Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Caen France by Tour Guide Igor R. (Guide #17530)


Nathan Haug

United States
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Tour: #237364, Private Tour of the D-day beaches from Cherbourg US Sites, Cherbourg, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 28/18

Igor was well prepared and very knowledgeable. We learned much about the Normandy beaches and DDay that we didn't know before. We would highly recommend Igor again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Haug. It was a real pleasure to have your lovely family today in Normandy. Enjoy the Disney Magic Cruise ;o)

Julie Berry

United States
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Caen/ Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 27/18

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
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Caen/ Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

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.

Charles Lavarini

United States
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Tour: #237532, Private Tour of the Mont Saint Michel, & Cancale from Saint Malo/ Mont St Michel July 14th 2PAX 11AM 5PM C. Lavarini, St-Malo, Brittany, France    view tour
Date: Jul 14/18

Igor is fabulous, we had a great day, he covered everything we wanted to see in just enough details to keep our interest.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this very kind review ;o)

Rose C.

United States
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Caen/ Bayeux Rose Corscadden July 12th 2018 7PAX LW, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 12/18

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.

Jeanne Gregor

United States
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Tour: #322588, Private Tour : D-Day Beaches from Le Havre US Sites, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

Excellent tour guide, knew his history and made the tour very special

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Gregor, It was a pleasure to have you on this tour that day. Best regards.

Paul Walk

United States
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Caen/ Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

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.

Susan Farris

United States
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Tour: #288703, 4 DAYS Brittany Mont Saint Michel St Malo and nearby towns June 25th to June 28th Susan Farris 4PAX, St-Malo, Brittany, France    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

Igor was knowledgeable, flexible, patient, and fun! He did a lot of driving to help us see the things we wanted to see, and added some fun surprises. He provided snacks and water, and went out of his way to accommodate us. We learned a lot and had four nice days with Igor. We would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Susan, It was a real pleasure to have the four of you on this wonderful tour of Brittany. I'll miss you. Have a great time in Paris.

Eileen Beckley

United States
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Tour: #237499, Bayeux Tapestry and D-day Beaches from Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 6/18

I would give Igor 10 stars if I could. I have taken a lot of private tours and Igor far far far surpassed every other guide. He safely drives a comfortable vehicle while playing music of the location/period or videos pertinent to what we are seeing. He has tremendous knowledge and delivers it with an easy style. He is organized with visual aids, both hard copy and digital, on the area/topic of study. He went above and beyond purchasing tickets for us for a tour we were taking on our way back to Paris.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Beckley, I really had a great time with you on these two days. I hope you enjoyed Giverny. Have a safe trip back home. Best regards.

Eileen Beckley

United States
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Tour: #237532, Private Tour of the Mont Saint Michel, & Cancale from Saint Malo/ Mont St Michel, St-Malo, Brittany, France    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

Igor was professional, thorough, brought quality visual aids, very knowledgeable, comfortable vehicle with microphone so we could hear his commentary while he drove. He was an excellent guide and driver for our party of four. He went above and beyond.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Beckley, It was a real pleasure to have you yesterday. See you tomorrow for another great tour.

Allison Long

United States
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Tour: #237523, Private Tour of the Mont St Michel from Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

Our tour of Mont St Michel was amazing! Having a guided tour allowed us to really learn about the Abbey and the village. Igor was great once a gain! He tailored our tour to allow my husband more time for picture taking. Highly recommend!

Allison Long

United States
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Caen/ Bayeux, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 30/18

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 Packer

Phoenix, ARIZONA, United States
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Tour: #237559, Private Tour- Medieval Normandy - From Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 29/18

I finally understand the political and historical origins of Normandy and England. Thanks, Igor!

Jeffrey Packer

Phoenix, ARIZONA, United States
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Caen/ Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 28/18

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.

Jeffrey Packer

Phoenix, ARIZONA, United States
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Tour: #237532, Private Tour to the Mont Saint Michel, Avranches and Villedieu from Saint Malo, St-Malo, Brittany, France    view tour
Date: May 27/18

Knowlegible man with a wealth of insight

Jan Maisen

United States
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Tour: Giverny and Rouen, following Claude Monet's footsteps from Le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France
Date: May 24/18

We had a lovely day with Igor. We loved Giverney and his lunch recommendation. Thank you.

