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  • Location: Bayeux, France
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)
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 Bayeux. See famous sites with a guide including Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, the German and American cemeteries, the Airborne Museum of Sainte-Mère-Eglise and much more. Your minivan holds a maximum of eight passengers, and a small-group tour is the perfect way to get to out-of-the-way places in one day.

Highlights

  • 9-hour Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites
  • Visit Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, where the U.S. forces fought during World War II
  • Explore the American Cemetery and Interpretive Center
  • Maximum of eight passengers ensures personalized attention from your professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Small-group Normandy Battlefields Tour from Bayeux by minivan

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What You Can Expect

Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites

Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites

Begin your tour with a visit to the Sainte-Mère Church and Airborne Museum, the site of a massive airborne operation involving 15,000 U.S. paratroopers during World War II. Hear from your knowledgeable guide how the brave soldiers descended from the skies on the night before D-Day and learn the incredible story of Private John Steele, one of the paratroopers.

Continue onward to Utah Beach, where soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division leapt from their landing crafts and headed inland under the orders of General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. The first day of battle saw relatively few casualties, but the same cannot be said for those that followed.

Visit the German Cemetery, the largest in Normandy dedicated to German casualties of war and the place where over 21,000 fallen soldiers are laid to rest. Spend time at Pointe du Hoc, one of the very largest German coastal batteries. The guns located here rained shells down on Allied soldiers across Omaha and Utah beaches, and the job of silencing them fell to a certain Lt. Col. Rudder and the U.S. Rangers of the 2nd Battalion.

Spend time on Omaha Beach, widely considered the most famous of the D-Day landing beaches. Gain an insight into the challenge faced by the Allied forces landing here under heavy German fire, and take time to consider their extraordinary courage.

The last stop on your tour is the American Cemetery and Visitor Center, the final resting place of 9,387 U.S. soldiers. The cemetery overlooks Omaha Beach and honors soldiers of all ranks in equal measure. Spend time walking among the marked graves and consider this fitting tribute to those who never made it home after World War II.

After nine hours discovering the Normandy battlefields, travel back to Bayeaux where your tour will come to an end.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our family of 5 3 children 21,19,16 thoroughly enjoyed the tour and highly recommend the all day tour. We were worried that it would be too long. There wasn't enough time! We were picked up at our hotel in Bayeux and the tour began as we drove to the German cemetery and then on to St Mere Eglise. the beaches Utah, Omaha, Pont du hoc and ending with the American cemetary and incredible museum! Save time for the museum!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Kate was very informative, friendly, and accommodating! Great tour guide!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Jean Francois was a walking history book! His knowledge of and passion for war history was unbelievable. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him and two other couples. Lunch at Utah Beach was great. Best, freshest moules I've ever eaten. Ending the day at the American cemetery with playing of taps put the icing on the cake. Fabulous day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Awesome tour. Extra stops to some seldom visited locations made for a very special tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Guide was very good. Knowledgeable ,informative, helpful and amicable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent tour, personable and knowledgeable driver. 7 people in a comfortable van.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great experience. Knowledgable guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our family ranging in age from 9 to 64 enjoyed this tour so much. Our guide, Romain, was truly knowledgeable about all things concerning the area and D-day history. He articulated information so well that even the youngest of our group stayed interested all day. The van was clean and comfortable for all the sites we visited included stops at the German cemetery, Sainte-Mère-Église, Utah Beach, the gun battery at Pointe Du Hoc, Omaha Beach, and the American Cemetery. At Utah Beach, we had lunch at Le Roosevelt Cafe. The cost of lunch wasn't included in the tour fee, but the prices were reasonable. The memorabilia in the cafe was impressive and lunch was enjoyable.

I would recommend the American D-Day tour to all ages! Wonderful time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was outstanding. Guide was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Exactly what we were looking for! Mag, our guide, was simply perfect she even went out of her way to bring us to a specific site that had special meaning to my father. The pace was quick, but efficient and effective. We had a lovely, memorable and meaningful day!

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