CRUISE PORTS - NORMANDY D-DAY
This private tour is available from the cruise ports in Le Havre, Cherbourg, Rouen or Honfleur
The Stunning American Cemetery in Normandy
- Available from Le Havre, Cherbourg, Rouen or Honfleur
- Guided tour in English only
- Prices start at just 650€ (dependant on group size)
- Museum admission included
- Lunch included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Air-conditioned minivan
- Fully narrated tour
- Free on board Wi-Fi
- On board audio visual system
- Free time at each stop to take photos
- Highly rated on TripAdvisor
- Featured in the Rick Steve's travel book
- Best D-Day private tour for cruise ship passengers
This popular tour sells out fast! If you are thinking of booking, please don't leave it too late as you may miss out!
What You Can Expect
A tour packed full of information and anecdotes from our English speaking guide. On board, our GPS mapping system will show you where we are at all times and at key points, will display small movie clips related to the sites we pass and visit.
Once we arrive at the locations listed, we will leave the vehicle, and you will receive comprehensive explanations regarding the events that occurred, personal stories and much more. We also allow time for you to have a look around at your leisure to take photos.
09:00 Departure from the cruise terminal at the port of your choice
We kindly ask that all clients are on board for a 09:00 departure. The vehicle and guide will be waiting in the car park adjacent to the cruise terminal. Our vehicles are clearly marked and will be there no later than 08:50. We recommend that clients utilise the restrooms at the cruise terminal before we depart.
We utilise the driving time to share as much information as we can. At key points along the route, our onboard audiovisual system will show small movies we have made to ensure you fully understand the significance of the D-Day sites we will be visiting.
Stop 1 - La Cambe German Military Cemetery
La Cambe German Cemetery is the final resting place for over 21,000 axis soldiers who died during the battle of Normandy.
Situated just under 6 miles from where American forces landed on Omaha Beach, this cemetery is a stark reminder of the terrible price the Germans paid during the heavy fighting on D-day and the subsequent inland battles.
Please note that we stop here for 25 minutes. Restrooms are available at this location.
Stop 2 - Pointe Du Hoc
During World War Two, the Nazis were in the process of building the Atlantik Wall; a series of fortifications from Norway to the border of France and Spain. This construction project, stretching for over 2000 miles, was considered impregnable by the Nazi high command.
One of these sites are located at the Pointe Du Hoc in Normandy. Consisting of 6 long range gun positions and many other concrete bunkers, it posed a real threat to Allied shipping on D-Day.
Please note: We stop here for around 40 minutes. Guided visit with around 20 minutes free time. Restrooms are available at this location.
Stop 3 - Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach has become synonymous to D-Day due to the horrific casualties the American forces suffered on the morning of June 6th, 1944.
The 4.2 miles of coastline that is now referred to as Omaha Beach. Assaulted at 06:30 on D-Day morning by American Rangers, the 29th Infantry Division and the 1st Infantry Division.
Please note: We stop here for around 40 minutes. Guided visit with around 20 minutes free time.
Stop 4 - Lunch Break (included in the price of the tour)
Just after midday, we will stop and have lunch at a wonderful restaurant overlooking the magnificent Omaha Beach.
Lunch will consist of a main dish and desert, accompanied by a glass of wine. Before we leave the terminal, we will pre-order lunch so we do not waste time. Once we arrive at the restaurant, the food will be freshly prepared and ready for us.
Please note: We take a break here for around 50 minutes. The price of lunch is included in the tour. Restrooms are available at this location.
Stop 5 - Overlord Museum (included in the price of the tour)
Just after lunch, we will take you to the fantastic Overlord Museum. This impressive museum houses some of the rarest pieces of equipment used in the battle of Normandy.
Please note: This is included in the price, and we will stop here for 45 minutes. The guide will show you into the museum and then leave you to view the exhibits on your own. Restrooms are available at this location.
Stop 6 - Normandy American Cemetery And Visitor Centre
The Normandy American Cemetery covers 172 acres and is the final resting place for 9386 service men and women.
You will have sufficient time to explore the visitor centre before taking time to reflect in the cemetery itself.
4 woman, 3 Medal of Honor recipients, including Theodore Roosevelt Jr are some of the most notable people buried here.
Please note that we stop here for 60 minutes. Guided visit with around 45 minutes free time. Restrooms are available at this location.
17:30 Arrival at the cruise terminal at the port of your choice
We will drop you back off at the cruise terminal in a timely manner to rejoin your ship.
Things To Consider
We want you to have a fantastic experience so please bear these in mind when preparing for your tour:
The weather can be unpredictable in Normandy so dress in layers
Please wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a moderate amount of walking involved
Gratuities are welcomed
One last thing!
If you decide to take a tour with us, we will be over the moon. However, even if you don't and decide to choose another company, we are still grateful. Without you, Normandy as a whole would suffer so thank you, thank you, thank you!