Normandy D-Day Beaches Trip with American Cemetery with Optional Lunch

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Normandy D-Day Beaches Trip with American Cemetery with Optional Lunch
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On your pilgrimage from Paris to Normandy, leave the details to us.In one unforgettable day,including a scenic lunch,we’ll take you to experience history where it happened. What better way to honor the sacrifices that changed the course of WW2?You’ll visit legendary Omaha Beach and remnants of the Arromanches artificial harbor left by allied forces,and get fascinating insights into those fateful days, learning just some of the incredible stories at the Visitor Center.Take the Memorial Drive along Juno and Gold Beaches,names that will echo with meaning for all eternity.Pause to reflect in the solemn setting of the pristine American Cemetery.Relive the drama and heartache of WW2 at the unmissable Caen Memorial Museum. Your guide will bring memories to life and help you gain a special understanding of what the Allied soldiers faced and why French locals are still so grateful to the Liberation forces. If you want, when booking, upgrade to a small-group tour for a more personal experience.
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In Brief

Location:
Paris, France
Country:
France
Duration:
14 hours
Operates:
Varies
Highlights:
Fully narrated tour
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
All entrance fees included
Lunch included
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Place des Pyramides, Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

We make it so easy for you to get to Normandy and all the highlights. Choose from large- or small-group options depending on your budget and how you want to experience this outstanding day. 

Pass By: Office de Tourisme des Portes de l'Eure, 12 rue du Pont, 27200 Vernon France

Let us do the driving while you discover history. Your Normandy day trip from Paris starts with the 3-4-hour drive to France’s northwest coast

Pass By: Office de Tourisme de Caen, 12 Place Saint Pierre, 14000 Caen France

Appreciate views of the changing French countryside, and stop at the award-winning Caen Memorial for a fascinating journey through WW2 and the D-Day landings.

Pass By: Memorial de Caen, Esplanade General Eisenhower, 14050 Caen France

you will start the tour by visiting the Caen Memorial Museum, recounting the history of World War II and the D-Day Landing. Then Lunch will be served at the Memorial of Caen with a 3-course menu with wine, apple cider and coffee.For those with free lunch, The guide will suggest places to grab a snack.

Pass By: Omaha Beach, Avenue de la Liberation, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer France

Short photo-stop at Omaha Beach, where the Allied took advantage of the Germans

Pass By: Pointe du Hoc, 14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin France

Off to Pointe du Hoc, a strategic German defense base captured by American soldiers.

Pass By: Cimetiere Americain de Colleville-sur-Mer, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer France

You will then be able to pay your respects in the eery calm of the American Cemetery and Memorial, where nearly 10,000 US military war dead lie in this most humbling tribute.

Pass By: Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, Chemin du Calvaire, 14117 Arromanches-les-Bains France

You will complete your day either with a stop at the old artificial port in

Arromanches, used to supply the landed troops

Pass By: Juno Beach, Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer France

Or a stop at the Juno Beach Center, witness of the Canadian soldiers' struggle to end the Nazi tyranny.

Pass By: 8th Arrondissement, Paris France

Time to return back to Paris!

Pass By: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

You will be dropped at the departure point in central Paris bearby the Louvre. Unless you have opted for minibus tour or pivk up and drop option, a driver will take you back to your hotel in Paris

Inclusions

  • 3-course Lunch with wine, apple cider and coffee ( when standard option selected)
  • Round-trip transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach from Paris
  • Service of a Normandy D-Day expert licensed guide
  • Departure from Paris Central Agency ( if Standard option selected)
  • Tour departing from your hotel in Paris( if Pick up option selected)
  • Visit of the American Cemetery.
  • Photo-stop at Arromanches or at Juno Beach.
  • Photo-stop at Omaha Beach.
  • Free time for lunch( at your own expenses) ( when option no lunch selected)
  • Visit of the German battery at Longues-sur-Mer ( From December 12th 2019,selected Pick up option)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless option selected)

Departure Point

1: 2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
2: Hotel Regina Louvre, 2 Place des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France

Traveler pickup is offered
If Pick-up Option Selected: Hotel pickup is offered. Pick up location will be from the hotel or accommodation in Paris (Zip code must start by 75). The address must be provided to us at least 72 hours (local time) prior to tour's departure. Without the accommodation address and if booking is made less than 72 hours (local time) prior to departure, the pick up will be from PARISCityVISION on 2 rue des Pyramides, nearest Metro : Tuileries or Pyramides (line 1 or 7/14)

