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  • Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Tour from Paris

    1. Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Tour from Paris

    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, you will go to Omaha Beach, see the German Bunkers, visit Operation Overlord Museum, and travel to Pointe du Hoc. Best-known as the site of the heroic assault by U.S. Rangers on D-Day, Pointe du Hoc lies 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) west of Omaha Beach. Gaze in wonder at more than 10,000 white crosses that mark the fallen soldiers in the American Cemetery. Whether you’re a history buff, curious about this very important battle, or have some personal connection to the D-Day landings, your guide will help bring the battle fie...

    I really loved this trip! It was super informative and moving. And our guide Adrian was wonderful. He kept everyone engaged and he was super knowledgeable.

  • Bayeux: American D-Day Sites in Normandy Tour

    2. Bayeux: American D-Day Sites in Normandy 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, then visit the D-Day museum located next to the beach. After Omaha, visit Utah beach, the second location where American troops landed on D-Day. At the beach, check out nearby Musée du Débarquement to find out about the planing and execution of D-Day. Next, visit the US military cemetery and for the chance to pay respect and honor the soldiers of World War ll. The tour continues to Point 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...

    Our tour was very informative and eye-opening. Our guide, Stephen, was incredibly friendly and happy to answer all of our questions with a smile and even took a detour for a photo opportunity at the request of one guest.

  • Normandy D-Day Beaches: Day Trip from Paris

    3. Normandy D-Day Beaches: Day Trip from Paris

    Enjoy a full-day trip from Paris to the D-Day Beaches in Normandy in the company of a knowledgeable official guide, who will bring these historic sites to life. On June 6, 1944, known as D-Day, the Allies opened a new European front against the troops of the Third Reich. It was the largest military operation in history, and marked the beginning of the Battle of Normandy that would lead to the end of WWII. More than 150,000 soldiers from America, Britain, Canada, and many other nations landed by sea and air on a number of beaches along the Normandy coastline and the steep cliffs at Pointe du Hoc. Board the luxury air-conditioned coach in central Paris at 07:00 and get set to enjoy a unique day in Normandy. Relax and admire the beautiful landscapes of the French countryside before reaching the Caen Memorial Museum at around 10:15. The Caen Memorial Museum, also known as the Peace Museum...

    Great tour with a wonderful and knowledgable guide. The day is very long but well worth it if you don't have your own transportation to get to the Normandy area. The bus was comfortable, and I'm assuming for safety reasons, they switched drivers half way through the trip, loved this! Thank you for a wonderful day and the education to boot!!

  • Two-Day American Sector Guided Private D-Day Tour

    4. Two-Day American Sector Guided Private D-Day Tour

    Two day American and British sector private D-Day tour starting from Bayeux, Paris - Carentan or St. Mère Église. This is the most extensive D-Day tour on the market! At the end of the two day tour you are a D-Day expert yourself! No others will be able to join this tour too, up to a maximum of 8 people per minibus! You'll have a small group for maximum personal contact, and enough time to see everything. This way you will also be able to answer all your questions. Even the biggest history buff will like this! You will visit Sainte Mere Eglise (Airborne Museum and church), La Fiere bridge, Charles de Glopper MOH monument, Gen. Falley ambush site, Several drop zones, Crisbecq gun battery, Utah Beach, Sainte marie du Mont, Angoville au Plain, Deadman's Corner, Purple Heart Lane, Point du Hoc, Omaha Beach at 3 locations, Normandy American Cemetery, Longue sur Mer gun battery, remains of th...

  • From Bayeux: Normandy D-Day Half-Day Tour by Vintage Sidecar

    5. From Bayeux: Normandy D-Day Half-Day Tour by Vintage Sidecar

    Spend the day visiting four locations over three and a half hours. Visit the Bayeux Tapestry, and learn the history behind it. Then visit the Omaha Beach, known for by its code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II. Visit Gold Beach located between Port-en-Bessin on the west and La Rivière on the east. High cliffs at the western end of the zone meant that the landings took place on the flat section between Le Hamel and La Rivière, in the sectors code-named Jig and King. Learn how Juno Beach was the responsibility of the Canadian Army, with sea transport, mine sweeping, and a naval bombardment force provided by the Royal Canadian Navy and the British Royal Navy as well as elements from the Free French, Norwegian, and other Allied navies.

  • From Bayeux: Full-Day Mont Saint-Michel Tour

    6. 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 visitin...

  • Normandy and Brittany 2-Day Tour from Paris

    7. Normandy and Brittany 2-Day Tour from Paris

    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 a...

  • Normandy D-Day All Day Tour by Minibus from Paris

    8. Normandy D-Day All Day Tour by Minibus from Paris

    Meet your experienced driver-guide at your Paris hotel for a journey through the history of World War II. Travel to the Beach of Normandy aboard a deluxe air-conditioned minibus. First, visit Pointe du Hoc, one of the strong points of the German fortifications, taken by storm on the morning of June 6, 1944. Then, see Batterie de Longues, the only German gun battery to keep its guns intact. Overlooking Omaha Beach, stop at the American Cemetery, which contains over 9,000 white crosses perfectly aligned on 170 acres. A chapel and memorial add the finishing touches to this moving scene. After paying your respects at these famous WWII locations, return to your hotel in Paris.

    We had the most amazing time on our tour. We were lucky to have the tour to ourselves + 1 other couple. It was set out beautiful and the scenes were breathtaking and more then we could ever have imagined.

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

    9. 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 at the 13th-Century “Ferme de la Rançonnière” restaurant in the village of Crépon. In the early afternoon, you will see the ruins of the Arromanches’ artificial harbor, built by the Allies in less than 15 days...

    The tour was great with a knowledgeable guide and great group of people. The pace and content was just right

  • 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 s...

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4.6 / 5

based on 202 reviews

I booked this excursion because my son (23) and I wanted a different experience, which it really was. Alex, our driver, picked us up at our hotel, explained the route we would take today and off we went. From the start we saw smiley faces at the side of the road, with the two of us with the biggest smile on our face. We went to Arromanches, overlooked Gold- and Omaha beach at Port en Bessin, visited Omaha beach and the American cemetery. Alex explained the history, some anekdotal stories and made the trip personal and very informative. We are no ‘excursion people’ so was hesitant when booking but can really recommend this trip and experience. The trip is a great experience and shows you the Normandy side in a different way For my son and myself. Thanks Alex.

This is an amazing experience if you are at all interested in the D day sites! Our guide Oliver was amazing, he was so knowledgeable and funny he made the tour experience great. We got to see all of the important land marks, each one taking your breath away. We then ate at a delicious local restaurant (get the bucket of muscles!!!). We ended the day at a beautiful local cidery! We had a great time and learned a lot! This tour is worth the cost!!

Olivier was a fantastic guide. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and humorous. Despite the length of the tour, I highly recommend it. I wouldn't have wanted to miss anything.

I really loved this trip! It was super informative and moving. And our guide Adrian was wonderful. He kept everyone engaged and he was super knowledgeable.

Adrian was a fantastic guide. We enjoyed the tour very much.