Utah & Omaha Beaches U.S. Sector D-Day Trip From Bayeux (shared)

Highlights

  • Discover Sainte-Mère-l’Église, heart of the jump zone for the 82nd Airborne.

  • Visit both Utah and 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

Summary

Join us for this Normandy battlefield full day tour and join our knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide with for a full 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 and Utah landing beaches, U.S. cemetery, the preserved Pointe du Hoc site and historic Sainte-Mère-Eglise village. Discover all the Normandy region has to offer and immerse yourself in the poignant historical period of D-Day.

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
Group Size
8
Pricing
Adult: (13-64 years)
€100.00
Child: (4-12 years)
€50.00
Senior: (65-94 years)
€105.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

Place du Québec, Bayeux, Normandy, 14400, FR

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

8.50 am - Meeting point in Place du Québec Tour Operator pick up zone.

9.00am - Depart from Bayeux

- Stop at Sainte Mère Eglise
- Stop at Utah Beach
- Stop at Pointe du hoc
- Stop at Omaha Beach
- Stop at U.S Cemetery in Colleville sur Mer

5.00pm -Return to Bayeux


Get on board this private Normandy battlefield tour. Experience a full day visit to the key U.S landing beaches and other important American D-Day sites.

PICK UP IN BAYEUX
In the morning, meet your English speaking driver guide at the designated meeting point in Bayeux. Your guide will go over the itinerary and program of this small group full day tour which includes World war II landing beaches linked to d-day, Sainte Mere Eglise village, pointe du Hoc and commentaries on other famous sites such as longues sur mer.

On the morning of June 6, 1944, also known as the longest day, thousands of soldiers from the Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy in an attempt to liberate France and the continent from the German occupation. This marked the beginning of a fierce and deadly battle against surprised but well-trained Nazi troops.

FIRST STOP IS IN SAINTE MERE EGLISE VILLAGE
Among the allied troops, the Americans landed on two different beaches, later named Utah and Omaha. First, head towards Sainte Mère Eglise heart of the drop zone for the 82nd Airborne U.S. forces. Indeed, the D-Day landings did not only happen from the sea!

Airborne divisions and paratroopers rained on this village, and one of them famously got caught in the tower of the church. The village is also home to the airborne museum that can be visited during one of our private tours from Bayeux.

REACH UTAH BEACH LANDING AREA
Then, your Normandy battlefield tour will take you to Utah beach, the second beach where the American troops landed. Again, listen to your guide as he reveals the historical facts of the landings and how the troops were able to storm the beaches in this area.

It is here that the 101st airborne pathfinders were dropped the night before d day invasion. Your guide will also take you to the US military cemetery where you can pay your respects to the ones who fell during D-Day and the Battle of Normandy that followed.

VISIT STUNNING POINTE DU HOC
Also located in the American sector, head to the Pointe du Hoc, a breathtaking cliff offering lunar landscapes, stunning bomb craters and a magnificent viewpoint over the English Channel. Given the toughness of the operation, the Pointe du Hoc was given to Rangers to land upon.

The battle site, dotted with German bunkers was rough, as the Pointe du Hoc had been built as a key point of the Atlantic Wall. It was the highest point between Utah beach and Omaha beach and provided a great observation spot to notice any unfriendly arrivals from the sea. You can still see an artillery gun battery there and feel as if it was still 1944.

FOLLOWED BY OMAHA BEACH LANDING AREA
This Normandy battlefield tour will also take you to Omaha beach, where the deadliest of the landings took place. Even though bombings occurred before the landing itself, they failed to neutralise the German positions in that sector.

In addition, troops and amphibian vehicles were disembarked too far from the shore, leading to an absolute failure and thousands of men being killed under heat German fire. The assault on this beach was perfectly depicted in the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan movie. Learn more about the landing and the following days as your tour guide explains all the events that took place on the beach and how the battle raged and evolved inland.

END THE TOUR AT THE AMERICAN CEMETERY IN COLLEVILLE SUR MER
If time permits, your guide will also make a stop at the Omaha Beach American Cemetery and memorial in Colleville sur mer where you will have some time to pay homage to the fallen. Depending on the timing of the day you might also have the opportunity to enter the visitor center.

This shared tour will have you picked up in the morning in a central location in Bayeux. At lunch time, your English-speaking guide will point out the best places to eat depending on the location you are at.

Please note that the order of visits can vary depending on traffic, weather conditions or other factors. Your driver/guide will adapt the tour so as to make it the most comfortable possible for you. We also program day trips to the other major sites of the area including Sword beach and Juno beach.

What’s included?

  • Pick-up and drop-off at centrally located meeting point in Bayeux.

  • English-speaking driver/guide.

  • Travel in comfortable, air conditioned Mercedes Minivan

  • Stop at Utah & Omaha Beaches.

  • Visit US cemetery in Colleville.

  • Visit of “Pointe du Hoc”.

  • Stop in Sainte Mère Eglise.

  • Free WiFi access on board.

  • Bottled water in the vehicles.

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Instant booking confirmation

  • Maximum 8 persons per tour.

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate

  • Prices are per person.

  • Currency is in Euros

  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible.

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 24 hours prior to departure: no cancellation fees except the booking fees. 24 hours prior to departure and less > no refund All semi private tours depart on time. Clients should present themselves at the allocated meeting point at least 10 minutes before the beginning of the tour. Driver/guide will not wait unless Ophorus has been previously informed that the client will be late with a maximum waiting time of 10 minutes. Beyond that waiting time, tours will depart and Ophorus cannot be held responsible for clients missing their tour.

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. 

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