The tour was a very emotional one for me, especially the American cemetery. I appreciated the time to see the bunker fortifications and the museum tour was especially informative and helpful in understanding the build-up to the war, the actually invasion, and aftermath. Our guide was very knowledgeable for the most part. I felt she was very prejudicial to the part the French Resistance played in the war, and at one point, I'm sure she said, "D-Day was successful because of them". Also, because some were late getting back to the bus on some stops, she cut short the time we spent at Juno Beach. She again emphasized the importance of the French Resistance and stopped at that site instead of going down to the museum for the Canadian involvement. We had several Canadians on the bus, and one gentleman was especially offended that his time was cut so short. When one person asked her why she didn't go to that stop, she supposedly said, that she "didn't want them taking so much time there". We had no French on board. But we did have Canadians who had seen us take time to see the Utah and Omaha beach and the American cemetery, only to see their heritage/history short-changed. I found that extremely rude and insensitive to the clients she had on board the bus who had paid for the whole trip. While I may understand her pride in the only thing she could take pride in -the French Resistance-She should have also recognized that other countries helped to free France as well. Over-all, I appreciated the tour and was appreciative of it, it's too bad that it had to end on such a sour note.
San Diego, California
We had a wonderful time using our Go San Diego Cards. Not only did we save money, we also saved time and had the simplicity of having just one payment for everything. I like the "pay ahead" for the card when I booked it. That way I could spread out my vacation costs.
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