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

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

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.

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

2. 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.

D-Day Normandy Beaches Day Trip From Paris

3. D-Day Normandy Beaches Day Trip From Paris

Take a day trip from Paris to Normandy to discover its moving history and hear stories from your guide that enrich your visit. In your comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle, we’ll travel to the Normandy beaches, with a rest stop on the way there and back. Our first stop in Normandy is Utah Beach, where we’ll have a break to enjoy lunch at Le Roosevelt Restaurant and visit the Utah Beach Landing Museum inside a preserved German bunker. See the Higgins Boat monument and the Utah Beach Memorial. Next, ride over to the Normandy American Cemetery at Omaha Beach. You can explore the visitor center and permanent exhibition, including a film about the American forces in World War II. The highlight is the special wreath-laying ceremony in the American cemetery. Your group may even be chosen to participate in the ceremony! After you’ve had time to explore the beach, we’ll return to Paris.

Normandy: D-Day Beaches Private Tour from Caen or Bayeux

4. Normandy: D-Day Beaches Private Tour from Caen or Bayeux

Spend the day getting to know the Normandy WWII sites on a private guided tour from Caen or Bayeux. Visit Ste Mère Eglise, the hedgerow country, Utah Beach, the Airborne Museum, and the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer. Enjoy included snacks and a stop for lunch. Your tour starts in the morning, with pickup directly from your accommodation in Caen or Bayeux. Prepare for the day with a fresh coffee and croissants before heading to the first Normandy WWII site on the itinerary. During the ride, benefit from the on-board audio system to hear your guide in the van. There will be digital resources provided during your ride so you can get some content about the places visited throughout the day. First, arrive at Ste Mère Eglise, the iconic village of the US Airborne, to understand how 14000 paratroopers played a crucial role in preparing for the success of D-Day. Visit the Airborne Museum (entry ticket included), where your guide will the exhibit to you. Then, head for the hedgerow country where you'll see the natural fences where so many German soldiers hid during the Battle of Normandy. On Utah Beach, your guide will explain why this beach could be so quickly and successfully taken. You'll then get to recharge with a gourmet lunch on Omaha Beach facing the monument to the Allies, The Braves (lunch costs not included). Learn the details of the battle that took place here 77 years ago. After lunch, you'll head for the Pointe du Hoc where you'll see many of the German WWII bunkers taken by the U.S. 2nd Rangers Battalion. Finally, at the Normandy American Cemetery, you'll have time to visit the site and the memorial before attending the Casing of the Colors ceremony. If time allows, see the Longues-sur-Mer battery, the last WWII German battery, whose 150-mm guns were shooting on D-Day. By the end of the tour, you’ll have made your way round-trip back to your accommodation.  

