The Normandy WWII D Day Beaches package tour: 2 days and 1 night in a 3-star hotel in Bayeux
Sundays and Mondays only
On the 6th of June 1944 at 6:30am, Allied forces landed on the coast of Lower Normandy to start the liberation of Europe from the Germans. Re-live for two days the principal events and battles that made the Battle of Normandy so important in our modern history.
More than 70 years later, follow the same roads taken by the Allied armies in the summer of 1944. Our guide, passionate about the history and the region of Normandy, will take you to the landing beaches themselves, the inland battlefields, the cemeteries of all three principal armies and the museums and explain the stories and history behind each: Sainte Mere Eglise, Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, American Cemetery, Canadian and British Sectors.
Scheduled 2016 departures from Paris:
March 13 and 14
March 27 and 28
April 10 and 11
April 24 and 25
May 15 and 16
May 29 and 30
June 12 and 13
June 26 and 27
July 10 and 11
July 24 and 25
August 7 and 8
August 21 and 22
September 4 and 5
September 18 and 19
October 2 and 3
October 16 and 17
Day 1: Departure from Paris
Your driver guide will escort you to Sainte Mère l’Eglise, the first French village to be freed from the German invasion, where you will see the 82nd airborne museum. Then drive to Sainte Marie du Mont or Utah Beach. This is one of the 5 landing beaches: as The Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt said “we’ll start the war from here!”
Then you will be driven to the Pointe du Hoc. The Pointe du Hoc was a vital position on the Atlantic Wall manned by the troops of Field-Marshall Rommel; its casemates of concrete several feet thick contained six 155mm guns, capable of firing on Omaha Beach and, even further away on Utah Beach at the foot of the Cherbourg Peninsula. On 6th June, at 7:10 am, 225 Rangers, quite unexpected, landed and heroically scaled the cliffs 90 feet high. The Rangers struggled on for two long days and when these heroes were finally reinforced by troops which landed on the nights of June 7th and 8th, only 90 of them remained, many of whom were wounded.
After this very full day, you will sleep in Bayeux in a 3-star hotel in Bayeux in Half board accommodation based on a double occupancy.
Day 2: Bayeux to Paris
You will leave Bayeux to visit the famous American Cemetary at Colleville-sur-Mer with its stark white gravestones, a truly moving experience. You’ll also see the museum and amazing artificial Port Winston at Arromanches (admissions included), Omaha Beach (the principle landing site of American forces), and the impressive German battery at Longues sur Mer. Your tour can also include the peace memorial at Caen with its inspiring World War II history exhibits and artifacts (admissions not included). Return to Paris at the end of the day.
Package price: 729 euros per person, double occupancy
Guaranteed departure from 2 people.
- There is no guided tour inside any monuments or museums.
- Guaranteed departure minimum 2 people. Max 12 people.
- Package based on a minimum of 2 participants. Price is per person in a double room with 1 large bed or a twin room with 2 single beds. If you need single rooms please contact us.
The package includes:
- Transportation from and to Paris in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus for 2 days (departure from our agency in Paris at 8:30am)
- Tolls fee
- English speaking guide services according to the above program
- Accommodation in a 3-star hotel: 1 night double occupancy
- Breakfast and dinner at the hotel
- Overnight guide/driver’s expenses
- Admissions to the Arromanche Museum.
The package doesn’t include:
- Any admission not mentioned
- Any meals and beverages not mentioned
- Any personal expenses and gratuity