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Address: 14490 Planquery, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)231 51 98 14

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Excellent full day guided tour of the Normandy Beaches

Roel Klinkhamer's tour was exceptional. He is extremely knowledgeable, has wonderful stories of veterans he has met and he has a wonderful wit that makes the day both a learning... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lincoln, Nebraska
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The operator, Roel, was well informed and knew his history, but his delivery and rapport with the customers was lacking. Questions were invariably answered with: "I'll get to that" or worse "I've already covered that." The first thing he did was to take orders for a sandwich picnic lunch which offered 2 choices of sandwiches, a drink and chips if... More 

Thank Anne W
Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Roel Klinkhamer's tour was exceptional. He is extremely knowledgeable, has wonderful stories of veterans he has met and he has a wonderful wit that makes the day both a learning and pleasurable experience. We were a group of four and we booked the tour from Roel's website with no problem. He actually picked us up at our hotel. He has... More 

Thank aepstein2016
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Roel Klinkhamer's tour was the highlight of our trip to France! He had incredible stories from veterans he has hosted over the years and his passion for this important history made our tour one we will not soon forget. If you are going to Normandy, you absolutely should book a Victory Tour with Roel!

Thank Loren T
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Roel Klinkhamer was an excellent guide with accurate and easy to listen to commentary. Well researched with the added advantage of having talked with many vets over time. Highly recommended

Thank Doug G
Houston, Texas
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250 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Our experience with Mr. Roel Klinkhamer's Victory Tours was an excellent one. Booking a private tour online from the US for the four people in our group was no problem, and his website was very informative. Even though on the appointed day our train from Caen/Paris was delayed, Roel was still there waiting for us at the Bayeux train station,... More 

Thank kay-cee-1138
Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

mr. Roel Klinkhamer is probably one of the best tour guides to visit the Normandy beaches. The passion is obvious when he speaks on his intercom system in the bus about the great war effort the allies have made. Clear voice and supported with meetings Roel had with the old veterans you'll experience it all over again.

Thank Eddie K
Greensboro, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

The best way to really see the beaches of Normandy. Roel Klinkhamer and Victory Tours are the way to do it. From the time he picked the four of us up in the morning until he dropped us off after a full day's tour he provided us with a wealth of information about the D-Day landings. He is passionate about... More 

Thank lesoconee
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Roel is as good as it gets. He loves history and is very passionate about it. He will bring you to places you would never see if you were on one of the big tour buses. One of the people in my group had a grandfather who stormed the beaches, so Roel went out of his way to take her... More 

Thank wdkantro2
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

My wife, adult son, and I used Victory Tours to tour the D-Day sites. Our guide, Roel, was a wonderful resource and a font of information about the entire area and the activities regarding the invasion. He relayed several anecdotes that he had gleaned from several heroes that were involved in the battle and had later returned to France. Also,... More 

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Lignerolles, Owner at Victory Tours, responded to this review

Bonsoir Jeff, Thank you for your very kind e-mail! Little correction: It was not Utah Beach that we visited where the 'Indian Head' landed, but I took you to the OMAHA BEACH part where the 2nd I.D. landed. Have a great weekend! Best regards, Roel More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2016

We did a half-day tour as a family of 5 in mid-december. I couldn't imagine a better way to see Normany- Roel picked us up in a van and drove us to all the essential stops- Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, and more. He had extensive knowledge and kept us all engaged. Would absolutely recommend to anyone... More 

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