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  2. Normandy
  3. Bayeux
  4. Pointe du Hoc

Bayeux: American D-Day Sites in Normandy Tour

Product ID: 251677
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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, sites, and museums linked to D-Day.
About this activity
Duration 4 - 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

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, then visit the D-Day museum located next to the beach.

After Omaha, visit Utah beach, the second location where American troops landed on D-Day. At the beach, check out nearby Musée du Débarquement to find out about the planing and execution of 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. Finally, retrace the movements of the paratroopers and airborne forces on D-Day at the Airborne Museum. 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
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

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
4.4 / 5
based on 10 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
5.0/5
Value for money
4.1/5
Safety
5.0/5

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Ophorus

Product ID: 251677