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Normandy D-Day Beaches Day Trip with American Cemetery and Lunch

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On your pilgrimage from Paris to Normandy, leave the details to us.In one unforgettable day,including a scenic lunch,we’ll take you to experience history where it happened. What better way to honor the sacrifices that changed the course of WW2?You’ll visit legendary Omaha Beach and remnants of the Arromanches artificial harbor left by allied forces,and get fascinating insights into those fateful days, learning just some of the incredible stories at the Visitor Center.Take the Memorial Drive along Juno and Gold Beaches,names that will echo with meaning for all eternity.Pause to reflect in the solemn setting of the pristine American Cemetery.Relive the drama and heartache of WW2 at the unmissable Caen Memorial Museum. Your guide will bring memories to life and help you gain a special understanding of what the Allied soldiers faced and why French locals are still so grateful to the Liberation forces. If you want, when booking, upgrade to a small-group tour for a more personal experience.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- The coach journey from Paris to Normandy takes approximately 3 - 4 hours and you will spend 4 hours in Normandy itself
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Possibility to buy souvenirs at the Caen Memorial Museum's Boutique.
- Toilets are available at the Caen Memorial Museum, American Cementery, Juno Beach Center, at the comfort stop and possibly inside the bus
- A warm coat is recommended during the winter period, a raincoat during the summer and a good pair of walking / flat shoes are suggested to avoid discomfort
- Please advise at the time of the booking of any allergies or dietary restrictions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Template Menu : Selection of country style starters: Vegetable platted with grated carrots, tomato salad, beetroot salad, taboulleh and salad Main course: Chicken fillet with cider sauce, potato gratin, green beans Cheese buffet Dessert: Normandy style selection of desserts: apple tart, teurgoule (cinnamon rice pudding), baked apple Drinks: Bordeaux wine, farmhouse cider and mineral water (1 bottle for 4 people) +Coffee * Vegetarian dish on request on the spot
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Place des Pyramides, 75001 Paris France

We make it so easy for you to get to Normandy and all the highlights. Choose from large- or small-group options depending on your budget and how you want to experience this outstanding day. 

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Office de Tourisme des Portes de l'Eure, 12 rue du Pont, 27200 Vernon France

Let us do the driving while you discover history. Your Normandy day trip from Paris starts with the 3-4-hour drive to France’s northwest coast

Pass By: Office de Tourisme de Caen, 12 Place Saint Pierre, 14000 Caen France

Appreciate views of the changing French countryside, and stop at the award-winning Caen Memorial for a fascinating journey through WW2 and the D-Day landings.

Stop At: Memorial de Caen, Esplanade General Eisenhower, 14050 Caen France

you will start the tour by visiting the Caen Memorial Museum, recounting the history of World War II and the D-Day Landing. Then Lunch will be served at the Memorial of Caen with a 3-course menu with wine, apple cider and coffee.For those with free lunch, The guide will suggest places to grab a snack.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Omaha Beach, Avenue de la Liberation, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer France

Short photo-stop at Omaha Beach, where the Allied took advantage of the Germans

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Pointe du Hoc, 14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin France

Off to Pointe du Hoc, a strategic German defense base captured by American soldiers.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Cimetiere Americain de Colleville-sur-Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer France

You will then be able to pay your respects in the eery calm of the American Cemetery and Memorial, where nearly 10,000 US military war dead lie in this most humbling tribute.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, Chemin du Calvaire, 14117 Arromanches-les-Bains France

You will complete your day either with a stop at the old artificial port in

Arromanches, used to supply the landed troops

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Juno Beach, Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer France

Or a stop at the Juno Beach Center, witness of the Canadian soldiers' struggle to end the Nazi tyranny.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: 8th Arrondissement, Paris France

Time to return back to Paris!

Stop At: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

You will be dropped at the departure point in central Paris bearby the Louvre. Unless you have opted for minibus tour or pivk up and drop option, a driver will take you back to your hotel in Paris

Duration: 15 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

1: 2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
2: Hotel Regina Louvre, 2 Place des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France

Traveler pickup is offered
If Pick-up Option Selected: Hotel pickup is offered. Pick up location will be from the hotel or accommodation in Paris (Zip code must start by 75). The address must be provided to us at least 72 hours (local time) prior to tour's departure. Without the accommodation address and if booking is made less than 72 hours (local time) prior to departure, the pick up will be from PARISCityVISION on 2 rue des Pyramides, nearest Metro : Tuileries or Pyramides (line 1 or 7/14)

Departure time:

Duration:

14 hours

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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William F

Our guide, Celine, gave us a lot of excellent information on our trip to prepare us for our visit - and while on site. She did a wonderful job!

