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    Live the history of the Normandy invasion at the Airborne Museum !

    At the heart of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, facing the church where John Steele famously was caught, hanging from the bell tower by his parachute. The Airborne Museum makes you live and understand the D-Day from the invasion preparations in England, through to the battles for liberation. Few miles from Normandy landing beaches, the Airborne Museum has become the largest museum in Europe dedicated to the american paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne engaged in the context of the Normandy invasion in 1944, during the Second World Word.
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Ophorus Tours - A Private Day Trip From Bayeux to Omaha & Utah Beaches D-DAY Sites

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A Private Day Trip From Bayeux to Omaha & Utah Beaches D-DAY Sites

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A vibrant excursion to the major Americain D-Day sites & landing beaches on this small group private day trip from Bayeux. Visit Omaha & Utah landing beaches, Pointe du Hoc or American Cemetery in Colleville with Expert Normandy guide.

Highlights

  • Visit both Utah and Omaha landing beaches including the US cemetery
  • Walk upon Pointe du Hoc and learn how US rangers scaled this vertical cliff
  • Discover Sainte-Mère-l’Église, heart of the jump zone for the 82nd Airborne
  • D-DAY Tour can be customized to suit your interests
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in D-Day and Battle of Normandy
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Program & Itinerary

Join our private tour from Bayeux as we explore the historic coastal battlegrounds where the Allied troops landed on June 6, 1944. This pivotal moment in history marked the beginning of a fierce and heroic battle that ultimately led to the liberation of France a few months later. To start your day, we'll pick you up directly from your accommodation in Bayeux or the surrounding area. Meet our knowledgeable ...

Embark on an immersive and informative journey to the key US D-Day sites in Normandy!

Join our private tour from Bayeux as we explore the historic coastal battlegrounds where the Allied troops landed on June 6, 1944. This pivotal moment in history marked the beginning of a fierce and heroic battle that ultimately led to the liberation of France a few months later.

Convenient Pick-up in Bayeux or Surrounding Area

To start your day, we'll pick you up directly from your accommodation in Bayeux or the surrounding area. Meet our knowledgeable English-speaking guide/driver, who will provide you with a detailed overview of the itinerary and program for the day. As this is a private tour, your guide can be flexible and accommodate specific requests, within the constraints of time and availability.

Rest assured that our experienced guide is intimately familiar with the region and will ensure that you visit the most significant landmarks related to the US forces on D-Day. We have carefully curated a selection of major sites for you to explore. During the tour, your guide will offer appropriate suggestions for lunch, depending on the sites you choose to visit. Alternatively, we can make restaurant reservations in advance to streamline your experience.

Craft Your Personalized Tour of Normandy's Landing Beaches and Sites. You will be able to make a selection of your preferred stops during the booking process. The most significant sites include:

1. Omaha Beach Among the Allied troops, the Americans landed on two distinct beaches—Omaha and Utah. Despite preliminary bombings, the German positions in the Omaha sector remained formidable, leading to a tragic outcome with numerous casualties. At Omaha Beach, you'll step back in time and hear the incredible story of one of the most audacious and successful large-scale invasions in military history. This beach presented the toughest challenges for the Allied forces, with heavily fortified bunkers, fighting positions, and obstacles designed to repel any invasion. Gain a deeper understanding of the events that unfolded on the beach and how the battle progressed inland, as depicted in the powerful opening scenes of the film 'Saving Private Ryan.

2. Pointe du Hoc

Located within the American sector, Pointe du Hoc offers a breathtaking cliffside setting with lunar landscapes, dramatic bomb craters, and stunning views of the English Channel. This awe-inspiring site was entrusted to the Rangers due to its difficulty. It was a strategically crucial point of the Atlantic Wall, positioned as the highest elevation between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, providing an advantageous vantage point to detect any hostile arrivals from the sea. You'll encounter German bunkers and experience a sense of stepping back into 1944 as you explore the site. Learn about the heroic mission assigned to Lt. Col. James E. Rudder and the 2nd Ranger Battalion to scale the 100-foot cliffs and disable the German positions, later reinforced by Lt. Col. Max F. Schneider and the 5th Ranger Battalion.

3. Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville

Prepare to be moved by the awe-inspiring Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer. This hallowed ground serves as the final resting place for 9,387 American soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Battle of Normandy. The cemetery stands as a poignant tribute to the sacrifices made by the United States in the liberation of Europe. From this vantage point, you'll overlook Omaha Beach, where the deadliest landing occurred during Operation Overlord. Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of the cemetery, enhanced by its carefully crafted aesthetics. Marvel at the half circle of columns, intricate statuary, and reflective pond—all enclosed within a meticulously maintained park. Detailed maps and commentaries within the loggias provide insights into the Allied operations in Normandy and Northwestern Europe. An orientation table offers a panoramic view of Omaha Beach, while a visitor center sheds light on the historical context and course of the battles.

4. Longues-sur-Mer German Artillery

The German artillery battery at Longues-sur-Mer played a pivotal role in opposing the landings on June 6, 1944. Situated between Omaha and Gold Beaches, this strategically positioned battery boasted four casemates, each housing a 150 mm gun, along with a range-finding post. As a vital component of the Atlantic Wall, it commanded a commanding view of the English Channel and played a crucial role during the Normandy Landings. Today, it stands as one of France's best-preserved sites, allowing visitors to witness the original cannons capable of firing 45 kg shells over a distance of 22 km. Explore the firing command post nestled within the cliff, offering a sweeping panorama of the Bay of the Seine.

