Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Day Trip with Cider Tasting & Lunch from Paris

Badge of ExcellenceParis, France

From $174.79

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


Discover the beaches of the D-Day landings on this guided day trip to Normandy from Paris. Focusing on the sites where heavy losses were suffered by American soldiers, the tour stops at the Omaha Beach Visitor Centre, Utah Beach Museum, and the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. Enjoy free time on the beaches and hear poignant tales about the events of June 6, 1944. During this full but inspiring day of sightseeing, revitalize with a cup of traditional cider and lunch at a waterside restaurant.
  • Day trip to Normandy’s D-Day beaches from Paris, led by a knowledgeable guide
  • Learn about the Normandy Invasion during WWII and the heavy losses suffered by American troops
  • Visit Utah Beach Museum, built on the beach where the first American soldiers landed
  • See one of the original D-Day B-26 fighter planes on Utah Beach
  • Explore the Normandy countryside and stop for a cider and calvados tasting followed by a 2-course lunch
  • Stop at Pointe du Hoc and visit the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer
  • Listen to tales of the Omaha Beach Landings at Omaha Beach Visitor Centre

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Cider and calvados tastings are included on this Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches tour. 

What's Included

  • English Speaking Guide for the whole day
  • 2 course lunch and a glass of cider
  • Return transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Skip the Line Entrance to the Utah Beach Museum
  • Cider and Calvados tasting (except Sundays)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Trocadéro Square
    Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France

    Meet on the steps of the Palais de Chaillot, at the Trocadero. Arriving by metro or tram: Take lines 9 or 6 and get off at the metro stop Trocadero. Follow the exit signs to the Eiffel Tower (the signs are brown). The exit is number 1. As you exit the metro you will see the Palais de Chaillot directly in front of you on the left. Your guide will be waiting on the steps holding a sign. Arriving by taxi: Ask your driver to take you to the Trocadero and then ask to be dropped in front of the Palais de Chaillot Arriving by foot: The Palais de Chaillot is one of the two identical large building on the Place du Trocadero. If you are facing the Eiffel Tower it is the one on the left.

Start time

07:00 AM

What To Expect

Spend a day away from Paris and visit the Normandy beaches where thousands of the Allied Powers’ troops landed to free France from Axis control during World War II. During your early-morning ride aboard an air-conditioned coach to northern France, your informative guide shares fascinating commentary on the events of June 6, 1944, better known as D-Day.

Begin at the Utah Beach Museum, housed in an original German bunker and constructed on the beach where the first American troops landed. Here, learn about Operation Overlord (the Allied codename for the Normandy Invasion) and the invaluable assistance from French citizens that made a difference in the war.

Utah Beach is now home to one of only six remaining original B-26 fighter planes that were used during the invasion. Look out onto breathtaking views of the beach from inside the museum before heading down to the beach itself.

Next, head out to the countryside to a 17th-century barn with a traditional cider-making orchard, and savor some of its cider and calvados (an apple-based brandy). With your appetite opened up, settle in for a 2-course lunch at a restaurant overlooking the port of Grandcamp-Maisy. (Lunch typically includes a main course of fish or meat, dessert, and a glass of cider.)

After your meal, your coach takes you to Pointe du Hoc, a cliff-top German defense the US troops heroically seized. Continue to Colleville-sur-Mer and pay your respects to the fallen at the American Cemetery.

From the cemetery, you can see Omaha Beach, one of the landing beaches where many American soldiers are buried. Inside the Omaha Beach Visitor Centre, gain insight into the landings that did not fare accordingly to plan.

Then, board your coach for return transport to your departure point in Paris.

Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

You’ll join your expert guide in Paris aboard a comfortable, private coach. On the way to Normandy, learn the details of the Allied preparations for D-Day, the largest amphibious assault in history. Your guide, a fluent English-speaker, will stay with you throughout the tour to tell the story of the operation and answer questions from history buffs and curious minds. On Utah Beach, your first stop, the Allies quickly defeated the German forces. You’ll visit an extraordinary D-Day museum housed in an old German bunker on the landing beach itself. The collection here brings home both the scale and the personal sacrifice involved in the operation, with an original B-26 airplane on display along with collections of soldiers’ letters home.

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Utah Beach

Discover Utah Beach where the Allies landed on the morning of 6th June 1944.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Make a note of specific dietary requirements in the 'Special Requirements' field when booking
  • Near public transportation
  • On Sundays the visit to the Cider Farm doesn't take place, but this will not affect the duration of the tour.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 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 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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Traveler Tips

