Full-Day American Battlefields and Sites of Normandy Tour from Bayeux (E1LST)

Bayeux, France

From $127.34

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Free cancellation before March 24.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Chart the story of the World War II D-Day landings by American forces on this day trip from Bayeux. Learn about the objectives and achievements of the US assaults on June 6, 1944 as you visit the key beaches of Utah and Omaha, and German battery at Pointe du Hoc. Plus, visit the Airborne Museum at Sainte-Mère-Église and the US cemetery overlooking Omaha. Air-conditioned minivan transport, entrance fees, and central Bayeux pickup and drop-off included.
  • Full-day tour of Normandy’s US sector D-Day sites from Bayeux
  • Discover the key US battle sites and events of June 6, 1944
  • Stop at ‘Bloody Omaha’ and visit the US Cemetery overlooking the sands
  • Small group of eight or fewer, with minivan transport, entrance fees, and central Bayeux pickup and drop-off

What's Included

  • Pickup from Bayeux train station or Place de Quebec in Bayeux only
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local professional driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Start time

09:30 AM

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What To Expect

After pickup in central Bayeux, settle inside your air-conditioned minivan with your guide and small group of eight or fewer. Then, begin your 8- to 8.5-hour tour of the battlefields involved in the American troop landings of D-Day in June 1944.

As you travel between the sites, hear about the American military action on that long-ago day, together with background on the wider war, including tales of the German occupation of France and French Resistance, and the stories of individual soldiers.

Make your way to Utah Beach, where the US 4th Infantry Division made their assault. Hear about the events that unfolded here, and call at Sainte-Mère-Église, the small nearby town where paratroopers landed in the early hours of D-Day.

Visit the town’s Airborne Museum to chart the assault before continuing to Pointe du Hoc, a prominent cliff that was the highest point between the Utah and Omaha Beaches. See the bunkers, craters, and German casements and gun pits here, and learn how US Army Rangers scaled the cliffs to seize the battery.

View the monument honoring the rangers and visit Omaha, dubbed ‘Bloody Omaha,’ for being the most intensely fought after of all the landing beaches. Hear why the landings were difficult, and contemplate the vastness of the 4-mile (6.4-kilometer) beach.

After lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant, pay a visit to the US cemetery on the cliffs overlooking Omaha. Explore this heart-rending place with its impressive memorial, and take in the beach from the different vantage point of the cliffs. Before leaving, enjoy time to stroll around independently, perhaps visiting the graves or exploring the Visitor Center to learn about the landings and 9,387 Americans buried here.

Your tour concludes with an early-evening drop-off at Bayeux’s station or Place de Quebec.

