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From Paris: Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Tour

1. From Paris: Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Tour

Enjoy an unforgettable day trip from Paris, and visit the Normandy Landing Beaches, where the outcome of changed World War II and the future of Europe forever. Learn about the dramatic events of 6 June 1944, with round-trip minibus transfers from Paris. Drive through the Normandy countryside to discover some of the most significant sites of the campaign. During the day, go to Omaha Beach, see the German Bunkers, visit Operation Overlord Museum, and travel to Pointe du Hoc. Gaze in wonder at more than 10,000 white crosses that mark the fallen soldiers in the American Cemetery. Listen as your guide brings the battlefields to life, telling unique stories of the soldiers who fought and died to put an end to Hitler’s plans for Europe and the world.

Bayeux: American D-Day Sites in Normandy Half-Day Tour

2. Bayeux: American D-Day Sites in Normandy Half-Day Tour

Meet your guide at Place de Québec and then begin your D-Day exploration adventure, retracing history as you uncover the day of June 6, 1944. The first stop of the tour is Omaha beach, where the deadliest landings of the day took place. From your guide, learn about the landings here and the soldiers who risked their lives. After Omaha, visit the US military cemetery for the chance to pay respect and honor the soldiers of World War ll. The tour continues to Pointe du Hoc next, a breathtaking cliff offering lunar landscapes and a magnificent viewpoint over the English Channel. The site was built as a key point of the Atlantic Wall by the Germans because it was the highest point between the Omaha beach and provided a great observation spot to notice any arrivals from the sea. Tailor your half-day experience to your meet interest and schedule.

Bayeux: American D-Day Sites in Normandy Full-Day Tour

3. Bayeux: American D-Day Sites in Normandy Full-Day Tour

Meet your guide at Place de Québec and then begin your D-Day exploration adventure, retracing history as you uncover the day of June 6, 1944. The first stop is at the village of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, the heart of the jump zone for the 82nd Airborne U.S. forces. Listen to stories of how paratroopers rained on the village, and how one of them famously got caught in the tower of the church. Visit Utah beach, the second location where American troops landed on D-Day Then, continue to Pointe du Hoc, a breathtaking cliff offering lunar landscapes and a magnificent viewpoint over the English Channel.  The site was built as a key point of the Atlantic Wall by the Germans because it was the highest point between the Omaha and Utah beaches and provided a great observation spot to notice any arrivals from the sea. Head to Omaha beach, where the deadliest landings of the day took place. From your guide, learn about the landings here and the soldiers who risked their lives. Your D-Day sightseeing tour of Normandy ends with a visit to the US military cemetery where you will have the chance to pay your respects and honor the soldiers of World War ll. 

From Bayeux: Full-Day Mont Saint-Michel Tour

4. From Bayeux: Full-Day Mont Saint-Michel Tour

The Mont Saint Michel is an island off the coast of Normandy in the English Channel, and sees some of the biggest tides in Europe. The first church was built on the mount in 709 at the request of Archange Michael. The construction of the Mont Saint-Michel Abbey as we know it today was finished in the 13th and 14th centuries. Those hundreds of years of architectural prowesses have left us with a magnificent monument, now referred as the “Wonder of the Western World” and deemed a UNESCO world heritage site. Travel with a friendly driver and professional English-speaking guide from Bayeux to the Mont Saint Michel, which you will access via shuttle across the bridge in accordance with local requirements. Head to the very top of the mount and enter the abbey. The history of its construction will be explained in detail, while you marvel at stunning views of the surrounding bay. After visiting the abbey, explore the town at your own pace and pick up some souvenirs for friends and family. Your guide will suggest some great restaurants for lunch, suitable for all budgets. At the end of the tour, your chauffeur will take you back to your original meeting point in Bayeux.

Bayeux: Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Guided Tour

5. Bayeux: Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Guided Tour

Discover the historic significance of Normandy and the events of World War II on a guided tour of D-Day landing beaches from Bayeux. Take a full-day exploration of the most pivotal battle sites, providing you with invaluable insights into the sacrifices made during this critical period in history. Follow your guide to key battle sites, including Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Sainte-Mère-Église, and Utah Beach. As you stand on the hallowed grounds where history was made, read the names of the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. With Normandy's diverse history, take part in experiences ranging from delicate art to robust medieval life and strategic military events. Whether you find yourself in the shoes of a GI from 1944 or in the medieval times of Mont St Michel, the guides will transport you through time.