Martha Hawley

United States
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Tour: #237523, Private Tour of the Mont St Michel from Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 23/18

Igor definitely gets 5 stars. He was punctual even when we requested an early departure time of 7:30 AM. He was very informative, helpful and fun to be with. How else would we have known Wm. the Conquerer was the only faithful man in French history? We needed help with a rental car reservation and he made the call and then checked the train schedule for us. This saved us a great deal of time. We will highly recommend him to anyone we know who is visiting Normandie.

Richard Shepherd

United Kingdom
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Tour: #237365, Private Tour D Day Beaches from Le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 19/18

We had a superb day with Igor, he was extremely knowledgeably and helpful, amending the tour to suit our interests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Shepherd I had too a great day with the three of you Best regards.

Wayne Ginou

Canada
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Tour: #384314, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from a Canadian Perspective, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 2/18

igor was one of the best tour guides we have ever used. friendly knowledgeable . he enjoys his topic very much. he kept us interested all day long. wayne / bev ginou

Rocky Russell

United States
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Tour: #322588, Private Tour : D-Day Beaches from Le Havre US Sites, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Apr 29/18

Absolutely the best tour conducted by the best tour guide we have ever been on. From the moment we met Igor he displayed the knowledge and professionalism we enjoyed throughout the day. We were amazed at the depth of knowledge Igor had of the history of the landings, the passion he had for his work, and the tremendous amount of preparation he does for his tours. He presented videos, maps, and pictures for each area we visited and even period music. I could not image visiting this area with anyone else.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Russell for that very kind comment. I hope you were able to make it to Southampton on th next day to get to your cruise. Best regards.

David Sneed

Durham, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Caen/ Bayeux, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Apr 24/18

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.

Robert Boyle

United States
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Tour: #384314, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from a UK and Canadian Perspective, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Mar 13/18

Igor is incredibly knowledgeable on the topic of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. He was a pleasure to be with and we enjoyed our time with him very much. I would highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr Boyle, Thank you very much for this very nice comment. It was a real pleasure for me too to have the three of you on this tour. Safe trip back home. Best regards.

Susie Day

United States
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Tour: #237523, Private Tour of the Mont St Michel from Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Mar 12/18

Igor was wonderful. I think Igor also planned our Normandy vacation well.

Susie Day

United States
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Tour: #400260, Visit Rouen and Honfleur and taste Normandy best products + Cooking Class- from Paris Susie Day Saturday March 10th 2018 2PAX, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 10/18

Igor was wonderful. I think Igor also planned our Normandy vacation well.

Carol Wilcox

United States
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Tour: #237364, Private Tour of the D-day beaches from Cherbourg US Sites, Cherbourg, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Oct 14/17

This tour was superb. Igor's knowledge is extensive, his explanations are thorough and he's well suited to being a guide. A member of our group had a family member who landed at Utah beach and he was very generous with time and information to really bring the experience to life for her (and the rest if the group!). Frankly, I'd recommend him for any tour he offers and I hope to return to tour more myself! Thanks, Igor, for a truly memorable multimedia tour. It proved to be a highlight for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms Wilcox. Sorry about the croissants and coffee�� I forgot it. Otherwise thank you very much for this very nice comment. Best regards.

Tamara Newing

Australia
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Tour: #279360, Transportation from Caen to Paris , Tamara Newing 6 PAX October 9th, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

Lawrence Wzorek

Palm City, FL, United States
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Caen/ Bayeux, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Oct 6/17

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

Tamara Newing

Australia
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Tour: #237558, Day Tour Deauville Trouville and Villages, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Oct 5/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this very good review. It was a real pleasure to have you in Normandy. PS : I have found another, even better restaurant in Trouville ;o)

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Tamara Newing

Australia
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Tour: #237558, Private Tour Cheese and Brandy of of Normandy October 4th 2017, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Oct 4/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this very good review. It was a real pleasure to have you in Normandy.

Tamara Newing

Australia
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Tour: #237523, Private Tour of the Mont St Michel and Villedieu les Poeles from Caen, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Oct 3/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this very good review. It was a real pleasure to have you in Normandy.

Tamara Newing

Australia
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Tour: #279360, Transportation from Paris to Caen, Tamara Newing 6 PAX October 1st, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 1/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this very good review. It was a real pleasure to have you in Normandy.

Fred Mandell

United States
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Tour: D-day beaches Private Tour from Bayeux/Caen, Bayeux, Normandy, France
Date: Sep 24/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr Mandell, It was a real pleasure to have you and your friends on that day in Normandy. Enjoy the cheese and cider ;o)

Sharon Stoerig

Canada
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the Vimy Canadian Memorial Sep 23rd 2017, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

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.

