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Well organised and well paced. The accomodation was great, the guide was informed and interssting. Good size group on tour as well.
Our guide, Dominique was incredible with her ability to remember all of the historical details with such detail. Despite our bus breaking down in Rouen, we had an incredible 3 day trip and would recommend this to anyone who wants to have a great overview of northern France.
Wonderful tour! It is a great way to see the French countryside in a short amount of time. The hotels we stayed in were very comfortable. Our guide was very nice and gave us lots of great history about the areas we were in. I highly recommend the tour!
This tour was amazing, the tour guides were very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the history of the american soldiers that disembarked there in WWII. Also the chateauxs were interesting.
Great tour. Loved it. Our guide, Fliorence H, was wonderful! She was knowledgeable and very interesting.
Our tour guide, Dominique, was exceptional. Her knowledge and English was excellent. She gave us the right amount of information both on the bus while driving through towns and while touring the different sights. She also gave us great tips for our free time. It would have been nice to have a little more time at Omaha Beach and a little less time at the Graves, but that wasn't her choice. We highly recommend this tour.
We saw a lot of France during those 3 days. I like the hotels and the food that came with the tour. The bus was comfortable and the people were nice. Thumb up!
The whole tour was very well organized ...the hotels were very good ...all the people who worked for this tour were very polite and helpful ....
I can't rate this highly enough! The tour was very well organized from the informative guides to the hotel accommodations to the meals. Everything was punctual and professional. The blend of sites was amazing. We felt we had learned and seen so much in those 3 days!
Hisham Khoury Lebanon
Travellers ; a family of 5, children aged 11, 15 and 17.
Booking: as usual, booking with Viator is easy as well as the communication with them, when need.
Tour: mainly historical and cultural but also very nice sightseeing for people not into history.
Hotels: 1. Novotel Caen: a tired hotel in a desolate area, good enough for a 1 night stay, just to sleep.Nice staff.I've read good reviews about the food there, but in our case, you could see dinners having nice food while tour groups were all served " something" without beeing given an option (many plates were barely touched). Even airlines in economy seats give you an option !.
2. Mercure Gare...: Nice hotel, the dinner was in a restaurant outside the hotel, also no menu options but this time food was good. PLEASE Viator, negociate dinner options.
Tour guide: Ours was Mr. Carlos Martinez, a knowlegeable and very sympathetic guy who added humour to every visit.
Transport: Very comfortable coach. Some stretches of road could be very long, but one could easily nap (much needed)
The experience: it was a very nice and enjoyable tour for every member of our family.Everything was timely and very well organised.
TOTALLY WORTH IT.
One warning: the beaches of Normandy were rather rushed, so make sure you explore that region FAST. Don't spend too much time looking at the grave sites.
This is a great way to see many sites without the hassle of arranging travel and hotels. And best of all, Florence, our guide was both knowledgeable and entertaining. Everything was well planned and although we all would have enjoyed more time at each location, that's not possible when you want to see so many places in only 3 days. There wasn't any stop on this tour we didn't love!
Definitely recommend this tour. Much easier taking this tour to get to the places you want to see than by driving and stressing about parking, roads, and hotels. The trip will well worth the value and the tour guides were also fantastic, knowledgable and had everything organized flawlessly. The only negative is that you feel like you could spend more time in each place, but really that is probably true of most everywhere you go. It would be great if the tour could work out the 2nd day drop off for those only taking the two day tour a little better - you leave Mont St. Michel, travel to St. Malo, and then return to Mont. St. Michel before going to Angers for the night. Seemed like a lot of extra travel and time lost for those going on the 3 day or 4 day tour. Regardless, the tour is still worth this slight inconvenience.
This tour is a wonderful way of seeing the countryside surrounding Paris. I loved each day of this tour. The first day is Normandy- Rouen, Honfleur, and the D-day beaches. The second day is San Mont Michel and San Malo. The third day is the Loire valley. The tour guide was awesome and the towns are so gorgeous. My only warning with this, however, is that it is a pretty hardcore tour- expect to wake up early everyday and go until late. We had wake up calls at 6:15/6:30, and weren't done with dinner until 9/9:30 at night. Dinner isn't served until 8/8:30 in the evening, so buy some snacks in-between lunch and dinner. Also, be sure to bring an umbrella- it rains often in these regions.
This was an wonderful excursion into the French countryside to see things outside Paris. We learned lots of history about the areas we visited from our tour guides. Our tour guide was acceptional and really contributed to our enjoyment on this trip. She was available to answer our questions. There were so many things to see along the way and at the many stops we took. The hotels were clean and comfortable and the meals provided as part of the tour were well prepared and delicious. We have many good memories from this trip and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to relax and have a qualified person do the driving for you.
This was a highlight. Being an American and standing in the same location that our troops finally landed on was an overwhelming experience.
The cemetery was amazing and so well cared for. Their was a great museum with artifacts. St. Michele was a true sight. the small towns such as my favorite of Honfluer were delightful. I recommend anyone visiting France to do this tour.
Initially,I was only interested in this tour, so that I could see the D-Day sites and Mont St. Michel. It turned out to be so much more than that. The French country side and Normandy villages that we visited during the tour were charming and interesting, and made us feel that we had experienced much more in France,than just Paris. The guides ( Adrien)were excellent, the hotels were very good, and the itinerary was very well planned and executed. Thank you!
This 3-day trip was the perfect way to cover this much territory in a relaxing way. Our guide was wonderful - very informative about the history of each location. I would recommend it as a way to see the countryside without the hassle of renting a car.
Sheryl D USA
I took at least 5 tours in France and England and this one was the best. Firstly, the bus was comfortable and not crowded. The guides were good and organized. The things we saw were AWESOME. Skip Paris and go beyond the big city. We took our huge bus through tiny little mid-evil villages, saw awesome, awesome castles, forts, amazing cathedrals. The American WWII museum made me cry. The itinerary was GREAT. The hotels were nicer than in Paris. Nothing fancy but they worked great for our family of three. The food was surprisingly good. I have been on tours before so I expected sparse bland food and the food was enjoyable. My 5 year old went with us and even though it was history overload she enjoyed the walking, then resting in the bus and then seeing the villages. We of course made the history fun for her. Castle and Langeas had a super cool treehouse she loved. I LOVED the places we visited, this was exactly what I wanted to experience, life as it used to be. Get out of Paris!!!
This is a great trip to get a feel for the area. The tour is for a large group of people, which is not really my preference, but for the price, this is the standard. The hotels were lovely. The only comment I would make would be recommending less stops so we could have more time at the prime spots. We left the hotel very early in the morning, and got there after 6:00 pm at night. Helene was our tour guide for most of the trip. She was amazing. Mostly we loved it. Just a little tiring.
The 3 day tour was good. We were moved by Normandy and the American cemetery and feel we had adequate time there. St. Malo was a delightful town that we enjoyed also. The first hotel was fine although the dinner needed improvement. Other reviewers made the same remarks about the food. Mont Saint-Michel was a wonderful experience, but we really felt we needed another hour or so. We had to hurry so at the end, we did not have a minute to look at anything in the shops--we barely had time to buy a book on MSM. The second hotel was fine and dinner was considerably better. The third day was the biggest problem. Absolutely not enough time at any of the stops. Perhaps the tour needs to have one of the stops removed to allow for more time at last chateau.
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