From Bayeux: Omaha Beach, Cemetery, and Pointe du Hoc Tour

6. From Bayeux: Omaha Beach, Cemetery, and Pointe du Hoc Tour

After some time spent on Omaha Beach, you will discover the American Cemetery inaugurated in 1956 and run by the American Battle Monuments Commission. This is the place to go if you want to pay a tribute to the American soldiers who died during the battle of Normandy. The tour also includes a visit to Pointe du Hoc where James Rudder’s Rangers climbed a cliff under heavy fire to knock out a German coastal battery. This site is maintained as a WW2 battlefield where you can still observe bunkers and hundreds of bomb craters.

From Bayeux: Full Day Guided Tour to Mont Saint Michel

7. From Bayeux: Full Day Guided Tour to Mont Saint Michel

Discover 13 centuries of history with our experienced guides. On the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites since 1979, Mont-Saint-Michel is an incredible master-piece of architecture surrounded by the beautiful seascape of one of the largest bays in Europe. Your guide will first present you the village on the island, where shops and restaurants have existed for 1000 years. Then you will climb to the top of the rock where you will visit the different rooms of the abbey and you will have the chance to understand what was the life of a monk in the "City of Books", through different wars over centuries. Also, your guide will explain to you the slow construction of the abbey, from its pre-romanesque times to the French revolution, and the use of the different rooms of the abbey.

From Bayeux: Half-Day Normandy WWII Sidecar Tour

8. 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).

From Bayeux: D-Day American Beaches and US Airborne Day Tour

9. From Bayeux: D-Day American Beaches and US Airborne Day Tour

You will start the day at Omaha Beach where the 1st and 29th US infantry divisions landed. Our guides, with the help of maps and pictures, will explain to you all the details of “bloody Omaha”. From the layout of the German defenses to the plight of the first waves, we will share with you the stories of these brave GI’s who conquered the beach. Your guide will show you the American Cemetery behind Omaha beach. the resting place of more than 9,000 American servicemen and women. This sacred place, run by the American Battle Monuments Commission, is the most visited D-Day site in Normandy. You will discover the unique site of Pointe du Hoc. Follow the footsteps of the 2nd US Ranger Battalion led by the famous Lieutenant Colonel James E. Rudder who scaled the cliffs to destroy a German gun battery threatening the whole US landing operation. Bomb craters, bunkers, dugouts, come and see this outstanding battlefield. In the heart of the Airborne operation, you will visit the small town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise. It was the first town to be captured by the American paratroopers. One of them got stuck up on the church tower during that night. Your guide will share with you the details of this crucial operation and many stories of these brave men. The visit of the Airborne Museum in Sainte Mere Eglise is included in the tour, this museum is extremely well done and will provide you a great experience. At Utah Beach your guide will tell you how the 4th Infantry Division successfully breached the German defenses. The first wave was led by Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr who landed on that Beach at 6:30am. He was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor. Your guide will bring you to the church of Angoville-au-Plain. This site was used as an aid-station. Two young medics treated about 80 wounded soldiers for two days. Discover their heroic feat, a moving story about humanity and dedication on the battlefield. The best way to get an overview of the American involvement on D-Day with plenty of details given by our experienced guides.

