Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

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  • Location: Bayeux, France
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3193NSTB
Pay tribute to the soldiers who fought on Normandy’s World War II beaches on this afternoon tour to Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc from Bayeux. Visit famous D-Day battlefield sites while hearing about the bloody events that happened there, and end with a guided visit of the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial and its visitor center on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour by minivan, the perfect way to get to Normandy’s out-of-the-way sites in one day.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Step back in time on a history tour
After pickup from Bayeux, your guide will take you to the three important World War II sites in Normandy. Your first stop is Pointe du Hoc, the German battery that was attacked by US Rangers on D-Day.

Hear how the Rangers, commanded by Lt Col James Rudder, scaled the cliffs to get to the German gun position — a scene that was famously depicted in the war film Saving Private Ryan. With its huge fortifications blown to pieces, the site remains as it did when the US Rangers left it: like an eerie lunar landscape.

Then drive along the coast to Omaha Beach, where soldiers of the Vierville 29th and Colleville 1st Divisions landed. By far the most difficult place to land on D-Day, Omaha Beach was the bloodiest of the five beaches and the operation almost failed, but the bravery of those young men turned this operation into a victory. You’ll make two stops along the 4-mile (6-km) beach, one on each end, to give you an appreciation of the sheer scale of the events that took place here.

Overlooking the eastern end of Omaha Beach is the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, which you’ll visit next. This cemetery — the largest American cemetery in Europe — holds the bodies of 9,387 soldiers who fought to liberate Western Europe from the Germans. Pay tribute to the 307 unknown soldiers or visit the resting place of more famous figures such as General Theodore Roosevelt Jr.

End with a tour of the Normandy American Cemetery Visitor Center, where you’ll learn more about the scenes that took place on Omaha Beach in 1944. Through personal stories, narrative texts, photos, films, interactive displays and artifacts, you’ll grasp the bravery and sacrifice of the American soldiers who fought at the D-Day landings, culminating in the victory of the Allied forces.

After this insightful and moving experience, your guide will drive you back to Bayeux to conclude your tour.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from a Bayeux location (Place du Quebec or Bayeux Train Station) or select Bayeux hotels
Departure Time:
1pm

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6pm

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Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

Inclusions:
  • Driver/guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Meagan W, October 2014

Very informative. Our guide was very knowledgable about the events that took place on D Day as well as other WWII history that happened in the area.

Reviewed by: Sharon H, October 2014

Very enjoyable tour. Tour guide excellent

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Tour code: 3193NSTB