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Full-Day American Battlefields and Sites of Normandy Tour from Bayeux

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Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Chart the story of the World War II D-Day landings by American forces on this day trip from Bayeux. Learn about the objectives and achievements of the US assaults on June 6, 1944 as you visit the key beaches of Utah and Omaha, and German battery at Pointe du Hoc. Plus, visit the Airborne Museum at Sainte-Mère-Église and the US cemetery overlooking Omaha. Air-conditioned minivan transport, entrance fees, and central Bayeux pickup and drop-off included.
  • Full-day tour of Normandy’s US sector D-Day sites from Bayeux
  • Discover the key US battle sites and events of June 6, 1944
  • Stop at ‘Bloody Omaha’ and visit the US Cemetery overlooking the sands
  • Small group of eight or fewer, with minivan transport, entrance fees, and central Bayeux pickup and drop-off
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Pickup from Bayeux train station or Place de Quebec in Bayeux only
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Local professional driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Bayeux train station, Bayeux city center (place de Québec)

Departure Time

9:30 AM
After pickup in central Bayeux, settle inside your air-conditioned minivan with your guide and small group of eight or fewer. Then, begin your 8- to 8.5-hour tour of the battlefields involved in the American troop landings of D-Day in June 1944.

As you travel between the sites, hear about the American military action on that long-ago day, together with background on the wider war, including tales of the German occupation of France and French Resistance, and the stories of individual soldiers.

Make your way to Utah Beach, where the US 4th Infantry Division made their assault. Hear about the events that unfolded here, and call at Sainte-Mère-Église, the small nearby town where paratroopers landed in the early hours of D-Day.

Visit the town’s Airborne Museum to chart the assault before continuing to Pointe du Hoc, a prominent cliff that was the highest point between the Utah and Omaha Beaches. See the bunkers, craters, and German casements and gun pits here, and learn how US Army Rangers scaled the cliffs to seize the battery.

View the monument honoring the rangers and visit Omaha, dubbed ‘Bloody Omaha,’ for being the most intensely fought after of all the landing beaches. Hear why the landings were difficult, and contemplate the vastness of the 4-mile (6.4-kilometer) beach.

After lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant, pay a visit to the US cemetery on the cliffs overlooking Omaha. Explore this heart-rending place with its impressive memorial, and take in the beach from the different vantage point of the cliffs. Before leaving, enjoy time to stroll around independently, perhaps visiting the graves or exploring the Visitor Center to learn about the landings and 9,387 Americans buried here.

Your tour concludes with an early-evening drop-off at Bayeux’s station or Place de Quebec.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Sainte Mere Eglise
St Mère Eglise
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Airborne Museum
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Utah Beach
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pointe du Hoc
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Omaha Beach
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cimetiere Americain de Colleville-sur-Mer
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

  • 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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What is the maximum group size during Full-Day American Battlefields and Sites of Normandy Tour from Bayeux?
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This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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  • "The tour guide provided personal assistance with accessing the van and guidance for purchasing lunch." See review
  • "These are first-rate, licensed, professional guides who spend their entire year working or researching information to provide great tours." See review

