OMAHA BEACH - GROUP TOUR -
13:45 Departure from Bayeux
Omaha Beach Sector - American D-Day Experience Tour
- Guided tour in English only
- Maximum 15 passengers per tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Air-conditioned minivan
- Fully narrated tour
- Free onboard 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 half day Omaha Beach group tour from Bayeux
These tours sell out fast; please book early to avoid disappointment!
Tour Schedule - Operates all year round
If you are planning to take a train back to Paris after this tour, we will happily drop you off at Bayeux Station. We will arrive at 18:10 and the next direct train to Paris will depart at 18:35 (please check the SNCF website for the precise departure time as it may vary slightly). 25 minutes is more than enough time to connect with the train as Bayeux station is very small.
What You Can Expect
Four hours and thirty minutes 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 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.
Check in at our booking office & coffee shop
Check in for this tour is available from 07:45. Our booking office and coffee shop is the first port of call for your tour, and our team is happy to welcome you.
Before the tour starts, come and have breakfast or great tasting coffee. You can find our coffee shop located in the heart of Bayeux at 1, Rue Larcher. Located opposite the tourist office. We kindly ask you to come here to check in for your tour at least 20 minutes before.
For Saturday and Sunday afternoon departures, clients are requested to meet the guide at the vehicle departure point which is located at Place De Quebec. This is next to the Villa Lara Hotel and is just 50 meters from our booking office. Our booking office is not open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Once we have departed Bayeux, we will head off to the Omaha sector of the Normandy landings and show you the sites listed below:
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 walk in the cemetery.
Four women, three Medal of Honor recipients, including Theodore Roosevelt Jr are some of the most notable people buried here.
Please note that we stop here for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Guided visit with around 45 minutes free time. Restrooms are available at this location.
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 was assaulted at 06:30 on D-Day morning by American Rangers, the 29th Infantry Division, and the 1st Infantry Division.
Please note that we stop here for 45 minutes. Restrooms are available at this location.
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. Stretching for over 2000 miles, it was considered impregnable by the Nazi high command.
One such site was 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 that we stop here for 1 hour. Restrooms are available at this location.
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.
Gratuities will be appreciated.
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!