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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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Educational, interesting, and well-organized

We did a one-day group tour with René van Oirschot, and it was excellent. René is extremely knowledgeable and an engaging presenter. He conveyed a lot of information without it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Menlo Park, California
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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We booked a private tour for four. A private tour is the way to go. You get personal service, tour, guide, and can take more or less time at sites without sticking with a large group. saw Ste. Mere Eglise church and museum, Utah & Omaha Beaches, historical sites. This was a great tour. I'm not at all a history... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We did a one-day group tour with René van Oirschot, and it was excellent. René is extremely knowledgeable and an engaging presenter. He conveyed a lot of information without it ever seeming like a dull lecture. He kept our 10-year-old son interested throughout the day, and he was patient with our 5-year-old son. The pace of the tour was just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I did the D-Day Battle Tours as a day trip from Paris. I took the 7 am train from Paris St. Lazare to Carentan, arriving @ 9:30am. Rene met me at the train station and we went to St. Mere Eglise to meet the rest of the group. The tour began at the Airborne Museum in St. Mere Eglise. Rene... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We only had one day to spend in Normandy and had trouble finding a tour in Novemeber, but in the end, we really lucked out. I can't imagine we could have found a better tour at any other time of the year. Rene was our Tour Guide and throughout the day, he impressed us with his insight and knowledge of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Although this tour was pricey, it was simply excellent, and worth every euro. Rene was a very well-informed guide who enriched the tour of the beaches, museums, cemeteries and other points of interest on a D Day tour, with additional stops that one wouldn't know of were it not for his expertise. We had limited time so having a guide... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The airborne museum in Ste. Mere Eglise is the perfect starting point. Rene was well-informed and brought the events of d-day to life. Stops at Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and both the American and German cemeteries were moving. Other intervening stops were even more moving. Lunch at the Roosevelt Cafe was also memorable. The tour was well... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Went in October NO crowds, wet and windy weather. VERY knowledgeable guide, his stories and interviews bring a personal touch to the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and I had the pleasure of Ellwood's two day tour of the Normandy battlefields in September 2014. My wife who only read the book "The Longest Day" by Cornelius Ryan was completely enthralled with the entire tour. Ellwood's knowledge and passion for the D-Day events was a delight for myself who even knows a bit about the Normandy... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My husband and I joined Ellwood on his D Day Battle Tour. He had been recommended by several of our friends in the past few years and after being "led" by Ellwood we understood why. He was very knowledgeable and brought events to life. Our tour included someone who wanted to visit the gravesite of his great uncle (a man... More 

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Lecanto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

In October 2014, our family embarked on the adventure of a lifetime with Ellwood Von Seibold, the owner of D-Day Battle Tours. My husband and I, our two sons, and our son’s wife were thrilled with the day we spent with Ellwood. He has a passionate, life-long (beginning when he was 8 years old when he made his first pilgrimage... More 

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