Private Normandy D-Day trip to Top 5 Sights from Paris by Minivan with Lunch

Duration: 14 hours
Destination: France, Ile-de-France, Paris
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  • 14 hours
  • Paris
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Overview

A high-quality Live-guided Full-day trip for 2 to 6 persons to Top 5 sights of Normandy D-Day by our extra long Mercedes Minivan with adjustable seats: Caen Memorial, Arromanches-les-Bains, Omaha Beaches, Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Pointe du Hoc. Duration of 14 hours (longer as usual).

Minivan drives faster than a bus and is more comfortable compared with cars. You save up around two hours.

This can be customised. 15 other day trips from Paris in Small-groups and as Private Experiences offered by Clewel Travel.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France

07:30 Departure from Your hotel in Paris destination Caen by our WiFi air conditioned comfortable Mercedes minivan. It takes about 3 hours (240 km) to reach the Memorial of Caen.

Stop At: Memorial de Caen, Esplanade General Eisenhower, 14050 Caen France

10:30 - 12:30 Visit of The Caen Memorial and Museum, located in the British Sword Beach sector. Caen Museum is the best World War II museum in France. You will get an overview of the battle of Normandy as well the sense of the personal lives of the people who took part in it. An excellent 19-minute film documents this battle with original historic footage.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Arromanches-les-Bains, Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

The way from Caen Memorial to the Arromanches-les-Bains is 26 km and takes just half an hour. Arromanches is a small seaside town famous for its former artificial Mulberry Harbour. Located in the center of the Gold Beach landing zone it played an invaluable role in the D-Day landings. The Allies built here an artificial temporary harbour for unloading of vehicles, materials, and people. Mulberry Harbour had, by June 12, 1944, helped bring 300,000 men, 54,000 vehicles, and 104,000 tons of supplies to Europe.
13:00 - 14:30 Stop for Lunch and visit of the city.
14:30 Departure to the Normandy American Cemetery & Visitor Center. It is just half an hour drive (20 km).
20 km = 0,5 hour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

15:00 Arrival and Visit of the Normandy American Cemetery & Visitor Center, located in Colleville-sur-Mer and overlooking Omaha Beach. It contains 9,387 U.S. soldiers, most of whom were killed during the Normandy Landings and the Wall of the Missing with the names of 1,557 soldiers missing in action. The cliffs leading down to the beaches contain the remnants of the German defences, including concrete casemates with memorials to the soldiers.
At Normandy American Cemetery you’ll see as well the semicircular memorial colonnade with the sculpture “Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves” and large maps of military operations; and the most beautiful, idyllic spot on Planet Earth.
Departure to Omaha Beaches. It takes just 10 minutes (5 km).

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

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

16:30 Arrival at Omaha Beaches. Learn about the huge sacrifice made by the 34 000 men who landed here on D-Day. Omaha Beach is the most popular travellers destination of the D-Day Beaches.
17:30 Departure to Pointe du Hoc. I takes 15 minutes (10 km).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pointe Du Hoc Memorial, off route D514, Saint Pierre du Mont France

17:45 Arrival at Pointe du Hoc, a prominent cliff between Utah and Omaha Beach. This point was important because it was the highest land between Omaha and Utah beaches and could thus fire upon both of them. The site was a gun battery, fortified with concrete casemates and gun pits, forming part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall defences. Visiting the Pointe du Hoc You will learn about the 2nd Ranger battalion sacrifice to take this crucial gun battery on the cliffs of Omaha Beach on June 6th 1944. Many of the original fortifications and bunkers remain on the site and are open to the public, including the fire control casemate, on top of which there is a monument to the 2nd Ranger Battalion.
18:45 Departure to Paris.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France

21:30 / 22:00 Arrival in Paris. Drop off at Your hotel.

Inclusions
  • Visits of Caen Memorial, Arromanches-les-Bains, Omaha beaches
  • Visit of the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Pointe du Hoc
  • Mercedes minivan, max. 7 Persons, air-conditioned, extra long with adjustable seats
  • Lunch in Arromanches-les-Bains
  • Visit of 360 Circular Cinema
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Memorial de Caen
  • Entry/Admission - Cimetiere Americain de Colleville-sur-Mer
  • Entry/Admission - Omaha Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Pointe Du Hoc Memorial

Exclusions
  • souvenirs
  • gratuites
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up is from the Reception desk of Your Hotel.


Departure Time

07:30 AM

Voucher info

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

Duration

14 hours

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

User's Reviews

Bruce_E

02 May, 2022

Cyrus' private tour of Normandy was both beautiful and moving. I think every American should have this experience! The museum at Caan set-up the resit of the day which included viewing the American Cemetery above Omaha Beach, watching taps played at 5 p.m., then the drive down to the beach and a walk to the German bunkers over the cliffs. Cyrus' beautiful Mercedes van was immaculate and only exceeded by his warm personality and extensive knowledge of the region.

Pamela_M

31 Jul, 2022

We debated if we should do a private tour of Normandy as opposed to a small group tour and we're so glad we went private. Our guide Jane and her husband were amazing and provided so much knowledge and context around Operation Overlord and D-Day itself that we truly got so much more out of it than if we were left to our devices or in a larger group when you're not always able to hear or ask questions. For such an important and emotional event in history my husband and I both felt we made the right decision. I wish that every American had the opportunity to see and learn what we did on this day trip -- I highly recommend it.

Pamela_M

29 Sep, 2022

Tour guide extremely helpful and well informed. Tour went off flawlessly. Excellent communication. Pick-up and drop-off exactly on time

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