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Sightseeing ToursCaen

Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches, Battlefields, Museums and Cemeteries from Caen
Take a private tour from Caen to Normandy, where you’ll explore sites of the Allied invasion on June 6, 1944 – more famously known as D-Day. You can personalize this private tour to determine how long you spend at the various WWII sites. Your private guide will give you unique insight into the events that took place on the landing beaches and battlefields of Normandy and tell you about the British, American, Canadian and French troops. You can also visit the cemeteries and museums.

Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Caen
Visit one of the most iconic attractions in France on this private day trip to Mont St-Michel from Caen. Located just off the coast of Normandy, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed Benedictine abbey is a fascinating sight set in a unique location, amid a vast bay. Explore the abbey with your knowledgeable private guide and then enjoy free time to explore the cobblestone village. If time permits, you’ll also visit your choice of St-Lô, Balleroy, Avranches, Abbey of Cerisy, Villedieu les Poeles or Bayeux.

Private Tour: Caen Sightseeing and Bayeux Day Trip from Caen
Delve into the history of Normandy on a full-day private tour of Bayeux and Caen. Enter Bayeux Cathedral, see the famous Bayeux Tapestry at Bayeux Tapestry Museum and wander the medieval city streets as a private guide reveals Bayeux’s past. Return to Caen for a tour themed around William the Conqueror, the most famous of the dukes of Normandy. See his burial site at the Romanesque Abbey of St-Etienne (Men's Abbey) and his palace remains at Château de Caen. The itinerary on this tour can be customized to your preferences, but all entrance fees are at your own expense.

Private Tour: Honfleur, Deauville and Trouville Day Trip from Caen
On this day trip from Caen, join a private guide for a customizable tour of Honfleur, Deauville and Trouville, three lovely historical cities on the Normandy coast. In Honfleur, visit one of France’s largest wooden churches and see the harbor that inspired Monet and other famous Impressionist painters. Admire the glamorous hotels and villas of Deauville, one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in France, and then head to the fishing village of Trouville for a stroll through town and along the boardwalk.

Private Tour: Rouen and Giverny Day Trip from Caen
While in Caen, discover Normandy’s medieval past and visit the sites that inspired Impressionist painter Claude Monet on a Rouen and Giverny day trip! Be wowed by the Gothic architecture of Rouen Cathedral, and then explore Rouen to see the square where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. Finish with a visit to Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny — settings that inspired his famous water lily paintings. The itinerary on this tour can be customized to your preferences, but all entrance fees are at your own expense.

Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Giverny, Rouen and Honfleur
Discover three gems of Normandy while in port in Le Havre on this full-day private shore excursion to Giverny, Rouen and Honfleur. Your guide will show you Normandy's beauty through the eyes of Impressionist painter Claude Monet as you visit his house and gardens in Giverny, Gothic-era Rouen Cathedral and the picturesque old port in Honfleur — all captured in many of his paintings. You'll see other historic sights as well, including the square in Rouen where Joan of Arc was infamously executed and St Catherine's Church in Honfleur, touted as France's largest wooden church.

Private Tour to Bayeux, Honfleur and Pays d' Auge from Caen
Discover the history, culture and food of Normandy on this private tour from Caen to Bayeux, Honfleur and Pays d’Auge. See the famous Bayeux Tapestry depicting the invasion of England by William the Conqueror in 1066; admire the colorful harbor in Honfleur that inspired Impressionist painters; and taste the region’s renowned gourmet treats of Camembert, Calvados and cider.

Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Bayeux and Caen

While in port in Le Havre, spend a day exploring the historic Normandy cities of Bayeux and Caen on this private shore excursion. Enjoy expert commentary from your private guide as you walk Bayeux’s medieval streets to Bayeux Cathedral and the Bayeux Tapestry Museum. Then, trace the life of William the Conqueror on a tour of Caen, with highlights including his burial site at the Romanesque Abbey of St-Etienne (Men's Abbey) and his palace remains at Château de Caen. As this is a private tour, you can customize the itinerary to your interests, but all entrance fees are at your own expense.

Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour of the Juno Beach Center, Canadian Cemetery and Abbey d'Ardenne
While your ship is in Le Havre, trace the story of the 1944 D-Day landings by Canadian forces on this private full-day shore excursion. Led by your guide, visit the Juno Beach Center museum that chronicles the Canadian military efforts of World War II; see where 14,000 Canadian troops met unrelenting German gunfire on Juno Beach; and honor Canada’s soldiers at the Canadian Cemetery. Lastly, visit the haunting Abbey d’Ardenne where a poignant memorial recalls the Canadian prisoners executed here soon after D-Day.

Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Mont St-Michel
While in port in Le Havre, don’t miss the star attraction of Normandy, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed abbey of Mont St-Michel. Learn about the history and significance of this iconic sight on a walking tour with your own private guide. Then enjoy free time to explore the surrounding cobblestone village and watch the famous tide come in and surround the entire island.

Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour of Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and Normandy American Cemetery
While in port in Le Havre, recall the 1944 D-Day landings by American troops on this full-day private shore excursion. A guide accompanies you to see where soldiers scaled cliffs to capture the German Pointe du Hoc battery, and during a visit to Omaha Beach. Tour the deeply moving Normandy American Cemetery and its informative visitor center. End your private tour at Longues-sur-Mer gun battery, where the German big guns used to defend Omaha still stand on the windswept cliffs.

Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Paris Including the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame and Arc de Triomphe
Spend a day sightseeing in Paris while in port in Le Havre! On this full-day private shore excursion, make the quick 2.5-hour drive to Paris to visit the must-sees of the City of Lights, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre. Learn about the sights from a private guide, and customize the itinerary to your preferences, if you wish. Note that all entrance fees are at your own expense.

Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour of Pegasus Bridge, British Cemetery and Sword Beach
When your ship docks in Le Havre, chart the story of the World War II Normandy D-Day landings by British forces on this full-day private shore excursion. Meet your guide at Le Havre and visit the site of the legendary Pegasus Bridge, where a daring British glider-borne raid on June 6, 1944, secured the crossing for the Allies. See famous Sword Beach where 28,000 troops came ashore; view the famous Hillman bunker and other German posts; and visit the British Cemetery to see the graves and epitaphs to those who died in the campaign.

Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen
Learn all about World War II and the momentous events of D-Day on this tour that includes admission to the Mémorial de Caen museum and a 5-hour morning or afternoon guided tour of D-Day landing beaches and other key locations. Explore the Mémorial de Caen museum at your leisure with or without an informative audio guide. Tour historic D-Day sites including the artificial harbor at Arromanches, Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc as your guide explains their significance and answers your questions. Your small-group site tour is limited to seven people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.

D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and D-Day Landing Beaches
Spend a remarkable day learning about D-Day at the Mémorial de Caen museum and exploring historic D-Day sites including the artificial harbor at Arromanches, Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc on this comprehensive guided tour. Designed for day-trippers from Paris, this tour starts at the Caen railway station and includes a guided tour of the Memorial de Caen Museum, a 2-course lunch at La Terrasse Restaurant and a 5-hour guided tour of pivotal D-Day sites.

This small-group tour is limited to seven people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.

Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission with Optional Audio Guide
Take an incredibly powerful journey back in time at the Mémorial de Caen, Normandy’s most comprehensive World War II museum. Watch a gripping film on D-Day and learn about the intense preparations for the historic Normandy landings. Covering events ranging from the end of World War I through the fall of the Berlin Wall, the museum puts the events of WWII and D-Day in their larger historical context. Explore the museum at your leisure, with or without an audio guide; your ticket is valid for 24 hours after entry.

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