Normandy D-day

Tour Number

Activity Level

564897


Categories

Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

A day of remembrance ...


On this complete, full‐day tour, you will discover the Landing Beaches of Normandy where on the 6th of June 1944, the Allied forces landed on the coast of Lower Normandy to start the liberation of Europe from the Nazis. You will re-live the principal events with me and battles of the Longest Day.
♥ D-DAY 75th anniversary this year !!! I will pick you up from your hotel in Paris at 7. 00 am in a deluxe private vehicle and you will depart immediately to the wonderful region of Normandy. Upon your arrival, I will be given an introduction to the battle of Normandy. I always take lots of documents, photos and maps on my tours for a better understanding. Enjoy a quick stop half‐way for coffee and croissants on the way. If time permits, enjoy a cider and calvados tasting in a small local farm near Arromanches before heading back to Paris in the late afternoon, where you will be dropped off at your hotel around 7. 00 pm

Itinerary

You will begin your day in Pointe du Hoc, a strategic position for the Germans overlooking the English Channel just between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. I will explain to you how the US Second Ranger Battalion successfully assaulted Pointe du Hoc after scaling the cliffs. You will then enjoy the scenery whilst driving along Omaha Beach before reaching one of the highlights of the day : the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer where 9387 American soldiers are buried. I will show you famous headstones such as The Niland Brothers who inspired Steven Spielberg's film, Saving Private Ryan. Following this, you will have a lunch in a traditional restaurant in Port-en-Bessin, a small fishing-port village. Enjoy some of the best specialities of Normandy region: fresh sea‐food, Camembert cheese with some great local cider BON APPETIT ! In the afternoon, you will discover the German Battery of Longues-sur-Mer and the beautiful town of Arromanches where the massive artificial harbour built by the Allies still remains.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: I will pick you-up everywhere in Paris in my vehicle (up to 7 people) - Do not hesitate to ask me for any special request. I will do my best to help you. Timing is super important during high season so that's why I will tell you the best day and time to visit.

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: I will drop you at the same place in Paris after your tour.

Duration: 12 hours

Heavy traffic on Sunday afternoon back to Paris

Transportation

I always operate my tours in deluxe, air-conditioned vehicles, with pick-up and drop-off at your hotel. My vehicles are super clean and very comfortable. Depending on the size of your group, I will take the appropriate vehicle.
- I have one deluxe black car Renault Espace with a capacity of 4 people maximum. It has a panoramic roof and it is great for city tour.
- I also have a black Minivan Caravelle Volkswagen with a capacity of 7 people maximum, great for a larger group and big family.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Inclusions :
-Service of a professional licensed guide
-Private visit of the American Cemetery ♥
-See Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach
-Informative commentary
-Private transportation in deluxe vehicle
-Photo‐stops at your convenience
-Pick‐up and drop off at your hotel in Paris

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 EUROS - All the sites of this tour are free of charge and you will only need money for your personal expenses and lunch. All the restaurants take credit card but sometimes they do not accept Amex.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

Could you please ask me directly by e-mail for my availability before booking with me, especially during high season from April 1st until October 31st. Thank you !

Private tour guide Steeve

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