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“Excellent Tour of Invasion Sites” 4 of 5 stars
Review of D-Day Beaches (Plages du Debarquement de la Bataille de Normandie)

D-Day Beaches (Plages du Debarquement de la Bataille de Normandie)
Comite Regional de Tourisme de Normandie | 14 Rue Charles Corbeau, Evreux, 27000, France
+33 2 32 33 79 00
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“Excellent Tour of Invasion Sites”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2009

During the last week of April 2009, we had only two days to take in the principle beachheads and other sites of the momentous D-Day Invasion. We chose two half-day tours with Normandy Sightseeing Tours that included Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, as well as Gold Beach, Longues-sur-Mer gun battery and Arromanches. Our guides on both days (Olivier and Bertrand) were not only knowledgeable local guides, but personable, gracious and extremely respectful of the sensitive subject matter. We were a party of three visitors who enjoyed what we would describe as semi-private tours. Based on our experience, we would not hesitate to take other tours that they offer, or recommend NST to others.

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“Well worth the money!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2009

We arranged for a tour of the D-day beaches through Fat Tire Bike Tours. They provided the train tickets and directions to Normandy. The train ride to Normandy was lovely. We brought a lunch for the train ride, there is no stop for lunch during the 6 hour tour. We arrived at the train station in Normandy and walked to the pick up site for the tour, the directions were clear and we found it without difficulty (go towards the hospital, there are many signs). With only 8 of us on the tour we were able to ask many questions and have a wonderful experience. My husband is a history buff but I am not, by the end of the day I'd experienced a great living history lesson. Our guide was wonderful, she was very informative and had a lot of supplemental information including pictures, maps, and stories from veterans. We saw Point du Huc, Omaha beach, German bunkers, and the American Cemetary. I wish we could have spent more time in the town itself, apparenlty there is a large tapestry to see, and it is what you picture a little French town looking like. We only had 4 days in France, and this took up an entire day, it was well worth it.

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“Wonderful Guided Tour of D-Day Beaches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2009

If you would like to see the beaches of Normandy, I highly recommend a tour company that we found through France.com - Normandy Sightseeing Tours - Request Olivier as your guide! He was from the area, VERY knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone heading to the area.

We were heading to Paris for 5 days but wanted to spend one day touring the sites of Normandy, D-Day beaches, American Cemetery, etc. We did tons of research and had a hard time finding a guided tour within our budget but found this one through France.com and we had a wonderful experience. We took a morning traing from Paris to BAYEUX, Olivier, our tour guide met us at the train. We enjoyed a 5hr tour with him and then he dropped us off in town where we had 2 hrs to walk around the little town of Bayeux, enjoy a wonderful dinner at a local restaurant then we got back on an 8PM train back to Paris. It was a wonderful way to spend a day!

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“Overlord tours was great!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2008

We had took the Utah/Omaha full-day tour from Overlord Tours, which focused on two key groups of people who were pivotal to D-day, the soldiers landing on the beaches but ALSO the paratroopers. It was an incredibly fascinating experience - the guide took us to different parts on the beaches, a couple of museums, several historical sites and an American cemetery (the one with the white crosses).

There is no way we could have seen so much, and covered so much ground in only 8 hours if we had attempted to do a self-tour.

Worth every penny.

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“Overlord Tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2007

My husband and I went on a two-day tour with Overlord Tour in September, 2007. Our guide was an excellent passionate WWII historian. His speciality was the Canadian military; however, he had extensive knowledge of the landings leading up to the invasion, and the events following. Our tour involved two full days of sightseeing, encompassing British and Canadian beaches, British museum, American beaches and museum and the British and American cemetaries. Our guide, Phillipe, shared interesting anecdotes and stories and was thorough in his approach. We highly recommend Overlord Tours.

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