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Our guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He really made the day! The tour itself was a moving and eye-opening way to spend an afternoon. Bayeux is also a gorgeous little town and well worth a visit before or after the tour.
Great tour guide and a great tour. Definitely worth seeing and listening to. Knowledgeable tour guide. He knew his stuff and was very good in treating all the questions. He tried really hard and did a great job. Also, bring a jacket. It's cold and windy on the beaches, we froze. Also it runs on time, so be there. Pretty easy to find since it's a small little town.
This was a great trip. I especially loved the Commonwealth Cemetery (especially after seeing the US one). Seeing the beach was nice. I was disappointed with the Juno Beach Museum. Go out of the way and see Dieppe: much better
We enjoyed our tour very much, it was everything that we thought it would be, my husband's father landed on the beach on D-Day so it was very important to see the site. Our tour guide was very good, answered all our questions and she provided us with lots of information.
Our guide took us to all the relevant spots, and explained everything as we went. Very friendly and willing to answer any questions. For any/all Canadians out there that want to see some history I would highly recommend this. Visiting the cemetery and reading the gravestones really makes you realize the gravity and effect WWII had on Canada and the people that gave up their lives for us. That alone is worth taking the time to go on this tour.
Extremely interesting tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Would recommend this tour to all Canadians. The only thing I would recommend would be to inclued a longer stop at the Canadian Museum. We were allocated about an hour and one would need at least 2 hours to get through everything there.
The tour was excellent especially the Juno Beach centre. We visited the Abbey where the Canadians were executed. We had a little trouble hearing the guide in the van as there was no mic in the 8 passenger van.
Enjoyed the tour and the guide. Some parking arrangement for those of us arriving by car would have been useful.
Our tour was made very interesting thanks to our guide who did an excellent job of describing the details of how the Canadian troops came ashore and moved through the villages. It was especially interesting when he took us to the village where he personally grew up and related to us stories told by his grandmother of her encounters with both the German and Canadian troops. To be perfectly honest the guide made the tour and he deserves to be complimented for his personal attitude, interest and interaction with those of us on the tour.
We knew more about the sites than your guide; nothing learned, only seen.
I do not recommend it. It was OK at best, but for the price I would have rented a car and done a self-administered trip. The guide was nice, but difficult to understand. The time at the Juno Beach Centre was not long enough and the process there was not explained very well. Some people went ahead and bought tickets...even though the entry was covered. We saw very little WWII sites.