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D-Day Battle Tours

4 Rue Eisenhower, 50480 Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
+33 2 33 94 44 13
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Ellwood Von Siebold, acclaimed military historian, René van Oirschot and Monica Baan of D-Day Battle Tours will provide you with one of the most... more » Owner description: Ellwood Von Siebold, acclaimed military historian, René van Oirschot and Monica Baan of D-Day Battle Tours will provide you with one of the most memorable Normandy D-Day tours. D-Day Battle Tours offers you a quality choice of World War Two D-Day tours with Normandy tours tailor made to match your time schedule and level of interest. D-Day Battle Tours is an established tour company located in the centre of Sainte Mere Eglise, Normandy. We aim to provide a battlefield tour experience which is informative, flexible and memorable for you and your group. « less
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Nebraska
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Even with my husband who has read a hundred books on WWII history, we were very glad to have hired a professional guide to tour us around the D-Day beaches and sites. Navigation isn't the easiest, but most importantly they know the history behind each location, where the Germans were, how the Allies attacked and won, etc. Well worth the... More

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Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Completed a one-day trip with Rene on the 4th of July. Had three other gentlemen with us from Oregon who were Band of Brothers fans as well which made for a nice trip. We were able to talk "shop" and add highlights to the trip. Though several things were not on the tour, Rene recognized how passionate we were about... More

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Toronto, Canada
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32 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We did a one-day tour with Ellwood. There were 8 of us from USA & Canada. Ellwood started by giving us an overview at his house, using maps and flipcharts as tools. The story involving his house is quite interesting. The Airborne Museum next door was next; we could have spent hours there. Lunch is in town followed by a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Cannot imagine anything worse than our tour. Our guide knew little more than my 12 year old. I I started following other guides around because ours could not answer questions and new little more than what was on the plaques at the facilities. Could not have been more disappointed. Saved up for this trip and the highlight was to be... More

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our 2 day tour with Ellwood was informative, and our long awaited trip to the WW2 sites of Normandy would have fallen short without him. He is informative, enthusiastic and kept our attention. We believe very strongly that the value a good guide gives in priceless, but the time spent having lunch we could have had more time visiting the... More

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Stamford, CT
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Being a WWII since childhood, finally setting foot in Normandy was a bit of a pilgrimage for me, and as such, I wanted to make sure we made the most of our short time there (alas, only two days and one night). Having a knowledgable tour guide like Trevor made a huge difference in the D-Day experience. I'd read about... More

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

You can certainly go on your own in this area but you will probably miss a lot of important history and complete understanding of this area if you do not take this tour. Ellwood is the perfect guide, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and well versed on everything about The D Day landings. We were part of a small tour, 7 total. His... More

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Wrightsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Our tour with Monica of D-Day Battle Tours was the highlight of our trip. While other tourguides sat in their cars at some historical points Monica led the way and presented information, personal stories of the ones who have been fighting and living here in 1944 and showing maps and pictures of that period. A day we’ll never forget.

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Chicago Il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Very informative! I especially liked the stories that Ellwood (our tour guide) told our group. Some of the survivors of the D-Day invasion have kept in touch with him and he has pictures and small flip charts that explain in detail what happened and where. The tour can be fast paced at certain times, but we covered a lot of... More

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Laguna Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We had such a wonderful day trip. Our guide was so knowledgeable and continually kept us intrigued the entire day. We learned so much about the behind the scenes effects of WW2. I would recommend doing this trip with this company as their experience and professionalism is extraordinary.

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