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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 Normandy
What is Included / Excluded for this tour

Program & Itinerary

Explore Historic WWII & Normandy Landings with Our Expert Guide  Join us for an immersive journey through WWII and the momentous Normandy landings, accompanied by our English-speaking guide, a local expert.Upon arrival at the designated meeting point, you will be greeted by your guide, easily identifiable with a sign displaying the tour name and Ophorus logo.Your guide will provide a comprehensive ...

Explore Historic WWII & Normandy Landings with Our Expert Guide 

Join us for an immersive journey through WWII and the momentous Normandy landings, accompanied by our English-speaking guide, a local expert.

Upon arrival at the designated meeting point, you will be greeted by your guide, easily identifiable with a sign displaying the tour name and Ophorus logo.

Your guide will provide a comprehensive overview of the day's program. Step into our comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes minivan and embark on an unforgettable visit to Omaha Beach. Enjoy informative commentary throughout the drive via our onboard P/A system.

Experience the Thrill of a Half-Day Trip

  • Omaha Beach & American Cemetery: Follow a thrilling half-day excursion to the renowned Omaha Normandy landing beach and the revered American cemetery, paying tribute to fallen heroes.
  • Pointe du Hoc: Departing from Bayeux, we will first visit Pointe du Hoc, offering a commanding view of Omaha Beach. Learn about the daring mission to take this strategic location on D-Day.
  • Omaha Beach Battlefield: Drive to Omaha Beach and be transported back in time as your guide recounts the gripping story of the D-Day invasion.

Normandy American Cemetery

  • Conclude the tour with a visit to the hallowed grounds of the Normandy American Cemetery. Pay homage and explore the serene surroundings.

Don't miss this opportunity! Reserve your place now for this unforgettable WWII and Normandy experience.

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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

Important Note : Due to the commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in 2024, access to Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery will be limited until June 7th.

  • Instant confirmation: Secure your spot immediately upon booking!
  • Minimum of 2 adults: Tours require at least 2 adult bookings to operate. We'll offer to reschedule or refund you if needed.
  • English guided tour: Experience the tour in English with our expert guide.
  • Small group experience: Enjoy a personalized experience with a maximum of 8 participants.
  • Comfortable walking shoes: The tour involves some walking, so comfortable footwear is recommended.
  • Accessibility: Please note this tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Pricing: Prices are listed per person in Euros (EUR).
  • Child policy: All participants, including children, require a booked seat. Carrying children on laps is not allowed.
  • Child age: Indicate child's age at booking for a proper car seat (if needed).
  • Reduced rates: Children aged 4-12 qualify for discounted rates.
  • Age restriction: Children under 4 years old are not permitted 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 (141 reviews)
  • Leslie Dibiase

    16, May 2024

    Mael was an excellent guide! We did the 4 hour (half day) tour to Pont du hac, Omaha beach, and American soldier cemetery and it was the highlight of...
  • 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...
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Included / excluded

Included

  • Sites as mentioned in the itinerary
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in premium A/C minivan

Excluded

  • Personal travel insurance & 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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