The American Landing Beaches

  • Port

    Cherbourg, France

  • Activity level

    TBC

  • Activity type

    TBC

  • Wheelchair accessible

    NO

  • Cost From

    Adults

    USDTBC per person

  • Minimum age

    12

  • Duration

    9.0 Hours

  • Meals included

    Yes

Your scenic journey takes you along the Cotentin Peninsula to Ste Mère Eglise and the Normandy invasion sites.
Ste Mère Eglise fell to American airborne troops in the early hours of D-Day. Visit the town’s excellent Airborne Museum which is built in the shape of an opened parachute. This interesting museum exhibits include a C-47 troop carrier, a Waco glider, displays, photographs, and memorabilia.
Afterwards, visit The American Cemetery, which occupies a plateau overlooking Omaha Beach, and is the final resting place for 10,000 American soldiers. Walk between the rows of stark white headstones that cover the greensward. The Visitor Centre presents exhibitions on Operation Overlord and focuses on three major themes: the competence, the courage and the sacrifice of Allied Forces. A memorial and a chapel flank the sea of graves.
There will be an opportunity, during your tour, to photograph Utah Beach, where the American 4th Infantry Division landed. You will also see the Pointe Du Hoc, where Rangers scaled the 100-feet –high cliffs to seize its German observation post, and Arromanches, the artificial harbour where thousands of troops and their supplies came ashore.
A traditional Normandy luncheon, accompanied by wine, will be served at a local restaurant.