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

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$182.45

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, 36 rue Sadi Carnot, 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: 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.

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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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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Daniel E

This trip was great in so many ways. The opportunity to travel to these beaches and visit the cemetery was emotionally overwhelming. The tour guide and driver were incredible and the chance to stop at a museum and a few different beaches was awesome. Not to mention the bus had great Wi-Fi and it was an incredibly smooth ride!

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Daniel L

Dmitri was our guide for the day, and was exceptional (prompt, great English and history knowledge, and very friendly). He provided great background history covering a ton of information in an easy to digest way that really set the scene for what we would see on arriving at Normandy. Standing on Omaha beach and just reflecting on what happened in that very spot was an amazing experience. And the American cemetery is such a special and beautiful place.

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Phillip S

We were part of a group of five tourists who shared the day viewing the Normandy landing sites. Our guide informed us that we would not be viewing any museums but that the sites alone together with his commentary would be better. Our guide was right, and I am happy we did not take the time
looking at exhibits. The most moving part of the day was our visit to the American Cemetery with its thousands of meticulously carved white marble crosses (and a few Jewish stars). We would highly recommend this tour.

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travbear

Was a great trip to actually visit the Normandy site where the battle took place and to learn more about the history of this war.

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Jan S

Generally a good tour. However, the drive to and from is long . I would prefer not to visit Gold Beach and Juno beach. I would rather spend more time at our first stop,which was the museum.

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RObert R

The bus trip was long and tiring but interesting for a first time visitor. Viator could have given the passengers a free bottle of water instead of offering for sale with a high profit margin; of course, in a country that charges 50 Eurocents for a public toilet, what else could you expect? The museum in Caen was very interesting but the time was too short. The American cemetery was impressive and done in good taste. I was disappointed that there was so little of the ruins and bunkers remaining. The Omaha beach is highly commercialized, which seemed almost sacrilegious. All in all, I am glad that I took the tour for the experience, but would probably not recommend it to others as a "must see".

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allisoncrawford

The places we saw were amazing but the guide was extremely underwhelming!!! He was monotonous—- no excitement about the tour at all.


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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.

From USD

$182.45

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