Omaha, Utah Landing Beaches Small-group by Mercedes

5. Omaha, Utah Landing Beaches Small-group by Mercedes

07:30 Pick up from Your hotel in Paris and departure destination Normandy by our air conditioned comfortable Mercedes E220 business-class car by 2 people or by Mercedes minivan from 3 participants. It takes about 3,5 hours (280 km) to reach Normandy American Cemetery in Collville-sur-Mer. One stop at a rest area will be made. 11:00 - 11:30 Overlord Museum visit. Located just few hundred meters from the Normandy American Cemetery this museum contains many WW2 artefacts and installations like tanks, weapons, guns, many military vehicles, V-1 missile, personal belongings and more. It gives You a personal feeling about D-Day. 11:30 Departure to the close located Normandy American Cemetery. 11:40 - 12:40 Arrival and Visit of the Normandy American Cemetery & Visitor Center, located in Colleville-sur-Mer and overlooking Omaha Beach. It contains 9,387 U.S. soldiers, most of whom were killed during the Normandy Landings and the Wall of the Missing with the names of 1,557 soldiers missing in action. At the Visitors Center You will find a very nice small Museum with a lot of informations about Battle of Normandy. 12:40 Departure to Omaha Beaches. It takes just 10 minutes (5 km). 12:45 - 13:15 Arrival at Omaha Beaches. Learn about the huge sacrifice made by the 34 000 men who landed here on D-Day. Omaha Beach is the most popular travellers destination of the D-Day Beaches. 13:15 Departure to Pointe du Hoc. I takes 15 minutes (10 km). 13:30 - 14:20 Arrival at Pointe du Hoc, a prominent cliff between Utah and Omaha Beach. This point was important because it was the highest land between Omaha and Utah beaches and could thus fire upon both of them. The site was a gun battery, fortified with concrete casemates and gun pits, forming part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall defences. 14:20 Departure to Utah Beaches. It takes about 40 minutes hours (400 km). 15:00 - 15:30 Arrival at Utah Beach. Free time for learning on Utah Beach. Utah Beach is the next to Omaha Beach and the westernmost of the Five Normandy D-Day Beaches containing nowadays many museums, memorials and monuments. Utah Beach was the first beach to be stormed by 23,000 American soldiers on 6 June 1944 in order to capture the town of Cherbourg and its deep water port. Utah Beach casualties were relatively light with 197 (including 60 missing). The units that landed on Utah Beach include: 82nd Airborne Division, 101st Airborne Division, VII Corps, 4th Infantry Division, 90th Infantry Division, 4th Cavalry Regiment and 70th Tank Battalion.   15:30 - 16:30 Visit at Utah Beach Landing Museum, created atop a former German bunker. Having a big collection of historical artifacts, military vehicles and the original B26 bomber—one of only six left in existence. 16:30 Departure to Paris. It takes 4 hours (370 km). 20:30  Coming back to Paris. Drop off at your hotel.

From Cherbourg: Normandy D-Day Beaches Private Tour

6. From Cherbourg: Normandy D-Day Beaches Private Tour

In this full-day tour from Cherbourg ( pier or hotel ) you will be picked up at your convenient time with fresh coffee and croissants and you'll spend a full-day on the Normandy WWII sites. First, you'll be in Ste Mère Eglise, the iconic village of the US Airborne, to understand how 14000 paratroopers played a crucial role in preparing the success of this day. You'll visit the Airborne Museum where your guide will explain you in the utmost details the exhibit. Then, you'll head for the hedgerow country where you'll see these terribles natural fences where so many German soldiers could hide and kill during the battle of Normandy. On Utah beach, your guide will explain you why this beach could be so quickly and successfully taken. You'll then enjoy a gourmet lunch on Omaha Beach facing the monument to the Allies, where your guide will explain you in details the battle which took place there 77 years ago. After lunch you'll head for the Pointe du Hoc where you'll see many of the German WWII bunkers taken by the US 2nd Rangers Battalion. Finally, at the Normandy American Cemetery, you'll have to time to visit the site and the Memorial before attending the ceremony of the colors. If time allows you'll also see the Longues sur Mer battery, the last WWII German battery, whose big 150mm guns where shooting on D-Day. You'll be back at your ship at the time you need depending of your ship's schedule.

Private tour of the D-Day landing beaches from Paris

7. Private tour of the D-Day landing beaches from Paris

-Caen Memorial Leave Paris at 7:00 a.m. in a premium air-conditioned vehicle for an exceptional day in Normandy. Relax and admire the beautiful scenery of the French countryside before arriving at the Caen Memorial Museum at around 10:15. This memorial, also known as the Musée de la Paix, was built to explain the different phases of the Second World War, in particular the Battle of Normandy and the Allied advance on French territory. During your visit, you'll discover a wealth of everyday objects from the occupation period, maps, miniature military vehicles and films recreating the atmosphere of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Enjoy lunch (not included) at the Caen Memorial restaurant. -Pointe Du Hoc In the afternoon, continue your visit to emblematic sites that played a key role in the D-Day landings. Make your first stop at Pointe du Hoc, overlooking a cliff dozens of meters high, between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. Assaulted by the American Rangers on June 6, it was a strategic fortified site for the Germans along the Normandy coast, and was equipped with heavy artillery at the time. -American Cemetery Visit the famous American cemetery at Saint-Laurent, just above Omaha Beach and close to Colleville-sur-Mer. Look out over 70 hectares of 9,387 white headstones, perfectly aligned on the grass, a memorial, a chapel and the Garden of the Missing. This site pays tribute to the American soldiers who died in the Battle of Normandy. Take a short walk down to Omaha Beach and walk on the sand. Take an hour to explore the site. -Arromanches-les-Bains Next stop is Arromanches, a historic town known for its artificial harbour, built to help with the D-Day landings. It was here that some 10,000 tons of supplies arrived on D-Day. Even today, take a look at the floating reinforced concrete caissons known as Phoenix. -Juno Beach Before returning to Paris, stop off at Juno Beach and its cemetery, one of the beaches where Canadian troops landed on June 6, 1944. You'll be back in Paris by 21:00.

