Private Day Tour to the D-Day Landing Beaches, Normandy
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Overview

History enthusiasts won’t want to miss this trip to the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy. This private tour makes it easy to visit from Paris for a day. Visit some of the most significant World War II sites in Normandy, especially those with a US connection. The itinerary is customizable but usually includes Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, Arromanches, and more.

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Experience

Highlights

  • Avoid the hassle of public transport with this private tour
  • Learn more about French WWII history
  • Customize the itinerary to suit your own interests and needs
  • Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Itinerary

    • D-Day Beaches (Plages du Debarquement de la Bataille de Normandie)

      Your private tour guide will take your private group up for a full day of World War II history, with an emphasis on the American soldiers who fought to protect the Allies and their people.

      You will visit important sites such as the ones that follow.

      2 hours
    • Pointe du Hoc

      Start your visit with your private guide by Pointe du Hoc, where American troops landed on D-Day. This is one of the most significant World War II sites, and unlike many other Normandy landmarks, Pointe du Hoc is largely untouched, making this an emotional and powerful place to begin the private tour.

      Your expert guide will take you through the history and significance of what happened here on June 6, 1944, as American troops scaled the cliffs (the highest point in the region) to take back control from German troops who had built 6 casemates to house a battery of 155 mm guns.

      Stand before this site, situated Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, and reflect on the heroic struggle of the American Second Ranger Battalion under the command of Lt. Col. James E. Rudder. Ultimately, many American soldiers sacrificed their lives in order to protect fellow troops from German counterattacks.

      1 hour
    • Omaha Beach

      Leaving Pointe duc Hoc, continue on a drive for a visit to Omaha Beach, the site of one of the most significant events of World War II.

      Stand on the sands where 2,400 American soldiers lost their lives on D-Day in an effort to secure a beachhead spanning some 5 miles between Port en Bessin and the Vire River, linking up with the British landings at Gold Beach and the Americans at Utah Beach.

      Your guide will take you through this history of Omaha Beach before leaving you with free time to reflect and pay your respects to those who fought against the German 352nd Infantry Division.

      When you are ready, a provided lunch will be served before heading to the American Cemetery.

      2 hours
    • Cimetiere Americain de Colleville-sur-Mer

      After lunch your journey continues with an extensive visit to the 172.5-acre American Cemetery of Colleville, the resting place of some 9,387 military, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings.

      Here, take your time visiting the graves, the Memorial, the Wall of the Missing, and the chapel.

      Your visit will be followed with a stop at the beautifully designed American Interpretive Center, where you will have the opportunity to watch remarkable short films and documentaries relating the events of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy operations.

      1 hour
    • Arromanches-les-Bains

      Leaving the American Cemetery, you'll sit back and relax on a drive to the Arromanches with its vestiges of the artificial harbor (Mulberry Bridge), Longues-sur-Mer and the German artillery battery, which gave the allies a pounding on the morning of June 6.

      It is actually the only coastal battery to have kept its guns, giving an impressive picture of what an Atlantic wall gun emplacement was really like.

      At the end of your day you will be given free time to explore the Caen Peace Memorial, a place for contemplating war in general and why it is important not to forget the legacy of the Second World War.

      1 hour
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    Location

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    Normandy, France

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    Inclusions

    • Private transportation
    • In-vehicle air conditioning
    • All fees and/or taxes

    Exclusions

    • Lunch
    • Gratuities (optional)

    Additional Information

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
    • Public transportation options are available nearby
    • Specialized infant seats are available
    • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
    • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

    Guide Languages

    • English

    • French

    Cancellation Policy

    • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

    • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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