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When your cruise ship sails into the port of La Havre, trace the history of the infamous D-Day landings on a full-day private shore excursion to significant battlefields and landing beaches. With a knowledgeable guide, travel to the German Pointe du Hoc battery and admire the coastal splendor of Omaha Beach, site of a bloody battle in 1944. Pay tribute to fallen soldiers in the Normandy American Cemetery and then see original weapons used to defend Omaha beach from the dramatic cliffs.

Highlights

  • Private Le Havre shore excursion to the US D-Day sites of Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, and Normandy American Cemetery, among others
  • Visit Pointe du Hoc, where US Rangers scaled cliffs to capture a German battery
  • See Omaha Beach, the bloodiest of the D-Day landing beaches, as portrayed in the movie Saving Private Ryan
  • See the original German big guns at Longues-sur-Mer
  • Private tour ensures a more personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour of Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and Normandy American Cemetery

Visit the Normandy American Cemetery on your private day tour from Le Havre

Disembark your cruise ship and begin an enriching tour of significant D-Day locations around the picturesque region of Normandy. Greet your guide at Le Havre harbor and climb aboard a spacious, private vehicle destined for Pointe de Hoc, the historic site upon which Army Rangers stormed a cliff top battery. 
Continue onto to Omaha Beach to hear moving accounts of courageous US soldiers who landed on the beach to attempt to conquer Nazi forces. Hear shocking numbers of casualties and then head to the Normandy American Cemetery to quietly reflect beside more than 9,000 American graves. Stroll the vast graveyard and read poignant epitaphs on each headstone before enriching your knowledge further in the visitor center. 
Travel to the beautifully preserved Longues-sur-Mer battery, a German stronghold that boasts unrivalled ocean vistas from its cliff top perch. See original weapons that stand upon the cliff and hear of the guns’ pivotal role in the D-Day attacks. 
Reflect during the relaxing journey back to Le Havre and bid your guide farewell on arrival at the cruise ship port. 
Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to Le Havre port for this activity. In the rare event that your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Norman L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Guide was great!

Joe G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Adrian was absolutely fantastic. He was prompt, friendly, knowledgeable and willing to improvise for senior citizens. I would give him an A for my adventure to Normandy. If I can only give stars I'd give him 5 bright stars.

Nancy S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Francois was our driver and historical guide. He knew all the history about D Day. We stopped at Pointe du Hoc and saw all the bunkers and points the Allies came in. Then to the American Cemetery which is so sobering to see. Next Omaha Beach. Totally amazing day. Francois made it all come to life. Great time, well worth the time and money. Thanks Francois!

Katrina D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent private tour. The tour guide was from this area and it made his commentary so much more enjoyable and personal. Travel arrangements were fulfilled as promised. Would highly recommend this tour to others.

Maureen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our group of seven including two teenagers were treated to one of the best tours I have ever been on! Jean Francois was our guide and was a treasure chest of all things D-Day and Normandy. He detailed the invasion so well that those days 72 years ago came alive for us and we could imagine the intensity. He has a gift and I am grateful we were able to share it. The tour was very comprehensive and I highly recommend it.

Dennis A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our, driver, guide and historian was Rose! She is the most entertaining and caring person we met on our whole trip. Her unique perspective of the D-Day Beaches and American Cemetery made our tour extremely memorable. Her intense feelings for the men who made the landings and the tribulations they went through were obvious through her words and tears as she explained what happened there. We cannot say enough good about her and would recommend her personally to anyone wanting a personal moving tour of this sacred ground. Excellent english

Tim L W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour guide was a history buff. Point du Hoc was the highlight of the tour. I would highly recommend this tour.

Gerard M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Katie was a great guide. Very knowledgeable, prompt and friendly. Great recommendation for a local lunch and visits to sites not on the original plan. A wonderful day all around. Highly recommended!

Robert H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Amalie was terrific. Thank you. We loved the trip to Normany...the highlight of our trip!!

Frank B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Driver/Guide was excellent and informative. Tour hit the high points I had hoped to see.There were eight of us and we were all very satisfied.

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