Sainte Mere Eglise

St Mère Eglise

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Airborne Museum


1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that the tour departs from Bayeux - Normandy. There is no hotel pickup from Paris.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • NST provides you with masks as well as hydroalcoholic gel. Our vehicles are disinfected after each use and the distance is respected.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The tour guide provided personal assistance with accessing the van and guidance for purchasing lunch.
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Great experience
David_J, Mar 2023
Excellent tour of American DDay sites including Utah and Omaha Beaches and American cemetery. Very knowledgeable guide. Makes you glad to be an American and very appreciative of what our solders went through and their sacrifices so we could have a free county. Would highly recommend this tour.
Very good tour
Fred_C, Mar 2023
Rose did an excellent job explaining the beaches. It was enlightening to see the distances between the landing zones, and, more importantly, the depth of the beaches at low tide. Well worth the time.
Dan_R, Dec 2022
Marion was OUTSTANDING. The Tour was EXACTLY what I pictured. We saw all of the correct sites and a proper amount of respect is paid.
Fantastic Tour!
Carolyn_K, Dec 2022
Our tour guide was incredible, shared with us some incredible stories. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Mandatory experience
Juan_M, Dec 2022
Every single minute worth. Adrien, the guide, was fantastic and each place we visited was perfect. Good work Adrien!!!
An Essential Tour
Craig_A, Dec 2022
Every American should take a guided tour to learn some history about the sacrifice of thousands of soldiers killed on the bloody battlefields. Visiting the cemetery and museums was also essential.
Great day long Normandy trip with our amazing guide Adrien
Khris_V, Oct 2022
Our tour guide was Adrien and he was amazing. If you have the opportunity to request a guide, pick Adrien. I knew most of the history we were about to see, but by the end of the day long tour I realized I hardly knew anything and learned so much from out guide. He showed us the main sites as well as taking time to show us the hidden things and the fun facts only locals would know. Just the best trip and guide.
Worth every penny
Sue_T, Oct 2022
Rose was very knowledgeable and great as a guide. She made sure we saw the various sites at an excellent time. She added a few stops, those were exceptional as well. This tour was well worth the money.
Very accommodating guide/tour operator
Kristine_M, Oct 2022
We were a group of 8 friends. Marc was a solid guide. Prior, we added the Bayeux Tapestry to the itinerary and he figured out an efficient way to do so. We were also interested in only one beach in order to spend more time in the cemetery and to maintain a reasonable pace. This level of collaboration was MOST helpful.
Sanjay_P, Jul 2022
Guide Celine was extraordinary. Made the trip most informative interesting and pleasant. All items on agenda covered in proper timing. Comfortable vehicle.
Normandy tour
Tina_M, May 2022
Our guide, Sunny, made the experience very personal; connecting what happened on Omaha Beach 78 years ago with the peace and freedom that Europeans enjoy today. Also, what a moving moment when they played "Taps" and lowered the flags at the American Cemetery.
The entire tour was...
Kyle_K, May 2022
The entire tour was memorable and we learned so much just driving thru the villages. Our tour guide Bert was very knowledgeable and made sure we saw everything that we wanted to during the day.
Tour guide was incredibly...
Jared_M, Sep 2021
Tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the history! He did an excellent job of providing sufficient background on the war. Bayeux was a great town to soend some time in prior to leaving for the tour.
Great coverage in 8 hours
Robert_N, Sep 2021
Excellent guide. Thorough explanations of historical time period, causes and consequences. Good selection of D-Day sites visited. Plenty of time at each.
Enjoyable and very friendly guide.
Curtis_S, Sep 2021
Pont DU Hoc was amazing. Lots of information we didn't know and great description really helped out into perspective.
D-Day Tour in Normandy
Robin_S, Aug 2021
Our very knowledgeable guide did an extraordinary job of keeping us fascinated for more than eight hours! The tour was thorough, his access at each site was amazing, and he had so much information to share. We highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Dear Robin, Thanks for your nice comments. Take care Regards Frederic Guerin
Through Stained Glass
Carl_B, Jun 2021
Most moving were the two stained glass windows in Saint Mere Eglise commemorating the paratroopers who dropped in on their small town, risking or losing their lives to free them from 4 years of German occupation. Thank you Romain for guiding us there and for the other June 1944 memories and sights.
Knowledgeable guide brings D-Day experience to life
Sean_F, Jul 2020
I want to thank my guide, Celine, for such an outstanding day. She was informative, personable, and made the experience worthwhile. I highly recommend this tour.
An absolutely OUTSTANDING Day.
Gloria_G, Mar 2020
Exceptional day-long small group tour of Normandy D-Day Battlefields with terrific tour-guide Rom. Clear reservation confirmation and reminder. Timely pick up... Rom was incredibly knowledgeable and gave terrific context and specific detail about the numerous (but not too many) sites. We covered Marie St. Eglise and the associated museums about the details of the Pathfinder and paratrooper landings that preceded the landings on Omaha and Utah beaches. Terrific stories that were personal, emotional -- and none of the time did we feel we were getting a "canned" spiel. He answered our questions... had just the right amount of info and time spent. Great balance between structure and freedom. We moved on to Utah Beach... walked out on the beach... showed us incredible "then and now" photos with real people and associated stories, particularly about the Roosevelt cafe (later named). Went on to Pointe du Hoc and view bomb craters and German Bunkers. Incredible to see first hand. Then to other sites including Omaha Beach. Context well balanced with facts (stunning!) and again human stories. I never understood the scale of the battle of Normandy on this emotional AND intellectual level. While standing on Omaha beach, a man walking his dog came up to us to show us to fistfull's of bullets that were lying on the sand. He gave us each one. 75 years later this stuff is still showing up. Of course the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer was the capstone of the day. Powerful. Evocative. Humbling. Emotional. We happened to arrive whebn a veran's family members were helping cemetery staff to fold the flag being taken down to TAPS. Not a dry eye. This company is smart, professional, committed to service and highly recommended.
We were able to take a little sand with us from the Beaches. The American Cemetery was so amazing.
Christine_W, Feb 2020
It was great and the guide was very knowledgeable. We visited all of the stops and the guide squeezed in one more surprise stop and it was awesome. I wish we could have stopped at Utah beach a little longer, to inclement the main area to see the sculptures and statute. That was the only stop that was really rushed. I’d also wished we could have stopped at Omaha Beach Museum but we drove by and the guide gave us an overview. It was off season so very little crowd which was perfect for us! We really enjoyed everything!