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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour with Omaha Beach & American Cemetery

Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France
Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour with Omaha Beach & American Cemetery

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When your cruise ship sails into the port of La Havre, trace the history of the infamous D-Day landings on a full-day private shore excursion to significant battlefields and landing beaches. With a knowledgeable guide, travel to the German Pointe du Hoc battery and admire the coastal splendor of Omaha Beach, site of a bloody battle in 1944. Pay tribute to fallen soldiers in the Normandy American Cemetery and then see original weapons used to defend Omaha beach from the dramatic cliffs.
  • Private Le Havre shore excursion to the US D-Day sites of Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, and Normandy American Cemetery, among others
  • Visit Pointe du Hoc, where US Rangers scaled cliffs to capture a German battery
  • See Omaha Beach, the bloodiest of the D-Day landing beaches, as portrayed in the movie Saving Private Ryan
  • See the original German big guns at Longues-sur-Mer
  • Private tour ensures a more personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Professional driver/guide
Transport by private vehicle
Port pickup and drop-off
Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Food and drinks
Guide's lunch (approximately €25)
Le Havre
8:30 AM
Disembark your cruise ship and begin an enriching tour of significant D-Day locations around the picturesque region of Normandy. Greet your guide at Le Havre harbor and climb aboard a spacious, private vehicle destined for Pointe de Hoc, the historic site upon which Army Rangers stormed a cliff top battery. 

Continue onto to Omaha Beach to hear moving accounts of courageous US soldiers who landed on the beach to attempt to conquer Nazi forces. Hear shocking numbers of casualties and then head to the Normandy American Cemetery to quietly reflect beside more than 9,000 American graves. Stroll the vast graveyard and read poignant epitaphs on each headstone before enriching your knowledge further in the visitor center. 

Travel to the beautifully preserved Longues-sur-Mer battery, a German stronghold that boasts unrivalled ocean vistas from its cliff top perch. See original weapons that stand upon the cliff and hear of the guns’ pivotal role in the D-Day attacks. 

