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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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Bristol, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

these days Mr Ellwood appears more pre-occupied than with the present dealings of the DDay battle tours. We were unable to be picked up at the Carantan train station by Ellwood. Other arrangements were made but we were responsible for the cost and it was more money than what Ellwood was initially charging us. Ellwood was late in appearing ,never... More

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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Look no further, you are in the right spot! Ellwood did a fantastic job with our tour. He has great personal enthusiasm, far reaching knowledge, and a deep understanding of this period in history. He has been doing this for 10 years, and has personally met many of the historic figures. His is a fine teacher, a real historian, and... More

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Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

While I was unfortunately unable to use D-Day Battle Tours due to an Air France strike, I was very impressed with their professionalism and their quick responses to any questions I posed. I would highly reccomend this group.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Ellwood is not around so much these days but Rene who has taken over did a fantastic job with our private tour. We saw as much as we wanted to in a full day and Rene explained the circumstances of D-day very well. A good tour to take but a bit expensive particularly when you have to pay for entrance... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have read a lot about Normandy, watched many movies and documentaries and so on. But, being part of Rene's D-Day Battle Tours was simply amazing. The way the museums, memorials and monuments have been preserved in Normandy is itself a tribute to the sense of heritage and the pride amongst the people in Normandy. And on top of it,... More

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Sedona AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

René made history come alive through the experience of seeing and hearing important details of this war. His expertise on this period of history is more than one gleans from books and courses. There were so many facets, people, and challenges I'd never known before. It was a memorable day and unforgettable. I'll be recommending this tour to everyone.

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DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I visited Normandy this summer with my niece, a graduate student in history with a focus on WWII. We booked a private day-tour with Monica Baan and we were both extremely pleased with the tour. She is very knowledgeable about Operation Overlord and provided personal knowledge acquired by touring with veterans of the battle. My only regret is that we... More

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Thank you Rene and Monica for making our trip so meaningful! Booking the trip was simple, they were great about email communications before our trip, and the day itself could not have been better. Rene actually re-routed our private tour on the fly when he found out my father in law was a WWII medic in Normandy and brought us... More

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Clifton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Rene Van Oirschot gave us a complete and detailed tour of the DDay area and museums. Not only was it full of history and "the rest of the story" facts, but he did it with obvious feeling and reverence for those of gave so much. I can't imagine a better experience if one wants to learn about this area and... More

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Our trip was set for Switzerland and we decided to take peek at London and Paris on the way. I insisted we get down Normandy for one day and I booked with D Day Battle Tours. They were waiting when we stepped off the train at 930am. We arrived in Paris on August 19, the 70th anniversary of the start... More

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