Laurie EscobarUnited States
Shelby DoughertyUnited States
Elena provided a spectacular day of American D Day touring to our family. Her vast knowledge and numerous maps and pictures greatly enhanced the historic sites. We couldn't imagine viewing them without her (a) getting us there and (b) us trying to somehow know all of the what's and why's. She made the across the ocean trip go from good to fabulous. Elena's follow up email with food and site suggestions was much appreciated. We are planning on Dead Man's tomorrow.
Pamela ZurnUnited States
Elena took my husband an I to Normandy , she picked us up in Caen! She as very knowledgeable and friendly! Elena is an awesome tour guide! Thank you
Margaret TateUnited States
We spend 2 wonderful days with Elena and enjoyed every minute of it. She was knowledgeable the history of the Normandy Beach area. She provided us with important details of the D-Day invasion and World War 2. The second day we saw the William the Conquer Tapestry and Mont St Micheal. Elena would provide us with resources on the topics so we could follow-up the discussions at home. I highly recommend her for a tour of the Normandy.
Michael D BrunoCincinnati, OHIO, United States
Elena was very friendly, knowledgeable, and in the process taught us some things about the D-Day landings at Omaha Beach.
Etta W.United States
Elena was terrific. Very knowledgeable, friendly and a good driver.
Bradley WendelUnited States
Elena was fabulous!
John ThompsonUnited States
Elena did an excellent job of designing our 1/2-day tour of Omaha Beach. There was a lot of ground and history to cover and Elena was able to hit the highlights with a very interesting commentary the entire tour. Elena's knowledge of history is outstanding and she sprinkled in a lot of fun facts and unusual stories throughout the tour. Because of Elena's knowledge of the area, we were able to cover a LOT more territory than if we had tried to tour on our own. Highly recommend!
Suzanne LucibelloUnited States
Our D-day sites tour with Elena was nothing short of wonderful. She was so knowledgeable and very personable. In addition to the major D-day sites, she brought us to small villages and shared stories that aren't part of the large tour groups. I highly recommend Elena.
James AlexanderUnited States
Elena B was a fantastic guide. Knowledgeable, well prepared, entertaining, educational, fun. We learned a great deal about D-Day. It was a moving experience. Lunch was good, too. We enjoyed our day.
Russ JohnsonUnited States
Elena did a magnificent job of our two day tour! We had a group of 6, many of whom were very tall or had mobility issues and Elena was very accommodating with the size of her vehicle and her ability to judge which sites would be fun and comfortable for all. Elena's knowledge of history, events, and how it all aligns with the Normandy region had everyone learning quite a bit, even the ones who considered themselves history experts. Elena does a consistently, thoroughly, exceptional job.
Ellen D.United States
Elena was wonderful. Extremely knowledgeable and very good tour guide. Highly recommend and would use Elena again.
Jerry WilliamsUnited States
Elena was fabulous! My dad had always wanted to go to Normandy and she made the day special! She was very knowledgeable and you could tell she really enjoyed teaching people about Normandy! Thank you!!!
Natalie RominesUnited States
Wonderful tour by Elena! Friendly, knowledgeable and easy to understand. Thank you and happy July 4!
Ronald WiegelUnited States
Elena was a pleasure. Very knowledgeable and we learned a lot.
Sherri GiorgioUnited States
Had a great full day tour with Elena--incredible historical knowledge of DDay that brought the tour to life for us and our teenage boys. Highly recommend her!
Marcus DayhoffUnited States
A very memorable day and private tour by Elena! Her compassion about making sure we knew all the history of the land and people as well as the D-Day sacrifices made our experience incredible. Elena was on time, professional and delivered all and more of what the tour committed to. She made our group of 6 feel like family from beginning to end. And because one of our group members father landed on a different beach during WW2 than was on our tour she took us there as well. That's class! 5 stars for Elana!
