Felix and Kate, our tour guides made the trip so enjoyable with their knowledge and sense of humor. The whole tour was exceptionally well coordinated from the time we left until we returned. For the most part, we enjoyed enough time at each of the stops, but we could have used more in others. We realize that is the nature of a one-day trip, so this is more of an observation than a criticism. The lunch at a quaint restaurant was delicious freshly caught fish!, and the cider tasting was a very pleasant side trip. Normandy has been on my husband's bucket list for a long time, and this trip exceeded all expectations--truly a memorable experience. Thank you!
Our guides, Charlie and Hugo were absolutely wonderful! They did an amazing job of showing us the D-Day area and answering any questions .They were both very knowledgeable in WWII history. It was a great experience and an informative day. Visiting Pointe de Hoc and the American Cemetery was very moving. I would highly recommend this tour.
Rhonda S United States of ...
WOW! The tour guide Charlie was fantastic. A young history enthusiast. We stoped at Utah beach, Omaha Beach and the cemetery where my uncle was buried. If you have a loved one there, look up their marker location before you go. It will save time! Cider tasting was plentiful. Stories and sights were magnificent and touching. Pointe du Hoc was amazing and sad, with blown out bunkers all over the place and craters stretched as far as you can see. Ability to walk around all the bunkers and craters. Long drive from Paris with breaks at the gas station/truck stop for food, etc.
Charlie is very knowledgeable of this important event, and showed at all times his personal interest in the subject. He was very patient and personable in answering everyone's' questions. Charlie coordinated tasting and lunch so well we had no waiting time on our arrival. Oh, and the lunch, no lunch box! It was a real Normandy gourmet feast. Rather than a distraction, the Cider tasting was an enjoyable part of the trip. Finally, I want to thank Charlie and Kaspais, our driver for making this tour very special to our group. Bus coach was very comfortable.
My guide, Felix, was amazing and attentive and knowledgable! The company even called to make sure I knew how to get to the meeting location in the morning. Also the lunch was surprisingly fantastic. Highly recommend!
Our tour guide was exceptionally well informed and made the tour more than I expected. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to France.
Felix gave us a great tour of Normandy and Omaha and Utah Beaches. He was so knowledgeable and answered all our questions. It was a moving exlerience. We loved the cider tasting and also the tasting of the cognac and jams. The lunch was excellent and we enjoyed meeting the others on the tour. Highly recommended!
Perfect! Nice mix of beach tour and seeing the countryside. Our guide was quite helpful and made the tour more interesting and historically meaningful.
Fantastic and amazing! Getting to Normandy in the comfort of a coach bus with fun and knowledgable tour guides allows you to enjoy the experience stress free. Do not miss the chance to experience this part of history. Kate and Linda were great tour guides!
An amazing tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide, Daniel the Irishman! My husband and I felt it was the highlight of our trip to Paris.
Tour was informative and the guides knew what they were talking about. Only drawback was the rainy weather which did not allow a lot of time at the cemetary but you cannot predict the weather. The lunch at a seaside restaurant was fantastic. I recommend this tour.
This was a great tour. The guide Pierre was excellent. The group size was small enough as well. We were blessed with excellent weather and because the group was small enough, we were able to save enough time to actually get to Omaha beach as well as Utah beach.
Both the lunch and the cider tasting stops were VERY good indeed. Great lunch, and I have a personal preference for cider -- we managed to purchase a bottle which we now have at home.
This is a LONG tour -- which is made clear in the description. Because of that, I'd not recommend it for families with small children -- 14 hours is a long time and of course there is quite a bit of bus travel totally unavoidable.
The Utah museum and the other sites including the cemetery were also spot on choices.
I'd highly recommend this tour and our guide.
This trip was fantastic! Several times through the years I had planned to do this trip on my own, but I am so glad I did this tour instead. It was so easy, and so much fun! Our guide Felix was absolutely amazing! I can't say enough good about him. The trip from Paris to the beaches was on a comfortable bus and the driver Larry was great. Along the way Felix filled us with details and history. At each stop we learned more. Felix rattled off answers and facts like our personal Google... Amazing! Lunch by the sea was wonderful and the entire trip was just enough, but not rushed. This trip was a great value, I can't believe we did it all in one day! Fantastic!
Daniel was excellent, kept thing interesting and moving without anyone feeling rushed. The weather (cool, rainy, and windy) added to the ambiance of the tour. Would recommend him for any tour he leads. Thanks for a great time!
Amazing tour. Many stops and so much to see. Driver Dennis and guide Felix were both great as well.
Erin P Australia
This is a trip that I have been wanting to take since learning about D-Day in school, and it didn't disappoint. The tour was done through City Wonders the second group tour I have done with them and I can not recommend them highly enough. Felix was our tour guide for this day trip and, being an ex-history teacher, his knowledge was phenomenal. There was enough time at each location to explore the area without feeling rushed. The cider tasting was a real highlight of the day where we were actively encouraged to drink more if our glasses were empty. Lunch was also enjoyed by absolutely everyone. This day tour is great value for money!
Amazing! Wish we had more time there, but we should have arranged to spend more than just a day in the region. Felix and Kate were so knowledgeable, speaking at length on the way there about D-Day and the history of the region, which was interesting and made the drive go fast. Lunch was delicious.
HAD A GREAT GUIDE- ABLE TO SEE ALL 5 PLACES. LONG DAY BUT WELL WORTH IT. HAD CIDER TASTING WHICH WAS AWESOME AND RELAXING.
Best trip on the week! Daniel the Irish guy was terrific! Great knowledge and fun to be with for the day.
Highly recommend! Well organized, with professional, knowledgeable and fun guides. The lunch was fabulous, all six members of our party were pleased. The time spent at each site was short but our guides, Felix and Kate provided a great summary with interesting tidbits before and after each stop.
Felix lead us on an amazing trip through Normandy! This former history prof was an engaging, knowledgable, and dialogue-encouraging tour leader. Loved the sights/history and since always on time to the bus, got to see Omaha Beach up close. Lunch was delicious and cider farm stop was special delight! Thx
My husband and I had the most amazing time! The tour guides were the best we had of all the tours we did. They were so knowledgable about the history of the places we visited but they also made the experience fun and enjoyable. Thank you for a great time, it was one of the highlights of our trip!
This tour was excellent in terms of content. the tour guide, Felix really knew his facts and he was truly a student of history. I really liked all of the stops we made, but I felt as though we needed a bit more time to truly see the museum at Utah Beach. I would recommend that there be less time spent on the cider stop and increase the time at the museum. Also, I wonder if there is any type of museum at Omaha Beach where we could have spent some time. Overall it was a great experience for me and I would recommend it to others visiting in France.
Absolutely amazing! It was a long day, but manageable with our awesome tour guides, Daniel and Felix. Very informative tour and the cider tasting was a fun treat! Highly recommend.
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