The Battle of Normandy: Sword Sector

Join this half-day day trip to the Normandy landing beaches and remember the heroism of the allied forces as you visit sites of the historic D-Day.

Included in your cruise
  • A tour dedicated to the heroes of WWII.
  • Pay your hommage to the fallen soldiers at the cemetery.
  • An interesting museum focused on the commando which stormed Sword Sector.
  • See the ingenuity of war engineers with the replica of Pegasus Bridge.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

  • Duration

    4h

  • Max. passengers

    190

  • Booking code

    INCL-CFR1

  • Notices

    Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower said on historic D-Day’s eve: "Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force: You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you". The beaches of Normandy and the events of June 6th, 1944, will never be forgotten.  

You will have the opportunity to see a replica of the famous Pegasus Bridge at Benouville. The original Pegasus Bridge, built in 1933 was removed from the canal in 1993 and moved to a nearby site where it has now been incorporated within the grounds of a museum.  

Located near the historic Pegasus Bridge site, the British Cemetery at Ranville has 2,564 graves, including those of 2,152 British soldiers. The village of Ranville was captured on the morning of D-Day. The churchyard was used for immediate burials and some soldiers were laid to rest at this location as the fighting for the eastern flank continued. After World War II, the site was chosen to regroup burials from this part of the battlefield, and graves were brought in from a number of areas. 

Finally, reach the Sword Beach Museum "N°4 Commando" for a visit on your own. The museum presents the landing from the angle of the Franco-British commandos who landed at Colleville sur Orne at Sword Beach on June 6, 1944 and whose mission was to liberate Ouistreham and then to join the British paratroopers who were at Pegasus Bridge in Bénouville . Commando number 4 was partly made up of the “177 Frenchmen on D-Day” commanded by Philippe Kieffer.  

After your visit, drive back to the pier. 

Practical information: 

  • Language: English and German.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes. 

  • Walking information: 1 Km.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.