Normandy World War II Private 2 Hours Sidecar Tour Bayeux

10. Normandy World War II Private 2 Hours Sidecar Tour Bayeux

Unlike traditional tours, we take you off the beaten path, navigating charming countryside roads inaccessible to larger vehicles. Feel the freedom of the open road as you soak in panoramic views and discover hidden gems along the way. From the tranquil landscapes to the poignant sites of Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery, every moment is enhanced by the unique perspective our sidecars provide. Join us for an unforgettable adventure that combines history, beauty, and the exhilarating sensation of riding in a classic sidecar. Book now and embark on a journey like no other. Stand on the sands where history was made and gain a profound understanding of the pivotal events that unfolded at Omaha Beach. On June 6, 1944, this iconic stretch of coastline became the battleground for one of the most consequential military operations in history: the D-Day invasion. As part of Operation Overlord, American troops stormed ashore under a hail of enemy fire, facing daunting obstacles and heavy casualties. Yet, their unwavering resolve and extraordinary bravery paved the way for the liberation of Europe. Today, Omaha Beach stands as a hallowed ground, a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by thousands of Allied soldiers who fought and died here. With its pristine sands and serene waters juxtaposed against the haunting remnants of war, Omaha Beach offers visitors a solemn opportunity to reflect on the price of freedom and the enduring legacy of those who gave all for it. Perched atop the cliffs of Colleville-sur-Mer overlooking Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery stands as a solemn tribute to the courage and sacrifice of over 9,000 Allied soldiers who gave their lives during the Normandy Campaign of World War II. Established in 1944, this meticulously maintained cemetery provides a poignant reminder of the price of freedom. Its rows of white marble crosses and Stars of David offer a sobering sight, while the Memorial, inscribed with the names of over 1,500 missing soldiers, serves as a timeless symbol of honor and remembrance. Visiting this sacred ground is not only an opportunity to pay respects to the fallen but also to reflect on the profound impact of their bravery and commitment to liberty. Cidrerie Ferme de la Sapiniere (optional) Today, as you sample their exquisite ciders crafted from locally grown apples, you're tasting the essence of Normandy's heritage. Savor each sip amidst the rustic charm of the cidrerie, where the art of cider-making has been perfected over generations. It's not just a tasting; it's an immersion into the soul of Normandy. Retour Bayeux: As we pass through Bayeux on our return journey, catch a glimpse of its medieval charm, highlighted by the striking Bayeux Cathedral. Dating back to the 11th century, this Gothic masterpiece is a testament to the town's rich history. Enjoy a fleeting view of Bayeux's quaint streets lined with timber-framed houses, offering a snapshot of its timeless beauty as our adventure come to its end.

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From Paris: Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Tour

From Paris: Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Tour

Enjoy an unforgettable day trip from Paris, and visit the Normandy Landing Beaches, where the outcome of changed World War II and the future of Europe forever. Learn about the dramatic events of 6 June 1944, with round-trip minibus transfers from Paris. Drive through the Normandy countryside to discover some of the most significant sites of the campaign. During the day, go to Omaha Beach, see the German Bunkers, visit Operation Overlord Museum, and travel to Pointe du Hoc. Gaze in wonder at more than 10,000 white crosses that mark the fallen soldiers in the American Cemetery. Listen as your guide brings the battlefields to life, telling unique stories of the soldiers who fought and died to put an end to Hitler’s plans for Europe and the world.

Bayeux: American D-Day Sites in Normandy Half-Day Tour

Bayeux: American D-Day Sites in Normandy Half-Day Tour

Meet your guide at Place de Québec and then begin your D-Day exploration adventure, retracing history as you uncover the day of June 6, 1944. The first stop of the tour is Omaha beach, where the deadliest landings of the day took place. From your guide, learn about the landings here and the soldiers who risked their lives. After Omaha, visit the US military cemetery for the chance to pay respect and honor the soldiers of World War ll. The tour continues to Pointe du Hoc next, a breathtaking cliff offering lunar landscapes and a magnificent viewpoint over the English Channel. The site was built as a key point of the Atlantic Wall by the Germans because it was the highest point between the Omaha beach and provided a great observation spot to notice any arrivals from the sea. Tailor your half-day experience to your meet interest and schedule.

Bayeux: American D-Day Sites in Normandy Full-Day Tour

Bayeux: American D-Day Sites in Normandy Full-Day Tour

Meet your guide at Place de Québec and then begin your D-Day exploration adventure, retracing history as you uncover the day of June 6, 1944. The first stop is at the village of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, the heart of the jump zone for the 82nd Airborne U.S. forces. Listen to stories of how paratroopers rained on the village, and how one of them famously got caught in the tower of the church. Visit Utah beach, the second location where American troops landed on D-Day Then, continue to Pointe du Hoc, a breathtaking cliff offering lunar landscapes and a magnificent viewpoint over the English Channel.  The site was built as a key point of the Atlantic Wall by the Germans because it was the highest point between the Omaha and Utah beaches and provided a great observation spot to notice any arrivals from the sea. Head to Omaha beach, where the deadliest landings of the day took place. From your guide, learn about the landings here and the soldiers who risked their lives. Your D-Day sightseeing tour of Normandy ends with a visit to the US military cemetery where you will have the chance to pay your respects and honor the soldiers of World War ll. 

