Pick up at a centrally located meeting point in Bayeux
Visit both Utah & Omaha landing beaches and the U.S cemetery
Walk upon Pointe du Hoc where U.S. rangers scaled the cliff
Discover Sainte-Mère-l’Église, heart of the jump zone
Small-group size insures a more personalised experience
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Sites as mentioned (Utah & Omaha Beaches, U.S. cemetery, Pointe du Hoc and “Sainte-Mère-Eglise”)
English-speaking qualified guide/driver
Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped Mercedes minivans
Small group option – maximum 8 passengers per group
Free Wifi access on board
Bottled water in the vehicles
Roundtrip transport from Bayeux city centre
Entrance fees or tasting fees, unless mentioned
Service charges for the driver/guide
Meals and drinks, unless specified
Personal insurance and expenses
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Masks required
- Contactless tickets
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
What you can expect
Get on board this Normandy battlefield tour and come with us on a full-day visit to the key beaches, sites and museums linked to D-Day.
On the morning of June 6, 1944, thousands of soldiers from the Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy in an attempt to liberate French from the German occupation. This marked the beginning of a fierce and deadly battle against suprised but well-trained Nazi troops.
Among the allied troops, the Americans landed on two different beaches, later named Omaha and Utah. This Normandy battlefield tour will first take you to Omaha, where the deadliest of the landings took place. Even although bombings occurred before the landing itself, they failed to neutralised the German positions in that sector. Learn more about the landing and the following days at the D-Day museum right next to the beach.
After Omaha, the Normandy battlefield tour will take you to Utah beach, the second beach where the American troops landed. There, the “Musée du débarquement” will tell you all about the planning and the execution of D-Day from the American side. Your guide will also take you to the US military cemetery.
To finish the American sector, you will head to the Pointe du Hoc, a breath-taking cliff offering lunar landscapes and a magnificent viewpoint over the English Channel. Given the toughness of the operation, the Pointe du Hoc was given to Rangers to land upon.
To finish your sightseeing tour of Normandy, you will go to the village of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, heart of the jump zone for the 82nd Airborne U.S. forces. Indeed, the D-Day landings did not only happen from the sea! Paratroopers rained on this village, and one of them famously got caught in the tower of the church. The Airborne Museum retraces the involvement of the paratroopers and the airborne forces in the D-Day landings.
At lunch time, your English-speaking guide will point out the best places to eat depending on the location you are at. After the visit, return to the Bayeux.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Masks required
- Hand sanitiser provided
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