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Knowledgeable guide brings D-Day experience to life
Sean_F
, Jul 2020
I want to thank my guide, Celine, for such an outstanding day. She was informative, personable, and made the experience worthwhile. I highly recommend this tour.
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An absolutely OUTSTANDING Day.
Gloria_G
, Mar 2020
Exceptional day-long small group tour of Normandy D-Day Battlefields with terrific tour-guide Rom. Clear reservation confirmation and reminder. Timely pick up... Rom was incredibly knowledgeable and gave terrific context and specific detail about the numerous (but not too many) sites. We covered Marie St. Eglise and the associated museums about the details of the Pathfinder and paratrooper landings that preceded the landings on Omaha and Utah beaches. Terrific stories that were personal, emotional -- and none of the time did we feel we were getting a "canned" spiel. He answered our questions... had just the right amount of info and time spent. Great balance between structure and freedom. We moved on to Utah Beach... walked out on the beach... showed us incredible "then and now" photos with real people and associated stories, particularly about the Roosevelt cafe (later named). Went on to Pointe du Hoc and view bomb craters and German Bunkers. Incredible to see first hand. Then to other sites including Omaha Beach. Context well balanced with facts (stunning!) and again human stories. I never understood the scale of the battle of Normandy on this emotional AND intellectual level. While standing on Omaha beach, a man walking his dog came up to us to show us to fistfull's of bullets that were lying on the sand. He gave us each one. 75 years later this stuff is still showing up. Of course the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer was the capstone of the day. Powerful. Evocative. Humbling. Emotional. We happened to arrive whebn a veran's family members were helping cemetery staff to fold the flag being taken down to TAPS. Not a dry eye. This company is smart, professional, committed to service and highly recommended.
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We were able to take a little sand with us from the Beaches. The American Cemetery was so amazing.
Christine_W
, Feb 2020
It was great and the guide was very knowledgeable. We visited all of the stops and the guide squeezed in one more surprise stop and it was awesome. I wish we could have stopped at Utah beach a little longer, to inclement the main area to see the sculptures and statute. That was the only stop that was really rushed. I’d also wished we could have stopped at Omaha Beach Museum but we drove by and the guide gave us an overview. It was off season so very little crowd which was perfect for us! We really enjoyed everything!
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Great Tour. Lots of history and local color
benwham
, Jan 2020
Gwen did a fantastic job of explaining the history or the region, the order of battle and local interest area. Highly recommend him and this tour.
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Matthieu tour guide
scotcop69
, Nov 2019
Matthieu, our tour guide was great! Good sense of humor, knowledgeable, and was very good overall. Very happy. Thank you, Matthieu!
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Excellent Tour
crzycrtclk
, Nov 2019
This was an all day tour of the D-Day sights in Normandy. This was an excellent tour that anyone that is interested in history or WWII should take. Our guide was well versed in the history of the area & answered all questions. We visited Omaha & Utah Beaches, LaPointe Du Hoc, Sainte-Mere English, different war museums in between & ended the tour at the American Cemetery. Our guide told us many stories of went on during the D-Day invasion, things we were never taught in school. This is a tour that I highly recommend. You will not be disappointed.
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Excellent day in Normandy
Mary A
, Nov 2019
I had looked forward to this tour especially of the four I took with Viator. Matt turned out to be a fantastic guide. We went to Utah Beach in the morning, practically the only tour that goes there. My father landed there in 1944. When Matt found out I had a personal interest, he made sure I had time and privacy to relate to Dad. He also had me sign the wall of the restaurant that faces the beach. So moving. These are first-rate, licensed, professional guides who spend their entire year working or researching information to provide great tours. No part-time college kids here. They are dedicated.
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Full day D-Day Tour from Bayeux
drjclewis
, Oct 2019
Our last day in Bayeux we took this tour. Sophia? was our guide and quite knowledgeable. AS with all our tours we only touched on the highlights of our D-Day experience, and are very glad we were able to see all we did in the 4 days we were there. We hope to come back one day and spend more time.
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A lot to see in one day!
Lois L
, Oct 2019
This is a great kind of tour if you don't have a lot of time to spend in Normandy. We got to see the American sites in the Airborne Museum which I think was great. Our guide Oliver was very nice and helpful and it was nice having a small group. However, it was rather difficult to understand him sometimes and many people had to ask him to repeat what he was saying. But that's part of what goes along with having a local guide. And because he was local he offered a lot of perspective. We had ample time at the American cemetery, but we wish we could have had more time at the beaches. However, it was a cold rainy day so maybe usually there is more time to be spent at the beaches
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Excellent tour!!
stephenfreeman14
, Oct 2019
Roman was an excellent guide. Very personable and fun. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history and events of all areas, including areas we were not able to visit (inland). Overall an outstanding tour. I would go with them again to hear about more events.
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