Bayeux : Full-day excursion D-Day landing beaches

8. Bayeux : Full-day excursion D-Day landing beaches

-- From Bayeux to History -- With a comfortable in an air-conditioned van you will discover history with a local tour guide. All our tours are in English. This full-day tour of the American landing beaches includes more sites than other tours and gives you an insight into the history of the Second World War. Listen to guide commentaries full of little-known facts and visit historic sites such as Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, the Normandy American Cemetery and Sainte Mère Eglise. The guided tour includes a visit to the Utah Beach Museum, built in 1964 on Utah Beach, which offers an incredible experience. (Museum entrance included) Enjoy a 50 minute stop at Sainte Mere Eglise for lunch in this authentic French village in the front of the church where famous 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper John Steele landed on June 6, 1944. We'll then discover the Pointe du Hoc site and Omaha Beach, whose tragic fate is still fresh in people's minds today.

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

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

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.

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.

D-Day Normandy Beaches Day Trip From Paris

D-Day Normandy Beaches Day Trip From Paris

Take a day trip from Paris to Normandy to discover its moving history and hear stories from your guide that enrich your visit. In your comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle, we’ll travel to the Normandy beaches, with a rest stop on the way there and back. Our first stop in Normandy is Utah Beach, where we’ll have a break to enjoy lunch at Le Roosevelt Restaurant and visit the Utah Beach Landing Museum inside a preserved German bunker. See the Higgins Boat monument and the Utah Beach Memorial. Next, ride over to the Normandy American Cemetery at Omaha Beach. You can explore the visitor center and permanent exhibition, including a film about the American forces in World War II. The highlight is the special wreath-laying ceremony in the American cemetery. Your group may even be chosen to participate in the ceremony! After you’ve had time to explore the beach, we’ll return to Paris.

Normandy: D-Day Beaches Private Tour from Caen or Bayeux

Normandy: D-Day Beaches Private Tour from Caen or Bayeux

Spend the day getting to know the Normandy WWII sites on a private guided tour from Caen or Bayeux. Visit Ste Mère Eglise, the hedgerow country, Utah Beach, the Airborne Museum, and the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer. Enjoy included snacks and a stop for lunch. Your tour starts in the morning, with pickup directly from your accommodation in Caen or Bayeux. Prepare for the day with a fresh coffee and croissants before heading to the first Normandy WWII site on the itinerary. During the ride, benefit from the on-board audio system to hear your guide in the van. There will be digital resources provided during your ride so you can get some content about the places visited throughout the day. First, arrive at Ste Mère Eglise, the iconic village of the US Airborne, to understand how 14000 paratroopers played a crucial role in preparing for the success of D-Day. Visit the Airborne Museum (entry ticket included), where your guide will the exhibit to you. Then, head for the hedgerow country where you'll see the natural fences where so many German soldiers hid during the Battle of Normandy. On Utah Beach, your guide will explain why this beach could be so quickly and successfully taken. You'll then get to recharge with a gourmet lunch on Omaha Beach facing the monument to the Allies, The Braves (lunch costs not included). Learn the details of the battle that took place here 77 years ago. After lunch, you'll head for the Pointe du Hoc where you'll see many of the German WWII bunkers taken by the U.S. 2nd Rangers Battalion. Finally, at the Normandy American Cemetery, you'll have time to visit the site and the memorial before attending the Casing of the Colors ceremony. If time allows, see the Longues-sur-Mer battery, the last WWII German battery, whose 150-mm guns were shooting on D-Day. By the end of the tour, you’ll have made your way round-trip back to your accommodation.  

