Le Havre Shore Excursion: Normandy D-Day Beaches Tour

Shore Excursions in France

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Enjoy a full day small group sightseeing tour of the American sectors of the D-Day Normandy invasion, departing from Le Havre cruise ship terminal. An experienced English-speaking guide will show you the battlefield sites and explain in detail the events that occurred there. Visit La Pointe du Hoc, Omaha beach. After your lunch (included), go to see the Overlord Museum and end your tour at the American cemetery and Visitor center before returning back to Le Havre.
Your guide will pick you up in the morning at Le Havre cruise ship terminal and whilst driving between sites, the unique on board GPS system will show you maps with your current location at the current time. At key points whilst driving, small movies will help explain the sites you are passing. The English-speaking guide will also share anecdotes, veteran stories, and much more.When you arrive at each location, the guide will show you around, explain in detail what happened, and then allow free time to take photos etc.Main sites visited during the tour:Pointe Du Hoc - Hear the amazing story of the American Rangers who had to scale nearly 100ft cliffs to silence a German long range gun battery position. You will be in awe when you see the battle damage and the German bunkers that still remain at this impressive site.Omaha Beach - This is the most notable beach that was assaulted on D-Day. Learn about the harrowing stories of sacrifice, see the German positions that were almost impossible to overcome, and hear stories of bravery that finally allowed the U.S. to prevail.Lunch stop - Included in the price of this tour. You will eat in a typical restaurant in the Omaha Beach area.Overlord Museum - included in the price of the tour. You will stop and will have some free time to visit this amazing museum that is packed full of genuine artifacts from the battle of Normandy.Normandy American Cemetery and Visitor Center - This is a fitting end to the tour. You will be able to spend time in the Visitor Center and walk the magnificent 172 acres of the cemetery. There you will have the opportunity to pay your respects to many of the people you will have heard about during the tour.At the end, your guide will drive you back to your cruise ship in good time for boarding.

What’s included

  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Small-group tour
  • Port pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Lunch included
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