Holly Dunn

United States
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Tour: #237365, Private Tour D Day Beaches from Le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 17/17

Igor was very knowledgeable, had a great personality for our group. We couldn't have had a better guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you very much Ms Dunn. It was a pleasure to have you that day. Best regards.

Derek Fay

South Africa
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Caen/ Bayeux, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 13/17

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.

Debbie Greenberg

United States
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Tour: #237532, Private Tour to the Mont Saint Michel, and Saint Malo from Saint Malo September 5th 8 to 4PM, St-Malo, Brittany, France    view tour
Date: Sep 5/17

We really enjoyed our morning tour to Mont St. Michele. Igor explained the history and details in a very memorable way. In the afternoon, Igor took us on a tour around St. Malo and that was absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed his company and knowledge.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Greenberg for this very nice review. Have a great fall and end of 2017. Best regards.

Carrie Horst

United States
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Caen/ Bayeux, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 2/17

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

Michael Rosenberg

United States
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Tour: Private tour from St-Malo to Cancale and Dinan, Saint-Malo, France
Date: Aug 29/17

William Dennis DeYoung

Kirkland, WASHINGTON, United States
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Tour: #237558, Private Tour / Food Tour of Normandy, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Aug 27/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr DeYoung. It was a real pleasure to have you and your lovely wife on a tour of Normandy.

William Dennis DeYoung

Kirkland, WASHINGTON, United States
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Tour: #237365, Private Tour D Day Beaches from Le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Aug 26/17

Mark Stancil

United States
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Tour: #322588, Private Tour : D-Day Beaches from Caen US Sites 17th August 6 PAX, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Aug 17/17

Our six-person group (ages 9 to 70+) had a great tour with Igor. He was insightful, very knowledgeable, and clearly has a love for the subject matter. He also did a terrific job tailoring the tour to our family and working within our time constraints. He is a true local -- his family has been in Normandy for decades -- which comes through in his tour and adds another dimension to the experience. It was exactly what we wanted, down to his help getting us on the right train back to Paris. A+.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Stancil, It was a pleasure to be your guide ;o)

Phyllis Miller

United States
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Tour: #237365, Private Tour D Day Beaches from Le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Aug 14/17

Igor was most informative regarding our D-Day beaches tour. He was well informed, approachable in terms of questions that we had, and had a genuine interest in his subject matter.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this very nice review Ms Miller. I wish you and your family a very nice end of summer. Igor

Laura Pedersen

United States
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Tour: American related D-day beaches private tour from Le havre ports, Le Havre, Normandy, France
Date: Aug 4/17

Excellent tour. Outstanding Guide, very passionate

Gloria Schneider

United States
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Tour: #237523, Private Tour of the Mont St Michel from Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Aug 2/17

We had a great day with Igor touring Mont St Michel and Saint Malo. Igor was knowledgeable about each location and its vast and rich history, he was attentive to our needs and very flexible. We saw things we never would have seen on our own or with a typical group tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much "Gloria". See you tomorrow ☺

Andrew Rees

United States
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Caen/ Bayeux, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 28/17

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 Arizini

United States
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Tour: #279360, Private Tour : Bayeux to Paris your hotel, stop in Giverny 5PAX Sept 22nd Arizini, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 22/17

We had a spectacular day visiting Giverny with Igor. He was extremely knowledgeable and able to share many details of Monet, his history, inspiration and art. He was especially good at fielding the many questions from my 3 children. Giverny was a beautiful place, after visiting I have a more profound understanding of Monet's work. I highly recommend Igor as a tour guide for Giverny!!

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.

David Arizini

United States
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Caen/ Bayeux Arizini 5PAX July 21st 2017, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 21/17

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.

Theresa Sheffield

United States
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Tour: #237365, Private Tour D Day Beaches from Le Havre Hellen Sheffield, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 14/17

The tour was emotional and appropriate. Igor was very attentive... from my parents to my grandchildren... he accommodated everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank your very much Ms Sheffield. It was a real pleasure to have you on this tour of Normandy. I feel sorry you didn't have time for more things to see, but you did enjoy your lunch it seems ;o) Have a great summer ;o)

Ann Potter

United States
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Tour: #237365, Private Tour D Day Beaches from Le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 29/17

Outstanding experience. Igor has done extensive research and has an amazing collection of photos, old video clips and maps. He even had recorded music from that era which played in the background as we traveled. It was very important for my husband to visit this site and Igor made it a memorable experience. We would highly recommend Igor for a meaningful, personalized tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms Potter, It was a real pleasure to show you these sites which are so meaningful to me and to our Freedom. Thanks again for your wonderful comment, and again, it was very touching to be with and your husband. Igor

Michael Donat

Folsom, CA, United States
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Caen/ Bayeux, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 19/17

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 !!

