Rip WoodinUnited States
Svetlana is passionate about the history of her adopted region of Normandy, and not just the WW II D-Day landings. She tailored our tour to show where my wife's father led his parachute company into battle behind Utah Beach. Besides her extensive knowledge, she is an engaging and charming young woman.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jane and Rip!! My sincere thanks to both of you for your interest/ all your questions and extreme kindness! Thank you for sharing your stories with me and thank you for your interest in my personality! It wasn’t just a simple DD tour, I was a great day with great people like you!!! Thank you!!!
Jane C.United States
Sveta has a terrific command of WWII history and is very able to present both the overall issues and forces involved in the war as well as the complex details of D Day and the ensuing battles. She has a wonderfully accommodating and flexible personality and is sensitive to her guests as well. We enjoyed a full day, two person tour of D Day highlights and it was very enjoyable, meaningful, and informative . Despite the less than perfect weather, Sveta made the tour perfect. I highly recommend her!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Jane and Will! It was a delight and a fantastic day with you both! I knew it from the beginning that the day would be awesome, but in reality it was even better! You are a lovely lovely family! Will having that passion for my culture and my language ( I can not even describe my respect to your son who has chosen such a complicated language to learn! and he actually nailed it!) I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your interest and your passion, I thank your kindness and wish the very best!
John MollerUnited States
Svetlanna was awesome-very knowledgable and friendly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John and Korkie ( I hope I do pronounce it more or less correctly!) Thank you so much guys!! You were great! I enjoyed very very much sharing that day and my knowledge with you!! All my best, Sveta
Mark ConboyMission Viejo, CA, United States
We asked Sveta to fill in the holes left after taking a larger tour. She worked with us and came up with some amazing additions to our Normandy experience. She put a lot of thought into customizing our tour, and did a fantastic job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, Leo and Byron! Thank you guys for your positive energy and your gentle attitude concerning my job! It was a great day thanks to you ( you are extremely knowledgeable and fun , so it was my pleasure meeting you!) Very kindly and good luck for your next trips!!
Lisa HeinemeierUnited States
Wonderful tour by Svetlana. Her knowledge, enthusiasm and flexibility were key to our continued learning about the history of the D-Day landing beaches and surrounding areas. She also tailored the stops and the pace to ensure my husband could see and experience as much as possible despite some mobility limitations. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone, no matter how well versed they are in WWII history, as Svetlana has a tremendous background and captivated us with her storytelling talents.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa and Stuart, Thank you so so much for all your kind offs and your gentleness!! I am so glad to hear that you both enjoyed spending your time in this beautiful region with me! It’s the best reward knowing that you as my travelers had fun and enjoyed it so much ! Next time you are having a Normandy caramel you will probably remember your trip and me your tour guide �� all my sincerest best wishes for you and you families!!!
Dennis LutzUnited States
Very knowledgeable. An enjoyable tour.
Eli SolomonUnited States
Svetlana made sure we saw all the highlights of the region we requested at a relaxed and enjoyable pace. Her knowledge of the war, battles, and a great place to eat lunch were superior! I highly recommend her for your tour. Thank you Svetlana!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Teri and Eli!! All my sincerest thanks from the bottom of my heart for your commentary on my job!!! Meeting such great people like you and having all the conversations we had- Made my whole week as well!!! Thank you!!!
Jeffery JacksonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeffery!!! You are have a wonderful exceptional personality!!! Thank you! It was a pleasure meeting you!!!
Leslie PoulosUnited States
Svetlana V. was amazing. So kind, full of knowledge, easy going, efficient. She did a 3 hour tour of WWII American site in Normandy in 3 hours which normally can take several days. I hightly recommend her and definately recommend going to Normandy France.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie, As I said it’s so inspiring to meet people like you who are traveling for so long to come here just for few hours ( as you didn’t have more time) and pay the respects!! I’m so grateful and thankful for your kind commentary! Merci! If you ever come come I’ll be happy to meet you again and spend more time showing Normandy!!
Darrin McGuireUnited States
Svetlana our together a wonderful tour for us. She was very welcoming and friendly, and her knowledge of history, and the events surrounding the D-Day invasion was superb. We also really appreciated the fact that she presented us with the thoughts and approaches of the other side, which we often dismiss when reading the history. We highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Melanie and Darrin! I was so happy to meet you! You’re so so kind and gentle, so interesting to have the discussions with!! I’d like to thank you as well for this day, your questions and your kindness! I think you can imagine that having people who are so welcoming like you and friendly, asking many different things is making my job so enjoyable and fun! All my best wishes for your French vacations and have a nice and safe trip back home!
Seth EllisUnited States
Svetlana did an excellent job on our tour of the Normandy Beaches. We enjoyed her company as well. She is very professional and friendly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys so much!!! It was my pleasure to meet you and work with you! We did everything just perfectly on time before that crazy rain started!)) Wish you all the best, Kindly, Sveta
David WoodyUnited States
Svetlana was very knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful. She enabled us to see exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello David! Thank you so so much to you and Amanda! For just being so wonderful, kind and nice! Thank you for your compliments on my job!! It means so much to me! I’ve also learnt such a great staff today thanks to you! It was a pleasure to meet you))) hope your holidays here in France will be just awesome!!!
Michael DoetschUnited States
We made the right choice for our tour guide through Normandy when we chose Svetlana. She made the entire experience so much better. We visited all of the sites we wanted to and more and she enhanced the experience by leaps and bounds. Her knowledge of the area is deep and she has a very pleasant way about her when providing little details the are crucial to really understanding what happened there. Choose Svetlana as your guide, you will be glad you did.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, Kenny and Mike! I can’t stop saying that I’m so so happy and grateful to have travelers like you! Thank you so much for this review and for taking your time to make it! You are wonderful people with great/ rich personalities! Thank you! Sincerely, Sveta
Chad HowardUnited States
Svetlana was a great tour guide. Her knowledge of the Normandy battles as well as other military history was impressive to say the least. She was friendly, kind and very courteous customizing a tour for us during our partial day tour of the area. I would recommend her to anyone and I would hire her again for future tours. We had a group of 9 and everyone felt she was the best tour guide of all our tours during our 10 day visit to France and Spain. Thanks Sveta! You made our day the best it could be.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chad, I couldn’t imagine spending that rainy/ cold/ windy day any better than with your family and your friend’s family! You’re amazing people/ travelers! It’s a pleasure to meet people like you- open- minded, interesting and interested! Courageous !! as you arrived from Rouen just to spend several hours discovering the DD sites with me! Your kids are wonderful and brave( standing under the rain and listening to all my stories- great job!) :) I hope the rest of your trip was sunny and warmer!
James M Thayer IIIUnited States
Svetlana was great. She me us in Bayeux and we drove in our rental car. She was knowledgeable and entertaining. Not only about the D-day places we visited but also local customs and driving practices. She timed our visits perfectly so that we ended our tour at the American Cemetery just in time for the flag lowering ceremony.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello James! Thank you so so much for your feedback! You’re such wonderful travelers, kind/ patient and interested! I’m really happy that you’ve enjoyed the tour! My best regards, Svetlana