Battlefield Tour FAQs

Where do the tours begin?

Normandy tours generally begin from the Caen or Bayeux area. We are happy to pick you up from your accommodation in this area. If you are arriving from Paris on the train we can pick up either at Caen, Bayeux or Carentan train station. Travel information is available elsewhere on this website. The Bulge Tours generally run from either the UK or Bastogne.

What time does the tour begin and end?

Generally we like to meet at 0900 and finish around 1730 - 1800. Times can be arranged to suit but we do like to finish the tours by 1800.

What does the daily charge include?

The daily charge includes all transportation from pick-up point to drop-off point and the battlefield historian guiding services.

What does the daily charge not include?

The daily charge does not include lunch, snacks, drinks, guide tips or entry charges to the museums.

Are there arrangements for lunch?

We can stop for lunch for 1 hour and snack/coffee breaks can be taken at any time. However, most people prefer to eat lightly at lunch so as to get the most from the day. It's up to you.

What do I need to bring along for the tour?

Suitable clothing is the most important. In Normandy the coastal weather can be changeable. In the Ardennes it can be cold. So some comfortable shoes for walking, a windproof/waterproof and a warm jacket or fleece is recommended. There is room to bring some spare items; these can be left in the vehicle. Please refrain from relying on umbrellas as it can be windy - waterproof clothing with hoods are more suitable. In the sunshine some sun cream is recommended. Camera's, torches (flashlights!) and binoculars are also useful.

Please do not bring pets.

How do we travel on the tours?

We use our new Mercedes 7 seat people carrier. This is fully air-conditioned and has seatbelts throughout. Insurance and safety measures are in-line with EU/UK regulations. Driver always carries a mobile telephone.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO FOOD OR DRINKS OTHER THAN WATER MAY BE CONSUMED IN THE VEHICLE.

Is there disabled access to the vehicles?

Currently we do not have chairlifts but carrying a wheelchair is no problem. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and we will do our very best to accommodate you.

Can children attend the tours?

In the past young children have found the days too long and the subject too difficult to understand properly to be interesting. We recommend children of 14 years upwards. Of course this question greatly depends on the children themselves and you know your children best.

How do we pay for a tour?

Payment can be made securely by credit/debit card or direct bank transfer , all payment information will be made available when making your booking.

Are the sites mentioned in the tour itineraries on this website the only sites available for us to see?

No, not by any means. The sites given here are the main sites we visit, we also visit many other sites during the tour that are not listed, these are our special 'out of the way' places where actual events took place and a comprehensive narrative will soon bring these lanes, villages and fields 'to life'.

What knowledge do I need?

You do not need any prior knowledge to enjoy the tours but some prior knowledge is helpful, not essential. There are many books on the subjects we cover and many documentary films. A quick search on google will bring up many different results and information. Our tours are suitable for all, novice and expert. There is also a booklist to view on this website for further reading.

Do you conduct tours in languages other than English?

Currently our tours are in English only.

We are arriving on a cruise-vessel. Can we be picked up for a tour whilst we are docked?

Of course, please e-mail us with your request. Ocean going ships dock at Cherbourg, Honfleur and Le Havre whilst river cruises have many different locations. There is a surcharge involved which covers our extra fuel costs and any applicable road-toll charges.

We are staying in Paris. Can we take a Normandy tour?

If you are staying in Paris you can travel to Normandy very easily by train. We would recommend arriving the evening before and staying in the area or there are early trains that will leave Paris early to arrive in Caen by 09.00 or Bayeux or Carentan by 09.30. The journey takes approx 2 hours. There are trains that leave to get you back to Paris for 9.00pm. All travel information is elsewhere on this website.

Do you book hotels or accommodation in the Normandy area?

We only arrange accommodation as part of the accommodation package, however if you arrange your own then we recommend you stay in Bayeux or Caen.

I have more questions....

Please feel free to contact us here if you have any more questions.