Set off on a small group tour (maximum 8 people) from Paris, visiting the iconic sites of the Normandy D-Day Landings with your expert guide.
On June 6th, 1944, also known as D-Day, the Allies opened up a new front against the troops of Germany's Third Reich. It was the largest military operation in history, which marked the start of the Battle of Normandy and would eventually lead to the end of the Second World War. More than 150,000 soldiers from America, Britain, Canada, and many other different nations landed by air and sea on a number of beaches along the Normandy coastline (Utah, Omaha, Juno, etc.) as well as at the Pointe du Hoc.
Your first stop will be at the Pointe du Hoc, between Omaha and Utah beaches, overlooking the hundred-foot-high cliffs. Stormed by the American Rangers on D-Day, it was one of the most important German fortified sites along the Normandy coastline and was equipped, at that time, with several heavy artillery posts.
Your next stop will be Omaha Beach (nicknamed "The Beach of Blood"). Of all the Allied beaches, it saw the greatest number of casualties. It is located beneath the 170-acre Colleville cemetery, the next destination on your tour. The famous American military cemetery at Saint Laurent is home to 9,387 white marble headstones, a memorial, chapel, and the Garden of the Missing. It pays tribute to the American soldiers that died during the Battle of Normandy and is one of 25 permanent United States burial sites overseas.
You will then stop for lunch (cost included) at a picturesque manor house dating back to the 13th century.
After lunch, you will continue on to Arromanches, a historic town known for its artificial port, which was built as part of the Normandy landings. On D-Day, the harbor saw the unloading of almost 10,000 tons of equipment. You can still see the floating reinforced concrete "Phoenix" constructions in the water.
Hotel pick up is included with the cost of this tour for Paris hotels located within zip codes starting with 75.
Pick-up is only included for addresses within Paris (zip codes starting with 75). You can choose any address for your pick-up in Paris as long as it starts with 75. You may pick a different location within Paris to meet your driver at 6:15am.
Hotel pick-up is included in the cost of this tour for addresses within Paris (zip code starting with 75). Please provide your Paris hotel or apartment address in the 'Comments' section at checkout.
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We will try our best to satisfy any special dietary need and ask that you let us know about those as soon as possible, at least 72 hours (3 days) prior to the tour date.
Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair accessible at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Return to your Paris accommodation is scheduled for approximately 6:30pm.
Children aged 3-11 have a reduced rate, and infants age 0-2 are free of cost.
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We're happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.
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