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Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields from Caen

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Caen, France
Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields from Caen

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

Explore some of the most famous battlefields of World War II during this private Normandy tour from Caen. Visit the D-Day beaches, where Allied soldiers invaded northern France on June 6, 1944. See the landing beaches and battlefields of Normandy, pay homage to the fallen at national cemeteries and visit area museums. Your expert guide can personalize this private tour to suit your interests.
  • Private tour from Caen to WWII sites in Normandy
  • Personalize this tour to visit the D-Day sites that interest you!
  • Visit battlefields and landing beaches, including Utah Beach, Omaha Beach and Sword Beach
  • Spend time reflecting at the American, Canadian and Commonwealth cemeteries
  • Spend time reflecting at the American, Canadian and Commonwealth cemeteries
  • Private tour ensures a more personalized experience
  • Wonderful tour for history buffs!
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Driver/guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 8 people)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Guide's lunch (approximately €25)

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9:00 AM
Caen city center.
This private Normandy tour from Caen allows you to choose what World War II sites you visit and how long you spend at each one. There are many D-Day sites to visit, and your expert guide offers unique insights into each one, no matter what sites you choose.

The beaches of Normandy – now known as the D-Day beaches – were invaded by more than 16,000 Allied troops on the nights of June 5 and 6, 1944. Soon, the beaches along the coast of Normandy saw heavy fighting between Allied forces and the Germans. These brutal battles helped lead to the eventual end of the war.

During this private Normandy tour, choose from a number of potential sites to create your own itinerary.

See the most famous landing beaches, such as Omaha Beach – which saw some of the deadliest fighting – or Utah Beach, the first the Allies secured. Pay your respects at the American Cemetery near Omaha Beach, where more than 9,300 soldiers are buried, or the Airborne Museum of Saint-Mere-Eglise.

See Sword Beach, where British and Free French soldiers made their advances, moving from there to capture Pegasus Bridge. Pay your respects at the Commonwealth Military Cemeteries, tour the Merville Battery Museum, or visit the Hillman Bunker Complex near the town of Colleville-Montgomery.

Head for Juno Beach, where the Canadian forces invaded, to see the Juno Beach Center and the Canadian Cemetery near Reviers and Veny-sur-Mer. Visit Ardenne Abbey, a 12th-century abbey where 11 Canadian prisoners of war were executed.

The itinerary is yours to sculpt, with each option offering wonderful opportunities to put history in context and honor those who fought and died on these beaches in Normandy.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • NST provides you with masks as well as hydroalcoholic gel. Our vehicles are disinfected after each use and the distance is respected.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Normandy Sightseeing Tour
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields from Caen?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields from Caen?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields from Caen.

