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From Paris: Normandy D-Day Beaches Day Trip

1. From Paris: Normandy D-Day Beaches Day Trip

Enjoy a full-day trip from Paris to the D-Day Beaches in Normandy in the company of a guide, who'll bring these historic sites to life. Learn about the military operation, and visit the American Cemetery, Arromanches, and Juno Beach. Board the air-conditioned coach in central Paris and get set to enjoy a unique day in Normandy. Relax and admire the beautiful landscapes of the French countryside. Visit the well-known American Cemetery at Saint Laurent. Explore this 170-acre site that features 9,387 white marble headstones lined up perfectly across the grass, a memorial, a chapel, and the Garden of the Missing. Follow a small trail down to Omaha Beach, too. Visit the german betteries at Longues sur Mer. The next stop is in Arromanches, a historic town known for its artificial port that was built to assist the Normandy landings. On D-Day, the harbor saw the unloading of almost 10,000 tons of equipment. You can still make out the floating reinforced concrete Phoenix constructions in the water. Before returning to Paris, make a short stop near sandy Juno Beach and its cemetery, one of the key D-Day landing beaches for Canadian troops on June 6, 1944. Get the opportunity to see everyday objects from life under occupation, maps, and models of military vehicles, as well as film screenings recreating the emotions of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The itinerary and times listed may be subject to change depending on traffic conditions or changes in site schedules

Caen: Guided D-Day Sites Tour & Caen Memorial Museum Ticket

2. Caen: Guided D-Day Sites Tour & Caen Memorial Museum Ticket

Learn about the history of World War II and the D-Day events with a small group guided tour of key D-Day sites, along with admission to the unmissable Mémorial de Caen Museum. The tour consists of a self-guided visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum and a guided tour of the D-Day key sites. You can spend as much time as you wish discovering the Mémorial de Caen on the same day as your D-Day guided tour or another day.  The Mémorial de Caen is a museum and war memorial which you can explore at your own pace. Here, go on an historical journey through the 20th century, discovering major events from the end of World War I to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The museum features an entire section devoted to D-Day, and is the only museum in Normandy to relate the intensity of the invasion and explain its preparation in both enemy camps. You'll get the chance to visit the Normandy landing beaches in the company of an expert guide from Le Mémorial de Caen. Travel by air-conditioned minivan to the key sites: the American Military Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc. This is a small group tour with a maximum of 7 passengers.

From Le Havre: D-Day Beaches Shore Trip with Packed Lunch

3. From Le Havre: D-Day Beaches Shore Trip with Packed Lunch

Join this guided shore trip, tailored for cruise ship passengers docking at Le Havre port. This relaxing but fascinating excursion provides an in-depth look at the D-Day landing sites aboard a comfortable modern bus, led by a guide who is both passionate and knowledgeable about WWII history. To ensure your comfort during this comprehensive tour, we include a complimentary homemade packed lunch featuring a baguette, water, and a dessert. This allows you more time to absorb the sites and stories without the need to rush. From the moment we pick you up at Le Havre port, your day of historical exploration begins. We'll visit key locations such as Omaha Beach, where the significant battles of D-Day unfolded, and Pointe du Hoc, renowned for the daring ascent by U.S. Army Rangers. These sites offer a real sense of the scale and ferocity of the battles that took place. Another poignant stop is the American Cemetery, where you can reflect on the vast sacrifice made for freedom, underscored by the endless rows of white crosses and Stars of David. Throughout the tour, your guide will provide detailed narratives that bring the courage and strategy of these historic events to life. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the monumental challenges faced during Operation Overlord and the immense bravery that led to the eventual success of the Allies. We guarantee a timely return to Le Havre port, ensuring you reboard your cruise ship with both a deeper appreciation of Normandy's critical role in WWII and plenty of time to prepare for the evening's activities.

From Paris: 2-Day Normandy & Brittany Tour

4. From Paris: 2-Day Normandy & Brittany Tour

Discover the historic D-Day Beaches on a 2-day trip around the stunning French regions of Normandy and Brittany. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Paris - Caen (Meals: D) Take the Normandy motorway and make your first stop at Rouen for a walking tour in the old town before continuing to Honfleur. On the way between Rouen and Honfleur, enjoy a view of the newly built Pont de Normandie, a cable-stayed bridge. Take free time for lunch once in Honfleur, then continue to the beaches of Normandy and pass by the landing area at Omaha Beach. Visit the American cemetery of Saint-Laurent, stop off in Arromanches, and then continue on for dinner and an overnight stay at Novotel Caen (or similar). Day 2: Caen - Paris (Meals: B) Leave Caen in the direction of Saint-Malo located in the Brittany region. Take a guided tour of the town, including a walk along the ramparts and the cathedral. After free time for lunch, depart for Mont-Saint-Michel, the frontier between the Brittany and Normandy regions. Continue your afternoon with a guided visit of the abbey and free time for strolling and shopping, before returning to Paris.

