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Normandy American Heroes

#17 of 62 Tours in Bayeux
Bayeux, France
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About Normandy American Heroes
Normandy American Heroes proposes a tailor-made tour of the 100 days Normandy Campaign. Why? Because we believe it is the ideal solution to travel in Normandy & follow the footsteps of men who fought for our freedom. You will have an extended look of the D-day invasion to the pocket of Falaise/Chambois. With us comfort, experience and tour departure are all guaranteed.
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Full-Day Private Tour of Historical Normandy Sites from Bayeux

Normandy is a coastal region in France, well-known for its medieval history and World War II beachfronts, site of the famous D-Day landings of 1944. During this in-depth, full-day historical tour, visit the settings of WWII battles and learn about America’s role in the Allied invasion. With a fully customizable itinerary, the tour is well-suited to history buffs as well as veterans and their families.
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10 hours
from $615.87

Full Day Private Tour of Historical Normandy American Sites from Paris

Enjoy a full day Normandy American Heroes private historical tailored tour for a moving memorable trip of the Dday landing sites and key American battlefields in Normandy. You will not only discover what happened historically during the Second World War in Normandy but also get to know better the region patrimony and culture.

Paris is three hours drive to Utah beach, you will be traveling aboard our deluxe 7 seaters SUV to relax, watch a movie, listen to music or simply have a conversation with Rudy, Interpretive Guide and Specialist of the Normandy American campaign

Upon your arrival at Utah beach you will travel back in time and history… as this will be your Longest Day, you will have a very nice packed lunch to eat in our SUV as we drive to La Pointe du Hoc cliffs. Then we will head off to Omaha beach before paying our homage to the fallen resting at the Normandy American Cemetery.
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15 hours
from $2,281.76

Full Day Private Tour of Historical Normandy American Sites from Honfleur harbor

Enjoy a full day Normandy American Heroes private historical tailored tour for a moving memorable trip of the Dday landing sites and key American battlefields in Normandy. You will not only discover what happened historically during the Second World War in Normandy but also get to know better the region patrimony and culture.

Honfleur cruise terminal is 1 hour 45 minutes from Utah beach, you will be able aboard your deluxe SUV to relax, watch a movie, listen to music or simply have a conversation with Rudy, Interpretive Guide and Specialist of the Normandy American campaign

Upon your arrival at Utah beach you will travel back in time and history… Be aware we do not do the Disney tour!

Why? Simple, we want you to take your time and comprehend fully what the Americans had to achieve on Dday and beyond.
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12 hours
from $769.83

Full Day Private Tour of Normandy American Sites from Le Havre

Make the most of a day ashore when your cruise ship docks at Le Havre by prebooking this private Normandy US D-Day excursion. Avoid the hassles and hurrying of going independently or in a large group tour, and visit the landing and battle sites at your leisure. See Utah Beach, the Normandy American Cemetery and more, and enjoy commentary from your guide tailored to you. Lunch, admissions, and private transport included.
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12 hours
from $846.81

75th Anniversary DDay - Third US Army General Patton Normandy Campaign Tour

You want to treat yourself to the best tour of Normandy during the 75th Anniversary of Dday?

Then you have come to the right place...

Normandy American Heroes will take you on a

nine days private convoy all inclusive tour of Normandy during the 75th Anniversary Commemorations.