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Wow!
Emily_S
, Jun 2022
Loved the history. The overlord museum was fantastic! We had a picnic on Utah beach. The American cemetery was beautiful.
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Excellent
Trek34573321280
, Jul 2019
Our tour guide was Caroline. She was fantastic! We learned so much throughout the day that we hadn't known prior to the tour. I would definitely recommend this tour. It was well worth the money and time we spent.
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star-5
Great family experience
William_L
, Jul 2019
The tour was very nice. Saw Utah and Omaha beaches and both the German and American Cemeteries. Our guide, Antoine was superb. Not only told the stories well, but with enthusiasm that brought the history to life. Nice day for the entire family
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THE BEST
Desiree T
, Jun 2019
We had a private tour and it was the best way to spend our day. Our guide was very knowledgeable of everything and definitely made sure we were getting to see everything we wanted. It was a once in a lifetime experience
star-5
Outstanding guide!
Joan W
, Mar 2019
We would follow Adrien and his illuminating stories anywhere as he made each place come alive. First class!
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Visit to Normandy
Kenneth_L
, Aug 2018
Oliver was wonderful. He has a wealth of knowledge and shared this with our family. He was very polite and enthusiastic. Our family appreciate his guidance.
star-5
Mr Lemele was super!
Dennis_J
, Jul 2018
Very good tour, Mr Lemele our guide was a great guy, extremely knowledgeable, gracious and accomodating. Tour was extremely interesting and sobering.
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I was disappointed with our guide...
lajhokie
, Aug 2017
I was disappointed with our guide. It was expensive since we had a private tour . I asked our guide about seeing the city where the paratroopers first landed , he said we couldn't do that right from the start. Then when I asked him about seeing some museums, again he said that would be a waste of our time. I know we couldn't do everything in a day , but he was average at best. To the point that i will not recommend Viator to others if this is the type of guides you have. He was interested in scheduling lunch. He was checking his phone throughout the day,which i feel was all personal business. I would recommend that he study up more on his subject before leading people especially for the high fee. As a final note he handed me his review and asked me to fill it out right in front of him. I rated him high marks since he was looking at me while I did it, I was at his mercy to get us back to our train station so I gave him a good review. Please disregard that review.
star-5
Everything that Romain, our tour guide...
Ashley L
, Apr 2016
Everything that Romain, our tour guide offered was absolutely professional and top-drawer!
star-5
Gwen was a wonderful tour guide! His...
Duane T
, Sep 2015
Gwen was a wonderful tour guide! His english was excellent and he explained, in detail, the many events leading up to as well as the D-Day invasion. My wife and I had a D-Day tour of Normandy in 2011 that we thought was excellent- but Gwen's tour was by far and away the best! He took us to a lovely hotel near Omaha beach for lunch and the food was exceptional! I would recommend Gwen and the Viator Normandy D-Day tour to all. Duane
star-5
Excellent tour. Tour guide was...
Richard P
, Sep 2015
Excellent tour. Tour guide was efficient, courteous, knowledgeable.
star-5
Our tour was made so excellent...
Donna W
, May 2015
Our tour was made so excellent thanks to the expertise and enthusiasm of our guide, Roman. From the moment he picked us up until he left us at the train station, he filled us with interesting background information and answered all of our questions knowledgeably. He made the sequence of events of the time logical and able to be understood and he gave a human perspective that made the day very moving and memorable. We would highly recommend this tour to all Americans visiting France.
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the tour guide - sunny - was THE BEST...
Jennife_W
, Oct 2014
the tour guide - sunny - was THE BEST! highly recommend her AND this tour!
star-5
Anne-Soffie was a super guide. I would...
Kevin R
, Aug 2014
Anne-Soffie was a super guide. I would tell anyone to use Viator
star-5
Our guide, Philip, was excellent...
Mark S
, Jul 2014
Our guide, Philip, was excellent! He was extremely knowledgable and passionate about the history of the area. We did this as a family of five, and all of us had the same opinion. If you are in the area DO THIS TOUR!
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I can't say enough good things about...
Berni B
, May 2014
I can't say enough good things about this tour. Our guide, Matt Legrande, was terrific. Informative, personable, high energy. A great guy. And as an area native whose grandparents lived through the war, he was able to share, not just the military perspective, but what its was like to be in the little villages that were just behind the beaches. I highly recommend Matt. And a private tour is far superior to doing the trip on your own. Without Matt, we would have just visited places and not experienced the stories behind the stories, the culture, and the context both before and after D-Day. Thanks Matt!
star-5
Our guide was excellent. He was very...
Barbara_A
, Oct 2013
Our guide was excellent. He was very knowledgeable of the beaches, the battle plans, the statistics, the history of the area; recommended an excellent local museum for lunch; he told interesting anecdotal stories of the area that made the tour more personal. The only glitch in the trip was the closure of the American cemetery due to government shutdown in October! ....certainly not the tour guide's fault! I would highly recommend this private tour to friends.
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Private Normandy tour with Matthew...
Karen M
, Aug 2013
Private Normandy tour with Matthew Cardinale was fantastic. We enjoyed every minute of it, he was very knowledgable, and had many personal stories, as his family has lived in Normandy for generations. For four people the cost was the same as a bus tour would have been, and the is no comparison. Wonderful eight hours.
star-5
Adrian was terrific. We would use him...
Ross F
, Jul 2013
Adrian was terrific. We would use him and Viator again.
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Our tour guide Jonathan was...
John L
, Apr 2013
Our tour guide Jonathan was fantastic! He was knowledgable, personable and really made this tour an unforgettable experience. We visited Omaha and Utah beaches, Point du Hoc, the American, Allied and German cemeteries, St. Mere Eglise, and several unexpected highlights. We will remember this once-in-a-lifetime experince for many years to come!

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