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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. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only eight people.

Highlights

  • Afternoon tour to Normandy’s battlefield beaches from Bayeux
  • Hear about the events of World War II and the D-Day landings from your guide
  • Walk the lunar landscape of Pointe du Hoc
  • Visit Omaha Beach, the bloodiest of Normandy’s WWII beaches
  • See the graves of thousands of US soldiers at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
  • Tour the cemetery’s visitor center to learn about the bravery, sacrifice and achievements of the Allied forces

What You Can Expect

Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

See the remains of a German bunker complex at Pointe du Hoc

Depart from Bayeux in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and travel along the picturesque Norman coast to Pointe du Hoc, a German battery devastated by US soldiers on D-Day. Listen as your guide offers fascinating narration of the bloody battles that occurred here, and then capture photographs of fortification remnants blown to pieces by destructive bombs. 


Return to the vehicle for the short drive to Omaha Beach and delve into the dramatic procession of D-Day events that unfolded on this beach. Stop at two points at either end of the sandy stretch to appreciate the scale of the expanse and then head to Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial to pay tribute to fallen American soldiers. Feel emotionally stirred as you stroll around Europe’s largest American cemetery and then venture to the Normandy American Cemetery Visitor Center to enrich your knowledge of the region’s history. 


Browse exhibits that speak eloquently of the events that took place on Omaha Beach; listen to personal stories, narrative texts and interactive displays and appreciate the insightful nature of the museum. 


Return to your vehicle after the explorative tour and then relax during the journey back to Bayeux. 


Customer Reviews

er.lorenz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our guide was very knowledgeable and really good with our 5 year olds. Definitely recommend for people with kids who don't want to have to plan a whole lot on their own!

Jason F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great tour - small 4 of us another family of 3 in a van with a single guide. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, and it was a great experience for our family parents 9 and 13 year old boys. Would recommend without hesitation. Half day was the right length for us - others might want a longer tour, but 5 hours was perfect for our 9 year old.

E.M.Andrz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Oh my!! We loved this tour. We thought we could do the visit to Normandy beaches ourselves but opted to get this tour because we did not want to drive. I'm so glad we did it !!! IT IS DEFINITELY WORTH IT! Everything from booking the tour to actually taking it was stress-free. The small group of only 7 people made it very personable. We were a party of 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Our tour guide Francois was a walking museum! Extremely knowledgeable and very charismatic. I highly recommend the afternoon tour as this gave us an opportunity to visit several places in Bayeux tapestry, cathedral and WWII museum and in the afternoon we were able to be present at the flag lowering and Taps ceremony at the Omaha American Cemetery.

LUCY__13

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Wow! What an amazing experience to see the DDay beaches and Normandy American Cemetery. Jonathan was a fantastic tour guide, so passionate and full of knowledge, which made the experience not only informative but truly eye opening. We enjoyed every second. Thank you!

Reena G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

For a half day tour, there was a lot of information covered! Our tour guide Mathieu did I spell this wrong? Probably.. was absolutely amazing and seemed very passionate about the topic. The wide range of knowledge he had regarding D-Day was quite surprising, and greatly appreciated, as our group had a lot of questions that he was quick to respond to. I highly recommend this half day tour if you really want to see and learn about D-Day!

Paul D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our tour was terrific - Karin was our guide and the depth of her knowledge of the battlegrounds was exactly what we were looking for - she went way beyond what had to be done. Excellent trip.

heather87ce

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our guide Jonathan was born and raised in Bayeux which gave us a great perspective from the French. He was very knowledgeable. He studied history in Paris and it showed! The trip was perfectly paced . I think that the full day would have been information overload for us. The weather was chilly but sunny. A bit shocking for us Floridians! After all, it is March in Europe.
We ate in Bayeux after the tour before driving back to Paris! The town is very quaint!
As expected, the tour was quite moving especially the American cemetery. We would all highly recommend this trip!

Merci Jonathan.....Au Revoir

trippcook

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our tour guide was Karina and she was a fantastic guide. Although we considered visiting the Normandy sites on our own, the tour was well worth the money we learned details surrounding the D-day beaches and battles that we would not have known without booking the tour. A must for everyone, even if you think your know it all!

Erin L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great afternoon tour to see the Normandy Beaches and the American war cemetery. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided lots of interesting insights and information about what happened on D-Day. I highly recommend!

Rui F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent tour and excellent tour guide. I highly recommend this tour!

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