Utah Beach Tours

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Utah Beach
Omaha Beach, with its Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, receives the most visitors looking to learn more about WWII history and pay their respects. But what many don't know is that Utah Beach, the westernmost landing point of the D-Day battle, has its own fantastic museum. If you're planning an overnight stay in Bayeux in order to explore the various WWII sites in Normandy, the Utah Beach D-Day Museum should be right near the top of your list.

Unlike the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, which technically lies on U.S. soil, the Utah Beach D-Day Museum is a French endeavor, and as such it carries the official name of Musée du Débarquement Utah Beach – and its motto translates to, “Their Sacrifice, Our Freedom.” However, you can be sure that everything in the museum is titled in English, so no need to worry.

What's most interesting about this museum is that it delves into life in the region under German occupation; in other words, what it was like before the Allies landed and swept through to Paris. Nazis took the region a full four years before D-Day, and the oral histories of the locals who survived are enlightening, to say the least. 

Also interesting is the German defenses exhibit, which shows exactly what the Allies were up against along the Normandy coast, and especially here at Utah Beach. It's housed in one of the original bunkers, and gives you the German perspective on the day without defending it.

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The museum takes full advantage of its location directly on Utah Beach; guided tours include hour-by-hour presentations of the events of D-Day, and combine them with outdoor excursions onto the beach and even breakfast and lunch options. It's only about 15 minutes further along the coast from the American memorial, and is well worth any visitor's time.
Address: Utah Beach, France
Hours: October-May 10am-6pm, June-September 9:30am-7pm; closed in January
Admission: Adults €8, Children €3.50, Museum & Beach Tour €12
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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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American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux

Retrace the steps of American D-Day troops on a full-day tour of Normandy’s US landing sectors from Bayeux. Travel by air-conditioned minivan with your expert guide, and stand at key landing and drop points, including Omaha Beach and St-Mere-Eglise. See the battle sites at La Pointe du Hoc, inspect the German batteries at Longues Sur Mer, and visit Arromanches, the Utah Beach Museum and Normandy American Cemetery to remember those who gave their lives in June 1944. Numbers are limited to eight people for a more personalized experience.
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Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields 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
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Tour including 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.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Duration: 14 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
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields 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.
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D-Day Landing Museum of Utah Beach Admission Ticket

The D-Day Landing Museum of Utah Beach was built in 1962 in a German bunker, and has extended to be the 3000 m² museum that we propose you to visit during 90/120 minutes.Built on the very beach where the first American troops landed on June 6, 1944, the Utah Beach Museum recounts the story of D-Day, from the preparation of the landing, to the final outcome and success. This comprehensive chronological journey immerses visitors in the history of the landing through a rich collection of objects, vehicles, an original B26 bomber aircraft, materials, and oral histories. A 12 minutes movie called "Victory in the Sand" will make you relive the epic experience of American soldiers.Thanks to your visit, you will contribute to the safeguard of the site and the preservation of the memory of the Allied soldiers’ extraordinary sacrifices.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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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
  • Duration: 8 hours
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D-Day American Normandy Beaches Tour (Day Trip From Paris)

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 sites and explain in detail the events that occurred. To join this tour, you and your small group will need to take the train from Paris St Lazare to Bayeux and catch a return train to Paris from Bayeux after the tour. This pleasant train journey takes just over 2 hours in each direction. Please note that the train ticket is not included in the price of this tour.As someone else will be doing the driving for you, you will arrive in Normandy stress free and relaxed. The tour departs from Bayeux train station and your guide will be waiting for the arrival of your train from Paris.This tour is a perfect solution for clients wishing to tour the American D-Day beaches as a day trip from Paris!
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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
  • Duration: 12 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
  • Duration: 8 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.
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D-Day Beaches Utah,Pointe du Hoc, Omaha & Overlord Museum Day Trip from Caen

Booking this spectacular tour we’ll give you the chance to explore Normandy coast, the D-Day landing beaches of World War II. We are going to begin this tour at 12:00 from Caen and we're going to Utah Beach, one of the beaches where americans landed in the morning of 6th of June. Then, we will go straight to Pointe du Hoc, where the United States Army Ranger Assault Group assaulted and captured it after scaling the cliffs. Pointe du Hoc was a part of Atlantic Wall fortifications. Then, we’ll take a break at Omaha Beach, the famous beach where the american army landed on 6th of June 1944. Half of the day we’ll stay and this area to explore all the places and on our way back we will stop for a lunch in a fancy restaurant. We know this tour will prove to be a unique and wonderful experience for you and we will kindly ask you for reviews as this will help other travelers make their choice.
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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Paris - Normandy D-Day landing beaches - Full day American sector private tour

Discover the most important D-Day invasion sights on a private day-tour of Normandy. Traveling by private transportation allows you to comfortably tick off all the boxes on your itinerary. Visit Utah Beach, Sainte Mere Eglise, Dead Man’s Corner, and more with your private guide.  You’re also free to customize the itinerary to include other points of interest. Whatever you decide, enjoy an immersive and engaging historical experience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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American Landing Beaches Discovery from Paris

March into the US landing sector and cherish the lives to those who have been lost fighting for the world which is today. Your Norman expert guide will escort you through 4 different spots. Firstly, Omaha beach where the US forces established their strategy by fighting to link the beaches together. Secondly, Utah Beach leading to securing the shore, thus, the Germans wouldn't be able to secure Cherbourg. Thirdly, Sainte-Mère-Église Airborne museum where you will relive the emotions which the soldiers endured. The guide will finish by taking you to pay respect of the men and women who gave their life for ours current world at the American Cemetery. Venez Discover, brings the best out of each place by meticulously crafting each tour exclusively while taking care of our environment. We aim to bring the love, passion and interest for our planet in each tour or service provided to you.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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