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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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Katy, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Elwood was the perfect combination of historian, story-teller, and geography teacher whose passion and compassion for the people of so many nations affected by the battles in Normandy shown through. The various places visited as well as the pre-tour history lesson was hugely informative. We would have liked the tour to last days instead of hours as there is simply... More

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Rene was very knowledgable about the various sights that we visited. He has a real passion for World War II and specifically the D Day time period. It was a great tour, one I will not soon forget!

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Sacramento, CA
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

For 110 Euros CASH each, I expected to really get in depth on D-Day. Instead of the expert Elwood, or even his partner Rene, we got Rene's wife for our guide. We had to pay our own admission to the museum and lunch was not included. We did get bussed around with another 4 people and a bottle of water.... More

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

We take all our reviews seriously so we want to reply on this. All our guides tell the same personal stories at the locations we're going. Off course it would not be appropriate if all guides would tell you different stories. You would have had the same information on a tour with Ellwood or Rene. What you call 'cheat sheet'... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We took the half day Jeep tour with Monica and really enjoyed it. The weather cooperated for the most part and although a little cool in early May, we managed to see quite a bit. Monica was a great guide, very knowledgeable about the liberation of Normandy and the surrounding area. I opted for the half day jeep tour because... More

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

I'm sorry you had some problems with the booking. The person who did the scheduling for your tour is no longer working for D-Day Battle Tours. Best regards, Monica More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was by far the best tour of the D-Day landing history we have taken (we have taken two others previously). Our tour guide was a lady called Monica....................her knowledge for the history D Day but more specifically the Sainte Mere Eglise area was BRILLIANT..................im well read in the history of D-Day and wanted a specific tour directed towards the... More

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Nebraska
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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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7 helpful votes 7 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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142 helpful votes 142 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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