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World War II Memorials and D-Day Landing Beaches - Tour from Paris with hotel pick up

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Key Highlights

  • Tour is led by an English speaking guide
  • Included entrance to the Memorial at Caen
  • Stop in Caen for an included lunch with drinks
  • Free time at Omaha Beach – either to walk on the beach or visit the museum
  • Ponte du Hoc, American Cemetery, Arromanches and the Canadian Memorial are also included in this tour
  • Hotel pick up and drop off and round trip transportation in an air conditioned minivan
  • Overview

    Recount the events of World War II at the site of the Battle of Normandy (1944) and the D-Day landing beaches the staring point for the largest military operation in history.

    Normandy has many memorials of World War II like the Pegasus Bridge, captured by British gliders from Nazi control. The D-Day landing beaches of Juno, Gold and Omaha once saw fierce fighting between the Allied Forces and Nazis in the historic Battle of Normandy and memorials are erected in honour of those who lost their lives. The large number of graves in the American Military Cemetery stands testimony to the killings in the Second World War and has a pond and chapel for silent reflections. The ground is still pockmarked with bomb craters in certain regions and ruins of German fortifications and bunkers are not hard to find.

    A historic site in France, the D-Day landing beaches of Normandy testify to one of the fiercest battles in history.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    1 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily
    1 Nov - 31 Mar: Daily except Sunday

    Duration

    12 hours

    Start time

    6:15am

    Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from your hotel in Paris, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, you pass them onto the operator when you are ready.

    Please mention the complete address of the hotel at the time of booking or atleast 72 hours prior tour departure.

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Paris

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Paris and travel in an air-conditioned minivan to Normandy.

    The first stop of the day is the Caen Memorial where you can see some fascinating films and illustrations of the second world war. You will have lunch here before continuing your tour.

    In the afternoon continue to Ponte du Hoc and the American Cemetery in Colleville for an emotional visit, where 9386 soldiers are resting.

    Continue to Omaha Beach. Here you can either walk along the beach or enter the new Visitor Centre which was created to commemorate the operations of 06 June 1944.

    Continue with a drive along the coast to see Arromanches’ artificial harbour, which was built by the Allied Forces in less than 15 days to unload huge quantities of cargo. The last stop the day will be the Canadian War Memorial at Juno Beach. before returning to Paris.

    After the tour you will return to your hotel in Paris.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • English-speaking guide/interpreter
    • Lunch with drinks at the Caen Memorial
    • Round trip transportation in air-conditioned coach
    • Entrance to the Caen Memorial
  • Please note

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 72 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

    Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this ). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    If the complete pickup address is not communicated at the time of booking or 72 hours prior tour departure, please make your own way to PARISCityVISION Agency at 2 rue des Pyramides 75001 – Paris to start your tour.

    Hotel pick up is only offered from 20 districts of central Paris (postcodes 75001 – 75020).

    The tour requires a minimum number of people to operate.

    The itinerary and schedule shown are subject to change depending on traffic or variations in opening hours at the sights.

    Menu is subject to change.

    Additional info


  • Customer Reviews
    • Fantastic day trip from Paris

      Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly @ made our trip the highlight of our holiday. I highly recommend this day trip....

      Vanessa Farmer, Australia, 30/Dec/2015
    • Excellent!

      Manuel was a fantastic guide. We had a great day and the money was well spent....

      Patrick S Callahan, United States, 27/Jul/2015
    • Great day touring Normandy

      Our tour guide, David, was awesome. He was very informative and knowledgeable. It rained and he had an extra umbrella for our daughter to use. The place he took us to for...

      Christine Warren, United States, 17/Jul/2014