Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields from Bayeux

Bayeux, France

From $429.25

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 7 days in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the fascinating history behind the events of the 1944 Allied Invasion on a private full-day tour of Normandy from Bayeux. With an accomplished guide, delve into the tales of D-Day as you marvel at significant sites like the battlefields and landing beaches of Utah Beach and Sword Beach. Visit esteemed museums and moving cemeteries to enrich your knowledge of the historic events and admire the picturesque scenery of the famous French region. Customize the itinerary of the tour according to your interests and receive the undivided attention of your private guide throughout the day.
  • Personalize your own itinerary to visit particular D-Day sites of interest
  • Visit battlefields and landing beaches, including Utah Beach, Omaha Beach and Sword Beach
  • Explore the Airborne Museum, the Merville Battery Museum and the Juno Beach Center
  • Spend time reflecting at the American, Canadian and Commonwealth cemeteries
  • Fabulous tour for history buffs!
  • Private tour ensures a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 8 people)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Guide's lunch (approximately €25)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

Bayeux train station and city center

What To Expect

Depart from your Bayeux hotel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and get acquainted with your accomplished guide as you drive through the picturesque Norman countryside to your first historical destination. Discuss your flexible itinerary with your guide and adapt your tour according to your interests. 

Head first to the landing beaches of Omaha Beach and Utah Beach to delve into the turbulent history of the sites; browse the intriguing exhibitions within the Airborne Museum of Saint-Mere Eglise; and take moment of quiet reflection at the American Cemetery, a commemorative area dedicated to the American soldiers who died in the bloody D-Day battles. 

Continue to Sword beach to see the site on which the British invaded Normandy and then enrich your historical knowledge further during visits to the Hillman Bunker Complex and the Merville Battery Museum. Read moving messages that pay testament to fallen soldiers in the Commonwealth Military Cemeteries and then feast your eyes on the ancient architecture of Ardenne Abbey, a sacred structure in which 11 Canadian prisoners of war were executed. 

After your explorative excursion, return to your Bayeux hotel in your private vehicle and bid your guide farewell.

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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • NST provides you with masks as well as hydroalcoholic gel. Our vehicles are disinfected after each use and the distance is respected.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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Traveler Tips

