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
Larry SternUnited States
Richard was a wonderful tour guide. His knowledge of Normandy surpassed what we expected. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the compliment. It's always easy to guide so enthousiasitic visitors as yourself. I also enjoyed guiding you on the D-day beaches.
Susan GerardUnited States
He was the best guide we have ever had, even tho we missed a flight so missed one whole day of touring, he tried to squeeze in as much as possible. I would say he is one of your best guides we have ever had, so knowledgeable about everything,, we loved him, Susan Gerard
We had an excellent tour of the Normandy area with Richard. He was punctual (arrived a few minutes early), accommodated our tour needs (visiting the Canadian beaches), and was very informative. He also tried to look after our needs as the tour progressed (made sure we were able to get in and out of the vehicle, temperature was OK, had adequate water), and tried to look after the individual needs of the group (including 2 teenagers). I highly recommend him as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello I always like to guide Canadians on the beaches, as my town was liberated on June 6th by Canadian troups. It's always a pleasure to guide on those historical beaches, especially when I have such an intetested family with me. I also had a great time guiding you around. It was a very pleasant for me and wish you all good back home. Richard
Raylene ScholtensJackson, WY, United States
Richard's explanation of the history leading up to D-Day was the best we had ever heard, and his knowledge of the events of June 6 were mesmerizing. He spoke to us for 10 hours and never ran out of interesting facts and historical perspectives. The tour was excellent, and his vehicle was not only comfortable for the six of us, but it also had a speaker system, so the people in the back could hear clearly. We recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was easy to guide such an interested group ad yourself. I alwayd find it enriching to meet enthousiastic visitors, which zte pasdionated by the history of WWII. I also enjoyed the day znd wish you all good back home. Richard
Michele CullenMelrose, MA, United States
We were unable to make the tour, but the folks who participated on it said it was wonderful. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and the group enjoyed learning about the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had an excellent days guiding such a nice Canadian group on the beaches. Richard
William BloorUnited States
Richard arrived on time each day ready to go, picking us up at our hotel. He was EXTREMELY knowledgeable about both the D-Day invasion And history of the region. Under his guidance we were able to cover both of the American landing zones of Omaha and Utah, including Pointe du Hoc, plus Gold beach. The tour also included the Bayeux Tapastries and Cathedral, both magnificent. His tour organization was excellent, as we never felt rushed. His selection of lunch spots both days were charming as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for the compliments. It's always a pleasure to guide such interested visitors as you were. You also ask very in depth questions which makes the tour always more interestung for me. I had two excellent days guidinf you around. Richard
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.
Seth MasarikUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The 5 days were interesting and different than my usual guiding. Especially the good food gave me an idea to create a new tour around the food in Normandy for 2020.
Geoffrey M.Toronto, ON, Canada
What a fantastic day visiting and walking the steps of our brave soldiers who fought for our freedom through the DDay invasion, June 6, 1944. Richard met us at the cruise pier and within minutes had us engaged in the history of Le Havre, en Fleur and then the Normandy coast line beaches. Our request was to provide a Canadian perspective and he came through with flying colours. A lovely traditional Normandy lunch was enjoyed. We felt so welcome and proud to be Canadians. We will never forget-Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: As I live in a place which was liberated by the Canadian on June 6th in the afternoon, it always a pleasure and an honor to guide Canadians on the beaches. I also had a great day.
Frank DanesUnited States
Richard was a WONDERFUL guide! This was our third consecutive day with him and he made our stay in Bayeux very memorable. Richard expertly suggested that we slightly modify our itinerary for the day because of suspected traffic. As a result, we spent the day touring Honfleur, Caen and other beautiful Normandy towns. Under his guidance, we tasted area wines, foods, cheese, Calvados and candies. It was a truly outstanding experience. Thank you Richard.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Normandy has much more to show than the D-Days sites and I always like to show also this part of Normandy history & culture. The impressionist movement is born in Normandy and than it's influence did spread out. For all art lover, this part is just a must. It has been a very nice day to guide you all in this part of Normandy.
