Normandy Battlefields D-Day Private Trip with VIP Services from Paris

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  • Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
  • Location: Normandy, France
  • Product code: 131161P16
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Itinerary
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Stop At: D-Day Beaches (Plages du Debarquement de la Bataille de Normandie), Comite Regional de Tourisme de Normandie 14 Rue Charles Corbeau, Evreux, 27000 France

Your private tour guide will take your private group up for a full day of World War II history, with an emphasis on the American soldiers who fought to protect the Allies and their people.
You will visit important sites such as the ones that follow.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Start your visit with your private guide by Pointe du Hoc, where American troops landed on D-Day. This is one of the most significant World War II sites, and unlike many other Normandy landmarks, Pointe du Hoc is largely untouched, making this an emotional and powerful place to begin the private tour.

Your expert guide will take you through the history and significance of what happened here on June 6, 1944, as American troops scaled the cliffs (the highest point in the region) to take back control from German troops who had built 6 casemates to house a battery of 155 mm guns.

Stand before this site, situated Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, and reflect on the heroic struggle of the American Second Ranger Battalion under the command of Lt. Col. James E. Rudder. Ultimately, many American soldiers sacrificed their lives in order to protect fellow troops from German counterattacks.


Duration: 1 hour

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

Leaving Pointe duc Hoc, continue on a drive for a visit to Omaha Beach, the site of one of the most significant events of World War II.

Stand on the sands where 2,400 American soldiers lost their lives on D-Day in an effort to secure a beachhead spanning some 5 miles between Port en Bessin and the Vire River, linking up with the British landings at Gold Beach and the Americans at Utah Beach.

Your guide will take you through this history of Omaha Beach before leaving you with free time to reflect and pay your respects to those who fought against the German 352nd Infantry Division.

When you are ready, a provided lunch will be served before heading to the American Cemetery.



Duration: 2 hours

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

After lunch your journey continues with an extensive visit to the 172.5-acre American Cemetery of Colleville, the resting place of some 9,387 military, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings.

Here, take your time visiting the graves, the Memorial, the Wall of the Missing, and the chapel.

Your visit will be followed with a stop at the beautifully designed American Interpretive Center, where you will have the opportunity to watch remarkable short films and documentaries relating the events of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy operations.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arromanches-les-Bains, Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

Leaving the American Cemetery, you'll sit back and relax on a drive to the Arromanches with its vestiges of the artificial harbor (Mulberry Bridge), Longues-sur-Mer and the German artillery battery, which gave the allies a pounding on the morning of June 6.

It is actually the only coastal battery to have kept its guns, giving an impressive picture of what an Atlantic wall gun emplacement was really like.

At the end of your day you will be given free time to explore the Caen Peace Memorial, a place for contemplating war in general and why it is important not to forget the legacy of the Second World War.



Duration: 1 hour


Inclusions

  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • WiFi on board

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

Schedule Details

Departure Dates:

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Departure Point:

1: Normandy, France
2: Normandy American Cemetery, Rte du Cimetiere Americain, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
3: Omaha Beach, France
4: Arromanches-les-Bains, France
5: Paris, France
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick-up from all hotels and private residences inside Paris

Departure time

07:00 AM

Duration

13 hours(approx.)

Return details

Returns to original departure point

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Your safety and well-being is important to us. We strive to create a clean and safe experience for our guests, and ensure that the included information is up-to-date and practiced regularly on all our tours and experiences.

Posted By : Katherine_W
We had a great visit to the beaches in the Normandy region, the US cemetery and the Canadian cemetery. All extremely beautiful and moving to witness. It was January so the weather was not in our favor, rainy and cool, but spectacular just the same. It is important to note that the museums are closed at this time of year. Viator site doesn't mention local closures so research. Our tour guide, Frank, was wonderfully knowledgeable of the area, informative and accommodating. We enjoyed a delicious lunch in Arromanches that Frank suggested too. Recommend!
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Posted On : 2023-01-16


Posted By : 171franw
Julian was an amazing guide for our trip to Normandy. He added his own "spin" with images and photos and stories on his IPad. It really added to his narrative during the long day. He also made sure we made it to Bayieux to see the Tapestry! My husband was not feeling his best that day and Julian was accommodating to our requests and schedule. This tour was a last-minute booking when another tour fell through and we were thrilled with Julian, the transportation and the amazing day. Fran and Mike W.
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Posted On : 2023-01-12


Posted By : biscuitb0ys
We are a family of three adult couples from Australia ranging from 26 -60 years old and did this tour in late December 2022. Not all of our party was aware of the historical significance of the Normandy region, so the engaging demeanour of our driver/guide Julian and his sharing of great historical insights was much appreciated. Julian quickly ascertained our interests and catered to these. This tour delivered everything promised and more - especially as we were unexpectedly able to see The Bayeux Tapestry. The restaurant he recommended for lunch in Arromanches-les-Bains was perfect for the day.
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Posted On : 2023-01-03


Posted By : Kevin_G
Our trip to Normandy was the highlight of our vacation. Julian was a fantastic guide with so much knowledge. He was also just a fun and interesting person to talk to. By the end of the trip, I felt like I had made a new friend. From the bunkers at Point du Hoc to the cemetery at Colleville to the untouched beauty of Bayeux, there was never a dull moment. I can’t say “merci” enough. Memories that will last a lifetime.
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Posted On : 2022-12-25


Posted By : Jd_D
First David our guide brought this to life for us. Excellent guide very educational an extremely accommodating and informative. Miss him already…
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Posted On : 2022-12-05


Posted By : Linda_R
Absolutely loved our D-Day private tour. Our guide was remarkably knowledgeable, and delightful to be with the entire day. I highly recommend this tour!
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Posted On : 2022-11-19


Posted By : Keith_M
The educational aspect of the trip left the greatest impression. Being able to set foot on the beaches and fields where so many lost their lives in that world changing battle was a truly moving experience.
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Posted On : 2022-10-27


Posted By : Lynn_H
More than a trip to the D-Day beaches, it was an introduction to the Normandy region - its history, architecture, and cuisine. Our guide, Fred, generously shared his knowledge and his love of the place. Our group included one person in a wheelchair and another who is visually impaired, and Fred was patient and flexible about accommodating our special needs. Highly recommended.
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Posted On : 2022-10-20


Posted By : mikey_B
The American Cemetery A lovely lunch in Arronmarches Loved the history and the information our guide Thomas presented to us. Thomas was very kind and attentive to our questions.
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Posted On : 2022-10-18


Posted By : Frances_H
An informative and memorable experience! Thomas was very knowledgeable of the history of the battlefields, the surrounding countryside, the local culture and the contributions of the local community to this historic event. A day we’ll spent in Normandy!
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Posted On : 2022-10-18