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From Paris: Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Tour

1. From Paris: Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Tour

Enjoy an unforgettable day trip from Paris, and visit the Normandy Landing Beaches, where the outcome of changed World War II and the future of Europe forever. Learn about the dramatic events of 6 June 1944, with round-trip minibus transfers from Paris. Drive through the Normandy countryside to discover some of the most significant sites of the campaign. During the day, go to Omaha Beach, see the German Bunkers, visit Operation Overlord Museum, and travel to Pointe du Hoc. Gaze in wonder at more than 10,000 white crosses that mark the fallen soldiers in the American Cemetery. Listen as your guide brings the battlefields to life, telling unique stories of the soldiers who fought and died to put an end to Hitler’s plans for Europe and the world.

Normandy: D-Day Beaches Private Tour from Paris

2. Normandy: D-Day Beaches Private Tour from Paris

Start your day with some coffee and croissants and a visit to Pegasus Bridge, the first village and house liberated on D-Day. Then continue onto Juno Beach to learn all about how 12,000 Canadians achieved to take this area in just a few hours during WWII. Next, at Arromanches, discover the scale and the numbers of the Normandy Campaign with actual footage from the battle. Take a break with a gourmet lunch on Omaha Beach facing the monument to the Allies, where your guide will explain in detail how the battle which took place there 77 years ago unfolded. After lunch, head to the Pointe du Hoc where you can see many of the German WWII bunkers taken by the US Second Rangers Battalion. Finally, visit the Normandy American Cemetery and memorial before attending the ceremony of the colors.

From Rouen: Normandy D-Day Beaches Private Full-Day Tour

3. From Rouen: Normandy D-Day Beaches Private Full-Day Tour

Visit the beaches of Normandy that keep the memory of fallen heroes alive. Depart on a full-day tour from the port town of Rouen. Learn about the events that took place in Normandy, from the D-Day landings to the Battle of Normandy, from an expert guide. Make your first stop at Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the village of the US Airborne Division. Understand how 14000 paratroopers played a crucial role in the town's liberation. The site still bears traces of the Battle of Normandy. Visit the Airborne Museum where your guide will explain the details of the exhibit. Then, head for the hedgerows to see the natural fences where many German soldiers hid to accomplish their mission. Next, see one of the two American landing zones in Normandy, Utah Beach. Learn how this beach was so quickly and successfully taken on D-Day of the invasion. Stop for a gourmet lunch on Omaha Beach facing the monument to the Allies. Listen to the details of the deadly 1944 battle which took place at this spot. After lunch, head to the Pointe du Hoc. See the many German bunkers and machine-gun posts that were taken by the US 2nd Rangers Battalion. Finally, visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, honoring American troops who died in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. Attend the ceremony of the colors to remember those who lost their lives while bringing World War II to an end. If time allows, you'll also see the Longues-sur-Mer battery, the last WWII German artillery battery, whose 150-mm guns were operational on D-Day. Benefit from round-trip hotel transfers at a time that's convenient for you. Enjoy refreshments like fresh coffee and croissants. You'll be dropped back at your pier-hotel at the end of the tour. The itinerary will be adapted to fit your schedule.

Normandy: D-Day Beaches Private Tour from Caen or Bayeux

4. Normandy: D-Day Beaches Private Tour from Caen or Bayeux

Spend the day getting to know the Normandy WWII sites on a private guided tour from Caen or Bayeux. Visit Ste Mère Eglise, the hedgerow country, Utah Beach, the Airborne Museum, and the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer. Enjoy included snacks and a stop for lunch. Your tour starts in the morning, with pickup directly from your accommodation in Caen or Bayeux. Prepare for the day with a fresh coffee and croissants before heading to the first Normandy WWII site on the itinerary. During the ride, benefit from the on-board audio system to hear your guide in the van. There will be digital resources provided during your ride so you can get some content about the places visited throughout the day. First, arrive at Ste Mère Eglise, the iconic village of the US Airborne, to understand how 14000 paratroopers played a crucial role in preparing for the success of D-Day. Visit the Airborne Museum (entry ticket included), where your guide will the exhibit to you. Then, head for the hedgerow country where you'll see the natural fences where so many German soldiers hid during the Battle of Normandy. On Utah Beach, your guide will explain why this beach could be so quickly and successfully taken. You'll then get to recharge with a gourmet lunch on Omaha Beach facing the monument to the Allies, The Braves (lunch costs not included). Learn the details of the battle that took place here 77 years ago. After lunch, you'll head for the Pointe du Hoc where you'll see many of the German WWII bunkers taken by the U.S. 2nd Rangers Battalion. Finally, at the Normandy American Cemetery, you'll have time to visit the site and the memorial before attending the Casing of the Colors ceremony. If time allows, see the Longues-sur-Mer battery, the last WWII German battery, whose 150-mm guns were shooting on D-Day. By the end of the tour, you’ll have made your way round-trip back to your accommodation.  