Omaha, Utah Landing Beaches Small-group by Mercedes

Omaha, Utah Landing Beaches Small-group by Mercedes

07:30 Pick up from Your hotel in Paris and departure destination Normandy by our air conditioned comfortable Mercedes E220 business-class car by 2 people or by Mercedes minivan from 3 participants. It takes about 3,5 hours (280 km) to reach Normandy American Cemetery in Collville-sur-Mer. One stop at a rest area will be made. 11:00 - 11:30 Overlord Museum visit. Located just few hundred meters from the Normandy American Cemetery this museum contains many WW2 artefacts and installations like tanks, weapons, guns, many military vehicles, V-1 missile, personal belongings and more. It gives You a personal feeling about D-Day. 11:30 Departure to the close located Normandy American Cemetery. 11:40 - 12:40 Arrival and Visit of the Normandy American Cemetery & Visitor Center, located in Colleville-sur-Mer and overlooking Omaha Beach. It contains 9,387 U.S. soldiers, most of whom were killed during the Normandy Landings and the Wall of the Missing with the names of 1,557 soldiers missing in action. At the Visitors Center You will find a very nice small Museum with a lot of informations about Battle of Normandy. 12:40 Departure to Omaha Beaches. It takes just 10 minutes (5 km). 12:45 - 13:15 Arrival at Omaha Beaches. Learn about the huge sacrifice made by the 34 000 men who landed here on D-Day. Omaha Beach is the most popular travellers destination of the D-Day Beaches. 13:15 Departure to Pointe du Hoc. I takes 15 minutes (10 km). 13:30 - 14:20 Arrival at Pointe du Hoc, a prominent cliff between Utah and Omaha Beach. This point was important because it was the highest land between Omaha and Utah beaches and could thus fire upon both of them. The site was a gun battery, fortified with concrete casemates and gun pits, forming part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall defences. 14:20 Departure to Utah Beaches. It takes about 40 minutes hours (400 km). 15:00 - 15:30 Arrival at Utah Beach. Free time for learning on Utah Beach. Utah Beach is the next to Omaha Beach and the westernmost of the Five Normandy D-Day Beaches containing nowadays many museums, memorials and monuments. Utah Beach was the first beach to be stormed by 23,000 American soldiers on 6 June 1944 in order to capture the town of Cherbourg and its deep water port. Utah Beach casualties were relatively light with 197 (including 60 missing). The units that landed on Utah Beach include: 82nd Airborne Division, 101st Airborne Division, VII Corps, 4th Infantry Division, 90th Infantry Division, 4th Cavalry Regiment and 70th Tank Battalion.   15:30 - 16:30 Visit at Utah Beach Landing Museum, created atop a former German bunker. Having a big collection of historical artifacts, military vehicles and the original B26 bomber—one of only six left in existence. 16:30 Departure to Paris. It takes 4 hours (370 km). 20:30  Coming back to Paris. Drop off at your hotel.

From Cherbourg: Normandy D-Day Beaches Private Tour

From Cherbourg: Normandy D-Day Beaches Private Tour

In this full-day tour from Cherbourg ( pier or hotel ) you will be picked up at your convenient time with fresh coffee and croissants and you'll spend a full-day on the Normandy WWII sites. First, you'll be in Ste Mère Eglise, the iconic village of the US Airborne, to understand how 14000 paratroopers played a crucial role in preparing the success of this day. You'll visit the Airborne Museum where your guide will explain you in the utmost details the exhibit. Then, you'll head for the hedgerow country where you'll see these terribles natural fences where so many German soldiers could hide and kill during the battle of Normandy. On Utah beach, your guide will explain you why this beach could be so quickly and successfully taken. You'll then enjoy a gourmet lunch on Omaha Beach facing the monument to the Allies, where your guide will explain you in details the battle which took place there 77 years ago. After lunch you'll head for the Pointe du Hoc where you'll see many of the German WWII bunkers taken by the US 2nd Rangers Battalion. Finally, at the Normandy American Cemetery, you'll have to time to visit the site and the Memorial before attending the ceremony of the colors. If time allows you'll also see the Longues sur Mer battery, the last WWII German battery, whose big 150mm guns where shooting on D-Day. You'll be back at your ship at the time you need depending of your ship's schedule.

