D-Day tour - Utah Beach & Omaha Beach - suitable as a day trip from Paris

Bayeux, France

From $156.28

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit important landmarks and sites associated with the 1944 invasion of Normandy on this full-day tour. Take the train from Paris, then meet up with local guides who will show you the battlefield sites including Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, and Pointe Du Hoc. You’ll also visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial and the town of Sainte-Mère-Église.
  • Full-day tour of Normandy historic sites
  • Perfect day trip from Paris
  • Transport in Normandy via air-conditioned vehicle
  • On-board Wi-Fi

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional Guide
  • Airborn Museum entrance
  • Lunch
  • Train tickets to and from Paris
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Place de la Gare
    Pl. de la Gare, 14400 Bayeux, France

    Your guide and vehicle will arrive at 08:50 for a 09:00 departure. Please be ready at the front of the station by 08:50. If the train is late, no need to worry. As the tour is designed for clients arriving by train, we will wait!

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Omaha Beach

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cimetiere Americain de Colleville-sur-Mer

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Pointe du Hoc

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Sainte Mere Eglise

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Utah Beach

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If you are traveling with children, please note that everyone requires a seat. It is a legal requirement so please ensure you book a seat for each person taking the tour. It is forbidden to carry infants on your lap. When booking, please specify the age of the child and we will provide a car seat if require We do not accept children under 4 years old.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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120 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Tour not as expected - too long for a day tour
Kristine_F, May 2023
Seeing the sights of what happened in Normandy was amazing. However, it was a very long day as a day trip from Paris. The tour was not what I was expecting. Our tour guide was nice but rambled on about things off the topic which used up a lot of time. We passed a couple of museums that I would have liked to go to instead of standing on Omaha Beach for 45 minutes in the cold as our guide flipped through a book. This happened on Utah Beach as well. He took us to a small church where soldiers were treated during the invasion but it was just an empty church. I feel the museums would have been a lot more interesting. Seeing the American Cemetery was amazing
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Dear Kristine, Thank you for your feedback. We take all constructive criticism to heart. Coming from Paris for a day trip is a long day. We cannot change distance from the capital. The Allies chose Normandy’s coast for the Overlord Operation as it was the most strategic point to invade during the Nazi Occupation with success. The itinerary of our small group tour is clearly listed on our internet site. Seeing as you would have preferred seeing more museums and spending less time on the beaches, I would suggest opting for a private tour next time. This will allow you to build your itinerary together with your guide and really pin point your interests. As for the ‘empty church’, I invite you to read “ANGELS OF MERCY” by Paul Woodage, an excellent historian who lives in Normandy. Paul Woodage operates WW2 TV and has a documentary about this particular church which is well done. I am disappointed that you were not enthralled and captivated by the subject matter and presentation. This concerns me. I will follow up with your guide and discuss ways to make the presentation more universally attractive. Thank you again for taking the time to write your comments.
Anonymous, May 2023
Visiting the beaches where so many gave their lives in the name of freedom. Unfortunately we live in a world now where that freedom is threatened once again not by outsiders but from within our own country and government.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi, Thank you for the 5* review! We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your tour. Kind regards, Lucie from Bayeux Shuttle
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Susan_R, May 2023
Our trip to the Normandy Beached with Bayeux Shuttle’s guide personable and Knowledgeable guide Morgan was fantastic!!! We visited the beaches, the cemeteries, bunkers and museum at St Mere Église. It was not just a tour it was an experience!!!
Great experience and guide
Abbie_W, Apr 2023
Charlie was a great guide, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. The tour route was well planned, and though we covered a lot, it didn't feel rushed. I would definitely recommend this day trip.
Highly recommend this tour
Erika_s, Apr 2023
Rethro was great. Very knowledgeable and passionate about the history that took place. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone considering this trip.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello, Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your tour of the D-Day beaches with Rethro ! We appreciate you choosing to take a tour with us. Kind regards, Marine from Bayeux Shuttle
Kathy_F, Apr 2023
Our guide, Pascal, was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and accommodating. He is passionate about the stories and entertained us well! Great day and great tour. We felt like we not only saw all the beaches of Normandy, the Air Force museum, and the American cemetery but we also saw quaint French towns and churches. Really great tour.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hello Kathy, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We are very pleased you had a great time on our tour. We appreciate your kind words and will let Pascal read them. Kind regards, Marine from Bayeux Shuttle
