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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

Wyatt W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Pick up at train station was on time; tour guide was excellent, even helped with place for dinner in Bayeux. Small size of tour in van (8 people) made it very personable. My presence on Omaha Beach was very moving, since my Dad had landed there on D-Day and was wounded just a few days later. GREAT TOUR!

Laura P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

We stayed in Paris, so we took the train to Bayeux that morning and had a wonderful lunch at a cafe near the train station. Ann-Sophie met our tour group in front of the station, and we drove to Pointe du Hoc, where the Army Rangers fought. She told us about the history and the strategies of D-Day, and she pointed out related sites and geography along the way. After Pointe du Hoc, we went to Omaha Beach, where we learned about the story of how the American forces landed. After that, we went to the Normandy American Cemetery. There, Ann-Sophie described some of the monuments and gave us time to walk around. We stayed for the playing of Taps and lowering of the flags before she drove us back to Bayeux. We had told our guide that we wanted to see the Tapestry Museum, so she dropped us off there instead of back at the train station, since it was closing soon. She also made recommendations for dinner.

I loved this tour. Not only was Ann-Sophie friendly and knowledgeable, but she also related events of the second world war with the events of today. Nothing could be more powerful than standing on the beaches where our troops and allies died to stop Hitler and being reminded of the fascist ideas that are regaining popularity today. That is a moment that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

Karissa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This tour was one of the best I have had the pleasure of experiencing. Our guide Adrienne (sp) not only knew his history, but shared his own personal connections with the Normandy area. The half-day tour was also perfect with my seven-year-old son. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting France. It was well worth the train ride out to Bayeux.

Monty V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Very humbling experience. We were amazed with how appreciative the locals still are with our sacrifices at Normandy.

Monica H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

The tour was excellent. Our guide was Olivier and he is a local from Bayeux so he knew a lot of history and could answer all of our questions.

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!

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