Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Day Trip with Cider Tasting & Lunch from Paris | La Vacanza Travel

Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Day Trip with Cider Tasting & Lunch from Paris

Duration: 14 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 14 hours
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
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  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Remember the victories and the losses of the D-Day landings with a tour of Normandy’s four most significant World War II sites. Visit a museum in a real German bunker on Utah Beach. Walk among memorials to 10,000 fallen at the American Cemetery, with a poignant view over Omaha Beach, where Allied forces faced terrible odds. The, experience this region’s rich culinary history with a two-course lunch and some local apple cider.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Plage de la Madeleine Utah Beach, 50480 Sainte-Marie-du-Mont France

You’ll join your expert guide in Paris aboard a comfortable, private coach. On the way to Normandy, learn the details of the Allied preparations for D-Day, the largest amphibious assault in history. Your guide, a fluent English-speaker, will stay with you throughout the tour to tell the story of the operation and answer questions from history buffs and curious minds.

On Utah Beach, your first stop, the Allies quickly defeated the German forces. You’ll visit an extraordinary D-Day museum housed in an old German bunker on the landing beach itself. The collection here brings home both the scale and the personal sacrifice involved in the operation, with an original B-26 airplane on display along with collections of soldiers’ letters home.


Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Utah Beach, 50480 Sainte-Marie-du-Mont France

Discover Utah Beach where the Allies landed on the morning of 6th June 1944.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Office de Tourisme intercommunal de Grandcamp-Maisy, 26 quai Crampon, 14450 Grandcamp-Maisy France

Next, experience some of the culture and traditions of Normandy. Many Allied soldiers found shelter with local farmers. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to tour one, featuring a 17th-century barn, locally-made apple cider and traditional apple brandy. Lunch is served at a restaurant in a quiet port nearby.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pointe du Hoc, 14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin France

After your meal, your coach takes you to Pointe du Hoc. From Pointe du Hoc, you’ll get a sense of the challenges the Allies faced, with views of the English Channel – and intimidating cliffs blocking access inland. Cliffs combined with enemy fire to make the landing at Omaha Beach a desperate battle for survival.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Cimetiere Americain de Colleville-sur-Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer France

We’ll also have the opportunity to pay our respects to the fallen at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. The cemetery is located on a bluff that overlooks Omaha Beach, which was one of the landing beaches of the D-Day invasion. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., son of President Theodore Roosevelt and a Medal of Honor recipient, is buried here together with the almost 10,000 soldiers who sacrificed their lives. Your guide will use the time spent driving to provide enriching commentary and answer questions, preparing you for each stop on the tour. You'll have time to look around the cemetery, visit the wall of the missing and awe-inspiring memorial, and look down upon Omaha, the beach where the Allies faced the stiffest resistance and suffered the most casualties.

The journey back to Paris gives you time to reflect on all you’ve seen – and the tremendous courage and sacrifice of those who fought here.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Omaha Beach, Avenue de la Liberation, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer France

From the American 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.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions
  • English Speaking Expert Guide
  • 2 course lunch and a glass of cider
  • Return transportation from Paris in an air-conditioned coach
  • Skip the Line Entrance to the Utah Beach Museum
  • Cider and Calvados tasting (except Sundays)
  • Entry/Admission - Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Extra drinks at lunch
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Make a note of specific dietary requirements in the 'Special Requirements' field when booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • On Sundays the visit to the Cider Farm doesn't take place, but this will not affect the duration of the tour.
  • We strongly recommend all clients who are traveling with infants to bring their own infant or child seat. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to ensure the safety of their child.
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

et du Onze Novembre, 15 Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France


Departure Time

07:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

14 hours


User's Reviews

david_c

24 Feb, 2024

A great tour in every aspect. The only thing that I thought could improve was the communication from tour leaders. It's perhaps unavoidable that they might have an accent that is a bit difficult understand for somebody from another country and the leaders are clearly passionate about the subjects, but on this tour, as well as others I have been on, sometimes the leaders speak so fast that it can be difficult to understand what is being said. Maybe take into account that the people on tour may not be accustomed to their accent and speak slower ? That's all, everything else was quite lovely, I would say !

Anthony_F

24 Feb, 2024

The trip hits all the highlights at Normandy. Tour guides are informative and very easy to speak to and the best part of the trip. Transportation was easy, pickup is very simple at Trocodero and the bus was clean and comfortable. Lunch was not very good, but fine enough to make it through the second part of the day. Expect close to 4 hours of travel to Normandy with stops and traffic and perhaps just a little less on the way back. Overall a nice trip.

newmoonmg

22 Feb, 2024

Ashe and Sam weee great. Despite the rainy conditions we made the best of it. It was exactly as described. Sam has a wealth of knowledge, made it interesting to listen to on the way down. I would take this tour again.

mollysZ1631AG

20 Feb, 2024

Highly recommend! It’s a long travel day with an early start, but definitely worth learning all of the history and the overall experience in general. Sid was engaging and knowledgeable and was an excellent host!

P752TBjonathanj

20 Feb, 2024

Sid was a very knowledgeable, personable, and entertaining guide. He and the drivers made this a must do tour for families, including teenagers (if you know you know). Excellent experience all around.

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