Pascal was great!
Chris_W, Oct 2022
Pascal was an awesome guide! Very knowledgeable, passionate, and had a great sense of humor. The sandwich place he took the group for lunch was also outstanding. The best eclairs I have ever had! Everything everyone else has said about the tour is as advertised. A very educational and moving experience.
Fantastic guide!
Matthew_R, Oct 2022
Matt is an incredible guide! Highly experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic - was probably the best guided tour I've ever done. Would highly recommend!
Probably the best tour of my life!
William_R, Oct 2022
That was an absolutely outstanding tour. Matt was extremely clear and complete in his lectures on various topics of interest. He demonstrated a serious depth of knowledge on the numerous aspects of Operation Overlord, what came before, and what followed. All of this was made much more engaging by his infectious enthusiasm for the subject and the environs of Normandy. Cannot possibly recommend highly enough!
Beware of Policy!!
Valerie_R, Oct 2022
I actually did not end up going on this trip because I thought after travelling the previous day I may have contracted Covid-19. I tested and was negative, but not before I missed the trip and I was denied a refund for the excursion. I did the right thing to protect everyone. Beware of booking anything from this site, because extenuating circumstances may cause you to lose out of the price of these activities!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hello, We are a bit taken back by the title of your review. We would prefer to read “THANKFULLY, THEY ADHERE TO THEIR POLICY” Bayeux Shuttle strives to protect all its clients! We are a tour provider and our role is to guarantee the opportunity to take a tour. This guarantee is secured with your payment. Due to limited availability, we had refused other visitors who wanted to have the opportunity to tour with us that day. We are sorry that you could not make the tour, but we are also sorry that there are other visitors who could not reserve the tour because they thought it was filled.
The small church at Place...
Fred_Z, Sep 2022
The small church at Place Toccoa was beautiful and the cemetery for American soldiers was very moving.
We love Matt
David_S, Jul 2022
The tour was excellent. Matt was right there at the train station to pick us up in the morning. We road in a very clean and comfortable coach to all the locations. Matt gave us tons of information as we road along to our destinations as well as while he walked us thru each location. This was one of the best tours we took on our European vacation. I highly recommend viator and ask for Matt as your tour guide. He is kind, respectful and tells the story of D-Day with so much passion you can't help but get emotional. We love Matt.
A Gem for WWII History Buffs
Cody_G, Jul 2022
This was a day trip from Paris for my 12-year old son who is a WWII history buff. He loved it. He got to walk into Point Du Hoc bunkers and around the Sainte Mere Eglise town (setting of The Longest Day)—loved it. Mike was a fantastic tour guide—so knowledgeable with so many interesting background stories of soldiers and troop movements on all sides and perspectives. The tour van was great too. Couldn’t have been more perfect—a gem for WWII history buffs.
Our tour guide was...
Merrie_R, Jun 2022
Our tour guide was excellent. The vehicle was comfortable. The experience at the beaches and cemetery was even better than I imagined. I would take this tour again.
Melissa_H, Jun 2022
Our tour guide always finished with a positive and uplifting story to follow the grim reality of the high death toll and struggle of the military forces up against the German military.
D day tour, Airborne
Ahad_A, Jun 2022
It was amazing trip going through whole D day trace. Very touching moment. Especially our guide was so knowledgeable so we really enjoyed every stop of the trip. It is way worthy than what we paid for. Very highly recommended!
Excellent tour
Anonymous, May 2022
Information at each site was very interesting, more time at the museum would have been nice. Overall excellent experiencez
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Kim_G, May 2022
Jordan was very knowledgeable and a great guide for our tour! Visiting the American Cemetery was impactful and sobering. A must visit experience for anyone!
Jim_W, Apr 2022
Matt was an excellent guide and story teller. No museums, no videos, just stories and views of real events. You won’t be disappointed in the least
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Jim, Thank you for sharing. Matt is a great guide and a good person through and through. We are blessed to have him. Adrienne O’Donoghue Bayeux Shuttle, American Owned and Operated
Great tour
sharon_s, Sep 2019
Great tour and very good and knowledgable guide. Very moving. Did a lot in 8 hours. Worth every penny.
Neha_M, Aug 2019
I booked this for my history buff husband, expecting myself and my 3 children to be bored and tired. Instead, I walked away with a powerful experience and a comprehensive understanding of WWII history. Aurelia was amazing. She not only gave the backdrop of events but made them come to life. Would definitely recommend this trip.
Amazing value for money (and time)
Anal N, Aug 2019
Visited D-day American Beaches in Normandy with Bayeux Shuttle on 10 July 2019. The tour was highly rewarding in terms of the amazing places where a very important part of modern history was written as well as our fantastic tour guide Mr. Jon who, with his detailed and informative explanations, along with the photographs, made the visit highly memorable for us.
Normandy Beaches Tour
Daniel_S, May 2019
Ian was an absolutely wonderful guide. Everything about the day was a great experience. Pointe Du Hoc was incredible.

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