The shear scale of the history of D-Day, let alone the story of the subsequent Battle for Normandy, is simply impossible to tell within the limitations of a single day tour. However, we do appreciate that many people will never get the opportunity to visit the D-Day beaches other than by taking a day trip from Paris. With this in mind, and realising that a single day tour will never provide a full perspective of even that first day of battle, we do offer a one day tour which we hope will introduce first time visitors to key locations and offer at least an introduction to this incredible history.
Our single day tours are offered only on working weekdays and only ever commence and conclude at Carentan railway station.
These tours are timed to commence with the arrival of the first scheduled direct train of the day from Paris St Lazare which departs from Paris at just after 7 o'clock in the morning. The battlefield tour then visits key locations within the American Sector of Operations such as Ste Mere Eglise, Utah Beach, Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery. The tour then concludes just before 6 o'clock in the evening in order for you to catch a direct return train to Paris (please note that this is a very long day and therefore we feel not suitable for children under the age of 12. Please also note that although the vast majority of French trains run on time, we except no responsibility, nor are any refunds payable if there is a problem with your train).
Our single day tours are offered for groups of up to 7 people and are priced at £600 (a deposit of £250 is payable in advance with the balance payable in cash on the day of your tour). Lunch and museum entry is not included in the fee.
If you wish to take a single day tour commencing and concluding from any other location than Carentan railway station, or if you wish to visits sites other than those which are already listed, other than taking a multi-day tour with us, I am afraid that we are unable to help other than to refer you to a trusted colleague who offer tours of a more condensed style than ours.