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  • Address: France
  • Admission: Free

Omaha Beach was the location of one of the most significant moments of fighting in World War II. On June 6th 1944, American troops were given the task of securing the beach as part of a strategy to land Allied troops along five points on the coast of Normandy, France. 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. Eventually however the landing was successful with 34,000 troops securing the area for the Allies, and thus beginning the end of the war.

The landings on Omaha Beach are perhaps best known these days from the film Saving Private Ryan which opens with this battle and shows the impact of the fighting and loss of life on families back home in the USA. The American Cemetery sits above Omaha Beach and is a well-kept memorial to the events.

Practical Info

The easiest way to get to Omaha Beach is by organized tour or private car. Public transport can be lengthy due to the need to take a train from Paris to Caen or Bayeux, then a bus to the beach. The American Cemetery is easy to find and from there a long walkway goes to the beach itself.

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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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

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 $59.59
Full-Day D-Day Tour of Normandy from Bayeux, Bayeux, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Full-Day D-Day Tour of Normandy from Bayeux

June 6, 1944 forever changed the course of World War II — and of world history — when Allied forces launched a surprise attack on the Nazi-held Normandy ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.51
Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Beaches Day Trip, Paris, Day Trips
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Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Beaches Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1605 Reviews

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

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

From USD $200.43
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

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.84
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 key WWII battlegrounds around ...  Read more

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

From USD $1,151.14
Normandy Landing Beaches Guided Tour from Paris by Minibus, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Normandy Landing Beaches Guided Tour from Paris by Minibus

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

A minibus guided tour with only 8 participants especially designed to discover, in one day, landing beaches and sites of legend: Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $173.35
Normandy Landing Beaches Guided Tour from Paris, Paris, Day Trips
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Normandy Landing Beaches Guided Tour from Paris

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Tailor program to discover, in one day, landing beaches and sites of legend : Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Colleville American Cemetery, Arromanches with a ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.59
Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen, Caen, Day Trips
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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 65 Reviews

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.)

From USD $92.09
D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches Private Day Trip from Paris, Paris, Day Trips
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D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches Private Day Trip from Paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Explore the D-Day landing beaches of Normandy and gain insight into World War II history on this private day trip from Paris. Travel with a private guide to ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.35
Omaha Beach Half-Day Trip from Bayeux, Bayeux, Day Trips
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Omaha Beach Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 168 Reviews

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.)

From USD $65.01

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