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Normandy D-Day Beaches Day Trip with American Cemetery and Lunch

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On your pilgrimage from Paris to Normandy, leave the details to us.In one unforgettable day,including a scenic lunch,we’ll take you to experience history where it happened. What better way to honor the sacrifices that changed the course of WW2?You’ll visit legendary Omaha Beach and remnants of the Arromanches artificial harbor left by allied forces,and get fascinating insights into those fateful days, learning just some of the incredible stories at the Visitor Center.Take the Memorial Drive along Juno and Gold Beaches,names that will echo with meaning for all eternity.Pause to reflect in the solemn setting of the pristine American Cemetery.Relive the drama and heartache of WW2 at the unmissable Caen Memorial Museum. Your guide will bring memories to life and help you gain a special understanding of what the Allied soldiers faced and why French locals are still so grateful to the Liberation forces. If you want, when booking, upgrade to a small-group tour for a more personal experience.
Highlights
  • Hassle-free day trip to Normandy's WWII D-Day sites from Paris
  • Travel easily from site to site by air-conditioned coach
  • Visit six key locations, more than you could if you went alone
  • Explore with a guide for an in-depth perspective on the landings and sites 
  • Get more for your money with lunch and entrance fees included
  • Upgrade for Paris hotel pickup and drop-off for an extra convenience
What to Expect
Your tour begins at Pyramides metro station or from your central Paris hotel, if you’ve chosen to upgrade. From your starting point, travel through the French countryside before arriving at Memorial de Caen, an interactive memorial of the D-Day landings. Then, visit Pointe du Hoc, a strategic area characterized by tumbling cliffs, and pay your respects to more than 10,000 fallen American soldiers at the American Military Cemetery. Proceed to Omaha Beach to walk along the shore and immerse yourself in Omaha Beach Memorial Museum (Musee Memorial d’Omaha Beach). Your final stop is Juno Beach Center, the only memorial dedicated to Canadian soldiers, before returning to Paris.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: 2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
2: Hotel Regina Louvre, 2 Place des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France

Traveler pickup is offered
If Pick-up Option Selected: Hotel pickup is offered. Pick up location will be from the hotel or accommodation in Paris (Zip code must start by 75). The address must be provided to us at least 72 hours (local time) prior to tour's departure. Without the accommodation address and if booking is made less than 72 hours (local time) prior to departure, the pick up will be from PARISCityVISION on 2 rue des Pyramides, nearest Metro : Tuileries or Pyramides (line 1 or 7/14)
Duration
14h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 3-course Lunch with wine, apple cider and coffee ( when standard option selected)
  • Round-trip transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach from Paris
  • Service of a Normandy D-Day expert licensed guide
  • Departure from Paris Central Agency ( if Standard option selected)
  • Tour departing from your hotel in Paris( if Pick up option selected)
  • Visit of the Pointe du Hoc.
  • Visit of the American Cemetery.
  • Photo-stop at Arromanches or at Juno Beach.
  • Photo-stop at Omaha Beach.
  • Free time for lunch( at your own expenses) ( when option no lunch selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Memorial de Caen
  • Entry/Admission - Pointe du Hoc
  • Entry/Admission - Cimetiere Americain de Colleville-sur-Mer
  • Entry/Admission - Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema
  • Entry/Admission - Juno Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless option selected)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The coach journey from Paris to Normandy takes approximately 3 - 4 hours and you will spend 4 hours in Normandy itself
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Possibility to buy souvenirs at the Caen Memorial Museum's Boutique.
  • Toilets are available at the Caen Memorial Museum, American Cementery, Juno Beach Center, at the comfort stop and possibly inside the bus
  • A warm coat is recommended during the winter period, a raincoat during the summer and a good pair of walking / flat shoes are suggested to avoid discomfort
  • Please advise at the time of the booking of any allergies or dietary restrictions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Template Menu : Selection of country style starters: Vegetable platted with grated carrots, tomato salad, beetroot salad, taboulleh and salad Main course: Chicken fillet with cider sauce, potato gratin, green beans Cheese buffet Dessert: Normandy style selection of desserts: apple tart, teurgoule (cinnamon rice pudding), baked apple Drinks: Bordeaux wine, farmhouse cider and mineral water (1 bottle for 4 people) +Coffee * Vegetarian dish on request on the spot
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

No restrooms at main meeting point. Bus had a bathroom but not obvious. No break in the 3 hr drive out. Even if you go early to the office to pick up tickets, they won’t release them and make you all stand in a huge...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear TravelMD83, Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to read that you did not totally enjoyed your Normandy tour with us. Please note that customer satisfaction is our priority and that we will transfer your comment to the department concerned to improve the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took this tour with Maryann and our expectations were blown away! The tour itself is fantastic but what really made it so amazing was Maryann. She dove into the background of everything we were seeing and also some history on France. The way she...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sarah T
ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Sarah T, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. We truly appreciate your feedback and are happy to read that you enjoyed discovering Normandy with us. It's a beautiful region full of history and we are glad to know that Maryann...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

superb day trip with an excellent guide.The best way to experience this important and moving place.The meal was excellent as were the museums.Omaha beach especially is unforgettable and the American cemetery shows the waste of all those young lives. A must trip from Paris and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear happydays060, Thank you so much for this comment! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your Normandy tour with us. It's one of our best tour and we totally understand why you loved this region. Besides, we are glad to know that you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a long day out, but the D-Day landing beaches are about three hours away from Paris. This year is the 75th anniversary of the landings at Normandy and this tour will give you a greater appreciation of their significance. We started at the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Robert D, Thank you for sharing your experience and pictures with us. We are truly happy to know that you enjoyed your day enven if it can seem long. But it is definitely worth it as it is a very special place for honoring...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took this tour today. 14-hour day trip included D-Day Museum in Caen plus site visits to cliffs and beaches where American, British and Canadian forces mounted the invasion. Best part of the tour was our guide, Amelia. She provided loads of knowledgable narration in English...More

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ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear BurkeJohnC, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to read that you enjoyed your Normandy tour with Amelia. We will share your kind review with her. This tour is very complete and we hope you have...More

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suko77
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
Hello Suko77, As a customer who booked this wonderful, solemn, tour trip experience, I cannot answer the question on pick up at the hotel as we stayed at a hotel about a football field distance from the company. I didn’t do... More
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Not sure i found getting the sub way in as we were on the fringe no problem.Its a good trip just very sad when you enter where so may are at rest.
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Our meeting time was 6:45 am and departing at 7:00 am
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