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Ophorus Tours - U.S D-DAY Normandy Beaches Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Cherbourg

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U.S D-DAY Normandy Beaches Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Cherbourg

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Major Normandy U.S D-DAY sites & beaches on a full day Shore Excursion from Cherbourg

Highlights

  • Get An Insight Into the US Battles on D-Day
  • Visit the major D-DAY sites & landing beaches
  • Walk the Lunar Landscapes of Breathtaking Pointe du Hoc
  • Pay Tribute at the American Cemetery in Colleville
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in Battle of Normandy and World War II

Program & Itinerary

Embark on a vibrant Shore Excursion from Cherbourg Port of Call to the main US D-Day sites!Departing from Cherbourg Cruise Port, this Normandy private tour will take you to the coastal battlefield grounds. On June 6, 1944, the allied troops landed on the Normandy beaches, marking the beginning of a fierce and deadly battle that would culminate in the liberation of France a few months later.Among the ...

Embark on a vibrant Shore Excursion from Cherbourg Port of Call to the main US D-Day sites!

Departing from Cherbourg Cruise Port, this Normandy private tour will take you to the coastal battlefield grounds. On June 6, 1944, the allied troops landed on the Normandy beaches, marking the beginning of a fierce and deadly battle that would culminate in the liberation of France a few months later.

Visit Omaha Beach

Among the allied troops, the Americans landed on two different beaches, later named Omaha and Utah. Today, our Normandy private shore excursion is taking you to Omaha beach, where the deadliest of the landings took place.

Even though bombings occurred before the landing itself, they failed to neutralize the German positions in that sector. In addition, troops and amphibian vehicles were disembarked too far from the shore, leading to an absolute failure and thousands of men being killed under German fire.

Now off to the cliffs

A little bit to the West, your private tour of Normandy will head to the Pointe du Hoc, a breathtaking cliff offering lunar landscapes and a magnificent viewpoint over the English Channel. Given the toughness of the operation, the Pointe du Hoc was given to Rangers to land upon.

The battle was rough, as the Pointe du Hoc had been built as a key point of the Atlantic Wall by the Germans – it was the highest point between Utah beach and Omaha beach and provided a great observation spot to notice any unfriendly arrivals from the sea. You can still see an artillery battery there and feel as if it was still this faithful June morning…

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 Cherbourg and drop off at your ship.This private tour can accommodate a maximum of 8 persons per minivan. During the whole day, one of our certified English-speaking driver guide will be by your side to explain the history behind each Normandy tourist site you will visit.

The tour is fully customizable depending on your wishes. If you would like to add a visit that is missing from this description, do not hesitate to let us know!

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  • Pick up at Your Ship in Cherbourg Cruise Port

  • Guided visit of Pointe du Hoc

  • Free time for lunch near Pointe du Hoc or Omaha

  • Visit of Omaha Beach

  • Visit of Normandy American Cemetery

  • Return to Ship in Cherbourg

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Ophorus Tours - U.S D-DAY Normandy Beaches Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Cherbourg
Ophorus Tours - U.S D-DAY Normandy Beaches Small Group Private Shore Excursion From Cherbourg

Know before you book

  • If you want to share your tour with others, you can put it on Cruise Critic. Most of the time this gives good results. You must do this yourself as we are not accepted on their site as a professional business. We accept split payment transactions by credit card.
  • Small group, personalized experiences
  • 8 hour Private Normandy D-Day Tour
  • Worry free shore Excursion, guaranteed return to Ship
  • Minimum number of 2 participants applies.
  • Extras can be pre-paid during booking process
  • Price is per group, not per person.
  • English speaking tour, other languages on request.

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

Quai de la France, 50100 Cherbourg

Departure

Please proceed to exit where your guide will be waiting for you with a sign bearing lead traveler name.

Return

Return at ship.

Reviews

1 reviews
  • Epmurc

    15, Jun 2021

    Our guide for the day was Yannick. You can tell when someone is just doing this sort of thing for a job or when they are really passionate about it......Yannick...
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Included

  • Services of English speaking driver/guide
  • Small Group Private tour limited to 8 persons
  • Itinerary can be customized to your wishes
  • Transportation in Premium A/C vehicle

Excluded

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

FAQ

  • What should I expect on a Shore Excursion with Ophorus?

    As a specialized France Tour Operator and tours & activities provider, we organize worry free shore excursions departing from all cruise ports in France. Our professional team of travel advisors, drivers and guides speak fluent English, are experts in the destination and all our shore excursions take place on board premium vehicles.

    All our shore excursions in France include pick up and drop off at your ship, once you have exited the Cruise Port terminal. We will always indicate where your driver/guide will be waiting for you. Our itineraries and programs are customized to suit your needs and never include side visits or stops that you had not confirmed. We guarantee your return to ship on time and have a very flexible cancellation policy. All tours can be cancelled up to 48 hours before the tour.

    All our shore excursions are for small groups only, we do not cater for groups larger than 20 persons. Typically, we use premium minivans that will take up to 7 or 8 persons maximum. If your group is larger, then we will provide a small minibus but no larger than 20 passenger seats.
  • What will I visit on this American D-Day Tour from Cherbourg ?

    This tour is dedicated to the D-DAY sites where Americans were involved. You will discover the Omaha Beach area, the Pointe du Hoc cliff and finally you have time to pay homage at the Normandy American Cemetery. 

    Since this is a tour that can be fully customized, don't hesitate to contact our team of professional travel advisors as they will design any itinerary and program to suit your wishes.
  • 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.
  • Should I bring something specific for this Shore Excursion?

    Always check the weather before you follow one of our shore excursions. By doing so, adapt your clothing to the local weather conditions. On one of our shore excursions we will not require you to bring your passport but it is always better to have some type of ID just in case. We strongly recommend that you bring with you a photocopy of any ID. Good walking shoes are always recommended in France as you never know on what type of grounds you might be walking on in small villages or during the tour.
  • Is lunch included on this full day shore excursion from Cherbourg?

    We never include lunch on our private shore excursions from Cherbourg. If you would like us to pre-book a specific restaurant for you and your party just let us know and we will organize this for you at no extra cost. Ideally, speak with your guide in the morning and indicate what you are expecting for lunch and she/he will be happy to suggest corresponding options.
  • How strenuous is this shore excursion?

    This tour is accessible to all as it does not involve a large amount of walking. Normandy beaches are flat and very accessible.
  • Is it possible to share this Cherbourg Shore Excursion with other Cruise Passengers?

    Yes, If you want to share your tour with others, you can put it on Cruise Critic. Most of the time this gives good results. You must do this yourself as we are not accepted on their site as a professional business. Also, we can take separate payments from all participants at no extra cost. We will require an email adress of those paying and will send them a cc form to fill in and return to us. 

    Please note that we will not add persons to the tour on our side.
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