• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Tour including 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

James G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Zach was amazing. He was funny, informative, and very attentive with any questions. He even spoke with everyone individually about any tips, directions, or questions about our Paris trip. It is an all day trip. They pack many things into the trip, so go into it with an understanding that there is a timeline. You don't have unlimited time at any one stop. We had ample time to see each of the sites, but if you are looking for a slow 2 hour per site visit then you may want another tour. There is a rest break on the way out and on the way back. It was a highlight of our 2 week European trip. Would strongly recommend.

Malu United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This is a very long day trip out of Paris but absolutely well worth it. We had two guides, Michelle and Fred, they were an amazing team. They complimented each other very well. Very professional. They made the trip interesting and informative. Visiting Utah beach, Pont du Hoc and the Normandy Memorial Cemetery was very enlightening. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in WWII history. It most certainly highlights the heroic efforts made by allied soldiers and shows a clear perspective of what actually happened on D Day.

glee54

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The museum at Utah Beach was amazing. So many displays and so much information...didn't have time for it all. The cemetery at Omaha Beach is such a beautiful tribute to so many who gave their lives. The guides for our trip, Fred and Michelle, were so knowledgeable and interesting. We are so happy we set aside a day for this experience.

Chelsea M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

One of the most profound days of my life. Very moving.

Ash

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I highly recommend this tour, our guide was one of the best we had on all of our tours his knowledge and helpful tips went beyond the trip. Normandy is an experience, the loss of life is still felt at the different areas but so too is the resilience of humans to rebuild and learn.
The trips to the cider farm and the sea town for lunch were lovely and absolutely delicious. A great tour full of history of the area and wonderful sights and tastes.

Eric C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour. Very educational. Will do it again next time we visit.

wildpudel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Awesome great guides, absolute favorite tour

The2abs

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Normandy was on our bucket list and our expectations were high. We thoroughly enjoyed all stops on this tour. Our tour van had a flat tire the way and our guide and driver added another beach landing site to compensate. Our guide Zach was outstanding giving us interesting background so that we understood what led up to D-Day and including many happenings we were unaware of. The trip from Paris was long but the French countryside was beautiful to look at. The lunch and cider tasting added to the French Normandie experience. The Normandy American Memorial Cemetery was moving to see and experience. All of those brave young men who stormed the beaches and cliffs with too many sacrificing their young lives for honor and Country were truly the Greatest Generation. The average age of those buried there and those memorialized as missing was twenty four.

Chuck L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Wonderful tour! Well timed day full of interesting information by both guides Laura and Erwin! They were very helpful with us locating a family members grave, offering additional information or time for the family to be alone. Highly recommended.

Peter H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our tour guide Daniel, the Irish guy did a fantastic job. He was comprehensive in his background briefings and so knowledgeable, which made the tour even better. Highly recommended. Peter and Brigitte

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