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American Cemetery Normandy Walking Tour

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The U.S. Cemetery is a place of reverence, remembrance, and peace that honors American troops who died in Europe during World War II. The American cemetery Normandy site covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,387 soldiers. This huge cemetery located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach is the final resting place for the brave men who went to fight for freedom and who died for it.

Highlights

  • Local Tour Guide
  • Walking tour at the American Cemetery Normandy
  • Learn about the D-Day Landing


 

American Cemetery Normandy Tour Description Summary

Meet your specialized guide for this unforgettable walking tour to visit the American Cemetery Normandy at Omaha Beach, one of the largest allied military cemeteries in Normandy with 9387 marble graves and the first WWII American cemetery established on European soil. Feel the emotion of the place and pray at the graves of the soldiers.

American Cemetery Normandy Detailed Description

In this guided tour, you will visit the American cemetery Normandy with a local guide and learn about the history of D-Day, June 6th, 1944.

The Memorial built in the American Cemetery Normandy lists the names of 1,557 Americans who lost their lives in the Normandy campaign but could not be located and/or identified. You will also see the 22-foot bronze statue: The Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves. It is a monumental sculpture in the center of the Normandy Memorial at the American Cemetery Normandy.

Even though the story behind each grave is a sad one, the sacrifice of all deserves to be recognized. Some of them are well-known, such as the three Medal of Honor recipients, three generals (including General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.), the two Niland brothers (the basis for the movie “Saving Private Ryan”), and the Ollie Reed father and son duo.

This tour is recommended to visitors interested in war history and historical sites.

This tour does not include the guided tour of the visitor center and museums.

 

American Cemetery Normandy

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What is included ?

  • Local, friendly guide
  • Walking tour
  • free entrance to the cemetery

What is not included ?

  • Food, drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation
  • Tour of the visitor center and museum

Duration

  • 1 hour 1/2

Things to know

  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts
  • American Cemetery Normandy – Outside of the visitors’ center. Meet your guide outside of the visitors’ center building just near the parking lot of the American Cemetery.

Policies

  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

 

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