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The coach journey from Paris to Normandy takes approximately 3 - 4 hours and you will spend 4 hours in Normandy itself
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Possibility to buy souvenirs at the Caen Memorial Museum's Boutique.
  • Toilets are available at the Caen Memorial Museum, American Cementery, Juno Beach Center, at the comfort stop and possibly inside the bus
  • A warm coat is recommended during the winter period, a raincoat during the summer and a good pair of walking / flat shoes are suggested to avoid discomfort
  • Please advise at the time of the booking of any allergies or dietary restrictions
  • Template Menu : Selection of country style starters: Vegetable platted with grated carrots, tomato salad, beetroot salad, taboulleh and salad Main course: Chicken fillet with cider sauce, potato gratin, green beans Cheese buffet Dessert: Normandy style selection of desserts: apple tart, teurgoule (cinnamon rice pudding), baked apple Drinks: Bordeaux wine, farmhouse cider and mineral water (1 bottle for 4 people) +Coffee * Vegetarian dish on request on the spot
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Excellent tour guide...Francoise...she was extremely knowledgeable about WW l and WW ll and all the events leading up to, during and after those wars. A very moving experience to Pointe Du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Juno Beach. The museum was excellent, as was the delicious lunch. The cemetery sight brought to mind the sacrifices of those who fought for our freedom. Very sobering....
• Submitted 05 Dec 2019
This excursion is relaxing, educational, and provides an amazing lunch. I strongly recommend it, as there is no hassle, no stress, and easy to find meeting location. We are grateful we chose Viator for this D-Day trip.
• Submitted 19 Nov 2019
My late father landed on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. He fought his wag off the beach and then continued to fight through France and Germany. It was my wish to visit this beach and the others along the coast, and to hear the history of the liberation of the villages in Normandy in which he participated. Our guide was very knowledgeable and inquired about my father’s unit. May the souls of those lost on those beaches rest in eternal peace may all the families of both the fallen and the living live with pride in their hearts. everyone should spend time in Normandy. It is the heritage of mankind. This trip was long but perfect.
• Submitted 15 Nov 2019
Great trip, comfortable bus, good lunch. The guide had so much knowledge of the Normandy invasion, she was amazing!
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Viator staff drivers and guides did an excellent job.... very humbling experience! Definitely a must see!!!
• Submitted 30 Oct 2019
Our guide was very very good we loved her commentary and lunch was wonderful. So knowledgeable and extremely endearing
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
I was skeptical that a one say trip to the beaches D-day would be worth the cost but it didn't disappoint. If you have one day to visit than for my money do it. I'm not disappointed over my decision to go. Visiting point du hoc, beaches containing Mulberies and American cemetery not to mention the local scenery was well worth it.
• Submitted 23 Oct 2019
Our entire group of 15 enjoyed this emotional tour back to D-Day. The guides, Linda and Elaine, were wonderful and shared many enlightening details about the invasion. As Americans, we were proud to have helped liberate Europe and the beautiful French towns and countryside.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2019
I loved every second of this tour! If you're into history, or even if you aren't, this is wonderful!
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
The tour and tour guide was outstanding! Our guide was very educated on both the historic events as well as details. The lunch at the Museum was fantastic as well. The entire day was very well planned out including the hotel pick up and drop off. Paris Vision did a wonderful job overall. This was a bucket list tour for me and did not disappoint!
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Great trip. Got to see things up close. Three beaches and cemetery. A must see for anyone interested in WWll history.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Lunch was excellant, ordered vegetarian. Tour was very good and the guide was excellant! Bus was very good. The sites had so much information, hard to absorb it all in time alloted.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2019
An excellent day with our excellent guide Dimitri. Incredible experience. Superb lunch stop. Would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
History came alive on this excellent tour. The guide was knowledgeable, the museum and lunch in Caen were excellent.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
Our trip to Normandy was great. We bought the pick up and drop off portion, which was excellent. They were at our place on time in the morning. The tour guides were very knowledgeable about the history which made it even better. So happy we booked this.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
My husband and I were very impressed with our experience in Normandy. It was so humbling to be on hallowed ground and see what sacrifices our grandparents' generation made. It was a long day, but worth it. The tour was very organized, however it was hard to not be disappointed that we didn't get to spend as much time as we wanted at the American Cemetery and Omaha Beach, but we understand that it was necessary due to the distance we were traveling. Our tour guide, Agnes, was very knowledgeable.
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019
I will remember this trip, forever, the guide was great, the trip was smooth. We went to all the best spots. There are other reviews that said they felt rushed. And I think we had plenty of time!
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019
This was an excellent trip. Our guide was the best that we experienced during two weeks of many tours will in Europe. She was extremely professional and courteous. She was very knowledgeable and personable.
• Submitted 01 Oct 2019
Other than pouring rain it was exactly what we were looking forward to! Lunch was amazing! The tour guide was friend and knew her history!
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Excellent day.Saw a lot,the tour guide did a wonderful job,she explained everything .It was very touching yet interesting. The price was fair the lunch was great and we learned alot
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
Our guide, Celine, gave us a lot of excellent information on our trip to prepare us for our visit - and while on site. She did a wonderful job!
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Fantastic Guide! Fantastic sites and the history was alive! Food was chicken in mushroom sauce dauphinois potatoes cheese plate, salads and apple and pear tarte tartain with red wine.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
This tour is a long day of about 13-14 hours. It's needed to see the number of attractions and given the travel time to/from Paris. Our guide was pleasant and provided a lot of helpful and interesting information. While I would have enjoyed a little more time at the Caen Memorial museum, it really was not practical given the robust itinerary.
• Submitted 06 Sep 2019
The trip was wonderful. The guide, Helene was very well versed in many details. It is a very long day and wish we had more time. Take the tour. It is great!
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019

In Brief

Location:
Paris, France
Country:
France
Duration:
14 hours
Operates:
Varies
Highlights:
Fully narrated tour
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
All entrance fees included
Lunch included

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