Janet Adkins

United States
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Tour: #288703, D-Day Landing beaches + Mont St Michel (2 days) Janet Adkins, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 1/17

Igor was fantastic. He provided interesting details that made the trip even more special. I would definitely recommend Igor to anyone who is visiting Normandy. I cannot imagine anyone could do a better job than Igor.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanls you very much Ms Adkins, It was a real pleasure to show you Normandy on these two days. I wish you all the best to you and your lovely family. Igor

Jessica Baptiste

Princeville, HI, United States
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Tour: #239307, Private Tour of the Mont St Michel from Cherbourg Baptiste Family May 29th, Cherbourg, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 29/17

Igor was very accommodating when we exited the cruise ship late in the morning. He had coffee and cookies waiting for us, which was a nice treat. He gave us options since we had a shorter time frame. We traveled to Mont St. Michel. We chose to take the horse and buggy ride and it was an amazing way to be introduced to the Mont. We decided to enjoy a leisurely lunch while on the Mont which ran late. We ended up literally running up and down the steps of the Mont as he finished his tour explanations. Fun!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms Baptiste. Thank you very much for this very nice comment. Sorry for that little rush on the way back, but as far as I remember you seemed to enjoy your lunch overlooking the bay. And I really can't be late for a tour from a cruise ship. I wish you a very nice end of winter.

Dale Isley

United States
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Tour: #237523, Private Tour of the Mont St Michel from Caen May 17th, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 17/17

Igor provided a great tour of Mont St. Michel and, at our request, a side trip to Saint-Malo. He Is extremely knowledgeable and communicates the history of these sites very thoroughly. His suggestion that we be transported from the Mont St. Michel parking lot to the site by horse drawn wagon was great. Igor made our visit to both these sites very memorable. We highly recommend him for this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Isley. It was a real pleasure to show you the Normandy beaches and Mont saint Michael.

Dale Isley

United States
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Caen/ Bayeux, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 16/17

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.

William Leonard

United States
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Tour: #237364, Private Tour of the D-day beaches from Cherbourg in a luxury AC Minivan, Cherbourg, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 14/17

Igor, was great! very knowable, used several types of media, keep everything moving, not a dull moment. If you want to learn and see Normandy close up, Igor is the man! Would recommend him to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Leonard. I really appreciate this very nice comment Have a great day.

Judith Hibma

United States
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Tour: #237499, Bayeux Tapestry and D-day Beaches from Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 10/17

We would rate our tour guide, Igor, a 5 out of 5, and recommend him highly. Igor met us at the train station in Caen, France for two days of touring. Day 1 he drove us around Normond—beautiful country! We saw cheese making, ate lunch at a beautiful hotel/restaurant, went to a cider distillery and drove to the coast where we walked through an open air fish market.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Hibma, for this very nice comment. It is always a great pleasure and satisfaction to read that you enjoyed spending some of your time with me as your guide. have a great day. Igor

Judith Hibma

United States
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Tour: #237558, Private Tour / Food Tour of Normandy, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 9/17

Day 2 we toured the D-day beaches. We started in Bayeux, where we saw the Bayeux Tapestry which we loved! Then on to the beaches. My husband is a retired history teacher so he was on cloud nine! And Igor's knowledge of the history and the area added so much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Hibma, for this very nice comment. It is always a great pleasure and satisfaction to read that you enjoyed spending some of your time with me as your guide. have a great day. Igor

John Coleman

United States
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Tour: #237365, Private Tour D Day Beaches from Le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 5/17

You can't go wrong with him. My wife has trouble walking-he adjusted tour- very knowledgable about D-Day an surrounding area. Highly recommend him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you very much Mr Coleman, It was a real pleasure to show you Normandy. Best regards.

