Le Havre D-Day Beaches Excursion Reviews

While most cruisers docked in Le Havre hightail it to Paris, history buffs can venture out to the D-Day beaches where some of the most significant battles in World War II occurred. Consider a guided tour to get full insight into what occurred in this region during the war and why it was so important.
Went to Juno Beach and Canadien Cemetary.
Sail Date: July 2019
Went to Juno Beach and Canadien Cemetary.
Went to Juno Beach and Canadien Cemetary. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
WOW!!
Sail Date: June 2019
WOW!! Overlord Tours did a great job. Thierry our guide was so knowledgeable, spoke excellent English, knew the back roads. Our Lunch stop was great. Everything I hoped for on this 75th anniversary year.
WOW!! Overlord Tours did a great job. Thierry our guide was so knowledgeable, spoke excellent English, knew the back roads. Our Lunch stop was great. Everything I hoped for on this 75th anniversary year. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Touching and memorable.
Sail Date: May 2019
Touching and memorable. On Omaha Beach one week prior to the 75th Anniversary of D Day landing. Will never forget. The French in this part of France will never forget either. Great respect for the United States found here.
Touching and memorable. On Omaha Beach one week prior to the 75th Anniversary of D Day landing. Will never forget. The French in this part of France will never forget either. Great respect for the United States found here. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
We booked a private excursion with Overlord Tours to go to the D Day beaches.
Sail Date: May 2019
We booked a private excursion with Overlord Tours to go to the D Day beaches. The cost was €980 for up to eight people. We had 6 and our group and the van was comfortable. Eight people in the van would have been tight. Our guide for ... Read More
We booked a private excursion with Overlord Tours to go to the D Day beaches. The cost was €980 for up to eight people. We had 6 and our group and the van was comfortable. Eight people in the van would have been tight. Our guide for the day was Thierry, we were very impressed with his passion and knowledge of the Allied landing on June 6, 1944. It was an hour and a half drive to Omaha Beach which went by quick due to Thierry’s narration. We toured the American cemetery, Omaha and Utah beaches, Pointe Du Hoc and stopped for a delicious lunch in Saint Mere Eglise where we saw the church where Paratrooper John Steele got caught on the steeple when he was trying to land in the town square to fight the Germans. Thierry was a great guide and we had no trouble understanding his English. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A great tour.
Sail Date: May 2019
A great tour. You'll wish that you had more time to visit the museums and memorials. Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the events at Normandy. This is definitely a tour to take.
A great tour. You'll wish that you had more time to visit the museums and memorials. Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the events at Normandy. This is definitely a tour to take. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I enjoyed the scenery and historic aspect of what we saw.
Sail Date: April 2019
I enjoyed the scenery and historic aspect of what we saw. I agree that having a longer time would have been even better but am really glad we got to see and do what we did.
I enjoyed the scenery and historic aspect of what we saw. I agree that having a longer time would have been even better but am really glad we got to see and do what we did. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Disorganized departure from the ship meant our excursion was cut short by an hour.
Sail Date: April 2019
Disorganized departure from the ship meant our excursion was cut short by an hour. We were rushed at all of the sites we visited and could not enjoy them. All of the NCL tour buses arrived at the Arromanches Museum at the same time, which ... Read More
Disorganized departure from the ship meant our excursion was cut short by an hour. We were rushed at all of the sites we visited and could not enjoy them. All of the NCL tour buses arrived at the Arromanches Museum at the same time, which meant it was extremely crowded, we could not enjoy the displays and left. Some of the buses should have split up to visit sites in reverse order, at least for this part of the excursion. The lunch that was included needs to be improved on. No one on the tour ate the appetizer, it was gross. So much for fine French Cuisine. only had 20 minutes at the American Cemetery at Omaha beach, and no time to walk on our own, disappointing! Don't waste your time or money on this expensive excursion. To properly experience Normandy Beaches, more time is required. A cruise ship excursion is not the way to see this important place in World History. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour was awful, places beautiful but the bus of people and tour guide were obnoxious for the most ...
