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Mike is awesome! Truly passionate about WWII and making sure you have the best possible trip. He's a huge history buff and takes part in reenactments in his free time so he knows all the little details to provide you with the perfect context as you witness the sites. In fact, he's been to the cemetery so many times that a guy in our group asked for help finding a relative's grave and Mike knew exactly where it was! Plus the people at the visitors center all know him. Highly recommend this tour!
This far exceeded our expectations!! Mike is THE BEST! He is professional, personable, passionate and knowledgeable - he could answer every question anyone asked him. He made D-Day come alive in such a personal way seasickness, food poisoning, drowning, sinking tanks...... When we were standing on the beach in the cold no one else around to distract us Mike's account enabled us to imagine what it must've really been like for the troops on that day. We laughed and cried. The ceremony of lowering of the flag and folding it at the American cemetery while hearing taps was very moving. The van was comfortable and it was helpful to see short videos while driving from one site to another. The bunker was such a fortress - being in it one could imagine the Germans in there with coils of barbed wire in the foreground and having the vantage point of looking down on our boys coming onto the beach and gunning them down. They were sitting ducks and yet our troops didn't give up. If you don't believe in fighting for our freedom......just take this tour with Mike and learn what it was REALLY like to be one of the Allies on D-Day storming the beach of Normandy.....tears, admiration and respect for these guys and their families who were so brave to fight for our freedom. I highly recommend this tour and Mike!!
Aldo United States of ...
This tour was amazing! If you’re lucky to take this tour with Mike VDD you’ll be ever so lucky!!! His passion is top notch and learned so much as well as took in a lot. I recommend the late tour as you can witness the lowering of the flags at the memorial.
Had a great tour with Boy.
we really enjoyed this tour, knowledgeable guide. Will definitely refer this tour to my friends.
Susan H USA
This was an amazing tour !Our guide Andy was passionate about the history surrounding the D-Day beaches and his enthusiasm was infectious. Even if you are not a history buff, you could not help but be interested and engaged in this piece of World War II lore. I thought that the tour hit the important sites/beaches and appreciated the detailed explanations of the attack strategy as well as personal stories about some of the veterans who fought there. In addition to being informative, it was a moving experience. While some may want a full day tour, we were only able to do a day trip from Paris, and we felt like we had a fulfilling experience,
Nothing like a small group tour to learn a lot about what there is to know about about the Allied landing in the Normandy area. We heard about many strategies employed for the landing and the setbacks that had to be overcome to eventually be successful, although at a very high cost of life...Lives given selflessly so that freedom could come to all. As we toured the bunkers and the beaches and finally at the American Cemetery, we continued to get choked up about the many sacrifices made back then for our freedom now. This was an historical and solemn tour that we would recommend to anyone. The easily compares favorable to our tour of Pearl Harbor, many years earlier when we last go those feelings of solemnity, gratefulness, pride, awe, respect and sadness all rolled together. Don't miss this tour. We had a british guide for our English-speaking tour and he was very knowledgeable about the War.
Excellent tour. Mike was a fantastic guide: informed, passionate, cordial, organized and charismatic. He really brought the history alive. We took a half-day tour and wished we had done a full day. Highly recommended!
Boi was an absolute dream!
Our guide was very kind, knowledgeable, and accommodating. His tour information was interesting and he made sure that our older family member was able to see most of the sites we visited while still making it back to meeting points on time. The walking around some the sites are not the most mobility friendly for those with issues if you are limited on time but he made sure to inform us and his time table recommendations were spot on. Our family members were able to see what they were interested in and more. Wish I could remember his name, younger British guy. Super nice and we were impressed by the tour setup itself and ride in the van as well.
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