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D-Day American Normandy Beaches Tour (Suitable as a Day Trip From Paris)

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

    Our first stop is the American D-Day landing beach known as Utah.

    Your guide will give you a detailed account of what took place at this location and then allow you free time to explore and take photos.

    Should you prefer to visit the Utah Beach museum in the time we have, you will have to forego the explanation from our guide and utilize all the time we have allotted. Please note that if you prefer to visit the museum, the entrance fee is not included in the price of this tour.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Sainte Mere Eglise, Sainte-Mere-Eglise France

    Stop two is the small town of Sainte Mere Eglise that was an objective for American Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne on D-Day.

    Your guide will provide a detailed explanation of what happened and show you interesting remnants from the war. You will then have free time for lunch and a visit to the Airborne museum if you wish. Please note that lunch and entry to the museum are not included in the price of this tour.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

    Stop three is the incredible Pointe Du Hoc. This impressive site was an objective for American Rangers on D-Day.

    Your guide will take time to lead you around the site and explain the remnants of the German fortifications and explain how the Rangers ultimately succeeded in silencing this incredible German long range coastal battery.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Stop four is the world famous Omaha Beach. The objective of American forces from the 29th Infantry Division, 1st Infantry Division and, American Rangers.

    After a detailed account by your guide, you will be given free time to explore, take photos and walk on the sand (depending on tidal conditions)

    Duration: 50 minutes

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

    Our last stop on this tour will be the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.

    Your guide will fully brief you about this location and share stories of some of the people buried here. You will then be given free time to pay your respects. One of the last things you will see on this tour is the TAPS ceremony where the flags are lowered. This will be a fitting end to an emotional day.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Place de la Gare, 14400 Bayeux, France
    Departure Time
    9:45 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • WiFi on board
    • Lunch - Sufficient time will be provided for you to have lunch in Ste Mere Eglise.
    • Museum entrance fees
    • Train tickets to and from Paris
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    My 12 year old son and I spent a week in London and France, and this was the highlight of the trip. Tom, our tour guide, did a great job describing not only what happened at each site, but also how each side prepared for...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank Justin S
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    We really enjoyed our tour with Bayeux Shuttle and Ian. Ian was great, entertaining and engaged with the group. Excellent interaction. Only thing, more as a suggestion, spending more time with folks around during free time at the stops just to supply Q&A as needed....More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank bodewann
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The name of the tour is D-Day American Normandy Beaches Tour (Suitable as a Day Trip From Paris). That name lived up to its promise on the day of our tour. Our train from Paris (Gare St. Lazare) was delayed by a little over 1...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Norvyn
    BayeuxShuttle, Service Controller at Bayeux Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Norvyn We are so pleased to read that you had an enjoyable and memorable American D-Day tour with Ian and hope that you learned a lot of interesting stories about the events that occurred at the sites that you visited. We are also glad...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I had an incredible tour guide -Jeremy-that really enhanced the tour. To walk the beaches and end at the American Cemetery for Taps just took my breath away. This tour went to the German Cemetery, which is why I chose it and was so glad...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank reddog2019
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The 1/2 day Bayeux Shuttles tour is perfect for those who are using Paris as their base but want to get a view of the events of D-Day through the eyes of an experienced tour guide. Our guide was Nick Bodle. He is not only...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Ralph M
    BayeuxShuttle, Service Controller at Bayeux Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Ralph M Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your tour of the D-Day sites with Nick and that he was able to share his in-depth knowledge of the events with you...More

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    23 September 2019|
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    Response from CarmenG_11 | Reviewed this property |
    This was a group tour, but it was small. They picked us up in a van, and I don’t think our group was larger than 12-15. I highly recommend this tour company. Their presentation and knowledge of the history of D-Day was... More
    27 July 2019|
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    Response from JimC460 | Reviewed this property |
    Our guide met us at the train station in Bayeux at 9:30 and had us back at 6:15
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    13 June 2019|
    Response from Leah F | Reviewed this property |
    The price did not include the trip from/to Paris. It was set up that you take the earliest train from Paris to Bayeax (leaving Paris at Saint Lazare) arriving ~9:30AM. If the train is delayed, the tour waits for you. We did... More
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