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Ophorus Tours - D-Day Tour : Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach & American Cemetery half-day

Bayeux

D-Day Tour : Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach & American Cemetery half-day

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Walk in the footsteps of history on a half-day tour from Bayeux. Visit Omaha Beach, a pivotal D-Day landing zone. Explore Pointe du Hoc, where US Rangers scaled cliffs to silence German guns. Pay respects at the Normandy American Cemetery.

Highlights

  • Get An Insight Into the US Battles on D-Day
  • Reach Normandy’s Coastal Battlefield Grounds
  • Discover Omaha Beach, One of the Two U.S Landing Areas
  • Walk the Lunar Landscapes of Breathtaking Pointe du Hoc
  • English speaking Guides, local Experts of Normandie
What is Included / Excluded for this tour

Program & Itinerary

Join us for an immersive journey through WWII and the momentous Normandy landings, accompanied by our English-speaking driver/guide, a local expert in this field. Upon arrival at the designated meeting point, you will be warmly greeted by your guide, easily identifiable with a sign displaying the tour name and the Ophorus logo. Rest assured, all our guides wear nominative badges for your convenience. ...

Explore the Historic WWII and Normandy Landings with Our Expert Guide 

Join us for an immersive journey through WWII and the momentous Normandy landings, accompanied by our English-speaking driver/guide, a local expert in this field. Upon arrival at the designated meeting point, you will be warmly greeted by your guide, easily identifiable with a sign displaying the tour name and the Ophorus logo. Rest assured, all our guides wear nominative badges for your convenience.

Once you meet your guide, they will provide a comprehensive overview of the day's program and itinerary. Step into our comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes minivan and embark on an unforgettable visit to Omaha Beach. Enjoy comfort and engaging commentary during the journey as all our vehicles are equipped with an onboard P/A system, ensuring that everyone, even those seated at the back of the van, can hear the guide's informative commentary throughout the drive. 

Experience the Thrill of a Half-Day Trip to Omaha Beach and American Cemetery

Follow a thrilling half-day excursion to the renowned Omaha Normandy landing beach, paying tribute to the fallen heroes as we take you to the revered American cemetery and memorial.

Embark on the Coastal Battlefields Road

Departing from Bayeux, we will first visit the Pointe du Hoc site, offering a commanding view of Omaha Beach. Situated between Utah and Omaha beaches, this prominent location played a pivotal role in the amphibious assault by U.S. forces during the historic D-Day on June 6, 1944.

Learn about Lt. Col. James E. Rudder's daring mission as he commanded the 2nd Ranger Battalion to land at 6:30 a.m., scale the 100-foot cliffs, and disable the German positions. Lt. Col. Max F. Schneider's 5th Ranger Battalion followed to reinforce their efforts. Your knowledgeable guide will provide further insights into the site while you take in breathtaking views of the Normandy beaches and the remnants of the Atlantic Wall.

Drive to Omaha Beach

After a short drive, we will arrive at the coastal battlefield area of Omaha Beach. Transport yourself back in time as your guide recounts the gripping tale of one of the most audacious and successful large-scale invasions in military history, which unfolded on June 6, 1944. Omaha Beach posed the greatest challenge among the Allied landing sites, fiercely defended by formidable bunkers, fighting positions, and obstacles designed to repel any invasion.

Normandy American Cemetery

Conclude the tour with a visit to the hallowed grounds of the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer. Originally established as the temporary American St. Laurent Cemetery on June 8, 1944, it became the first American cemetery on European soil during World War II.

Take a moment to pay homage and explore the serene surroundings. Additionally, the Visitor Center offers a comprehensive array of services, providing a deeper understanding of the D-Day landings as one of history's greatest military achievements. After this poignant visit, we will return to Bayeux, concluding this extraordinary WWII and Normandy experience.

Don't miss this remarkable opportunity to delve into the history of WWII and the Normandy landings with our expert guide. Reserve your place now and be part of this unforgettable journey.

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  • 08:50 am
    or 01:50 pm

    Meet your Guide at Place Québec in Bayeux

  • 09:00 am
    or 02:00 pm

    Depart from Bayeux towards Pointe du Hoc

  • 09:30 am
    or 01:30 pm

    Guided visit of Pointe du Hoc

  • 10:15 am
    or 03:15 pm

    Visit of Omaha Beach

  • 11:30 am
    or 04:30 pm

    Visit of the Normandy American Cemetery

  • 01:00 pm
    or 06:00 pm

    Drop off at Place Québec in Bayeux

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Ophorus Tours - D-Day Tour : Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach & American Cemetery half-day
Ophorus Tours - D-Day Tour : Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach & American Cemetery half-day
Ophorus Tours - D-Day Tour : Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach & American Cemetery half-day
Ophorus Tours - D-Day Tour : Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach & American Cemetery half-day
Ophorus Tours - D-Day Tour : Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach & American Cemetery half-day

Know before you book

  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
  • Tour is operated in English
  • Small group tour, maximum 8 persons
  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per person
  • Currency is in Euros
  • Every traveler, including childrens, must have a booked seat as per legal requirements, and carrying childrens on your lap is not allowed.
  • Please specify the age of the child when booking so we can provide an appropriate car seat if needed. 
  • Children aged 4 - 12 years get reduced price 
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour

Meeting point

Place de Québec 14400 Bayeux

Departure

Pick up at Place de Québec, at designated Tour Operator pick up and drop off point. Guide will have a sign with company logo and tour name. Please be ready 10 minutes before tour departure time. All tours leave on time!

