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Ophorus Tours - Normandy D-DAY Landing Beaches Small Group Private Shore Excursion from Honfleur

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Normandy D-DAY Landing Beaches Small Group Private Shore Excursion from Honfleur

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Embark on a vibrant Shore Excursion from Honfleur Port of Call to the main Normandy beaches and D-Day sites

Highlights

  • Visit the major normandy d-day landing beaches & sites
  • Get an insight in the US Battles on d-day
  • Pay homage at the American Cemetery in Colleville
  • English speaking local guide, expert in Normandy
  • Tour can be fully customized to suit your interests

Program & Itinerary

Departing from Honfleur Cruise Port, this D-Day 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. First, we will come and pick you up at your Cruise Ship in Honfleur cruise ports. Meet your ...

Departing from Honfleur Cruise Port, this D-Day 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.

Pick up from your Cruise Ship in Honfleur

First, we will come and pick you up at your Cruise Ship in Honfleur cruise ports. Meet your English speaking guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day. Then, board your A/C vehicle and begin to make your way to the Normandy coastline where the D-DAY landings occurred.

Visit Omaha Beach

Among the allied troops, the Americans landed on two different beaches, later named Omaha and Utah. Today, our day tour 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 guided 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 this private tour from Honfleur 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 Honfleur 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 guides will be by your side. He will explain the history behind each Normandy tourist site you will visit.

The tour can be customized 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!

Our other Shore Excursions from Honfleur

We organise a large number of private full day shore excursions that include private transportation to the major sites of the region such as Mont Saint Michel, Longues sur Mer, Bayeux, Caen. We also organise walking tours and winery tours for those who would like to taste the local apple brandy called Calvados. We also specialize in Group Tours to Mont St Michel.

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  • Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Honfleur Port of Call

  • Visit Pointe du Hoc

  • Visit Omaha Beach

  • Free time for lunch in a local restaurant (at own expense)

  • Visit American Cemetery in Colleville sur Mer

  • Return to your Cruise Ship in Honfleur

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Ophorus Tours - Normandy D-DAY Landing Beaches Small Group Private Shore Excursion from Honfleur
Ophorus Tours - Normandy D-DAY Landing Beaches Small Group Private Shore Excursion from Honfleur

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 Experience
  • 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

Honfleur cruise terminal

Departure

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

Return

Return to  cruise ship in Honfleur.

Reviews

1 reviews
  • Frank

    04, Sep 2021

    Der Tourführer Stefan war sehr sachkundig und ging auch auf die Wünsche seiner Gäste sehr kompetent ein
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Included

  • Services of English speaking driver/guide
  • Small Group Private Shore Excursion limited to 8 persons
  • Itinerary can be customized
  • 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

  • Who conducts your private shore excursions from Honfleur?

    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.

    In some regions where the excursions do not include historical monuments or museum visits, our driver/guides are passionate history experts, as is the case in Normandy. Most of them are retired servicemen or women, history teachers or have a strong ferver for all things WWII.
  • What type of vehicules are used during a private Shore Excursion from Honfleur?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that are new or recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows, large leg space.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Is lunch included on this full day shore excursion from Honfleur?

    We never include lunch on our private shore excursions from Honfleur. 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.
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