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Bayeux: American D-Day Sites in Normandy Tour

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Bayeux: American D-Day Sites in Normandy Tour

Activity provider: Ophorus
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From US$ 79.39 per person

Join this World War II Normandy battlefields tour with your knowledgeable English-speaking driver/guide for a full or half-day visit to the key American beaches and sites linked to D-Day.

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Duration 4 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Itinerary
3 - 7 hours
  • Bayeux

  • 45 minutes
  • Sainte-Mère-Église

  • Utah Beach Museum (lunch)

  • Pointe du Hoc

  • Omaha Beach

  • Normandy American Cemetery

  • 30 minutes
  • Bayeux

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Visit both Utah and Omaha landing beaches and the US military cemetery (Utah beach is not included in the half-day itinerary)
  • Walk on Pointe du Hoc where US Rangers scaled the cliff
  • Discover Sainte-Mère-l’Église, the heart of the jump zone (included in the full-day option only)
  • Enjoy a small-group size to ensure a more personalized experience
Full description

Meet your guide at Place de Québec and then begin your D-Day exploration adventure, retracing history as you uncover the day of June 6, 1944. The first stop of the tour is Omaha beach, where the deadliest landings of the day took place. From your guide, learn about the landings here and the soldiers who risked their lives. After Omaha, visit Utah beach, the second location where American troops landed on D-Day. Next, visit the US military cemetery and for the chance to pay respect and honor the soldiers of World War ll. The tour continues to Point du Hoc next, a breathtaking cliff offering lunar landscapes and a magnificent viewpoint over the English Channel. The site was built as a key point of the Atlantic Wall by the Germans because it was the highest point between the Omaha and Utah beaches and provided a great observation spot to notice any arrivals from the sea. Your D-Day sightseeing tour of Normandy ends with a visit to the village of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, the heart of the jump zone for the 82nd Airborne U.S. forces. Listen to stories of how paratroopers rained on the village, and how one of them famously got caught in the tower of the church. With options for both half- and full-day tours, tailor your experience to your meet interest and schedule.

Includes
  • Visits to sites as mentioned: Omaha Beach, US cemetery, Pointe du Hoc for the half-day option)
  • Visits to sites as mentioned: Utah and Omaha Beaches, US cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, and Sainte-Mère-Eglise (for the full-day option)
  • English-speaking qualified guide/driver
  • Travel in recent, comfortable, fully-equipped Mercedes minivans
  • Small group option with a maximum of 8 passengers per group
  • Free wifi access on board
  • Bottled water in the vehicles
  • Roundtrip transportation from Bayeux city center
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Place de Québec in Bayeux (at the area dedicated to the tourism vehicles).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • This activity operates rain or shine
  •  Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to operate
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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My husband and I took an 8-hour tour of the D-Day landing sites and nearby places of interest. Our guide, Steven, was a wealth of information. He gave us a much better understanding of the events that unfolded that day as well as the military strategy behind them. The anecdotes and curiosities Steven shared provided many invaluable insights.

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May 17, 2022

A short time we had in visiting the American cemetery was very informative and moving. My wife and I visited her great uncles grave site. She was the first family to visit from the U. S. Our guide had a staff member to come out to the site and we had a small memorial service for our great uncle. That alone made our visit a great experience. Thanks to our guide and the staff from the cemetery. It was well worth spending 5 hours of mini tour. We wished we had a full days of tour.

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October 27, 2021

Very informative and in depth tour of the main battle points. Stephan was an awesome guide and was very flexible with stopping whenever we found a bunker interesting AND still got us to the cementary well in time for taps. Definitely worth doing to enjoy this historical landmark to the fullest. SUGGESTION: I personally love small stories so maybe including more throughout the tour would make it even more breathtaking and personal. Overall an amazing trip by an amazing guide!

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November 17, 2019

Product ID: 251677