From Cherbourg: Normandy D-Day Beaches Private Tour

5. From Cherbourg: Normandy D-Day Beaches Private Tour

In this full-day tour from Cherbourg ( pier or hotel ) you will be picked up at your convenient time with fresh coffee and croissants and you'll spend a full-day on the Normandy WWII sites. First, you'll be in Ste Mère Eglise, the iconic village of the US Airborne, to understand how 14000 paratroopers played a crucial role in preparing the success of this day. You'll visit the Airborne Museum where your guide will explain you in the utmost details the exhibit. Then, you'll head for the hedgerow country where you'll see these terribles natural fences where so many German soldiers could hide and kill during the battle of Normandy. On Utah beach, your guide will explain you why this beach could be so quickly and successfully taken. You'll then enjoy a gourmet lunch on Omaha Beach facing the monument to the Allies, where your guide will explain you in details the battle which took place there 77 years ago. After lunch you'll head for the Pointe du Hoc where you'll see many of the German WWII bunkers taken by the US 2nd Rangers Battalion. Finally, at the Normandy American Cemetery, you'll have to time to visit the site and the Memorial before attending the ceremony of the colors. If time allows you'll also see the Longues sur Mer battery, the last WWII German battery, whose big 150mm guns where shooting on D-Day. You'll be back at your ship at the time you need depending of your ship's schedule.

Normandy D-Day beaches private tour UK sector from Bayeux

6. Normandy D-Day beaches private tour UK sector from Bayeux

We need to ensure that their story is passed on from present to future generations !!! During that tour, we will cover different topics about D-Day (the ground, naval, airborne forces, the artificial ports, the decoy plan called Fortitude, the French life under the german occupation, the French resistance, the Atlantic wall, …). Then we will explore different battlefields in Sword and Gold sectors where many other nationalities participated to the liberation of the Nazism alongside the British (Canadians, French, Australians, New-Zelanders, Belgians ...) Our first stop will be Sword sector to learn more about Operation Deadstick led by the 6th Airborne Division who captured Pegasus bridge on Caen canal and Horsa bridge on Orne river in the early hours of D-Day. You will discover a Memorial in honour of the men of the 3 gliders that realized a fantastic landing in a tiny space between the two rivers. You will discover on the other bank of the river Café Gondré still a restaurant today and maybe you will have the opportunity to meet the owner who was 5 years old when she saw the first British paratroopers to come into her house and used it as a medical station. Her place is considered to be the first house to be liberated in France. That lady is also one of the last witness that saw the production of the movie the Longest Day that was filmed there and we can't forget that bapiper crossing the bridge under the enemy fire. Then, you will pay tribute to the 2.563 men who died fighting for freedom in the Ranville War Cemetery devoted mainly to the 6th British airborne division. You will honor among those young soldiers, Den Brotheridge, considered to be the first Allied soldier to be killed, Robert Bobby who died at 16 years old or Emile Corteil burried with his paratrooper dog. The late morning will conclude with a visit to Sword Beach where the 3rd British division landed. Among it, 177 French soldiers under the orders of the British commandos had the honor to step the first on the french soil 4 years after the German invasion. After a lunch break, we will continue on to Gold Beach where the 50th Infantry Division landed. Your guide will explain you the key facts of the success of the Battle of Normandy thanks to the construction of the artificial port of Arromanches codenamed Mulberry B with a stunning view on the remains of the Phoenix caissons, the unloading dock and pontoons. Then further west of the village, you will explore another location filmed for the needs of the movie The Longest Day with the famous scene of this German officer (Werner Pluskat) who saw from his command post thousands of Allied ships arriving from England. The Longues-sur-Mer artillery coastal battery covering Gold and Omaha beaches includes a firing command post and four casemates, 3 of them still housing a 150 mm artillery piece. This element of the Altantic wall is the only place with the guns still in place in Normandy.

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4.9 / 5

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This was an amazing and a very humbling experience and a must stop if you are in France. Anisa was absolutely fantastic! Very knowledgeable and passionate about WWII history. I’d highly recommend this to anyone wanting to visit Normandy.

It was Phenomenal! A must! A tremendous tour guide, who engulfs you with knowledge and allows you to be free with your time on the tour!

This tour was great! Our guide Jonathan was very knowledgeable and I would recommend this tour with this company.

jonathan was an excellent guide and the tour was very good.

The guide was excellent and the small group was very nice.