Normandy the D-Day
Private Driving tour to Normandy landing beaches with an expert local driver-guide by luxury vehicle. This is the one of the most beautiful and interesting places of France regions for trips.
For Americans visiting Paris, this full-day tour of Normandy visits the D-Day landing beaches, and the American cemetery, illuminates the heroic stories and history of the U.S. soldiers who risked and sacrificed their lives on that fateful day on June 6, 1944, during World War II.
An expert local guide picks you up in a luxury vehicle for a relaxing round-trip drive from Paris to sites including Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery, Arromanches, and Utah Beach (optional).
Available Every Day
Pick-up/drop-off at your residence; extra charge for a pick up and/or a drop-off outside Paris
Newest spacious Mercedes-Benz Class-V minivan, perfect for this tour
100% free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
What to Expect on this Normandy WWII Day Tour
Your private tour guide Paris, who is also your licensed driver, picks your private group up for a full day of World War II history, with an emphasis on the American soldiers who fought to protect the Allies and their people. Upon booking, please inform us if there are special spots or considerations you would like us to take into account on your visit.
On this tour, expect to visit important sites such as the ones that follow. Please let us know if you would like to tailor your tour in a way that includes additional stops, or longer stops at any of these landmarks.
American Cemetery of Colleville sur Mer
After lunch your journey continues with an exhaustive visit of the AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville sur Mer, 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 DDAY and Battle of Normandy operations.
Reflect at Omaha Beach
Your journey includes a visit to Omaha Beach, an ultimate symbol of the sacrifice of American soldiers in WWII.
The primary objective of Omaha was to secure a beachhead of some 5 miles between Port en Bessin and the Vire River, linking up with the British landings at Gold Beach and the Americans at Utah Beach.
Opposing the landings was the German 352nd Infantry Division, a large portion of whom had fought on the Eastern Front. As many of us know from the history books, little went as planned during the landing at Omaha Beach.
The defenses were unexpectedly strong and inflicted extremely heavy casualties on landing United States troops. Still a determined group of the survivors improvised, scaling the bluffs between the most heavily defended points, and assaulted the German troops.
By the end of the day, two small, isolated footholds had been won by the Americans.
Visit Pointe Du Hoc with a Private Tour
There will also be a private guided visit of Pointe du Hoc, where the Germans had built six casemates 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 made history
Pay Honor at the American Cemetery of Colleville sur Mer
Take an extensive visit of the American Cemetery of Colleville sur Mer. Some 172.5 acres contain the graves of 9,387 military personnel, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations.
Your guide can drive you around the property, or you can walk as much as you like, to visit the Memorial, the Wall of Missing, the Chapel, and many special tombs.
Your visit will be followed with a stop at the American Interpretive Center, where you will have the opportunity to view remarkable films and documentaries relating the D-Day and Battle of Normandy operations.
About Our Tour Guides and Transportation
Parismatic founder, Frederic Khlghatian—a certified, Paris-based tour guide for more than 23 years—is often the licensed driver and guide of this private day tour. Learn more about our experienced tour guides here, and please check out our Tripadvisor reviews.
We want your trip to be memorable, and comfortable transportation is a priority. Expect to be picked up in a Mercedes-Benz V-Class, equipped with Wi-Fi.
Safety and Accessibility for your Normandy D day Tours
We strive to take the stress out of planning your visit to this popular destination. Our tour guides are constantly in communication with local officials to ensure we have up-to-date information regarding reopenings and closures of the D-Day sites and local establishments, as well as health and safety guidelines.
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Reviews ( 2 )
Fred was awesome
I learned more about the connection between French and American history than I did in college.
Non stop tour. Abundance of history. I’m just glad there wasn’t a quiz at the end.
We had used PARISMATIC Tour services this summer. We purchased Giverny and Versailles combo tour and City Tour.
I must admit that the tours with Vrouir was the best (and I think we did more that 15 tours in all Europe), he is nice, and funny but also he knows a lot!!! Was a pleasure to spend time with him and learn a little more about the beautiful Paris!
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