Omaha Beach Tours

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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

Short on time in Bayeux but keen to see Normandy’s World War II US D-Day sites? Visit some key 1944 American locations on this 4-hour tour from Bayeux. Journey by air-conditioned minivan to Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc, where US troops landed on June 6th. Gaze at the cliffs and beaches as your expert guide shares detail and stories of the landings and forces involved. Finish at the American Cemetery to pay homage to those who lost their lives. Numbers are limited to 15 for a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Full-Day American Sector Guided D-Day Tour from Bayeux

Visit Second World War sites in Normandy on a full-day, private tour that explores the legacy of D-Day. From Utah Beach and Omaha Beach to the Normandy American Cemetery, you’ll follow in the footsteps of American soldiers in France, and with a personal tour guide to tailor the day to your interests, this private tour is a individualized alternative to more standard group itineraries.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Group Tour of American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux

Visit one of WWII’s most important battle sites on this full-day small-group tour of the Normandy landing beaches from Bayeux. Walk the battlefields and beaches where thousands of Allied troops took part in history’s largest seaborne invasion and learn all about the fateful events of ‘D-Day’. Tour key sites like Utah beach, Omaha Beach and Pointe Du Hoc, then pay your respects at the Normandy American Cemetery.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

Enhance your experience of Normandy and its intriguing historical heritage on a half-day tour of Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach from Bayeux. Delve into the turbulent past of the region with a knowledgeable guide and visit renowned D-Day battlefield sites situated on Normandy’s picturesque coastline. Pay tribute to fallen soldiers at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial and browse the exhibitions in the informative visitor center. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only eight people.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites

Get an up-close look at the site of America’s D-Day invasion with a visit to the Normandy battlefield beaches from Bayeux. On this 9-hour small-group tour, you’ll stroll Utah and Omaha beaches, explore famous wartime sites like Pointe du Hoc and Sainte-Mère Church, and learn the turbulent history of this key WWII location. Throughout the tour, enjoy free time to take souvenir photos, pay respects and ask questions of your expert guide.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Tour: Full-Day Tour to American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux

The D-Day landing beaches in Normandy saw some of the most significant battles in World War II history, but many of the sites sit far apart. This private 9-hour bus and walking tour from Bayeux makes it possible to take in key sites with ease. Visit the Normandy American Cemetery with a private guide, see the Pointe Du Hoc gun battery, and explore Omaha Beach and Utah Beach — where soldiers on all sides laid down their lives.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches, Battlefields, Museums and Cemeteries from Bayeux

Discover the fascinating history behind the events of the 1944 Allied Invasion on a private full-day tour of Normandy from Bayeux. With an accomplished guide, delve into the tales of D-Day as you marvel at significant sites like the battlefields and landing beaches of Utah Beach and Sword Beach. Visit esteemed museums and moving cemeteries to enrich your knowledge of the historic events and admire the picturesque scenery of the famous French region. Customize the itinerary of the tour according to your interests and receive the undivided attention of your private guide throughout the day.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches, Battlefields, Museums and Cemeteries from Caen

Explore some of the most famous battlefields of World War II during this private Normandy tour from Caen. Visit the D-Day beaches, where Allied soldiers invaded northern France on June 6, 1944. See the landing beaches and battlefields of Normandy, pay homage to the fallen at national cemeteries and visit area museums. Your expert guide can personalize this private tour to suit your interests.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day American Battlefields and Sites of Normandy Tour from Bayeux

Chart the story of the World War II D-Day landings by American forces on this day trip from Bayeux. Learn about the objectives and achievements of the US assaults on June 6, 1944 as you visit the key beaches of Utah and Omaha, and German battery at Pointe du Hoc. Plus, visit the Airborne Museum at Sainte-Mère-Église and the US cemetery overlooking Omaha. Air-conditioned minivan transport, entrance fees, and central Bayeux pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: D-Day Beaches from Bayeux

Step back in time to June 1944 with a private day trip to Normandy’s D-Day beaches from Bayeux. With an informative local guide, hear insider tales of the World War II Allies’ landings and visit the key locations of Sword Beach, Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc. See the Longues sur Mer German bunkers, visit Sainte-Mere-Eglise and the Airborne Museum, and enjoy lunch overlooking Arromanches beach, the site of Mulberry Harbour. As this is a private tour, your itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your preferences.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Normandy Battlefields Day Trip: Omaha, Sword and the British Airborne Sector

Follow in the footsteps of World War II soldiers on an insightful and moving tour of the Normandy battlefields from Bayeux. With a knowledgeable guide, visit significant sites like Pegasus Bridge, the Merville Battery Museum and the Hillman Bunker and delve into the intriguing history of D-Day and the turbulent battles that occurred. Admire the sandy stretch of Omaha Beach, the site of one of D-Day’s bloodiest battles, and pay tribute to fallen soldiers at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only eight people.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Omaha Beach Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

Witness a profound side of French and American history with a visit to Omaha Beach from Bayeux. On this 3-hour small-group tour, you’ll stroll the Normandy beaches, explore critical wartime sites like Pointe du Hoc and the Normandy American Cemetery, and learn fascinating facts and histories about WWII from your guide. In the company of a small group, you’ll have the chance to personalize the journey, stopping to take souvenir photos and ask questions.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Full Day American Sector Group Shared D-Day Tour from Bayeux

A DIY tour of Normandy’s American Sector World War II D-Day sites may mean you miss out on the stories behind the beaches and battles. Tour with a guide to get a full rundown at each site and hear facts you’d otherwise miss on this day trip from Bayeux. Travel between locations by air-conditioned minivan and visit Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, and more, all more easily than exploring independently.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Private Tour of Historical Normandy Sites from Bayeux

The Allied landings of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy were among the most memorable events of WWII, and thousands of visitors return to the battlefields each year to pay their respects. This private full-day tour from Bayeux will help you trace the path of the American soldiers, with a customized itinerary that takes in sites such as Omaha beach, Utah Beach, Brecourt Manor, and the Normandy American Cemetery, as well as optional extras like the UNESCO-listed Mont Saint Michel.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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D-Day American Sector Half-Day Tour from Bayeux

Travel back in time on the beaches of Normandy. This moving half-day tour takes you to major D-Day landing sites. Over the course of 5 hours, learn about the battles that took place here, visit the American Cemetery, and stop at a museum to deepen your knowledge of wartime events. Small group size guarantees an intimate experience with ample opportunity to ask questions.  
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Full Day Private Tour of Normandy American Sites from Le Havre

Make the most of a day ashore when your cruise ship docks at Le Havre by prebooking this private Normandy US D-Day excursion. Avoid the hassles and hurrying of going independently or in a large group tour, and visit the landing and battle sites at your leisure. See Utah Beach, the Normandy American Cemetery and more, and enjoy commentary from your guide tailored to you. Lunch, admissions, and private transport included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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