Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Day Trip with Cider Tasting and Lunch

Pay respects to the fallen and visit Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, and more on this day tour from Paris

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Whether you’re a history enthusiast or have a personal connection to the tragedies and victories of World War II, seeing the Normandy beaches where history’s largest amphibious invasion took place is an experience not to be missed. Join a passionate, knowledgeable local guide on a journey into the beautiful French countryside to see the important sites of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy and memorials to those we lost. Includes a hearty regional lunch with local cider tasting.

  • Normandy WWII tour from Paris
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transportation
  • Utah Beach and museum
  • Learn about the heroes of D-Day
  • Stop to try local cider and Calvados
  • Hearty regional lunch
  • Pointe du Hoc
  • Omaha Beach
  • Omaha Beach Memorial

The D-Day landings took place on June 6 1944 when Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy. It was the beginning of a three-month battle that finally brought World War II to an end. After meeting your expert guide and group in the Trocadero in Paris, you'll hop on board a comfortable private bus for a journey into the Normandy countryside, and to the most important sites of this historic battle.

Your guide will tell stories of the battle as you visit Utah beach where the first American troops landed, as well as Omaha Beach, the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc, and more. Normandy is now peaceful, fertile countryside once more, and for lunch you'll enjoy a hearty meal of fresh regional ingredients, as well as some delicious local ciders to try.

Normandy D-Day Landings from Paris Tour Description

Your full-day trip to Normandy includes:

  • Comfortable round-trip transportation from Paris

  • Guided tour of historic D-Day and Battle of Normandy sites

  • Visit Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, and more

  • Cider and calvados tasting experience

  • Authentic Norman-style lunch

  • A knowledgeable English-speaking local guide

  • Maximum group size of 25

From Paris to Normandy

Travelers who visit the historical battlefields of Normandy often come away describing the experience as moving, emotional, and deeply memorable. Standing in the midst of the landing beaches is certainly an experience that should not be missed.

You'll meet at the Trocadero in Paris where you'll be welcomed by your expert local guide, before setting off on the scenic journey to Normandy. This carefully-planned itinerary is designed to bring together the most poignant historical sites of Normandy with the opportunity to appreciate the rich traditions that characterize this beautiful part of France.

As you travel through the charming Normandy countryside, it’s hard to imagine that this area once served as the violent stage for the largest amphibious invasion in history. Your expert English-speaking guide will provide plenty of commentary during the drive to help you comprehend the series of events behind this historic place and moment in world history.

Utah Beach

Arriving at the Normandy coast, your first stop is at the exceptional Utah Beach Museum, housed in an original German bunker and built on the very beach where the first American troops landed. This internationally recognized museum offers the opportunity to learn about the complicated planning behind Operation Overlord.

It also tells the touching stories of the ordinary men and women whose actions during those momentous days and weeks shaped the face of Europe as we know it today. The museum offers unparalleled views over Utah beach and is home to one of the only six remaining B-26 airplanes left in the world.

Authentic Food & Drink Experience

Part of gaining a full understanding of the events of June 6th 1944 is experiencing the Norman countryside itself, and the people and traditions that characterize this region that soldiers fought so bravely to reclaim. Along the journey you'll taste some of the delicious local produce that this now fertile land is famous for. You’ll stop for a brief visit in a traditional Norman cider-making orchard where you'll enjoy a tasting of the cider and Calvados (another apple-based alcoholic drink) in an original 17th-century barn.

You'll continue your exploration of Normandy with a typical Norman-style lunch, freshly prepared for us with only the very best seasonal ingredients. You'll enjoy your meal in a charming, local restaurant with a view overlooking the port of Grandcamp Maisy.

Pointe du Hoc

After lunch you'll travel to Pointe du Hoc. Though the Germans took control of this area during WWII, the Allied forces made it their mission to seize control of these cliffs and take over the coastline. As you stand atop the Pointe du Hoc cliffs overlooking the gorgeous beaches of Normandy, learn about the heroic acts that took place in the same spot. See true artifacts left behind from the war, including bomb craters and bunkers while your guide elaborates on the gritty details surrounding the epic Battle of Normandy.

Omaha Beach

On D-Day, the Allied troops stormed five different beaches. Of these, Omaha Beach was the largest. Now a gorgeous seascape that's difficult to believe was ever marred by warfare, this beach serves as a reminder of the turning point of the war for the Allied troops.

The American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer is located on a bluff that overlooks Omaha Beach. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., son of President Theodore Roosevelt and a Medal of Honor recipient, is buried here together with the almost 10,000 soldiers who sacrificed their lives. It's a somber but deeply meaningful experience to stand here and pay your respects to the fallen.

You'll have time to look around the cemetery, visit the memorial and wall of the missing, and look down upon Omaha Beach where the Allies faced the stiffest resistance and suffered the most casualties.

Whether you are a history buff, a veteran, or are simply interested in the epic events that happened here, this comprehensive Normandy day trip from Paris is a perfect way to look back on this pivotal moment in world history.

What you get with this tour
Comfortable round-trip transportation from Paris
Guided tour of historic D-Day and Battle of Normandy sites
Visit Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, and more
Cider and calvados tasting experience
Authentic Norman-style lunch
A knowledgeable English-speaking local guide
Maximum group size of 25
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A truly moving experience!
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I love American WW2 history and this day was everything I hoped for. I meant so much more being there in person and I will never forget the feelings I had that day. Igor really made this day one I will never forget.

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My grandfather fought for freedom at D-Day so I have been anxious to visit Omaha Beach since I was a little kid. It did not disappoint. Our guide was extremely respectful and knowledgable. For any PROUD AMERICAN, this is a must-do trip

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

You'll meet your driver and guide outside the Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot in the Trocadero in central Paris. Exact instructions will be on your voucher.

What to bring?

A water bottle, comfortable shoes, and layers to suit the changeable Normandy weather.

What to bring?

A water bottle, comfortable shoes, and layers to suit the changeable Normandy weather.

What if I'm worried about my mobility?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, you might prefer a Private Tour. Private tours offer more flexibility and the ability to accommodate your personal needs.

Where to meet?

You'll meet your driver and guide outside the Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot in the Trocadero in central Paris. Exact instructions will be on your voucher.

Is lunch included?

Yes, a full lunch is included along with cider and Calvados tasting.

What if I have special dietary requirements?

Please contact us after you book and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

How long is the drive to Normandy?

The drive from Paris to your first stop at Omaha Beach is usually around 3 hours, but your driver will make a rest stop along the way.

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