Traveler Ratings for Private Tour in Caen, Normandy, France by Tour Guide Richard H.

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Caen, Normandy, France
Richard H.
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Victor Babin

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches Private Tour for Bee Fitzpatrick, Caen, Normandy, France    
Date: Aug 6/17

We had Richard for the Normandy beaches and it was outstanding. Richard is very knowledgeable and professional. We had 2 kids with us and he was very patient. It was the best tour we had in our lives. Richard was excellent. He made the trip more than worthwhile.

Bryan Green

United States
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Tour: #25328, Private tour for Bryan Green, Deauville, France    
Date: Apr 26/17

We had an amazing three days with our guide Richard. He was one of the best guides! He was kind, courteous, and Professional and extremely knowledgeable and a true gentlemen! We would highly recommend him to anybody!

Rachel Devereaux

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches Private Tour from Bayeux /Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    
Date: Oct 24/16

Richard was an amazing guide. He was very professional from the moment we stepped off the train to the moment he dropped us off in Bayeux. We were overwhelmed at the extent of his knowledge. As we visited various sites we could envision the events at Normandy as they happened by the detailed descriptions and accounts he provided at every location. There is no way we would have been able to grasp the magnitude and depth of the events at Normandy without Richard as our guide.

John Adams

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches Private Tour from Bayeux /Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    
Date: Jul 8/16

Our guide was top of the charts!! Very professional, knowledgeable and his explanation added incite to what we experienced. He pointed out key points and was very good at directing us "around" the not critical points that can be observed in the location we visited. We would & will recommend our guide to anyone visiting these sacred locations in Normandy, France.

Joseph S.

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches Private Tour from Bayeux /Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    
Date: Jun 17/16

My wife and two children, ages 15 and 13, spent a half day tour with Richard in June and had a wonderful time. Richard is very knowledgeable and passionate about D-day history. While the entire tour was great, I wanted to highlight the time we spent at the German cemetery where we reviewed a wall map and learned so much about the different invasion paths. Also, his van microphone set up was very helpful as we talked history while we traveled to the different locations. Overall we had a great tour.

Chris Allen

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches from Bayeux /Caen2016, Bayeux, Normandy, France    
Date: May 28/16

Richard was an essential part of our successful Normandy visit to understand and appreciate the events of June, 1944. He is a patient, knowledgeable, well educated guide and a very worthwhile resource to get the most out of a limited-time visit. We highly recommend him intellectually and for his comfortable driving skills and language fluency to anyone wishing to get questions answered and receive a good background in history, tactics and operations for the Normandy landings. Chris and Carol Allen

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chris and Carol where very enthusiastic listeners, so it was a pleasure to guide them on the D-Day beaches.I always enjoy guiding enthusiastic visitors and I hope to br able to bring over the courage all those young men had on June 6th 1944.

Alan Meckler

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches from Bayeux /Caen2016, Bayeux, Normandy, France    
Date: May 18/16

Richard was an excellent tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable, personable and very interesting. The weather was not the best and he still made it a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes the weather was unfortunately nearly as bad as the young and courageous soldier had when they landed on June 6th 1944. It gave to the tour a much more emotional aspect as Alan and his group where able to understand the enormous difficulties those young men had to win over their enemies. Alan and his group where also a fantastic listener and it's always fun for a guide to have such interested groups when you tour on the D-Day beaches.

Meegan Pagliarulo

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches Private Tour from Bayeux /Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    
Date: Apr 25/16

We did this tour in April. We are still talking about it. I thought I knew my history about World War II I did not

John Fitch

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches from Bayeux /Caen2015, Bayeux, Normandy, France    
Date: Aug 9/15

Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much. I had also a great day showing you around.

Ed Hawley

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches from Bayeux /Caen2015, Bayeux, Normandy, France    
Date: Aug 4/15

Richard met my wife, my 18 year old son and me at the Caen train station as we were staying in Paris (the train ride was 1hr 50min). We learned so much about the land, the people, the culture and of course the history and backstories regarding D-Day. Walking through the places and having a personal history "coach" was incredibly effective in learning/retaining the knowledge and there is no way we would have seen/done as much as we did without Richard. I strongly recommend this incredible experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for the compliment. It was a pleasure to guide you around as you were very interested in the history of Normandy and not only in the D-Day events. I always enjoys to guide very interested guest around the D-Day beaches and Normandy.

Larry Garrett

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches from Bayeux /Caen2015, Bayeux, Normandy, France    
Date: Jul 4/15

Richard really was a pleasure. His half-day tour was well thought out as we efficiently moved from one site to another without disruption and at an appropriate pace. His knowledge of D-Day history is impressive. But what made the greatest impression on us was how he took care to involve our kids (ages 26 and 24) in all of the discussions and made the tour relevant to them. All in all, this was perhaps the most memorable day of a fantastic trip. Thank you, Richard!!

Heidi Duncan

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches from Bayeux /Caen2015, Bayeux, Normandy, France    
Date: May 11/15

Our group rates tour with the highest rating: 5. Richard exceeded my expectations providing a wealth of information with an enthusiastic attitude. We his attention to detail making history come alive. I learned more in this half day tour than in school! Thanks Richard!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Heidi, I'm very happy, that you like the tour so much. I also enjoyed the half day as you where exceptionally interested guest. It's always a pleasure to guide visitors to The D'Day beaches who show so much interest in World War II history. Thanks again for you very kind comment.

