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From Bayeux: Normandy D-Day Half-Day Tour by Vintage Sidecar

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Activity provider: Retro Tour Normandy

From Bayeux: Normandy D-Day Half-Day Tour by Vintage Sidecar

Activity provider: Retro Tour Normandy
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From US$ 460.42 per group up to 2

Likely to sell out

Get in an authentic Retro Sidecar and let the Gentleman Sider drive you along the landing beaches for a half-day tour. One sidecar fits one guide and two passengers.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English
Pickup included
Your gentleman Sidercarist will meet at the place of your choice (Bayeux and around Bayeux limitation of 5kms)
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore D-Day by vintage retro motobike sidecar
  • Enjoy a private and local guide that will share tips and anecdotes of history D-Day Landing Beaches
  • Admire places of Arromanches, American cemetery, Canadian beaches
  • Admire the most beautiful views of historic remains and take unbelievable pictures
  • Rediscover the story of the Landing Beaches
Full description

Spend the day visiting four locations over three and a half hours. Visit the Longue-sur-mer battery, typical of German coastal defense batteries. Built in September 1943 and comprising 4 casmates and a fire direction post.

Arrive at Omaha Beach, known for by its code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II. Visit Gold Beach located between Port-en-Bessin on the west and La Rivière on the east. High cliffs at the western end of the zone meant that the landings took place on the flat section between Le Hamel and La Rivière, in the sectors code-named Jig and King.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Helmet
  • Gloves and Goggles (if necessary)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
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This was a wonderful way to see the Normandy D-Day sites. My gentleman driver, Manuel, was knowledgeable with a quick wit. Manuel knew the best spots to take terrific shots with my camera- and he took some excellent photos of me as well. As a single traveler, it was refreshing to have someone to chat with- he spoke English fluently. It was fun to watch people's faces light up when they saw the motorbike and side car. I waved to them all and they returned the wave! This was a highlight of my trip- you should do it, too!

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July 30, 2022

The vintage bikes were sure to please. My 10 and 13 year old Grandkids loved it. It was comfortable for the four of us. The guides were flexible to the weather and our train schedule from Paris. The guides also were concerned for our comfort as we stopped for rain gear change. The scenery is magnificent and the war information with a map to show where the landings took place was a good visual guide. I would do this trip again!

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July 23, 2022

I booked this excursion because my son (23) and I wanted a different experience, which it really was. Alex, our driver, picked us up at our hotel, explained the route we would take today and off we went. From the start we saw smiley faces at the side of the road, with the two of us with the biggest smile on our face. We went to Arromanches, overlooked Gold- and Omaha beach at Port en Bessin, visited Omaha beach and the American cemetery. Alex explained the history, some anekdotal stories and made the trip personal and very informative. We are no ‘excursion people’ so was hesitant when booking but can really recommend this trip and experience. The trip is a great experience and shows you the Normandy side in a different way For my son and myself. Thanks Alex.

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August 6, 2021

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