Full Day D-Day and Normandy Beaches Day Trip from Bayeux

Explore World War II history with an expert
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Tour Details
Duration
8 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Normandy Landing Beaches
  • Omaha Beach
  • Pointe du Hoc
  • The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
  • Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches
Photos & Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in the rich history of the region during your full-day tour, hosted by an expert on WWII History
  • Explore the key landmarks of Normandy, including sites such as:
Tour Description
Discover Normandy and its beaches on our full-day tour, guided by an expert on D-Day history. This tour starts in Normandy, so it is ideal for travelers already based in the region looking to learn more about the events of 1944 and their impact for European liberation. Together, we will discuss Operation Overlord as we drive to various D-Day beaches and visit significant sites relevant to this historic wartime narrative. 

Sites Visited 

  • D-Day Beaches (Omaha Beach, Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches)
  • Normandy American Cemetery 
  • Pointe du Hoc

Included

  • Private Car Service for the duration of the day 
  • Expert Historian guide

Itinerary Details

Meeting in Bayeux, our route may take different directions according to the interests of the group, however, we tend to start with the American sector: Omaha Beach and the Pointe du Hoc. As we drive, our guide will introduce the background for the invasion before we see the steep cliffs and rugged terrain for ourselves. We’ll map the story of the intense two-day battle for the 2nd Ranger Battalion and discuss the strategy on both sides. 

After a local lunch (at your expense), our journey will continue to the Omaha Beach, which today stands as the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. We’ll talk about the role the American forces played in the invasion and spend some individual time at the beach and cemetery. We’ll leave the expansive beach behind and drive east to Arromanches. We’ll use this artificial port to discuss its importance during Operation Overlord for supplies and reinforcements throughout the critical D-Day period. If time allows, we may also visit a German cemetery to witness the perspective of the German soldier. At the end of our day together, we’ll return to Bayeux with a deeper and more nuanced understanding of this somber period. 

FAQs

Where do we meet? Where does it end?
The standard meeting and ending point for this tour is the city of Bayeux.

Can you pick me up at my accommodation?
This tour is designed to start and end in central Bayeux, we can no currently accommodate custom pick-up requests in Normandy. 

I’m coming from Paris. Can you pick me up there?
Please see our D-Day and Normandy Beaches Excursion from Paris tour.
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Excellent tour
Guide was not forthcoming with information and big picture of Normandy for our family of 5. Lots of lost opportunities. Guide was so soft spoken we could not hear him unless seated or standing next to him. Would have been better off renting a car and getting a guide book on tape.
Graham was outstanding!