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tanner-dog

Fantastic Guide! Fantastic sites and the history was alive! Food was chicken in mushroom sauce dauphinois potatoes cheese plate, salads and apple and pear tarte tartain with red wine.

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dschuchman

This tour is a long day of about 13-14 hours. It's needed to see the number of attractions and given the travel time to/from Paris. Our guide was pleasant and provided a lot of helpful and interesting information. While I would have enjoyed a little more time at the Caen Memorial museum, it really was not practical given the robust itinerary.

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Jeffrey M

The trip was wonderful. The guide, Helene was very well versed in many details. It is a very long day and wish we had more time. Take the tour. It is great!

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Susan D

We had an option of choosing going to Juno or a Midieval town Bayvineau. We chose Bayvineau. That was a mistake. Nothing to see there at all. Definitely go to Juno if you have an option. The guide Frederick was absolutely wonderful!

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Les O

A great day despite the thunder storm and rain. Could not imagine what it was like on d-day.
Great to see where it all took place. Great guide

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Simon E

Coach is comfortable and it was really nice to get out of Paris for a day.
You had enough time to look through the museum and also to spend time at the beaches.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared lots of information with us.
Lunch was good. Overall a good day out.

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Michael P

A long 3+ hour bus ride from Paris but we knew that. Wish they could give us free water during the ride? Nice guides, still harder for me to get their heavier French accent but good commentary. Of course we could have used more time at the museum and beaches but were limited by distance. Average included lunch with good wine. Had troubles with the tour provider in Paris, they did not respond to requests by us for confirmation to make sure we would be picked up at hotel. Called Viator but they could not contact them either after 5pm Paris time, altho website lists 630-1030 open hours, probably for the physical tour pick-up location itself. But is did cause us anxiety. A car was sent to the hotel on time. Again on the way home, they did not seem to have a record that we should have a return ride included, so it took some time to sort it out so m ore anxiety at the end of a long day. Could use better logistics and communication. Luckily we had perfect weather and the beaches and cemetery were very emotional. the guides did the best they could and provided a lot of historical context of the war and the invasion.

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dawnpastva

Visiting the American Cemetery and seeing the places where so many died to ensure a better life for us all was overwhelming. Our guide was able to put many things in perspective when it came to the history behind the D-Day Invasion. I understand that there was a lot to do on this tour. I would have given this tour a five star rating if the guide had taken into account that those on this tour were older, so it was tougher for us to keep up with her.

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Susan H

A MUST for every history lover. That said, I would have appreciated a little more of a guided experience at the beaches. The guide was interesting and knew his stuff but at the beaches we were left just to walk around. I also would have liked more time in the museum (it's awesome!), but I understand there's just so much you can do in one day. Lunch was a delicious three courses with two wines and cheese. I appreciated them accommodating my vegetarian diet. The bus was very comfortable. Very glad I did this.


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Normandy D-Day Beaches Day Trip with American Cemetery and Lunch
Overview:

On your pilgrimage from Paris to Normandy, leave the details to us.In one unforgettable day,including a scenic lunch,we’ll take you to experience history where it happened. What better way to honor the sacrifices that changed the course of WW2?You’ll visit legendary Omaha Beach and remnants of the Arromanches artificial harbor left by allied forces,and get fascinating insights into those fateful days, learning just some of the incredible stories at the Visitor Center.Take the Memorial Drive along Juno and Gold Beaches,names that will echo with meaning for all eternity.Pause to reflect in the solemn setting of the pristine American Cemetery.Relive the drama and heartache of WW2 at the unmissable Caen Memorial Museum. Your guide will bring memories to life and help you gain a special understanding of what the Allied soldiers faced and why French locals are still so grateful to the Liberation forces. If you want, when booking, upgrade to a small-group tour for a more personal experience.

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$182.42

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