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Normandy Battlefields Tour - Canadian World War II Sites

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Bayeux, France

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Enrich your knowledge of the fascinating history of World War II on a full-day tour of the Normandy battlefields from Bayeux. With an accomplished guide, discover facts surrounding Canada’s lesser-known involvement in the liberation of Europe and pay your respects at the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. Hear of the tragic Canadian massacre at Ardenne Abbey and listen to intriguing narration that reveals poignant and probing information. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to onely eight people.
  • Tour of Normandy’s Canadian World War II sites from Bayeux
  • Gain unique insight on Canada’s role in the war from your expert guide
  • Explore the Juno Beach Centre, Normandy’s only museum dedicated to Canadian WWII history
  • See German bunkers and Canadian artillery equipment on Juno Beach
  • Visit the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, where thousands of Canadian soldiers are buried
  • Learn about the dark history of Ardenne Abbey
  • Small-group tour limited to eight ensures a more personalized experience
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) in Bayeux
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Bayeux train station and city center (place de Québec)

Departure Time

1:00 PM
After departing from your centrally located Bayeux hotel or a prearranged meeting point, begin your half-day tour of Normandy's Canadian World War II sites. Get acquainted with your knowledgeable guide and enjoy the scenery of the 30-minute drive to the Juno Beach Centre, a unique museum dedicated to the Canadian soldier’s involved in World War II. 

Learn about the pivotal role played by Canada in the war and see moving commemorations to the sacrifices made by courageous soldiers. See the German bunkers and beach obstacles that surround the museum and get up close to historical monuments that speak eloquently of the area’s fascinating history. 

Stop next at Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery to feel emotionally stirred my mire than 2,000 headstones dedicated to British, French and Canadian soldiers killed during the D-Day attacks. Admire spectacular views of the rugged Atlantic coast and then continue to Ardenne Abbey to marvel at a masterpiece of Norman architecture. Follow your guide on a guided tour of the 12th-century structure and hear of its turbulent history before returning to the vehicle and relaxing during the scenic journey back to Bayeux.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Juno Beach Centre
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Juno Beach
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Abbey d’Ardenne
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please note that the tour departs from Bayeux - Normandy. There is no hotel pickup from Paris.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • NST provides you with masks as well as hydroalcoholic gel. Our vehicles are disinfected after each use and the distance is respected.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Normandy Sightseeing Tour

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Normandy Battlefields Tour - Canadian World War II Sites?
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This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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  • "A car is really essential to see all of the Canadian related D day sights and having a friendly, knowledge guide who spoke excellent English made it a perfect day." See review
  • "This is a wonderful half day tour from Bayeaux that encompasses the Juno Beach Centre, Juno Beach itself, the Canadian Cemetery, and the Abbey." See review
  • "The train station location was convenient as we had to take a train, then a bus back to our hotel in Cabourg." See review

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Absolutely fabulous!
merediths1970
, Jan 2020
Can not say more about this tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave everyone ample time to see the sites. Definitely recommend!
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Normandy Battlefields Tour- Canadian World War 2 Sites
dardunn2018
, Jan 2020
My adult daughter and I enjoyed this tour immensely. It was a lovely sunny day and our tour guide was so informative. Given that my Dad had landed on Juno Beach on D-Day, it meant a lot to us to have this opportunity. The Beny-sur-Mer Cemetery was very moving to see all those graves of Canadians as well. There is so much history in the area and it made me want to know more!
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Canadian World War II Sites
Elizabeth R
, Oct 2019
Booking online was easy. Our guide and driver Caroline was very knowledgeable and we were given an adequate amount of time at each of our stops. The train station location was convenient as we had to take a train, then a bus back to our hotel in Cabourg. The Juneau Beach Centre was excellent with interactive displays and a very emotional film. We very much enjoyed walking on Juneau Beach and viewing the historical monuments there. Reading the headstones at the Beny-sur-Mer cemetery was also very emotional. We were disappointed that the write-up about the tour included a visit to Ardenne Abbey but there wasn't time to include that. Either the description should be changed or extra time allowed to include this important Canadian war site.
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Worth Every Penny
Scott M
, Oct 2019
Our guide was not only knowledgeable and thorough, she had a great sense of time. She not only gave us a comprehensive tour of the sites, and tons of useful information, but she also gave the group time to explore on their own. That's good teaching ;) Thanks for a fantastic experience; would definitely recommend.
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The best way to be introduced to Juno beach
itfc782019
, Sep 2019
We were picked up promptly and our tour guide was an excellent driver. She was full of knowledge about Juno beach and kept the conversation going when it lulled. A car is really essential to see all of the Canadian related D day sights and having a friendly, knowledge guide who spoke excellent English made it a perfect day. She also has us back at the train station in plenty of time for the 1830 train back to Paris.
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Nice tour
canadiangal2019
, Sep 2019
We had a wonderful tour, our tour guide was very informative. We learned a lot of information not taught in school.
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Normandy Battlefields Tour - Canadian World War II Sites
toddhunter65
, Sep 2019
My half-day tour was fantastic. Got to see all the relevant sites for the Canadian portion of the Normandy invasion. The tour guide, Celine, was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions. Not to mention, she has excellent parking skills:)
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Excellent Canadian History tour
26donaldp
, Aug 2019
This is a wonderful half day tour from Bayeaux that encompasses the Juno Beach Centre, Juno Beach itself, the Canadian Cemetery, and the Abbey. Our guide Celine was excellent with her detailed descriptions, pictures, and patience with all our questions. While it is a sombrr experience, she was also able to inject stories that helped us understand the personal side of the Normandy battle. Thank you so much for a wonderful and educational tour.
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Great homage to the Canadian contribution
Sherpa62463475590
, Jul 2019
Tour van was waiting for us as we were a tad late and our right away made us feel comfortable . Our guide was most informative on dates names troop movements etc for D day and the weeks following. I was glad as a Canadian to see the places of our contribution and the flag flying in so many spots . I would recommend all Canadians to take this tour .
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epboom
, Jun 2019
It was good tour!, I would recommend it to anyone! Did not feel rushed at all! Expectations were clear! And we had lots of time at each stop! Maybe a little more time at the juno beach centre would have been nice. Other then that it was well organized and very well explained loved Sunny our tour guide!
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