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The Basics

Guided tours of the five D-Day beaches—Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, and Sword Beach—run from Bayeux, Caen, Le Havre, Carentan, and Paris, and often include visits to other Normandy battlefields such as Pointe du Hoc, Arromanches, and Pegasus Bridge. For a more personalized experience, opt for a private or small-group tour and choose to focus on the American, Canadian, or British sites and memorials.

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Normandy D-Day Small-Group Day Trip with Omaha Beach, Cemetery & Cider Tasting
Normandy D-Day Small-Group Day Trip with Omaha Beach, Cemetery & Cider Tasting
$251.50 per adult
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A truly once in a lifetime experience.
This was a bucket list experience for me an the tour did not disappoint. Our guide, John Baptiste, was amazing. Not only is he a wealth of knowledge but he is truly a great person with a personality to match. We saw all the highlights capped by taps at the cemetery at 5. Very moving! A very long day but we’ll worth the effort.
Brad_B, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Bayeux

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A truly once in a lifetime experience.
Brad_B, Sep 2021
Normandy D-Day Small-Group Day Trip with Omaha Beach, Cemetery & Cider Tasting
This was a bucket list experience for me an the tour did not disappoint. Our guide, John Baptiste, was amazing. Not only is he a wealth of knowledge but he is truly a great person with a personality to match. We saw all the highlights capped by taps at the cemetery at 5. Very moving! A very long day but we’ll worth the effort.
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D-Day tour
Gretchen_C, Sep 2021
Normandy D-Day Small-Group Day Trip with Omaha Beach, Cemetery & Cider Tasting
The tour guide was very personable. We enjoyed his company. The trip was fantastic. The beaches of Normandy and the cemetery were emotional and brought home the reality of D-Day. Lunch was good. The times were as advertised. It was a long day but glad we went.
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Amazing experience
Seid, Aug 2021
Normandy D-Day Small-Group Day Trip with Omaha Beach, Cemetery & Cider Tasting
Adrian was an excellent tour guide, friendly and extremely knowledgable -- took the time to explain all of the sites and answer questions. Standing on Omaha Beach was the highlight of the trip. If you have the time for a day trip to Normandy, do not miss out on this.
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A very interesting excursion in our past
Marcella_D, Sep 2021
Utah & Omaha Beaches D-Day Group Tour from Bayeux
Utah beach and the American cemetery. We loved the way our guide, Tom, managed to involve us in the history
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Very good
Alonso_F, Aug 2021
Omaha Beach Half-Day Trip from Bayeux
Very interesting and very good guide. We visited the most important sites and listened to interesting storories and facts.
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Normandy Day Trip From Paris - OUTSTANDING
Laura_B, Sep 2021
Normandy D-Day Small-Group Day Trip with Omaha Beach, Cemetery & Cider Tasting
Adrien with Blue Fox Tours was the guide for our small group tour (8 max). This is the way to go! He made it such a moving and pleasant day filled with history beyond the text book. He would provide an overview before each stop, allow us some time on our own and then we’d reconvene with a summary and Q&A. As an added bonus, his English is outstanding and he provided the added benefit of insight on local culture. Best value for your time and money!
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Fabulous day from beginning to end. Shuttle met us right on time at exact designated spot. Tour guid was fabulous!!!
Jeffrey_S, Feb 2020
D-Day Omaha Beach Area Morning or Afternoon Group Tour from Bayeux
Loved our day in Bayeux and Normandy. Our tour guide was great and treated us like “friends.” He was courteous, thoughtful, funny and extremely knowledgeable of all the events surrounding the D-Day invasion and local area. Shuttle van was clean, and comfortable with lots of leg room. Tour started and ended “on-time” and our guide even dropped us at the train station at the end of the day. Highly recommend this tour and this tour guide!!’ Five stars!
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Interesting.
Passport625392, Oct 2019
Omaha Beach Half-Day Trip from Bayeux
Informative. Guide was knowledgeable. Transport was clean and comfortable. Enjoyed having the speakers in the back of the van. Provided time for questions.
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A Thoughtful Visit and Learning Experience
Ian_J, Mar 2020
D-Day Omaha Beach Area Morning or Afternoon Group Tour from Bayeux
Our guide was punctual, knowledgeable, and kind. We had a wonderful visit and learned a lot. I highly recommend!
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Never to be forgotten….D-Day
Tori_J, Aug 2021
Normandy D-Day Small-Group Day Trip with Omaha Beach, Cemetery & Cider Tasting
Seeing the rough terrain and trying to imagine those young soldiers struggling to stay alive and the sacrifices they made was overwhelming. Our guide did an excellent job sharing facts snd anecdotes about a variety of people and related events that made the experience really meaningful.
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Explore the history of D-day and WWII
Jason_H, Aug 2021
Normandy D-Day Small-Group Day Trip with Omaha Beach, Cemetery & Cider Tasting
This is a full day tour that offers sights/history of D-day. It was a great experience with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Make sure to bring a coat as the coast is windy/cold :). Normandy is about 2-3 hours from Paris and transport is in a nice van (We had 7 other guests with plenty of space per person). We explored multiple different sights and you could go into some of the original bunkers. The American Cemetery is very impressive with beautiful grounds.
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Excellent tour of Normandy areas seen by US forces on D-Day
JudyNV, Nov 2019
Utah & Omaha Beaches D-Day Group Tour from Bayeux
Husband (old post-WWII GI) and I really appreciated the guided visit and insightful information about what happened at Utah and Omaha on D-Day.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Most tours visit WWII cemeteries and memorials, so it’s important to dress and act respectfully.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes to explore the battle ruins and beaches.

  • Some tours are wheelchair accessible, but it’s best to check in advance with your tour operator.

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How to Get There

Omaha Beach is located along the coast of Normandy in northern France, 15 miles (24 kilometers) northwest of Bayeux. Although buses run to the beach from Bayeux, the easiest way to visit is by private transportation or as part of a guided tour. The American Cemetery lies above the beach, from where a long walkway heads down to the beach itself.

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When to Get There

Tours run to Omaha Beach year-round, but it can get busy during peak summer season. If you’re visiting in July and August, try to arrive early morning or early evening to avoid the large groups of day-trippers. The most moving time to visit is during the annual D-Day Festival, which commemorates the anniversary of the Allied Landings with a program of memorials, parades, and beachside picnics.

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The D-Day Landings

Omaha Beach was the location of one of the most significant battles World War II. On June 6, 1944, American troops were given the task of securing Omaha Beach as part of a strategy to land Allied troops along five points on the coast of Normandy—an operation code-named D-Day. Due to unforeseen tidal forces and stronger than expected German defenses, the American soldiers suffered massive losses—2,400 casualties in a day of bloody fighting. However, the landing was eventually successful with 34,000 troops securing the area for the Allies, and thus beginning the end of the war.

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