Omaha Beaches U.S. Sector D-Day Half Day Trip From Bayeux (Private)

Highlights

  • Get An Insight Into the US Battles on D-Day

  • Visit Omaha landing beaches.

  • Walk upon Pointe du Hoc and learn how US rangers scaled this vertical cliff.

  • Pay tribute to those fallen at the U.S Cemetery in Colleville

  • Local Tour Guide, Expert on D-Day & Battle of Normandy

Summary

Get onboard this Normandy battlefield tour and join our knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide with for a half day visit to the key beaches, sites and museum linked to D-Day. This small group tour will take you to different points of interest such as the inescapable Omaha beache, U.S. cemetery and the preserved Pointe du Hoc site . 

Tour info

Duration
4 hours
Group Size
8
Pricing (From)
Adult: (0-99 years)
€390.00
Commentary
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

8.50 am / 1.50 pm - Meeting point at your accommodation in or near Bayeux

9.00am / 2.00 pm- Depart from Bayeux

- Guided visit of Pointe du Hoc
- Visit of Omaha Beach
- Visit of the Normandy American Cemetery

1.00pm / 6.00pm - Return to Bayeux

Meet your English speaking local guide, expert in WWII  

Today, meet your English speaking guide who is an expert of the Normandy landing beaches and D-Day event and who will go over the itinerary and program of this half day tour with you. Then, board your spacious, comfortable, air conditioned Mercedes minivan and begin to make your way to the Quercy region of France.

Travel in a spacious Mercedes Minivan 

Your private Sarlat Sightseeing Tour will take place in one of our very spacious Mercedes Minivans. This vehicle can take up to 8 persons normally but on this occasion, the vehicle will only be for you. This allows you to choose the seat that you think best in terms of social distancing while still enjoying the information passed on by your guide.

All our vehicles are equipped with an on board P/A system that allows you to hear the commentary of your driver/guide no matter where you are seated. Also, there is free Wi-Fi access on all tour vehicles. Bottled water is also available in all our vehicles.

Begin your Omaha & D-Day sites excursion

This small group tour from Bayeux is dedicated to the most significant US battlefield sites of D-Day including Omaha beach, Pointe du Hoc and the US Cemetery in Colleville sur Mer. This tour is a perfect introduction to this period of time for those of you who have only but a short time in the area.

Reach the coastal battlefields road

Departing from Bayeux, your private tour will first reach the coastal battlefield area and d-day landing beach of Omaha beach. Here, listen to your guide as you are taken back in time to hear the tale of one of the boldest and most successful large scale invasions in military history.

Omaha was by far the toughest assignment in Overlord and was the most heavily defended of all the beaches; its bunkers, fighting positions, and obstacles were intended to repel any Allied landing. Your Guide, expert in the battle of Normandy, will retrace for you how it happened and where the fighting took place.

Drive to Pointe du Hoc

After a short drive, you will be taken to the Pointe du Hoc site; located between Utah & Omaha beaches, this prominent position along the coast of Normandy, was a focal point of the amphibious assault by U.S. forces during the early morning hours of D-Day, 6 June 1944.

Here, Lt. Col. James E. Rudder, commanding the 2nd Ranger Battalion, received the mission to land at 6:30 a.m., scale the 100 foot cliffs, and disable the German positions. Lt. Col. Max F. Schneider’s 5th Ranger Battalion would follow and reinforce them.

Arrive on the site of Pointe du Hoc. Your half day tour includes a walk along the cliff, surrounded by the incredible lunar, battle scarred landscape. Today, one can imagine the number of shells falling and leaving their print as the grounds are dotted with the craters left by the bombardments.

Visit the Normandy American Cemetery

End your sightseeing tour with a stop at the Normandy American Cemetery. Located in Colleville-sur-Mer, on the site of the temporary American St. Laurent Cemetery, established by the U.S. First Army on June 8, 1944 as the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II.

Here you will have some time to walk around and pay homage but also visit the Visitor Center that provides a fuller array of visitor services to put the D-Day landings in perspective as one of the greatest military achievements in history. After the visit, return to Bayeux.

What’s included?

  • Pick up at your accommodation in Bayeux or the surrounding area

  • Professional English speaking driver/guide

  • Itinerary & Program can be fully customized

  • Travel in fully equipped, air conditioned Mercedes minivan.

  • Free WiFi access on board

  • Bottled water in the vehicles

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums and attractions

  • Personal insurance & expenses

  • Meals and drinks

  • Gratuities for the guide

Things to know

Before you book

  • Price is per group, not per person

  • This product is on request. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order.

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate.

  • Maximum 8 persons per tour, larger groups contact us.

  • English speaking tour, other languages on request

  • Not wheelchair accessible.

  • Currency is in Euros.

Before you go

  • Please be ready 10 minutes before departure time

  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Cancellation Policy

    Operator strictly adheres to its cancellation policy and will make no exceptions to the policy. If Guest chooses to cancel his or her reservation, Operator must receive written notice of said cancellation in writing via certified mail, fax or e-mail sent to [email protected] (with confirmation of receipt from Operator), and Guest shall be subject to the following cancellation fee schedule: Ophorus requires full payment by credit card, internet payment (through our website) or wire transfer (Wire transfer fees at the charge of the Guest) to make a reservation. We accept payment by AMEX, Visa and Master Card. There is no charge or service fee for processing credit card payments except with American Express +3%. For any cancellation, the following fees will be deducted from the refund: Up to 48 hours prior to departure: no cancellation fees except the booking fees. 48 hours prior to departure and less > no refund No show - no refund.

Redemption information

    If any hotel or predetermined meeting place changes, notify Orphorus immediately.  Otherwise be at location 10 minutes prior to pick up time.


    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Ophorus Tours is both a licensed Tour Operator, member of Atout France and ETOA, and a Transportation company with headquarters in Bordeaux. We operate since 2005 and conduct Walking Tours, Day Trips, Private Tours, Shore Excursions and multi-regional Tours throughout France. 

Our multilingual office staff is made up of France Travel Experts that design unique itineraries for both individuals and groups. Their perfect knowledge of the destination allows them to suggest carefully crafted programs to professionals of the Travel Trade all over the world. 

Our in house team of licensed, multilingual Tour Guides are local Experts that can conduct any type of tours including (but not limited to) Cultural & Historical, Food & Wine, Luxury, Battlefields, Active, Family friendly, Faith-based etc...