Rudi WunschUnited States
Elena was a wonderful guide. She was very informative and knowledgeable. We have been to Normandy before but got much more information from Elena. She kept us going at a good pace, but we never felt rushed. We saw things that most people did not. We felt lucky working with Elena. Rudi Wunsch
Michelle StuartUnited States
Elena knew her history extremely well and we could tell she's done her research. The pace was fast, but perfect for this half day tour and we learned so much. She's very passionate about Normandy and it's history. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. Very highly recommended!
Linda StanfordUnited States
Elena did an excellent job of relating the history of the Normandy area and WW II battles. She was engaging and knowledgeable. We would recommend her to anyone. She spoke excellent English.
David WhitmoreUnited States
Elena is a great tour guide. She has a nice vehicle and is a good driver. We learned much about the D-Day invasion that we did not know and being there is much more impactful than reading about it. The German occupation was a horrifying four years for the French folks living on the Normandy coast. And Elena knows it all and tells it in a logical sequence. She answered most of our questions before we could ask them. She is proud of the Normandy history and loves living in Normandy. Excellent guide.
Patricia BloomUnited States
Our guide, Elena, was the best. We had a great time and loved the tour, especially the one to one service. Private tours are the way to go!
Patricia BloomUnited States
We had a fabulous time with Elena and we absolutely loved the private tour. We plan to do more of these in the future.
Pauline H.United States
What a wonderful day visiting Mont Saint Michel. Elena was very knowledgeable about the area and shared a lot of history and information as to what we were seeing. Everyone in our group commented on how much information she shared with us. Elena was an excellent driver but there were 6 of us on the tour and Elena's vehicle was not comfortable for people with long legs (the seats were very low and no leg room to stretch our your legs out), so I would recommend a max of 5 people if over 5' tall.
Annette M.United States
Elena was an excellent tour guide! The best! She was on time at the port to pick us up. She was very personable & an excellent driver. She had a nice minivan that accommodated the 6 of us. She was extremely knowledgeable re the American Beaches & Cemetery in Normandy & provided enough time at each location to let us walk around & ask questions. She even used visual aids to help us understand exactly what went on , on D-Day. I would highly recommend her if you are planning a tour of Normandy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Annette, Thank you very much for your review. I was happy to make your tour enjoyable and memorable. Warm regards, Elena.
Thank you Elena for a very formative, tour. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and learnt so much from your extensive knowledge.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robyn, Thank you very much for your review. I was happy to share with you my Normandy and all funny and sad stories. Warm regards, Elena.
Mindy SlovickUnited States
We loved our tour guide. She was fantastic. We had our sons, a 9 and 5 year old. She kept the information going and kept all our attention. She included the kids in the American Museum tour by Identifying soldiers. It was really great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mindy, thank you very much for your kind review. I had Interpretive Guide Training Workshop this winter, which helped me to improve my tours and made it more interesting for kids. Your children were just great! All my best regards, Elena.
Patricia C.United States
We only had one day to visit Mont St Michelle and the Normandy beaches. Elena not only provided a comprehensive tour at each location, but gave us informative commentary during the drives. When we were unable to secure a dinner reservation at a special restaurant in Bayeux, Elena was able to get it for us. She rescued my husband at the gas station when the pump would not accept any of his credit cards! Thank you Elena for a wonderful day. It's so nice to make new friends while traveling!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia, thank you for your kind words. We visited my favorite places in Normandy and for me it's always a special day! You guys were wonderful! Warm regards, Elena.
George AdamsUnited States
Elena made our tour easy and comfortable and informative. Met us as we got off the train in Bayeux - and even gave advice oh which trains to take! Gave us plenty of time for stops and bathroom breaks. Had immense knowledge of the area and WWII. Kept it interesting enough for the kids ages 11, 14, and 16 but also detailed enough for the adults. She kept us on pace so we were able to see everything we planned without feeling rushed. I would highly recommend Elena and this tour.
Michael DamingUnited States
Elena was extraordinarily knowledgeable about Omaha Beach and Mont St. Michel--fantastic choice particularly if you want to couple the two tours in one day.