[T5] American Sector D-Day Tour

Summer 2023 (5-hr tour)

Tour Description

[T5] Half-Day 5-hr Group Tour of The Omaha Beach D-Day Sector


*This tour is also suitable as a day-trip from Paris


The Advantages of a Group Tour

→ This tour has been especially designed for Bayeux-based clients seeking a stress-free 5-hr tour of The Omaha Beach Sector, with options otherwise not *available on popular GROUP Tour circuits, namely: The Colleville US Cemetery multimedia Visitor Centre or the famous Overlord Museum, adjacent to the US Cemetery itself.

*As a typical cemetery visit is 50 minutes, on popular full-day GROUP tour circuits – which head out as far as Ste. Mère Eglise and Utah Beach – it’s simply impossible to include these stunning attractions whilst visiting The US Cemetery.

→ This tour has also been designed for day-trippers from Paris (by train), departing Paris St. Lazare Train Station on the morning train [Mon-Fri].

*We will return you to the station at 18:00 (or to Place de Québec shortly after), in plenty of time to catch the train back to Paris.

→ Our small D-Day Group Tour is a great way to discover the landing sites of Normandy alongside like-minded fellow travellers, accompanied by a professional fluent English-speaker Guide.

→ All of the D-Day sites listed – as well as additional brief stops on our planned route – have been carefully chosen to include the major sites in The American ‘Omaha’ D-Day landing sector. At major sites there is ample freetime to walk around and take photos.

→ You will have your own dedicated guide in a small group (8/16 pax) throughout the entire duration of the group tour, who will go out of his / her way to make your day memorable and endeavour to answer your every question.

Travel in style, safely…

Our D-Day Group Tours are conducted in spacious 8/16-seat vehicles with air-conditioning front and rear, a fridge to keep your water chilled and onboard WiFi for all of your devices. Our Group Tour vehicles are also equipped with the latest in vehicle security & passenger safety technology.

Tour Schedule

The tour runs Mon / Wed / Fri throughout the Summer season (From March 2nd to October 31st, 2023).

*Note: During the Winter season (Nov 1st to March 31st) we propose a modified version of this Group Tour (NB: The itinerary below is for Summer season only).

The D-Day Sites you will visit on this tour

The American Sector: La Pointe-du-Hoc, Omaha Beach at Vierville-sur-Mer (saving Private Ryan & National Guard Monument), St. Laurent-sur Mer & Monument ‘Les Braves’, Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer and exclusive choice of either a 45-minute to the stunning Overlord Museum (right outside the US Cemetery) – prior to visiting the cemetery itself for the flag descent with ‘taps’ at 16:45 OR a 45-min visit to the incredible new (2019) US Cemetery Visitor Centre.

Note: We are the only company in Normandy to offer these options as part of a D-Day GROUP Tour.

Pick-up Times & locations

We depart central BAYEUX, Place de Québec, at 13:00 [Mon – Fri].
*Check-in is always 10-mins prior to departure.

NB: Place de Québec – a 12-min stroll from Bayeux Station – is a designated pick-up point for all major D-Day Tour Companies, therefore kindly ensure you board the correct company’s vehicle! (See ‘Helpful Info’ for pick-up location maps).

*As this tour is suitable as a day-trip from Paris, we thoroughly recommend getting the early morning train from Paris St-Lazare (between 06:00 & 07:00 –  getting to Bayeux 2h24 minutes later) and spending the morning visiting medieval Bayeux; its renowned Tapestry and incredible Cathedral, before having lunch-on-the-go, and checking in at 12:50 for your D-Day Tour at Place de Québec (just a stone’s throw from the tourist office).

Reminder: We’ll return clients to the train station at 18:00, in plenty of time to catch the *18:30 train back to Paris, and Place de Québec at 18:10 (*exact train times vary slightly from month to month. Please check train times via our ‘Helpful Info’ menu.).

Alternative Tours with us

→ If clients should be seeking a more in-depth experience, including Ste Marie du Mont, the Utah Beach sector, Ste-Mère-Eglise (with Airborne Museum option) and Angoville-au-Plain, NormandyONtour recommends our Full-Day [T1] American Beaches Tour, which operates throughout 2023 on Saturdays & Sundays from Place de Québec 08:30 to 17:45.

Note: In 2024, our Full-Day [T1] American Beaches Tour, will operate 7-days-a-week.

 The Battle was WON…The Tour is ON


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PARIS St. Lazare early morning departure recommended: Destination BAYEUX by 09:35 (on Cherbourg line). Your Place de Québec tour check-in is at 12:50, so clients must arrive in Bayeux by train no later than 12:30. Allow 15-minutes to stroll down to Place de Québec.

