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Paris: Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

Paris: Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
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Travel back in time to the days of World War II and see the famous Landing Beaches of Normandy on a full-day tour from Paris. Learn about the Allied campaigns to liberate Europe from the Nazis, and enjoy a lunch, with cider tasting, and more.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
7 hours
  • Paris

  • 4 hours
  • Utah Beach Museum ()

  • 30 minutes
  • Lunch

  • 15 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • Pointe du Hoc (visit)

  • 30 minutes
  • Normandy American Cemetery (visit)

  • 90 minutes
  • Paris

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Travel through the beautiful Norman countryside to the landing beaches of World War II
  • Visit the Utah Beach Museum, located in an original German bunker
  • Go to Pointe du Hoc to learn how US Rangers captured it from the Nazis
  • Pay your respects to the fallen American military at the Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery
  • Enjoy a typical Norman-style lunch of seasonal ingredients
  • Taste the typical ciders and apple brandy of the region
Full description

Explore the beautiful Normandy countryside on a full-day tour of the D-Day landing sites, and discover the rich traditions of Normandy at a typical cider and Calvados farm. The tour departs Paris for the historical battlefields and landing beaches along the coast, including the Utah Beach Museum, housed in an original German bunker on the very beach where the first American troops landed.

Learn about the complicated planning behind Operation Overlord, and hear touching stories of ordinary men and women whose actions shaped the face of Europe as we know it today.

The museum also offers unparalleled views over Utah Beach and is home to one of the only remaining B-26 airplanes in the world. Stop at a traditional cider-making orchard, and taste the ciders and Calvados (apple brandy) typical to the region in a 17th-century barn. Next, enjoy a Norman-style lunch of freshly prepared seasonal produce in a restaurant overlooking the port of Grandcamp Maisy. After lunch, travel to Pointe du Hoc to see the German cliff-top defense that was heroically taken by US Rangers during the D-Day landings. Overlooking the English Channel, the site remains much as it was over half a century ago, with original German fortifications and the crater scars of bombs. Pay your respects to the fallen at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., son of President Roosevelt, and a Medal of Honor recipient, is buried here, along with almost 10,000 soldiers.

Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets and reservation fees for all sites visited
  • Transfers by air-conditioned coach
  • Lunch (including 1 glass of cider)
  • Calvados and cider tasting (not available on Sundays)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Extra beverages at lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide on the steps of the Palais de Chaillot at the Trocadero. The nearest Metro station is Trocadero (Lines 9 or 6). Follow the exit signs to the Eiffel Tower. As you leave the station from Exit 1, you will see the Palais de Chaillot directly in front of you on the left. Your guide will be holding a sign. For taxi transfers, ask your driver to drop you in front of the Palais de Chaillot, one of the 2 identical buildings on Place du Trocadero.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended
  • This tour cannot accommodate guests with wheelchairs, strollers, baby carriages, or with any impairments requiring special assistance.
  • The cider tasting is not available on Sundays
  • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Tours operate in small groups of 25 people or fewer
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 129 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Was delighted to see the beaches, museum and cemetery. The day felt very rushed and I really wanted more time at each of the major locations. The bus was clean and comfortable. The guides were pleasant and had some facts about the region and Normandy, but were not particularly expert. The lunch was poor. The ciderie was interesting, but my main focus for the day was the D-day experience so it felt a bit of a waste of time, given that each of the other stops was so short.

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July 25, 2022

Did not have time to view museum and appreciate the museum, we arrived and had approx 35 minutes before heading to the beach. No time to walk around memorial or no explanations about the memorial, but stood on beach for a story for 15 minutes - Lunch was rushed - More importantly, at Pt D'oc the guide was walking away towards the bus, leaving , although I told him my minor child was inside of the Fort. He didn't seem to care about that.

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July 19, 2022

It was a moving and powerful experience. It was a long day and the cider tasting could have been cut from the itinerary and more time added to Utah beach, Pointe Du Hoc, and the cemetery. Our guides were very nice but lacked extensive knowledge of the sites we visited.

July 3, 2022

Product ID: 44309