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    UTAH BEACH D-DAY MUSEUM - ADULT TICKET

    € 8.00

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    Built on the very beach where the first American troops landed on June 6, 1944, the Utah Beach Museum recounts the story of D-Day in 10 sequences, from the preparation of the landing, to the final outcome and success. This comprehensive chronological journey immerses visitors in the history of the landing through a rich collection of objects, vehicles, materials, and oral histories.
  • AIRBORNE MUSEUM SAINTE MERE EGLISE - ADULT TICKET

    € 10.00

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

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

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  • Small Groups ( 2~8 )

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  • English

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Discover the U.S D-DAY landing beaches and sites on this Half Day Tour from Cherbourg Cruise Port

Highlights

  • Get An Insight Into the US Battles on D-Day
  • Visit Utah landing Beach to understand D-DAY
  • Discover Sainte Mère Eglise, Heart of the Jump Zone for the 82nd Airborne
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in Normandy D-Day Beaches and WW II

Program & Itinerary

Departing from Cherbourg Cruise Port, this Normandy private half-day shore excursion will take you to the coastal battlefield grounds of World War II. On June 6 1944, known as the longest day, 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.First, we will come and pick you up at ...

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 half-day shore excursion will take you to the coastal battlefield grounds of World War II. On June 6 1944, known as the longest day, 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.

Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Cherbourg

First, we will come and pick you up at Cherbourg Cruise Port directly at your ship. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable A/C vehicle and begin your private tour. Make your way to the nearby U.S landing beaches & Sites on this half day private tour of Normandy.

Begin the Tour with the Visit of Utah Beach

Among the allied troops, the Americans landed on two different d-day beaches, later named Omaha and Utah. Today, our Normandy private half day trip will take you to Utah beach where part of the American troops landed. There, after a commented explanation by your tour guide of historical facts, it is possible to visit the musée du débarquement (entrance fees not included).

The museum will tell you all about the planning and the execution of D-Day from the American side. Your guide will also take you to the US military cemetery where you can pay your respects to the ones who fell during D-Day and the battle of Normandy that followed.

Then off to Sainte Mère Eglise Village

Next on your half day sightseeing shore excursion tour of Normandy, you will go to the village of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, the heart of the jump zone for the 82nd Airborne U.S. forces. Indeed, the D-Day landings did not only happen from the sea! Paratroopers rained on this village, and one of them famously got caught in the tower of the church.

The Airborne Museum (entrance fees not included) retraces the involvement of the paratroopers and the airborne forces in the D-Day landings. Free time in the village for personal discovery and then it will be time to head back to your Ship.

Our other Shore Excursions from Cherbourg

We organize a large number of Shore Excursions departing from Cherbourg including a private full day tour that includes Omaha beach, Pointe du Hoc as well as the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville sur Mer where you will be able to pay tribute to those fallen.

Another popular tour is to Mont Saint Michel where we can organise a guided tour of the Abbey. We also conduct tours from Le Havre port of Call and we make it easy for you if you combine your tours with other passengers found on Cruise Critic. Don't hesitate to contact us.

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  • Pick up at Your Ship in Cherbourg Cruise Port

  • Travel to Saint Mere Eglise and visit this small town

  • Possibility to visit the Airborne Museum

  • Discover the Utah Beach landing area

  • Return to Ship in Cherbourg

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Ophorus Tours - U.S D-DAY Beaches Small Group Private Half Day Shore Excursion From Cherbourg
Ophorus Tours - U.S D-DAY Beaches Small Group Private Half Day 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
  • 5 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 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.

Included / excluded

Included

  • Services of English speaking driver/guide
  • Small Group Private tour limited to 8 persons
  • Itinerary can be customized
  • Transportation in 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 Half D-Day Sites from Cherbourg tour?

    This tour includes the possibility to visit the Utah beach sector including Sainte Mère Eglise drop zone. During the booking process you will be able to include the entrance fees to the Airborne museum if you wish to visit.

    If you would like to see Omaha Beach, Point du Hoc or the American Cemetery of Colleville Sur Mer, then you would need to book a full day private tour from Cherbourg.
  • 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 in small villages or during the tour.
  • 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 as is the village of Sainte Mère Eglise.
  • Is lunch included on this shore excursion from Cherbourg?

    We never include lunch on our private shore excursions from Cherbourg and since it is a Half day tour, this tour should take place either in the morning or in the afternoon. 
    However, once you know your exact arrival time in the Port we will adjust the itinerary accordingly. The time you will have for your lunch will limit the time you spend on visiting D-Day Sites.
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