Michelle BartlowFort Worth, TX, United States
Igor is extremely professional and very knowledgeable regarding WWII history. He arranged a customized tour to the places where my ancestor was during WWII. This tour was so meaningful because Igor took the time out of his busy schedule to research the specific areas where my ancestor was during WWII in order to take me there on his tour. I will never forget this incredible experience. Words cannot express enough my gratitude for the time and effort it took Igor to orchestrate this customized tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Bartlow, It was also a very special moment for me to be with you on your uncle's grave. A moment I have prepared since a very long time. I wish you a wonderful winter and Christmas time. All the best.
Jim PlouUnited States
Extremely knowledgable about d-day. Very good English. Good personality. Be prepared to walk. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this very kind review Mr Plou. It was a pleasure to be your guide on these two days. Have a wonderful winter and very warm Christmas time. All the best.
Joseph SelvidioUnited States
Igor is a fantastic guide! I brought a small group of family and friends to Normandy to visit the WWII beaches. Igor was our guide and did a terrific job. He's knowledgeable, friendly, responsive and organized. He arranged our transport from Paris and back. He made helpful food and lodging recommendations. He incorporated documentaries, movies and music into our tour. The trip wouldn't have been the same without his expertise!
Igor was very knowledgeable, he gave us so much information every place we visited. Anything we asked he answered, what a memory. We also enjoyed lunch at one of the beaches. We would highly recommend him, he is an excellent guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Gale, I wish you a very nice and white winter. ;o)
Diane CalderUnited States
Igor was fabulous.....exceeded all our expectations. He is knowledgeable, passionate and very personable. We can't imagine anyone better to share the D Day tour with us. We feel very fortunate to have had such a memorable experience because of him. Thank you again Igor! We like to travel and have an upcoming Christmas to Florence and will definitely use Tours by Locals.
Douglas HelminkUnited States
Jack M.United States
Our tour with Igor could not have been better. We started at Utah Beach and then saw the location where Lieutenant Richard Winters and his men destroyed the German guns that were aimed at the beach. Igor's knowledge was extraordinary, down to the names of many American GIs who died on D-Day. While driving he showed videos on his tablet of actual films of D-Day to footage from Saving Private Ryan and the Longest Day to bring the locations to life. We left our hotel at 8:30 and were back at 6. A great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Ms Cowan for this very nice review. Have a great summer.
Ronald LeafUnited States
Igor was well prepared and quite knowledgeable in the details of the invasion. He shared many details of stories about individual soldiers, which brings the battlefield and the cemetery to a personal level. He also showed us some memorials and battle locations away from the beaches that added to our understanding of the events.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Leaf for this very nice review. Have a great summer.
Katrina ChiangUnited States
Our family really enjoyed the private tour hosted by Igor. He presented the D-Day history via video, valuable pictures and documentations that really inspired us. He also arranged great lunch and dinner for us which ends a perfect day at Bayeux.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Chiang, It was a real pleasure to have you today on that tour. I wish a fantastic time in Paris and then Amsterdam.
Dickinson FowlerUnited States
Igor is an amazing tour guide!! It was the 75th Anniversary of D-Day - all the roads were closed and we were afraid we would not get to see anything. Igor was undeterred and made sure we got to Omaha Beach, Lounges Sur Mer and the cliffs. He was a veritable goldmine of information and history. He truly made the day come alive. I highly recommend him.
Roberta HenshawUnited States
Susan B.United States
Igor R is an excellent guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and we learn in-depth about the region as we tour. He is also accommodating and friendly. Quite the professional. I highly recommend him. You won’t be disappointed
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Ballati, It was a true pleasure to be you guide this week. I wish a great cruise in the Netherlands, and enjoy the cheese and Calvados !
Winston Amigo ChanPhilippines
Igor is a very mindful and attentive private guide on top of being knowledgeable,he met us at Paris CDG airprort and drove us to Bayeux,did a tour of D Day and Mont St.Michel,both are very enlightening as wel as exciting and very enjoyable,knows everything about where the good restaurants,foods,especially cheese as we were in the Normandy region which is famous for camembert cheese,he knows what wine is best for a meal,i would recommend him anytime.
Ashley FlinnUnited States
Igor was the best! We had such a great day with him. Igor is incredibly knowledgeable about the area and really helps tie everything together with stories and photos. Our day was made so much better by traveling with Igor, I can't recommend him enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Flinn, It was also a great day for me. I saw your pics from Versailles, and yes, Normandy is definitely more quiet. I wish you a very happy and warm Christmas with Eric " the Viking" . Best regards.
JAmes OrrUnited States
Igor was wonderful for our day tour of Normandy ! His attention to all the history details, made all the difference in our day. Delightful!! He was So very helpful getting my husband around with all the Wheelchair stuff. Positive, energetic, and Just the best!! Would highly recommend him for the tour, as his understanding and sharing of the details of Normandy were excellent!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Orr, It was also a real pleasure to be your guide that day. I wish you a great time for the next days and a very special Christmas.