Reflect during the relaxing journey back to Le Havre and bid your guide farewell on arrival at the cruise ship port. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to Le Havre port for this activity. In the rare event that your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Stop At:  
Pointe du Hoc
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Omaha Beach
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cimetiere Americain de Colleville-sur-Mer
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour with Omaha Beach & American Cemetery?
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 Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour with Omaha Beach & American Cemetery?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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#American heroes#Freedom
, Jul 2022
We’re glad we took a guided tour to visit Normandy. Without Rose our tour guide we would have been clueless what to do and which important and historical sites to visit. She was well informed and able to relate some of the history of Normandy. We were pick up from Le Havre Cruise port promptly. We loved visiting the cemetery. It is here where I felt true appreciation of the sacrifices of the heroes laid to rest here. They have given us the freedom we enjoy today. The tour is a bit costly but worth it. I recommend this tour.
Amazing tour!
, Jun 2022
Seeing the actual sites from D-Day was a very emotional and moving experience. The bravery of the men involved was exceptional.
, Jun 2022
Definitely a day we will always remember! Our guide Celine was knowledgeable, professional and fun. She was able to paint a picture of the events at Normandy that was informative, memorable and dramatic. Highly recommend this tour!
Visit to Normandy and Omaha Beach
, Sep 2019
We had a great Time! started in Le Havre from our cruise ship and met Matthew our guide at the pier. Matthew was wonderful and extremely knowledgeable would definitely go again
...Everything we hoped for...
, Aug 2019
...This was a full day trip, and was to be the highlight excursion of the cruise. While researching this excurision, I had questions about where the vehicle driver would meet our tour group. A call to Viator resolved the issue, and we were met by the driver at the port instead of having to go into town. The driver was prompt and arrived at the agreed time. He introduced himself, and gave us an overview of the day's tour. He told us that the drive time to Omaha Beach would be around 1 1/2 hours, the time we would spend at the beach, the other places we would visit and where we would be stopping for lunch. The driver lived in a village near Omaha Beach, and was very knowledgeable of the area and the history of the sites we visited. We had lunch and had time to shop for souvenirs in the village of Sainte-Mere-Eglise before ending our tour at the American Cemetery. The weather was perfect, sunny, and warm for the outdoor tour. The price of the tour was about one-half of what the ship tour for the same itinerary cost. We were delivered back to the ship at the time agreed, in plenty of time to board before sailing.
Private Day Tour to Normandy
, Aug 2019
It was very nice to have a private tour with only the six in our group and in the comfort of a van. Our tour guide, Sunny, was extremely knowledgeable of Normandy and was very personable sharing stories that she had learned growing up in the area. I would highly recommend this tour!
The highlight of our trip!
, Jul 2019
A perfect day. Our guide, Celine, arrived on time, was extremely knowledgeable, professional and delightful. We thought we were pretty well informed about D-Day. While Celine was explaining her maps and photo album all along the way, we realized that there is a lot more to learn. Being at the D-Day site and the cemetery brought forth much emotion and pride in the sacrifices that these young adults made that changed the world This day was the highlight of our trip!
Chris L
, Jun 2019
Phillip picked us up at the cruise terminal right on time. He was very knowledgeable and we all learned a lot. My only complaint is he left us on several occasions to to go have a smoke and I just wish he would've stayed with us as we wandered around to answer any of our questions. This tour was pricey for the 7 of us and it bothered us that he left us a few times. At lunch time he took us to his friend's cafe and didn't really give us a choice of where we wanted to eat. I also asked him to take us to a certain intact gun turret and he dismissed it out of hand. I then showed him a photo of what I wanted a photo in front of and he finally agreed to take us to the beach where they were.
Great Day Experience
, Apr 2019
Philip was a marvelous and knowledgable guide. He gave us background details for the American Day beaches we never learned in our history classes. He was courteous, on time, a great driver and in addition to seeing the sights, we had a really good lunch in a local restaurant. We can't say enough good comments about Philip. highly recommended.
Awesome Day and incredible Guide
, Aug 2018
Romain, our driver was incredibly knowledgeable and very accommodating. Great experience all the way around! Fantastic just wish we would have docked in Cherbourg. La Harve is a bit of a ways to the landing beaches.
Enlightening with a comprehensive tour guide
, Jul 2018
Our tour with Viator was everything we hoped it would be. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and thorough. I was pretty aware of the D Day landings but she added information that I had not been aware of. I would recommend Viator to anyone who wanted a comprehensive day tour of Normandy.
Excellent tour- Phillip was an...
, May 2018
Excellent tour- Phillip was an amazing guide and provided a lot of information about the events leading up to D Day. He was a complete professional and did a great job. I highly recommend both the tour and Phillip as a guide. Wonderful day.
The tour was terrific. Phillip was...
, Aug 2017
The tour was terrific. Phillip was an excellent tour guide. We had been to Normandy area a couple years ago as part of a Viking Cruise tour, but learned a lot more history, and interesting facts, being with Phillip. He picked a very pleasant local place for lunch and everyone from the grandkids to the grandparents enjoyed it.
Excellent Tour. We had a chance to...
William H
, Jul 2017
Excellent Tour. We had a chance to see anything and everything. Guide is willing to adjust schedule and take you to wherever you want to go. We took a short lunch and were able to see another destroyed German Battery. This is much better than a bus tour. We took this tour from a Princess Cruise and had no issues with pick up or drop off.
Great tour with a great...
, May 2017
Great tour with a great guide-Johnathan. We were met at the ship and were on our way. Johnathan shared the history and culture of Normandy as we drove through the countryside. The landing sites and cemetery were interesting and a moving experience. All 8 of us agreed that it was a 5 star experience
The ability to control just what we...
John L
, Apr 2017
The ability to control just what we spend time on makes this tour much better that the ships's tour.
Adrian was absolutely fantastic. He...
, Aug 2016
Adrian was absolutely fantastic. He was prompt, friendly, knowledgeable and willing to improvise for senior citizens. I would give him an A for my adventure to Normandy. If I can only give stars I'd give him 5 bright stars.
Francois was our driver and...
Nancy S
, Jul 2016
Francois was our driver and historical guide. He knew all the history about D Day. We stopped at Pointe du Hoc and saw all the bunkers and points the Allies came in. Then to the American Cemetery which is so sobering to see. Next Omaha Beach. Totally amazing day. Francois made it all come to life. Great time, well worth the time and money. Thanks Francois!
Excellent private tour. The tour...
, Jul 2016
Excellent private tour. The tour guide was from this area and it made his commentary so much more enjoyable and personal. Travel arrangements were fulfilled as promised. Would highly recommend this tour to others.
Our group of seven including two...
Maureen C
, Jun 2016
Our group of seven including two teenagers were treated to one of the best tours I have ever been on! Jean Francois was our guide and was a treasure chest of all things D-Day and Normandy. He detailed the invasion so well that those days 72 years ago came alive for us and we could imagine the intensity. He has a gift and I am grateful we were able to share it. The tour was very comprehensive and I highly recommend it.

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