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

Highlights
  • Day trip to Normandy’s D-Day beaches from Paris, led by a knowledgeable guide
  • Learn about the Normandy Invasion during WWII and the heavy losses suffered by American troops
  • Visit Utah Beach Museum, built on the beach where the first American soldiers landed
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Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Tour including Omaha Beach, Cider Tasting and Lunch
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Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Tour including Omaha Beach, Cider Tasting and Lunch
$196.89
Overview
Discover the beaches of the D-Day landings on this guided day trip to Normandy from Paris. Focusing on the sites where heavy losses were suffered by American soldiers, the tour stops at the Omaha Beach Visitor Centre, Utah Beach Museum and the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. Enjoy free time on the beaches and hear poignant tales about the events of June 6, 1944. During this full but inspiring day of sightseeing, revitalize with a cup of traditional cider and lunch at a waterside restaurant.
What to Expect
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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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Well worth the Trip

My fiancé and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour! Visiting the Utah Beach where the Allied troops landed on D-day and the thousands of graves of the American soldiers at Omaha Beach bought to life the sacrifices that were made during WWII. After seeing the many...More

Thank Fay C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Beautiful Day

We enjoyed our tour of Normandy, lunch and cider tasting. Loved Pointe Du Hoc and the cemetery. Our tour guides Brad and Zach were friendly and knowledgeable. A little laid back in style but nice.

Thank Peachykeanwales
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Tour with Disappointing Lunch

I would have loved to give the tour a 5 star review but City Wonders is not accommodating for anyone who has a special diet. I had requested a vegetarian meal, which was never relayed to the guides. I had to tell the guides when...More

Thank notwhattheyc
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear notwhattheyc, Thank you very much for sharing your review on Trip Advisor. I am happy to hear that you liked Normandy. On the other hand, I am sorry to hear that the lunch did not meet your expectations. We will pass your feedback to...More

Reviewed June 23, 2018
Super Interesting! Recommend+

We just did the full day Normandy D-Day tour with Anatole & Fred. As a history neophyte, I wasn't sure that I would be engaged the entire day, but I was. We got a really good overview of the "Operation Overlord" via the museum, beach...More

Thank DoctorB-dub
Reviewed June 17, 2018
Zach is a GOD of a Tourguide!

I want to praise Zach for his fantastic tour that he gave our group of the D-Day beaches & a cider farm in Normandy. He really knows his history, adding wider context, but keeping it personal, concise and remaining sensitive and personal at all times....More

1  Thank Thom O
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