The excursion was expensive but very worth it. I took my dad who has read a lot about D-Day and this is great way to see a lot for just a day trip from Paris. If I could do it again, I might consider doing a two or even 3 trip. If you are hesitant to go in the winter time-dont be! Our group of 8 were the only individuals at Point Du Hoc and there were only about 2 dozen folks in the entire American Cemetery. The tour itself makes things very easy for you, with the pickup and drop off. The guide wad knowledgeable and funny and offered to take us to other beaches or a local town after lunch. It was the highlight of our week long trip to Paris and if you are American/English/Canadian or Australian you will feel a deep sense of pride, something I had not intended to feel on a vacation to a foreign country.
Ian, our tour guide was wonderful and all that we saw was fantastic. I picked this tour because my husband loves military history. He knows a ton and he was thrilled with all that he saw and Ian's knowledge. Ian confirmed what he already knew but learned new history too. The meal was fabulous too. We would definitely book another tour with you again. Thank you for a memorable day.
We enjoyed this tour. A full day but it is really something everyone should see once in their lifetime.
It was wonderful. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and obviously loved her job as historian. I am from the US and I really wanted to see this place that I have heard about my whole life. The whole trip was quite moving.
My one complaint was our visit to the Canadian Museum/beach. I feel if we are not going to spend time at each place that it should not be included. Our visit to the Canadian Museum was basically a bathroom stop. I don't know if there were any Canadians on our bus tour but I felt it was a little insulting.
Excellent tour guide! Not nearly enough time at the Caen Museum, but then again it could have taken days. Great overview and the most fantastic lunch served for us at the museum dining room. Pont du Hoc, beaches, and American cemetery were incredibly moving.
A great tour of everything we wanted to see in Normandy. Lunch was exquisite and the sites amazing. Thank you.
Our guide Christiana and our driver Jac were both above and beyond excellent!!!
Jac took us on a 3 hour drive from Paris to Normandy to our first stop. The Normandy Museum was one of the best museums for history we have ever been to. The amount of information available to the public and on display was astounding. We saw a phenomenal movie showing the beach invasions spliced together with footage taken from the Nazis so that the clocks showed the same time and what each side was doing at the same time.
Next we enjoyed our own time going through the museum, we saw a bunker, and a full time line from WWI through the end of WWII. The lunch was really amazing, we were blown away by the 3 course meal that the museum provided. they were even very considerate about my food allergy.
We then took a 45 min drive to Du Hoc to see the Cliff that the US Rangers had to scale in order to reach the German guns that could take out our guys on the beaches. The craters in the ground are still there from all the bombs that were dropped.
We went over to Omaha Beach where we were allowed to go into the water it was low tide, so it was all sandy beach and walk were our brave men gave their lives for our freedoms it was sad, and yet we were filled with pride over what those men did that day!
Next we went 30 min away to the cemetery. There are over 9,000 soldiers buried in this cemetery. this part of the tour was haughtily beautiful!
We also went to Juno where we saw the tankers that carried soldiers and supplies that sank, but can be seen during low tide on the beaches.
We were taken an hour away to buy some food at a rest stop and to change drivers. Then we had another 2 hours to get back to Paris.
We started our day at 6:30 and were back by 8:30.
Over all: Christiana was a fabulous guide, she gave important and relevant information, she was pleasant at all times, and really enjoyed what she was teaching us about.
The was one of the highlights of our whole trip!
An outstanding tour. Our guide, Marie, was wonderful and the tour was very well-designed. It is a long day but deeply moving and highly worthwhile.
I was completely satisfied with the tour and all of the extras that I was able to set up from my living room at home. I purchased the extra service of the taxi from my hotel and also the return. The taxi arrived at 6:00 am to pick me up and I arrived in plenty of time at the bus depot to take care of all the ticket and paperwork. The trip was packed with information and our guide, Isabell was very knowledgeable and made history alive. At the end of a very long day we arrived back at the Paris bus depot and I was glad to have a return taxi to drive me back to my hotel. Everything was included and I was enjoyed the ample lunch along with a bottle of wine. Just Great!
This was the highlight of our stay in France. Our tour guide Marie was fantastic and all the sites were excellent! Well worth taking this day trip in.
This tour was enlightening and moving. I had no idea of the power and bravery our troops provided in this history changing battle.
EXCELLENT tour guide. Very informed and keep a group of 33 with multiple stops over 14 hours well in step! LONG day to/from Paris, but well worth it.
Exceptional day and lifetime experience. A very long day but most enjoyable. We liked the fact that the tour offered a pick up and deliver option which made it an easy choice.
We really enjoyed the tour being able to see all the beaches, the Memorial site, and the Museum. Our guide was very informative and lunch at a farm house was excellent. The tour provided an opportunity to explore the beaches and spend enough time at the Normandy Memorial.
Perfect tour of the Normandy beaches and museum. Guides very knowledgeable.
We had a wonderful day in Normandy. Our guide Magnuson was very knowledgeable about the area and WWII history . He helped us find the grave site of a relative who died on December Day.
It was a great tour. Our guide Christianne was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. The lunch was great. We stopped at Juno beach and was raining, so we did not see the Canadian cemetery. The stop at Gold beach was such a cute little town, it would have been nice to spend more time. There was so much to see that it could be a 2-3 day tour. I would definitely recommend this tour.
The trip to Normandy is a must for every veteran or anyone interested in the history and the sacrifice of the invasion by the Allies. To stand at the cliffs and look at the ruggedness of the beach and the cliffs and then stand amongst the 9,000 graves in the American cemetery was a lifetime emotional experience. You hear about it as a historical event, but to be there and experience the moment is priceless.
We thought that the tour was excellent. The taxi drivers were great, the tour guide awesome and the bus driver was amazing. The only negative thing we had was the stop at the gas station for supper. It was a real downer. No were to sit , , food not great and staff not the best. Also I said thst I was gluten free and thst was ignored.
The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable throughout this experience. You have to know however, that you will be spending a lot of time in the bus. Once you're at the sites you are on a pretty strict schedule which is needed in order to get through the entire tour. The bus was very comfortable and I would recommend this without any hesitation if you want to see the main areas of D-Day.