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Address: 2 Rue des Ecoles, 50480 Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
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Description: Ellwood Von Siebold, acclaimed military historian, René van Oirschot and...
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.
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Monica was a great guide while we were visiting the beaches of Normandy. She was able to bring the reality of what happened on D-day to life with her stories of the men and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Monica was a great guide while we were visiting the beaches of Normandy. She was able to bring the reality of what happened on D-day to life with her stories of the men and courage required that day. Very informative. Her best stories were the ones that she learned through meeting the veterans of D-day. Seeing the actual sights brought... More 

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Powder Springs, GA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had Rene as our guide for a 2-day tour in April 2015. Door to door service at our B&B in Bayeux. Stayed with us in the museums in St. Mere Eglise to add insight as to what we were seeing there and how it would relate to what we'd see in the rest of the tour. Several spots well off... More 

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Tigard, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Five of us took a private D-Day tour with Rene as our guide. Rene met us at the train station then proceeded to take us to many of the D-day sites and memorials. I don't think we could have asked for a better tour except for maybe the weather. Rene not only was very informative but also fun to be... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

For a few years I always wanted to take the family to the beaches of Normandy, so it became a bucket list item for me. Our getting there was a little unusual. Our tour was scheduled on May 8th, VE day our base was in Paris. Little did anyone know the French train we were to go out on to... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This was the first stop of our France trip. We took the Friday afternoon train from Paris to Carentan where we stayed the night. Ellwood picked us up from the Carentan station Saturday morning around 9:30AM and headed off to Sainte Mere Eglise. My wife and I planned this trip in early January at the group tour price of 110... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We stayed in Bayeu the night before. It was a mere 30 km (35 minutes) to Sainte Mere Eglise. We are so pleased that we chose a guided tour. Our guide was none other than Ellwood, one of the experts in this field. What a great chap. We met him at 10:00 on the day of the tour right across... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My brother in-law and I had been talking for a long time about visiting the D-day sites at Normandy and in the Fall of 2014 we finally made it there. We spent 8 days there checking out the sites we had only read about and seen on film but the most informative time we spent there were the two days... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I had a 2 day tour with Elwood. I am a history enthusiast and try to visit historical sites and take tours wherever I travel. I have read several books on D-day and was not sure there was anything new to learn. I was wrong! Elwood is a gifted teacher and historian and I am considering taking the tour again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The main reason for our visit to France was to visit the D-Day Battle sites where my father-in-law fought. We chose D-Day Battle Tours and we were not disappointed. Monica was teriffic! Very knowledgeable about all aspects of WW2 in the European Theater and especially the D-Day Invasion and the role the Americans played in Normandy. Her presentation was comprehensive,... More 

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Sonoma, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We had expected a tour guided by someone with enthusiasm and a love of the history that this dramatic site and events demand. Instead we got someone who appeared to be very tired and either bored or distracted. We were very disappointed, because we had heard that the enthusiastic and well informed guides were key to a great tour. We... More 

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ddaybattletours, Eigenaar at D-Day Battle Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Very sorry to hear that! Indeed this may never happen! As a tour guide we're blessed to be able to have such a wonderfull and rewardfull job. Can you send me a personal mail please at: info@ddaybattletours.com Would like to know wich guide you had and the date you toured with us. I promise you that we will dicus... More 

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