with American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc and Cider Tasting
Small Group Tour
Explore the key D-Day spots in Normandy on our Omaha Beach half-day tour from Bayeux. You’ll walk directly on the sands of Omaha Beach, peer over the cliffs at the Pointe du Hoc, see massive guns and bomb craters, and explore inside of German bunkers.
Then you’ll taste some local cider and, of course, pay your respects to those who sacrificed everything when you visit the American Cemetery where thousands of white marble tombstones stand in rows.
Whether you’re a military history buff or someone who is just curious about D-Day, our guide will share the day’s events so you can better appreciate the remarkable acts of bravery and selfless sacrifice which took place during the Battle for Normandy.
On this small group half-day tour there will never be more than 8 participants. So you can be sure that your guide will be able to share the important events of D-Day with you in a personal and engaging way. It’s important to us that you enjoy the tour and come away with memories to share that will last you a lifetime.
Start your adventure in the heart of Bayeux in Normandy, at the Place de Quebec, where you’ll meet your guide. Together you’ll retrace the amazing events of D-Day along the coast of Normandy. You’ll ride in comfort in our brand new vans with large leather seats, fresh A/C, and wide clear windows.
The first stop on this tour will be at the Longues-Sur-Mer German Battery. Part of the “Atlantic Wall '' this Battery was built by the Germans as one of their many defenses against an invasion from the sea. The huge 150mm guns at this Battery fired on both Omaha and Gold sectors on D-Day.
With your guide you’ll go inside the German command bunker and learn about the first sighting of Allied ships on the sea. In order to help you understand the extreme fortifications the Allied troops had to fight against when they landed on D-Day, you’ll explore the other bunkers on the site where you will be able to see and touch the massive guns that still point towards England.
Then you’ll drive down to Omaha Beach where almost 2,500 men lost their lives on D-Day as they faced the most difficult circumstances of the Allied landing. You’ll learn about the terrible sacrifice of the youngest soldiers and why they were chosen to fight on “Bloody Omaha'' while older, more experienced soldiers were sent to other landing sites.
You’ll see the natural obstacles they faced and learn that despite being pinned down by heavy gun fire, these brave young men fought against the sea, the cliffs, and the odds of survival to “get the job done”. When you stand on the same sands as they did you will understand them so much more.
After Omaha Beach you’ll learn the impressive history of what happened at the Pointe du Hoc. Walking between the huge bomb craters, that are several yards deep, you’ll make your way to the very edge of the 100ft tall cliff. Peering over the edge you’ll learn how the Army Rangers accomplished the seemingly impossible task of scaling the cliffs by hand.
Leaving the Pointe du Hoc behind you’ll enjoy a short break at a family owned Cider farm. There you’ll do a cider tasting of the traditional Normandy hard cider which are made from a large variety of local apples. If you prefer not to drink alcohol then you can enjoy a tasty apple juice instead.
The final stop on this tour is the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer. Here the guide will share several stories of outstanding heroism and courage and introduce you to the graves of the men who lived these stories. You’ll be able to pay your respects to the Niland brothers who inspired the movie “Saving Private Ryan”, to Theodore Roosevelt Jr, a Medal of Honor recipient, and several other heroes that deserve to be remembered and visited.
The drive back to Bayeux will take between 30 and 45 minutes and you will be dropped at the Place de Quebec. The same place where you started your adventure earlier in the day. There you will say goodbye to your guide and thank them for the memories.
Max. 8 pers. per tour
All of our tours are commented in English
Dates & Times
Everyday at 8AM or 2PM
Place de Québec in Bayeux
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For the Omaha + Utah Beaches Full-Day from Bayeux you will meet with your driver-guide Place de Québec in Bayeux
The most dangerous beachhead to secure. Omaha beach saw the youngest and most foolhardy soldiers attack and it was their blood that turned the sea red.
Pay your respects to those who sacrificed everything at the American Cemetery. Among them, the real life brothers who inspired “Saving Private Ryan”.
This German Battery is very well preserved! You’ll be able to go inside of the bunkers and touch huge 150mm guns that still point towards England.
Peer over the 110 ft tall, crumbling, seaside cliffs and marvel at how the Army Rangers had to climb them while taking enemy fire.
Before there was a war there were apple trees to tend in Normandy. We'll stop at a local orchard and you'll taste some of Normandy’s famous Cider.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are committed to giving you the best experience possible, in case the tour you took with us didn’t meet your expectation we are happy to give a full refund as long as you participated in the entire tour and tell your guide at the end of the tour.
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We understand that unexpected events can change your travel plans; for this reason Blue Fox Travel offers a full refund, for any reason, if you cancel more than 24hrs before your reserved tour is scheduled to start.
