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Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

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Bayeux, France
Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux
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icon5 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Enhance your experience of Normandy and its intriguing historical heritage on a half-day tour of Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach from Bayeux. Delve into the turbulent past of the region with a knowledgeable guide and visit renowned D-Day battlefield sites situated on Normandy’s picturesque coastline. Pay tribute to fallen soldiers at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial and browse the exhibitions in the informative visitor center.
  • Afternoon tour to Normandy’s battlefield beaches from Bayeux
  • Hear about the events of World War II and the D-Day landings from your guide
  • Walk the lunar landscape of Pointe du Hoc
  • Visit Omaha Beach, the bloodiest of Normandy’s WWII beaches
  • See the graves of thousands of US soldiers at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
  • Personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour
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Driver/guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) from Bayeux
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

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1:00 PM
Bayeux train station and city center (Place de Quebec)
Depart from Bayeux in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and travel along the picturesque Norman coast to Pointe du Hoc, a German battery devastated by US soldiers on D-Day. Listen as your guide offers fascinating narration of the bloody battles that occurred here, and then capture photographs of fortification remnants blown to pieces by destructive bombs. 

Return to the vehicle for the short drive to Omaha Beach and delve into the dramatic procession of D-Day events that unfolded on this beach. Stop at two points at either end of the sandy stretch to appreciate the scale of the expanse and then head to Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial to pay tribute to fallen American soldiers. Feel emotionally stirred as you stroll around Europe’s largest American cemetery and then venture to the Normandy American Cemetery Visitor Center to enrich your knowledge of the region’s history. 

Browse exhibits that speak eloquently of the events that took place on Omaha Beach; listen to personal stories, narrative texts and interactive displays and appreciate the insightful nature of the museum. 

