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 historic D-Day sites.

Included in your cruise
  • A tour dedicated to the heroes of World War II.
  • Pay homage to the fallen soldiers at the cemetery.
  • Visit the fascinating museum dedicated to the unit that stormed Sword Sector.
  • See the ingenuity of war engineers with the replica of Pegasus Bridge.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone*

  • 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 6, 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 was built in 1933 and was removed from the canal in 1993 and moved to a nearby site. It has now been incorporated into a museum.

Located near the historic Pegasus Bridge site, the British Cemetery at Ranville has 2,564 graves, including 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 continued for the eastern flank. After World War II, the site was chosen to regroup burials from this part of the battlefield and graves were brought here from a number of areas.

Then, you will reach the Sword Beach Museum "N°4 Commando" for a visit at your leisure. 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. Their mission was to liberate Ouistreham and then join the British paratroopers at Pegasus Bridge in Bénouville. Commando No. 4 was partly made up of the ‘177 Frenchmen on D-Day’, commanded by Philippe Kieffer.

After our visit, we will drive back to the pier.

Practical information:

  • Language: English and German

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

  • Walking information: 0.6 miles

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.