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Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Tour including Cider Tasting and Lunch

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    Spend a day away from Paris and visit the Normandy beaches where thousands of the Allied Powers’ troops landed to free France from Axis control during World War II. During your early-morning ride aboard an air-conditioned coach to northern France, your informative guide shares fascinating commentary on the events of June 6, 1944, better known as D-Day.
    Begin at the Utah Beach Museum, housed in an original German bunker and constructed on the beach where the first American troops landed. Here, learn about Operation Overlord (the Allied codename for the Normandy Invasion) and the invaluable assistance from French citizens that made a difference in the war.
    Utah Beach is now home to one of only six remaining original B-26 fighter planes that were used during the invasion. Look out onto breathtaking views of the beach from inside the museum before heading down to the beach itself.
    Next, head out to the countryside to a 17th-century barn with a traditional cider-making orchard, and savor some of its cider and calvados (an apple-based brandy). With your appetite opened up, settle in for a 2-course lunch at a restaurant overlooking the port of Grandcamp-Maisy. (Lunch typically includes a main course of fish or meat, dessert and a glass of cider.)
    After your meal, your coach takes you to Pointe du Hoc, a cliff-top German defense the US troops heroically seized. Continue to Colleville-sur-Mer and pay your respects to the fallen at the American Cemetery.
    From the cemetery, you can see Omaha Beach, one of the landing beaches where many American soldiers are buried. Inside the Omaha Beach Visitor Centre, gain insight into the landings that did not fare accordingly to plan.
    Then, board your coach for return transport to your departure point in Paris.
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    Reviewed yesterday

    We were greeted by our guide Nathaniel. He was so nice and welcoming. We boarded the bus to our first stop, Utah Beach. Nathaniel gave us a thorough background of what we would see before we arrived. The Utah Beach museum was awesome! Would have...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 439heather
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This tour was all day - and a lot of bus time - but the best way to visit Normandy if you don't want to drive. The cider tasting was a nice break, and the lunch was good. We had a good amount of time...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank JLouiseH82018
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Great tour! We were there two days after the anniversary ceremonies and there were still many re-enactors at the locations. visualizing what occurred at the sites was extremely moving.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Miadog1310
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    4 hrs each way on bus. Bus was very comfortable. Felt rushed at all stops...would have liked more time considering time spent getting there. Tour guide was knowledgeable about the sites visited. Lunch was average at best (had fish/fries). The cider farm was interesting but...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank George G
    CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear George G, Thanks for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We are sorry you felt that the Cider Farm wasn't necessary however we tired to create unique experiences while in Normandy trying to cover the most interesting surrounding areas We...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This tour was fabulous. CityWonders provided us with excellent guides, John and Sinse. Well organized, not rushed and well worth the money to cover the milage between Paris and Normandy. Lunch was also a nice treat along with the Cider tasting. Our guides also spent...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank IrishC0ffee
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    Paul S
    August 20, 2019|
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    Response from 965lisaj | Reviewed this property |
    I don’t know if you can bring wine on the bus. Omaha Beach is way below the bluffs and you don’t actually walk on that beach. You do get to walk on Utah Beach. You can see the beach from the cemetery at Omaha Beach.
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    March 19, 2019|
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    Response from Sally Ann D | Reviewed this property |
    No. There is one stop on the way. 1.5 - 2 hours to that point.
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    jefffE1270YG
    October 28, 2018|
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    Response from Knmarsh | Reviewed this property |
    30 minutes each maximum
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