FULL DAY TOURS : D-DAY BEACHES (OMAHA / UTAH), POINTE DU HOC AND US CEMETERY (EVERYDAY)
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Pick up: 9.00 am, your private English-speaking guide will come to pick you up at your hotel, in Bayeux
Omaha and Utah Beaches
These two names sound like tragic memories. Heart of the American sector, discovering Omaha and Utah will take you back to this glorious and scary 6th of June 1944. Try to imagine the thunderous bombings on the beach contrasting today with the peaceful and bucolic atmosphere. “Bloody Omaha”, called after the numerous corpses left on the beach, is a great example of human bravery whereas Utah offers a picturesque view of the famous parachutist hung at the bell tower of Sainte-Mère-Eglise.
30 m high cliffs overlooking the sea, Pointe-du-Hoc is a dramatic historic site. Imagine hundreds of craters showing the massive bombings prior the landing. US Rangers had to climb the cliff to neutralize German canons…and found there a huge surprise. Unforgettable moment.
Lunch at leisure
A piece of America in Normandy. After the end of the war, in 1956, France gave a plot of land dominating Omaha Beach. The cemetery consists into infinite lines of marble and several monuments rending homage to the US Nation. Over 9000 US soldiers are resting for eternity here. Don’t miss the chapel, the visitor’s center and above all the Garden of the Missings, with the names of 1557 soldiers that were never found.
06.00 pm: Drop off at your hotel, in Bayeux. End of the tour.
This tour includes
- Transportation in a comfortable full option minivan for the day including free Wi-Fi on board and bottled water
- English speaking driver guide
- Maximum 8 passengers per vehicle.
This tour does not include
- Personal expenses
- Other meals and drinks
- Hotel pick up/drop off
- Expert guide gratuities