Richard Gowen

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches from Bayeux /Caen2014, Bayeux, Normandy, France    
Date: Oct 8/14

I want to give a 5 star review for our tour guide Richard, who gave us a wonderful 1/2 day tour of the Normandy Beach area - Utah and Omaha beaches and the American cemetery. This tour was the highlight of our trip to France in October. Richard is a great historian and very personable. We felt like we were with a family member. We have recommended this tour and ToursByLocals.com to many of our friends since our return. We will use you again. Nancy and Dick Gowen, Rapid City, South Dakota.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Nancy and Dick, it was a real pleasure to guide you a you showed so much enthusiasms on visiting the D-Day sites. I did enjoy as much guiding you as you did travelling with me. I hope to see you again to see more of Normandy.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We're so pleased you had a wonderful time with Richard - and thank you for recommending ToursByLocals to your friends! We look forward to introducing you to many more excellent guides for your future trips.

Ann DeVoe

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches from Bayeux /Caen2014, Bayeux, Normandy, France    
Date: Sep 25/14

We had a tour of Normandy on Sept 25 with Richard H and he was charming, flexible and energetic throughout the entire day !!!! A 5-star experience !!! We would request him again ! Thank you !!! Ann DeVoe

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ann, many thanks for the good rating. It has been a pleasure to guide you around, as you where so much interested in the history of the D-Day sites. I also had a great day.

Leslie Jandoli

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches from Bayeux /Caen2014, Bayeux, Normandy, France    
Date: Sep 17/14

In all my years of traveling, Richard was unquestionably the best guide which I ever had the good fortune to experience. He was engaging, illuminating, and warm. Our group of four all raved over him. I will certainly recommend him and Tours By Locals to any one visiting Normandy and the D-Day Beaches. By the way, his vehicle was spotless and had more than ample room.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Leslie, thanks a lot for the compliments. It was also for me a very pleasant day as I always enjoy to guide such enthusiastic visitors as yourself through Normandy.

Katie Zimmerman

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches from Bayeux /Caen2014, Bayeux, Normandy, France    
Date: Jul 3/14

Richard was great. My husband and I and our three teenage boys took the tour. He was incredibly informative, conscientious of our needs, and helpful at the end of our trip making sure we got on our way properly. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and felt very enlightened from his knowledge. Thanks again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the compliments Kathie. It was a great pleasure to guide your family and I enjoyed the day guiding you trough the D-Day sites.

Ellen Cheek

United States
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Tour: #25328, Short D-day beach tour from Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    
Date: Jun 30/14

Richard is a phenomenal tour guide. He accommodated our needs and interests, was great with our children (ages 9 and 11), and is able to impart his vast knowledge in a manner that is thoroughly engaging and informative. Thank you, Richard, for making our trip to Normandy such an enjoyable and memorable experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Ellen, for the compliments. It was a great pleasure to guide your family trough the D-Days sites and I was happy to explain some of the events of the 6th of June.

Doug Evans

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches from Caen for Doug Evans, Caen, Normandy, France    
Date: Jul 24/13

Richard was great. Really helped our family (my wife and I and 2 teenagers) visualize D-Day and the events surrounding this historic event. He also gave us a wonderful history of WWII. Extremely accommodating and helpful. I use an electric scooter and he was great in helping us get around. THANK YOU!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Doug for the compliments. It was a pleasure to show you around so you could visualize the D-Day events.

Leon Shapero

Australia
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Tour: #25328, Half Day British D-day beaches, Caen, Normandy, France    
Date: Jul 20/13

Roger Henneke

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches from Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France    
Date: Jul 19/13

Christopher Phinney

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches from Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France    
Date: May 23/13

Richard was excellent! We booked a half day tour of the Normandy D-Day sites and could not have been more pleased! Richard met us as soon as we stepped off the train and had the time well planned with an appropriate pace for everything we wanted to do. His knowledge of the sites is vast and his commentary is exceptional! We saw areas we would not have seen without him. We highly recommend Richard to anyone thinking about a tour in the Normandy region.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Christopher thanks for the compliments, it was really a pleasure to guide you on the D-Day sites. Your deep interest in WWII history made it easy to guide you.

Van P.

United States
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Tour: #25328, Private tour for Van Perrine, Bayeux, Normandy, France    
Date: May 13/13

Richard is the ideal guide. He is fun to be with and so knowledgeable about D-Day and the Beaches as well as the entire Normandy region. He is an excellent communicator and story teller. We felt very fortunate to have him as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for this excellent rating. It was a real pleasure to pass some of the history of Normandy to you.

Margaret F Hope

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day tour for Margaret Hope, Bayeux, Normandy, France    
Date: Sep 29/12

An absolutely wonderful afternoon. Richard was extremely knowledgable about the history of Normandy and the World War II Normandy invasion. We are very pleased with the experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It has been a pleasure to guide you on the D-Day beaches and to show you some of the most interesting sites.

Donna O'Connell

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches from Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France    
Date: Sep 24/12

Very informative. A great knowledge of the events and French history beyond D-Day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for the compliment, it was a pleasure to guide you through some of the D-Day sites and to show you a little of Bayeux.

Thom Neff

United States
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Tour: #25328, D-day beaches from Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France    
Date: Oct 8/11

Richard was our local guide, and my wife and I found him to be charming, intelligent, and interesting. He was the best person we've encountered in many years of travel; well-informed, and extremely articulate in explaining both the big picture, and little known, but facinating, details of Normandy, the battles, the locals, etc. We will likely return for a more relaxed visit in the future, and we will specifically seek out Richard at that time. Thom and Sue.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for the compliment Thomas. It was a pleasure to guide you trough Normandy and passing you my passion for it. Richard

Cynthia Lome

United States
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Tour: #25328, D-day beaches from Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France    
Date: Sep 21/11

Excellent tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for the good rating. It has been a pleasure to guide you.