Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Excursion to Historic Normandy

This day-long tour provides you with an all-encompassing experience of D-Day, the defining moment of WWII, with visits to key landing points, churches, museums and cemeteries. With over 12 nations involved in what was the largest-scale air and land mission in history, for the sake of depth, this tour explores the Americans’ role in D-Day. As there is so much to see, however, your tour guide will be happy to adapt your itinerary according to your interests. You will be transported from Paris to Caen to all of your destinations by luxury car, so the nature of your experience will not be weather-dependent and you will have the opportunity to frequently relax over the course of a long day. There will also be opportunities to stop off across Normandy’s wonderful countryside along the way.
Learn about the ins and outs of the war and D-Day from your expert guide and end your tour at the Arromanches 360 Cinema.

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  • What's included :
    • A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
    • Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
    • Hotel pick-up, if centrally located; or we recommend a meeting location
    • Entrance to the Caen museum and the Arromanches 360 Cinema
    • There is plenty of space for customisability. Get in touch to explore options for your bespoke trip!
    • Excursion tour - a private vehicle will take you to/from your destination.
    • Entry/Admission - Memorial de Caen
    What's excluded :
    • Cost of lunch at Bayeux not included
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Utah Beach, 50480 Sainte-Marie-du-Mont France

    Relive the key moments of D-Day with visits to Omaha and Utah Beach.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Omaha Beach, Avenue de la Liberation, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer France

    Visit to Omaha Beach, the latter being where the Americans constructed an artificial harbour to supply its troops with equipment.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Normandy American Cemetery, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France

    Opportunity to pay respects to the brave 9,387 American soldiers who were laid to rest in the American cemetery which overlooks Omaha Beach.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bayeux, Bayeux, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy

    Stop off for lunch at a quality restaurant of your choice, recommended by your expert guide, in the charming city of Bayeux before visiting the places that became legendary subjects of history and film.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Sainte-Mere-Eglise Church, Rue Eisenhower, Sainte-Mere-Eglise France

    You will visit the church, Sainte Mère-Église, where paratrooper John Steele was caught on the spire and feigned death, hung from his parachute, defying all the odds to eventually escape capture.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pointe du Hoc, France

    The place where 225 rangers climbed cliffs over 100 feet high to capture and wipe out a German artillery battery.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Memorial de Caen, Esplanade General Eisenhower, 14050 Caen France

    Explore the Caen-Normandy Centre for History and Peace and see a panoramic film of the landings at the Arromanches 360 Cinema.

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    avenue de Tourville, Avenue de Tourville, 75007 Paris, France
    Traveler pickup is offered
    For hotel pick-ups please provide hotel name, address, room number and booking name.
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Paris, France
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-255730P246

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