Amelia, our guide is highly recommended for her competence and knowledge of the local history of the Normandy invasion.
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Very moving tour with knowledgeable guide
James_K, Jan 2023
This tour was phenomenal! Our guide, Gwen, is the most knowledgeable guy on the planet when it comes to D Day. He had so many stories to tell and facts and information about every single stop. To see these places in real life, that we had only heard about from movies or history class, really brought home the reality of what happened that day. Visiting the American cemetery was very moving. We arrived late in the afternoon right as they were lowering the flag and playing taps. It was very moving . One note for other families: we did the 8 hour tour. My husband and son were very much interested in all things World War II, but even by the end, they were exhausted. (We were 5 jet-lagged days in on a 10 day trip.) When they say 8 hours, they mean a full 8 hours. Plus, we stopped off for lunch which took about an hour. So we left our hotel at 9:00am and returned at 6:00pm. We still enjoyed the entire experience, but if we were to do it again, we might book just the 4 hour tour. Then again, it was so moving, I'm not sure we'd change a thing.
Perfect guide for English speakers
Katharine_M, Nov 2022
AdrIen was a fantastic guide. His English was fluent. He was so informative and knowledgeable. He brought he history to life and was easy to listen to.
Lucie was an excellent guide. Very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.
David_D, Oct 2022
Our guide was. excellent She found a very good lunch spot too. She went above and beyond.................
Normandy in technicolor!!
Deborah_S, Sep 2022
Our guide was superb! Very knowledgeable!!!! He knew so much about everything, even other historical topics. It was a very enjoyable day! Jon knew how to bring history alive!!
Great D-Day Tour
Morris_K, Aug 2022
Fantastic tour. American Cemetary, Omaha and Utah Beaches, St. Mere Eglise and Pointe du Hoc. A great tour.
Highlight of our trip
Leah_S, Jul 2022
I can't emphasize how amazing our guide was, Francois Gauthron. Our family would have driven right past the history of the region not even knowing or understanding the real life history in front of our eyes! Thank you for a wonderful day
Great DDay experience!
Wayne_H, Jul 2022
Francois was extremely knowledgeable and full of information. Really educated us on all the D day information that we unaware of. Excellent guide and tour overall!
Dday of a lifetime
Donald_D, Jun 2022
We offered our 13 yo grandson a trip to Europe to study wwii history for his birthday. Our tour guide Julie provided a great tour for him with understandable answers to his questions and ours. She made it to all the sites we wanted to see on a very busy dday holiday with large crowds and lots of traffic. Julie picked an excellent place for lunch and gave us many options for when and where to eat during our travels. Her knowledge of the history and the area was superb. Would highly recommend this trip and tour guide to others. She was French and we were Americans but her English was great.
Perfect way to see Normandy!
Benjamen_C, Jun 2022
Julie provided a wonderful tour! She was prompt and courteous, with excellent English speaking skills. Highly recommend!
Wonderful day. Since...
christina_s, Jun 2022
Wonderful day. Since Normandy is so spread out with so many various locations and sights - a guided tour is really the way to go. Our guide Celine was so knowledgeable and kind. We visited all the things we wanted to and loved the town of Bayeux.
Excellent day touring the Normandy beaches
avis_c, May 2022
Celine did an excellent job helping us to understand the events of D-Day and beyond. She has an excellent notebook with pictures and maps and documents that made it even more understandable. She is excellent. Highly recommend!
Great experience
Barry_R, May 2022
Our guide, Francois, brought the history to life. His enthusiasm for the subject was wonderful and contagious. Bravo!
Bucket list trip!
Troy_P, Apr 2022
What an amazing experience! This trip to Normandy was a “bucket list” trip for me and my brother. Adrien was the best guide. He was so knowledgeable, and really made the trip come to life. I cannot stop talking about it. If you go to Normandy, get a guide! He not only was familiar with all that we saw, but also tips for the area, and what we could do later on our trip. My knowledge and appreciation for the men and women who sacrificed so much will not be forgotten.
Had an amazing day...
Kerri_R, Apr 2022
Had an amazing day learning about D-Day and seeing the battlefields and cemeteries in person. Our group had a wide range of knowledge and everyone ended the day with learning something new. We are still talking about the unique stories we heard. I have already recommended this tour to friends and family.
The Best Day
Walter_S, Sep 2019
Had very knowledgeable young French woman take us from hotel to Utah and Omaha beaches, then to flag lowering ceremony at Omaha cemetery. I was looking for where my Father had landed in August 1944 so she then she then took us to the British temporary harbor at Arromanches-les-Bains while asking other guides questions to help figure out the puzzle. Did work at home that night and emailed me with what she had found. Went above and beyond. Great Day.
Great day at Normandy.
Kerry_P, Aug 2019
Romain is an amazing tour guide. We learned so much and saw the high points during the day. We couldn’t have asked for a better tour and guide. Thank you!
What a great day
rjf526, Jul 2019
This was a bucket list trip for me. The six of us (me, wife, 4 kids aged 24-12) took an early train from Paris and were picked up at the train station by Adrian. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We went to the German cemetery, toured Pointe du Hoc, had lunch at a great spot, went to Omaha Beach, the American cemetery and then went to view Omaha beach from a spot that you would not be able to find on your own. The whole day was great - Thank you Adrian!
Frederick_M, Jul 2019
Philip our guide was wonderful! He knew so many details that we have ever learned previously. He also recommended a place for lunch that was great. We are happy he could join us. Can't imagine a better guide here and with such a great personality.
Great Guide and Excellent Tour
Harry_F, May 2019
I am 67, may grandson is 14, Laurette was able to talk to both of us and connect. She was easy to understand, knew the answers to our questions, knew the movie references and video game references spanning three generations. Thank you for a wonderful day!!!
Full day tour of Normandy D-Day beaches
mkkmann, May 2019
Olivier showed us a great overview of the beaches, historical sites and cemeteries. His historical commentary added a lot of depth to what we saw. We traveled from the German cemetery to St Mere Eglise to Utah beach to Pont du Hoc to Angoville-au-Plain, to Omaha Beach to the American Cemetery, and even to the town he grew up in which was in the film "The Longest Day". A memorable day for my dad, our wives, and my teenage boys. We all need a reminder of the cost of freedom.