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D-Day Normandy Day Trip

★★★★★ 4.9 / 5 11 Reviews
Take an unforgettable day trip from Paris and visit the Beaches of Normandy where the outcome of WWII was changed for Europe! You’ll explore Omaha Beach, German Bunkers, the Operation Overlord Museum, Pointe du Hoc, as well as the American Cemetery where 9 387 white crosses stand in lines. Duration: 1 Day (approx.)
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Discover the beaches of Normandy!

Retrace the steps of the brave men who took part in the largest military operation in the history of the world on this unforgettable day trip from Paris. You’ll walk the sands of Omaha Beach, peer over the cliffs at the Pointe du Hoc, and go inside of old German bunkers with massive guns still pointing towards England.

You’ll learn the details of the attack plan when you explore the Operation Overlord Museum and have the chance to pay your respects to those who sacrificed everything when you visit the American Cemetery with its 10,000 white crosses standing in rows.

On June 6th, 1944 an unprecedented event took place on the Beaches of Normandy. It was a highly detailed and extremely difficult offensive attack on the Third Reich by more than 150,000 Allied troops arriving by sea and air. The epic battle waged on D-Day was crucial to the liberation of France, the outcome of WWII, and the future of the free world.

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 on the beaches of Normandy.

German Bunkers and Omaha Beach
Meet up in the morning with your guide close to the Arch de Triomphe in Paris and head off in a small group of 8 people to retrace the amazing events of D-Day and the Normandy Invasion. The Beaches of Normandy are only 2 hours away from Paris with lots of beautiful French countryside in between.

Arriving in Normandy you’ll explore part of the “Atlantic Wall” built by the Third Reich as you follow your guide into a battery of German bunkers. You’ll see and touch the huge guns that still point towards England and learn about the many extreme fortifications the Allied troops had to fight against when they landed on D-Day.

You’ll then drive to Omaha Beach where the most difficult and impressive attack happened. It’s called “Bloody Omaha” by WWII veterans because in a matter of hours almost 2,500 men lost their lives on this beach. Despite being pinned down by heavy artillery, the surviving soldiers fought with bravery and ingenuity to overcome the enemy.

Operation Overlord Museum and the Pointe du Hoc
Diving deeper into the details of the Invasion of Normandy you’ll visit the Overlord Museum and discover its unparalleled collection. You’ll have an hour of free time inside to see personal items from soldiers, heavy artillery, and other equipment that actually took part in the invasion.

After your visit to the museum it will be lunch time. The guide will take you to a nearby restaurant that has many local specialties such as French barbecued meats, different salads, as well as savory and sweet crepes. You’ll have one hour to rest and enjoy your lunch.

Then you’ll visit the Pointe du Hoc. Walking on the battle scarred earth where allied bombs exploded, you’ll make your way to the edge of the 100ft tall cliffs. Peering over the edge you’ll wonder how the Army Rangers accomplished the impossible task of scaling the cliffs under heavy enemy fire without any back up.

The American Cemetery
Leaving the Pointe du Hoc behind you’ll enjoy a short break at a family owned Cider House. There you’ll have free tastings of the famous Normandy hard cider and Calvados that were made locally. Anyone who prefers not to drink alcohol can enjoy an outstanding apple juice.

To finish your adventure on the coast of Normandy you will visit the American Cemetery. The guide will share many incredible acts of bravery and heroism that individual men performed and show you where these men rest today. You’ll be able to pay your respects to Medal of Honor heroes, Theodore Roosevelt Jr, and the Niland brothers who inspired the movie Saving Private Ryan.

The ride back to Paris will take a little over 2 hours long and will include a stop for you to use the restroom and stretch your legs. You’ll arrive back in Paris at about 8pm and say goodbye to your guide at the Arch de Triomphe.

- What To Expect

Good to Know:
- Our meeting point is easy to find and details will be in your booking confirmation email.
- Restrooms are available at every stop we make on the tour except for on Omaha Beach. We always make a rest stop during the drives to and from Paris.
- Lunch is not included in our tour price. We will stop for a 1 hour lunch break at a restaurant and you can choose from many local foods.
- Gratuities (aka “tips”) are never an obligation but they are happily accepted by our guides.

- What Is Included

- Transportation by luxury A/C minibus
- Knowledgeable & friendly guide
- All entrance tickets

Customer Reviews (11 reviews)

Great tour of Normandy

★★★★★ Reviewed by Rob on 2018-10-20
Nicholas was professional, thorough, and very engaging. His personable approach and pleasant ability to keep the group on schedule made for a truly rich and memorable experience. I would heartily recommend Blue Fox to anyone.

Day trip to Normandy

★★★★★ Reviewed by Camille on 2018-10-07
We had a memorable day. Meeting place instructions were clear, the driver/tour guide was informative and enthusiastic about the D-Day invasion locations.

The courage of our soldiers is amazing.

★★★★ Reviewed by Safyra on 2018-10-04
A small group tour is the way to go. The American cemetery & flag ceremony, still intact German gun emplacements, the cliff at Pointe du Hoc, and the Overlord Museum leave you in awe of what our soldiers did. Standing on Omaha Beach is something I will never forget. I wish we had more time on the beach and had been there at low tide to replicate the conditions of the invasion. The guide was quite friendly and responsive.

Normandy an incredible trip of a lifetime

★★★★★ Reviewed by Jason on 2018-09-29
Visiting Normandy was an experience of a lifetime. It had long been on my bucket list and as we were strangers to France we decided to see it via a tour. After doing online research on the various tour companies we decided on Blue Fox Travel and we were not disappointed. We had the opportunity to see remaining German Gun Batteries, Omaha Beach, the Overlord Museum, Pointe du Hoc and the very moving American Cemetery. Not only were we given time to walk around on bloody Omaha but after purchasing small souvenir bottles our exceptional tour guide made a special stop back at the beach to enable us to gather some sand. Our guide Nisa was wonderfully personable and had a wealth of historical information. She never wanted us to feel rushed and often told us to take our time to ensure we had time to reflect on and absorb the reality of the horrors that faced all who were involved on that fateful day. The small group really made the trip feel a lot more intimate and it was worth every penny. It’s given us the desire to head back and drive some of those other significant beaches.

Trip to Normandy

★★★★★ Reviewed by Horst on 2018-09-20
EXCELLENT!!!!! Professional guide: very knowledgeable, courteous, friendly!!!!! Went out of his way........far beyond his duty: his name was Nicklaus.....can’t say enough GOOD about him!!!!!

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