VIRTUAL D-DAY TOURS
"These virtual tours allow us to visit Normandy when at the moment this is not possible for a lot of people...Patrick is excellent, and brings the history of each area alive."
- TripAdvisor user
OMAHA - a 1-hour virtual tour of the bunkers, monuments and the beach
UTAH - a 1-hour virtual tour of the beach, the monuments and the bunkers
SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE - a 1-hour virtual tour of the town, the church and monuments
What's a virtual D-Day tour?
Over the years we have welcomed hundreds of visitors from all over the world to Normandy. In 2020 these visits stopped. The travel restrictions due to Covid-19 have disappointed so many people who planned to come to the D-Day beaches this year. Our VIRTUAL tours use unique video footage to bring the sights and sounds of the D-Day battlefields and beaches right to your living room, den or office - on your tablet, computer, laptop or TV screen. Using the ZOOM platform, these tours are fully interactive - you and your guests can ask questions during the tour.
Tours are given in English.
How does it work?
Since the lockdown measures became the 'new normal' most people have become familiar with using Facetime, Whatsapp, Zoom, Skype etc. to keep in touch with loved-ones and colleagues. From June 2020 we are providing interactive VIRTUAL D-Day tours using unique and exclusive video footage brought to you via ZOOM.
To join a VIRTUAL D-Day tour you only need 4 things:
1. A computer or tablet *
2. A reliable internet connection *
3. A ZOOM account
4. A comfortable place to relax and enjoy the tour
That's all - except for some tasty refreshments!
When do the tours run?
Private tours run 7 days a week during daylight hours, typically from 8am to 10pm (Paris Time). A time that works for you is agreed upon when you make a reservation, and scheduled in advance. Private tours can be tailored to suit your wishes and requirements.
If you're in the USA, then the best time is in the morning, due to the time difference. If you're on the west coast, Alaska or Hawaii then late evening tours can be arranged.
How much is it? Can we share the tour with friends?
Scheduled 1-Hour Group Tours 9.95€
Pivate 1-Hour Exclusive Tours 49€
Current tours include Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Longues-sur-Mer and Sainte-Mère-Eglise. Coming soon are the British & Canadian sites, the cemeteries, and the battle-torn towns of the Cotentin Peninsular and the Battle of the Hedgerows.
Tours are broadcast on the welovenormandy.com site. Additional connections are 15€ per connection. If you would like to invite your friends and family to view the tour with you then they will be more than welcome - and you can share the cost of the tour between you!