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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.

Highlights

  • 9-hour guided tour the American battle sites in Normandy from Bayeux
  • Visit Pointe du Hoc, a critical German outpost that was attacked by US forces
  • Step upon Utah Beach and Omaha Beach and learn about the battles that ensued there
  • Pay tribute to fallen soldiers at the Normandy American Cemetery and Interpretive Center
  • Roundtrip hotel transport by minivan included
  • Small-group format ensures personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites

Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites

Begin your tour with a visit to the Sainte-Mère Church and Airborne Museum, the site of a massive airborne operation involving 15,000 U.S. paratroopers during World War II. Hear from your knowledgeable guide how the brave soldiers descended from the skies on the night before D-Day and learn the incredible story of Private John Steele, one of the paratroopers.
Continue onward to Utah Beach, where soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division leapt from their landing crafts and headed inland under the orders of General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. The first day of battle saw relatively few casualties, but the same cannot be said for those that followed.
Visit the German Cemetery, the largest in Normandy dedicated to German casualties of war and the place where over 21,000 fallen soldiers are laid to rest. Spend time at Pointe du Hoc, one of the very largest German coastal batteries. The guns located here rained shells down on Allied soldiers across Omaha and Utah beaches, and the job of silencing them fell to a certain Lt. Col. Rudder and the U.S. Rangers of the 2nd Battalion.
Spend time on Omaha Beach, widely considered the most famous of the D-Day landing beaches. Gain an insight into the challenge faced by the Allied forces landing here under heavy German fire, and take time to consider their extraordinary courage.
The last stop on your tour is the American Cemetery and Visitor Center, the final resting place of 9,387 U.S. soldiers. The cemetery overlooks Omaha Beach and honors soldiers of all ranks in equal measure. Spend time walking among the marked graves and consider this fitting tribute to those who never made it home after World War II.
After nine hours discovering the Normandy battlefields, travel back to Bayeaux where your tour will come to an end.

Customer Reviews

Renee K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Francois is an awesome guide. I would highly recommend this tour with him. It is worth every penny!

Dianne J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My husband and I really enjoyed our tour. Sunny was delightful. She was very well informed about the history, and was able to tell us some great anecdotes about the area since she is a local. She kept the tour on track and on time, and got us back to our hotel first so we could comfortably catch the late train to Paris. The tour helped us maximize our experience in the short amount of time we had in Normandy for this first visit.

Andrea L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I loved every moment of this tour! Our guide François was fabulous! He was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. I learned a massive amount during this tour and walked away totally impressed. You see all the key sights plus a couple more. Book this tour, you won and #39;t be disappointed!

Shane L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very knowledgable guide, punctual, organized and friendly. Highly recommend

Michael D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour was so far above my expectations - primarily because of our guide, Matthew. His depth of knowledge, research and photo log, combined with the personal sharing of the stories of his grandparents moved this so far beyond a history lesson and made it an encounter with history.

Herman G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our guide, Francois, was excellent. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. He grew up in Normandy and could draw on family discussions about the Battle for Normandy which made the tour particularly interesting. He was a pleasure to know. We would highly recommend him.

Scott A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very well done!

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had an excellent day long tour of Normandy with our very knowledgeable guide Amelie. The tour was well organized and we never felt rushed as we explored the various places we stopped on the tour. Amelie's knowledge of history is astounding. By far one of the highlights of our France vacation!!

Michael L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very good tour. The guide was very informative and gave us time to explore on our own. Thank you!

Kathleen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Jean-Francoise was a great tour guide! He was highly knowledgeable and full of interesting historical stories. The small group atmosphere was nice and I got to know the fellow Americans on the tour in our minivan that day. I'd recommend this trip to anyone wanting to see Omaha and Utah beaches and learn more about their history.

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