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Duration 1 day
Sights Carentan / Omaha beach / Utah beach / Sainte-Mère-Église / Pointe du Hoc / Normandy American Cemetery
Price €229 / person

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American D-Day Tour
€229

Transportation included from Paris in train and minivan 

Full day visit with lunch included 

Extensive discovery of the American sector 

  • D Day sites: american sector D Day sites: The American Sector - On 6th of June of 1944, the largest naval battle in history occurred in Normandy, with more than 155.000 soldiers and 14.000 war ships.
    PointeduHoc Pointe du Hoc - During the WWII, it was the highest point between Utah Beach to the west and Omaha Beach to the east. At there, you can overlook the English Channel on the coast of Normandy. On D-Day, the U.S Army assaulted and took over Pointe de Hoc after scaling the cliffs. We will give you a guided tour at this grand monument site.
    Normandy D-Day Tour, American sector Sainte-Mère-Église - Sainte-Mère-Eglise was the first town of Cotentin liberated by American paratroopers. It is also known for its American paratrooper, John Steele, who was hanging on the church tower during the Overload operation.
    Normandy D-Day sites, Normandy, D-Day sites Carentan - Carentan is known for its cultural heritage and its medieval settings. It’s a city full of history. There are a lot of places to visit such as Notre-Dame church of Carentan which suffered a lot of damage during D-Day bombings, hotels which housed famous person as Honoré de Balzac and Napoléon 1er and harbours.
    Normandy D-Day sites, Normandy, D-Day sites, Omaha beach Omaha beach - Omaha beach was one of the landing beaches of the americans. This is where they suffered the most casualties while fighting against Germans in hopes of liberating Europe. Hence the name « bloody Omaha » or « the Beach of blood ».
    American cemetery D Day Omaha beach, france tourist attractions Normandy American Cemetery - On the 8 of June 1944, the U.S First Army established the temporary cemetery. After the war, the present-day cemetery was established a short distance to the east of the original site and now is the American Cemetery. The cemetery is located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach.
    Utah Beach Utah beach - Utah beach is the westernmost of the five landing beaches during the WWII. It was used for amphibious landings undertaken by United States Army troops.

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  • Normandy D-Day Tour, American sectorYou will start your day off by taking a train from Paris to Normandy. Your guide will pick you up just outside of the train station. Then, set off in the mini-van to experience a piece of History!

    You will spend the day exploring the historical significance of the American sector. Your English-speaking guide will explain the significance of small towns such as Carentan, in between Utah and Omaha beaches, where the American Paratroopers landed many years ago. You will continue your tour by visiting many points of interests. You will have ample time to explore and reflect on the stop at Utah beach before continuing the guided minivan tour

    Normandy D-Day Tour, American sectorThen you will stop for lunch either in a historic “café” (for those visiting from March to October) or in a traditional coffee shop in Bayeux. Lunch will consist of a large fresh French baguette sandwich with your choice of fillings, potato chips, cold & hot drinks, and additional snacks (vegetarian and gluten free options also available).

    After lunch, you will continue the tour by visiting various historic attractions located in Normandy. You will visit Sainte-Mère-Église and see the main route that both the American and German troops alike utilized to transport their equipment. Shortly after, you will see Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach. At Omaha Beach you will see first-hand where many American troops arrived via boat. To end the tour, you visit the Normandy American Cemetery Normandy D-Day Tour, American sectorand the adjacent visitor center that will provide the historical context of the region. Here you will have time to explore and reflect upon the fallen soldiers of Normandy such as Theodore Roosevelt Jr and many many others.

    You will then be driven back to the train station where you will take the train back into Paris to arrive in the city around 9 pm.

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  • What is included in the price?

    • Round trip train tickets from Paris
    • Train station pick up and drop off in Normandy
    • Guided tour in English only, with an informative, friendly and professional guide
    • Maximum of 15 people per group
    • Air-conditioned minivan
    • Lunch included
    • Free time at each stop for photos and reflection

    What is NOT included in the price?

    • Transportation between your hotel in Paris and the train station.
    • Entrances for the museums at places where there are visitors centers and museums (Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, and Sainte-Mère-Eglise). You usually have time enough to visit them on your own if you feel like it.

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  • ✓     Book well in advance! This excursion is often sold out early.

    ✓     Wear comfortable walking shoes for the day.

    ✓     Dress in layers as the weather is unpredictable in Normandy.

    ✓     Tipping is usually not expected in France, but if you liked the service of your guide, feel free to tip him/her to show the level of your  satisfaction.

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  • → Tour is available year-round but does not offer service on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, or the last two weeks of August.

    → Only small bags or rucksacks will be accepted in the minivan, don’t bring big piece of luggage with you as they are not permitted.

    → Cancellation policy: up to 1 month in advance: 100% refund / between 1 month and 2 weeks: 50% refund / less than 2 weeks : no refund.

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