James McMahillUnited States
This was our third tour with Richard and was as usual excellent in every aspect. Richard brings an excitement to the history and his ability to present detail which expands the narrative. We highly recommend Richard and look forward to our next outing with him.
Gail ChazanovitzUnited States
First off 5 STAR rating by me and my 5 other traveling Partners. On time arrival. Incredibly knowledgeable about the DETAIL of the agenda we covered. Was clear, precise and knew all the answers. We walked through the rain and the sun and were in great hands. A must do tour with a must have Local guide. Thanks Richard. David C
Marlene DoonerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Guiding in December is always different as we were nearly alone. We had some good weather and the day was very nice. It was a pleasure to have guided you.
Celeste BenoitExeter, United States
Our D-day beaches tour with Richard Henning was fantastic. The tour was well paced and very informative. Richard pointed so many interesting facts along the way and answered all our questions. I would not hesitate to recommend him for a tour.
Catherine BaldwinUnited States
Jim RubinUnited States
It was clear that D-Day beaches are Richard's passion! He picked our family of 6 up at our VRBO and we were off! We communicated with him in advance so he had an idea on what we wanted to see. We fined tuned that when he arrived. My husband is quite a history buff so Richard's knowledge was quite impressive. The American Cemetery was very moving. Our kids liked climbing around the German bunkers. He helped us order lunch and even helped us pick up our rental car as we do not speak French. Great tour!
Michael GilletteUnited States
Richard was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the D-Day landings and the details regarding the taking of France by Allied Forces. He also had a wealth of knowledge of Normandy's history dating back to Roman times. A most refreshing aspect of our tour: On the rare occasion when Richard was asked a question and did not know the answer or was not sure of the answer, he would say so. Many guides will provide their best guess as a fact. Not Richard! He was honest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm a historian but I don't know everything about Normandy. So having questions is a challenge and it tells me to read even more about Normand history. Thanks Micheal for being so much interested in history. I had a challenging and interesting day guiding you all.
Robert CharlotteUnited States
Richard was excellent! He is extremely knowledgable and did a wonderful job of engaging the kids.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to guide you and your kids, as you all where interested in the history of this important event.
Larry KingsleyUnited States
Richard was very informative and meant us at the train station on time and got us back to the train station to catch the last train on time. Our group very much enjoyed his tour and it will be part of memories forever.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It very easy to gave a great tour with such enthusiastic visitors as you. I had a great time guiding you on the beaches.
Iwona TrybusUnited States
Richard took our group, which included 2 teenagers, and was able to keep us informed and entertained through the day- we saw the major sites, enjoyed the local food and had a great day learning about WW2. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure to guide Iwona's group. Not only where they interested in WW II history, but they also enjoyed discovering the local food. All members of the group, including the teenagers where actually really listing to my explantations which is very encouraging for a guide.
Pearl TickellUnited Kingdom
Richard is a first class tour guide and made our day very special. He had an enormous knowledge of the D.Day beaches but also had the very personal stories that he had gathered over the years of meeting veterans. Richard is also a very good judge of people and was therefore able to customise the tour seamlessly. Our day was not rushed but went by very quickly and was thoroughly enjoyable .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Guiding you around on the D-day beaches was a really pleasure. Thanks a lot for thé excellent rating.
Mike RabbUnited States
Richard,our guide spoke perfect English, gave us options for our tour,was knowledgable on WWII and the Normandy Region. Never rushed us and answered all our questions. Additionally he assisted us in planning other sights of interest ,routes that would give us a feel for the region and a wonderful restaurant to eat. I would recommend Richard and Tours by Locals to all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for the compliments. I also enjoyed guiding you around as you whete very interested in the WWII history. It's always a pleasure to guide interested viditors on the D-day beaches.
Susan CasamassimaUnited States
We don't see how anyone could not rate Richard with 5 stars. His depth of knowledge and enthusiasm were beyond words. He knew all the ins and outs so we didn't wait in line. All the guides at the museums knew him and the funny red hat that he wore. It was a wonderful day. Except for not having bullets shot at us, we thought we were there in WW 2.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan,thanks for the compliments.You where such an enthusiastic group, that guiding you around the D-Day beaches was a real pleasure. I also had a great day thanks to you and I wish you a very nice summer.
Elizabeth EvesUnited Kingdom
Richard was very informative, interesting, helpful and spoke perfect English. His knowledge was excellent and our day with him was very enjoyable (not sure enjoyable is the correct word for the respect that should be shown) We saw everything we had hoped to see tailored for our requirements by Richard. Thanks again we would highly recommend these tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for the recommendation. It has been a pleasure to guide you trough the D-Day beaches and I enjoyed showing it. I'm glad that you have good memories of that day and I wish you a lot of other interesting tours.
Peter MoseleyUnited States
Richard did a great job. We learned a great deal and were able to see much more than we had expected. Very accommodating. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for the great rating. It was a pleasure to guide you on the D-Day beaches and I enjoyed myself guiding you, as you showed so must interest in the D-Day history.
David EvansUnited Kingdom
Richard was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. We greatly enjoyed the tour and learned a lot from it. He was always happy to answer questions.Thank you very much
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello David, thanks a lot, it's easy to organize a good day when the visitors is as much interested in the local history as yourself.
Kathi ColemanUnited States
Richard was a wonderful guide of the Normandy beaches and other sights. He crafted his tour specifically for us and took us to the places we wanted to see. He is very knowledgeable about WWI and WWII, which made for some interesting discussions during our rides in the car. We covered a lot of ground in a single day and were able to see so many sights with Richard that I am sure we would have missed on our own. We highly recommend Richard and taking the trip to Normandy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Kathi for the compliments. I always enjoy myself the tour, when my guest so interested in history are as you and your family. It was a great day also for me.
Carol PorterUnited States
We were so fortunate to book Richard for our D-day beaches tour. He has such great knowledge of the history during this period in our history, in addition to the history of Bayeux and the whole of Normandy. It was a day we shall never forget, and we thank him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carol, it was easy to make the day unforgettable for you, as you where such charming guests. I really enjoyed guiding you around.
Mark DixonUnited States
Richard was outstanding. Historically very knowledgeable and informed, good communicator. Took us to all the sites we wanted to see for the time allotted. We realized that we got a snippet of the D Day area, especially the American cemetery that was being. Enjoyed lunch with Richard and the opportunity to know him as a person. Highly recommend him and would call upon him again if we make it back.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mark, thanks a lot for the nice review. I always enjoy guiding guests which are as interested in history as you and your friend are. I enjoyed guiding you and wish you a lot of other interesting tours around the world.