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Discover the beaches of the D-Day landings on this guided day trip to Normandy from Paris. Focusing on the sites where heavy losses were suffered by American soldiers, the tour stops at the Omaha Beach Visitor Centre, Utah Beach Museum and the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. Enjoy free time on the beaches and hear poignant tales about the events of June 6, 1944. During this full but inspiring day of sightseeing, revitalize with a cup of traditional cider and lunch at a waterside restaurant.


  • Day trip to Normandy’s D-Day beaches from Paris, led by a knowledgeable guide
  • Learn about the Normandy Invasion during WWII and the heavy losses suffered by American troops
  • Visit Utah Beach Museum, built on the beach where the first American soldiers landed
  • See one of the original D-Day B-26 fighter planes on Utah Beach
  • Explore the Normandy countryside and stop for a cider and calvados tasting followed by a 2-course lunch
  • Stop at Pointe du Hoc and visit the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer
  • Listen to tales of the Omaha Beach Landings at Omaha Beach Visitor Centre

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What You Can Expect

Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Tour from Paris: Omaha Beach, Cider Tasting and Lunch

Hear the history of Normandy on your day trip from Paris

Spend a day away from Paris and visit the Normandy beaches where thousands of the Allied Powers’ troops landed to free France from Axis control during World War II. During your early-morning ride aboard an air-conditioned coach to northern France, your informative guide shares fascinating commentary on the events of June 6, 1944, better known as D-Day.

Begin at the Utah Beach Museum, housed in an original German bunker and constructed on the beach where the first American troops landed. Here, learn about Operation Overlord (the Allied codename for the Normandy Invasion) and the invaluable assistance from French citizens that made a difference in the war.

Utah Beach is now home to one of only six remaining original B-26 fighter planes that were used during the invasion. Look out onto breathtaking views of the beach from inside the museum before heading down to the beach itself.

Next, head out to the countryside to a 17th-century barn with a traditional cider-making orchard, and savor some of its cider and calvados (an apple-based brandy). With your appetite opened up, settle in for a 2-course lunch at a restaurant overlooking the port of Grandcamp-Maisy. (Lunch typically includes a main course of fish or meat, dessert and a glass of cider.)

After your meal, your coach takes you to Pointe du Hoc, a cliff-top German defense the US troops heroically seized. Continue to Colleville-sur-Mer and pay your respects to the fallen at the American Cemetery.

From the cemetery, you can see Omaha Beach, one of the landing beaches where many American soldiers are buried. Inside the Omaha Beach Visitor Centre, gain insight into the landings that did not fare accordingly to plan.

Then, board your coach for return transport to your departure point in Paris.

Customer Reviews

Ernesto R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Felix did an incredible job!

Zoe V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very long day but very enjoyable. Excellent guide very knowledgeable lunch was fantastic

Kelli P United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a wonderful experience and our guide, Charlie, has ruined us as far as tour guides go. He was so knowledgeable and personable that the day just flew by and was a complete joy. He not only had all the facts and statistics but also had anecdotal stories that just made everything all the more interesting, even if war/military history isn't your thing. Charlie, we should have gotten your number so that next time we're in Paris, you could show us around. You were so personable and knowledgeable, we appreciated it so much...and easy on the eyes to boot! We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Normandy and would recommend this day trip for anyone - the military and history buffs or even those just looking to see a bit of French countryside, the beaches were beautiful.

Gregory T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

An amazing day with passionate and knowledgeable guides, Kate and Felix. We made it to the cemetery in time for the flag ceremony, which was very moving. Highly recommend this tour.

Ray E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was my second trip to Normandy. The first one was one my travel agent lined up. This one was much better. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and one was an American and the other was a Croatian who's English was as good as mine. Also the itinerary provided just the right amount of time at each stop given we only had one day. Great job!

Michael T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Felix and Kate, our tour guides made the trip so enjoyable with their knowledge and sense of humor. The whole tour was exceptionally well coordinated from the time we left until we returned. For the most part, we enjoyed enough time at each of the stops, but we could have used more in others. We realize that is the nature of a one-day trip, so this is more of an observation than a criticism. The lunch at a quaint restaurant was delicious freshly caught fish!, and the cider tasting was a very pleasant side trip. Normandy has been on my husband's bucket list for a long time, and this trip exceeded all expectations--truly a memorable experience. Thank you!

Randall R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guides, Charlie and Hugo were absolutely wonderful! They did an amazing job of showing us the D-Day area and answering any questions .They were both very knowledgeable in WWII history. It was a great experience and an informative day. Visiting Pointe de Hoc and the American Cemetery was very moving. I would highly recommend this tour.

Rhonda S United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

WOW! The tour guide Charlie was fantastic. A young history enthusiast. We stoped at Utah beach, Omaha Beach and the cemetery where my uncle was buried. If you have a loved one there, look up their marker location before you go. It will save time! Cider tasting was plentiful. Stories and sights were magnificent and touching. Pointe du Hoc was amazing and sad, with blown out bunkers all over the place and craters stretched as far as you can see. Ability to walk around all the bunkers and craters. Long drive from Paris with breaks at the gas station/truck stop for food, etc.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Charlie is very knowledgeable of this important event, and showed at all times his personal interest in the subject. He was very patient and personable in answering everyone's' questions. Charlie coordinated tasting and lunch so well we had no waiting time on our arrival. Oh, and the lunch, no lunch box! It was a real Normandy gourmet feast. Rather than a distraction, the Cider tasting was an enjoyable part of the trip. Finally, I want to thank Charlie and Kaspais, our driver for making this tour very special to our group. Bus coach was very comfortable.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My guide, Felix, was amazing and attentive and knowledgable! The company even called to make sure I knew how to get to the meeting location in the morning. Also the lunch was surprisingly fantastic. Highly recommend!

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