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Colin Mcgarry Normandy Tour Guide

#36 of 62 Tours in Bayeux
Bayeux, France
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About Colin Mcgarry Normandy Tour Guide
Accredited Normandy tour guide rwith chaiffeurs licence and insurance , giving private tours of the d-day beaches and other destinations on Normandy. The d-day zone is my great passion but being an accredited guide I can take you in to the MontSaint Michel Abbey, Giverny, Rouen, Honfleur etc...
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JMD1988 wrote a review Jan 2020
Spring, Texas37 contributions3 helpful votes
We spent a relaxing, lovely, rainy day with Colin. He was very knowledgeable and had an enjoyable commentary for the entire day. With that said, he was not 'overly talkative' and let us think through the experience with reverence and awe. We went to Normandy and saw Omaha Beach and the cemetery. I requested information about General Rudder and he was aptly prepared! He took us to a wonderful lunch place, and was just a delight to spend the day with!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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saffamom wrote a review Oct 2019
Nashville, Tennessee4 contributions1 helpful vote
A truly amazing tour and guide. We spent three days making our way around Normandy. Colin has amazing stories to bring the history to life. As an American tourist I especially appreciated how much I enjoyed the tours of the British and Canadian beaches and other sites. Colin was able to inform and entertain about a part of the D Day invasion I knew little about. Being at the American Cemetery for the lowering of the flags was poignant and emotional. Colin assisted with the finding of a name at the cemetery for a family friend. I will remember this trip for the rest of my life and I hope to return to Normandy for future tours.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Scott wrote a review Jun 2019
Vienna, Virginia2 contributions2 helpful votes
Colin was my personal tour guide of the D-Day beaches for two full days in late May 2019. He is easy to work with and is an expert in the subject. He knows, in some detail, the D-Day history of every allied beach, German bunker, affected French village, as well as the personalities on both sides.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Frank M wrote a review Sep 2018
Ontario, Canada780 contributions125 helpful votes
Before travelling to Normandy, I reviewed many tour guide profiles and Colin's was very impressive. Based on Trip Advisor reviews the choice to use Colin was made and we were very happy we did. There were four of us and we had Colin for two days. He is very knowledgeable and well versed on D Day activities in all sectors. A private tour while expensive is advisable in order to gain the background information to better understand the invasion.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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christian m wrote a review Aug 2018
Brooklyn, New York723 contributions154 helpful votes
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Wow. For anyone that has watched the Longest Day, Band of Brothers or Saving Private Ryan this is for you. Colin knows all the back routes, best cafes to stop at and places to park. He'll take you to the U.S. Cemetery, Utah and Omaha beaches, small country churches still riddled with bullet holes, tank embattlements all of it. He makes it all come alive and gives you enough time to get lost in your own thoughts, fantasies or just walks on what are objectively beautiful beaches - despite their bloody histories. Colin is very flexible - picking us up at the ferry terminal, driving us to our rental car and then leaving us at our hotel at the end of the day. He has been giving tours in the area for 30+ years. He isn't some big company - this is his private business and he runs it with the care you'd expect from an owner operator. Only quibble is I wouldn't describe him as a great story teller - but he knows all the facts and a lot of very interesting anecdotes. He is a good man and you'll be happy you chose him to show you around the D-Day beaches and Normandy.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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