Lynn McCarthy

Peoria, IL, United States
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Tour: #237365, Private Tour D Day Beaches from Le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 2/17

WOW! I don't know how to begin to describe our day with Igor. This was one of the very best experiences my husband and I have ever had in our years of travel. Igor had communicated with me prior to our trip. I felt as though I knew him when we finally met. The highlight was visiting the grave of my husband's uncle in the American Cemetery. Igor had arranged a ceremony for us. Visiting the DDay beaches, the little cafes and the little country roads missed by the tour buses topped off a wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Mc Carthy, Again, it was a really special moment to be able to share with you and your husbands thoses moments by Joseph T. Finnigan's grave. Have a great trip in England. Igor

Melinda S.

United States
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Tour: #237364, Private Tour of the D-day beaches from Cherbourg in a luxury AC Minivan May 1st 2017, Cherbourg, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 1/17

Igor was a very good guide. He is a fountain of knowledge about the history of D-day. Seeing the church at St. Mere Iglise was a highlight. Thanks, Igor. You took us where we wanted to go and gave us a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Stephan for this very nice comment. I wish you a very nice and sunny summer. Igor

Sara B.

United States
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Tour: #237364, Private Tour of the D-day beaches from Cherbourg in a luxury AC Minivan, Cherbourg, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Apr 29/17

We spent a full day with Igor visiting Ste-Mere-Eglise, Utah Beach, La Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery. Igor is excellent at explaining all the events of D-Day. He picked us up from the cruise port and we were able to cover everything in 8 hours. Igor was a delight to be with and is extremely knowledgeable about the area. A fabulous day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you very much Ms Buell. It was a real pleasure to show you Normandy and the sites where your fellow compatriotes landed to bring us Freedom and Peace. Again, Thank you for coming last week, and for coming 73 years ago. Best regards. Igor

Pam Mckenney

United States
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Tour: #237365, Private Tour D Day Beaches from Le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Apr 28/17

The best guide we have had. So well prepared and so knowledgeable about WWII. Couldn't say enough good about Igor. Joe and Pam McKenney

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms c Kenney, It was a real pleasure to show you Normandy last week. I saw you on the next day with your group from the Seabourn Quest. You and your husband, seemed very happy in Ste Mère Eglise. Have a great trip. ! Igor

Susan Sutherland

Loveland, CO, United States
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Tour: #237532, Private Tour to the Mont Saint Michel, from Saint Malo Including tour of Saint Malo April 18th 6 PAX, St-Malo, Brittany, France    view tour
Date: Apr 18/17

Igor was professional, interesting, & accommodating to our group of seniors. He met us promptly at St. Malo on the first day for a walking tour of the city. He returned to escort & accompany us to cocktails at sunset on beach and dinner at St. Pierre, a wonderful seafood restaurant steps from the ramparts. He returned promptly the next morning to drive us to Mont. St. Mitchell. He was again courteous & accommodating-- bringing snacks & water. We were able to bypass long lines. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Sutherland for this verry nice comment. It was a pleasure to show you and your friends St Malo I love so much and Mont Saint Michel. Best regards.

John Holden

Surprise, ARIZONA, United States
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Tour: #237365, Private Tour D Day Beaches from Le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Apr 13/17

Igor was MOST knowledgeable and very personable. He had an extensive full day planned for us starting out at 8AM. My wife and I had been to Normandy, but this tour took us to a number of sites we had not seen before. It was a busy, long day- and with the large van and driver , it was a most enjoyable tour of some very significant sites. Make sure that you request time at the American Memorial Museum as well as the cemetery. We were very pleased with our day without a doubt. Thanks, Igor.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Holden. It was a pleasure showing you Normandy. Igor

Traci Doyle

United States
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Caen/ Bayeux, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Apr 10/17

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
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Apr 8/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms & Mr Hart, It was a pleasure showing you Normandy. Best regards.

Elizabeth Lumpkin

United States
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Tour: #237499, Private Tour Bayeux Tapestry and D-day Beaches from Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Nov 11/16

Our tour of Bayeux and the Normandy beach sites was fabulous! Igor took the time to explain little known facts and his interest in the history was evident. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him and would definitely use this service again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Lumpkin, It was a real pleasure to have you on one of my tours last week. Best regards.

Thomas Clausi

United States
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Tour: #237532, Private Tour to the Mont Saint Michel from Saint Malo, St-Malo, Brittany, France    view tour
Date: Sep 22/16

Igor was well knowledged and informative. Only draw back was size of vehicle for 4 passengers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment Mr Clausi. I will change vehicule for next season for up to 4 passengers.