Private tour of the D-Day landing beaches from Paris

Private tour of the D-Day landing beaches from Paris

-Caen Memorial Leave Paris at 7:00 a.m. in a premium air-conditioned vehicle for an exceptional day in Normandy. Relax and admire the beautiful scenery of the French countryside before arriving at the Caen Memorial Museum at around 10:15. This memorial, also known as the Musée de la Paix, was built to explain the different phases of the Second World War, in particular the Battle of Normandy and the Allied advance on French territory. During your visit, you'll discover a wealth of everyday objects from the occupation period, maps, miniature military vehicles and films recreating the atmosphere of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Enjoy lunch (not included) at the Caen Memorial restaurant. -Pointe Du Hoc In the afternoon, continue your visit to emblematic sites that played a key role in the D-Day landings. Make your first stop at Pointe du Hoc, overlooking a cliff dozens of meters high, between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. Assaulted by the American Rangers on June 6, it was a strategic fortified site for the Germans along the Normandy coast, and was equipped with heavy artillery at the time. -American Cemetery Visit the famous American cemetery at Saint-Laurent, just above Omaha Beach and close to Colleville-sur-Mer. Look out over 70 hectares of 9,387 white headstones, perfectly aligned on the grass, a memorial, a chapel and the Garden of the Missing. This site pays tribute to the American soldiers who died in the Battle of Normandy. Take a short walk down to Omaha Beach and walk on the sand. Take an hour to explore the site. -Arromanches-les-Bains Next stop is Arromanches, a historic town known for its artificial harbour, built to help with the D-Day landings. It was here that some 10,000 tons of supplies arrived on D-Day. Even today, take a look at the floating reinforced concrete caissons known as Phoenix. -Juno Beach Before returning to Paris, stop off at Juno Beach and its cemetery, one of the beaches where Canadian troops landed on June 6, 1944. You'll be back in Paris by 21:00.

Bayeux : Full-day excursion D-Day landing beaches

Bayeux : Full-day excursion D-Day landing beaches

-- From Bayeux to History -- With a comfortable in an air-conditioned van you will discover history with a local tour guide. All our tours are in English. This full-day tour of the American landing beaches includes more sites than other tours and gives you an insight into the history of the Second World War. Listen to guide commentaries full of little-known facts and visit historic sites such as Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, the Normandy American Cemetery and Sainte Mère Eglise. The guided tour includes a visit to the Utah Beach Museum, built in 1964 on Utah Beach, which offers an incredible experience. (Museum entrance included) Enjoy a 50 minute stop at Sainte Mere Eglise for lunch in this authentic French village in the front of the church where famous 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper John Steele landed on June 6, 1944. We'll then discover the Pointe du Hoc site and Omaha Beach, whose tragic fate is still fresh in people's minds today.

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The day trip was amazing. The starting point is very easy to find, we saw a lot for one day, the locations were amazing, we saw the utah beach, museum there, we had cider tasting which was amazing, a very good lunch at the seaside with 3 meal options, next stop with statue and bunkers and the last one omaha Beach and graveyard. Our travel guide Sam was very kind, full of knowledge and informations, open for every question. He entertained us from the beginning till the end so the driving was not boring at all. We got soo many new memories, informations and we are happy that we were involved to that excursion.

We decided on our day trip to Normandy just days before our trip to Paris and b/c we wanted it to be on Saturday, there wasn’t many choices on tours (most of them were already booked). We were so glad this one worked out for us. Sam and Thelma were wonderful guiders. They were very knowledgeable explaining everything in detail, my two young boys enjoyed the tour a lot. The bus was very comfortable and the food was ok, we got a few menu choices and my kids loved the pizza. Overall recommend this tour.

Enjoyed the day very much! The tour guides were very knowledgeable and pleasant. The only negative was the bus. It was very tight and some of the seats did not work very well, unable to adjust them and remained reclined. Also, a/c was subpar, especially in the back of the bus, we were very warm. The tour itself was wonderful, I suggest you get a new bus!

This was a very enjoyable and interesting trip. Made all the more better by our tour guide, Ash, who was very informative on both the landings and the region. It was a long day but it very comfortable on the bus. Visited 3 D-day landing sights with lots of time to look around.

John was an excellent tour guide.clearly an expert on WWII history. Raymond was a nice compliment to John's presentation. We did feel a bit rushed keeping to the time schedule at Normandy beach.