Sail Date: April 2019
Tour was awful, places beautiful but the bus of people and tour guide were obnoxious for the most part. Everyone was sick and cranky. Tour bus kept turning off the air and finally had to complain since I felt like I could not breathe.
Tour was awful, places beautiful but the bus of people and tour guide were obnoxious for the most part. Everyone was sick and cranky. Tour bus kept turning off the air and finally had to complain since I felt like I could not breathe. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Unforgettable.
Sail Date: April 2019
Unforgettable. Memorial cemetery, German fortifications, Omaha Beach and Museum. Arromanches was amazing. Kudos to Brits for building and deploying that temporary harbor. War might have been lost without it.
Unforgettable. Memorial cemetery, German fortifications, Omaha Beach and Museum. Arromanches was amazing. Kudos to Brits for building and deploying that temporary harbor. War might have been lost without it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
This was my favorite excursion.
Sail Date: July 2018
This was my favorite excursion. It was a very special experience seeing these beaches. It was a nice surprise to see that Omaha beach is now a nice holiday beach spot.
This was my favorite excursion. It was a very special experience seeing these beaches. It was a nice surprise to see that Omaha beach is now a nice holiday beach spot. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We visited Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, and Arromarches.
Sail Date: July 2018
We visited Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, and Arromarches. There is a fairly long (2-2.5 hour) drive to get to the beaches, but our guide was very informative and the trip was well worth it. The French get the prize for best tour lunch - it ... Read More
We visited Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, and Arromarches. There is a fairly long (2-2.5 hour) drive to get to the beaches, but our guide was very informative and the trip was well worth it. The French get the prize for best tour lunch - it was at a golf course clubhouse and included wine. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great opportunity to see various aspects of the D Day landing and the remnants of the occupation ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Great opportunity to see various aspects of the D Day landing and the remnants of the occupation forces.
Great opportunity to see various aspects of the D Day landing and the remnants of the occupation forces. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Excellent.
Sail Date: June 2018
Excellent. Not to be missed. Makes the war real and the sacrifices made for freedom truly unforgettable. The American cemetery is a beautiful tribute to those who gave their lives. We actually walked on Omaha beach and entered German ... Read More
Excellent. Not to be missed. Makes the war real and the sacrifices made for freedom truly unforgettable. The American cemetery is a beautiful tribute to those who gave their lives. We actually walked on Omaha beach and entered German bunkers. This excursion is sobering and enlightening. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Fabulous tour with Scenicmarineexcursion with Gwen.
Sail Date: May 2018
Fabulous tour with Scenicmarineexcursion with Gwen. She knows her history and speaks perfect English. This was a tour of 8 people, which allowed us to beat the buses to the sights. We saw the landings, gun batteries, 3 cemeteries, and ... Read More
Fabulous tour with Scenicmarineexcursion with Gwen. She knows her history and speaks perfect English. This was a tour of 8 people, which allowed us to beat the buses to the sights. We saw the landings, gun batteries, 3 cemeteries, and much, much more. Well worth the money. Was there the day before the 74th Anniversary, very moving experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This trip entails a long drive and while we usually rent a car on our own, getting here is tough if ...
Sail Date: April 2018
This trip entails a long drive and while we usually rent a car on our own, getting here is tough if you don't speak french and know your way around. The visit was very profound and deeply moving. We also visited several other WWll ... Read More
This trip entails a long drive and while we usually rent a car on our own, getting here is tough if you don't speak french and know your way around. The visit was very profound and deeply moving. We also visited several other WWll monuments and had an excellent lunch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The sacrifices our parents made for us in the defense of liberty cannot be adequately expressed in ...
Sail Date: April 2018
The sacrifices our parents made for us in the defense of liberty cannot be adequately expressed in words, but must be felt in the heart and soul, which this hallowed ground manages to accomplish.
The sacrifices our parents made for us in the defense of liberty cannot be adequately expressed in words, but must be felt in the heart and soul, which this hallowed ground manages to accomplish. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very expensive.
