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Which D-Day Tour Company?

I am looking for a tour company offering d-day themed tours out of Bayeux. Lots to choose from so I'd like to hear opinions.

I am NOT looking for a private tour or guide. Only organized ones.

Merci.

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1962 posts

We were very happy with Overlord, which we used for two tours in September 2019. On our previous trip to Normandy, we used the now defunct Battlebus for a two day American Experience tour, and a one day "Band of Brothers" tour. If you are into WWII, I think allowing two full days is the way to go.

For our most recent trip, we had wanted to take Overlord's "Hedgerows" tour, but they didn't sell enough seats. So we took a one-day highlights tour of the American sites. We also took a one-day British and Canadian Experience tour which was extremely interesting to us Yanks.

https://www.overlordtour.com/

Posted by
1447 posts

Well, we toured with Dale Booth back when he was with Battlebus Tours, but I just checked his website and now he is only doing private tours. I guess that leaves him out, but I know Overlord Tours get lots of good reviews.

Posted by
768 posts

I did a tour with Overlord and was totally Impressen with the amount of Information that was provided and we stayed at the Hotel Churchill which is 300 feet from the Overlord pick up Point.
Mike

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30932 posts

Frank II,

I think Overlord Tour is your best bet as they offer a variety of half-day and full-day group tours, and the prices seem fairly reasonable. If you'd like to focus on a particular part of the invasion, one of their tours will likely cover that (ie: Band of Brothers, American, Canadian & British, etc.). Depending on when you'll be there, it would probably be a really good idea to pre-book the tour.

I'm not sure if they cover this on any of their tours, but you may want to have a look at the Maisy Battery also. It was only discovered a few years ago. This provides an interesting take on the history - https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/one-of-d-day-s-most-famous-heroic-assaults-may-have-been-unnecessary-historian-says-1.584244 .