Fantastic fun – Wonderful! everyone should experience it because there is no words to explain &our guide was very good educative fun co-operative.
US D-DAY LANDING BEACHES PRIVATE FULL-DAY SHORE EXCURSION
Discover D-Day U.S. sector from Saint Malo
Reach Normandy’s Coastal Battlefield Grounds
Discover Omaha Beach, One of the Two U.S. Landing Areas
Pick up and drop off at Cruise Ship in Saint Malo
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€1000 total price – From 2 to 7 people maximum
Approximately 9 hours
Private full-day shore excursion from Saint Malo
Minimum 2 people, maximum 7
Larger groups please contact us
* 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.
Pick up & Drop off at Cruise Ship in Saint Malo
- English-speaking qualified guide
- Small group option – maximum 7 people per group
- Bottled water in the vehicles
- Transportation in A/C vehicle
- Itinerary can be customized
- Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
- Personal insurance & expenses
- Meals, drinks unless mentioned in program
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
* Please note that 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 Saint Malo Port of Call to the main US D-Day sites!
Departing from Saint Malo Cruise Port, this Normandy private tour will take you to the coastal battlefield grounds. On June 6, 1944, 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.
Among the allied troops, the Americans landed on two different beaches, later named Omaha and Utah. Today, our Normandy private shore excursion is taking you to Omaha beach, where the deadliest of the landings took place. Even though bombings occurred before the landing itself, they failed to neutralize the German positions in that sector. In addition, troops and amphibian vehicles were disembarked too far from the shore, leading to absolute failure and thousands of men being killed under German fire.
Now off to the cliffs
A little bit to the West, your private shore excursion in 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. You can still 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 take some time in 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 Saint Malo and drop off at your ship. This private shore excursion from Saint Malo can accommodate a maximum of 7 persons per minivan. During the whole day, one of our English-speaking driver guide will be by your side to explain the history behind each Normandy tourist sites you will visit. The tour is fully customizable 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!
Good to Know
- English speaking tour
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies
- Prices are per group
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour
Very informative and relaxed tour – Our guide was great and gave us ample time to tour and relax. She was very knowledgeable and stayed on time.
Efficient and knowledgeable – Friendly, knowledgeable and efficiently organised. We loved the fact that Alain, our guide, was as excited about visiting the estates as we were. We have used them twice already and will certainly do so again.
Loved every minute of it! – We had a wonderful guide Delphine. She took very good care of us! It was great!
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Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
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