- 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
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.
This was a great tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a wonderful overview while traveling on the bus. The length of tour was just right for us, as we had no family connection to D-day. If we had, we would have wanted additional time. The cider farm and lunch were delightful. It was an excellent experience.
Melanie M United States of ...
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!!