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.
• 10 hours
Hear the story of World War II from a different perspective on this tour of Normandy’s Canadian war sites. Rather than focusing on the American and British roles, this unique tour reveals the lesser-known history of Canada’s involvement in the liberation of Europe. Learn about the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers at the Juno Beach Centre, visit the final resting place of thousands of Canadian soldiers at the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and hear about the tragic Canadian massacre at Ardenne Abbey. Your guide will provide fascinating commentary throughout this insightful and moving tour.Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.
• 5 hours
Learn all about World War II and the momentous events of D-Day on this full-day tour. Explore the Mémorial de Caen museum at your leisure with or without an informative audio guide. Then, tour historic D-Day sites such as the artificial harbor at Arromanches, Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc. Choose whether you want to see a mixture of key American D-Day sites, or if you’d prefer to visit key Canadian sites instead. Your American small-group site tour is limited to seven people and the Canadian tours are limited to 15 people. Both options ensure personalized attention from the expert guide.
• 8 hours
Spend two days exploring France’s Normandy and Brittany regions on this tour from Paris with an overnight stay in Caen. Visit the beautiful historic cities of Rouen and Honfleur, and tour World War II sites including the infamous Normandy D-Day landing beaches and the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. The next day, venture to the beautiful walled port city of Saint-Malo, followed by a tour of Mont St-Michel, one of France’s most iconic attractions. Overnight accommodation, meals, entrance fees and transport are included.
• 2 days
While in port in Le Havre, recall the 1944 D-Day landings by American troops on this full-day private shore excursion. A guide accompanies you to see where soldiers scaled cliffs to capture the German Pointe du Hoc battery, and during a visit to Omaha Beach. Tour the deeply moving Normandy American Cemetery and its informative visitor center. End your private tour at Longues-sur-Mer gun battery, where the German big guns used to defend Omaha still stand on the windswept cliffs.
• 8 hours
Take a private tour from Caen to Normandy, where you’ll explore sites of the Allied invasion on June 6, 1944 – more famously known as D-Day. You can personalize this private tour to determine how long you spend at the various WWII sites. Your private guide will give you unique insight into the events that took place on the landing beaches and battlefields of Normandy and tell you about the British, American, Canadian and French troops. You can also visit the cemeteries and museums.
• 8 hours
Retrace the first days of the Battle of Normandy on this World War II battlefields tour from Bayeux. Visit important WWII sites including Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Pegasus Bridge, the Merville Battery Museum, Sword Beach and the Hillman Bunker as your guide tells you about the events of D-Day involving British forces. If you have a relative who fought in the war or are simply interested in 20th-century history, you'll find this Normandy beaches tour a fascinating and moving experience. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour by minivan, ensuring a more personalized day trip.
• 9 hours
Discover two out of three gems of Normandy while in port in Le Havre on this full-day private shore excursion to Giverny, Rouen and Honfleur. Your guide will show you Normandy's beauty through the eyes of Impressionist painter Claude Monet as you visit his house and gardens in Giverny, Gothic-era Rouen Cathedral and the picturesque old port in Honfleur — all captured in many of his paintings. You'll see other historic sights as well, including the square in Rouen where Joan of Arc was infamously executed and St Catherine's Church in Honfleur, touted as France's largest wooden church.
• 8 hours
While your ship is in Le Havre, trace the story of the 1944 D-Day landings by Canadian forces on this private full-day shore excursion. Led by your guide, visit the Juno Beach Center museum that chronicles the Canadian military efforts of World War II; see where 14,000 Canadian troops met unrelenting German gunfire on Juno Beach; and honor Canada’s soldiers at the Canadian Cemetery. Lastly, visit the haunting Abbey d’Ardenne where a poignant memorial recalls the Canadian prisoners executed here soon after D-Day.
• 8 hours
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 Caen. Visit the D-Day beaches of Normandy with a private guide, and learn of the sacrifices made by 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 hotel or the train station in Caen.
• 1 day