Normandy D-Day Small-Group Day Trip with Omaha Beach, Cemetery & Cider Tasting | La Vacanza Travel

Normandy D-Day Small-Group Day Trip with Omaha Beach, Cemetery & Cider Tasting

Duration: 12 to 13 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Paris
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  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Visit the most important D-Day sites in Normandy on this small-group day trip from Paris. You'll walk on Omaha Beach, go inside of German bunkers, visit the Overlord Museum, peer over the 110ft tall seaside cliffs at the Pointe du Hoc, and pay your respects to those who sacrificed it all at the American Cemetery. In order to bring a little sweetness to your visit you also enjoy a local Normandy Hard Cider tasting.

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

Omaha Beach was known to be the most difficult military objective when the invasion of Normandy was being planned. In order to be sure that the Allied forces took it the youngest and most foolhardy soldiers were assigned to it, most of them were American. You'll walk on the same sands as them and learn about their acts of heroism and sacrifice.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, Rond-Point d'acces du Cimetiere Americain Lotissement Omaha Center, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer France

Operation Overlord was the code name given to the Allied Invasion of northwest Europe. This museum has an unequaled collection of military equipment that was used to either defend or attack the coast of Normandy. Such as a full-sized authentic Higgins boat, with its front flap down, and impressive Sherman and Panzer tanks.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, West of Arromanches-les-Bains, Longues-sur-Mer France

This German Battery has a fully intact Command Bunker and 3 other bunkers that are still armed with huge 150 mm guns today. You'll climb inside the bunkers with your guide and find out what happened on the morning of D-day from the Axis perspective. Learning about Rommel's defenses known as the "Atlantic Wall".

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Domaine de l’Hostréière, 77 Rte du Cimetiere Americain, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France

For lunch, you will stop at a mom-and-pop style restaurant such as the l'Hostéière. On the coast, there are no fancy restaurants. There are only little places with fresh local foods such as salads, omelets, barbecued meats, and crepes. We do not include your lunch in our tour price. You can pick whatever you want from the menu. Plan on spending 10-20€.



Duration: 1 hour

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

The Pointe-du-Hoc was a strategic German defensive point that had huge guns pointed towards both Omaha and Utah Beaches. On D-day, it was a top priority to capture. Here you will walk around huge bomb craters to the edge of a 110ft tall, seaside cliff. Learn how Rudders Rangers climbed it with rocket-powered grappling hooks and their bayonets.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Here 9,388 white marble tombs stand in perfectly straight lines. You'll walk among the Crosses and Stars of David with your guide and pay your respects to those who sacrificed everything. You'll visit Medal of Honor winners and also the Niland brothers whose real-life story inspired the movie "Saving Private Ryan".

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ferme de la Sapiniere, 12 route de Port en Bessin, 14710 Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer France

Before there was a war there were apple trees to tend in Normandy. The apple orchards in Normandy grow dozens of different varieties of apples and turn them into amazing apple juices, hard ciders, and strong liquor called Calvados. We'll stop at one of the local orchards and you'll get to taste some of Normandy’s famous Cider. We’ll pay for your tasting.

Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions
  • Small Group Tour of 8 people maximum
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Expert Guide
  • Normandy Apple juice and Hard Cider tastings
  • Entrance fee for the Overlord Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip-the-line at the Overlord Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Entry/Admission - Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Ferme de la Sapiniere

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (except for the already mentioned Cider tasting)
  • Gratuities (aka: tips) In France they are called "Pour boire"
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Small-Group Tour of 8 persons max
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age to participate in tour is 7 years old.
  • We cannot accommodate children younger than 7 years old.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

6 Av. de Wagram, 75008 Paris, France


Departure Time

07:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

12 to 13 hours


User's Reviews

mg_melbourne

18 May, 2024

The tour was great, and gave more personal meaning to the things I'd read about or seen in movies or documentaries. Our tour guide Will was very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. Getting up early for the long drive was with it.

Mike_W

18 May, 2024

Our guide Aaron was wonderful, he made the trip so much more enjoyable…. The way he explained everything was great

Q8122IVscotth

17 May, 2024

Antoine provided a professional and courteous guide experience with us and was knowledgeable about the trip The locations were moving and beautiful

Jason_H

17 May, 2024

This tour is worth the drive to the coast from Paris. Seeing the major monuments, key beach landing areas, and the cemetery were all significant and very moving. Our guide added appropriate insights throughout the journey. The addition of the cider tasting and lunch stop were excellent. We would highly recommend.

Patricia_H

16 May, 2024

Our guide, Julian was phenomenal and very knowledgeable. He made the day very worthwhile. You walk away with an understanding of the day and why so many died….a true immersion in the history of that day and the few days that followed.

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Normandy/Omaha Beach

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Aaron and Blue Fox are exceptional

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A Moving Normandy Experience

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Wonderful day out of the city!

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Enzo was amazing. Great tour. Full day of history.

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This is a MUST DO day-trip! We are forever changed for going.

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