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Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Tour including Cider Tasting and Lunch

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US$ 178.60
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    What to Expect
    Spend a day away from Paris and visit the Normandy beaches where thousands of the Allied Powers’ troops landed to free France from Axis control during World War II. During your early-morning ride aboard an air-conditioned coach to northern France, your informative guide shares fascinating commentary on the events of June 6, 1944, better known as D-Day.

    Begin at the Utah Beach Museum, housed in an original German bunker and constructed on the beach where the first American troops landed. Here, learn about Operation Overlord (the Allied codename for the Normandy Invasion) and the invaluable assistance from French citizens that made a difference in the war.

    Utah Beach is now home to one of only six remaining original B-26 fighter planes that were used during the invasion. Look out onto breathtaking views of the beach from inside the museum before heading down to the beach itself.

    Next, head out to the countryside to a 17th-century barn with a traditional cider-making orchard, and savor some of its cider and calvados (an apple-based brandy). With your appetite opened up, settle in for a 2-course lunch at a restaurant overlooking the port of Grandcamp-Maisy. (Lunch typically includes a main course of fish or meat, dessert and a glass of cider.)

    After your meal, your coach takes you to Pointe du Hoc, a cliff-top German defense the US troops heroically seized. Continue to Colleville-sur-Mer and pay your respects to the fallen at the American Cemetery.

    From the cemetery, you can see Omaha Beach, one of the landing beaches where many American soldiers are buried. Inside the Omaha Beach Visitor Centre, gain insight into the landings that did not fare accordingly to plan.

    Then, board your coach for return transport to your departure point in Paris.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Place du Trocadero, Place du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris, France
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    • Professional guide
    • Cider and calvados tasting
    • Lunch plus 1 glass of cider
    • All transfers in an air-conditioned coach
    • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
    • Entry/Admission - Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Pointe du Hoc
    • Entry/Admission - Cimetiere Americain de Colleville-sur-Mer
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Make a note of specific dietary requirements in the 'Special Requirements' field when booking
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    The tour guide Brad was a wealth of information and before it was over we knew everything about the invasion. We saw Utah, Omaha, and Point du Hoc beaches and the American Cemetery. Plenty of time and information as there were a couple of museums...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank utmikelee
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Although the weather wasn’t pleasant when we started out, we struck it rich when Addy was our tour guide. From the first moment of her greeting to when she helped us get a taxi at the end, she never disappointed, and always “wowed!” This would...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Grace C
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My wife and I went on the tour to Normandy with City Wonders, and it was absolutely incredible! From start to finish it exceeded expectations. The early rendezvous at the pick up point was easy, and the bus left promptly staying ahead of the Paris...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank RichT1964
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Did the Normandy D-day tour and was blown away with the amount of history our tour guides gave us. Addie and Nathaniel never left anything out, was very friendly and even made sure we were all good getting back to our hotels. Would definitely recommend...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Tinytoni90
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I was debating going on such a long trip, especially leaving my family for the whole day, but decided since it was 9/11 it would be a unique way to remember all we’ve endured. I immediately knew I made the right call. Maryann was our...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank joejoejoe2015
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    Paul S
    21 August 2019|
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    Response from 965lisaj | Reviewed this property |
    I don’t know if you can bring wine on the bus. Omaha Beach is way below the bluffs and you don’t actually walk on that beach. You do get to walk on Utah Beach. You can see the beach from the cemetery at Omaha Beach.
    20 March 2019|
    Response from Sally Ann D | Reviewed this property |
    No. There is one stop on the way. 1.5 - 2 hours to that point.
    28 October 2018|
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    Response from Knmarsh | Reviewed this property |
    30 minutes each maximum
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