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Normandy: D-Day Beaches Private Tour from Paris

1. 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

2. 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.

From Cherbourg: Normandy D-Day Beaches Private Tour

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Longues-sur-Mer battery

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 41 reviews

We had an absolutely perfect day (arguably day and a half, the trip was 12 hours in total) with Adrien. He picked us up on time and where indicated. He told us where we were going; what we would see; and THAT he would explain it again as we went along in case anyone wanted to sleep. He then explained all kinds of things along the road itself. His English was perfect. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. We stopped for coffee; for lunch. All went very smoothly. We went to a very important lookout between Gold and Omaha beaches; then visited each beach. We also went to Pointe du Hoc - so moving - each and every stop. We visited the American cemetery and an excellent museum called the Overlord. You could ask Adrien as much as you liked, or as little as you liked. Some others in our group kept to themselves, that was fine, too. I cannot overstate what a wonderful trip this was. Visiting the beaches had been my dream, and it was perfectly fulfilled. Worth every penny!

Perfect tour and perfect host! I’d give 10 stars if I could. Igor was prompt, extremely knowledgeable, and passionate about the subject. We were picked up in a clean vehicle and transported safely. Not a minute was wasted. He was well prepared with videos, visual aids, and plenty of anecdotes. The Normandy D-Day Tour was the highlight of our trip and we will definitely book him for his Normandy Foodie Tour when we return to France.

For those of us who like history, this Tour is unmissable, the visit to the German batteries and walking on the landing beach are an unforgettable experience and sensations…. a highly recommended Tour of excellent quality.

We had only 8 people in our group which made it easy to follow and understand our tour guide. Our shuttle bus was very comfortable. It is an excellent choice for a day trip.

Long day but very rewarding. Our guide, Lisa, was excellent.