Nancy Morrison

United States
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Tour: #239307, Private Tour of Dinan, Cancale Cap Fréhel and Unique Houses in Brittany, St-Malo, Brittany, France    view tour
Date: Sep 21/16

We really enjoyed touring St. Malo and Dinan with Igor. He is a great guide-very personable and knowledgeable about the area and its history. His English is excellent. He was flexible in putting together an itinerary that met our interests. We would highly recommend him as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Morisson ;o)

Nancy Morrison

United States
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Tour: #237532, Private Tour to the Mont Saint Michel from Saint Malo, St-Malo, Brittany, France    view tour
Date: Sep 20/16

We really enjoyed our tours with Igor R. He is very knowledgeable, pleasant and accommodating. We learned a lot about the history of Mont St. Michele and sampled some great food. We would highly recommend him as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Morisson. It was a real pleasure to show you the Mont St Michel St Malo and Cancale

Joan Byrne

United Kingdom
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 13/16

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

Larry Marsh

United States
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Tour: #239307, Private Tour of the Mont St Michel from Le Havre, Le Havre, France    view tour
Date: Sep 11/16

Wonderful! We loved our day at Mont St Michel!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Marsh !

Larry Marsh

United States
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Tour: #237365, Private Tour D Day Beaches from Le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 10/16

Outstandingly! This is our third Toursbylocals guide. They have all been excellent, but Igor was exceptional, the very essence of what a LOCAL guide should be. He was truly a font of knowledge.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr Marsh. It was a real pleasure to show you my Normandy.

Carolyn Greene

Canada
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Tour: #237559, Private Tour- Etretat- Honfleur- Rouen-Pays d''Auge from Le Havre, Le Havre, France    view tour
Date: Sep 4/16

Igor is very knowledgeable, interesting and attentive; he arrived promptly at the cruise terminal. He added a few perks to the tour such as fresh croissants and had us taste some cider and cheeses. There were some timing problems so that we didn't get to enough time in some places and that was very disappointing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms Greene, I am really sorry you did not enjoy the tour, but the tour had as you knew before a very busy schedule including a nice lunch in Honfleur, you did not like. And I am really sorry about that. The tour was meant to be a "private" one which means that is tailored for people who share the same interests and have the same way of travelling. It was not the case, and I am really sorry about that. I managed though to show you everything which was planned including the tastings. Best regards.

Becky MacMillan

United States
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Tour: #237365, Private Tour D Day Beaches from Le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Aug 30/16

Two couples hired Igor for a tour of Normandy. He picked us up from our cruise ship and we began a day of touring the area, ending at the Normandy American Cemetery. We all agreed it was the highlight of or trip. Igor was professional, astonishingly knowledgable and friendly; his English was great. We wanted a more personalized experience than that offered by the cruise ship, and Igor certainly delivered. We would certainly hire him again if we were in that area of France.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this nice comment Ms Mac Millan.

Mark Thatcher

United States
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 26/16

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.

Steven Seligman

United States
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Tour: #237365, Private Tour Honfleur and the D Day Beaches from Le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 6/16

Igor was fun, professional, extremely knowledgeable, flexible, and well prepared. We went round trip from La Havre, Honfleur, Aromonches, WWII Radar and Bunker Museum, D-Day Invasion Memorial, Museum, Video, American Cemetery, and back to cruise terminal all in 9.5 hours, including lunch on the water. This was the best (also moving and enlightening) tour of 10 we took on a cruise around the British Isles. Not to be missed if you are anywhere near Normandy. Thank you Igor for a wonderful experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Than you very much Mr Selligman. It was a pleasure having you on one of my tours.

Irina Ehrlich

United States
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Tour: #237498, Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 5/16

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

Linda Butts

United States
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Tour: #237559, Private Day Tour- Normandy History and Food Tour 6 PAX - From Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 6/16

Igor was knowledgeable and very flexible. He was able to adjust the tour based on the fact we had been in Normandy for two days and had seen many of the sites.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms Butts. It was a pleasure showing you "my"Normandy".

Ellen Boer

United States
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Tour: #237365, Private Tour D Day Beaches from Le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 17/16

He was extremely receptive to planning a Normandy itinerary off the beaten track. We really appreciated his energy and flexibility to follow the last days before the Germans retreated from Normandy at the end of August 1944 . He has a fine small van and was an excellent driver. His more typical itinerary in Normandy is also excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ms Boer. It was a real pleasure to have you on my tour this week.