One in a lifetime, unique and memorable experience you will cherish for years to come!
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9 days
from $16,520.10
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Outboard48 wrote a review Feb 2020
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I am a Vietnam War veteran and my wife gave me a tour of Normandy Beach as a present for my 70th birthday. When I found Rudy’s tour company, I checked it out on TripAdvisor and read the reviews. Of the 75 reviews listed, all were rated “Excellent.” After taking a personalized 2-day tour of Omaha and Utah beaches in February 2020, I know that all the ratings were well deserved. On the tour, I joked with Rudy that it must have taken him a very long time to write all those reviews. He just laughed. All reviews were spot on. Our tour group consisted of my wife and me, one of my sons, his wife, and their two sons aged 5 and 3. Rudy picked us up at our hotel in Bayeux in his OD green 7-passenger car. Our son was smart enough to bring the children’s car seats from their home in Paris for they were not provided on the tour. Rudy drove us around for two days and made a point of letting us know this was our trip. He directed us but never rushed us. He catered to all our needs, from youngest to oldest. He is a consummate teacher and an expert on the allied invasion. The tour of the U.S. Cemetery and the flag lowering ceremony were worth the trip alone. Rudy is certainly the guide to use. You will learn so much. You will feel so much. You will not be disappointed.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Rich E wrote a review Feb 2020
Dallas, Texas4 contributions9 helpful votes
Every five star review written on Trip Advisor is correct - Rudy’s tours really are that good. Time for a mea culpa - I’m really picky. I mean really picky. The amount of vacation time granted in the US is shameful and I want the tiny amount of time we do get to be perfect - there’s just not enough time for a do over. I can’t find one fault from our time with Rudy. It was simply the best. After reading the Trip Advisor reviews we sent Rudy an e-mail asking for an in depth tour of Normandy. We explained that we’re both WWII history buffs and really want to understand what the Allies went through. Rudy wrote back almost instantly and advised that we needed a minimum of two full days to hit the highlights. Rudy explained why two days (or even longer) is necessary - distance to cover, number of things to see, etc. Rudy picked us up at our Normandy B&B on the first day and headed to Brecourt Manor where we were able to speak one of the longtime owners whose Grandfather and Father operated Brecourt during the occupation. The pictures, stories, and walk down a hedge lined road to the gun battery placement started to bring into perspective just how horrible these hedge rows were for the Allies and the advantage they gave the Germans. Seeing it on countless documentaries, reading about it in several books, it’s hard to realize the magnitude without being there. Rudy takes you to places off the beaten path that I’m sure aren’t even on other tour companies radars. You’ll pull over to the side of the road, get out, walk a bit, and Rudy will take out his iPad, show a picture of a soldier or soldiers and engulf you in a story of what happened to those very soldiers in the spot that you’re standing in. It brings it all to a whole new reality. Rudy’s stories are wonderful, unbiased, and captivating. The time spent at Point du Hoc, Omaha, and Utah beaches was just amazing. Rudy never rushes you - he knows where to send you and stays back giving time to really reflect and attempt to put yourself in the shoes of the soldiers. It’s sobering, to say the least. Our time at the American Cemetery was so educational. I learned things that still have me in awe now one month later...and am not ashamed to say that the tears flowed when taps was played in the evening as the flag was lowered. Take a tour with Rudy - it is worth every penny. Rudy’s sense of humor, stories, outlook, and being an all around great guy make for a wonderful trip. If you are a true WWII history buff don’t waste anymore time looking. Book with Rudy. We will be back for another tour.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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LBGansfam wrote a review Nov 2019
Newton, Massachusetts147 contributions48 helpful votes
There toward the end of the day, we were walking along the rows and rows of crosses and Stars of David, when, hauntingly, Taps began to play in the distance. It was flag-lowering time, but it felt like it was a scene in a movie, with the mournful music coming just at my most vulnerable. All I could imagine at that moment was the lives and loss of these thousands of young men (and some women, but mostly men), the ages of my own sons, who freely offered their lives for the liberation of Europe. We owe them a debt we can never repay, but must at least honor in perpetuity by paying respects and homage to their courage and their sacrifice for the values of American democracy that we so casually take for granted. Don't miss the monument for youth, and the wall of the missing and try not to feel as gutted as I did in this sacred space.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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salvatoreZIng wrote a review Nov 2019
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Rudy Passera, owner, personal guide of Normandy American Heroes, was an excellent choice for our tours of the Normandy Beaches and Mount Saint Michelle France. Rudy is an expert and a superb teacher of the historical facts of the Allied forces invasion on D-Day. He picked us up at Charles DeGaul airport and submerged us in history for 3 days. He arranged our stay in the mid evil town of Bayeaux, and put together an aggressive and wonderful tour itinerary, we could not have done it any better!! I commanded an Engineer Battalion in the National Guard many years after it landed on D-Day. I shared the battalion’s invasion maps with Rudy before our trip and he did his homework and made sure we walked on the same beach where they landed. Later, he took us to the American cemetery to pay our respects at the graves of the BN engineers lost on Omaha beach. That made the trip extra special, particularly when we witnessed the lowering of the colors and taps at the cemetery’s day end. I highly recommend Rudy and his Normandy American Heroes tour company for any Military battle historical tour across Europe, he will be prepared and immerse you in the geography and details. He speaks perfect English, first class auto (big for luggage) and the value is worth every dollar. Bravo Rudy. Salvatore L. Zingales Hilton Head S.C.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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skeezak11 wrote a review Oct 2019
Jacksonville, Florida37 contributions26 helpful votes
Rudy is not only informative and knowledgeable about WWII history, he makes the history and events come to life with interesting stories and details. We enjoyed our time with him and learned much more than we ever knew.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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