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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

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Pass By: 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. 

Pass By: Memorial de Caen, Esplanade General Eisenhower, 14050 Caen 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. 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.

Pass By: Pointe du Hoc, 14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin France

Enjoy lunch here before moving on to Pointe du Hoc, a strategic German defense base captured by American soldiers.

Pass By: Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint Laurent 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.

Pass By: Omaha Beach, Avenue de la Liberation, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer France

The cemetery overlooks Omaha Beach, where you have free time to walk along the shore, take in the ocean views and reflect on the poignant stories behind each name.

Pass By: Juno Beach, Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer France

Feel free to explore the Visitor Center where stories and operations of the American soldiers are explained in detail. Next you head for Juno Beach to see the Canadian Memorial and Arromanches, where you can still see remains of the artificial landing harbor built by the Allies. Your unforgettable day trip ends with the drive back to Paris.
* Tour Normandy's D-Day sites from Paris
* Visit Omaha Beach and Arromanches' artificial harbor
* Enjoy a scenic lunch at Caen Memorial
* Drive along Juno and Gold Beaches
* Dive into the history of the area with your guide
* All transportation and transfers included

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)

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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.


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christina.i.lord

It was a memorable trip to the Normandy coast! We stopped at the Caen memorial to view the D-Day exhibition and to have lunch. Next we visited Pointe du Hoc for about 45 minutes. It was very sunny and warm, there was a bit of walking here, but pleasant. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept us informed of the history of each stop over loud speaker on the bus. I would have liked to hear a few more personal stories of the soldiers, something that we could. Or learn in a classroom. We then visited Omaha beach, I would have liked a little more time here, and to possibly have seen the local museum here as well but it was only a 15 minute photostop. Next was the American Cemetary which was very impressive and emotional to see in person. After, we traveled along the coast to Juno beach, which was another 15 minute stop. Overall it was amazing to visit such an important historical sites in person. It was a long day, but worth it!

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Karen K

Laura was fabulous. It is a beautiful peaceful place where our heroes are. Lunch was great at the farm house restaurant. Total reccomend this.

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Joe F

We enjoyed our guide and the great scenery of Normandy. The countryside was beautiful. I recommend it

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Benjamin L

I was honoring my father for his service in the 82nd Airborne on June 6, 1944. Sebastain provided a very thourough presentation on our 12 hour tour.

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Michael N

This was fantastic, As we were a small group of eight people we got a lot of individual attention from our guide and driver who was very informative and explained the trip and historical events and areas really well. The Lunch we extraordinary, very classy.
I would highly recommend to anyone who wanted to do a day trip to Normandy D-Day beached to use this service and to buck the tour for eight or less people.

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Elizabeth S

So much better than renting a car and doing it on your own. Our guide was on time, knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. We would highly recommend this.

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Joyce D

Our guide Sabastiien was very good. It is a long day, but worthwhile. We were a party of 4 as were the other members of our group. The day was sunny and warm, and seeing the monuments, the beaches and the cemetery are so unbelievably moving. We also had a very good lunch with wine, in a nice setting. We highly recommend the tour.

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sandys0702

We had a good bus driver, great guide, very knowledgeable. Trip over and back was long but comfortable. We enjoyed seeing the Museum in Caen and we certainly enjoyed the Memorial Cemetery and the stops at Omaha Beach. We did not know that it was going to be a 13 hour day, although we knew it would take time to get there. The museum was awesome, lunch was just ok. We had some kind of meat that we did not know what it was.....it was fatty and tasteless, the rest of the meal was alright. The stop on the way home along the highway to get food was pretty much a joke. Food was terrible that we purchased, sandwiches. Surely you could make a better stop than this place. Things that we did not like about the tour itself was the fact that we went all that way to Normandy and only had 45 minutes at the memorial and I think 20 minutes at Omaha beach. You can't see the memorial in 45 minutes. We were rushing around......it was crazy. As far as going to the Canadian memorial at the beach, it took one hour to get there and we were there for maybe 30 minutes. I would take that 1-1/2 hours and give more time at the Memorial Cemetery. It was just very disappointing when we looked so forward to being at Normandy, only to have to rush through it with minimal amount of time.

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cindymorrison

This was a very long day, but glad we did it. Very emotional seeing where the Allied Forces landed, and the American cemetery was overwhelming. Seeing rows and rows of white ivory crosses as far as the eye could see, especially when you know the soldiers average ages were 18-19. As a Canadian I would have appreciated a bit more detail on the involvement of the Canadian soldiers at Juno Beach, but understand that the Americans had a much larger troop. Filled with pride to see so many Canadian flags along the villages and to know that the French have not forgotten the sacrifices made by the Canadians, the British and the Americans.

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rggruber

I went on this trip with my 16 year old son and the sites we stopped at were great. We felt like we didn't have enough time at some stops and to much at others. The tour guide didn't give any indication of what we should do at each stop, bathroom or food/drink. We had 30 people jammed at a vending machine only to find out that our next stop was a place for food and drinks. We also didn't know which stops had restrooms, so we again had long lines and the next stop had huge restrooms.


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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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