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Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

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Bayeux, France
Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Enhance your experience of Normandy and its intriguing historical heritage on a half-day tour of Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach from Bayeux. Delve into the turbulent past of the region with a knowledgeable guide and visit renowned D-Day battlefield sites situated on Normandy’s picturesque coastline. Pay tribute to fallen soldiers at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial and browse the exhibitions in the informative visitor center.
  • Afternoon tour to Normandy’s battlefield beaches from Bayeux
  • Hear about the events of World War II and the D-Day landings from your guide
  • Walk the lunar landscape of Pointe du Hoc
  • Visit Omaha Beach, the bloodiest of Normandy’s WWII beaches
  • See the graves of thousands of US soldiers at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
  • Personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour
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Driver/guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) from Bayeux
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

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1:00 PM

After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

Bayeux train station and city center
Depart from Bayeux in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and travel along the picturesque Norman coast to Pointe du Hoc, a German battery devastated by US soldiers on D-Day. Listen as your guide offers fascinating narration of the bloody battles that occurred here, and then capture photographs of fortification remnants blown to pieces by destructive bombs. 

Return to the vehicle for the short drive to Omaha Beach and delve into the dramatic procession of D-Day events that unfolded on this beach. Stop at two points at either end of the sandy stretch to appreciate the scale of the expanse and then head to Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial to pay tribute to fallen American soldiers. Feel emotionally stirred as you stroll around Europe’s largest American cemetery and then venture to the Normandy American Cemetery Visitor Center to enrich your knowledge of the region’s history. 

Browse exhibits that speak eloquently of the events that took place on Omaha Beach; listen to personal stories, narrative texts and interactive displays and appreciate the insightful nature of the museum. 

Return to your vehicle after the explorative tour and then relax during the journey back to Bayeux.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Omaha Beach
Stand where the american forces landed on d-day.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pointe du Hoc
Discover the gun battery taken by the american rangers.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cimetiere Americain de Colleville-sur-Mer
Pay your respect to the american who fell during the battle of normandy.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please note that the tour departs from Bayeux - Normandy. There is no hotel pickup from Paris.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • NST provides you with masks as well as hydroalcoholic gel. Our vehicles are disinfected after each use and the distance is respected.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Normandy Sightseeing Tour
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux.

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star-5
Gwen was an amazing tour...
Andy_G
, Nov 2021
Gwen was an amazing tour guide. His knowledge of the Normandy D-Day beaches absolutely enhanced our experience. I would highly recommend a tour with him.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
I am glad to read you enjoyed you tour with Gwen. All the best Regards Frederic Guerin
star-5
Trip to Normandy
Kathleen_A
, Nov 2021
Fabulous tour. Our tour guide Adrienne was fantastic! Knowledgeable, nice and accommodating! Highly recommend!!!
star-5
A highlight of our trip to Bayeaux!
Robb_F
, Nov 2021
We took the 5 hour tour to Pont du Hoc and Omaha Beach. It was fantastic. Our guide, Romin, was so knowledgeable about all of the history regarding WW2 not only in this area, but elsewhere around the world. He explained things in such a way that we could really feel the impact of what happened there and know what we were seeing on the tour. It was a highlight of our trip.
star-5
Great Normandy Tour
Joan_T
, Nov 2021
What a great tour. We learned a ton about D-day and Omaha Beach. We arrived ot the US cemetery just in time for the lowering of the US flag.. very moving. Gwendahl our tour guide was fantastic. He knew everything about the area. My husband left his pad in the van and he brought it back to us in the train station. What a great service. Thanks for a great day.
star-5
Great tour
Alexander_R
, Nov 2021
The tour was awesome even thou the weather wasn't that great, because it rained most of the time. Our tour guide was very knowledgable. I truly enjoyed it.
star-5
Excellent Tour
Susan_C
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide was excellent! He was very knowledgeable. We learned so much from this tour. It was well worth it.
star-5
Dream D-Day Experience
Helene_G
, Oct 2021
We had a very knowledgeable guide! The day was beautiful and he was so generous with all he knew about D-Day!
star-5
An incredible feat
Barbara_C
, Oct 2021
The lowering of the flag at the Cemetery and Omaha Beach operations and what a massive landing and coordination it took by all
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks to our allies. Regards Frederic Guerin
star-4
👍
Annemarie_V
, Oct 2021
Standing on the Omaha beach where the battle was. It was like you felt. The american cementary was impressive, with beatiful view on the beach
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello, I agree, even if you are not a history buff, sites on themselves are impressive. Regards Frederic Guerin Regards Frederic Guerin
star-5
Don't miss this fantastic tour!
Linda_P
, Oct 2021
Aiden, our guide, was wonderful! He picked us up at the designated spot right on time. His knowledge and insight into the locations we visited made our visit truly memorable. His engaging personality and sense of humor also made it fun. He made sure we got to the American Cemetery about 4:30 so we could see the flag lowering ceremony at 5:00. This was very moving and I'm happy we got to experience it. This is a great half-day tour and well worth the train ride to and from Bayeux. We were so happy we got to explore and have lunch in this charming village. I highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Linda, I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Knowing your feedback (on top of the others) are worth a pay raise I will make sure Adrien does not read it. Take a good care of you Regards Frederic Guerin

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