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Omaha Beach Tours

As one of Normandy’s D-Day landing beaches, Omaha beach was the backdrop to one of the most significant events of World War II, immortalized in the movie Saving Private Ryan and forever etched into history. Today, visitors to Omaha Beach can follow in the footsteps of the Allied soldiers and pay their respects at the American Cemetery.

The Basics
Guided tours of the five D-Day beaches—Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, and Sword Beach—run from Bayeux, Caen, Le Havre, Carentan, and Paris, and often include visits to other Normandy battlefields such as Pointe du Hoc, Arromanches, and Pegasus Bridge. For a more personalized experience, opt for a private tour or small-group tour and choose to focus on the American, Canadian, or British sites and memorials. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Most tours visit WWII cemeteries and memorials, so it’s important to dress and act respectfully.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes to explore the battle ruins and beaches.
  • Some tours are wheelchair accessible, but it’s best to check in advance with your tour operator.

How to Get There
Omaha Beach is located along the coast of Normandy in northern France, 15 miles (24 kilometers) northwest of Bayeux. Although buses run to the beach from Bayeux, the easiest way to visit is by private transportation or as part of a guided tour. The American Cemetery lies above the beach, from where a long walkway heads down to the beach itself.

When to Get There
Tours run to Omaha Beach year-round, but it can get busy during peak summer season. If you’re visiting in July and August, try to arrive early morning or early evening to avoid the large groups of day-trippers. The most moving time to visit is during the annual D-Day Festival, which commemorates the anniversary of the Allied Landings with a program of memorials, parades, and beachside picnics. 

The D-Day Landings
Omaha Beach was the location of one of the most significant battles World War II. On June 6th 1944, American troops were given the task of securing Omaha beach as part of a strategy to land Allied troops along five points on the coast of Normandy—an operation code-named D-Day. Due to unforeseen tidal forces and stronger than expected German defenses, the American soldiers suffered massive losses—2,400 casualties in a day of bloody fighting. However, the landing was eventually successful with 34,000 troops securing the area for the Allies, and thus beginning the end of the war.

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Half-Day Small-Group Tour to American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux, Bayeux, null
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Half-Day Small-Group Tour to American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux

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Explore Omaha Beach and gain insight into US soldiers’ role in World War II on this small-group half-day D-Day landing tour from Bayeaux. Visit key sites of ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.74
Normandy D-Day Beaches Day Trip with American Cemetery and optional lunch, Paris, Historical & ... 
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Normandy D-Day Beaches Day Trip with American Cemetery and optional lunch

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Take a poignant, memorable day trip from Paris to visit the Normandy battlefields and landing beaches of World War II. You'll visit famous wartime sites and ...  Read more

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Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux, Bayeux, Day Trips
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Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

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Pay tribute to the soldiers who fought on Normandy’s World War II beaches on this afternoon tour to Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc from Bayeux. Visit famous ...  Read more

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Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Private Day Tour to Normandy D-day Beaches from Paris, Paris, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Private Day Tour to Normandy D-day Beaches from Paris

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Visit the D-day beaches of Normandy and delve into France’s World War II history on this private day tour from Paris. Explore the WWII landings battlegrounds ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen, Caen, Private ... 
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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen

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Learn all about World War II and the momentous events of D-Day on this full-day tour. Explore the Mémorial de Caen museum at your leisure with or without ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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D-Day Normandy Beaches Tour from Paris, Paris, Day Trips
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D-Day Normandy Beaches Tour from Paris

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Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of the American sectors of the D-Day Normandy invasion. An experienced English-speaking guide will show you the battlefield ...  Read more

Location: Carentan, France
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Omaha Beach Half-Day Trip from Bayeux, Bayeux, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Omaha Beach Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

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If time is tight and you'd like to visit the Normandy beaches, this quick morning tour from Bayeux is the perfect choice to see the area's most important World ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches, Battlefields, Museums and Cemeteries from Caen, Caen, ... 
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Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches, Battlefields, Museums and Cemeteries from Caen

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Take a private tour from Caen to Normandy, where you’ll explore sites of the Allied invasion on June 6, 1944 – more famously known as D-Day. You can ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: D-Day Beaches from Rouen, Rouen, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: D-Day Beaches from Rouen

Visit coastal Normandy and explore Europe’s World War II history on this private 8-hour tour of the D-Day beaches from Rouen. Travel to the D-Day beaches of ...  Read more

Location: Rouen, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: D-Day Beaches from Caen, Caen, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: D-Day Beaches from Caen

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Explore the Normandy coastline and delve into Europe’s World War II history on this private 8-hour tour of the D-Day beaches from Caen. Visit the D-Day beaches ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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