From Bayeux: Half-Day Normandy WWII Sidecar Tour

5. From Bayeux: Half-Day Normandy WWII Sidecar Tour

Picture yourself with the wind in your hair, riding in our retro sidecar with your Gentleman Sider by your side. You will discover the historical sites that changed the course of history, from Gold Beach and its artificial port to Longues-sur-Mer and its German battery, and not forgetting Omaha Beach and its military cemetery and if time allows, we will also introduce you to the remarkable Pointe du Hoc. Your passionate guide, knowledgeable about the history of World War II, will tell you interesting anecdotes and fascinating facts throughout the tour. And who knows, they might even teach you a few words in French! But that's not all! Imagine yourself taking unforgettable selfies in this iconic vehicle that attracts admiring glances and smiles wherever you go. In summary, this private vintage sidecar tour on the D-Day beaches is a unique experience that combines history, adventure, and fun. So get ready to live an exceptional moment that you will never forget! This tour is perfect for solo travelers, couples, families, or groups of friends, as each sidecars can accommodate up to 2 passengers (one person behind our guide/pilot and one person in the sidecar basket).

Guided Tour of the Landing Sites and the Memorial of Caen

6. Guided Tour of the Landing Sites and the Memorial of Caen

Go on a journey back through time on a day-long sightseeing tour of the World War II sites and landing beaches of Caen and Normandy. The excursion starts with a guided tour of the Memorial de Caen Museum. Here, go on an historical journey through the 20th century, discovering major events from the end of World War I to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The museum features an entire section devoted to D-Day and is the only museum in Normandy to relate the intensity of the invasion and explain its preparation in both enemy camps. Pause for lunch at the lovely Les Pommierse Restaurant. Then, continue your tour to the Normandy landing beaches, in the company of your bilingual guide from Le Mémorial de Caen. Travel by air-conditioned minivan to the key D-Day sites visiting the American Military Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach and the Pointe du Hoc.

From Paris: Normandy Landing Beaches D-Day Tour by Minibus

7. From Paris: Normandy Landing Beaches D-Day Tour by Minibus

Explore some of the most important sights in Normandy – the remains of historic Allied landings that changed the course of the Second World War. The full-day tour from Paris will take you to the German battery of Longues sur Mer, part of the German's Atlantic Wall of defense. You will also stop at the American Cemetery in Colleville, for an emotional visit, where 9,386 soldiers now rest. In 2007 a new Visitor Center was created to commemorate the operations of the D-Day Landings, and you will have time to learn more about these dramatic events. Continue to Omaha Beach, where more bloody events took place, and spend some time contemplating those moments before you break for lunch. In the early afternoon, you will see the ruins of the Arromanches’ artificial harbor, built by the Allies in less than 15 days. Finally, continue along the coast past Gold Beach to Juno Beach, where you will get a guided tour of the remains of the Atlantic Wall, before your return to Paris.

Paris: Normandy D-Day Sights Day Trip with Hotel Transfers

8. Paris: Normandy D-Day Sights Day Trip with Hotel Transfers

Enjoy a full-day trip from Paris to the D-Day Beaches in Normandy in the company of a guide, who'll bring these historic sites to life. Learn about the military operation, and visit the American Cemetery, Arromanches, and Juno Beach. Our pick up service will bring you from your hotel to the central located departure point where you'll borad the air-conditioned coach to get set to enjoy a unique day in Normandy. Relax and admire the beautiful landscapes of the French countryside. Visit the well-known American Cemetery at Saint Laurent. Explore this 170-acre site that features 9,387 white marble headstones lined up perfectly across the grass, a memorial, a chapel, and the Garden of the Missing. Follow a small trail down to Omaha Beach, too. The next stop is in Arromanches, a historic town known for its artificial port that was built to assist the Normandy landings. On D-Day, the harbor saw the unloading of almost 10,000 tons of equipment. You can still make out the floating reinforced concrete Phoenix constructions in the water. Before returning to Paris, make a short stop near sandy Juno Beach and its cemetery, one of the key D-Day landing beaches for Canadian troops on June 6, 1944. Get the opportunity to see everyday objects from life under occupation, maps, and models of military vehicles, as well as film screenings recreating the emotions of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

