D-Day Tours / Battlefield Tours
As part of Operation Overlord on D-Day, American forces planned to land 2 airborne divisions, 82nd Airborne (All American) & 101st Airborne (Screaming Eagles). This included Easy Company 506th regiment, made famous by Stephen Speilbergs series "Band of Brothers"
The 4th Infantry Division was to assault Utah Beach under V11 corps and move inland linking up with the Paratroopers. Coming ashore with the 1st assault wave was Theodore Roosevelt Jnr, the first general to land in Normandy. His famous words "We'll start the war from here" were echoed by Henry Fonda in The Longest Day.
V corps was to land the 1st Infantry Division and 29th Infantry Division on Omaha Beach. This was to prove the allied forces most difficult landing with the highest casualties on D-Day, as featured in the films "The Longest Day" & "Saving Private Ryan".
The 2nd Ranger Battalion were to storm the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc and seize the German Coastal Battery covering both Utah and Omaha Beaches and protect the western flank of V corps.
American Sector Suggested Itineraries and Tours
Our D-Day tours cover the D-Day landings / Invasion and The Battle of Normandy. We visit such places as Omaha Beach, Utah Beach and The Airborne Drop Zones of the 82nd & 101st Airborne.
We are able to offer the following tours
- American Highlights Tour including Ste Mere Eglise, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach
- American Battlefield Tour including La Fiere, Brecourt Manor, Craignes
- American Sector – 2 day Tour including Utah Beach, Carentan, Angoville au Plain
- 82nd & 101st Airborne Tour including Chef du Pont, Neuville au Plain, Objective XYZ
- Omaha Beach to St Lo
If you have specific requests we can tailor itineraries to suit your interests.
Follow the American Divisions as they battle their way through the Hedgerows of Normandy until they breakout during Operation Cobra
For those staying in Normandy for longer we can offer combination tours covering the British & Canadian sectors as well eg. Overlord Tour
Price is dependent on pick up location. We are able to meet you from your hotel, B & B accommodation or Gite or train stations in Normandy.
Please contact us for more information and detailed itineraries