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Normandy Spearhead Tours

#20 of 62 Tours in Bayeux
Bayeux, France
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About Normandy Spearhead Tours
Half-day/full-day tour formulas (all year round): D-Day tours from Paris, D-Day tours from cruise ship (Cherbourg, Le Havre, Honfleur), D-Day tours from Caen and Bayeux; Tours to Mont Saint Michel; Personalised tours; Gastronomy tours
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Neal K wrote a review Nov 2019
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Florin was amazing! We decided the last night we wanted to make a day trip to Normandy and Florin responded immediately he was available. His knowledge was beyond anything we expected and were blown away by how well he articulated the history. Thank you Florin!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Jerry P wrote a review Oct 2019
Los Angeles, California16 contributions6 helpful votes
We took the early morning train from Paris to Bayeux and spent 2 days in the Normandy region. Florin met us at the train station and we spent the first day at Mont St. Michel. Unlike some guides who drop you off and you visit the site on your own, he walked all 900(?) steps with us, stopping along the way up and down the Mont to tell us the history of the site and what we were looking at, telling personal stories of people who lived there at the time. It was amazing. The next day was the highlight...a very moving day visiting the D Day sites. Again Florin was with us every step of the way explaining in great detail the history and sharing pictures and personal stories of the brave soldiers who fought. We got to know Florin over those two days. He is dependable, personable, smart, and passionate about sharing the history of D Day. I should also mention that Florin always promptly responded to emails during the booking and confirmation processes. We highly recommend him.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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wsr55 wrote a review Oct 2019
New Braunfels, Texas15 contributions2 helpful votes
Florin is a walking encyclopedia of information of the Normandy area. We took a full day tour of Normandy and the next day of Mont St Michelle. His tours are so informative and there wasn’t one question he could not answer. I highly recommend him
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Date of experience: October 2019
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RG. wrote a review Oct 2019
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Florin's tour of the D- day sites was very informative. It was inspiring to see how passionate he was about sharing his knowledge with us.Florin was very mindful of how much information we could "absorb'' and what would be of interest to four women. He kindly bought flowers for us to lay at my Uncle's grave in Bayeux. We very much appreciated the research and reading he had done prior to our tour regarding the events leading to my Uncle's death in May 1944. It certainly made our tour more personal. We would highly recommend Florin to anyone looking to tour this area.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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mrschiefopd wrote a review Sep 2019
missouri82 contributions80 helpful votes
Four of us booked two tours with Florin. On Day 1 he picked us up at our B & B in Bayeux and took us to explore the American sites around Normandy. His vehicle was immaculate and his driving put us at ease. We appreciated the stories that were intertwined with the historical facts of each place visited. His timing was very good too, since we never encountered huge crowds from the large bus tours. We enjoyed talking with him about his family, his life, and interests at lunch. After 9 1/2 hours, Florin returned us to the B & B. He suggested a restaurant for dinner, which we enjoyed, even though the owner was a little quirky. On Day 2, Florin picked us up at the B & B and took us to Mont St. Michel. We also stored our luggage in his van for the day. The scenery was beautiful on our journey. It was a very busy day at Mont St. Michel. However, Florin knew several passageways to avoid the crowds. Again Florin incorporated stories within the history of the abbey. At the end of the day, Florin dropped us off at the rail station in Caen at the perfect time for our journey back to Paris. (My husband enjoyed conversing with Florin about soccer on the trip to the rail station.) I had communicated with Florin by email numerous times trying to coordinate the tours with traveling from Paris by train. Each time he replied within a day or two and offered suggestions on how we could get both tours to coordinate with the train schedule to/from Paris. I reconfirmed everything with him a week before we left for Europe. Florin had everything exactly as I had hoped, even though the itinerary changed from the initial contact. All four of us agreed that this was the highlight of our three week vacation to Europe. We enjoyed everything we did while in Europe. But Florin's tours came out on top. It was definitely worth having a private tour with a guide who spoke excellent English. No need to wear an earpiece to hear what the guide was saying. We were also flexible with where we wanted to visit. Florin's time management was very good and we never felt rushed. We saw everything we had hoped to see and more. There were many people trying to tour the same sites on their own. What a shame, they missed out on the history and significant facts about the location. We will definitely recommend Florin to anyone we know that is going to Normandy or Mont St. Michel. Don't hesitate to book with him. You won't be disappointed. We hope to return the favor to him when he and his family come to the United States.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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