Tour code: 3193NSAS
Get an up-close look at the site of America’s D-Day invasion with a visit to the Normandy battlefield beaches from Bayeux. On this 9-hour small-group tour, you’ll stroll Utah and Omaha beaches, explore famous wartime sites like Pointe du Hoc and Sainte-Mère Church, and learn the turbulent history of this key WWII location. Throughout the tour, enjoy free time to take souvenir photos, pay respects and ask questions of your expert guide.

Highlights

  • 9-hour guided tour the American battle sites in Normandy from Bayeux
  • Visit Pointe du Hoc, a critical German outpost that was attacked by US forces
  • Step upon Utah Beach and Omaha Beach and learn about the battles that ensued there
  • Pay tribute to fallen soldiers at the Normandy American Cemetery and Interpretive Center
  • Roundtrip hotel transport by minivan included
  • Small-group format ensures personalized experience

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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

Nancy E K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Arnold O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Had a very good trip and great guide. The tour was thorough and gave us the perspective on the level of commitment our troops made.

David E C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very informed guide

Kevin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great experience but it was all about our guide, Francois. Request Francois and you will have wonderful experience!

WILLIAM G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour!!! Our guide was Francois. We were picked up right in front of our hotel. He was very good, easy to understand and very knowledgeable on the entire subject of the D day landings.

Ruth L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Francois was wonderful!! Witty, informative, insightful. It was totally worth the cost and a most memorable day.

Beth S United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Jeffrey H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour guide, Karen, was great. She was very pleasant and knowledgeable. The only down side of the tour, and this was no ones fault, was the road work that was being done while we were on the beach. The machines were making ear-splitting sounds that detracted greatly from our guide's dialogue. We had to leave the beach prematurely.

Alfred F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide was fantastic, we took the tour on Sunday May 29 I believe our tour guide's name was Antoine. He could not have been better.

Richard A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Awesome tour. Did the full day. Could use two days

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