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

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$185.43

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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Itinerary
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Pass By: Place des Pyramides, Paris, Ile-de-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, Caen, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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, Cricqueville-en-Bessin, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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, Colleville-sur-Mer, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

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
2. Hotel Regina Louvre

Traveler pickup is offered

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.


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Kathleen F

Great tour! Tour guide was excellent! Very knowledgeable and had a sense of humor. Lunch was great! Only wish we had spent more time at the American Cemetery and the museum. Would add that this trip may be difficult with young kids.

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Dana S

This was a highlight of my trip. The walk through history, and the imagery is incredible. The guide was excellent and the commentary outstanding. The sites visited were a must see for anyone that appreciates the history and the sacrifices made at this time in history. Felt a little rushed at some of the sites, and would've liked to have time to stroll through some of the towns that were destroyed and now are rebuilt during WWII. We zoomed past a lot of things I would have liked to have taken a closer look at. The lunch was excellent, served at the main museum, which had fantastic displays. Lots of short films, which we didn't have time to see all. Totally worth a guided tour to get the stories and images from the time period. December a good time to visit, not too crowded.

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Daniel S

I had been staying in Paris for the last three months and I was trying to put together all my own to visit Normandy, this trip took the hassle out of everything. A delicious lunch was provided and we were able to hit all the marks.

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LizannKes

Our guide, Frederich, was superb!!! Very knowledgeable and fun to be with!!! We hit all of the top spots and had a fabulous lunch in a country farmhouse/hotel!!! Would highly recommend this tour with this guide!!!!

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Margaret D

We were able to see a lot in just one day. The travel time from Paris went quickly as the tour guides gave interesting narrative during the drive. I might have preferred a quicker bag lunch and more time at the museum rather than an hour for a sit down lunch though. This was definitely worth the time and money to attend and we would recommend it to others.

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David R

I am a serious history buff so this was high on my bucket list. The plusses...highly emotional day for the son of a WW II American vet. The realism of the severity of the bombardment is evident at Pont du Hoc. Huge shell craters and the remains of the German bunkers attest to the force of the shelling. To be able to walk on Omaha Beach was quite moving. The negatives...too long at the Caen museum. While this is like a quick highlight tour of the war and the causes leading to it, I would have liked more about D Day itself and not about the Holocaust, Pearl Harbor, the Blitz, etc. it was a very long day made longer by a pointless ride to Juno Beach but not access to the Canadian Memorial there. The tour guides were pleasant and informative to a degree but had a number of misstatements and exaggerations.

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Richard B

It was a full day, we felt rushed but understand we had lots to cover. Transportation was great and Hellen our tour guide was very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs.

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Richard M

We went to Normandy yesterday with Paris City Vision abd enjoyed the long day from Paris! The tour guide was pleasant and knowledgeable which made the long bus ride pass quickly the stops at Caen and the beaches also very good only criticism was the lunch very expensive for barely edible food!!! No choice chicken roll was horrible and “salad bar “ with few choices!! I wish we had brought our own food because we were both very hungry after the lunch then stop on the way back at a gas station for sandwiches was a joke so if you go on this tour bring your own food and snacks and you will save yourself some $$$ and enjoy the day!!

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weberdl

Bus was one of the most uncomfortable busses ever. Small, tight seats that dug into the butt, I am 5ft 6 and 130 pounds and I was extremely uncomfortable, heavier people were worse off. Tour guide was nice, provided average commentary but nothing special or outstanding.

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Yvette M

Our tour was great. Great experience and very emotional. We were pick up on time at our hotel. Lunch was wonderful, shame the time was so short considering the dishes that were served. Tour guide, Remy, was extremely hard to understand. He kept the tour on time but as a guide he was really very disappointing. A guide makes the tour excellent , good or bad. I have to say, that this tour with a good guide could have been excellent but our experience with him had little to be desire. He talked to a guide in training in the bus the whole trip back from Normandy. He could had made the trip much more interesting by describing about the area and the war.


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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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