D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and D-Day Landing Beaches

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D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and D-Day Landing Beaches information and booking

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$137
Duration
10 hours
Departs from
Caen railway station, central Caen
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at around 6:30pm from October to March and 7:30pm from April to September
Time of departure
Trains to Caen depart from Paris Gare St Lazare. You will need to book and arrange your own train ticket.You should aim to arrive at Caen railway station by the following times:9am Monday to Friday10am Saturday11am SundayDetails for how to book your train ticket are provided on the voucher. The exact tour departure time will be provided when you reconfirm your tour. The journey from Paris to Caen takes approximately two hours.
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Tour description provided by Viator

Spend a remarkable day visiting the Mémorial de Caen museum and exploring historic D-Day sites such as Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc. Designed for day-trippers from Paris, this tour departs from Caen railway station and includes a guided visit to Memorial de Caen, lunch and a tour of pivotal D-Day sites. Choose whether you want to see the significant American D-Day sites, or if you’d prefer to visit the key Canadian sites. This small-group tour is limited to seven people for the American sites and 15 for Canadian sites. All options ensure personalized attention from the guide.

Your tour begins at Caen railway station, making it especially easy to join if you're coming into the city by train from Paris (own expense). Follow your guide to the Mémorial de Caen, a museum covering major historical events from the end of World War I to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Your guide - trained by the museum's historians - will explain the intense preparations for D-Day by both sides, and the tremendous significance of the day in the outcome of World War II. Feel free to ask your guide any questions you may have about D-Day as you indulge in a 2-course lunch served with mineral water and a glass of wine at La Terrasse, a restaurant at the museum. In the afternoon, board a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and embark on a 5-hour guided tour of some of the most important D-Day sites you learned about during your Mémorial de Caen museum tour. The sites you see are dependent on whether you wish to visit the key American D-Day sites, or if you'd prefer to focus on Canadian sites instead.If you've opted for the American tour, visit the artificial harbour at Arromanches, the American Military Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach and the Pointe du Hoc. Alternatively, select the Canadian tour to see Bernières-sur-Mer, the Juno Beach Centre, the Canadian Cemetery in Bény-sur-Mer and the Abbaye d’Ardenne Throughout your small-group tour, your guide will share stories that will humanize the stark statistics of World War II and D-Day. By the end of this powerful tour of historic sites, you'll understand just how much was at stake on D-Day and have a new appreciation for the men who fought and died in the war. Your tour ends at Caen railway station in the evening so you can easily catch a train back to Paris (own expense) if you wish.On Sundays from January 28 to March 31 and from October 1 to December 31 the guided visit of the Memorial de Caen museum will only last 30 minutes. This is because the first train from Paris arrives at 11am and the guided tour of the D-Day landing sites departs at 1pm.

What's included

  • Admission ticket to the mémorial de caen museum
  • Guided tour of the museum
  • 5-hour guided tour of d-day sites (only in english and french)
  • 2-course lunch at la terrasse
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What isn't included

  • Train ticket to and from paris
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off