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Paris: Normandy D-Day Beaches Guided Day Trip with Lunch

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

Paris: Normandy D-Day Beaches Guided Day Trip with Lunch

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
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See the famous Beaches of Normandy on a guided day trip from Paris. Learn about the Allied campaign to liberate Europe. Enjoy lunch and a cider tasting.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
7 hours
  • Paris

  • 4 hours
  • Utah Beach Museum ()

  • 30 minutes
  • Lunch

  • 15 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • Pointe du Hoc (visit)

  • 30 minutes
  • Normandy American Cemetery (visit)

  • 90 minutes
  • Paris

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Travel through the beautiful Norman countryside to the landing beaches of WWII
  • Visit the Utah Beach Museum, located in an original German bunker
  • Go to Pointe du Hoc to learn how U.S. Rangers captured it from the Nazis
  • Enjoy a typical Norman-style lunch of seasonal ingredients
  • Taste typical ciders and apple brandy from the region
Full description

Explore the beautiful Normandy countryside on a fully guided day trip of the D-Day landing sites, and discover the rich traditions of Normandy at a typical cider and Calvados farm. The tour departs Paris for the historical battlefields and landing beaches along the coast, including the Utah Beach Museum, housed in an original German bunker on the very beach where the first American troops landed.

Learn about the complicated planning behind Operation Overlord, and hear touching stories of ordinary men and women whose actions shaped the face of Europe as it is known today. The museum also offers unparalleled views over Utah Beach and is home to one of the only remaining B-26 airplanes in the world. Enjoy a Norman-style lunch of freshly prepared seasonal produce in a restaurant overlooking the port of Grandcamp Maisy. Next, stop at a traditional cider-making orchard, and taste the ciders and Calvados (apple brandy) typical to the region in a 17th-century barn. After that, travel to the Pointe du Hoc to see the German cliff-top defense that was heroically taken by US Rangers during the D-Day landings. Overlooking the English Channel, the site remains much as it was over half a century ago, with original German fortifications and the crater scars of bombs. Pay your respects at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., son of President Roosevelt, and a Medal of Honor recipient, is buried here, along with almost 10,000 soldiers.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Entrance ticket to the Utah Beach Museum
  • Guided visit of the Pointe du Hoc
  • Visit of the American Cemetery over Omaha Beach
  • 2-course local lunch with 1 glass of cider
  • Calvados and cider tasting (not available on Sundays)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Extra beverages at lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide on the steps of the Palais de Chaillot at the Trocadero. The nearest Metro station is Trocadero (Lines 9 or 6). Follow the exit signs to the Eiffel Tower. As you leave the station from Exit 1, you will see the Palais de Chaillot directly in front of you on the left. Your guide will be holding a sign. For taxi transfers, ask your driver to drop you in front of the Palais de Chaillot, one of the 2 identical buildings on Place du Trocadero.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended
  • This tour cannot accommodate guests with wheelchairs, strollers, baby carriages, or with any impairments requiring special assistance.
  • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • On Sundays the visit to the Cider Farm doesn't take place, but this will not affect the duration of the tour.
  • Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change with little notice. It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 171 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Even though it is an expensive trip, it is worth the money! It is great learning about so much history and being able to see it first handed! However, I will be honest and it was very rushed. I am glad we were able to go, but it is very quick and there is not enough time to read everything and fully appreciate the museum. The lunch was great, but I just wish I could of had another hour or two at the museum to fully take it all in.

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January 8, 2023

This was a great tour but prepare for a very long day. The bus ride to the beaches was about 3 and a half hours from Paris. The bathroom on the bus was not functional so we stopped at a gas station/store after about 2 hours. The guide gave us 25 to use the facility and get a coffee, but the lines were long and it was barely enough time. Utah beach was the first beach and it was amazing with a museum. We had about an hour and could have used twice as long. I haven't been on a lot of bus tours but there always is that anxiety about what to see in the short time you have. Lunch was good with choice of baked fish and chips, ham and potatoes, or pizza. We stopped at a wine tasting that was a waste of time. There were some nice tastings but as another person pointed out if you bought more than a small bottle you would not be able to bring it on a flight. Omaha beach was impressive also. Our tour guide Raymond was excellent and a wealth of knowledge.

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October 26, 2022

Overall, it was a good trip. Our guide was excellent. For each stop (Omaha, Utah, museum, etc.), you are on your own. There isn't a guided tour. But the monuments are marked and the museum material is in English, so an English speaking visitor has no problems with those. The mid-day lunch was OK. Nothing fancy. The first rest stop after about two hours on the road is a good one. You can get a coffee or buy a snack if you wish. The cider tour was outstanding. Overall, I'd give the tour about 4 stars. Because of the long bus ride, there really isn't enough time for each stop, especially Omaha (where the museum is excellent). But it's certainly a good value for variety of things you see.

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October 7, 2022

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