Sail Date: April 2018
Very expensive. The bus had no washroom, it was a long ride so at the 1st. stop we spent in a line up to the washroom. Couldn't get into the museum, there where to many people from excursions, they should all have had booked times,
Very expensive. The bus had no washroom, it was a long ride so at the 1st. stop we spent in a line up to the washroom. Couldn't get into the museum, there where to many people from excursions, they should all have had booked times, Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very good excursion except for all the time spent in Arromanches - recommend taking some of that ...
Sail Date: April 2018
Very good excursion except for all the time spent in Arromanches - recommend taking some of that time and spending it at Omaha Beach or at other sites. This excursion came with lunch which was okay with a nice view of Gold Beach.
Very good excursion except for all the time spent in Arromanches - recommend taking some of that time and spending it at Omaha Beach or at other sites. This excursion came with lunch which was okay with a nice view of Gold Beach. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not much of a tour, more of a drive past.
Sail Date: April 2018
Not much of a tour, more of a drive past. The tour director didn't seem to know what time we were to return to the boat and this was complicated but the decision of the boat to not change to local time. The D-day museum was ... Read More
Not much of a tour, more of a drive past. The tour director didn't seem to know what time we were to return to the boat and this was complicated but the decision of the boat to not change to local time. The D-day museum was overcrowded, there was little to no free time, and not much time anywhere we stopped. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A lot of walking because the bus could not park close to sites or in town.
Sail Date: April 2018
A lot of walking because the bus could not park close to sites or in town. It was great to see the pieces of D-Day, though -- very informative!
A lot of walking because the bus could not park close to sites or in town. It was great to see the pieces of D-Day, though -- very informative! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Long bus rides on both ends, but great experience in a small museum about the Mulberry Harbor built ...
Sail Date: April 2018
Long bus rides on both ends, but great experience in a small museum about the Mulberry Harbor built in Arromanches, an overlook to Gold Beach, then had a wonderful chicken lunch upstairs in a local restaurant. We then traveled on to the ... Read More
Long bus rides on both ends, but great experience in a small museum about the Mulberry Harbor built in Arromanches, an overlook to Gold Beach, then had a wonderful chicken lunch upstairs in a local restaurant. We then traveled on to the American Cemetery and Omaha Beach, both fascinating. Beware, the American Cemetery is big, and there is plenty of places to rest and reflect inside, but after you get to the visitor center, bathrooms and parking lot there are few places to stop and wait for your bus. Omaha Beach was a very profound experience, and wonderful to see the way it is today, with children frolicking in the surf. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Husband loved the historical tour of D Day beaches.
Sail Date: April 2018
Husband loved the historical tour of D Day beaches. I enjoyed the provided lunch.
Husband loved the historical tour of D Day beaches. I enjoyed the provided lunch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Just going to see these beaches and the cliffs the Rangers had to climb was interesting to me as I ...
Sail Date: September 2017
Just going to see these beaches and the cliffs the Rangers had to climb was interesting to me as I love to read about military history. The guide, however, was poor. His English was overshadowed by his heavy French accent. And he gave us ... Read More
Just going to see these beaches and the cliffs the Rangers had to climb was interesting to me as I love to read about military history. The guide, however, was poor. His English was overshadowed by his heavy French accent. And he gave us very little history of the events on June 6, 1944. Luckily for me I have read many accounts. Most of the information we gleaned was from the info on teh historical markers and monuments. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
There is far too much time spent getting to the destination -- about 2 hours each way on the bus ...
Sail Date: September 2017
There is far too much time spent getting to the destination -- about 2 hours each way on the bus and, therefore, not enough time at the beaches and cemetery. The tour guide was good although much of his information was not presented in an ... Read More
There is far too much time spent getting to the destination -- about 2 hours each way on the bus and, therefore, not enough time at the beaches and cemetery. The tour guide was good although much of his information was not presented in an organized manner. Normandy was lovely but we needed far more time to do this area justice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This was on my bucket list.
Sail Date: August 2017
This was on my bucket list. What an honor to see how so many paid such price. Thank you is not nearly enough.
This was on my bucket list. What an honor to see how so many paid such price. Thank you is not nearly enough. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises