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This tour was exceptional and our guide Mario made it more so with his knowledge of the area and historical facts
Fantastic tour!! Axel was a phenomenal tour guide, providing a wonderful historical lesson about DDay history, battles and beaches. Kept me and my 11 year old captivated. Comfortable van, small group of six, perfect!!
GREAT DAY! Plenty of time to explore the Museum on your own. Our guide to the landing beaches was well-spoken and shared a lot of knowledge and history. I had visited the site previously several times but still learned things I had never heard before. I particularly enjoyed a bit of time to actually walk on Omaha Beach--very humbling experience.
Great tour! We went to the key WWII sites in a comfortable van. Our guide was very informative with maps and photos to better explain everything. We toured through the museum on our own the day before our guided tour. We learned a lot about the events leading up to D-Day as well as what occurred on D-Day and the days following. We had some free time at every stop as well, to explore a bit on our own.
Top notch in every way! We enjoyed our half day tour with Chloe, who was informative without being too technical! Her English was excellent, and her personal stories added a new dimension to our experience. We have tried to do this once on our own and spent all our time trying to navigate from location to location. Our driver dropped us off with excellent access to all the locations visited. I would definitely recommend this tour, or the whole day tour to heighten your experience of the D-Day sites. My advice would be to try to arrive early enough to enjoy museum before tour. Our train was late arriving from Paris to Caen, and we had to rush through museum. Thank you Chole for an unforgettable experience!
The 5 hour guided tour followed by the Memorial de Caen Museum was SUPERB. Our tour guide, LAURA BARBOSA, provided excellent narrative on the setting and events of the D-Day invasion -- would highly recommend her for well-paced, comprehensive, and pleasant presentation skills, fluent in both French and English. Starting with the explanation of the Normandy environment and what led to the timing of D-Day in the comfortable van driven by a wonderful driver, the guided tour stops at all significant stops with in-depth description that was packed with insights. For my husband, a US History teacher of 25 years, this was a WOW experience to illuminate and expand on WW II history. Laura was responsive to any questions posed by the tour group and clearly committed to assuring that each member was satisfied in their learning. One might drive through the Normandy D-Day sites on a self guided tour but could not be able to capture all the important take-aways as provided by a skilled tour guide with stops including Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery. So glad we participated in the tour -- THANKS for the terrific experience.
Al in this tour was simply PERFECT
An excellent tour. We learned a great deal about D-day, the preparations, the assault on the beaches, and the crawl through 'hedgerow hell' of Normandy. I especially enjoyed the tour of the American Cemetery -it was most touching, and a perfect resting place for those of the greatest generation that gave their all so we could be free.
Our tour guide was a walking encyclopedia! It was a very pleasant experience and we learned a lot. The museum is huge and it is actually better to skip the audio tour because it doesn't match up too wel to the museum...easier just to look and read.
I am so glad I did this. I wish I would have had more time in the museum but I'm so glad I was able to see what I saw. A very moving day. Taps and the flag lowering at the American cemetery was especially moving. It brings history to life. The tour guide was fantastic, very informative and open and able to answer any questions we had. While we had time limits for each stop on the tour she was very accomodating if we needed more time.
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