From Bayeux: Full-Day Mont Saint-Michel Tour

From Bayeux: Full-Day Mont Saint-Michel Tour

The Mont Saint Michel is an island off the coast of Normandy in the English Channel, and sees some of the biggest tides in Europe. The first church was built on the mount in 709 at the request of Archange Michael. The construction of the Mont Saint-Michel Abbey as we know it today was finished in the 13th and 14th centuries. Those hundreds of years of architectural prowesses have left us with a magnificent monument, now referred as the “Wonder of the Western World” and deemed a UNESCO world heritage site. Travel with a friendly driver and professional English-speaking guide from Bayeux to the Mont Saint Michel, which you will access via shuttle across the bridge in accordance with local requirements. Head to the very top of the mount and enter the abbey. The history of its construction will be explained in detail, while you marvel at stunning views of the surrounding bay. After visiting the abbey, explore the town at your own pace and pick up some souvenirs for friends and family. Your guide will suggest some great restaurants for lunch, suitable for all budgets. At the end of the tour, your chauffeur will take you back to your original meeting point in Bayeux.

Bayeux: Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Guided Tour

Bayeux: Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Guided Tour

Discover the historic significance of Normandy and the events of World War II on a guided tour of D-Day landing beaches from Bayeux. Take a full-day exploration of the most pivotal battle sites, providing you with invaluable insights into the sacrifices made during this critical period in history. Follow your guide to key battle sites, including Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Sainte-Mère-Église, and Utah Beach. As you stand on the hallowed grounds where history was made, read the names of the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. With Normandy's diverse history, take part in experiences ranging from delicate art to robust medieval life and strategic military events. Whether you find yourself in the shoes of a GI from 1944 or in the medieval times of Mont St Michel, the guides will transport you through time.

From Bayeux: Omaha Beach, Cemetery, and Pointe du Hoc Tour

From Bayeux: Omaha Beach, Cemetery, and Pointe du Hoc Tour

After some time spent on Omaha Beach, you will discover the American Cemetery inaugurated in 1956 and run by the American Battle Monuments Commission. This is the place to go if you want to pay a tribute to the American soldiers who died during the battle of Normandy. The tour also includes a visit to Pointe du Hoc where James Rudder’s Rangers climbed a cliff under heavy fire to knock out a German coastal battery. This site is maintained as a WW2 battlefield where you can still observe bunkers and hundreds of bomb craters.

From Bayeux: Full Day Guided Tour to Mont Saint Michel

From Bayeux: Full Day Guided Tour to Mont Saint Michel

Discover 13 centuries of history with our experienced guides. On the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites since 1979, Mont-Saint-Michel is an incredible master-piece of architecture surrounded by the beautiful seascape of one of the largest bays in Europe. Your guide will first present you the village on the island, where shops and restaurants have existed for 1000 years. Then you will climb to the top of the rock where you will visit the different rooms of the abbey and you will have the chance to understand what was the life of a monk in the "City of Books", through different wars over centuries. Also, your guide will explain to you the slow construction of the abbey, from its pre-romanesque times to the French revolution, and the use of the different rooms of the abbey.

From Bayeux: Half-Day Normandy WWII Sidecar Tour

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).

From Bayeux: D-Day American Beaches and US Airborne Day Tour

From Bayeux: D-Day American Beaches and US Airborne Day Tour

You will start the day at Omaha Beach where the 1st and 29th US infantry divisions landed. Our guides, with the help of maps and pictures, will explain to you all the details of “bloody Omaha”. From the layout of the German defenses to the plight of the first waves, we will share with you the stories of these brave GI’s who conquered the beach. Your guide will show you the American Cemetery behind Omaha beach. the resting place of more than 9,000 American servicemen and women. This sacred place, run by the American Battle Monuments Commission, is the most visited D-Day site in Normandy. You will discover the unique site of Pointe du Hoc. Follow the footsteps of the 2nd US Ranger Battalion led by the famous Lieutenant Colonel James E. Rudder who scaled the cliffs to destroy a German gun battery threatening the whole US landing operation. Bomb craters, bunkers, dugouts, come and see this outstanding battlefield. In the heart of the Airborne operation, you will visit the small town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise. It was the first town to be captured by the American paratroopers. One of them got stuck up on the church tower during that night. Your guide will share with you the details of this crucial operation and many stories of these brave men. The visit of the Airborne Museum in Sainte Mere Eglise is included in the tour, this museum is extremely well done and will provide you a great experience. At Utah Beach your guide will tell you how the 4th Infantry Division successfully breached the German defenses. The first wave was led by Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr who landed on that Beach at 6:30am. He was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor. Your guide will bring you to the church of Angoville-au-Plain. This site was used as an aid-station. Two young medics treated about 80 wounded soldiers for two days. Discover their heroic feat, a moving story about humanity and dedication on the battlefield. The best way to get an overview of the American involvement on D-Day with plenty of details given by our experienced guides.