5. Utah Beach

Utah Beach, the westernmost landing beach during D-Day, witnessed the arrival of the U.S. 4th Infantry Division. Thanks to the valiant efforts of airborne troops, the Utah Beach landing achieved significant success and thwarted major counterattacks. The German strongpoint at La Madeleine featured shelters, bunkers, a grenade launcher, and four cannons assigned to defend against any tanks. However, these defenses proved insufficient against the relentless air and naval bombardments on D-Day. The airborne troops, dropped five hours before the seaborne landings, fought their way towards the beach, neutralizing enemy positions that posed a threat to the Allied forces. Discover the remarkable stories of these paratroopers and their pivotal role in securing the landing area.

6. Sainte-Mère-Église

Sainte-Mère-Église holds a significant place in history as the landing site for American and British airborne troops on the fateful night of June 5-6, 1944. Two U.S. Airborne Divisions were assigned to establish a bridgehead in the Sainte-Mère-Église sector, providing support for the landing of U.S. infantry at Utah Beach. Witness the bravery of the 82nd and 101st U.S. Airborne Divisions as they parachuted from 821 Douglas C-47 planes and were transported in gliders. Their mission involved reinforcing the American infantry troops at Utah Beach and expediting the capture of Cherbourg.

7. Airborne Museum

The Sainte-Mère-Église Museum, situated at the location of fierce battles fought by American paratroopers during the night of June 5-6, 1944, stands as a testament to their heroism. Immerse yourself in history as you explore the extensive collection of uniforms, weaponry, and other war memorabilia. The museum's exhibits primarily focus on American paratroopers from the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, who played a vital role in the Normandy Landing. Noteworthy artifacts include the iconic Douglas C-47 troop transportation plane (known as the 'Skytrain') and a rare Waco glider, found only in Sainte-Mère-Église in France. 

Join us for an unforgettable day tour, meticulously designed to cater to the interests of international guests, including adults and families, seeking to delve into the historical significance of the D-Day landings in Normandy. Our expert guides will ensure you gain a comprehensive understanding of the events that unfolded on these hallowed grounds.

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  • Meet your Guide at your accommodation in Bayeux

  • Visit of Sainte Mère Eglise

  • Discover the Utah Beach landing area

  • Guided visit of Pointe du Hoc

  • Free time for lunch near Pointe du Hoc

  • Visit of Omaha Beach Landing area

  • Visit of the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville

  • Drop off at your accommodation in Bayeux

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Ophorus Tours - A Private Day Trip From Bayeux to Omaha & Utah Beaches D-DAY Sites
Ophorus Tours - A Private Day Trip From Bayeux to Omaha & Utah Beaches D-DAY Sites

Know before you book

  • D-Day Tour available from March to November (except 1st of May)
  • 8 hour Private Normandy D-Day Tour from Bayeux
  • Entrance fees to museums can be paid on the spot, or purchased during booking process
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us

Meeting point

Train Station, Hotel or Accommodation in Bayeux

Departure

We will come and pick you up at your hotel, accommodation, AirBnB or train station in Bayeux, or surrounding area, radius of 30 kms (20 miles) around Bayeux at no extra cost.

Other possible pick up locations :
  • Caen 
  • Port en Bessin (Chateau La Cheneviere)
  • Port en Bessin (Mercure Bayeux-Omaha)
  • Audrieu (Chateau d'Audrieu)
  • Aurseulles (Chateau du Bû)
  • Sainte Croix Grand Tonne (Domaine de la Cour des Lys)

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Reviews

5.0/5 (3 reviews)
  • N/A

    26, Jul 2022

    Stephen was wonderful and kept the group engaged and informative on the battles, battalions and dates. Highly recommend.
  • N/A

    23, Jun 2022

    Amazing guide Stephen! The day was terrific. We learned so much.
  • Steven

    17, Sep 2019

    Great info about site, kind guide, good tips on what to enjoy
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Included

  • 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

  • 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.
  • Do you organize pick up and return at accommodation for private tours?

    Yes, absolutely. We will come and pick you up at your hotel, accommodation or train station in Bayeux or within a 30kms (20 miles) radius at no extra cost.
  • What type of vehicles are used during your private tours from Bayeux?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows and large leg space.
  • Who conducts these Normandy private tours from Bayeux?

    We only 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 and so on.

    On this particular tour your guide is an expert in the Battle of Normandy and D-Day beaches and sites.

  • How strenuous is this tour?

    This tour is adapted to everyone. Even though it is a long day, the tour does not involve a great amount of walking. Our guides will make the explanations on site and on / or near the beaches. This tour is not wheelchair accessible though.
  • What can we expect on this D-Day private full day trip from Bayeux?

    This tour includes the possibility to visit a very large number of sites during a full day tour. Start with the Utah beach sector including Sainte Mère Eglish drop zone. During the booking process you will be able to include the entrance fees to the Airborne museum if you wish to visit. Then reach Pointe du Hoc and the Omaha beach landing sector. End your D-Day tour at the American Cemetery of Colleville Sur Mer. 
  • Can we choose which D-Day sites we would like to visit?

    Yes, absolutely you can let our team of travel designers know which sites you would like to include and they will adapt the tour to your wishes.
  • Is lunch included on this private tour from Bayeux?

    No, we never include lunch on our private tours. However, let us know if you would like us to suggest and pre-book a local restaurant reservation. Our team will be happy to organize this for you at no extra cost. You can also talk with your guide directly in the morning. Let him know your wishes and she/he will adapt the tour accordingly and suggest the best possible options.
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