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Address: 2 Rue des Ecoles, 50480 Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
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Ellwood Von Siebold, acclaimed military historian, René van Oirschot...

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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They made it come alive!

This tour is well worth the money. My husband and I enjoyed a private tour with Rene. He picked us up at our hotel and showed us many DDay sites. I am a novice to WWII history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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English first
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour is well worth the money. My husband and I enjoyed a private tour with Rene. He picked us up at our hotel and showed us many DDay sites. I am a novice to WWII history and his stories really helped it come alive for me. If you are visiting Normandy, you should use D-Day Battle Tours!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Taking this tour was the centerpiece of our week in France and D-Day Battle Tours did not disappoint us. Thanks to this experience, we have left Normandy with a deeper appreciation of the sacrifice of the Allies in securing this strip of land. Our guide, Rene, took us through the geography of the landing sites as well as the through... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The tour guide Rene van Oirscho was very knowledgeable and very verse in the history of the beaches. It is best to have a tour guide in a small group such as D Day Tours, as I noticed that other tours that were being conducted had large amounts of people and I am sure it would not have been enjoyable.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

my husband and I rarely take guided tours, but felt this one would be worth it, and boy, was it! Rene was a great guide - he delivered the facts and inside stories as if it was the first time. We were with just one other couple, who were very nice and I liked hearing their questions and observations. Once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

My wife bought me a private tour with d-day battle tours sainte mere eglise (Monica) was our guide, she was so informative about every aspect. No stone unturned. Monica chauffeured us around all day taking us to the important areas and explaining the small details which you cannot find in books. The whole day was a pleasure filled with emotion... More 

Thank Lee J
Manhattan Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Two couples of us from the U.S.A. spent two days in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France. We booked the D-Day Battle Tour with Ellwood. He was the best tour guide, providing the most in depth knowledge of the events, as well as making the entire day so "alive." He is very enthusiastic and detailed in his explanation of the invasion and events leading... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I had booked a private 2 person tour with another company (Normandy Sightseeing Services) and the night before my cousin and I were to travel out to Normandy from Paris, I emailed the guide for confirmation of the tour. The guide emailed back and said she didn't have a babysitter and Monica would be doing the tour for her. I... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We had a wonderful day with Monica. She was incredibly knowledgeable, and made sure that we got a comprehensive sense of the events of D-Day. It was a beautiful day and all eight of us felt like we had a much more complete view of the men and women who crossed the channel to begin the liberation of France and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Our group of 4 had high expectations for our tour of the DDay battlefields and after spending 10 minutes with Elwod, our guide from D Day Battle Tours, we knew they would be met. A short Q & A briefing before we set out assured he could match the tour to our particular curiosities. Elwood is British so no language... More 

Thank Mike H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Monica was perfect. She is a student of DDay and left no question unanswered. A real professional. She had the unique ability to bring the story to live. The combination of knowledge and first person experiences was impressive. She has met many of the people we read and talk about. Wow!

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