Normandy World War II Private 2 Hours Sidecar Tour Bayeux

Normandy World War II Private 2 Hours Sidecar Tour Bayeux

Unlike traditional tours, we take you off the beaten path, navigating charming countryside roads inaccessible to larger vehicles. Feel the freedom of the open road as you soak in panoramic views and discover hidden gems along the way. From the tranquil landscapes to the poignant sites of Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery, every moment is enhanced by the unique perspective our sidecars provide. Join us for an unforgettable adventure that combines history, beauty, and the exhilarating sensation of riding in a classic sidecar. Book now and embark on a journey like no other. Stand on the sands where history was made and gain a profound understanding of the pivotal events that unfolded at Omaha Beach. On June 6, 1944, this iconic stretch of coastline became the battleground for one of the most consequential military operations in history: the D-Day invasion. As part of Operation Overlord, American troops stormed ashore under a hail of enemy fire, facing daunting obstacles and heavy casualties. Yet, their unwavering resolve and extraordinary bravery paved the way for the liberation of Europe. Today, Omaha Beach stands as a hallowed ground, a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by thousands of Allied soldiers who fought and died here. With its pristine sands and serene waters juxtaposed against the haunting remnants of war, Omaha Beach offers visitors a solemn opportunity to reflect on the price of freedom and the enduring legacy of those who gave all for it. Perched atop the cliffs of Colleville-sur-Mer overlooking Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery stands as a solemn tribute to the courage and sacrifice of over 9,000 Allied soldiers who gave their lives during the Normandy Campaign of World War II. Established in 1944, this meticulously maintained cemetery provides a poignant reminder of the price of freedom. Its rows of white marble crosses and Stars of David offer a sobering sight, while the Memorial, inscribed with the names of over 1,500 missing soldiers, serves as a timeless symbol of honor and remembrance. Visiting this sacred ground is not only an opportunity to pay respects to the fallen but also to reflect on the profound impact of their bravery and commitment to liberty. Cidrerie Ferme de la Sapiniere (optional) Today, as you sample their exquisite ciders crafted from locally grown apples, you're tasting the essence of Normandy's heritage. Savor each sip amidst the rustic charm of the cidrerie, where the art of cider-making has been perfected over generations. It's not just a tasting; it's an immersion into the soul of Normandy. Retour Bayeux: As we pass through Bayeux on our return journey, catch a glimpse of its medieval charm, highlighted by the striking Bayeux Cathedral. Dating back to the 11th century, this Gothic masterpiece is a testament to the town's rich history. Enjoy a fleeting view of Bayeux's quaint streets lined with timber-framed houses, offering a snapshot of its timeless beauty as our adventure come to its end.

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4.8
(244 reviews)

For those with a limited amount of time this is a great tour to cover the most popular sites of D-Day. As I couldn't personally find the itinerary for the trip that some of the other guides have on here, after presentations at each site the personal time we had to wander around was as follows: Omaha Beach: ~5-10 mins Memorial: ~1hr Pointe Du Hoc: ~45 minutes. If we could change one thing, we would've preferred a little extra time at Omaha in exchange for the memorial, but otherwise it was a very informative and smooth journey with pleasant and friendly guides who made it an interactive and very memorable experience for us. Thank you.

Mael was very knowledgeable and provided information in an interesting and engaging way. He was supportive of my mobility issues and adjusted the pace climbing the stairs at Mont St Michel so I was able to keep up relatively easily

Excellent tour and the guide had a great deal of knowledge which he imparted in an interesting way

Matt, our guide, was amazing! Very knowledgable and very engaging. Would highly recommend!

Great! Moving, informative and somber. Glad we did! Enzo was great!