with Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Pointe du Hoc, and American Cemetery
Small Group Tour
Our Omaha + Utah Beach tour from Bayeux is outstanding. We want you to better understand the remarkable acts of bravery and self sacrifice which took place during the battle for Normandy. On this tour you will walk on both Omaha and Utah beaches. You’ll visit the American Cemetery and pay your respects to fallen heroes. You’ll climb into huge German Bunkers. You’ll also see: a paratrooper (doll) stuck on a church steeple, massive bomb craters, and 110 foot tall cliffs.
Our Omaha + Utah Beaches Tour from Bayeaux is our most complete experience of the sites that were crucial to capture during the D-Day landings in Normandy. Our tour starts in central Bayeux. The first stop on this tour will be at the German command bunker at the Longues-sur-Mer Battery.
You’ll climb into the command bunker and learn about the “Atlantic Wall” fortifications that the Germans built in order to keep the Allied troops out of France.You’ll tour the casemates with their 6 foot thick cement walls and massive 150mm guns that fired on Omaha beach during the D-day landings. Then you’ll head down to Omaha Beach.
After your visit to the Overlord Museum you’ll be taken to pay your respects to those who sacrificed everything at the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer. Together you will walk amongst the 9,388 white marble tombstones. You’ll learn about 3 Medal of Honor recipients, the Niland brothers (whose story inspired the movie “Saving Private Ryan”), and many more brave men and women who are buried in the American Cemetery.
Once you have finished your visit to the American Cemetery you’ll be taken to a local restaurant for a one hour long lunch break. Your lunch is not included in our tour price but we are sure that there will be something on the menu that fits both your taste and your budget. We suggest planning on spending 15-20€ per person for a full lunch including your drinks.
After lunch you will be taken to the Pointe du Hoc. Here the Army Rangers were ordered to scale a 110ft tall, crumbling, cliffside in order to capture some anti-aircraft guns and big 155mm guns that pointed towards Omaha Beach. It was hell on them. You’ll learn why from your guide as you peer over the cliffside at the raging sea below it. Here you will also be able to see some of the massive bomb craters which Allied bombers made only days before D-day. They still scar the ground today.
Then you’ll be off to visit the quaint little town of Saint-Mère-Eglise where a paratrooper from the famous 101 Airborne Division (Band of brothers) got stuck on the steeple of a church. In Sainte-Mère-Eglise they have a saying: “Our salvation came from the heavens.” Here you will be able to visit the Airborne Museum and see an actual C-47 plane that dropped paratroopers on D-day. You’ll also be able to board the only original wooden WACO glider that remains in France today.
You’ll learn about the vital role the paratroopers played in securing key points that could not be reached by soldiers who landed on the beach. Then you’ll be driven to Utah Beach the westernmost of the landing beaches. Here the US Navy and the US Coast Guard enabled 21,000 soldiers of the US Army’s 4th Infantry Division to storm the beach on D-day. You’ll learn about the trials and surprises they faced as they fought back the Germans to secure the beachhead.
After this full day of exploration and retracing of the heroic deeds and deaths of so many men you’ll be given a small moment of sweetness to bring you back to the reality that you are on vacation. Our final stop of the day will be at a family run Cidery where you will be able to meet a charming local who will invite you to taste the famous Normandy Hard Cider.
Max. 8 pers. per tour
All of our tours are commented in English
Dates & Times
Everyday at 8AM
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
Omaha Beach was the hardest beach head to secure. Walk the beach and learn about the hardships that the soldiers faced when they landed here.
Feel the enormity of the sacrifice of human lives when you see the thousands of white tombs, standing in lines, on the bluff overlooking Omaha.
Explore inside of an authentic German Command Bunker and learn about the huge guns on the “Atlantic Wall” that fortified the coastline.
Walk among huge bomb craters as you make your way to the edge of the 110ft tall seaside cliff, climbed by the Army Rangers, on D-day.
This one of a kind museum has an outstanding collection of authentic war machinery including Sherman and Panzer tanks and a Higgins landing boat!
21,000 American soldiers landed on Utah and less than 300 of them were killed on D-day. Learn why the battle was very different here.
This country town with it’s stone church sits at the crossroads of two important roads. Learn about the paratroopers who landed here on June 6th.
Explore inside and all around several aircraft that took part in the battle for Normandy. Including a C-47 bomber and a troop transporting wooden glider!
Pick whatever fits your tastes and budget right from the menu at a humble little country restaurant. Any meal will cost you between 10-20€.
Locals in Normandy have been growing Apples and making hard cider for hundreds of years. You’ll visit a cider house where you will taste some!
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.
BLUE FOX TRAVEL is a registered SARL (Société à Responsabilité Limitée - Limited Liability Company) at the Paris Chamber of Commerce under the number : 534 151 576
BLUE FOX TRAVEL is a registered French Travel Operator under the licence : IM075160040
BLUE FOX TRAVEL is a registered Public Service Vehicle Operator under the Licence : 2016/11/0007784
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.
III - Payment Policy
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.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. Your personal informations will never be disclosed to any third parties.
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.