Explore the Normandy coastline and delve into Europe’s World War II history on this private 8-hour tour of the D-Day beaches from Le Havre. ( Port- Train Station or Hotel ) Visit the D-Day beaches of Normandy with a private guide, and learn of the sacrifices Allied soldiers during WWII. Take in key sites of interest including Arromanches, the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, the Overlord Museum, the Pointe du Hoc, and Sainte-Mère-Église. This private 8-hour tour includes round-trip travel from your pier or hotel in Le Havre.
Meet your private guide during a 9am pickup at your accommodation in Le Havre or at the pier, off your cruise ship and take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan. Enjoy a snack of coffee and croissants, then travel onward to the beaches of Normandy — where violent struggles took place during the D-Day landings of World War II. During your private 1-day tour, visit the port at Arromanches — constructed by British soldiers to help land the Allied troops in June 1944 — and the Pointe du Hoc. Along the way, gain insight into the battles between opposing forces in WWII. After lunch (own expense) in a restaurant overlooking Sword Beach, visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer. Walk over the sands as your private guide brings the D-Day landings to life, and learn of the many Allied soldiers who laid down their lives in battle. Next, visit the Overlord Museum — home to displays of WWII artifacts, machinery, and weaponry — and see what kinds of equipment brought victory to the Allied forces during the D-Day landings. See gun batteries used by the Germans to protect the coast from the Allies at Longues-sur-Mer, then visit Sainte-Mère-Église — where the war’s first Allied paratroopers landed. When your tour comes to an end, return in comfort to your cruise ship- or hotel in Le Havre