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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 showed us many D-Day site we would have never found on our own

We just got back from a wonderful two day tour of the D-Day battle sites. We saw the famous beaches and sites, but we also learned a lot more from the secondary sites we visited... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We just got back from a wonderful two day tour of the D-Day battle sites. We saw the famous beaches and sites, but we also learned a lot more from the secondary sites we visited. Our guide, Monica Baan, has a unique expertise on many, out-of-the-way sites that allowed us an intimate look at Normandy from unusual perspectives. Monica customized... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Rene was our tour guide and was excellent. He is knowledgeable, friendly, welcomes questions and is fluent in English (he's actually Dutch). He provides very interesting insights and observations into the people and places that comprise D-Day. Our one day tour began and ended in St. Mere-Eglise, beginning with the Airborne Museum, church and then hitting the road in a... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Rene surpassed all my expectations for the DDay Tour. Their website is crystal clear of what to expect and how to pay. Wonderfully, our group had no "problem people" and we all got along splendidly. As Rene pointed out the history of the infamous battle, you cannot help but see and feel his passion. The weather on the day of... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I recently retired and took my 27 year old daughter on a two week father-daughter tour of Europe. I am a big WWII history buff. My grandfather landed on Utah beach. Anyway our tour guide was Rene. He was very knowledgeable, but be prepared as far as food goes. Eat a big breakfast and lunch. He will NOT ALLOW any... More 

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

Hi Frank, Thanks for your comment. Glad to see that your rating has nothing to do with the tour itinerary and my knowledge and is all about eating in our vans and not accepting credit cards. Indeed we do not allow eating in our vans. We learned the hard way! Can you imagine every day 6 to 8 people eating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I am not a history buff at all, but this tour was amazing! Monica was very knowledgeable and I learned a great deal. I am still talking about the tour to my friends.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My family of 4 took a all day private tour with Ellwood and it was fantastic. He is a very interesting man. He is very knowledgable of the war and d day and he has even met some of the veterans. It was great to listen to him as he told us stories of the war. You can tell he... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were picked up at the Train Station in Carentan, Normandy around 9:30 AM. Our guide drove us to Sainte-Mere-Eglise where we joined the other 6 people on our tour. We then visited the Paratrooper Museum, Utah Beach, Pointe Du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the US Cemetary. All of this was with our Guide in his van. It was a... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Monica is very knowledgeable and altered to the tour to accommodate both American and British in our group so that we could visit both beaches. We had a great time.

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Samos, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Rene did a wonderful job of making an entire day interesting! I did not think I would like hearing about war all day long but he had great insight into equipment, strategy, fate and the personalities involved. Senior citizens and college students alike were entranced. We covered all of the important spots and learned things about village life as he... More 

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Aledo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We signed up for a two day private tour of Normandy. Elwood was our guide and he is extremely knowledgeable of the history and he had so many personal stories to share with veterans he has interviewed. I give my highest recommendation for D-Day Battle Tours and Elwood

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