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Reviews

4.9/5 (140 reviews)
  • Bob & Leatrice French

    17, Apr 2024

    Killian was an exceptional guide. His knowledge about the sites was so extensive. He was very attentive & gracious throughout the tour. You are fortunate...
  • Susan Instone

    07, Feb 2024

    Matt has an Incredible fund of knowledge and his enthusiasm for the history at Normandy was infectious! We enjoyed spending the afternoon with him and...
  • Nancy B

    05, Feb 2024

    Our tour guide was Matt. He was so informative, we learned so much history about D Day as well as the days following the initial invasion. His knowledge...
  • Rochelle Peychers

    26, Jan 2024

    We had the best day with Matt. He was charismatic, informative and passionate. We felt like he wanted to be there not just because it was his job. It...
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Included / excluded

Included

  • Sites as mentioned in the itinerary
  • English-speaking driver & guide, Experts in Normandy
  • Travel in modern, comfortable & fully equipped minivan

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments & attractions unless specified in program
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals, drinks 
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • Do you have specific pricing options for your day trips from Bayeux?

    Yes, we have special pricing options for all our Normandy Day Trips departing from Bayeux:

    Children from 5 to 12 - half price
    Seniors aged 65+ - discount

    Family pricing for:
    1 adult + 2 children
    1 adult + 3 children
    2 adults + 1 child
    2 adults + 2 children
    2 adults + 3 children

    All pricing options will be available during the booking process.
  • Do you pick up at hotels on your Normandy shared tours?

    All our scheduled/shared tours have a precise departure location that is mentioned on your voucher in each city. If you wish to be picked up at your accommodation then you will need to book a private tour.
  • What happens if we do not find the meeting point for our Shared Tour from Bayeux?

    You have to be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure. If you are having difficulties finding the meeting point you must call us on our office number +33 556 152 609 so that we may help you find the exact area. Please note that tours leave on time and if you are not there at the designated area and indicated time the driver/guide will leave. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more information.
  • What type of vehicles are used during a day trip from Bayeux?

    Our company uses only Mercedes Vito Tourer 8 seater minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows, large leg space and on board P/A system for commentaries by the guide.

     
  • Who conducts these Normandy shared tours from Bayeux?

    We mainly employ accredited and licensed tour guides that are also the drivers for all tours that need visits to be conducted by certified guides. Good examples are: the visit of museums, guided walking tours in cities, visit of historical monuments such as Mont Saint Michel and so on. For some tours, such as the day trips from Bayeux dedicated to WWII, passionate guides that were history teachers, ex servicemen will be with you to explain the details of the battles that raged. All our guides are first and foremost very skilled drivers and all of them speak impeccable English.
  • Is Bayeux the ideal town and departure point for Normandy D-DAY tours?

    If you are looking to experience Normandy in the best possible way, then our day trips from Bayeux make for an ideal departure point. The charming small town of Bayeux has a large number of options when it comes to accommodation and dining. Moreover, the historic medieval city centre as well as the famous Tapestry are part of the best things to do while in Bayeux.
  • Where is Pointe du Hoc located ?

    Located halfway between Omaha Beach and Utah beach, Pointe du Hoc is at a distance of just under 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Bayeux. The site is famous for being one of the assault areas on June 6th 1944 Normandy Invasion of WWII. It was a key feature of the German defensive fortifications. The site reminds us of what an artillery battery looked like.
  • What is the best way to experience Pointe du Hoc?

    The best way to experience Pointe du Hoc is to travel with one of our English speaking guides, who is an expert in WWII and especially the Normandy landings. You have the possibility of booking a private tour where you will have transportation and guide just for you and your party. We also offer full day shared tours from Bayeux that include the visit of Pointe du Hoc. These small groups are limited to 8 persons maximum.
  • Where is Omaha Beach located?

    Omaha Beach is one of the assault beaches part of the Normandy Invasion that took place on June 6, 1944. The beach is located 21 kilometers - 13 miles - to the west of Bayeux, on the coast of Normandy facing the English Channel. The town of Bayeux makes a perfect departure point to visit the D-DAY landing beaches of Normandy and all our shared tours depart from here.
  • What is the best way to experience Omaha Beach?

    The best way to experience Omaha Beach is to travel with one of our English speaking guides, who is an expert in WWII and especially the Normandy landings. You also have the possibility of booking a private tour where you will have transportation and guide just for you and your party. We also offer full day shared tours from Bayeux that include the visit of Omaha Beach. These small groups are limited to 8 persons maximum.
  • How many people died on Omaha Beach ?

    Omaha Beach was the largest of the D-DAY assault areas. It stretched over 10 kilometers (6 miles). The area was assigned to the U.S First Army under Lieutenant General Omar Bradley. From the beginning everything went wrong at Omaha. Special tanks sank in choppy waters of the Channel, no unit of the 116th landed were it was planned as strong winds and tidal currents carried the landing crafts from right to left. By the end of the day, the Americans had suffered 2,400 casualties but had landed 34,000 troops.
  • What is the best way to experience the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

    The best way to experience the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is to travel with one of our English speaking guides, who is an expert in WWII and especially the Normandy landings. You have the possibility of booking either a private tour where you will have transportation and guide just for you and your party. We also offer shared tours that include the visit of the Cemetery located in Colleville sur Mer. These small groups are limited to 8 persons maximum and can be taken on a half day (morning & afternoon) or full day trip from Bayeux.
  • Is it possible to lay flowers at the Normandy American Cemetery?

    Yes, it is possible to lay flowers at gravesites at the American Cemetery of Colleville sur Mer. However, if you would like to organize a formal wreath laying ceremony this can be done but you will need to book one of our private tours. Also, there is a Wreath laying ceremony request that must be made at the American Battle Monuments commission.
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