OMAHA U.S Landing Beach - Day trip from Paris to Normandy in a small group

Duration: 13 to 14 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 13 to 14 hours
  • Paris
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Overview

HIGHTLIGHTS

Visit to Normandy D-Day battle sites and Omaha beach from Paris

Step back in time on a history tour, and learn about the events of June 6, 1944

Walk along the « bloody beach » and pay your respect to the fallen US soldiers.

See some impressives german bunkers built across the bluffs (WN62) overlooking Omaha beach, around which fierces and deadly fighting took place on D-day

Get enough time to visit without being rush both the American Cemetery and the US Visitor Centre, Omaha Beach

Discover the impressive collection of fighting armoured vehicles at Overlord Museum, Omaha beach

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: National Guard Monument Memorial, Boulevard de Cauvigny Omaha Beach, Vierville-sur-Mer France

The National Guard Monument sits on the spot (WN72) where the 29th National Guard Division broke through German defenses on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The monument and the original bunker which it sits atop are maintained by NGEF to preserve the legacy and pay honor to all National Guardsmen who have fought in the European theater.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

At Easy Green sector, two monuments were erected after the war and still stands facing the beach :

Monument « Signal of the Liberation » (photo stop on the spot)

This Monument commemorates the landing of the Allied Forces on June 6, 1944 on Omaha Beach, and the liberation of Europe. Two frescoes can be seen on either side of the monument, one dedicated to the 1st US Infantry Division, the other at the 116th Regimental Combat Team of the 29th US Infantry Division.

Monument « The Braves » (photo stop on the spot)

A monumental work by sculptor Anilore Banon which pay tribute to the courage of Allied Forces soldiers.

There you will have a bit of time to walk along the beach and maybe grabb a bit of sand to fill in a tiny glassed container as a souvenir to bring back home.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, Rond-Point D'acces du Cimetiere Americain, Lotissement Omaha Center Rond-point d'accès du Cimetière Américain - Lotissement Omaha Center, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer France

Overlord Museum chronicles the period of the Allied landing until the liberation of Paris. The collection was collected by someone who was both a witness to the conflict and involved in the reconstruction of Normandy. Personal items from individual soldiers and armoured fighting vehicles from the six armies in Normandy will be presented as a series of reconstructions showing over 35 vehicles, tanks and guns.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, Moulins, Colleville-sur-Mer France

The monument of the 1st US Infantry Division (Red Sector / Easy) in the form of a commemoration-obelisk.

The obelisk stands in the middle of the area of Wiederstandsnest (WN62). WN62 was one of the strongest defending positions in that area.

WN62 or Widerstandsnest 62 (Resistance Nest 62) overlooks Easy Red and Fox Green Sectors of OMAHA Beach at Colleville sur Mer. WN62 was the most powerful resistance nest on the OMAHA beach coastline.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The guide is now taking you to visit the beatiful maintained American Cemetery in Colleville sur Mer which overlooks Omaha Beach nearby. The 180 acre site contains 9,387 perfectly aligned white crosses and a memorial chapel which adds the finishing touches to this moving scene, allowing visitors to reflect on the price of war.

While walking along row upon row of white grave headstones, your historian guide will share with you stories of soldiers who fought in the vicinities and then were awarded for gallantry the highest miltary decorations.

On the Walls of the Missing, in a semicircular garden on the east side of the memorial, are inscribed 1,557 names. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified.

The memorial consists of a semicircular colonnade with a loggia at each end containing large maps and narratives of the military operations; at the center is the bronze statue, “Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves.” An orientation table overlooking the beach depicts the landings in Normandy. Facing west at the memorial, one sees in the foreground the reflecting pool; beyond is the burial area with a circular chapel and, at the far end, granite statues representing the United States and France.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Admission ticket to Overlord Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 8 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Lido de Paris, 116 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France


Departure Time

6:30 AM


Return Details

Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France

Voucher info

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

Duration

13 to 14 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

beng785

24 Nov, 2019

My wife and I just spent a week in Paris and the highlight of our trip was the day with spent with Regis in Normandy. To start, Regis was communicative and punctual as far as instructing us where to meet him early in the morning. He gave a warm welcome and we got on the road for our journey to Normandy. On the way, Regis provided valuable historical information about the Allied forces invasion of Normandy to give us context for what we were about to see firsthand. We spent the day on the beaches, museums, and the cemetery under his guidance. Regis has extensive knowledge and has a passion for his job making his tour such a great, memorable experience. I definitely recommend hiring Regis and Adrian Roads if you're looking for the best tour of Normandy!

Samantha P

17 Sep, 2019

Just got back from this amazing and very moving trip to Normandy. Regis was our guide and he was the perfect mix of information and space to enjoy the day. We were picked up at the door to our hotel and after a long day dropped off there as well. We stopped at Pont Du Hoc, Omaha beach (where Regis encouraged me to collect a tiny bit of sand), the Caen Peace museum and bunker, and the american cemetery. Such an important piece of history and a truly priceless experience. I strongly recommend this tour it was once in a lifetime!

Russell_K

30 Jul, 2019

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour and would highly recommend it. Regis did an outstanding job from pick-up to return to Paris and all in between. He was pleasant to be around (important as we're all together approximately 12 hours!) and very informative as he took us to many parts of Normandy. Walking on Omaha Beach, visiting the American Cemetery and more, with Regis' informative commentary, was a memorable experience.

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