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Rene van Oirschot, Monica Baan and Ellwood Von Siebold 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...more
10 rue Eisenhower, 50480 Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
+33 2 33 01 26 12
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Monica Baan's knowledge was deep, she was flexible and creative (we were traveling with a teen ager and a 90 year old). The hours flew and by the end of the day we had a clear picture of what had transpired on both sides of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

My father is a World War II vet and I have always wanted to tour the Normandy Beach area and countryside. I finally got the chance to do so with my husband and another couple who are huge World War Two history buffs. We were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Taking 2 boys (ages 12 and 10) on an 8-hour tour could have been a disaster; however, Rene and Monica did a wonderful job ensuring the boys were engaged on their level. We had 9 people in our group, so we were divided between two...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

We took the one day D-Day tour with Monica and it exceeded our expectations. We had never visited Normandy and were happy to find such a wonderful tour guide. Monica is knowledgeable and had many wonderful stories and pictures to show us that were helpful...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

After researching various WWII tours, we signed up for a private day tour with D-Day Battle Tours and definitely made the right choice! As we were a family of five with our youngest being 6 years old, we wanted to make sure the tour was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

This was my 2nd tour with Monica, the first I did was 3 years ago in a group. This time, it was a private 2-day tour with my father on a "bucket list" trip with him to tour the major WW2 sites of Europe. He...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited the U.K. sector. It was fascinating and thorough with a lot of information. Ms Baan was an excellent guide. We (6 in number) all had an enjoyable day. The fee of 100€ per person is not cheap but did include hotel pick up...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

My son and I spent the day with Rene on a private tour after meeting up in historic Carentan. We spent the morning in Sainte Mère Église, and the afternoon at Utah, Omaha, Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery, and various sites you’d never see...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

We were six adults seeking a tour of the history behind DDay and the beaches of Normandy.We found the ideal guide in Rene van Oirschot. He truly has been a WW ll buff since early childhood and has refined his skills over the years. He...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

We did a private tour over a full day with Rene van Oirschot (4 pax). He was truly excellent. My mother in-law has difficulty getting around, so the tour was tailored to her, and Rene even allowed us into his own home to have a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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April 6, 2018|
Response from Fifinella44 | Property representative |
I'm sorry we don't do pick ups from Le Havre. Regards, Monica Baan
William W C
March 6, 2018|
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Response from RvOBayeux | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your enquiry, but before I can answer your question I need to have some more details: -Which date? -How many people is your group? -Do you want a shared group tour or a private tour? -Do you want a 1, 2 or... More
Ann P
April 30, 2016|
Response from DDay-Ellwood | Property representative |
Phone 0033 632 674 915 and speak to Ellwood
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D-Day Battle Tours - is it gruelling? (5 Replies)
I want to take the one-day D-Day Battle Tour in Normandy, but I'm afraid it will be a gruelling experience (too much walking, too little time for reflection or eating, etc.). Does anyone have experience with this tour?
February 02, 2008|
Response fromcrashbb|
I don't have experience with that tour company, but have been doing some investigations of my own for an upcoming trip. It seems that D-Day Battle Tour focuses on American Sector. It may not matter to you, but I found the following on the Juno Centre website, which lists tours that focus on the Canadian Sector (including stops on Juno Beach). [url=http://tinyurl.com/2ygmq8] CANADIAN FOCUSED TOURS[/url] (the list is near the bottom of the page). Given your login name, I thought you...More
D-Day Tours (2 Replies)
My family and I enjoyed a truly extraordinary experience with D-Day Battle Tours in the Normandy region of France. From the moment that the tour operator, Ellwood von Seibold, greeted us at his home for our "briefing" my kids (boys ages 12 and 8 and even my little girl, age 3) were hooked. For the next eight hours plus we journeyed through history with someone who has a real love for what he is doing and has immersed himself in the history. From my sons' perspective, we really never needed to...More
January 10, 2007|
Response frommark d|
Thank you. My wife, my 12 year old daughter and I are going in July 2007. How do we connect with Ellwood?
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Battlebus or D-Day Battle Tours? (8 Replies)
We are trying to decide between these two tour companies. I have read all the reviews and visited their websites. Both of them have nothing but 5 star reviews. Do I just flip a coin? Has anyone done both and can compare the two?
September 18, 2009|
Response fromcpmac|
One only puts five star reviews on one's website. I know battlebus will give you a good tour. I don't know d-day battle tours.