Visit Both Utah and Omaha Landing Beaches Including the US Cemetery
Walk Upon Pointe du Hoc and Learn How US Rangers Scaled this Vertical Cliff
Discover Sainte-Mère-l’Église, Heart of the Jump Zone for the 82nd Airborne
OMAHA, SWORD & BRITISH AIRBORNE SECTORS
FULL DAY TOUR FROM BAYEUX
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 surprised 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 though bombings occurred before the landing itself, they failed to neutralise the German positions in that sector. In addition, troops and amphibian vehicles were disembarked too far from the shore, leading to an absolute failure and thousands of men being killed under heat German fire. 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 where you can pay your respects to the ones who fell during D-Day and the battle of Normandy that followed.
To finish the American sector, you will head to the Pointe du Hoc, a breathtaking 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. The battle was rough, as the Point du Hoc had been built as a key point of the Atlantic Wall by the Germans – it was the highest point between Utah beach and Omaha beach and provided a great observation spot to notice any unfriendly arrivals from the sea. You can still see an artillery battery there and feel as if it was still 1944.
Our Normandy small group tour will then move onto the British sector, starting with Sword Beach. There, British and Canadian troops landed and managed to quickly seize the villages around and move towards the city of Caen.
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 British 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.
This shared tour will have you picked up in the morning in a central location in Bayeux. At lunch time, your English-speaking guide will point out the best places to eat depending on the location you are at.
- Prices: Adult from 170 per adult - Child under 12 from $120 - Group reduction form 6 people
- When: From April 1st to October
Daily departures at 9.00am
Duration: 8 Hours
Trip Style: Full Day Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.
Meeting Point: Bayeux
- Pick up and drop off at centrally located meeting point in Bayeux
- English speaking driver/guide
- Transportation in recent, fully equipped compact van
- Maximum 8 persons per tour
- Stop at Utah & Omaha Beaches
- Visit US Cemetery
- Visit of “Pointe du Hoc”
- Stop in Sainte Mère Eglise
- Free WIFI access on board
- Bottled water in the vehicles
- Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
- Personal insurance & expenses
- Eventual Gratuities for the driver/guide
Good to Know
- English speaking tour.
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies.
- Prices are per person.
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible.