- Guided tour
- 8 Hours
- Tour in English
- Free time
Normandy American Tour
Utah Beach & Omaha Beach Sectors
If you want a tour that visits all the main sites in the American sector of the D-Day Normandy landing beaches and, want to book individual seats, then this is the tour for you!
Starting at a convenient hour, this tour is designed to allow you to have breakfast in your hotel before meeting your guide at the tour departure point in the centre of Bayeux. Once onboard, you will be transported in a modern air conditioned van/ bus to visit the key sites in the US Omaha & Utah sectors. You will have lasting memories of your visit including, walking the grounds of the beautiful Normandy American Cemetery.
Main sites we visit
Longues/mer gun battery, Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, Pointe Du Hoc, Sainte-Mere-Eglise and Utah Beach.
- Maximum of 20 clients per tour
- Tour delivered in English only!
- Experienced professional guides
- Guided visits and occasions to take photos and explore
- Airborn Museum tickets included
If you need to cancel your tour, provided you give us at least 24 hours notice, we will offer a full refund. In certain circumstances, we are forced to pay a PayPal chargeback fee of 4€. If this is the case, we will remove this from the amount you are refunded.
Book With Confidence
As we saw in 2020, nothing in life is certain. The outbreak of the coronavirus damaged the world economies. We want to assure you that yor money is safe with us. Our policy has and, will always be, to hold the money of future bookings in escrow. This means that we do not touch your money until we have delivered your service. This policy has allowed us to whether the storm of 2020 and remain operational during this difficult time. All clients that booked with us in 2020 that had to cancel through no fault of their own were fully refunded. Please be assured that by booking with us, your money is in safe hands.
Operates from April 1st until October 31st
Tours depart from Bayeux, Place De Quebec
|Monday||08:45 - 16:45|
|Tuesday||08:45 - 16:45|
|Wednesday||08:45 - 16:45|
|Thursday||08:45 - 16:45|
|Friday||08:45 - 16:45|
|Saturday||08:45 - 16:45|
|Sunday||08:45 - 16:45|
Meeting pointWe recommend arriving by 08:40
We kindly ask that you be at the shuttle departure point at Place De Quebec in Bayeux at least 10 minutes before the shuttle is due to depart.
We like to run on schedule and if you are not at the departure point by the advertised boarding time, we will depart. There will be others on board that have arrived as requested and we do not want to impact their experience. If you do arrive late, you will need to take a cab at your own expense to catch up with the tour. We strongly advise you to arrive early for the tour as no refunds will be considered if you miss the service.
Longues Sur MerGerman Gun Battery
Guided tour and free time
This impressive gun battery position is the only position along the Atlantik Wall in this area of France that still has the guns in situ. We will explore the site together and you will learn about how it was built, how it operated and ultimately, how it was silenced.
29th and 1st InfantryOmaha Beach
Time to reflectAmerican Cemetery
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.
US Army RangersPointe 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, this formidable construction of fortifications was designed to try and prevent an Allied landing in the west. 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. As this battery was right between the two American landing beaches, Allied planners had no choice but to knock out this position. Here you will hear the incredible stories of bravery shown by US Army Rangers who had to scale nearly 100 feet of cliffs to destroy the guns.
Not provided by Bayeux ShuttleLunch Break
During our visit, there is ample opportunity to eat in one of the many restaurants or cafes located here. Please bear in mind though that lunch is not provided with the tour and is at your own expense.
Included in the cost of the tourAirborne Museum
Included in the cost of your tour is a ticket to enter the impressive Airborne Museum. Your guide will give you sufficient time to tour this fantastic location that will give you a greater insight into the Airborne operation.
82nd AirborneSte Mere Eglise
This small Norman town was situated on the main N13 road that linked Cherbourg to Bayeux and Caen. This was the main route that both Germans and Americans would have to utlise to mobilise much needed equipment during the battle of Normandy. Ste Mere Eglise was an objective for 82nd Airborne Paratroopers and has been made famous by the movie, The Longest Day. American Paratrooper John Steele was unfortunate to get caught on the church steeple during the drop.
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 countryside to their defensive advantage and how the allies overcame them.
We will show you some German bunkers known in German as weiderstandsnest 8 (WN8). This is the location where men from the 4th Division should have landed on the morning of D-Day.
US 4th InfantryUtah Beach
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.
End of the tourBayeux
We will finish this Normandy American tour at the same location as we started. Please note that we do not drop off at hotels.