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This was an excellent tour for a 1/2 day.
The guide was very knowledgeable and showed a lot of passion for bringing the past alive.
His English was impeccable.At the end he took us to a place where we had a beautiful view of Omaha beach.You had to know how to get there. Impossible to find on your own.
My only regret was that I would have liked more personnel time to explore the sites.
But , I didn't had time to take a longer tour.
My next option will be to visit those beaches on my own if I have the opportunity in the future.
Tour quide was very knowledgeable about the Normandy area. Made the experience come alive. A highlight of my trip.
The experience was fabulous! Our guide was cooperative about our possible late arrival at the meeting place, she listened to my personal account and was able to locate the site of my uncle's tank landing after doing actual research on it while we were on our own time! A highlight of the whole trip!
This tour was wonderful because of our great tour guide. The beaches are beautiful, but our tour guide's knowledge on the area really made you feel your surroundings and what had taken place.
We had an absolutely wonderful afternoon with Mag (sp). She is a very informative tour guide and we enjoyed each of the stops provided on this tour. Her presentations were very informative and we couldn't thank her enough for her time. Mag did an excellent job sharing the information on these important sites! We will recommend Viator to our friends who are going to France, especially to the Normandy Beaches.
To you the company, having your tour operator do both an English and French tour at the same time was not fair to either groups. While Mag was sharing information with us in English the couple who spoke French were waiting and while she was presenting to the couple who spoke French there were 3 couples who spoke English that were waiting.
We had a wonderful 1/2 day trip to Normandy. We were staying in Paris and took the train from the St. Lazare train to Bayeux...had to switch trains in Caen, but that was easy...small station. We walked from the train station in Bayeux to the Le Conquerant restaurant and had the most reasonably priced meal of our trip...and the folks were pleasant to deal with. We met our guide, Jonathan in front of the Churchill Hotel and he was actually a bit early...nice start to the trip. We drove to where the Army Rangers climbed steep cliffs to attack the Germans and it was awe inspiring. It was hard to imagine anyone doing this without someone shooting at you, I can't imagine the difficulty under fire. From there we went into the bunkers where you could see the damage done by flamethrowers. From there we went to the Normandy beaches where Jonathan explained how the landings went. He did a great drawing on the beach for us that illustrated the landing and went through it step by step. Nice touch. Finally, we went to the American cemetery where almost 10,000 soldiers lay. The whole experience was humbling. From start to finish the trip was first rate...thank you Jonathan and Viator.
The tour guide was very good. Very interesting sites; enjoyed the walk on Omaha Beach. The Cemetery is an absolute must see especially for anyone who has ever served in the military.
Our tour guide Mag was delightful. A thoroughly enjoyable experience, with a few hidden gems included!
Our guide was fantastic! She spoke perfect English, knew a lot about the D-Day invasions, and provided and exceptional experience!
Fabulous tour. Perfect half day excursion. My fiancé and I took a morning train from Paris to Bayeux and arrived in plenty of time to meet the guide who picked us up right on time at our hotel, a few minutes from the train station. We aren’t huge war experts but visiting Normandy seemed like an important thing to do while in France so I did spend a great deal of time looking around for tours. I had really wanted a full day tour but with the train schedules it just didn’t work out. A half day really turned out to be all we needed as we got to visit three landing beach sites and the American cemetery and had plenty of time at each. A full day would have definitely been too much for us. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, spoke perfect English, and gave us lots of interesting information on the area. I highly recommend this tour.
Excellent guide named maj and powerful trip. So glad we did this trip as it was a highlight for my 15 year old son. Every American should visit the Normandy beaches if they are in the area. One of the members of our group had a grandfather who died on d-day and she was able to visit his grave and was included in the taps ceremony. Her story made our trip more personal when she explained how her grandfather's death caused a ripple affect in her family. Thank-you to maj and the people of bayeux who continue to honor all of the lives lost on their shores.
Excellent tour with all the main sights and also time to explore on your own. Good guide.
The guide was very informative and allowed us plenty of time to linger at the various stops.