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Ophorus Tours - Omaha Beach U.S Sector Shared Half Day Trip From Bayeux

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Omaha Beach U.S Sector Shared Half Day Trip From Bayeux

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1 Adult + 3 Children € 165.00/person
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A Half Day Visit to the Most important U.S D-Day landing beaches & Sites

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

Program & Itinerary

Upon arrival at the meeting point, you will be welcomed by your English speaking guide who will be waiting with a sign bearing the name of the tour and with the Ophorus logo on it. Also, all our guides have a nominative badge so that it will be easy for you to recognize them.Once you have met your guide, he/she will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable, ...

Meet your English Speaking Driver/Guide who is a local Expert on WWII and the Normandy landings

Upon arrival at the meeting point, you will be welcomed by your English speaking guide who will be waiting with a sign bearing the name of the tour and with the Ophorus logo on it. Also, all our guides have a nominative badge so that it will be easy for you to recognize them.

Once you have met your guide, he/she will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable, air conditioned Mercedes minivan and begin to make your way to visit Omaha beach.

All our vehicles are equipped with an on board P/A system which means that everyone will hear the guide's commentary during driving time, even if you are seated in the back of the van! Also, we have bottled water at your disposal and you can use our free wifi as you travel from one destination to another. Follow a thrilling half day trip to famous Omaha Normandy landing beach and pay tribute to the fallen as we take you to the American cemetery and memorial.

Reach the coastal battlefields road

Departing from Bayeux, you will first be taken to the Pointe du Hoc site, overlooking Omaha; located between Utah & Omaha beaches, this prominent position along the coast of Normandy, was a focal point of the amphibious assault by U.S. forces during the early morning hours of D-Day, 6 June 1944.

Here, Lt. Col. James E. Rudder, commanding the 2nd Ranger Battalion, received the mission 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 would follow and reinforce them. As you arrive, follow your guide who will give you more information on the site and take in some incredible views of the Normandy beaches and what used to be the Atlantic Wall. 

Drive to Omaha Beach

After a short drive, you will reach the coastal battlefield area of Omaha Beach. Listen to your guide as you are taken back in time to hear the tale of one of the boldest and most successful large scale invasions in military history that took place on June 6 1944. Omaha was by far the toughest assignment in Overlord and was the most heavily defended of all the beaches; its bunkers, fighting positions, and obstacles were intended to repel any Allied landing.

Normandy American Cemetery

End the tour with a stop at the Normandy American Cemetery. Located in Colleville-sur-Mer, on the site of the temporary American St. Laurent Cemetery, established by the U.S. First Army on June 8, 1944 as the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II.

Here you will have some time to walk around and pay homage but also visit the Visitor Center that provides a fuller array of visitor services to put the D-Day landings in perspective as one of the greatest military achievements in history. After the visit, return to Bayeux.

Our other day trips from Bayeux: We also organize a large number of private tours or group tours that will take you to the most important landmarks of the region. Our destinations include a full day tour to Mont Saint Michel, Omaha and Utah beaches combined on a full day tour, the artificial port in Arromanches, of why not head towards the charming village of Etretat and see the English Channel?

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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 - Omaha Beach U.S Sector Shared Half Day Trip From Bayeux
Ophorus Tours - Omaha Beach U.S Sector Shared Half Day Trip From Bayeux
Ophorus Tours - Omaha Beach U.S Sector Shared Half Day Trip From Bayeux
Ophorus Tours - Omaha Beach U.S Sector Shared Half Day Trip From Bayeux
Ophorus Tours - Omaha Beach U.S Sector Shared Half Day Trip From Bayeux

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
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the 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

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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 reviews
  • by Steven (United States)

    18, Sep 2019


    Guide was knowledgeable and kind. Gave us time to check things on our own
  • by Denise (United States)

    07, Sep 2019

    Normandy was amazing to see. A total must if you are into history! Our guide was so knowledgeable and made the history understanding.
  • 461barbarag

    14, Oct 2019

    Informative historical sight ! Steven is an excellent driver, tour guide. Informative. This was a last minute booking for me. Nice ride. 4 hours was ample...
  • by Robbert (Netherlands)

    05, Aug 2019

    Het bezoek aan pointe-du-hoc + veel nieuwe informatie over D-day. Het bezoek aan de Amerikaanse begraafplaats is indrukwekkend.
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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
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

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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