- 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
- See one of the original D-Day B-26 fighter planes on Utah Beach
- Explore the Normandy countryside and stop for a cider and calvados tasting followed by a 2-course lunch
- Stop at Pointe du Hoc and visit the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer
- Listen to tales of the Omaha Beach Landings at Omaha Beach Visitor Centre
Recent Photos of This Tour
- Omaha Beach MemorialPhoto by: Bill S
- B-26 at Utah Beach museumPhoto by: Bill S
- DSCF1125Photo by: Kathryn E
- Omaha BeachPhoto by: Kathryn E
- DSCF1124Photo by: Kathryn E
- DSCF1122Photo by: Kathryn E
- DSCF1123Photo by: Kathryn E
- DSCF1121Photo by: Kathryn E
- DSCF1120Photo by: Kathryn E
- Barrels of Calvados (Cider)Photo by: Katrina R
What You Can Expect
Your first stop is Utah Beach Museum, housed in an original German bunker and built on the beach where the first American troops landed. The impressive museum charts the planning of Operation Overlord (the Allied codename for the Normandy Invasion) and documents the stories of French citizens whose actions during WWII shaped the face of Europe today.
Explore with your guide, and learn about the events of June 6, 1944 — or D-Day — when the Normandy landings commenced. Hear of Utah Beach, where the first Allied troops arrived, and gaze out at unparalleled views of the sands from inside the museum before heading down to the beach itself. Utah Beach is now home to one of only six remaining original B-26 fighter planes that were used during the invasion.
Continue into the Normandy countryside and stop to visit a traditional cider-making orchard for a tasting of cider and calvados (an apple-based brandy) inside an atmospheric 17th-century barn. Then, enjoy a break for lunch in a local restaurant with a view that overlooks the port of Grandcamp-Maisy. While the dishes served are subject to change, two courses are always served (a main course of fish or meat, followed by dessert) as well as a glass of cider.
Feeling revitalized, head to Pointe du Hoc, a German defense on the cliff tops that was heroically seized by US troops. After stopping to stretch your legs, travel onward to Colleville-sur-Mer and pay your respects to the fallen at the American Cemetery. Gaze down from the cemetery to Omaha Beach, one of the landing beaches where many American soldiers are buried, and then step inside Omaha Beach Visitor Centre to learn about the Omaha Beach landings when very little went as planned.
Having explored the center with your guide, return to your coach and finish your day with a drop-off at the start point in central Paris.
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The tour agency they used was excellent- Daniel was from Ireland and was extremely knowledgable and made the trip a lot of fun!!!! Thank you!!!!
Excellent! Long day but well worth it.
GREAT TOUR !!! WILL RECOMMEND IT TO ALL WHO VISIT FRANCE
We had a spectacular day on this tour! The guides were so knowledgeable and engaging. The lunch was amazing. I HIGHLY recommend this tour.
The tour was excellent. Felix was very knowledgeable about the history. I would definitely recommend it to our friends.
This was also an excellent tour!!!
The guides were very knowledgeable and made the trip interesting the taking us to the actual Omaha Beach which wasn't scheduled was an extra bonus and made the whole trip!!!!
This was a very long day trip, but well worth the effort and time investment. Our guides were Daniel and Felix, and both were very knowledgeable. They provided interesting and detailed information regarding all of the stops on the tour, and kept us moving throughout the day. During the visit to the American cemetery, we were able to see the tombstone and grave of Brigadier General Teddy Roosevelt, Jr. We were there near the end of the day and the American Flag was lowered and Taps played....Quite a moving experience. We went to Utah Beach and toured the museum there, and at the end of the day we were able to visit Omaha beach.
I recommend this trip for anyone who is interested in the D-Day beaches and the history of the Allied landing. The side trip to the cider tasting was interesting, and lunch in a quaint fishing village was excellent. Overall a great trip.
Long day but is well worth the trip! - Lunch was awesome and cider tasting was a lot of fun!
Loved this day trip to Normandy!! Our tour guides Patrice and Linda were great, particularly Patrice. It is a long day, but the organization and flow of the trip make it fly by. The lunch was amazing, the cider delicious, and the tour guides were very warm, knowledgeable and informative. Well worth the 12 hour day and the money spent!!
Well worth it.