Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites
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Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites

Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites

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About this activity
Begin your tour with a visit to the Sainte-Mère Church and Airborne Museum, the site of a massive airborne operation involving 15,000 U.S. paratroopers during World War II. Hear from your knowledgeable guide how the brave soldiers descended from the skies on the night before D-Day and learn the incredible story of Private John Steele, one of the paratroopers.
Continue onward to Utah Beach, where soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division leapt from their landing crafts and headed inland under the orders of General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. The first day of battle saw relatively few casualties, but the same cannot be said for those that followed.
Visit the German Cemetery, the largest in Normandy dedicated to German casualties of war and the place where over 21,000 fallen soldiers are laid to rest. Spend time at Pointe du Hoc, one of the very largest German coastal batteries. The guns located here rained shells down on Allied soldiers across Omaha and Utah beaches, and the job of silencing them fell to a certain Lt. Col. Rudder and the U.S. Rangers of the 2nd Battalion.
Spend time on Omaha Beach, widely considered the most famous of the D-Day landing beaches. Gain an insight into the challenge faced by the Allied forces landing here under heavy German fire, and take time to consider their extraordinary courage.
The last stop on your tour is the American Cemetery and Visitor Center, the final resting place of 9,387 U.S. soldiers. The cemetery overlooks Omaha Beach and honors soldiers of all ranks in equal measure. Spend time walking among the marked graves and consider this fitting tribute to those who never made it home after World War II.
After nine hours discovering the Normandy battlefields, travel back to Bayeaux where your tour will come to an end.
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Included
  • Pickup in Bayeux (hotel pick up only for the 8:30 am option)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel drop off in Bayeux (for both options)
Not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please note that the tour departs from Bayeux - Normandy. There is no hotel pickup from Paris, only from Bayeux.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
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Tourism
80% Cultural
75%
Reviews
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maroma1961
5 | 2019-04-01

Antoine made the day very special for us. He was informative and patient with questions. He was kind and funny. He was the perfect guide and host. While you can always spend more time in a special place, the pace of the tour was very good. Highly recommended.

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Mary N
4 | 2018-10-22

We enjoyed our tour with Gwen. He was very knowledgeable about the various sites. Our only wish was that he might have asked us more about what we wanted to see. He had his tour scripted out and at times, could have spent less time talking and providing us information and more time asking what else we wanted to see. All in all though the tour was fabulous.

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Heather P
5 | 2018-10-15

Highly recommend....very knowledgeable guide, enough time at each stop and yet a steady pace. It was a great value!

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t2wbrice
5 | 2018-10-08

Moving experience!

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Chris M R
5 | 2018-08-08

Our personal tour of the American Battlefields was excellent! Our guide,

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Steven Z
5 | 2018-06-12

Our guide, Sunny, was wonderful. She provided great explanations and context, but did not overdo anything and allowed enough time on the stops for personal exploring and reflection. Like many of these tours, I wish I had more time at some stops but, it was still a wonderful, moving experience and I highly recommend the tour. We especially enjoyed the Airborne Museum and could have spent much more time there. Overall, this was just a fantastic tour and seeing the sites outside of history books or movies is something that I wish everyone could do. The scale of the beaches is mind-blowing.

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prielreynolds
5 | 2018-05-25

This was a very memorable day trip. We did the small group tour and our guide Matt was amazing! Very knowledgeable and fun. We had a friend that wanted us to put flowers on her Uncle's grave at the American Cemetery and Matt made it happen. Can't thank Matt enough for going above and beyond! Our whole group all 7 of us had an awesome day. I highly recommend the small group tour!

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Jennifer F
5 | 2018-01-17

We had an incredible experience. Olivier was a fantastic guide-- he was beyond knowledgeable, enthusiastic and answered all of our questions. Our visit was awe-inspiring and sombering. We appreciate the opportunity and are thankful we took this tour. We cannot recommend it highly enough!

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