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These are the Terms & Conditions that apply to any tour run by BLUE FOX TRAVEL in France under the brands BLUE BIKE TOURS or BLUE FOX TRAVEL.
In this document, BLUE BIKE TOURS might be abbreviated as BBT and BLUE FOX TRAVEL as BFT.
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Because BLUE FOX TRAVEL is a registered French company, and all of our tours take place in France, only the French Law will apply in the case of any conflict.
Last updated : January 2019.
Valid until : the end of the world.
I - Cancellation Policy
BFT offers a 100% refund if a reservation is cancelled more than 24 hours before the scheduled start of the tour. The notification must be made by email. No refunds are given for ANY reason once within the 24 hrs prior to the scheduled tour.
All of our tours run Rain or Shine. We do not issue refunds if you choose to skip your tour because the weather doesn’t suit you. You can always wait until the last minute to book your tour to ensure the weather suits you that day. BFT reserves the right to cancel any of its tours last minute in case of an Act of God or crazy act from a large group of people. Flooding, hail, dangerous weather conditions, riots, etc. In such instances full refunds will be given to anyone who had their tour cancelled.
II - Satisfaction Guarantee Policy
If the tour you took with us didn’t live up to what we promised you on our website and failed to meet your expectations, we will be heartbroken. We will also give you a 100% refund so long as you do all of these things:
You remember that we we are in no way responsible for the weather and that our guides actually have to give 110% of themselves to you on days when the weather is not as nice in order to help you enjoy the tour.
You participate in the entire tour from: being on time at the meeting point until the “goodbyes” at the very end of the tour. You can’t leave a tour half-way and ask for your money back.
At the end of the tour you tell your guide, in person, that you were not satisfied with the tour you took.
You provide your tour guide with the reasons you were not satisfied with the tour itself.
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A valid credit card is required to secure your booking. All reservations must be prepaid online prior to the tour. We accept Visa, Mastercard. None of your personal credit card or billing information is stored by BFT.
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V - Child Policy
All reservations made for children under the age of 18 years old must be made by an adult and we must be informed at the time of booking exactly how many children are in your party and their ages. This is vital information as it allows our guide to prepare the proper child sized equipments for the bike tours and the booster seats for all day trips/excursions that use one of our vans.
All reservations made for a minor under the age of 18 years old must also include the reservation for an adult who will be 100% solely responsible for the safety and well being of the child while on the tour.
Every child, under the age of 12 years old, partaking in a bicycle tour will be required to wear a helmet and a reflective vest as per French Law.
The adult who accompanies the child agrees to the responsibility of choosing a properly sized helmet, adjusting the helmet, and keeping the helmet on the head of the child during the whole tour. Blue Fox Travel has helmets in multiple sizes for you to choose from at no cost.
Don't forget: Children who will be riding in a baby/child seat, on a tandem attachment bike, or in a booster seat in one of our vans absolutely MUST have their seat reserved beforehand. We NEED to know exactly what your child will need before they show up. Please make it clear in the “Special Requirements” section of our booking form.
VI- Child Bike Policy
Children who will be riding on their own may be subject to a very short test run before the tour starts in which they will be expected to demonstrate: that they are well suited for their bike’s size and settings, that they know how to brake properly and that they are, in general, good cyclists who can be trusted to follow their tour guide in a safe manner.
We own 20” and 24” kids bikes (size of the wheel). Adult bikes are 26”. If the guide, or manager, finds that the child is not, for any reason, a good enough cyclist then the guide, or manager, has the right to refuse to let the child follow the tour on a personal bike.
This means they will either be asked to ride on one of our ‘tandem attachments’ which is attached to the back of a parents bike OR asked to ride in a child seat attached to the back of a parents bike. If the child refuses the change, then the guide or manager has the right to cancel the reservation, and not allow you and your child on the bike tour.
Refunds will not be issued if your reservation is cancelled because of your child not being able to cycle and their refusal to ride attached to you. Baby seats are for kids that are between the ages of 1 and 3 years old (max weight 22 kg (48 lbs)).
We also have some cool Burley™ tandem attachment bikes that are suitable for little kids who are too big for the baby seat but too small to cycle on their own (max weight 38 kg (85 lbs) - max height 137 cm (4 ft 6 in)).
VII - Damages to Blue Fox Travel Property
If you or anyone in your party damages a vehicle, a Blue Bike™, a vehicle, a child's bike, a helmet, a baby/child seat, a tandem attachment bike, any bike attachments, or a booster seat in such a way that it becomes badly disfigured, broken, or unusable, then BFT reserves the right to claim a fee of up to the cost of repair of the damaged bike/vehicle or object.
VIII - MiscellaneousYou and everyone in your party will be kind and respectful of your guide. You and everyone in your party will do their best to follow the safety instructions given orally by the guide before the start of the tour and during the tour.