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From Rouen: Normandy D-Day Beaches Private Full-Day Tour

From Rouen: Normandy D-Day Beaches Private Full-Day Tour

From US$ 788.78 per group up to 6

Explore the Normandy coastline and delve into Europe’s World War II history on this private 10-hour tour of the D-Day beaches from Rouen.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 10 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, French, Polish, Italian, Spanish
Audio guide included
English
Pickup included
• Your driver-guide will be wearing a black NormandyTour cap • In case of crowds, he will hold up a sign with your name • Your driver will arrive at the pier-hotel 15 minutes before the scheduled pickup time
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit battlefields and landing beaches like Utah Beach and Omaha Beach
  • Honor fallen US soldiers at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
  • Learn about the turbulent events of World War II and the D-Day landings from your guide
  • Spend time in Sainte-Mere-Eglise Airborne Museum and Pointe du Hoc
Full description
Visit the beaches of Normandy that keep the memory of fallen heroes alive. Depart on a full-day tour from the port town of Rouen. Learn about the events that took place in Normandy, from the D-Day landings to the Battle of Normandy, from an expert guide. Make your first stop at Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the village of the US Airborne Division. Understand how 14000 paratroopers played a crucial role in the town's liberation. The site still bears traces of the Battle of Normandy. Visit the Airborne Museum where your guide will explain the details of the exhibit. Then, head for the hedgerows to see the natural fences where many German soldiers hid to accomplish their mission. Next, see one of the two American landing zones in Normandy, Utah Beach. Learn how this beach was so quickly and successfully taken on D-Day of the invasion. Stop for a gourmet lunch on Omaha Beach facing the monument to the Allies. Listen to the details of the deadly 1944 battle which took place at this spot. After lunch, head to the Pointe du Hoc. See the many German bunkers and machine-gun posts that were taken by the US 2nd Rangers Battalion. Finally, visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, honoring American troops who died in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. Attend the ceremony of the colors to remember those who lost their lives while bringing World War II to an end. If time allows, you'll also see the Longues-sur-Mer battery, the last WWII German artillery battery, whose 150-mm guns were operational on D-Day. Benefit from round-trip hotel transfers at a time that's convenient for you. Enjoy refreshments like fresh coffee and croissants. You'll be dropped back at your pier-hotel at the end of the tour. The itinerary will be adapted to fit your schedule.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Headsets to hear the guide
  • PA audio system to hear the guide in the van
  • All entrance fees
  • Water and light snacks in the van
  • Digital resources with content on places visited during the tour
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Some light walking is required at the Normandy American Cemetery and at the Pointe du Hoc, approximately 1 mile
  • This tour is accessible to wheelchairs and scooters
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Light snacks and water will be served in the van but lunch and drinks are not included
  • Travelers on a cruise must provide the name of their ship so that a fitting schedule for a private tour can be arranged
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