Omaha Beach was the location of one of the most significant moments of fighting in World War II. On June 6th 1944, American troops were given the task of securing the beach as part of a strategy to land Allied troops along five points on the coast of Normandy, France. Due to unforeseen tidal forces and stronger than expected German defenses, the American soldiers suffered massive losses, 2,400 casualties, in a day of bloody fighting. Eventually however the landing was successful with 34,000 troops securing the area for the Allies, and thus beginning the end of the war.

The landings on Omaha Beach are perhaps best known these days from the film Saving Private Ryan which opens with this battle and shows the impact of the fighting and loss of life on families back home in the USA. The American Cemetery sits above Omaha Beach and is a well-kept memorial to the events.

Practical Info

The easiest way to get to Omaha Beach is by organized tour or private car. Public transport can be lengthy due to the need to take a train from Paris to Caen or Bayeux, then a bus to the beach. The American Cemetery is easy to find and from there a long walkway goes to the beach itself.

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Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 308 Reviews

Visit the American D-Day sites where the greatest amphibious landing in history took place during World War II, on this 9-hour Normandy Battlefields Tour from ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.14

D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and D-Day Landing Beaches

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 77 Reviews

Spend a remarkable day visiting the Mémorial de Caen museum and exploring historic D-Day sites such as Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc. Designed for ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.48

Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 626 Reviews

Pay tribute to the soldiers who fought on Normandy’s World War II beaches on this afternoon tour to Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc from Bayeux. Visit famous ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.42

Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

Learn all about World War II and the momentous events of D-Day on this full-day tour. Explore the Mémorial de Caen museum at your leisure with or without ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.04

Omaha Beach Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 142 Reviews

If time is tight and you'd like to visit the Normandy beaches, this quick morning tour from Bayeux is the perfect choice to see the area's most important ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.57

Normandy Battlefields Day Trip: Omaha, Sword and the British Airborne Sector

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Retrace the first days of the Battle of Normandy on this World War II battlefields tour from Bayeux. Visit important WWII sites including Pointe du Hoc, Omaha ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.14

2-Day Normandy, Saint Malo and Mont St Michel Tour from Paris

4 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

Spend two days exploring France’s Normandy and Brittany regions on this tour from Paris with an overnight stay in Caen. Visit the beautiful historic cities of ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $427.02

Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Tour from Paris: Omaha Beach, Cider Tasting and Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

Spend a day away from Paris and visit the Normandy beaches where thousands of the Allied Powers’ troops landed on D-Day to reclaim France during World War II. ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $182.05
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4-Day Normandy, Saint-Malo, Mont Saint-Michel and Chateaux Country Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Discover three contracting regions of France and see some of the country’s finest landmarks on this 4-day tour of Normandy, Saint-Malo, Mont Saint-Michel, and ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $882.13

3-Day Normandy, St Malo, Mont Saint-Michel, Chateaux Country Tour from Paris

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Visit three different corners of France and discover some of the country’s most beautiful landmarks on this 3-day tour of Normandy, Saint-Malo, Mont ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $657.39

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