US D-DAY LANDING BEACHES SHORE EXCURSION FROM CHERBOURG
Visit the major D-DAY sites & landing beaches
Pay Tribute at the American Cemetery in Colleville
Small Group Tour for a more personalized experience
750 € per group of 2 to 8 persons maximum.
- If you want to share your tour with others, you can put it on Cruise Critic. Most of the time this gives good results. You must do this yourself as we are not accepted on their site as a professional business.
- Internal PA system with live commentaries and descriptions during driving time. Audible for everyone, wherever you are seated.
Departure time will depend on Cruise Ship timing – TBC at time of booking.
8 Hours (approx.)
Full Day Shore Excursion.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.
Pick up and drop off at Ship – Cherbourg Cruise Port
- Services of English speaking driver/guide
- Small Group Private tour limited to 8 persons
- Itinerary can be customized
- Transportation in A/C vehicle
- Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
- Meals, drinks unless mentioned in the program
- Personal insurance and expenses
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
*Note: It will be possible for you to book entrance fees to museums or attractions adapted to this tour during the booking process.
Embark on a vibrant Shore Excursion from Cherbourg Port of Call to the main US D-Day beaches and sites!
Departing from Cherbourg Cruise Port, this Normandy private full-day shore excursion will take you to the coastal battlefield grounds. On June 6, 1944, known as the longest day, the allied troops landed on the Normandy beaches, marking the beginning of a fierce and deadly battle that would culminate in the liberation of France a few months later.
Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Cherbourg
First, we will come and pick you up at Cherbourg Cruise Port directly at your ship. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable A/C vehicle and begin your private tour. Make your way to the nearby U.S landing beaches & Sites.
Now off to the cliffs
A little bit to the West, your private tour of Normandy will head to the Pointe du Hoc, a breathtaking cliff offering lunar landscapes and a magnificent viewpoint over the English Channel. Given the toughness of the operation, the Pointe du Hoc was given to Rangers to land upon.
The battle was rough, as the Pointe du Hoc had been built as a key point of the Atlantic Wall by the Germans – it was the highest point between Utah beach and Omaha beach and provided a great observation spot to notice any unfriendly arrivals from the sea. Follow your tour guide on the site as you will be able to see an artillery battery there and feel as if it was still this faithful June morning.
Normandy American Cemetery
End the tour with a stop at the Normandy American Cemetery. Located in Colleville-sur-Mer, on the site of the temporary American St. Laurent Cemetery, established by the U.S. First Army on June 8, 1944 as the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II.
Here you will have some time to walk around and pay homage but also visit the Visitor Center that provides a fuller array of visitor services to put the D-Day landings in perspective as one of the greatest military achievements in history.
After the visit, return to Cherbourg and drop off at your ship. This private tour can accommodate a maximum of 8 persons per minivan. During the whole day, one of our certified English-speaking driver guides will be by your side to explain the history behind each Normandy tourist site you will visit.
The tour can be fully customized depending on your wishes. If you would like to add a visit that is missing from this description, do not hesitate to let us know!
Our other Shore Excursions From Cherbourg
We also organize a large selection of Shore Excursions departing from Cherbourg to all the major sites of the region. This includes a half day private tour to the village of Sainte Mère Eglise, to the local Airborne Museum, to Utah beach and to the Mont Saint Michel.
Upon request we can include entrance fees to attractions and also include restaurant reservations and meals. We also conduct shore excursions from Le Havre Cruise Port. Please take a look at Cruise Critic for any tour that can be shared with other passengers.
Good to Know
- English speaking tour.
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies.
- Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons maximum.
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.
See you soon in Normandy!
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