Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Beaches Day Trip
Book by December 24, 2014 and save 12% on our standard tours compared to the local supplier's prices, for travel between November 1, 2014, and December 24, 2014
- Fully narrated tour
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- All entrance fees included
- Lunch included
Your drive through the picturesque Normandy countryside takes you to the Caen Memorial, devoted to illustrations and films about the Second World War and the Normandy landings of June 1944.
After lunch at the Memorial, visit the Pointe du Hoc, a German defense position that was heroically taken by US soldiers during World War II. Continue to the American cemetery of Saint-Laurent, the final resting place of almost 10,000 soldiers. You will also have free time at Omaha Beach to reflect on the site's moving history and visit the Omaha Beach Visitor Center, which describes the American soldiers' operations on the famous beach in June 1944.
Before returning to Paris, stop at the Canadian Memorial at Juno beach and Arromanches to see the remains of the artificial landing harbor that was built by the Allies in less than 15 days.
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Hotel pickup available from centrally located Paris hotels (ZIP codes 75001-75020) if this option has been selected
Standard Tour with hotel pickup and small group tour with hotel pickup: 6:30am
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Standard Tour in English
Standard Tour (50 people) with English-speaking guide Transportation by motorcoach - maximum 50 people with commentary from your expert guide. No hotel pickup or drop off.
Tour & Hotel Pickup in English
Standard Tour & Hotel Pickup Transportation by motorcoach - maximum 50 people with commentary from your English-speaking guide. Includes central Paris hotel pickup and drop off.
Small Group Tour (8 people)
Small Group Tour (8 people) Transportation by minivan - maximum 8 people with commentary from expert guide. Includes central Paris hotel pickup and drop off.
- Entrance fees
- Lunch including drinks
- Roundtrip transportation to Normandy
- Professional guide
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drink, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- The coach journey from Paris to Normandy takes approximately 3 - 4 hours and you will spend 4 hours in Normandy itself
Reviewed by: Ann M, September 2014
Viator booked this tour through a local company. This review is for the small group tour only - it seems that the experience for people on the large bus tours is very different. I would highly recommend paying the extra money for the small group tour. Maximum size for the small group tour is 8, making it a much more personal experience.
Our guide was David and he did an extraordinary job of narrating our trip, starting with our drive out of Paris (a mini city tour) and continuing throughout the day. He went out of his way to tailor the trip to the 8 of us and told us stories about the war that my husband, a WWII buff, had never heard. I was just going along for the ride but I ended up feeling that this tour was one of the most important experiences I have ever had.
Our lunch break was at Ferme de la Rançonnière and was truly exceptional - another reason to take the small group tour.
David definitely knew his stuff and we learned a lot.
A very memorable day - well done, tour company and especially David!!!
Reviewed by: Russell B, September 2014
I would recommend this trip to everyone. While it was only a day trip and time was short at each stop, the Guides made the most of the time at each location. The trip was well organized with all details taken care of by the Paris City tours. We were pick up at the hotel on dropped of at the end of the tour. Again, you could spend days at Normandy but if time does not permit, ay least go for the day, you will never forget it.