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Omaha + Utah Beaches Full-Day from Bayeux

with Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Pointe du Hoc, and American Cemetery

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Omaha + Utah tour from Bayeux
Omaha + Utah tour from Bayeux

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The Ultimate Tour of D-day sites

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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.

Airborne Museum

The American Cemetery and the Pointe Du Hoc

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.

Utah Beach

Sainte-Mere-Eglise and Utah Beach

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.

Omaha + Utah Beaches Full-Day from Bayeux

Group size

Max. 8 pers. per tour

Duration

10.5 hrs

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

Meeting point

Place de Québec in Bayeux

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Reservation required

Tour Highlights

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach

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.

American Cemetery

American Cemetery

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.

German Battery

German Battery

Explore inside of an authentic German Command Bunker and learn about the huge guns on the “Atlantic Wall” that fortified the coastline.

Pointe-du-Hoc

Pointe-du-Hoc

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.

Overlord Museum

Overlord Museum

This one of a kind museum has an outstanding collection of authentic war machinery including Sherman and Panzer tanks and a Higgins landing boat!

Utah Beach

Utah Beach

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.

Sainte-Mère-Eglise

Sainte-Mère-Eglise

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.

Airborne Museum

Airborne Museum

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!

Lunch stop

Lunch stop

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€.

Cider Tastings

Cider Tastings

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

Can I start this tour from Paris?
We run a very similar tour (without the Utah Beach part) 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 to Normandy 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? What is the legal drinking age in France?
We accept children that are at least 7 years old on this tour. While this tour’s content was not planned out with kids in mind we do allow children that are aged at least 7 years old to join it with one of their parents. Kids younger than 7 years 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. There is no legal drinking age in France for minors who drink under the supervision of a parent. It is illegal to allow a minor to become inebriated (drunk). The legal age to buy alcohol is 18.
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. The other tour participants are expecting us to keep our word and run the tour in the way it has been advertised on our website. We can create a custom made tour just for you if you decide to book a private tour. If you are interested in taking a private tour to Normandy, with one of our guides then please send us an email with your travel dates and how many people are in your party. We’ll get back to you right away with our guides’ availability.
The tour date that I want is full, is there a waiting list?
No, sorry we don’t have waiting lists. If you are trying to book a tour that is already fully booked and it is still a full month before the date of that tour then you can try to open up another group by sending us an email. We make no promises but we will give it our best shot to find another available guide to lead another group to Normandy on that date.

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