Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Day Trip with Cider Tasting & Lunch from Paris | La Vacanza Travel

Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Day Trip with Cider Tasting & Lunch from Paris

Duration: 14 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 14 hours
  • Paris
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  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Remember the victories and the losses of the D-Day landings with a tour of Normandy’s four most significant World War II sites. Visit a museum in a real German bunker on Utah Beach. Walk among memorials to 10,000 fallen at the American Cemetery, with a poignant view over Omaha Beach, where Allied forces faced terrible odds. The, experience this region’s rich culinary history with a two-course lunch and some local apple cider.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Plage de la Madeleine Utah Beach, 50480 Sainte-Marie-du-Mont France

You’ll join your expert guide in Paris aboard a comfortable, private coach. On the way to Normandy, learn the details of the Allied preparations for D-Day, the largest amphibious assault in history. Your guide, a fluent English-speaker, will stay with you throughout the tour to tell the story of the operation and answer questions from history buffs and curious minds.

On Utah Beach, your first stop, the Allies quickly defeated the German forces. You’ll visit an extraordinary D-Day museum housed in an old German bunker on the landing beach itself. The collection here brings home both the scale and the personal sacrifice involved in the operation, with an original B-26 airplane on display along with collections of soldiers’ letters home.


Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Utah Beach, 50480 Sainte-Marie-du-Mont France

Discover Utah Beach where the Allies landed on the morning of 6th June 1944.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Office de Tourisme intercommunal de Grandcamp-Maisy, 26 quai Crampon, 14450 Grandcamp-Maisy France

Next, experience some of the culture and traditions of Normandy. Many Allied soldiers found shelter with local farmers. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to tour one, featuring a 17th-century barn, locally-made apple cider and traditional apple brandy. Lunch is served at a restaurant in a quiet port nearby.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pointe du Hoc, 14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin France

After your meal, your coach takes you to Pointe du Hoc. From Pointe du Hoc, you’ll get a sense of the challenges the Allies faced, with views of the English Channel – and intimidating cliffs blocking access inland. Cliffs combined with enemy fire to make the landing at Omaha Beach a desperate battle for survival.

Duration: 40 minutes

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

We’ll also have the opportunity to pay our respects to the fallen at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. The cemetery is located on a bluff that overlooks Omaha Beach, which was one of the landing beaches of the D-Day invasion. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., son of President Theodore Roosevelt and a Medal of Honor recipient, is buried here together with the almost 10,000 soldiers who sacrificed their lives. Your guide will use the time spent driving to provide enriching commentary and answer questions, preparing you for each stop on the tour. You'll have time to look around the cemetery, visit the wall of the missing and awe-inspiring memorial, and look down upon Omaha, the beach where the Allies faced the stiffest resistance and suffered the most casualties.

The journey back to Paris gives you time to reflect on all you’ve seen – and the tremendous courage and sacrifice of those who fought here.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

From the American Cemetery, you can see Omaha Beach, one of the landing beaches where many American soldiers are buried. Inside the Omaha Beach Visitor Centre, gain insight into the landings that did not fare accordingly to plan.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions
  • English Speaking Expert Guide
  • 2 course lunch and a glass of cider
  • Return transportation from Paris in an air-conditioned coach
  • Skip the Line Entrance to the Utah Beach Museum
  • Cider and Calvados tasting (except Sundays)
  • Entry/Admission - Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Extra drinks at lunch
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Make a note of specific dietary requirements in the 'Special Requirements' field when booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • On Sundays the visit to the Cider Farm doesn't take place, but this will not affect the duration of the tour.
  • We strongly recommend all clients who are traveling with infants to bring their own infant or child seat. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to ensure the safety of their child.
  • 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 50 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Église Notre-Dame de Compassion, Pl. du Général Kœnig, 75017 Paris, France


Departure Time

07:00 AM


Return Details

Place de la Porte Maillot, Pl de la Pte Maillot, Paris, France

Voucher info

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

Duration

14 hours


User's Reviews

Monica_M

19 May, 2024

What an enjoyable day learning about WWII D-day invasion. It’s one thing to see it in the movies but to actually be there….WOW! Sam and Daniel provided the group with a lot of contexts to the areas we visited. My favorite site was the American Cemetery where we were able to pay our respects to the men who sacrificed so much! .

U6145MUthomasg

18 May, 2024

Great trip with well-informed guides! Daniel and John spoke with great detail with each stop including Utah Beach, cider farm, battlefield, and Omaha Beach. Lunch was great. Overall, the tour was well done!

446heatht

18 May, 2024

Ripper tour with even better guides! John & Daniel were fantastic giving background info & history through engaging story telling which gave a greater understanding as to what we were experiencing; explanations and understandings always make for a deeper experience. Lunch was also superb and a great point of difference to other DDay tours!

samanthacox523

18 May, 2024

We had a great tour! Our guides, Daniel and John, were personable and knowledgeable. Though the drive was long, it seemed to go quickly and the bus was comfortable. Would definitely recommend to others, especially as survivors of the Normandy invasion are not really around anymore to tell the stories. Seeing the beaches, the bunkers, the museums, and the cemetery was very impactful and moving. Getting to see a bit of the French countryside and taste the cider of the region was also a nice addition to the trip!

jenniferhF8623VQ

18 May, 2024

Absolutely worth every penny. Our guides Daniel and John were incredibly knowledgeable, passionate about the topic and wonderfully entertaining! They had very different styles but were both great story tellers. Lunch and cider tasting were a great break between sights. This tour was amazing!!

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D Day museum and cider tasting tour

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