On my bucket-list for a long time. Overall the trip was very good. However, we did spend many hours at the French museum in Caen which could have been shorter.
We went to the beaches and the cemetery and were not disappointed. However, the guide was somewhat droll and uninspired - it seemed as if he was going thru the motions without much energy.
If you want to experience what happened on June 6th, take the trip but do some research before you go if you are not already a student of the war. Also, be prepared for a long day - ours was about 15 hours.
Instructions on the confirmation email were confusing listing 2 piazzas which intersect and stretch over 500 meters. When at one end, you are unable to see the 15cm by 40cm yellow sign attached to only 1 side of a bus lamp post as it is too small to be seen from a distance and it is always hidden by buses picking up and dropping passengers. After 2 telephone calls and 2 sets of bad instructionsdirections, we located the yellow sign but after the tour had left.
Our only choice was to lose the money or book a more expensive "bus tour" that same day. We took the bus tour to avoid losing our money. We do not recommend that tour as the tour contained folks speaking more than one language. Because the guides were speaking concurrently in each language, the information about many places of interest was relayed to each of us in our own language after we had passed that spot. Sometimes we got it at the right time and sometimes the other folks did also, but neither translator provided the information at the right time, all the time. No telling what we missed - in either language.
A very bad experience.