Josh BernsteinUnited States
We just completed a full day tour of the Normandy beaches with Igor. It was fantastic! Igor is like a walking encyclopedia. His historic knowledge is truly impressive. He was able to make history come alive and keep our children captivated throughout the entire day. He managed to do this despite a cold and rainy day on the beaches. His flexibility and creativity are what you want in a guide. We would highly recommend Igor for future tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Bernstein, , It was also a real pleasure to be your guide that day. I wish you a great time for the next days and a very special Christmas.
Can't thank Igor enough for the work he did to organize a highly personalized tour. His interest and knowledge of history and the environs of Caen made for a full day tour worth every penny we paid, and more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Statton, I was a true pleasure to prepare for this this unique tour with you and your husband. Best regards.
Katie GrubbsUnited States
Igor was wonderful! He is incredibly knowledgeable about the sites and occurrences of D-Day. We learned so much and had such a wonderful day on his tour. He accommodated our preferences and was truly a pleasure to be around. Our day with him was our favorite part of our trip; truly a once in a lifetime experience. I highly recommend a tour with Igor; you will not be disappointed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Grubbs for this very kind review. It was a real pleasure for me too. Have a great fall. Best regards.
Vincent FabrizziUnited States
I'm so glad we chose Igor as our Normandy guide. He was prompt, pleasant and incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the Allied landings and all of the sites. Besides being a great guy with a good sense of humor, he made our tour fun and not just a history lesson. He was totally flexible and was happy to make changes to his itinerary based on our interest. To make the tour even more entertaining, he played videos of the historical sites while traveling to them. Igor's tour was awesome.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Fabrizzi for this very kind comment. I wish you too and your family wonderful end of summer. Best regards.
Excelente TOUR realizado por IGOR por la zona del desembarco de Normandía. Gran conocimiento de la materia, nos dió mucha y buena información. Totalmente recomendable. Muy buen nivel de español. Javier
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas graciad Sr Iniesta po du comentario. Fue un verdadero placer ser su guia
Kelly BlankenhagenUnited States
Igor was on time, flexible, informative, and patient with my crazy kids. He had great materials and resources and definitely knew a lot of good info. His suggestions were on point. I would definitely recommend his tour to others. The vehicle provided was large and comfy, even had water and M&Ms. Lunch was delicious and all of our locations were good. I liked that he was a local and knew so much about the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank your very much Ms Blankenhagen, It was a real pleasure to have you yesterday on this tour. I wish you a very pleasant stay in Bayeux. Best regards.
Julie BerryUnited States
Igor was the best. He sent me great suggestions about getting to Normandy Area and where to stay before the trip. Because we arrived in Bayeux the night before he picked us up early and we had a full day to do the tour including the Sainte Mere Eglise and the Overlord Museum. Every question we asked he knew the answer and we were amazed about all the details he keeps in his head. His vehicle is very comfy for the drive and he had water and treats. He also told lots of stories of real soldiers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ok, I will do my best to find a soldier from Utah at the Normandy American Cemetery. It was a real pleasure to have you. Have a great time in England.
Laura G.United States
My 18 year old son and I booked a private tour of the D-day beaches. Igor picked us up at the Bayeux train station. We left our hotel in Paris so early, we did not have time for breakfast. Igor immediately showed us to a café where we had a quick bite to eat and discussed the plans for the day. The day was fantastic! Igor is extremely knowledgeable about the area and truly has a passion for telling the stories of the men that fought in WWII. Igor is the way to see Normandy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms G. This review is really touching my heart That's the reason why I do tours in Normandy. To share my passion for history and because my focus is on having people spend a great time here. Best regards.
Rose C.United States
Our group of 7 thoroughly enjoyed our Normandy tour with Igor. He is very knowledgeable and provided a wealth of information about the sites we visited with professionalism and humor, keeping our entire group - including two US Marine Corps veterans - engaged. The van was comfortable, and despite a few dawdlers, Igor kept us on schedule. Both restaurants we ate at were wonderful as well. We had a great day with Igor, and I highly recommend booking your Normandy tour with him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms C., for this very nice comment. Best regards.
Paul WalkUnited States
It is hard to put into words how Spectacular Igor was as a guide. Complete command of the subject with more than enough time and patience to answer our numerous questions. Also a delight to Dine with as we had a great Lunch near Utah Beach. He had pity on my totally incompetent attempt to eat Mussels properly and taught me how to use one of the Mussels as a Utensil. Had great Videos in the car to educate us before we hit the destination we were approaching next. Very emotional Tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Walk, It was a true pleasure to be your guide that day. Best regards.
Allison LongUnited States
Igor was a great tour guide- highly recommend! Touring D-Day Beaches was my husband's dream trip. He was extremely knowledgeable about all of the places we saw in Normandy. He tailored our tour to allow more time for my husband to take pictures and places we wanted to spend more time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Long for such a nice review. I just used the coffee you gave me last time, and it is really delicious. I really hope I will make it one day to visit Alaska and if I ever come lise to Fairbanks I will give you a call. Best regards.
