Normandy D day
Private Driving Tour to NORMANDY landing beaches with a licensed driver-guide in a deluxe minivan.
Main sites to visit: Ste Marie Du Mont, Utah Beach, Ste Mere Eglise, Pointe Du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery
After leaving Paris at 7 am along the A13, your guide will stop half-way for coffee and croissants before giving you a historical introduction to D DAY and the battle of Normandy. Upon your arrival in Normandy, you will start your journey with the visit of ARROMANCHES to discover with you the remains of the artificial harbor (Mulberry) that played a vital part in the success of the Landings.
You will stop at "The Pointe du Hoc", 90 feet high cliffs between Omaha and Utah beaches where you will feel the atmosphere of those dramatic events. Visiting the Colleville sur Mer American Cemetery, what overlooks Omaha beach. The 170-acre site contains 9,000 perfectly aligned white crosses and a memorial chapel which adds the finishing touches to this moving scene, allowing visitors to reflect on the price of war. It is also an opportunity for you to go in search of your own history as many of us have relatives or friends who fought and fell in this conflict.
From Arromanches, your guide will drive you to the German coastal artillery battery of LONGUES SUR MER that formed a part of Germany’s Atlantic Wall coastal fortifications. After your visit of Longues sur Mer, it is time for lunch in a nice typical Norman local restaurant (not included).
After lunch your journey continues with an exhaustive visit of the AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville, that covers 172,5 acres and that contains the graves of 9387 military dead, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations (visit of the Memorial, the wall of Missing, the Chapel, many special tombs – Medals of Honor etc).
Your visit will be followed with a stop at the AMERICAN INTERPRETATIVE CENTER where you will have the opportunity to view remarkable films and documentaries relating the D DAY and Battle of Normandy operations.
Your journey will continue with the drive to OMAHA BEACH that since June 6th 1944 has become the symbol of the sacrifice of American soldiers in WWII.
After your moving stop on Omaha beach, you will finish your journey with the private guided visit of POINTE DU HOC, where the Germans had built 6 case mates to house a battery of 155 mm guns. Situated between Utah beach and Omaha beach, these guns threatened Allied landings, risking heavy casualties in the landing forces. The US 2nd Ranger Battalion under the command of Colonel James Rudder was given the task of destroying the strong point from the sea. Their heroic struggle and final success has entered into history.
You will be back at your hotel around 7pm.
Departure Time: Morning
Duration: 13 hours
Price: 1-4 persons 1100€ + 50€ for each extra person
Max: 7 persons by minivan, for more people please contact us
Highlights: Normandy D-Day battle sites and landing beaches, American Cemetery, Longues-sur-Mer, The Point du Hoc, German fortification strong point before D-Day
Extra charge for pick up / drop off outside Paris.
Languages: French, English, Russian
If you have special request, do not hesitate to share them with us in comments when you book the tour online.
100% free cancellation at least 1 week before the tour day.
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