Small-Group Normandy D-Day Beaches Day Trip with Omaha Beach, American Cemetery and Cider Tasting
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Small-Group Normandy D-Day Beaches Day Trip with Omaha Beach, American Cemetery and Cider Tasting
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Small-Group Normandy D-Day Beaches Day Trip with Omaha Beach, American Cemetery and Cider Tasting

1 day
Small Group
Full Day
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About this activity
Your day trip starts in Paris at a central location, where you'll meet your guide and board your comfortably equipped van for the drive out of the city, heading west to the French region of Normandy.
Throughout your tour, your guide helps you to appreciate the stories of bravery and courage that took place on the D-Day landing beaches of Normandy at the end of WWII. By the end of the day, you'll understand how important this battle was to the end of the war and have insight into some of the soldiers who fought and died to put an end to Hitler’s plans for Europe and the world.
At the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, pay your respects to fallen soldiers, and hear stories from your guide about the heroes who fought on the D-Day beaches. Visit the Operation Overlord Museum to see its historical collection of items retracing the planning and events of the liberation of Europe, and then head to Omaha Beach, where U.S. and British soldiers landed on June 6, 1944.
Explore one of the many German bunkers that the Allied troops had to neutralize, and learn about the difficulties the soldiers faced in their battle with the Nazis. Then enjoy the lighter side of Normandy with a tasting of its famous apple cider.
During the day, your guide uses visual aids such as military maps, plans, and photos to help you understand the planning of D-Day, the effects the battle had on the liberation of France and the end of the war, personal stories, and historical battle facts about what the soldiers were told to do and what they encountered when they landed. Your day trip ends with return to Paris.
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Included
  • Small Group Tour of 8 people maximum
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Omaha Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Pointe du Hoc
  • Entry/Admission - Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - D-Day Beaches (Plages du Debarquement de la Bataille de Normandie)
  • Entry/Admission - Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small Group Tour 8 persons max
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 7 years
Features
Tourism
95%
Cultural
70%
Food
20%
Reviews
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Kathleen H
5 | 2019-07-15

From start to finish our guide was great. I get motion sickness easily and was worried about this long of a drive giving me issues but he was a great driver and I had no problem! He was very knowledgable about every aspect of the trip not just the main sites. I appreciated that he remembered everyone's names right away and made us all comfortable being on a very full day trip with strangers. We learned so much more then if we drove out on our own, would highly recommend this!

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William B
5 | 2019-07-03

Captivating tour for anyone marginally interested in this major world history event. Olivia, our tour guide is a master at her craft and answered any questions we could think of.

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Rachel H
5 | 2019-07-03

This tour was one of the best I’ve been on. JB, our guide, was informative and friendly. He engaged the whole group with stories and information. It was a long day but many stops along the way. At most stops we were given a little free time to walk and reflect on our own. A definite recommendation even if you aren’t a history buff.

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chris s
5 | 2019-07-03

Great way to see some history from Paris. Long day but would do it again. Small group ideal way to go.

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Laura P
5 | 2019-07-03

I booked the small group trip for me and my son because I didn't look forward to being herded around in a giant group on a big bus. Best decision I ever made. Our guide, Olivier, was friendly, very patient, and incredibly knowledgable both about WWI and WWII. He brought an emotional aspect to the history that really made you put yourself in the place of the soldiers who fought and died on D-Day. It was an amazing trip and I would recommend it to anyone considering taking the time to visit Normandie.

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Jodey H
5 | 2019-07-03

Great tour. You will be on this tour all day, but there is a lot to see and do. The lunch spot was very good and timed well. Our guide was very helpful and answered questions. Our family did not feel rushed by her and had adequate time to see all that the tour required. We had 8 people in our group which was perfect. This tour is for fit people! There is a lot of walking and it would have been annoying if someone was holding the group up. You leave Paris around 7:00am and we did not get back till around 8:30pm. Well worth it-highlight of our trip!

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George R
5 | 2019-05-13

Momo, our guide was super. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. Pick up right on time, easy ride both directions. Excellent lunch stop.

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johnsonrrka
5 | 2019-04-15

A small group of eight and a wonderful guide (Claire), who artfully avoided the BIG bus tours during the entire day. For the most part, we were able to visit most of the sites with no or limited crowds during this 75th-anniversary year of the Battle of Normandy. She also made sure that we were able to attend the solemn 5 pm ceremony of the bringing down at the front of ropes. As an US military veteran, the opportunity to stand at attention with no one in front of me during the playing of taps and to honor the sacrifice of the fallen was incredibly moving. In addition to the military aspects of the tour, our lunch was also in a smaller local restaurant that offered delicious crepes in a peaceful, uncrowded environment (again too small to cater to the BIG buses). We also we treated with a cider tasting at a villa dating back to the 1500s that only our group attended. Quite special! All in all, well worth the 6:15 AM to 9:30 PM day from Paris!!!

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Carolyn M
5 | 2018-12-04

This is a wonderful tour. The small group makes the experience perfect. Antoine is an outstanding and knowledgeable guide.

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Bradley M
5 | 2018-10-26

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was informative and made events that happened over 70 years ago come to life. The visit to the American Cemetery was sobering and made us appreciate more than we already did the sacrifice our soldiers. I would recommend this tour to everyone.

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ilchuck
5 | 2018-10-26

It was a wonderful tour to be on. Our group's knowledgeable guide provided insightful information on the way to Normandy and at each stop we made. He chose a wonderful restaurant for lunch and a fantastic stop at a local farm for cider and refreshments before we returned to Paris. It is a long day on this tour (about 13 1/2 hours for our day) but well worth the trip. If you are a History buff, you will be in awe taking this tour.

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Jeannine D
5 | 2018-09-28

Normandy is moving and beautiful and recommended for every American. Our guide, Jean-Phillips, was very informed. Very nice tour.

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