5 star rating: Highly Recommended 47 Reviews

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

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

Discover the beaches of the D-Day landings on this guided day trip to Normandy from Paris. Focusing on the sites where heavy losses were suffered by American soldiers, the tour stops at the Omaha Beach Visitor Centre, Utah Beach Museum and the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. Enjoy free time on the beaches and hear poignant tales about the events of June 6, 1944. During this full but inspiring day of sightseeing, revitalize with a cup of traditional cider and lunch at a waterside restaurant.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

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

Hear the history of Normandy on your day trip from Paris

Spend a day away from Paris and visit the Normandy beaches where thousands of the Allied Powers’ troops landed to free France from Axis control during World War II. During your early-morning ride aboard an air-conditioned coach to northern France, your informative guide shares fascinating commentary on the events of June 6, 1944, better known as D-Day.

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.

Customer Reviews

Carol G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

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 ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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!!!!

Ralph F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent! Long day but well worth it.

Eva S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

GREAT TOUR !!! WILL RECOMMEND IT TO ALL WHO VISIT FRANCE

Laura M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a spectacular day on this tour! The guides were so knowledgeable and engaging. The lunch was amazing. I HIGHLY recommend this tour.

Scott M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour was excellent. Felix was very knowledgeable about the history. I would definitely recommend it to our friends.

David G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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!!!!

Bill S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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.

Jennifer V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Long day but is well worth the trip! - Lunch was awesome and cider tasting was a lot of fun!

Maegan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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!!

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