Frank DanesUnited States
Richard was, in a word, outstanding. He expertly and efficiently guided us around Normandy for three days. His expertise showed at every turn. He took us to places we never expected, answers all our questions and truly became our friend during our relationship. We recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really had fun to show in 3 days some of the most interesting points of Normandy. Especially when my visitors are so interested by the history, the culture and the society of Normandy. It also helps a lot, when my guest are so nice and I learned a lot from them about the US and it's history.
Kelly LytleUnited States
Richard did an incredible job with our family. We have three boys, ages 16, 13, & 11. Richard was completely engaging with the three of them, and did a beautiful job of keeping them enthralled with the Dday story. He intelligently answered all of our questions related to D-day, France, World War II, & beyond. He moved us along through each part of the day with ease and connected the different points of interest together. He even helped us see the Bayeux tapestry in time at day's end. Thx Richard!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: As my professor at university said long time ago: "There are no stupid questions, there are only stupid answers". Especially with kids I always try to answer all questions in a way that they learn out of it. Your family was really nice and enjoyable to guide. I also had a very good day.
Carla L.United States
I can't praise Richard highly enough for our two-day tour of D-Day battle sites, enriching his explanations with stories providing insights into the experiences of the people caught in the conflict that aren't in guide books. With the places we wanted to see, he included places that we initially weren't interested in or knew nothing about, such as the German Cemetery or Pegasus Bridge, giving us a broad picture of what happened and the consequences. A great way to tour to D-Day beaches.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a good time showing you the D-day sites and some of the beautiful countryside of Normandy. You were so interested in the history of the landing operation, it was also for me very nice to guide you.
Terri JonesUnited States
Awesome guide. Richard knows his history and adapted our tour to what was important to us. Outstanding day that we will always remember. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Whenever my visitors have personal requests, I try to make it happen. It was a very nice day guiding you.
Andrea CookUnited States
If we could give a 50 star rating, it still wouldn't be enough to describe Richard! We had a 2 day Normandy tour, and from the moment we stepped into Richard's van, we knew we were truly in the hands of a consummate professional. He was a walking "Google", but far more interesting. He pretty much ruined it for all the other tour guides that we had on our 14 day trip in Europe, because he set the bar so very high. We loved, Loved , Loved him!
Robert BaileyReno, NEVADA, United States
The Best..Excellent..used a headset in the car so my wife could hear clearly in the back seat
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.
Ron SwansonUnited States
Richard provided an excellent tour along with comfortable accommodations. (other tours were a bit crammed for 4 people; but not Richard's) He has great knowledge of history, and provided lots of interesting information while showing us sites of greatest interest.
Bob KwellerUnited States
Exceptional guide. Very,very knowledgeable and prepared from the moment you get in his van to give you non stop commentary. Very personable-but not overly familiar.
Lynne LeveyUnited States
Richard was a superb guide. His knowledge was very extensive yet he framed the events leading up to WW2 and the war very simply and clear for all to understand and retain. We had our three kids with us (13, 13 & 11) and they were able to follow along and able to apply some of their school learnings too. We had some severe weather but Richard was still able to get us to where we wanted to go and he did not miss a beat! Thank you for our favorite day in France!
Joel JamesUnited States
Richard is very knowledgeable and has excellent English. He was well versed in how the history of the region and the D-Day operation unfolded. We used his vehicle and he drove and guided. We were planning a future tour and he was able to get us into sites and museums for inspection which was great. He is well known to the sites and museum staff. Thank you Richard for an excellent tour and for your assistance.
Holly DunnUnited States
Richard was a great guide to Mont St Michele. He was full of information and we greatly enjoyed the day. Couldn't have had a better guide.
Richard HeydelUnited States
Richard was fantastic! Extremely knowledgeable as a historian on entire history of Normandy, as well as detailed account of WWII history. I was already a WWII enthusiast, but Richard opened up so much more for us, and tied it all together with the 1,000+ years of Normandy/France history. We toured Mont St. Michel, Omaha, Utah beaches, Pont du Hoc, St.-Mere-Eglise, Arromanches, Bayeux city tour cathedral and tapestry, and many other sites in 3 very busy and full days. Highly recommend Richard!
Debbie GreenbergUnited States
Richard was an absolutely outstanding tour guide. One of the best we've experienced! He was very knowledgeable and explained D-Day in an expert way. He took us to all the important places, in addition to places that the big buses don't go. The day was truly memorable.
Victor BabinUnited States
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.
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!