Project Description

OMAHA BEACH : US SECTOR – HALF DAY TOUR

Réf : Tour 1A

Program: Pointe du Hoc – Omaha Beach – US Cemetery & Visitor Center – Overlord Museum

Pick-up/Drop-off places : Caen at the foot of the castle in front of St Peter’s church near the tourist information center.

Other picking places : Caen train & bus stations/Bayeux/Courseulles-sur-Mer/Bernières-sur-Mer/Saint Aubin/Ouistreham/Port-en-Bessin : contact us for schedules & conditions.

Daily departure : noon – Return 5:30 pm all over the year. In some periods, some other departures available early in the morning.

Rates: 70 € (65 € OVERLORD MUSEUM included & access to all sites & monuments.

Process of booking : a confirmation will be sent to you with all details. No deposit required. Payment made the day of your tour directly to your guide by cash or by credit card for payment over 130€ (amex/visa/mastercard).

Tips : Take good walking shoes and comfortable clothes. We supply umbrellas and bottles of water in the vehicles. For a departure at noon, take a snack. There is no real lunch break. We have car seats adapted to the different ages of the children. In general, the circuits are not suitable for children under 10 years.

This tour is the most popular one and lasts about 5h30 to visit the main sites of the US Omaha sector. Small group tour led by a certified and experimented guide in a spacious & comfortable minivan for more conviviality (maximum of 8 participants) or in a Sedan or SUV suitable from 2 until 5 people. Refreshment on board free.

THE POINT DU HOC

Captured on the morning of the 6th of June 1944 by Colonel Rudder’s Rangers, the site was also one of key features of the German defensive fortifications. The site reminds us of what an artillery battery was like, with its firing command post, casemates and shelters. Information panels.

 

OMAHA BEACH

Omaha Beach is the name used by the Allies during World War II World to designate one of the five landing beaches of Normandy. Assigned to American troops, it is where the Allies lost the most troops. That is why this beach is nicknamed “Bloody Omaha” or even “the Beach of blood.” There are 2 popular stops where you will stop : Vierville village with the landing of the 29th Division and Colleville village with the 1st Division.

U.S CEMETERY & VISITOR CENTER

This site covers 70 hectares, overlooking Omaha beach. It brings together the graves 9387 fallen soldiers. Notable figures buried at the American Cemetery: Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of the President of the United States and the two brothers Niland, whose story inspired Steven Spielberg to write the scenario of the movie « Saving Private Ryan », are also buried there. The Visitor Center depicts the significance and meaning of Operation Overlord and honors the values of the World War II generation. It aims to help visitors intimately relate with the stories of the 10,944 men and women memorialized in the site on an emotional and intellectual level. The exhibitions are based upon three universal themes: Competence, Courage, Sacrifice.

 

OVERLORD MUSEUM

Located at a short distance of the famous « Omaha beach », on the D514 facing the roundabout that provides access to the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-mer. Overlord Museum chronicles the period of the Allied landing until the liberation of Paris. The collection was collected by someone who was both a witness to the conflict and involved in the reconstruction of Normandy. Personal items from individual soldiers and armoured fighting vehicles from the six armies in Normandy will be presented as a series of reconstructions showing over 35 vehicles, tanks and guns.