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Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites

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  • Location: Bayeux, France
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3193NSAS
Visit the American D-Day sites where the greatest amphibious landing in history took place during World War II, on this 9-hour Normandy Battlefields Tour from Bayeux. See famous sites with a guide including Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, the German and American cemeteries, the Airborne Museum of Sainte-Mère-Eglise and much more. Your minivan holds a maximum of eight passengers, and a small-group tour is the perfect way to get to out-of-the-way places in one day.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Begin your tour with a visit to the Sainte-Mère Church and Airborne Museum, the site of a massive airborne operation involving 15,000 U.S. paratroopers during World War II. Hear from your knowledgeable guide how the brave soldiers descended from the skies on the night before D-Day and learn the incredible story of Private John Steele, one of the paratroopers.

Continue onward to Utah Beach, where soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division leapt from their landing crafts and headed inland under the orders of General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. The first day of battle saw relatively few casualties, but the same cannot be said for those that followed.

Visit the German Cemetery, the largest in Normandy dedicated to German casualties of war and the place where over 21,000 fallen soldiers are laid to rest. Spend time at Pointe du Hoc, one of the very largest German coastal batteries. The guns located here rained shells down on Allied soldiers across Omaha and Utah beaches, and the job of silencing them fell to a certain Lt. Col. Rudder and the U.S. Rangers of the 2nd Battalion.

Spend time on Omaha Beach, widely considered the most famous of the D-Day landing beaches. Gain an insight into the challenge faced by the Allied forces landing here under heavy German fire, and take time to consider their extraordinary courage.

The last stop on your tour is the American Cemetery and Visitor Center, the final resting place of 9,387 U.S. soldiers. The cemetery overlooks Omaha Beach and honors soldiers of all ranks in equal measure. Spend time walking among the marked graves and consider this fitting tribute to those who never made it home after World War II.

After nine hours discovering the Normandy battlefields, travel back to Bayeaux where your tour will come to an end.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Place du Quebec (behind Churchill Hotel), Bayeux Station or centrally-located hotels
Departure Time:
8:30am

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

Duration:
9 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites

Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites

Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop of (selected hotels only)
  • Professional guide
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
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: Eric R, April 2015

We did the full day tour of the American Sites. I would DEFINITELY recommend it. The tour was very cool. To be honest, you can't really visit EVERYTHING in Normandy in one day but the tour hits alot of the big spots. Me and my friend were very pleased with the tour guide and the tour in general. She spoke pretty good English and was able to explain alot of the little details about each stop. If we could give any recommendations I would say that I wish we had more time in St. Mere Eglise. The guide saved the last 1.5 hours for the American Cemetary and while the cemetary was very moving, me and my friend found ourselves just wandering and looking around at the end while we had to rush to get through everything in St Mere Eglise in the beginning. Expect it to be fairly breezy/windy. The van was very nice, clean and has an internal speaker system so the guide can talk while driving explaining things and everyone can hear her very clearly. The small group your paired with is efficient. And you get time at each stop to go and do your own thing and see what you want after the guide explains everything.

Would recommend this company to EVERYONE I know that goes to Normandy.

Reviewed by: Gary W, April 2015

My father was a member of Company E of the 502 PIR who dropped at Normandy. The day we were there would have been his 90th birthday. Visiting this area was very moving and I do not mean the 50 mph winds and light rain we had most of the day. Our guide was great and tour was well organized.

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