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Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial Tours

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Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Overview
Located above Omaha Beach, just outside Bayeaux, the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is a moving site. The cemetery is the final resting place of more than 9,000 soldiers, the vast majority of whom lost their lives fighting the D-Day battles of Normandy.  Other World War II heroes are buried here as well.

The Basics
Visit the cemetary to see the grid of thousands of graves that mark the soldiers’ final resting places. After paying your respects, you can walk to the reflecting pool and the chapel, which have maps that detail the events of D-Day.

After visiting the memorial, head to the edge of the bluffs to look out over Omaha Beach to see the narrow strip of sand where the soldiers landed. The nearby visitor center displays items the soldiers carried with them—from ammunition to good luck charms—as well as first-hand accounts recorded by veterans.

Things To Know Before You Go

  • The cemetery and memorial are free to visit.
  • This land is considered US soil and was ceded to the Americans after the war.
  • Please remember that this is a memorial site and dress (and act) accordingly.
  • The museum is wheelchair-friendly.
  • Due to the large number of visitors who come to this site every year, you must apply in advance if you want to do a special tour or hold a wreath-laying ceremony.
How To Get There
The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Colleville-sur-Mer, about a 30-minute drive from Bayeaux and roughly a 3-hour drive from Paris. You can reach Bayeux from Paris by train (from Gare Saint-Lazare), then take a taxi or tour bus to the memorial. Travel by rail takes about 3 hours.

When To Get There
The memorial is open every day, all year round, from morning to evening, with slightly extended hours from April 15 to September 15. Come early in the day to avoid crowds. Normandy’s peak tourist season is in July and August, during school holidays. The site is also crowded around the anniversary of the D-Day landing (June 6th), when the site hosts  numerous memorial ceremonies.

Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach has been featured in numerous movies and documentaries about D-Day. After paying your respects at the American cemetery, head down to the beach to  follow in the footsteps of the Allied soldiers who landed here. You can also take a guided tour of the five D-Day beaches—code named Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno, and Sword. Many tours include other nearby battlefields, such as Pointe du Hoc and Pegasus Bridge.
Address: Collville-sur-Mer 14710, France
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Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites

Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites

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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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  • 9 hours
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US$134.91
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US$134.91

Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

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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.
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  • 5 hours
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US$91.98
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US$91.98

D-Day Tour - Utah Beach and Omaha Beach - full day group tour from Bayeux

D-Day Tour - Utah Beach and Omaha Beach - full day group tour from Bayeux

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$137.50
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US$137.50

D-Day tour - Omaha Beach sector - morning or afternoon group tour from Bayeux

D-Day tour - Omaha Beach sector - morning or afternoon group tour from Bayeux

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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 half-day 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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$77.72
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US$77.72

American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux

American D-Day Beaches Full Day Tour from Bayeux

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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 Pointe du Hoc and visit the Utah Beach Museum and Normandy American Cemetery to remember those who gave their lives in June 1944.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$122.64
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US$122.64

Pointe du Hoc,Omaha Beach, American Cemetery - Day trip from Paris to Normandy

Pointe du Hoc,Omaha Beach, American Cemetery - Day trip from Paris to Normandy

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Visit to Normandy D-Day battle sites and U.S landing beaches from Paris See the 100 feet high cliffs and german bunkers overlooking the British channel at Point du Hoc Walk along the Bloody Beach (Omaha) Visit the American War Cemetery Discover the pretty little town of Arromanche and the vestige of the artificial port Step back in time on a history tour, and learn about the events of June 6, 1944 Visit the Caen Peace Memorial and german general « Von Richter » Communications center & headquaters underneath bunker
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  • 13 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$298.92
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US$298.92
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D-Day Private Normandy Battlefields Day Trip From Paris with VIP Services

D-Day Private Normandy Battlefields Day Trip From Paris with VIP Services

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Visit Normandy's most important World War II sites, including Omaha Beach, Pont du Hoc, the American Cemetery, Arromanches, and Utah Beach (optional), with a focus on American troops during the significant events of D-Day. This private full-day tour from Paris is totally customizable, allowing your group to spend more time at the Normandy battlefields and monuments that interest you most. Expect a professional, multilingual guide to transport you by luxury Mercedes-Benz minivan, ensuring a comfortable roundtrip ride to this significant region of northwest France.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$836.98
Price varies by group size
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US$836.98
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Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields from Bayeux

Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields from Bayeux

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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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  • 8 hours
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US$809.40
Price varies by group size
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US$809.40
Price varies by group size

Private guided American D-Day Tour from Bayeux

Private guided American D-Day Tour from Bayeux

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Perfect for history buffs and those with personal ties to World War II, this private, full-day tour will transport you to many of the most important wartime sites in Normandy’s American Sector. Depart in the morning from your Bayeux hotel, and travel in a comfortable vehicle. You’ll tour the drop zones of the US Airborne Divisions, will visit Omaha Beach, will discover Pointe du Hoc, will pay tribute to the fallen at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, and much more.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$807.09
per group
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US$807.09
per group
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Full Day D-Day landing beaches, American sector

Full Day D-Day landing beaches, American sector

Very intense and interesting tour which will bring you back 76 years ago
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  • 4 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$130.31
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US$130.31
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U.S. D-Day Sites Half Day Tour From Bayeux

U.S. D-Day Sites Half Day Tour From Bayeux

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Pay tribute to World War II’s American heroes on this half-day small-group tour of Normandy’s defining D-Day sites. Start at Omaha Beach, where your driver/guide will take you back in time to the brutal landing depicted in the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan; continue to the towering Pointe du Hoc cliffs, boldly scaled by US Rangers; finish at the Normandy American Cemetery and visitor center. Tour excludes entrance fees.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$83.70
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US$83.70
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American & British D-Day Beaches Half Day Tour from Bayeux

American & British D-Day Beaches Half Day Tour from Bayeux

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Learn about the pivotal role that Normandy’s beaches played in World War II—and pay tribute to the thousands of fallen soldiers—during this half-day history tour from Bayeux. Board your air-conditioned minivan and head to the coast, where you'll see landmarks ranging from Omaha Beach and La Pointe du Hoc to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$91.98
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US$91.98

Normandy D Day Landing Customized Private Tour from Bayeux

Normandy D Day Landing Customized Private Tour from Bayeux

Normandy is the site of the notorious D-Day Landings and home to some of the most significant WWII battlefields and memorials in France. On this tour, benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide and customize your itinerary to your preferences, choosing to focus on the British, American, or Canadian sites, depending on your interests. Perhaps tour the D-Day beaches of Omaha, Utah, and Juno; see battle sites such as Pointe du Hoc; or visit the American Cemetery.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,315.26
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US$1,315.26
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D Day Non-Guided Tour

D Day Non-Guided Tour

Normandy Excursions by Navette Plus Cruise Services **D DAY and LANDING BEACHES PRIVATE TOUR FROM LE HAVRE/HONFLEUR** *Above mentioned prices is per car (7 persons max) *Private transfer from/to Le Havre or Honfleur ports and nearby hotel *Comfortable and airconditioned minivan *Customized tours possible Discover the historical and dramatic power of the D-day beaches. Revive the moment when allies troopers came to free Europe from the German army.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$710.96
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US$710.96
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Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach - Une Journée en Minivan depuis Paris - Voyage Privé

Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach - Une Journée en Minivan depuis Paris - Voyage Privé

Visit to Normandy D-Day battle sites and U.S landing beaches from Paris See the 100 feet hight clifffs and german bunkers overlooking the British channel at Point du Hoc Walk along the Bloody Beach (Omaha) Visit the American War Cemetery Discover the pretty little town of Arromanche and the vestige of the artificial port Step back in time on a history tour, and learn about the events of June 6, 1944 Visit the Caen Peace Memorial and german general « Von Richter » Communications center & headquaters underneath bunker
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  • 13 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$2,104.42
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US$2,104.42
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Normandy, Omaha: D-Day - From Airborne to Infantry

Normandy, Omaha: D-Day - From Airborne to Infantry

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Dean will guide you through the events of D-Day, focusing on the American Sectors and how they fit in with Overlord generally. He will begin with the Airborne Pathfinders, the Airborne Paratroopers, the gliders and the key battlefields of the Utah-Cotentin area. After a superb picnic lunch (provided), he will show you how Rudder's Rangers pulled off their amazing feat at Pointe du Hoc and then steer you through the complexities of Bloody Omaha, from the slaughterhouse to success. Dean will also provide you with an extremely personalised experience based upon stories of individual soldiers and citizens and accounts related by veterans he has had the honour to meet with over the years. Your tour will culminate with an extremely moving visit to the American Military Cemetery above Omaha Beach including the close of day ceremony accompanied by Taps. We will also visit Sainte Mere Eglise and La Fiere Bridge battle sites.
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  • 8 hours
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US$358.71
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US$358.71

