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Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Tour including Omaha Beach, Cider Tasting and Lunch

Highlights
  • Day trip to Normandy’s D-Day beaches from Paris, led by a knowledgeable guide
  • Learn about the Normandy Invasion during WWII and the heavy losses suffered by American troops
  • Visit Utah Beach Museum, built on the beach where the first American soldiers landed
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Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Tour including Omaha Beach, Cider Tasting and Lunch
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Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Tour including Omaha Beach, Cider Tasting and Lunch
USD 200.33
Overview
Discover the beaches of the D-Day landings on this guided day trip to Normandy from Paris. Focusing on the sites where heavy losses were suffered by American soldiers, the tour stops at the Omaha Beach Visitor Centre, Utah Beach Museum and the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. Enjoy free time on the beaches and hear poignant tales about the events of June 6, 1944. During this full but inspiring day of sightseeing, revitalize with a cup of traditional cider and lunch at a waterside restaurant.
What to Expect
Spend a day away from Paris and visit the Normandy beaches where thousands of the Allied Powers’ troops landed to free France from Axis control during World War II. During your early-morning ride aboard an air-conditioned coach to northern France, your informative guide shares fascinating commentary on the events of June 6, 1944, better known as D-Day.

Begin at the Utah Beach Museum, housed in an original German bunker and constructed on the beach where the first American troops landed. Here, learn about Operation Overlord (the Allied codename for the Normandy Invasion) and the invaluable assistance from French citizens that made a difference in the war.

Utah Beach is now home to one of only six remaining original B-26 fighter planes that were used during the invasion. Look out onto breathtaking views of the beach from inside the museum before heading down to the beach itself.

Next, head out to the countryside to a 17th-century barn with a traditional cider-making orchard, and savor some of its cider and calvados (an apple-based brandy). With your appetite opened up, settle in for a 2-course lunch at a restaurant overlooking the port of Grandcamp-Maisy. (Lunch typically includes a main course of fish or meat, dessert and a glass of cider.)

After your meal, your coach takes you to Pointe du Hoc, a cliff-top German defense the US troops heroically seized. Continue to Colleville-sur-Mer and pay your respects to the fallen at the American Cemetery.

From the cemetery, you can see Omaha Beach, one of the landing beaches where many American soldiers are buried. Inside the Omaha Beach Visitor Centre, gain insight into the landings that did not fare accordingly to plan.

Then, board your coach for return transport to your departure point in Paris.
Reviews (173)
1 - 5 of 21 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Highlight of my Trip!

This was a wonderful experience - exactly what I was looking for. Brad went over the history of the area and the events the led to D Day. His explanation was entertaining and basic enough for someone with no military knowledge to understand. He did...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches

This was my fourth and best Normandy tour. Zach and Brad were extremely knowledgeable, and answered questions with patience and sincerity. They made the trip perfect! The cider tasting and seaside lunch were a nice break from the seriousness of the subject of the tour.

1  Thank CrusaderRN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Absolutley amazing experience!!

Well, where to start. I'd always wanted to visit the D-day beaches for as long as I can remember and my partner surprised me by booking myself and my father on this trip. From the moment we met our guides Anatol and Brad, they were...More

1  Thank Lewis B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Best tour of our vacation

This tour was well organized and we learned so much. Our guides Brad and Zach were entertaining and passionate about the history of the Normandy area. The Cider making stop and lunch at a local restaurant were top quality and added to the trip. Let...More

Thank Adventurer794230
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile
Wonderful trip to Normandy

We left promptly at 7am from in front of the Trocadéro. All the restaurants are closed and there are no bathrooms in the area and none on the bus. Be prepared for a long day. Zach and Brad were highly knowledgeable and answered all questions....More

Thank Elainetsai
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We were there at low tide. You could walk out a hundred yards or more.
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Response from joshjoe1026 | Reviewed this property |
It probably depends on the day with this tour company. When we went we must have gotten behind somehow because they only gave us 30 minutes when we got to the American Cemetery and Omaha Beach. They warned us that it takes... More
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