Richard KramlichUnited States
As a career military officer, I have been on numerous staff rides to various American battlefields, so I was very impressed with how well Graham allotted the available time at each stop we made. While considering our recommendations for where to visit in the Normandy area of operations, he expertly put together an itinerary that flowed perfectly, starting with a succinct and insightful overview of the US Airborne drops in the Ste Mere Eglise area and the La Fiere bridge. We were delighted with the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure Richard, I had an enjoyable day and was happy to meet you all.
Vincent WilsonUnited States
Graham was very professional, thorough and accommodating. He has a deep knowledge WW 2 history running through the Normandy region and he made our visit here very special! We highly recommend Graham!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your feedback Vincent, I'm so glad you had a good day and that I was able to help with that.
Patricia StollTucson, ARIZONA, United States
It was a cold blustery day and Graham took the BEST care of the four of us. We greatly appreciated his expertise and guidance throughout the day. Excellent all around! Thank you Graham for the fabulous tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are all very welcome, it was a typical Normandy day and I'm so glad we managed to make the most of it. Take care Graham
Karen JacksonIrving, TX, United States
Graham is knowledgable, informative and a professional tour guide. Graham is an excellent tour guide, professional, courteous, responsible and cares about the travelers. Cannot imagine anyone not going with a Local Guide, like Graham O. Graham O. & Tours By Locals went above and beyond our expectations. Highly recommend to travelers, select Graham O. for the best Local Guide, you won't be disappointed & will have a truly memorable time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Such a lovely feedback, it was a real pleasure to meet you finally, it felt like we already new each other at the start. Thanks so much for being the perfect travelers. Very best regards Graham
Rita RaoUnited States
Graham was fantastic. So knowledgeable and so easy to be around. There were four of us for beaches at Normandy and Mont St Michel and we all thought he was great. Would definitely request him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, thanks for your great feedback, always much easier to work well with such lovely and interested people.
Ted KoeneckeUnited States
Scale 1 thru 5 ( 5 highest) Knowledge on subject: 5 Timelines: 5 Thoughtfulness: 5 Driving: 5 Thoroughness: 5 Would hire again and would recommend to others with out reservation. Ted Koenecke
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ted, Thanks so much for your feedback, much appreciated. I had a great two days with you all. Best regards Graham
Ann BonannoUnited States
Our tour of Normandy with Graham was a memorable experience. He was engaging , knowledgeable and very professional. I would not hesitate to recommend choosing Graham as your guide.
Daniel S.United States
Daniel S.United States
Very personable knowledgeable. Great knowledge of English French history
Nancy TurnerUnited States
Graham has a deep knowledge of the military history of Normandy. His knowledge is not confined to D-Day. He has a superlative tactical and strategic understanding of the importance of Normandy to the outcome of the war. Graham is friendly and easy to talk to and very helpful.
Jessica BarnesUnited States
Graham was the perfect addition to our trip. Not only was he an excellent guide in that he was extremely knowledgeable in the history of the Normandy area both in terms of the wars but also medieval history but he was also very helpful and accommodating in our trip planning and transportation needs. We would recommend him to any of our friends and family traveling to the area and we would happily book with him again.
Barbara MacDonaldUnited States
Graham was very knowledgeable, personable and articulate. We had a very nice day at Mont St. Michelle with him. He broke up the car ride for us with stops and it passed quicker than anticipated!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barb, I enjoyed your company and showing you the sites of le mont st Michel and am glad it turned out well. Many thanks for the positive feedback. Best regards Graham
Henia HudsonUnited Kingdom
We enjoyed the D day beaches tour with Graham. We wanted to see the British beaches rather than the American and he accommodated us with this. He was very knowledgeable on all accounts. We asked quite a few questions and if he didn't know the answer he immediately found out for us using google. Graham was very friendly. His car was clean and he was a good driver. We would recommend him to our friends. There were 4 of us on the tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Henia, It was a pleasure to meet you and spend the day together in my little corner of Normandy. Made a real change to be on the other side of the Atlantic for a change with my fellow countrymen and ladies of course. Take care Graham
Karol PiecuchUnited States
The Honfleur and Rouen tours were the day after our Normandy tour with Graham. We enjoyed spending two consecutive days with Graham. We also visited Le Bec Hellouin, a small town pictured in the Longest Day movie, with scene of the paratrooper's parachute suspended from a church tower. Also had a super lunch at the Restaurant de La Tour in that city. Graham was extra helpful, in that the next day, he found a small item that one of our group had dropped under a seat, and was able to get it to her.
Karol PiecuchUnited States
We spent a long and very enjoyable day with Graham exploring the Normandy beaches. The time passed so quickly because of his knowledge of Normandy and D Day history. We had a great lunch on the beach. It was nice to cover so much territory in one day. We highly recommend Graham as a guide, and his Normandy tour.
Melinda MillerUnited States
Graham was an absolutely fantastic guide! The tour was everything we hoped it would be. Graham taught us so much. It was an emotional day for us, as I'm sure it is for the many who visit. Graham was sensitive to our needs and very kind. It was truly a special day.
