Normandy Landing Beaches Day Trip from Caen

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Discover the iconic battlefields of World War II on a private 1-day tour of Normandy from Caen. A local guide will take you to explore the D-Day beaches, overrun by Allied soldiers in 1944. You will also tour the landing beaches, the surrounding museums and the national cemeteries with the war dead. Transport to and from Caen will be provided by a comfortable minivan. The tour is private for a group of maximum 8 people.

  • Enjoy a private tour from Caen to the historical sites of the Second World War.
  • See battlefields and landing beaches like Omaha, Utah and Sword
  • Tour Canadian, U.S. and Commonwealth cemeteries
  • Experience a private tour for you or your party of companions

What’s included

  • Excursion to the Normandy Landing Beaches from Caen
  • Driver / guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (max. 8 persons)
  • Pick up and return to the hotel

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Step by Step

Explore the landing beaches and battlefields of World War II on a private day trip to Normandy from Caen. A local guide will accompany you throughout your tour, telling anecdotes and true stories from the era.

You will be able to choose the places you want to visit, create your own itinerary and get to know your favourite sites in depth. Some of the landing beaches and other places of interest you can visit include:

  • Omaha Beach: many battles and battles were fought here during the war. About 43,500 Americans and 12,000 Germans were killed on this beach.
  • Utah Beach: one of the first beaches secured by the Allies with impressive bombing raids.
  • Sword Beach: British and French soldiers advanced from here to capture the Pegasus Bridge.
  • Omaha Beach, which saw some of the deadliest fighting.
  • Commonwealth: military cemetery from World War I and World War II. It is the largest British cemetery located in France.
  • Museum Merville Battery: coastal fortification that served as an Atlantic wall for the Nazis.
  • Juno Beach Centre: a museum honouring Canadian troops where you will learn more about France's role in the victory.
  • Hillman Bunkers: one of the German defensive position points to defend the French coast.
  • Ardenne Abbey: dating back to the 12th century and the site of the execution of 11 Canadian prisoners.

As this is a private experience, you can participate with just yourself or with your group of companions, which must be a maximum of 8 people.

Travel in comfort from start to finish with return transfers from your hotel in Caen in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan.

Reviews

4.7
· 446 Reviews
  • B
    Blanca
    5
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    It is a very complete experience.
  • J
    Joseph
    5
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    Being able to personalize the experience is the best, being able to visit only the places I wanted to see is the best.
  • L
    Luana
    5
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    It makes you think about the sacrifice made by those who perished in the war.
  • E
    Everett
    5
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    You wouldn't think that this place was the site of such a bloody battle unless someone told you about it.
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