Normandy Landing Beaches Private Day Tour From Paris - Bayeux

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:30 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all Hotels located in Paris.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the Normandy landing beaches of World War II with insight from a private guide and comfortable transport by private vehicle on this 12-hour tour from Paris. Over the course of the day, you'll experience this historically rich area with visits to Omaha Beach, Juno beach, the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, La Pointe du hoc, and more.

Highlights

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Ideal choice for families

Fully narrated tour

Know More about this tour

Start your day trip with pickup from your Paris hotel in the morning for the 3-hour drive to the Normandy coast with your private guide, traveling by air-conditioned minivan (either a Mercedes Viano or VW Caravelle).

You'll take one break during the drive to purchase snacks or drinks, if you wish (own expense), before arriving at your first stop, one of the most emblematic places in Normandy, where a small group of rangers managed to take a German battery strategically placed on top of a cliff.

From there, continue to Omaha Beach, perhaps the bGare de l|est-known of the D-Day landing beaches, where you can see monuments and memorials such as 'The Braves' and one dedicated to the members of the National Guard who landed with the 29th division. Then head to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, where you can explore the visitors' center and museum before walking along the rows of white crosses that honor American troops who died during WWII.

Next, visit Arromanches and Juno beach before making the return drive to Paris, where your day trip ends.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Driver/guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

A maximum of 7 people per booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Traveler Reviews

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  • 26-May-2022

    This trip is for people who like history, but it has beautiful landscapes as well. The guide is great, he knows deeply about the D day and second war subjects.

  • 15-Aug-2018

    As a history buff, my husband was in his glory. Our guide, Anne-Claire Bailly, was very knowledgeable making the ride to and from Paris fun and interesting. The site was incredibly somber, fascinating and beautiful. Our children found a new respect for the history of this area. It was visit worth taking.

  • 13-Aug-2018

    Anne-Claire Bailly was a wonderful tour guide. She provided us with so much information and history. She worked tirelessly to ensure we saw everything we wanted to and more. It was a long ride to Normandy but the time went by quickly. We stopped to pick up lunch half way there and had a beautiful picnic lunch on the beach. It was a bucket list adventure for my husband and myself and our 6 children left with a profound respect of this historical area.

  • 13-Aug-2018

    We really enjoyed our tour and our tour guide was excellent. Our whole family enjoyed the day. We would definitely recommend this tour. Great experience!

  • 13-Aug-2018

    Anne-Claire Bailly was a wonderful tour guide. She provided us with so much information and history. She worked tirelessly to ensure we saw everything we wanted to and more. It was a long ride to Normandy but the time went by quickly. We stopped to pick up lunch half way there and had a beautiful picnic lunch on the beach. It was a bucket list adventure for my husband and myself and our 6 children left with a profound respect of this historical area.

  • 12-Aug-2018

    We really enjoyed our tour and our tour guide was excellent. Our whole family enjoyed the day. We would definitely recommend this tour. Great experience!

  • 29-Jul-2018

    This was a wonderful tour that should not be missed. Our Guide Milan was very knowledgeable and engaging. The tour itself was a delight. However, we did have some issues. When I booked the tour I gave our hotel and it’s address for pick up. When I printed the voucher it requested, in red type, that I confirm our pick up with the tour company. I attempted before leaving on our trip but got only a recording in French. I requested help from the booking co., who promised to email and copy me on the response. This did not happen. Upon arriving in Paris the day before, I spent plenty of time attempting to confirm with the help of our hotel. When this was unsuccessful, we contacted the booking company again and they eventually put us in touch with our guide. The tour company never gave the guide the address of our hotel. This caused a significant delay in starting the tour, since there are several hotels in Paris by the same name. Our tour felt rushed. We are not sure if that was due to the late start. Our guide really did his best to make sure we did not miss anything though. So, the communication issues were frustrating, stressful & time consuming. But, the tour itself was amazing.

  • 23-Apr-2018

    We had the pleasure of spending the day touring the Normandy landing beaches and surrounding area with Gustavo. We were debating about going on a small group tour but are so happy that we went with the private option instead. Gustavo picked us up at our hotel exactly on time and his vehicle was high-end and impeccably clean. He tailored the tour to meet the needs of our family. Although my husband and I had previously visited Normandy, our children (ages 12 and 14) and never been there and pelted him with lots of questions. He was patient and very knowledgeable about the entire area. He adjusted the itinerary to meet our needs/requests, spending less/more time at certain spots per our wishes. It was a jam packed day, and we fit in in-depth visits to three of the landing beaches (Omaha, Juno, and Sword), Pointe du Hoc, and the American cemetery, among other stops. This was an excellent tour that we highly recommend for all ages. Thank you, Gustavo!!

  • 11-Apr-2018

    My husband and I had both been to Normandy before- This time, we returned with our children, ages 15, 13 and 9. We opted for the private tour, in light of having children along. Our guide was Milan, who passionately, articulately, and accurately was able to set the stage for each battle, break down landscapes, strategies, historical significance of each location in such a way that we all walked away knowing so much more about D-Day and the battle for France. As a driver, he was an artist in both traversing the countryside and the crazy city streets of Paris. I had never driven around the Arc de Triumph before, but there we were. This trip was worth every penny, and truly changed my children's view of war, loss, battle, heroes, etc. Thank you.

  • 11-Apr-2018

    My husband and I had both been to Normandy before- This time, we returned with our children, ages 15, 13 and 9. We opted for the private tour, in light of having children along. Our guide was Milan, who passionately, articulately, and accurately was able to set the stage for each battle, break down landscapes, strategies, historical significance of each location in such a way that we all walked away knowing so much more about D-Day and the battle for France. As a driver, he was an artist in both traversing the countryside and the crazy city streets of Paris. I had never driven around the Arc de Triumph before, but there we were. This trip was worth every penny, and truly changed my children's view of war, loss, battle, heroes, etc. Thank you.

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