Jeffrey PackerPhoenix, ARIZONA, United States
A real D-day expert complete with multimedia instruction, knowlege of the region and personal contacts with folks who bring the history and culture of the region to light. An absolute 5 star experience.
David SneedDurham, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Book this guy now to give you the D-Day tour. He is fantastic, knowledgeable, very personable, has a great sense of humor and speaks perfect English. Took us to a great restaurant for lunch. My wife and I have traveled extensively through Europe the last 8 years and we take lots of private tours. Igor is simply the best. He helped me find my distant cousin at the American cemetary. He told us all about the Utah and Omaha prior to our visit through videos in his van on the way to the beaches.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Sneed. It is always a great to start the day to read such a nice comment. It boost me for the whole day, and makes me want to be always better. Have a great time. Best regards.
Lawrence WzorekPalm City, FL, United States
Igor Rosen was a terrific guide for our Normandy tour, and in particular, the Normandy American Cemetery, where we visited my wife's uncle's grave and received special attention from the Cemetery staff. Igor is extremely knowledgeable about the Normandy area, the beaches where the battles occurred and events surrounding D-Day. He was well prepared with information about our relatives who fought and died in France, including pictures and diagrams which made the tour all the more meaningful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Wzorek. This day meant very much for me as Frank and his plane crashed in my village in Sept 1943. I will try to get as much information as possible about this crash. Have a great day. Best regards
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Stoerig for this very nice review. It was a real pleasure to show you Vimy and the Homeplace of my grandfather. Have a lovely stay in Paris, and enjoy sunday there.
Derek FaySouth Africa
Thoroughly knowledgeable and personable, Igor gave us much insight into our areas of interest. Not an easy task, as both my brother and I are historians at heart and with a better than average knowledge of the Normandy landings in the context of the European theatre. We have no hesitation in recommending him as an individual who is competent and who has a thorough command of English. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Fay. It was a real pleasure to show you and your brother Normandy.
Carrie H.United States
This was an amazing and very informative day. Igor had day planned perfectly for us. He was very knowledgeable and patient (as we asked lots of questions during the tour).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Horst It was a real.pleasure to show you Normandy Have a great day Best regards
Andrew ReesUnited States
Igor was a pleasure to travel with he was very knowledgeable about the D Day invasion and sites. He was very well prepared with interesting stories and pictures that really brought the experience to life. He was also able to adjust and tailor the day to the member of party. I would highly recommend Igor
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Rees. It was a real pleasure to have you and your lovely family on one of my tours. Best regards.
David AriziniUnited States
We had a spectacular day Touring the D-day beaches with Igor. He was extremely knowledgeable and able to share many details of the invasion with us. He was especially good at fielding the many questions from my 3 children. It was very memorable day for me and my family and I highly recommend Igor as a tour guide!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Arrizini for this very nice comment. I had a wonderful day showing you these places I love, and I will show more often Giverny now. Have a great summer.
Michael DonatFolsom, CA, United States
Igor was absolutely wonderful. He met us right on time at Caen's train station with coffee and treats. We had a packed itinerary but he kept us right on schedule and even included a couple of additional sites. He was excellent with my talkative 11 yr old and my grumpy teenage daughter. He kept them engaged and interested. His passionate enthusiasm for the Normandy region and specifically the history of D-day is infectious. Definitely would love to tour with Igor again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Donat. It was a real pleasure to be your guide . Have a great summer !!
Dale IsleyUnited States
Our day with Igor touring the D-Day beaches in Normandy was superb and exceeded our expectations. He is extremely knowledgeable, courteous and very responsive to individual requests to see particular sites or learn more about particular topics. We were never rushed and his presentation was never "canned." His English is excellent and his choice of restaurant for lunch was great. We especially enjoyed an unscheduled stop for a taste of Calvados. We are Igor fans!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for this very appreciate comment. Have a wonderful summer and cruise on the Rhine.
Traci DoyleUnited States
Igor was the perfect guide for a visit to the Normandy beaches. Extremely knowledgable, friendly, and enthusiastic. He made the tour memorable and interesting for both adults and kids. He was also able to tailor the content to meet specific interests, adapting the tour as we went. If I were to go back I would use him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Doyle. It was a real pleasure to show you Normandy. I wish you a wonderful Easter with your lovely family. Best regards.
Ernie H.Georgetown, TX, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms & Mr Hart, It was a pleasure showing you Normandy. Best regards.
Joan ByrneUnited Kingdom
it may be a good idea if somewhere on your form there is an option to put your nationality as we were assumed to be americans but were British
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, I totally agree with that. For next time you can just ask me or another Tours By Locals some more information, and ask me for a customized and British tour I could have prepared. Best regards. Igor
Mark ThatcherUnited States
We very much enjoyed our tour with Igor and thought he was excellent. It was a very memorable experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment Mark.
Irina EhrlichUnited States
Igor was amazing: very knowledgeable, accommodating. We highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn more about Normandy. My husband is very well read and loves history and this tour was a present to him from me and I know that he found it to be great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Ehrlich. It was a real pleasure to show you Normandy. Have a great day. Igor