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American Cemetery Normandy Walking Tour

14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France (0)
from/per person 70.00
  • Normandy
  • 1 hour and a half
  • Access for disabled
  • Groups allowed
  • Walking tour

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Description

The U.S. Cemetery is above all 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 also died for it.

American Cemetery Normandy Tour Highlights

  • Local tour guide
  • Walking tour at the American Cemetery Normandy
  • Learn about the D-Day landing

American Cemetery Normandy Tour Description Summary

First of all, you’ll 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 also 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 furthermore learn about the history of the 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 a 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.

What’s included

  • Local and friendly guide
  • Walking tour
  • Free entrance to the cemetery

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Transportation
  • Tour of the visitor center and museums

  • Meet your guide outside of the visitor’s center building just near the parking lot of the American Cemetery
  • The customer must go to the counter to exchange the voucher against the ticket
  • The shop is open from 10am to 5pm
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts


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



Duration:

  • 1 hour and a half



Schedule

City and country of tour: Colleville-sur-mer, Normandy (Normandie), France/Omaha beach