Suyun KimUnited States
Graham was an excellent tour guide. We were on the fence about extending our tour to include Mont Saint Michel and the Bayeux tapestry, and are so glad we did. The experience of MSM is greatly enhanced by having a knowledgeable tour guide to bring the rooms and history to life, and we highly recommend Graham. The tapestry was amazing and a must-see.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So glad you decided to visit Normandies highlights, always a pleasure to share the history with people with an keen interest.
Suyun KimUnited States
Excellent tour. Graham was incredibly knowledgeable about all the history and patiently answered all of my young son's questions about the war. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really enjoyed the time with you and your young son, so eager to share all his discoveries on d day and ww2. I wish I had more in the same vein.
Sherryl AltadonnaUnited States
Graham started out on fire with a full day tour of St Malo visiting Le Mont St Michel. We saw Graham again on day two in Cheerbourg with another very productive day. Unfortunately on day 3 Graham was ill and we needed to cancel our tour. Overall Graham did a great job. We hope you are feeling better now.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So sorry to have let you down on the last day, I was again on fire at 39.8°C. Yes I'm 80% recovered and improving every day. Let me know if ever you are back in Normandy again, I'll make it up to you. Take care Graham
Joe ZepedaUnited States
What a wonderful time! We spend a full day with Graham and he was amazing. He picked us up on time at Le Havre from our cruise ship. We spend the day at Normandy D-day beaches and the American Cemetery. We picked a difficult time to visit due to the 75th anniversary of the landing but Graham with his local knowledge made the day enjoyable. We would highly recommend Graham to anyone looking to tour northern France. Thank You Graham Joe and Vera Zepeda
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joe and Vera, It was a challenge, but happily we pulled it off. Always a pleasure to work with such friendly and enthusiastic people. Good to know you both, take care. Graham
Kristin McLaneUnited States
Graham did a great job taking us all over and showing us the sites.
Gregory HurstUnited States
Graham was an absolute pleasure. He was willing to adapt to our 10 and 12 year olds and lots of questions from mom and dad. Thank you for an experience we will never forget.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Greg, My pleasure, I had a great day with your young family and enjoyed watching their rare visit to the seaside to make learning history a little more fun perhaps? Hope you arrived in Switzerland safely. Graham
Richard BehnUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Graham. He is very knowledgeable about the area and the history. He gave us choices and was most accommodating. He was very attentive to our needs. We will highly recommend him to our friends. He gets five stars!!! Sincerely, Richard and Fay Behn
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for the 5 stars, it was a pleasure to meet you both and always a pleasure to show you my beloved Normandy and discuss it's history.
Janice GardnerUnited States
Graham is an extraordinary guide who made entire our trip to Normandy a memorable experience. He is well prepared, very knowledgeable, entertaining and caring. This last quality was extremely important since I was traveling with my 90 father. We visited all the beaches plus the Pointe du Hoc, Pegasus bridge, Sainte-Mère-Église and more. We also visited the Bayeux Tapestry, Mont-Saint-Michel and Honfleur. He picked us up and returned us to the Paris airport. We spent 7 wonderful days together! Bravo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We had some great times, a little challenging, but very rewarding and a real pleasure to show you some of the treasures of Normandy and help your dad finally achieve a lifetime ambition, a great guy with great sense of humour.
Chrisy ScarlettUnited States
Graham is a fantastic tour guide! He "reads the crowd" and makes sure to adjust the tour to suit the individual interests of his guests. Highly recommend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Chrisy, I had a great day with you all. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Graham
Meg CarterUnited States
We enjoyed a very pleasant, interesting, and informative day with Graham. He was assigned to us at the last minute due to an emergency that left our scheduled guide unavailable, and he rolled with the change beautifully. His knowledge of WWII history in the Normandy region mixed with his grasp of medieval history makes for an interesting perspective. Graham is clearly passionate about his work as a guide, and respectfully builds the tour around the interests and time constraints of clients. Well done!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Meg, I very much enjoyed my time with you, and am happy that you had a good day with me. I appreciate your input very much.
Kim NapperUnited States
Great guide. Graham was knowledgeable and great to be around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks, I had a great day with you and appreciate your feedback.
Anthony RussellUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Graham. He was very accommodating to any special requests. He even called ahead and made a lunch reservation for us. I highly recommend Graham's D-Day tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your kind words, I'm very happy you enjoyed the day.
James CamakUnited States
Superb tour of Normandy by Graham! Wife and I spent 12 days in Normandy/Brittany and had a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Graham is extremely knowledgeable about the area and its history. He saw to all our travel needs and went well out of his way to make our tour everything that we could have wished. Being a natural English speaker, he's especially suitable for Americans, who may have some difficulty with a French-accented guide. We highly recommend using Travelsbylocals and Graham for a Normandy tour.
Richard KrapfToano, VA, United States
Graham provided exceptional tours of Mont-St.-Michel and the D-Day beaches! His depth of knowledge, professionalism and friendly demeanour provided the perfect combination for two thoroughly enjoyable days. He tailored his tours to the knowledge and information levels of his clients and provided more in-depth information whenever we wanted it. We will definitely use his services again and strongly suggest that you ask for him by name!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The pleasure was mine and it makes it all the easier with such good and interesting company. I'll be sure to look you up next time I'm stateside. Bon continuation.