Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Tour from Paris: Omaha Beach, Cider Tasting and Lunch. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
This is by far the best Viator tour we have taken. Our guide Felix was extraordinarily knowledgeable of US wartime history, and presented everything in a very professional, yet interesting way. The restaurant at lunchtime provided an excellent lunch, and the cider/Calvados tasting at the quintessential Normandy cider farm was superb. Definitely a 5 star rating!
Well worth it! Everything ran like clockwork. Our guide Linda was very knowledgeable and fun. She made the long ride a pleasure. Do wish we had more time to spend at Utah and Omaha Beaches. Never enough time to spend there. Although interesting, the cider tour could be eliminated and that time given to the beaches. The resturant we stopped at was a pleasant surprise, not expecting such a nice place that is attended by locals. Finally Viator was true to their word. When I found a cheaper price for this tour, they honored their promise and refunded the the difference. All in all, very happy.
We had Matt as our guide, he was amazing. The people we were with on the tour were not so worried about getting back to the bus on time, so that was annoying. When you are on a tour, you need to be responsible to not impact the others on your bus. Please be responsible for your children as well.
The tour itself was so educational, and emotional for me. We loved it. It was probably a "once in the lifetime" trip for us, and we are so glad we saw Normandy. The Cider Tasting and Lunch was SO fun! The food was amazing at the sea-side restaurant.
This is a fantastic tour! While the 14 hour day seems daunting, my husband and I agreed that we could easily have spent more time at each location. Our guide, Caroline, was very well versed in WWII history and did a great job sharing information and stories surrounding the landing at Normandy. The sites themselves were very moving and the museums were definitely worth seeing.
We had a fabulous lunch and the Cider tasting was a nice, lighthearted break in the middle of an otherwise emotionally charged day.
If you only have one day to spend at Normandy, I would highly recommend this tour! Be sure to brush up on your history beforehand, or even watch a couple of movies (Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers) to gain some insight into what incredible odds the men and women who served at Normandy faced in 1944.
This is a trip every person should take. It makes you appreciate what our servicemen and women did to protect our freedom. The tours are too fast though. We were not able to thoroughly see the museum or beaches. We were running from location to location. Overall it was good. I would recommend it.
It is a long day trip from Paris (even though the bus ride was comfortable) so it did feel a bit rushed at times. I would recommend staying up in the area if you want to be able to spend a lot of time at all the monuments but overall it was a really good trip. Caroline was our guide and was very good