Paris D-Day Beaches Excursion Reviews

You will be moved by the emotional impact of standing on the beaches and the American War Cemetery on this excursion as well as learn lots of interesting history.
The guide was very informative and educated but he also was persnickety, scolding me for opening a ...
The guide was very informative and educated but he also was persnickety, scolding me for opening a medicinal ginger candy for motion sickness in the van. After paying $169 pp for two people, I would expect more respect. The tour was semi ... Read More
The guide was very informative and educated but he also was persnickety, scolding me for opening a medicinal ginger candy for motion sickness in the van. After paying $169 pp for two people, I would expect more respect. The tour was semi private, with 6 people. The other people made the tour less enjoyable as they were petty and had attitudes. We tried to make the best of it, but would recommend a large group tour to others. We saw Omaha beach, Pont du Hoc, the American cemetery and a brief stop at Pegasus bridge. We stopped for lunch and a quick souvenir shopping trip. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The D-Day beaches and the American Cemetery were beautiful reminders of our WW2 heroes.
The D-Day beaches and the American Cemetery were beautiful reminders of our WW2 heroes. They could have skipped one of the stops (either the 2nd-to-last or 3rd-to-last).
The D-Day beaches and the American Cemetery were beautiful reminders of our WW2 heroes. They could have skipped one of the stops (either the 2nd-to-last or 3rd-to-last). Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent excursion.
Excellent excursion. Wonderful to see this important history. Tour guide was knowledgeable. Had a lovely lunch, which was provided. The cemetery was well kept and beautiful although sad to see all those young men who died.
Excellent excursion. Wonderful to see this important history. Tour guide was knowledgeable. Had a lovely lunch, which was provided. The cemetery was well kept and beautiful although sad to see all those young men who died. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was the first time that Oceania has offered a trip specifically looking at the Canadian ...
This was the first time that Oceania has offered a trip specifically looking at the Canadian Beaches. A great tour and a wonderful guide who lived in the area and knew the details of the Canadian Beaches very well. The guide had ... Read More
This was the first time that Oceania has offered a trip specifically looking at the Canadian Beaches. A great tour and a wonderful guide who lived in the area and knew the details of the Canadian Beaches very well. The guide had obviously studied up for this trip. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Emotional and the highlight of the trip
Emotional and the highlight of the trip
Emotional and the highlight of the trip Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This was a major highlight of the trip and one of the main reasons we selected this itinerary.
This was a major highlight of the trip and one of the main reasons we selected this itinerary.
This was a major highlight of the trip and one of the main reasons we selected this itinerary. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Went to Arromanches and then to American Cemetery at Omaha Beach.
Went to Arromanches and then to American Cemetery at Omaha Beach. Ship's tour director led a ceremony, very moving.
Went to Arromanches and then to American Cemetery at Omaha Beach. Ship's tour director led a ceremony, very moving. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Uniworld had arranged for a French military trumpet player to play taps during a special ceremony ...
Uniworld had arranged for a French military trumpet player to play taps during a special ceremony at Omaha Beach just for Uniworld guests. Absolutely beautiful.
Uniworld had arranged for a French military trumpet player to play taps during a special ceremony at Omaha Beach just for Uniworld guests. Absolutely beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Many on this cruise were veterans or history buffs so the guide should be very well prepared.
Many on this cruise were veterans or history buffs so the guide should be very well prepared.
Many on this cruise were veterans or history buffs so the guide should be very well prepared. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
One word to describe this excursion: AWESOME.
One word to describe this excursion: AWESOME. It was moving, emotional and fascinating. We actually explored Nazi bunkers, walked on the hillsides next to cliffs scaled by Col. Rudder's Rangers, walked on Omaha Beach, toured the ... Read More
One word to describe this excursion: AWESOME. It was moving, emotional and fascinating. We actually explored Nazi bunkers, walked on the hillsides next to cliffs scaled by Col. Rudder's Rangers, walked on Omaha Beach, toured the American Cemetery and more. We did not have enough time to see everything, and I look forward to returning one day to spend more time in the museum. I highly recommend EVERY American visit this site if they are in this region of Europe. It is worth it. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
This was a huge disappointment for all of us.
This was a huge disappointment for all of us. We had the same tour guide, Marc. Again, the language barrier kept us from really getting the best of this fabulous day. D-Day beaches was on my bucket list. We did our best to stay close ... Read More
This was a huge disappointment for all of us. We had the same tour guide, Marc. Again, the language barrier kept us from really getting the best of this fabulous day. D-Day beaches was on my bucket list. We did our best to stay close to the guide as there was no offer of a "whisper system". With a group of 50 people, it was impossible to receive all the information on the history of the site. I wish now that we had booked a private touring company for this special moment. The tour content, itself, was fabulous - just impossible to understand him. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very solemn and stirring.
