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American D-Day Experience
Cruise Ship Tour From Cherbourg

08:30 departure from Cherbourg cruise terminal
135 Per person
  • Guided tour
  • 7.5 Hours
  • Tour in English
  • Free time
  • Free Wi-Fi

Description

American D-Day Experience - Cruise Ship Tour

This exciting tour will allow you to see some of the main sites in the US sector of the Normandy landings including, both Utah and Omaha Beaches. You will also visit the stunning Normandy American Cemetery to honour the fallen. To compliment this tour, we will stop in the beautiful medieval city of Bayeux where you will have time to eat and, explore the beautiful city with its stunning architecture.

This tour picks up from Cherbourg Cruise Terminal so you will be able to leave your ship, board our vehicle, see the sites in the American sector, have lunch in Bayeux and re-join your ship in time for dinner. A hassle free way of visiting the Normandy landing beaches!

Main sites we visit

Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, the Normandy American Cemetery and Bayeux.

Highlights

  • Maximum of 16 clients per tour
  • Guided visits with free time to take photos and explore
  • Rated number 1 on Tripadvisor - the worlds largest review site

Schedule

Operates from April 1st until October 31st
Monday 08:30 - 16:00 Cherbourg, cruise ship terminal
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:00 Cherbourg, cruise ship terminal
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00 Cherbourg, cruise ship terminal
Thursday 08:30 - 16:00 Cherbourg, cruise ship terminal
Friday 08:30 - 16:00 Cherbourg, cruise ship terminal
Saturday Does not operate
Sunday Does not operate

Tour Map


Tour timeline

  • Meeting pointTour check in

    Our vehicles will arrive in the car park lot adjacent to the terminal building. Please ensure you are in the correct location so we can ensure an on-time departure. It will be a very good idea if you use the restrooms in the terminal building before we depart.

  • Meeting pointDeparture time

    We like to run on time and if you are not at the departure point by the advertised departure time, we will leave. There will be others on board that have arrived on-time and we do not want to impact their experience. We strongly advise you to arrive at 08:20 to check in for your tour. Please note that if you do miss the tour, no refunds will be considered.

  • US 4th InfantryUtah Beach
    40 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

  • American ForcesLeadership Monument

    We will stop briefly to show you one of our favourite monuments in Normandy. Richard Winters was chosen to represent leadership due to his world wide fame from the TV mini-series, Band of Brothers.

  • 101st AirborneSte Marie Du Mont

    We will take time to explain the significance of this beautiful small village. This was an objective for the 101st Airborne to help the forces landing on Utah Beach.

  • 4th InfantryHedgerow Battles

    As we drive, we will show you some of the typical hedgerow terrain that the allies had to battle through. We will explain how the Germans utilised the Norman countryside to their defensive advantage and how the allies overcame them.

  • 29th and 1st InfantryOmaha Beach
    40 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

  • Time to reflectAmerican Cemetery
    60 minute visit - Guided tour and free time

    The Normandy American Cemetery covers 172 acres and is the final resting place for many thousands of service men and women. You will have sufficient time to explore the visitor center before taking the time to reflect in the cemetery .

    Four women and three Medal of Honor recipients, including Theodore Roosevelt Jr, are some of the most notable people buried here.

  • Lunch time!Bayeux
    1 hour and 45 minute visit - Lunch & Free time

  • End of the tourCherbourg cruise terminal

    We will finish the tour at the same location as we started in good time to board your ship.