1. France
  2. Normandy
  3. Caen
  4. D-Day Landing Beaches

Normandy: D-Day Landing Beaches and Museum Guided Tour

Product ID: 32027
Explore the landing beaches and key World War II sites of Normandy on this day-long history tour. Visit the Memorial de Caen museum, stop for lunch at La Terrasse Restaurant and continue to Arromanches, Omaha Beach, Colleville-sur-Mer and more.
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Duration: 1 day
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English, French
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English, French
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the landing beaches and World War II sites of Normandy
  • Learn about the momentous D-Day events with a guided visit of the Memorial de Caen Museum
  • Visit key American D-Day sites
  • Lunch at the lovely La Terasse Restaurant at Le Mémorial de Caen
  • Watch "Normandy's 100 Days" at the Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema
Full description
Go on a journey back through time on a day-long sightseeing tour of the World War II sites and landing beaches of Caen and Normandy.

The excursion starts with a guided tour of the Memorial de Caen Museum. Here, go on an historical journey through the 20th century, discovering major events from the end of World War I to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The museum features an entire section devoted to D-Day and is the only museum in Normandy to relate the intensity of the invasion and explain its preparation in both enemy camps.

Pause for lunch at the lovely La Terrasse Restaurant. Then, continue your tour to the Normandy landing beaches, in the company of a bilingual guide from Le Mémorial de Caen. Travel by air-conditioned minivan to the key American D-Day sites seeing the artificial harbor at Arromanches-Les-Bains and watching the film "Normandy's 100 Days" at the Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema. Then visit the American Military Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach and the Pointe du Hoc.
Includes
  • Pick-up from Caen Rail Station
  • Bilingual tour of the World War II section of the Mémorial de Caen Museum
  • Lunch at La Terrasse Restaurant at Le Mémorial de Caen
  • Bilingual 5.5-hour tour of key D-Day landing beaches and sites by 7-seat minivan
  • Entry to Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema to watch "Normandy's 100 Days"
  • Drop off at Caen Rail Station at around 6:45 PM - 7:00 PM
What’s Not Included
  • Return train ticket from Paris to Caen
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

You will be picked up by your guide from your arrival at the MAINLINE RAILWAY STATION in Caen: Please note that your guide will be waiting in the main hall of the Caen Railway Station. Follow the signs ‘SORTIE Place de la Gare’ to go to the main hall. Your guide will be near the ‘Point de Rencontre’ sign and will have a board marked Memorial de Caen.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not eligible for children under the age of 3
• On Bank Holidays, the guided visit of the Memorial de Caen Museum will last for 30 minutes, as the earliest train from Paris arrives in Caen at 11:00 AM and the guided tour departs at 1:00 PM
• Please note that this tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.
• Please wear appropriate shoes and clothes. It can be windy along the beaches and temperatures can be cool even during the summer.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 115 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Our guided tour of the Caen Memorial museum was informative and helped set the stage for visiting the actual battle sites. The lunch included with our tour was very good and included wine and dessert. The tour also included visits to Point Le Hoc, Omaha Beach, the American Cemetary, the artificial harbor at Arromanches and a film presentation at the visitors center there. The small group size (7 participants + the guide) is perfect.

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October 31, 2019

This tour was great. All the stops were great. The guide was great.

We really enjoyed our day trip to Normandy. The guide was wonderful and gave us so much information. The museum is wonderful. Lunch was lovely. The stops in the van were all perfect. There was so much to see but our guide got to it all. The 360 degree movie is a must to end the day.

September 26, 2019

Best way to see the landing beaches

Before planning the trip to Caen we had in mind to see the landing beaches on our own, just driving/cycling from one to another. Luckly we changed our mind and booked this tour. We got to the important points and with relevant information. We went to the Memorial and spent around 2 hours there (we made use of the same tycket to come back the next day; it’s valid 24h from the first validation), had also a great lunch included and we had time to explore the landing areas and the cemetery. The guides were very well informed and ready to answer all our questions. We didn’t regret having boked this tour.

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July 3, 2019

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Product ID: 32027