Wear comfortable clothing and settle in for a memorable day.
It was a long day of travel, but so worth it.
It's a little bit of a hike from the parking lot to the cemetery, so you have to hustle to see what you want to see.
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Going back in History!
Angela_G, Mar 2023
Going to Utah beach and going through the Museum. Also going to Omaha Beach and seeing the cliffs and bunkers still on the beach.
Uncomfortable ride
Mary_S, Mar 2023
The tour guides themselves were very informative on this tour; however I am scoring low due to the transportation. It was noted a coach bus for a four hour ride, but it was horrible. There were a few Seats broken in a reclined position, less leg room than airplanes seats, no bathroom ( they did provide a rest stop for a break halfway there, but then due to the number of people it put our tour behind right from that point) , the extended outside drivers’s mirror even had duct tape around it. Honestly for the price, if there was a better coach bus, it would be worth the money. Our group of eight felt this was a disappointment considering 7.5-8 hours were the bus ride itself, make it more comfortable needs to be done.
John and Brad were the best
Elliott_L, Mar 2023
John and Brad were very hospitable and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tour and I would recommend this tour to others.
My grandfather 🇺🇸🙏
Vicki_O, Mar 2023
My grandfather was buried in the American Cemetery for about 1 year until he came home. We have all the documents from the time he was KIA to his final resting place in California and the name of the soldier that escorted his body home 🇺🇸🙏
Great Day Trip
Gerald_O, Mar 2023
This trip was great. Unfortunately, you only stay at each place for a very short period of time, but due to the travel time, it is unavoidable and expected. Our guides were knowledgeable and very friendly. We would highly recommend this as a day trip from Paris.
life changing
William_P, Mar 2023
i went to Utah Beach before anyone went down there very compelling Pointe du Hoc was incredible as was the cemetery
Excellent tour
Richard_W, Mar 2023
Excellent tour. May be a little on the long side, but worth it. Imad was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable.
Highly recommend
Brittany_M, Mar 2023
The tour guides were amazing and incredibly knowledgeable. We had an amazing day and really enjoyed the cider. Awesome tour!
Just loved it!
Joseph_F, Mar 2023
It was just perfect. Our guides, John and Brad were very informative and had a lot of stories about D-day. We were so pleased with the lunch and cider tasting as well. We highly recommend this company for this kind of tour. Thank you so much!
Best Tour ever
Joseph_F, Mar 2023
Brad and John were so informative and well-versed about D-day. There were as well very attentive to our needs. The lunch was fantastic and the wine tasting too. We highly recommend this company with tours like the one we had. Thank you.
AdamV_R, Mar 2023
You have to go. We saw Utah beach, point de hoc, Omaha Beach, and American cemetery We also went to a cider and calvados’s tasting and had a great lunch included. This is a long but great tour. It is a 14 hour day from Paris.
Amazing history experience
Susan_G, Mar 2023
Our guides’ knowledge was amazing. I don’t think the trip would have been as meaningful without the history lesson from John about World War II.
I must-do!
Danilo_B, Mar 2023
It was incredible! Even better than I was expecting! First I thought it might be a bit tiring so many hours travelling but it was worth it!!
Quality tour and awe-inspiring sites
Peter_G, Feb 2023
Our tour guide Imad was very helpful and knowledgeable. Seeing the cemetery and Omaha Beach were the most important stops and I wish we had more time there. The meal was forgettable. The cider was quite good and at a scenic farm.
Enchanting Normandy with Imad
RabiSankar_S, Feb 2023
It was an enchanting Normandy trip with Imad. I really appreciate his knowledge of WWII & the way he engaged us in the bus on the way to Normandy. Also would like to mention another incident happened with us, there was a medical emergency & and Imad did whatever he can at his capacity & helped us which we’ll remember for the whole life.
Ashlie_L, Feb 2023
Peter with City of Lights tour was one of the best guides we’ve ever had and we’ve taken many tours. He was a living history book. Would 1000 percent recommend!
very good
Rama_R, Feb 2023
I wud spend less time at the cider tasting and more time at the american museum, we only had 20 min at the american cemetery
Poor customer experience
Lindsay_D, Jan 2023
The tour guide left 15 minutes earlier than planned so we did not make the tour. There were 2 other groups of people who were supposed to go on the tour and also didn't make it. It was a small group tour so we would have thought that if they were leaving early they would have called those of us who had not arrived yet, but none of the groups received a call from the tour guide. We called the agency and they said they were unable to do anything or refund us even though they did not follow their own meetup instructions. We also contacted Viator who said they were unable to refund us. I would not recommend supporting this agency, who provided an overall poor customer experience.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hello Lindsay_D, We are very sorry to hear that you were unable to join your scheduled tour to Normandy with us. We ask our customers to check in for their tours 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. This information was listed on your booking voucher. Unfortunately, however, we cannot wait for late comers as this will result in delaying the whole group. Apologies for the inconvenience that was caused on your travels, as we wish you could have enjoyed the memorable experience to Normandy you had planned with us. Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Imad is a wonderful tour guide! The day in Normandy was so interesting and amazing to see!
Michelle_G, Jan 2023
The entire trip was unforgettable! The history of D-day and all the details were mesmerizing. We would highly recommend this trip.
Fun time
Michael_T, Jan 2023
Tour was great. Enjoyed point de hoc and the American Cemetery . Very moving. Lunch was good. Had ham. Would recommend it