Return to your vehicle after the explorative tour and then relax during the journey back to Bayeux.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Omaha Beach
Stand where the american forces landed on d-day.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pointe du Hoc
Discover the gun battery taken by the american rangers.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cimetiere Americain de Colleville-sur-Mer
Pay your respect to the american who fell during the battle of normandy.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please note that the tour departs from Bayeux - Normandy. There is no hotel pickup from Paris.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • NST provides you with masks as well as hydroalcoholic gel. Our vehicles are disinfected after each use and the distance is respected.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Normandy Sightseeing Tour
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-5
Knowledgeable Guide
Lela_L
, Jun 2022
Gwen was extremely knowledgeable and performed the tour with passion and showed an interest in his visitors. We would tour with him again
star-5
Short and sweet
Judy_S
, Jun 2022
Wonderful half day tour. Perfect for families. Hit all the major sights. Great for a day trip from Paris..
star-5
D-Day tour - American sites
Patrick_R
, Jun 2022
We met our tour guide Francois and he took us on tour of 3 D-Day sites featuring the American military. We went to Point-Du-Hoc where we saw a German artillery bunker, then to Omaha Beach to understand why this landing site was so difficult, then to the American cemetery. Francois was knowledgeable and enlightening. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour
star-1
No communication - and canceled my reservation
phillip_c
, Jun 2022
Found out the morning I was leaving for tour that my tour was canceled with no notice. Fortunately was able to rebook with a Normandy tour from a company called overlord tours. 4 other people on our small tour had their tours canceled too. Would not use the viator company for Normandy tours. Unless they get 20 people they cancel. We were able to tour with 6 people for 70 euros. Had a great experience with overlord tours
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Phillip, I am sorry to hear about your bad experience but unless I am wrong,I think you posted this review to the wrong company as our tours run with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 8 people per van. We are not Viator, in fact Viator isn't a company but a platform where lots of company advertise their tours. Could you please send us your booking reference in order to double check who you booked this tour with? Or your last name with the date of the tour? Kind regards Morgane - Assistant Director at Normandy Signtseeing Tours
star-5
Great guide
Carmen_G
, Jun 2022
Adrien was a fantastic guide! Very wonderful! Excellent knowledge of American history and a moving tour.
star-5
Great experience, ...
Enda_B
, Jun 2022
Great experience, definitely recommend 👌 Friendly and helpful tour guide. Good company to book with.
star-5
Wonderful experience of the events on D-Day.
M_C
, Jun 2022
This was a wonderful tour to learn about the events leading up to and during D-Day. Coupled with walking along and seeing the actual sites made the experience that much more meaningful. I especially enjoyed visiting the cemetery at the end and watching the lowering of the flags and taps. Thank you.
star-5
A meaningful and moving tour.
Lucinda_V
, May 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Normandy Beaches. Our guide, Julie, was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor and fun personality. She brought the dramatic information to life - you could tell that she was captivated by her subject. The American cemetery was beautiful. It was a very meaningful and moving tour.
star-5
Learning the history of...
Lisa_D
, May 2022
Learning the history of what took place and the courage and bravery of the fighting allied forces. The efforts to keep the bomb craters in their original condition is recognized and appreciated, this gives visitors an opportunity to see first hand the impact of this significant event.
star-4
Informative excursion
Marcie_M
, May 2022
Our guide Celine was organized and well-informed. She answered all our questions. She was pleasant. We learned a lot about D Day. There was a French couple on the trip so she did the tour in EnglisH and French. This resulted in some standing around time. But we enjoyed the tour and would recommend.
star-5
Great experience
Ray_D
, May 2022
Actually being at Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach and having a quality guide point out and explain details cannot be match by any online or video description. Julie was engaging and very informative.
star-5
Highly recommended!
Phillip_E
, May 2022
A full afternoon that was so insightful and interesting. The close attention of one guide is terrific.
star-5
Reflect, learn, cry..laugh & be very proud and leave full of gratitude!
PAUL_Z
, Apr 2022
Guide Gweyn was so knowledgeable and energetic and he answered every question . Obviously a college history professor somewhere!
star-5
Normandy American Cemetery 1/2 day tour is wonderful.
Helen_F
, Apr 2022
Our guide,Celine, brought history to life and made this tour memorable with her wealth of information and her ability to tell a good narration of history.
star-5
Somber Reminder of The Cost of Freedom
Peter_M
, Apr 2022
A very moving trip and a sad reminder of the soldiers who lost their lives defending the USA and its allies!
star-5
A blustery day at Omaha Beach
Michael_H
, Apr 2022
Celine gave the 6 of us an informative and collegial tour of Omaha Beach, from one end to the other including the monument to the National Guard and the American cemetery. It was all so impressive to realize what had happened there and across Europe. An amazing feat of cooperation and planning that unfortunately was needed to stop a madman. We highly recommend Celine as she is thoroughly educated and informed in the history and geography of this area.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
We had an excellent tour...
Maureen_L
, Apr 2022
We had an excellent tour guide who was very knowledgeable and informative! Our family of four had a great visit to the Normandy Coast.
star-5
An absolutely wonderful tour of the Normandy beaches
Robert_F
, Apr 2022
We had an absolutely amazing time. Francois Gosselin, our tour guide, was the best part of the experience. He is an extremely well informed and entertaining story teller and kept us entranced at every moment. I would highly recommend him and this tour to anyone who is interested in getting a one of a kind experience and a trip of a lifetime touring the Normandy beaches, which I consider hallowed ground.
star-3
We could not have done it ourselves
JENNIFER_F
, Apr 2022
Seeing where the Germans had their bunkers at the beach and how they had to move them. Seeing the memorial and all the markers were very moving.
star-5
Excellent family trip
darcie_s
, Mar 2022
Excellent family trip! We learned so much, we were all enthralled throughout the entire tour!!! It was amazing to see the sites and learn about the past of Normandy. We appreciated the tour so much and it was the highlight of our amazing trip!!!! Thank you so much!!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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