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Spend a day visiting the excellent Memorial de Caen Museum and key D-Day sites on this full-day tour from Caen. After a self-guided tour of the museum (with or without an audio guide), join your knowledgeable guide for a tour of D-Day sites like Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc and the artificial harbor of Arromanches. Choose to visit either the important American D-Day sites or the principal Canadian sites. Tour group size for the American sites is limited to seven, and for Canadian sites 15, ensuring plenty of personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Admission to Mémorial de Caen museum and guided tour of D-Day historic sites from Caen
  • Explore the Mémorial de Caen museum with or without an audio guide available in six languages
  • See major D-Day sites such as Arromanches, Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc on a 5-hour guided tour
  • Choose to see important American D-Day sites, or opt to focus on key Canadian sites
  • Learn about World War II and D-Day from a knowledgeable guide
  • Small-group site tour limited to seven or 15 people for a more intimate experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

World War II history comes to life on this tour! The museum is full of fascinating information about D-Day and seeing where the action took place makes it all seem so much more real. A truly eye-opening experience!

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What You Can Expect

Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen

See the wartime exhibits in the Memorial de Caen Museum

Mémorial de CaenVisit this impressive museum on the same day as your guided tour of D-Day sites or on another day – whichever option suits your schedule best. Your museum visit is self-guided, with the use of an informative audio guide (available in six languages) or on your own. The museum and war memorial covers a timeline of events starting right after the end of World War I through the fall of the Berlin Wall, which helps put the D-Day events which took place here into a larger historical context. Find out about the complex planning and execution of the D-Day invasion. Have lunch at the museum (own expense).
D-Day Sites Guided TourMeet your expert guide (guides are specifically trained by the historians at the Mémorial de Caen museum) for a morning or afternoon tour of the important D-Day sites in Normandy, where battles took place that eventually led to the end of World War II. Focus on either the key American sites or Canadian sites, traveling in a comfortable minivan for either option.
On a tour of the American D-Day sites, the first stop is the artificial harbor at Arromanches. This is where the Allies brought ashore hundreds of vehicles as well as tons of weapons, all of which were used in their invasion.
The next stop is the American Cemetery and Memorial near the town of Colleville-sur-Mer, where more than 9,300 soldiers are buried. Continue to Pointe du Hoc, the clifftop location from which a US Army Ranger Assault Group began a heroic attack.
The final stop is to the most famous Normandy beaches, including Omaha Beach, with an opportunity to disembark from the minivan to walk on one of the beaches.
On a tour of the Canadian D-Day sites, the itinerary visits only the sites relevant to Canadian forces during World War II. With either tour, you'll end the day better able to put the D-Day battles into historical context.
At the conclusion of your 5-hour tour, travel by minivan back to the Mémorial de Caen.
Please note: The American tour itinerary includes Arromanches' artificial harbor, the American Military Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc. The Canadian tour itinerary includes Bernières-sur-Mer, the Juno Beach Centre, the Canadian Cemetery in Bény-sur-Mer and the Abbaye d’Ardenne.

Customer Reviews

CARLOS M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Al in this tour was simply PERFECT

jimskinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

An excellent tour. We learned a great deal about D-day, the preparations, the assault on the beaches, and the crawl through 'hedgerow hell' of Normandy. I especially enjoyed the tour of the American Cemetery -it was most touching, and a perfect resting place for those of the greatest generation that gave their all so we could be free.

beeclaire615

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our tour guide was a walking encyclopedia! It was a very pleasant experience and we learned a lot. The museum is huge and it is actually better to skip the audio tour because it doesn't match up too wel to the museum...easier just to look and read.

parisengland1912

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I am so glad I did this. I wish I would have had more time in the museum but I'm so glad I was able to see what I saw. A very moving day. Taps and the flag lowering at the American cemetery was especially moving. It brings history to life. The tour guide was fantastic, very informative and open and able to answer any questions we had. While we had time limits for each stop on the tour she was very accomodating if we needed more time.

Salvador C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Terrific guide, very knowledgeable, professional and personable.

Michael H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Mario was an excellent tour guide full of historical knowledge and interesting facts for our tour. Wish the tour was expanded to include Utah Beach in US American tour.

TOM D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was an amazing tour, I would recommend it to everyone. The guides are very knowledgable and keep the conversation rolling when moving between sites.

The museum is amazing, it is very informative yet intersting. It covers the Normandy invasion and the events that led to the outbreak of war. I highly recommend a visit to the german bunker below the museum.

Cynthia P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a wonderful tour of some powerful sites. Our guide spoke excellent English and navigated the need to do the tour in English and French with poise and efficiency.

Rose W. P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a wonderful guide very knowledgable and informative. The driver was also very good. I would rate this a five.

andy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great guide. Clean and comfortable van. Definitely recommend.

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