the D-Day sites significant to Canadian troops. Our very knowledgeable guide (sadly I cannot remember his name) gave an informative history lesson while driving another family of 4 and...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    2  Thank tracylaxdal53
    Reviewed August 9, 2018

    Kate picked us up at the Churchill Hotel in Bayeux and we had a fantastic day-long tour with her. Lucky for us we were the only clients booked, so we had Kate all to ourselves. What a pleasure! This young lady exemplifies the meaning of...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    2  Thank Karen G
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    do we have to go back to the hotel or can we leave our luggage some where so we can just get on the train
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