- Day trip to Normandy’s D-Day beaches from Paris, led by a knowledgeable guide
- Learn about the Normandy Invasion during WWII and the heavy losses suffered by American troops
- Visit Utah Beach Museum, built on the beach where the first American soldiers landed
- See one of the original D-Day B-26 fighter planes on Utah Beach
- Explore the Normandy countryside and stop for a cider and calvados tasting followed by a 2-course lunch
- Stop at Pointe du Hoc and visit the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer
- Listen to tales of the Omaha Beach Landings at Omaha Beach Visitor Centre
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Departure & Return
Meet on the steps of the Palais de Chaillot, at the Trocadero. Arriving by metro or tram: Take lines 9 or 6 and get off at the metro stop Trocadero. Follow the exit signs to the Eiffel Tower (the signs are brown). The exit is number 1. As you exit the metro you will see the Palais de Chaillot directly in front of you on the left. Your guide will be waiting on the steps holding a sign. Arriving by taxi: Ask your driver to take you to the Trocadero and then ask to be dropped in front of the Palais de Chaillot Arriving by foot: The Palais de Chaillot is one of the two identical large building on the Place du Trocadero. If you are facing the Eiffel Tower it is the one on the left.
What To Expect
Begin at the Utah Beach Museum, housed in an original German bunker and constructed on the beach where the first American troops landed. Here, learn about Operation Overlord (the Allied codename for the Normandy Invasion) and the invaluable assistance from French citizens that made a difference in the war.
Utah Beach is now home to one of only six remaining original B-26 fighter planes that were used during the invasion. Look out onto breathtaking views of the beach from inside the museum before heading down to the beach itself.
Next, head out to the countryside to a 17th-century barn with a traditional cider-making orchard, and savor some of its cider and calvados (an apple-based brandy). With your appetite opened up, settle in for a 2-course lunch at a restaurant overlooking the port of Grandcamp-Maisy. (Lunch typically includes a main course of fish or meat, dessert, and a glass of cider.)
After your meal, your coach takes you to Pointe du Hoc, a cliff-top German defense the US troops heroically seized. Continue to Colleville-sur-Mer and pay your respects to the fallen at the American Cemetery.
From the cemetery, you can see Omaha Beach, one of the landing beaches where many American soldiers are buried. Inside the Omaha Beach Visitor Centre, gain insight into the landings that did not fare accordingly to plan.
Then, board your coach for return transport to your departure point in Paris.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Make a note of specific dietary requirements in the 'Special Requirements' field when booking
- Near public transportation
- This tour is specifically crafted to respect safety measures and social distancing. Wearing masks is mandatory throughout the tour for all visitors from the age of 11, customers are requested to bring their own mask to the meeting point or access will be denied.
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Please note that the cider tasting is not available on Sundays.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
- OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
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- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience