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D-Day, Normandy Beaches in Context

Relive the history of one of the most important events in WWII on this guided tour of Normandy.

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D-Day Round-trip Train Tickets - €78.00
Train tickets will be purchased in advance and emailed to you in PDF format. If you would like us to purchase your tickets in advance please leave them in your cart, otherwise we assume you will be arranging your own transportation to Normandy. If the latter, please contact us for information about the correct time to meet your docent in Normandy.

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D-Day, Normandy Beaches in Context

On June 6, 1944 160,000 allied troops stormed the Normandy beaches, drastically changing the course World War II and, thus, history forever. Meet your guide and driver in the heavily bombed city of Caen. From here you will be driven to Pointe du Hoc as your guide explains the strategic importance of this prominent cliff. Slip back in time as you explore the cliff top, which is still riddled with craters from the Allies shells and remains of the German arsenal. After a lunch of fine French cuisine, make your way to Omaha Beach where thousands of Americans lost their lives on the fateful D-Day. Pay your respects at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial as your guide discusses the importance of the American assault. Head along the coast to Arromanches where, after the Omaha invasion, the British set up a temporary port for unloading supplies. As your tour comes to an end, time permitting, you may pay a short visit to the German cemetery.

Tour Details

  • D-Day, Normandy Beaches in Context tour prices are €235 per person plus additional train ticket costs from Paris to Normandy and back again. Round trip tickets are €78 per person; you can purchase these tickets yourself. However, if you alert Context Tours in your online cart at checkout, we will purchase them for you.
  • A personalized, private tour with only your party’s inclusion is €1075 plus all additional transportation costs.
  • The tour provides extensive knowledge of the beaches of Normandy in their historical context.
  • DURATION:

    The tour lasts approximately 8 hours. However, Normandy requires a complete, all-day excursion.

  • AVAILABILITY:

    This tour usually runs every Monday and Friday. No tours are scheduled on French National holidays.

  • CANCELLATION POLICY:

    85% refund for any tour cancellation made forty-eight hours or more prior to the tour.

    If you are running late to your tour, call the emergency number. Otherwise, the tour may leave without you, thus leaving you with a non-refundable, missed tour.

  • MEETING POINT:

    You’ll leave from Paris St.-Lazare station at 8:45 a.m. and arrive in Caen at approximately 11:00 a.m. You’ll meet your tour guide and driver at the station. Afterward, you’ll depart back to Paris at 7 p.m. and arrive at approximately 9 p.m.