Very solemn and stirring. Emotional, to say the least. I was glad to have heard the lecture by an expert in the history there.
Very solemn and stirring. Emotional, to say the least. I was glad to have heard the lecture by an expert in the history there. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
This was the main reason my husband and I picked the cruise we did was to see the D-Day beaches.
This was the main reason my husband and I picked the cruise we did was to see the D-Day beaches. We were truly moved by what we saw there and visiting the grave sites. Avalon furnished each of us a rose to lay it where we saw fit. It ... Read More
This was the main reason my husband and I picked the cruise we did was to see the D-Day beaches. We were truly moved by what we saw there and visiting the grave sites. Avalon furnished each of us a rose to lay it where we saw fit. It even more enhanced the experience. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Our tour guide for the D-Day beaches was extremely knowledgeable.
Our tour guide for the D-Day beaches was extremely knowledgeable. Visiting the American Cemetery and attending a memorial service was very moving.
Our tour guide for the D-Day beaches was extremely knowledgeable. Visiting the American Cemetery and attending a memorial service was very moving. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Very emotional and moving.
Very emotional and moving. We have a lot to be thankful for
Very emotional and moving. We have a lot to be thankful for Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
It will bring tears to you and you will find it hard to believe what our troops had to endure.
It will bring tears to you and you will find it hard to believe what our troops had to endure. The sheer 95 feet of the cliffs at Juno, the distance fro the water to cover on Omaha beach. The almost 10,000 grave sites, the museum. We found ... Read More
It will bring tears to you and you will find it hard to believe what our troops had to endure. The sheer 95 feet of the cliffs at Juno, the distance fro the water to cover on Omaha beach. The almost 10,000 grave sites, the museum. We found a cousin of my wife's father who perished their. So much to understand. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Viking held a special ceremony for us at the American cemetery.
Viking held a special ceremony for us at the American cemetery. We each received a rose to place on a grave. Living veterans on the trip were also honored. There was not a dry eye. I have a little jar of Omaha Beach sand that I am ... Read More
Viking held a special ceremony for us at the American cemetery. We each received a rose to place on a grave. Living veterans on the trip were also honored. There was not a dry eye. I have a little jar of Omaha Beach sand that I am donating to our local VFW post. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Moving and impactful.
Moving and impactful. Our guide had also arranged a short ceremony for our group at the American Cemetary- very nice.
Moving and impactful. Our guide had also arranged a short ceremony for our group at the American Cemetary- very nice. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This excursion took my breath away.
This excursion took my breath away. There is no way you can take this tour and not be deeply affected. A must-see.
This excursion took my breath away. There is no way you can take this tour and not be deeply affected. A must-see. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
So glad we finally took an excursive albeit a very expensive one, but very emotional.
So glad we finally took an excursive albeit a very expensive one, but very emotional. From the beaches to the American cemetery all very well kept and the tour guide very informative even though you had to strain to understand his English.... Read More
So glad we finally took an excursive albeit a very expensive one, but very emotional. From the beaches to the American cemetery all very well kept and the tour guide very informative even though you had to strain to understand his English. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very well guided.
Very well guided. Omaha and Utah beaches along with the cemetery and villages. We toured on June 4 and the preparations for the anniversary and reenactments were great.
Very well guided. Omaha and Utah beaches along with the cemetery and villages. We toured on June 4 and the preparations for the anniversary and reenactments were great. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Good tour 2 hour drive to get there lunch was not all that good and we found no gift shop at Omaha ...
Good tour 2 hour drive to get there lunch was not all that good and we found no gift shop at Omaha Beach tour so we had no souvenirs . Can purchase at the restroom stop on the way but we didn't know that was going to be our only
Good tour 2 hour drive to get there lunch was not all that good and we found no gift shop at Omaha Beach tour so we had no souvenirs . Can purchase at the restroom stop on the way but we didn't know that was going to be our only chance. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
I loved the D-Day landing beaches tour.
I loved the D-Day landing beaches tour. It was great to hear the history of the invasion and very moving to see the military cemeteries. Our timing was very good, being there Memorial Day weekend and just before the D-Day anniversary.
I loved the D-Day landing beaches tour. It was great to hear the history of the invasion and very moving to see the military cemeteries. Our timing was very good, being there Memorial Day weekend and just before the D-Day anniversary. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We had been before but I was moved by the many ways the cruise line arranged to make us feel ...
We had been before but I was moved by the many ways the cruise line arranged to make us feel connected with roses, with flags and music and with honoring all vets present. Father fought WWII and Al stood up with the many vets on our tour.... Read More
We had been before but I was moved by the many ways the cruise line arranged to make us feel connected with roses, with flags and music and with honoring all vets present. Father fought WWII and Al stood up with the many vets on our tour. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises