Normandy D-Day Beaches and American Cemetery Day Trip from Paris

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  • 13 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Visit the D-Day beaches during this full-day trip from Paris to Normandy. Stop at Omaha Beach to learn stories and historical facts about WWII; stop at the Juno Beach Center; pause at the American Cemetery. Gain fascinating insights from your guide into the sacrifices of Allied soldiers and the French citizens they liberated. Upgrade to a small-group tour when booking for a more personal experience.
  • Discover Normandy's D-Day sites from Paris in just one day
  • Explore Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, and Arromanches' artificial harbor
  • Delve into the WWII history of the area with your informative guide
  • Round-trip transportation included

What's Included

  • Round-trip transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach from Paris
  • Service of a Normandy D-Day expert licensed guide
  • Visit of the American Cemetery.
  • Stop at Arromanches with free time for lunch
  • Photo-stop at Omaha Beach.
  • Visit the 360 Musemum in Arromanches
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 22 Rue Jean Rey
    22 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France

    Meeting time 30 minutes prior to the departure, in front of the HOTEL PULLMAN PARIS TOUR EIFFEL 18 avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris - Meeting point 22 Rue Jean Rey with our representative with a Paris City Vision sign, outside the hotel.

Start time

07:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Start your Normandy day trip from central Paris. Then, enjoy a scenic drive through the French countryside toward the northwest coast and discover WWII history and the site of the D-Day landings.

Take a stroll along Omaha Beach, one of the sites of the D-Day landings, and spend some free time to reflect, admire the ocean views, and visit the renowned visitor center here.

Continue your journey and stop at either Juno Beach, where you visit the Canadian Memorial, or Arromanches, to see the remains of the artificial harbor built by allied forces.

Finally, travel back to Paris where your tour concludes at the original departure point.

Normandy (Pass By)

Let us do the driving while you discover history. Your Normandy day trip from Paris starts with the 3-4-hour drive to France’s northwest coast. Your journey will take through some scenery landscapes before you reach at 10am your first stop.

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach: one of the toughest american landings. You will know all about the American assault during the Early hours hours of June 6, 1944, one of the most longstanding examples of American military triumph and also an event synonymous with death and destruction.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The coach journey from Paris to Normandy takes approximately 3 - 4 hours and you will spend 5 hours in Normandy itself
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Possibility to buy souvenirs at Arromanches
  • Toilets are available at the American Cementery, Juno Beach Center, at the comfort stop
  • A warm coat is recommended during the winter period, a raincoat during the summer and a good pair of walking / flat shoes are suggested to avoid discomfort
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:How can I let you know where to pick me up?

A:We offer pick ups from most hotels within Paris (ZIP code has to start with 75). Pick up must be arranged 48 hours prior to departure, after this timedeparture will be set from our agency at 2 rue des Pyramides, 75001 PARIS - Metro Pyramides or Tuilerie. You can let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Jul 2019

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Traveler Tips

This is a good trip if you have little time.
It is a long tour - 14 hours, but worth it to me.
Being in a small group allows plenty of times for questions and discussion.
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The guide was wonderful....
Sara_O, Mar 2023
The guide was wonderful. We saw so many sites and she was very knowledgeable and brought it to life. There were plenty of breaks and the day was manageable and enjoyed by our children, ages 13 and 15.
Great tour!
Russell_C, Mar 2023
Our tour guides were very knowledgeable! The drive from Paris was about 3 hours. We stopped half way for bathrooms and snacks, then when we were in Normandy, we were able to see all 5 beaches and have lunch - fresh seafood! All together it was a great tour!
Absorbing history
Feltus_L, Mar 2023
Given that my dad landed in the 2nd wave and survived, walking the sand of Omaha Beach was a truly emotional moment for me. It’s one I will never forget.
Very informative
JoAnn_S, Mar 2023
The knowledge of the tour guide was impressive. I learned so much more about the surrounding area and the liberation of the French people. Our stop for lunch was delicious
An ideal way for Americans to see the Normandy beaches
William_M, Mar 2023
We had a fantastic time on the trip. Our guide, Laila, was very knowledgeable about both D-Day and Operation Overlord, but also about the Normandy region, and was extremely fluent in English. The bus was comfortable and well-appointed. The tour is well-planned and makes it to several of the most significant sites where American, British, and Canadian troops landed.
Kyle_Y, Mar 2023
The trip was amazing and our tour guide was knowledgeable. I wish there was more time for Omaha. It was nice to go and reflect on all that happened at Normandie.
A bucket list trip.
Edward_T, Mar 2023
Apart from a long bus ride, the trip to DDay beaches was not to be missed. Our guide Amalie,was fascinating and very informative. She knew everything. The American cemetery was absolutely the top stop. It was breathtakingly sad and haunting but beautiful. The beaches were awe inspiring. Go.
A Must See!
Laurie_L, Mar 2023
Excellent tour! Our guide Leila was informative and interesting. Our driver - Jack - was patient and skilled. A tour everyone should see at least once in their lifetime.
Incredible Experience
JustinMcGowan, Feb 2023
Chris was very knowledgeable and the trip as a whole was a great experience. It was very nice to see the French countryside on the way there. The rest stop also helped make the drive seem quicker. The lunch and Arromanches was top notch. Walking on the beaches was a surreal experience. Definitely recommend for any history buff! Not for the faint of heart though, this tour runs all day and you will be tires at the end but it was very much worth it.
Our tour guide Muriel did...
Carly_P, Jan 2023
Our tour guide Muriel did amazing & we had a great driver as well. They really help us understand & showed us all the important parts. Would absolutely do again & recommend to anyone.
The museums were...
Beth_G, Jan 2023
The museums were informative. To stand on the beaches were very sureal. Enjoyed a full day with a wonderful guide Mireille.
Great tour and worth the money
Carly_A, Dec 2022
Layla was our tour guide and she was so fantastic. She was knowledgeable and very pleasant! This was a wonderful way to see Normandy. It was the perfect amount of time at each stop. It’s expensive but I just can’t see a better way to do it. It’s worth the money.
Great tour
Jennifer_B, Dec 2022
This tour is well planned and organized. Our tour guide was lovely. The bus was clean and the stops were plenty
Outstanding day trip
Charles_M, Dec 2022
Stellar way to see 3 of the 5 D Day beaches in a pretty efficient amount of time. We really liked our guide and the pacing of activities. Must be prepared that this is mostly a memorials tour, and there will be only a few war relics to see. Outstanding day trip though.
Historic Normandie
Joseph_G, Dec 2022
The driver and the tour guide were consummate professionals. The entire tour ran timely and they ensured that passengers had appropriate bathroom breaks during the travel to and from Paris to Normandie. The tour guide was very informative. No fault of the tour operator, but visiting during the month of December meant shortened daylight hours to take in the locale and limited meal options at the sites visited. Overall a tour worth taking and sites are memorable.
June 6, 1944=3,000 US casualties that day alone.
David_H, Dec 2022
Grave sights are exquisite in the respect of the fallen. Very reverently done. I suggest going downstairs in the reception center first and then walking to the cemetery as there is a lot to take in downstairs, and not a lot of time.
Outstanding day well worth it
Linda_M, Nov 2022
The whole tour was magnificent . Along day learning about D day. But well worth every minute. The tour guide was well conversed with the event.
Speechless and truly remarkable tour with Steven
Laura_J, Nov 2022
While I wish I had more than one day to stay in Normandy, this is a wonderful option for those with shorter time. The tour was informative and the people in our group made it even better. Our tour guide, Steven, made the experience extremely unforgettable, especially with his sense of humor. I can’t wait to come back and take more tours with him!
Amazing day in Normandy!
Beth_B, Nov 2022
This tour started early due to a long journey to Normandy from Paris. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us about 45 min to an hour long informational talk on the ride. Upon arrival in Normandy, we arrived on the beaches of Omaha. We spent about 30 minutes adventuring on the beach and taking photos. We continued on through many small towns with lots of history surrounding the war. The. We arrived at the American cemetery. It is one of most sacred places I’ve ever been. The museum at the cemetery was amazing and beautifully put together. After the cemetery, we went into a small port town to eat lunch, unfortunately the only restaurant open during the winter months was a small hotel restaurant. So if you go on this tour during the winter, bring lots of snacks. The tour concluded with a trip to another village where the Canadians actually landed on the beach. Another wonderful museum that acknowledged all who sacrificed their lives. The tour was not only informational, but I learned a lot and have a new appreciation for the freedoms we have in US. The tour guide was very sweet and gave us more information as we headed back to Paris. It’s a long day, but worth every minute!
Lifetime experience diminished by tour guide and planning
Matthew_I, Nov 2022
I have been looking forward to going to Normandy all my life and the experience of the cemetery and seeing the beaches was incredible. However, two things prevented it from being outstanding. The guide talked excessively on the bus. It got to be very tiresome and annoying. There was simply no need to begin a lecture on the history of D Day for an hour and a half after leaving Paris and then again at the end of the trip!. We should’ve been allowed to simply enjoy the beautiful countryside and maybe take a little nap. Also there was not enough time given to experience the Visitor Center which was a huge disappointment. 😡