Normandy DDay beaches private tour from your hotel in Paris

9. Normandy DDay beaches private tour from your hotel in Paris

Duration: about 12-hour tour. MORNING: • Recommended pick up time: 7:30am (The tour takes about 12 hours) • Cross the magnificent Normandy countryside with its green meadows and its cow farms (around 3,5 hours drive. Stops at will) • With your knowledgeable private guide, explore the untamed “Pointe du Hoc” where US rangers scaled 90-foot cliffs on June 6th. Visit a genuine bunker from WWII and the German “pillboxes” scattered along the hillside. From this cliff, you'll enjoy a 360-degree view of the English Channel, with Utah beach to the west and Omaha beach to the east in the distance. AFTERNOON: For lunch, we recommend you the best restaurants where you can try local products such as Camembert cheese. – Walk on Omaha Beach called “Bloody Omaha” where more than 1000 young american soldiers gave their lives for our freedom on June 6, 1944. This is the beach featured in the movie “Saving private Ryan”. – Visit the Normandy American Cemetery with its 9000 aligned tombs, its memorial and museum that are very well made. Watch there a short film about DDay that will make you understand the context of the landing. We may attend the Taps with the American flag ceremony inside the cemetery which usually takes place at 4 pm in low season and at 5 pm in high season (it can change depending on the dates). The tour will take you through sites which still carry remnants of battle. You will see along the way war machines like Sherman tank and cannons. • At the end of the day we will head back to Paris (Arrival time will depend on traffic in Paris area) AFTERNOON OPTIONS: To choose one of the following options, please let us know when booking: - Discover Utah beach, the American D-Day beach where General Theodore Roosevelt – the son of the US President – landed with his cane the 6th of June 1944. Then, go to the village of Sainte Mère Eglise where the paratrooper John Steel got stuck on the church steeple as he was trying to evade enemy lines. This would be instead of the Normandy American Cemetery. – A unique encounter with a local cheese producer who will explain the traditional process of making traditional and world-renowned Normandy cheeses. (We will of course enjoy a tasting of some of his finest cheeses!). This would be instead of Pointe du Hoc. – Gold Beach in Arromanches and the remnants of Mulberry Harbor, one of the largest artificial ports ever built to land Allied troops . This would be instead of Pointe du Hoc. – Personal family history investigation: if you have relatives who fought in the 1944 Battle of Normandy, we can pinpoint exactly where and when your ancestor set foot on Norman soil using historical databases.booking Please check out our amazing reviews online by typing "Finding France" in your search engine as we operate this tour for many years.

From Paris: Private Normandy D-Day Beaches Tour

10. From Paris: Private Normandy D-Day Beaches Tour

Depart from your hotel in Paris and then, after 2.5 hours driving, arrive at Colleville Cemetery. Nearly, 9387 American soldiers died during the landing and you will see the perfectly aligned gravestones across this expansive green lawn. The Cemetery visitor center is also very helpful if you wish to know more about the details of Operation Overlord. Omaha Beach was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion. the beach is just under the cemetery and was the theater of one of the most intense periods of fighting. The beach was nicknamed the Bloody Beach. You will stop by Arromanche, the seaside city which was a priority target of Allied troops. You will be able to have lunch at one of the restaurants that your driver will recommend to you. To end the visit, you will be driven to Pointe du Hoc. Symbolizing the courage of the young American soldiers involved in its storming, the famous Pointe du Hoc was one of the strongest German fortifications and was taken by force on the morning of 6th June by Colonel Rudder’s Rangers. The site, full of emotional memories, has been completely redeveloped; its impressive appearance bears witness to the intensity of the battle which took place here. You will then return to Paris.

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4.6
(205 reviews)

Everything was incredible! The can we took was clean and well kept, our drivers were courteous and our guide was not only extremely knowledgeable, but also entertaining. Thank you for a memorable experience!

The bus ride had around 35 to 40 individuals. The tour guide stopped at extra locations to show us bunkers and artillery left over from the war. Overall, I thought this was a great tour.

The guide Mario was AWESOME! The driver Sebastian was so good We really enjoyed this tour.

Steve was a great guide! Very informative and entertaining. Made the day extra special.

Indeed very good activity. Good hotel, good everything.