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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
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct:Daily expect Sunday
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: Thursday & Saturday

    Duration

    12 hours

    Start time

    06:30am

    Meeting Point

    From your central hotel in Paris. (Please mention your hotel and it’s address at the time of booking. Alternatively, contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the tour to give them these details).

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Paris

  • Overview & Itinerary

    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.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Paris at 0630h (06:30am) 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, arriving around 1900h (7:00pm).

  • 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 & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

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

    The tour requires a minimum number of people to operate. If the minimum requirement is not met the booking may be cancelled.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.Travelling time from Paris to Normandy is approx. 4-5 hours.
  • Reviews
    • Excellent!

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

      Patrick S Callahan
    • 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
    • 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
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