Normandy Landing Beaches

LEH-115 | Paris/Normandy (Le Havre), France | See Special Notes

from $199.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • D-Day Beaches/American Cemetery D-Day Beaches/American Cemetery
You will see:

Moderate Includes meal

Excursion Length:
Approx. 10.5 hours

Max. Group Size: 45

Tour Overview

Your tour begins as you board your motorcoach for a scenic, 2 ˝-hour drive to Courseulles sur Mer along the coast, passing the Juno and Gold landing sites along the way.

You'll arrive at Arromanches Beach, where you'll see remnants of the Mulberry, the artificial harbor where thousands of troops came ashore. Built on the site of the harbor is the Museum of the Landing Day. The museum commemorates the D-Day landings, with models, dioramas and a short film depicting the monumental exploits and heroic sacrifices of Allied forces in Operation Overlord. Before departing for lunch, you'll have free time to browse for souvenirs at the gift shop.

A lunch is served at a local restaurant, with pave d'Isigny salad, chicken supreme a la normande, kir aperitif and wine, on the menu. After a sumptuous meal, you'll continue to Colleville-Sur-Mer, home to the World War II Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.

Just above Omaha Beach, a place where the American military suffered staggering casualties on D-Day, the American Cemetery is the final resting place of nearly 10,000 servicemen who died during the Normandy campaign. You'll walk between the rows of marble crosses and Stars of David stretching as far as the eye can see, and witness a memorial and chapel that flank the sea of graves. You'll also visit the new Visitors Centre that presents exhibitions on Operation Overlord and focuses on three major themes: the Competence, the Courage and the Sacrifice.

Next, you'll make a photo stop at Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc. Three companies from the 2nd Ranger Battalion scaled the 100-foot cliffs of Pointe du Hoc on D-Day to capture this strategic position. The Ranger Memorial towers above the 30-acre battlefield where, one inscription reads, "Soldiers lie forever united in the chaos of war."

Your tour concludes with a relaxing drive back to the pier.

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Detailed itinerary

Depart from ship for a guided tour of Arromanches Beach and Museum

Details:
Travel time: 02:00 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach / Walking
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):45
Time at site:01:15 Inside Visit :Yes
Total number of steps:10
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Currency accepted:EUR Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes

Lunch at a leading local restaurant

Details:
Travel time: 00:25 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):45
Time at site:01:15 Inside Visit :Yes
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap
Restrooms available?:Yes

Visit to the American Cemetery and photo stop for Omaha Beach

Details:
Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach / Walking
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):45
Time at site:01:55 Inside Visit :Yes
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes

Photo stop for Pointe du Hoc

Details:
Travel time: 00:20 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):45
Time at site:00:20 Inside Visit :No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes

Re-board your motorcoah and return to your ship

Details:
Travel time: 02:30 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):45

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

The drive between Le Havre and the Landing Beaches is approximately 2.5 hours each way.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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