D DAY Guided Tour

D DAY Guided Tour

Normandy Excursions by Navette Plus Cruise Services **D DAY and LANDING BEACHES PRIVATE TOUR FROM LE HAVRE/HONFLEUR** **About the tour guide - Anne has a degree in History and Foreign Language(English and Spanish) and has obtained her professional tour guiding license since 2005. She had 3 years of professional practice in the museum "Memorial de Caen" of WW2 and the DD landings. She has over 15 years of experience in guiding and accompanying international groups all over Europe** - Our prices is per car (6 persons max) - Private transfer from/to Le Havre or Honfleur ports and nearby hotel - Comfortable and airconditioned minivan Discover the historical and dramatic power of the D-day beaches. Revive the moment when allies troopers came to free Europe from the German army.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,357.28
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US$1,357.28
per group

D-Day tour - Utah Beach & Omaha Beach - suitable as a day trip from Paris

D-Day tour - Utah Beach & Omaha Beach - suitable as a day trip from Paris

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Visit important landmarks and sites associated with the 1944 invasion of Normandy on this full-day tour. Take the train from Paris, then meet up with local guides who will show you the battlefield sites including Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, and Pointe Du Hoc. You’ll also visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial and the town of Sainte-Mère-Église.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$137.50
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US$137.50

Omaha Beach, American Cemetery - Private Tour - Day trip from Paris, small group

Omaha Beach, American Cemetery - Private Tour - Day trip from Paris, small group

Travel with your own group of passengers aboard a Private Air conditioned Minivan Step back in time on a history tour, and learn about the events of June 6, 1944 See few impressives bunkers at WN62, a deadly German fortification on D-Day ! Walk along the « bloody beach » (Omaha) and pay your respect to the fallen US soldiers by visiting the American War Cemetery Get enough time to visit without being rush both the American Cemetery and the US Visitor Centre, Omaha Beach Discover the impressive collection of fighting armoured vehicles at Overlord Museum, Omaha beach.
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  • 13 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$2,008.76
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US$2,008.76
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Full-Day Private Tour of Historical Normandy Sites from Bayeux

Full-Day Private Tour of Historical Normandy Sites from Bayeux

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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 helps you trace the path of the American soldiers, with a customized itinerary that takes in sites such as Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, and the Normandy American Cemetery.
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  • 10 hours
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US$613.19
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US$613.19

Private American Dday tour from Bayeux

Private American Dday tour from Bayeux

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- local licensed guide of France - 5 years experience - French license of transportation company - a / c Renault Espace (up to 6 people)
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$674.50
per group
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US$674.50
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Half Day Bike Tour to Omaha Beach From Bayeux

Half Day Bike Tour to Omaha Beach From Bayeux

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This tour is perfect for exploring Omaha Beach and enjoying real Normandy countryside. All along the way, we will ride through different landscapes until the famous American cemetery where you spend a free time. During the day, we share the important historical points about the D-Day, with a special halt on the top of a cliff to enjoy a wonderful sea view from a German bunker. Certainly one of the best day of your holiday!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$166.20
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US$166.20

Private Tour: D-Day Beaches from Bayeux

Private Tour: D-Day Beaches from Bayeux

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$538.06
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US$538.06
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Private guided Allied D-Day Tour from Bayeux

Private guided Allied D-Day Tour from Bayeux

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On this full day tour we will visit the Canadian, British and American landing beaches: Juno, Gold and Omaha. On route, as well as on location, throughout the day you will learn about the planning and preparations involved to get the largest military operation in history organised, which units were involved, what their objectives were, and how victory was achieved. I will share with you stories of the many men and women who fought to free Europe of Nazi occupation. At each of these site there will be some free time for you to take photos, use restrooms or grab a coffee.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$807.09
per group
From
US$807.09
per group
Taking safety measures

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