Journey Starts


06:00 – 07:00 train departs Paris

 Public toilets available

Saint Lazare Train Station

Normandy-bound Paris daytrippers will begin their journey here at a time of their choosing [Mon-Fri]. We recommend taking the earliest train between 06:00 & 07:00am (and spending the morning visiting beautiful medieval Bayeux).

There is a fast-food outlet adjacent to the platform, as well as a several booths selling coffee & snacks. cafe nearby for passengers who wish a quick coffee prior to departure.

The train trip is comfortable, fast – just over 2 hours 20 mins – and affordable. It is also a far more relaxing option than hiring a car in Paris for a Bayeux daytrip!

NB: Please make sure you take the direct train; it often stops in Caen 15 minutes outside of Bayeux. So, unless otherwise indicated on your ticket, please stay on the train until Bayeux…(if unsure just ask the ticket inspector).

Tip: See our ‘Helpful Info’ menu for ticket info & links.


5-hr D-Day Group Tour – Fixed 13:00 departure. Check-in is 10 mins prior to departure.

Welcome Aboard


Unless already in Bayeux, your day begins as soon as you board the train…

 Public toilets available

Bayeux Train Station

Bayeux Train Station is situated just a 12-15 minute stroll from The Bayeux Tourist Information Office & Place de Québec.

On other tours (e.g. on Private Tours, or Group Tours), we usually pick up Paris daytrippers  here at the station [Mon – Fri] at 09:35 for a 09:45 departure.

On this Group tour however – departing Mon / Wed / Fri (2023) at 13:00 from central Bayeux – clients are free to arrive in Bayeux at a time of their choosing, and simply make their way to Place de Québec by 12:50.

There are toilet facilities outside the station, as well as a cafe nearby for passengers who wish a quick coffee, or lunch, prior to heading down to Place de Québec.

*Please refer to our ‘Pick-up Locations’ on the ‘Helpful Info’ menu for directions.

Tip: Parking for hire cars is also available at Bayeux Station: If parked directly outside the station, the carpark is visible over to the right, just across the road, and past the underpass exit, and then it’s the next exit – a sharp right turn before the grayish Pôle Emploi (Job Centre) building.

However, although parking here is free, clients must still enter their registration number into the parking meter and place the printed ticket in their windscreen!

Welcome Aboard


12:50 Check-in Place de Québec

 Public toilets available

Place de Québec

Place de Québec is situated just around the corner from The Bayeux Tourist Information Office.

On this 5-hr extended half-day tour, we pick up here in 2023 [Mon / Wed / Fri] at 12:50, for a 13:00 departure.

There are toilet facilities at Place de Québec, as well as at the nearby cafe ‘Le Garde Manger’. If passengers wish a quick coffee, or lunch prior to departure. Please be sure to board the correct company’s vehicle – it is a busy place!

(Tip: Paid parking is available here and also nearby at Place aux Pommes).


25 minute drive back to Bayeux Train Station

 Public toilets available

Bayeux Train Station 18:00

As we will have clients on board the bus who are Paris-bound on the 18:35 (appx) Mon-Fri Bayeux to Paris train, it is absolutely imperative that we depart our last stop on schedule at 17:30 and so we ask all clients to be mindful of this when regrouping at the end of the final site visit. During our relaxing drive back to the station you will have 25 minutes to reflect on the day’s touring and have a casual chat with your Guide. We always appreciate feedback about your D-Day experience and welcome any last-minute questions. Please do not hesitate to let your driver know if we can be of any further assistance. Thank you for choosing NormandyONtour.

Train back to PARIS


18:35 departure (appx)

 Public toilets available

18:35 (appx) departure from Bayeux Train Station

This train arrives back at Paris St. Lazare Station at 20:45 (appx). A relaxing way to end an unforgettable day…



*Your Group D-Day tour lasts a total of 5 hrs.

Drop-Off Times: After dropping clients off at Bayeux Train Station at 18:00, your driver will then return to Place de Québec at appx 18:10. If clients wish to stay on in Bayeux and catch the last train (20:09 appx), we recommend purchasing a ‘modifiable ‘ticket’. See ‘Helpful Info’ above for train times & ticket info.

NB: Kindly verify train times and ticket availability prior to booking your seat on board on of our Tours.


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Z.A. de Nonant, Rue des Longues Haies

14400, Nonant, Calvados

Normandie, France


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