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Omaha Beach Half-Day Tour from Bayeux

with American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc and Cider Tasting

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Omaha tour from Bayeux
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Normandy D-Day highlights from Bayeux

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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.

German bunkers
German bunkers

German Bunkers on the Atlantic Wall

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.

Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach and the Pointe du Hoc

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.

American Cemetery
American Cemetery

The American Cemetery

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.

Good to Know:

  • Our meeting point is super easy to find! Exact details will be in your confirmation email.
  • Restrooms are available at every stop we make except for on Omaha Beach.
  • There is no lunch stop on this half-day tour. You’ll be back in Bayeux on time for lunch/dinner
  • In France tips are always warmly welcomed by guides. So, if you appreciate your guide, please tip them!
Omaha Beach Half-Day Tour from Bayeux

Group size

Max. 8 pers. per tour

Duration

5hrs

What's Included

  • Transportation by luxury A/C minibus
  • Knowledgeable & friendly guide
  • Cider tastings

Language

All of our tours are commented in English

Dates & Times

All year
Everyday at 8AM or 2PM

Meeting point

Place de Québec in Bayeux

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Reservation required

Tour Highlights

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach

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.

American Cemetery

American Cemetery

Pay your respects to those who sacrificed everything at the American Cemetery. Among them, the real life brothers who inspired “Saving Private Ryan”.

Longues-sur-Mer

Longues-sur-Mer

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.

Pointe-du-Hoc

Pointe-du-Hoc

Peer over the 110 ft tall, crumbling, seaside cliffs and marvel at how the Army Rangers had to climb them while taking enemy fire.

Cider Tastings

Cider Tastings

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

Can I start this tour from Paris?
We run a very similar tour as a day trip from Paris, please see here.
How many people are in the group?
This is a very small group tour. Our guides take no more than 8 people to Normandy in their groups.
What is the Cancellation Policy?
Lots of things can happen that make a person need to change their plans. So you’re welcome to cancel this tour up to 24 hours before it starts and we’ll give you a full refund. If you plan out your travel time poorly, arrive late, and miss your tour we will feel sad that you missed your tour but we will not issue you a refund.
How far in advance should I book?
This tour is one of our best selling tours and it also has a tiny group! You should book at least 4 weeks in advance in order to be sure to find room on the date of your choice.
Can kids join this tour?
Children that are at least 7 years old can join this tour under the supervision of a parent. You should know that this tour’s subject is very serious and the real life stories that our guide’s will share might be shocking for little kids. Kids younger than 7 years old absolutely cannot join this tour as we do NOT have the suitable baby/child seats for them to ride in that are required by European law. Finally, you should know that children under 18 years old will not be served hard cider on this tour. Apple juice only.
Can we skip a stop and add on a different site that is not listed in this tour description?
No, sorry we cannot do this on one of our public small group tours. Everyone else who booked the tour with you is expecting us to keep our word and visit all of the spots that have been advertised on our website. If you want to create a custom made tour with hand picked stops then please reach out to us via email. Our team of expert guides will be happy to set up a personalized private tour just for you. Prices for private tours start at 650€.
The tour date that I want is full, is there a waiting list?
No, sorry we don’t have waiting lists. If you really want to book spots in a small group that is already full then you should give us a call (8AM-8PM Paris time) and we can try to schedule another guide onto that same date and open up another 8 spots to be booked. We make no promises but we will give it our best shot to find another available guide to lead another group in Normandy on that date. So, don’t be shy! Our number is: +33649323649 from any cell phone. WhatsAp also works with that number!

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