Alison H United Kingdom
This was quite the most amazing trip I have ever done..so pleased a that I booked it. We took our American friends to Normandy as a 50th wedding anniversary treat..and I booked this day as the highlight of the 4 day trip. It could not have been better..we were picked up from our hotel by our guide Phillip who was the best..very comfortable people mover and he worked so hard to give us a day to remember..he planned our day round places and things we asked to see and added so much more into the mix . I hadn't realised just how big the area was to cover but he did it and kept us enthralled all day with the history and stories. One of our group had mobility issues and Phillip was so respectful and helpful..finding the best places to park and knowing how much of a particular activity that he would be able to manage...excellent. Point du Hoc was probably the most moving and difficult to traverse..the German battery was in redible to see and hear about and the weather joined in to give us a real feel for what it might have been like for our brave troops..Phillip had a wealth of knowledge and a good British sense of humour which went down well with us all..he was good company and excellent at his job..but it didn't seem like a job..he was delightful and took us to a restaurant for lunch that we would never have found ourselves...so many things we did that day we wouldn't have seen or even thought of seeing if we hadn't been on this trip. The German cemetery was one of them..we wouldn't give but for Phillip and I am so glad that we did..a very sombre place but essential to look at the other side too....very moving.
We wanted to find some personal graves too and Phillip sourced those for us making the whole thing much easier...I seriously would have booked another day if I had known just how good this would be...don't hesitate..it is excellent value to have such a personal experience and it is one the 4 of us will ever forget...thank you
Our guide was wonderful. His english was perfect and his knowledge of the events leading up to and during the Normandy Invasion was superb! We were out site seeing all day and it wasn't enough. We could easily have had another day or two with him. Thank you!
Our private tour of the Normancy Landing Beaches was an incredibly special day. We truly appreciated Ann-Sophia researching information pertaining to our family about D-Day and incorporating that into our tour. She was incredibly knowledgeable and brought the WWII history to life for us. Her itinerary for the day could not have been better planned out. Truly an emotional and special day that we will always have in our memories. Booking the tour and connecting with Ann-Sophia the morning of our tour could not have been easier. Thank-you for a memorable day Ann-Sophia!!
This was amazing. Kate was our guide for the day. She is passionate about history! Her great grandmother's personal story about the German soldiers who lived with her for 4 years is inspirational to what the French endured during the war. It is humbling to have walked where so many young men lost their lives to make the world a better place. Kate made the whole trip. She is super sweet and better than any history book or movie. Outstanding Trip!
Well organized, efficient and informed representative for one day tour for us two couples.
This tour was fabulous...my first time in France and it's a memory I'll treasure forever. We were picked up promptly and our guide, Adrien, was wonderful. He was friendly, knowledgeable and always ready to answer our questions. We were very lucky to have him assigned to our group you are fortunate to have him on your staff. Thank you for this great experience.
Our guide, Lucile Houlmann was excellent. She was accommodating to some specific sites we wanted to see, especially a very specific place on Omaha Beach. Although hard to find she was knowledgeable enough to be able to get us to the exact place where an acquaintance had come ashore on D Day!
We also saw the most important and well visited places in Normandy. We would highly recomend this tour and particularly our guide as a highlight of our visit to the Normandy region of France.
A memorable, marvellous experience. Our tour leader Sophie was amazing, she brought the D Day landings to life for us. It was a wonderful day and was the high light of our 3 week trip to Paris London and Bayeux. An amazing Day with a passionate tour guide, we loved it
Our tour guide, Jules Vernon was fantastic! Knowledgeable, personable and engaging, he brought the action of the day to life. I would highly recommend him and the tour.
The tour and guide was terrific. We visited all the areas of Omaha Beach, Point du Hoc, the memorial cemetery, and had an excellent lunch(Best Sole Fish) at a local restaurant recommended by our guide Jonathan. He was prompt to pick us up and return us to our ship in LeHavre. He showed us 1944 German and Allied photos from the French Archives of the D-Day landings and some of the scenes on Omaha Beach and Point du Hoc.
I've been on 4 private tours and this one was great. We had so much info from our guide and he was very enjoyable to be around, especially for an 8 hour tour. Highly recommend.
Bradley C Australia
My wife and I both really enjoyed this day trip. Our guide Jonathon had an incredible amount of knowledge of the history of all the sites we visited and their surroundings. It was only the two of us on the tour, so he was very flexible and gave us the options of which sites and museums we wanted to visit. Highly recommended tour for anyone with an interest in learning the history of the area.
Absolutely superb experience. Phillip was our guide throughout the day and was most informative and a delight to travel with. Thank you.
We had a wonderful time! Our guide took us to many different sites including those off the beaten path. He was very knowledgeable and full of interesting facts. This tour was worth every penny!
Our tour guide was Noemie de Goussencourt who was excellent. She knew her geography; she knew history and she took us to places that a tour bus probably would have skipped. She and my wife got along very well which helped greatly because them we were all relaxed. We would recommend this tour and this guide to anyone who wants a comprehensive your of Normandy.
We also had a great lunch is some small cafe by the ocean.
Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable, giving us not only a D-Day tour but also telling us about Medieval events in the area.
Thomas G USA
Best tour ever! Our guide was perfect--a local who knew the area like the back of her hand. She carried visuals and maps and pictures to highlight every place we visited. We crisscrossed the area and saw more than we ever expected.
While the weather could have been better (it was rainy), the tour guide made it a 5-star tour. He was not only informative, but very accommodating. He made adjustments to our site visits based on the weather and what interested us most. He also picked an excellent restaurant that was very family-oriented since we were travelling with twin one-year old babies.
We throughly enjoyed our Normandy Tour. Our tour guide, Adrien, was very informative and knew the history of the American Battle of Normandy. The time flew by as there is so much to see and absorb. As we drove Adrien gave us history and answered our questions. It was such an interesting day. The next day we did the museum at Caen on our own at Adriens suggestion. Very worth your time but expect to be there for a number of hours. Purchase the audio. It is a good to follow up on a great Normandy tour. Thanks Adrien.
Our guide was exceptional;.Very knowledgeable and he gave freely of his time. It was a great day that covered the Normandy area and D Day in detail.
We enjoyed our tour very much. We visited the areas where the airborne troops landed, including the church where is a replica of the soldier hanging from the church steeple. We visited oint du hoc including the bunkers and gun emplacements. The tour of the American cemetery was a very sobering expderience. We were struck by the beauty and location of the cemetery grounds (directly above Omaha Beach. My wife is unable to walk any substantial distance and our guide Matthew was extemely knowledgeble of the events of the landing and he obtained a wheel chair and took her on a complete tour of the cemetery. Our tour could not have been better. We now have a much better knowledge of the the D-day landing including the logistics that took place before and during the landing. We shall alwahys be indebted to the young men who participated for their bravery and sacrifice.
Our tour exceeded our expectations. Our guide was just great - personable, informed. She was encyclopedic on the subject. It was obvious she had been doing her homework - for years. We really learned a lot and enjoyed her company. It was a great day - just not long enough! We'll be back!
The tour was the best day of our vacation! Tons of knowledge, friendly, nice vehicle. I highly recommend it!
This tour was the highlight of my Eurorpean trip.. Gwen our tour guid was excellent if I was to ever go back I would request him. I will recommend this tour to any I know who is headed that way for vacation.
The trip was very informative and our guide was excellent. lots of small details that helped get everyone into what happened so long ago.