Air New Zealand Activities

Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Beaches Day Trip

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2050NP
Take a poignant, memorable day trip from Paris to visit the Normandy battlefields and landing beaches of World War II. You'll visit famous wartime sites and the American cemetery, spend time on the historic beaches and gain invaluable insights into the wartime experience of the Allied soldiers and the French citizens they liberated.

Highlights

  • 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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Pyramides, central Paris

Hotel pickup available from centrally located Paris hotels (ZIP codes 75001-75020) if this option has been selected
Departure Time:
Standard Tour 7:00am
Standard Tour with hotel pickup and small group tour with hotel pickup: 6:30am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 9.30pm

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Standard Tour in English
Code: NP1EN

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.

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GBP142.84
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Tour & Hotel Pickup in English
Code: ENPLUSNPF

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.

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GBP167.33
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Small Group Tour (8 people)
Code: ENPLUSNPM

Small Group Tour (8 people) Transportation by minivan - maximum 8 people with commentary from expert guide. Includes central Paris hotel pickup and drop off.

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GBP205.69
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Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Beaches Day Trip

Normandy
©1003500

Inclusions:
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch including drinks
  • Roundtrip transportation to Normandy
  • Professional guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
Additional Information:

  • 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
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Mckenzie C, August 2014

This was my dream come true! My grandfather stormed Omah beach this tour was amazing!

Reviewed by: Rende, August 2014

This tour was well worth the time and the money. When we first arrived at the bus loading area it was quite busy and crowded and I was concerned. However, once we were on the bus, it was comfortable, clean and not overly crowded. I suggest that you bring along a light breakfast to eat on the bus, but limit your liquids. It was a long drive to the first stop at the Normandy museum and there were no stops on that trip. I think it took about 2 and a half hours to get there. Once we arrived at the museum we were given 2 hours tour and then we were to meet for lunch at 11:45 for lunch. The museum was crowded and it took a long time to see the exhibits. We had to rush through the end to get to lunch on time. After lunch we went back the bus to visit the beaches. We were given ample time at Pointe du Hoc and at the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach. However we only had about 15 minutes at the last two beaches. This might have been because not everyone got back on time at the first two stops. I did have to ask that the bus driver make it cooler on the trip home. The bus had been sitting in the hot sun and it had warmed up considerably inside. After the AC was turned on I noticed that the bus exhaust smell lessened as well. On the trip back we made one stop at a truck stop. It took about 3 hours for the entire trip home. Our tour guide was pleasant and spoke English well. She was knowledgeable about the events surrounding DDay and share just the right information at just the right time. It was a long day, but a memorable experience. I was greatly moved by the men who bravely fought on those beaches some 70 years ago

From GBP142.84

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Tour code: 2050NP