Normandy sits proudly on the northern coastline of France and boasts features of lush meadows, picturesque views and a whole wealth of history. It’s renowned for playing its part in the D-Day landings of 1944 where the beaches, memorials, and cemeteries attract many visitors every year to pay tribute to the horrors that occurred here. There are many tours that you can book to learn about the tragedies of World War II and to pay respect to those who fought there. Here’s our pick of the best D-Day tours in Normandy:
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This private day tour allows you to spend the day exploring the numerous D-Day sites with your own private guide who is local to the area and has extensive knowledge of the history and culture surrounding Normandy. You can pay your respects at the American cemetery as well as learn more about the landings at the Airborne Museum. As it is a private tour, you can enjoy the luxury of requesting to see more of something if necessary. You can enjoy a flexible itinerary and a customized day while being assured that you will get the most valuable experience. Some of the highlights of this private tour from Caen include exploring sites such as Arromanches, Omaha Beach, and Pointe du Hoc.
Private tour: D-Day beaches from Caen
Price: From 562.83 USD per car
This group tour offers a fully narrated excursion with a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. You’ll visit one of the most important battle sites of WWII and venture along the battlefields and beaches where memorable events occurred. Learn all about the fateful events of D-Day and visit important sites including Utah Beach, Omaha Beach and La Cambe German military cemetery.
You’ll also benefit from a picnic lunch as part of your tour. The tour departs at Bayeux and will take you to various locations where you can explore and learn about the various happenings at each place. The guide will be more than happy to share many anecdotes and stories about the veterans, plus much more.
Duration: 8 hours
This nine-hour guided tour allows you to get up close to the site of America’s D-day invasion with a visit to the battlefield beaches. You can enjoy exploring numerous wartime sites such as Pointe du Hoc and take a stroll along both Utah and Omaha beaches. The Normandy Battlefields Tour also provides you with free time to pay your respects and take photos of the various sites that were involved in the tragedies of the war.
Learn about the many battles that occurred and pay tribute to the fallen soldiers at the cemetery. Your tour guide will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have. This tour will ensure that you leave with a plethora of knowledge regarding the fatalities that happened in Normandy.
Duration: 9 hours
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The Sword Beach and British Airborne tour provides you with a five-hour experience of beautiful scenery and historic sites. Your knowledgeable tour guide will be there to provide an interesting insight into one of the most tragic events in history and will only be too happy to answer any questions that you may have. With interesting exhibitions in the Merville Gun Battery and Museum, you can rest assured that you’ll be getting great value for money with this tour. Visit the Commonwealth Military Cemeteries and pay your respects to the fallen soldiers.
Duration: 5 hours
Enjoy taking in the sites with this private nine-hour bus and walking tour from Bayeux. You can visit the Normandy American Cemetery with your own private guide, see the Pointe du Hoc gun battery and explore both Utah and Omaha Beach. This tour will allow you to gain insight into the devastation that occurred all those years ago and allows you to witness for yourself the various places that battles took place. The tour also includes lunch as well as pick-up and drop-off from centrally located Bayeux hotels for your convenience.
Duration: 8 hours
This tour from Paris takes you through the beautiful countryside along the landing beaches of World War II. You can visit the Utah Beach Museum, Omaha Beach and pay your tributes at the Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery. Despite the tragedies that took place here many years ago, the surroundings are now somewhat tranquil and beautiful and you can enjoy obtaining plenty of information with the help of your tour guide.
Duration: 14.0 hour
7. British paratroopers and Sword Beach
You’ll be able to see many things on this tour including Merville Battery and Museum, Pegasus Bridge, Sword Beach and the Commonwealth Cemetery. This tour will also provide you with a lot of information all about the events that took place during World War II. During the tour, you will also have ample opportunity to pay your respects to the fallen soldiers that fought in the war.
British paratroopers and Sword Beach
Price: From 82.69 USD per adult
Website: British Paratroopers and Sword Beach
This four-hour tour allows you to visit some of the key locations of Normandy’s D-Day sites. You can admire the cliffs and beaches that are featured in the tour and learn all about the stories of the landings and the people that were involved. Pay your respects at the various memorial sites and pay homage to everyone who fought in the war by visiting the many different sites.
Duration: 4 hours
This 12-hour informative tour will enable you to explore the D-Day landing beaches as well as various World War II sites. Some of the places that you can visit include the Memorial de Caen museum, Omaha Beach as well as a stop for lunch at La Terrasse Restaurant. The excursion starts with a guided tour of the Memorial de Caen Museum where you will have the opportunity to discover many of the tragic events of the war. You can also explore an entire section devoted to D-Day which shows the intensity of the horrific events that occurred in both enemy camps. The tour will provide you with a deep insight of the D-Day landings as well as a number of other historic events of the war; it’s a very intriguing tour but may be upsetting for some visitors.
Duration: 1.0 day
Discover the devastation of D-Day in Normandy
There are many tours that you can experience regarding D-Day in Normandy, all with a plethora of different things to see and do. The tours will really allow you to absorb as much culture and historical knowledge as possible.
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