Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Le-Havre by Tour Guide Richard H. (Guide #3598)


James McMahill

United States
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Tour: #84440, D-day beaches Private Tour from Bayeux/Caen, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

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 Chazanovitz

United States
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Tour: #84440, D-day beaches Private Tour or Gail Chazanovitz, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 4/19

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 Stern

United States
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Tour: #84314, D-day beaches Private Tour from le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Aug 28/19

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 Gerard

United States
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Tour: #306473, 4 Day tour in Normandy, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 8/19

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

David Percival

Canada
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches Private Tour from Bayeux /Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

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 Scholtens

Jackson, WY, United States
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Tour: #84314, D-day beaches Private Tour from le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 24/19

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 Cullen

Melrose, MA, United States
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Tour: #84314, D-day beaches from le Havre for Michele Cullen, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 12/19

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.

Esther Cooke

Canada
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Tour: #27599, Canadian D-Day beaches Private Tour from Le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Apr 24/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had an excellent days guiding such a nice Canadian group on the beaches. Richard

William Bloor

United States
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Tour: #239270, Normandy 2 day tour for William Bloor 2019, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Apr 16/19

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 Dooner

United States
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Tour: #84440, D-day beaches Private Tour from Bayeux/Caen, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Dec 28/18

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 Masarik

United States
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Tour: #306473, 5 Day tour in Normandy, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

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
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Tour: #27599, Canadian D-Day beaches Private Tour from Le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 1/18

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 Danes

United States
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Tour: Impressionism, Castles and Cathedrals: Giverny, Seine Valley and Rouen Private Tour, Giverny, France
Date: Aug 23/18

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 Danes

United States
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Tour: From D-Day to Mont St Michel Two Day Tour, Bayeux, Normandy, France
Date: Aug 21/18

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 Lytle

United States
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Tour: Blood, sweat and tears: the US D-Day Private Tour, Bayeux, Normandy, France
Date: Aug 14/18

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
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Tour: #239270, Normandy 2 day tour, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 19/18

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 Jones

United States
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Tour: #27599, Canadian D-Day beaches Private Tour from Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 16/18

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 Cook

United States
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Tour: #239270, Normandy 2 day tour for Andrea Cook, Cherbourg, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 11/18

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 Bailey

Reno, NEVADA, United States
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Tour: #84314, D-day beaches Private Tour from le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

The Best..Excellent..used a headset in the car so my wife could hear clearly in the back seat

Celeste Benoit

Exeter, United States
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Tour: #84440, D-day beaches Private Tour from Bayeux/Caen, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 29/18

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 Swanson

United States
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Tour: #84314, D-day beaches Private Tour from le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 12/18

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 Kweller

United States
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Tour: #239270, Normandy 2 day tour for agent Lorrie P., Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 9/18

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 Levey

United States
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Tour: #306472, Historical Normandy Caen-Bayeux, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Dec 27/17

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 James

United States
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Tour: #239270, Normandy 2 day tour for Joël James, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Nov 3/17

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 Dunn

United States
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Tour: #23730, Mont Saint Michel private tour for Holly Dunn, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 18/17

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 Heydel

United States
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Tour: #306473, 3 Day tour in Normandy for Rick Heydel, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 6/17

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 Greenberg

United States
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Tour: #239269, Normandy tour from Cherbourg, Cherbourg, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 4/17

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 Babin

United States
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Tour: #25328, Half Day D-day beaches Private Tour for Bee Fitzpatrick, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
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.

Catherine Baldwin

United States
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Tour: #84440, D-day beaches Private Tour from Bayeux/Caen, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 17/17

Jim Rubin

United States
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Tour: #84440, D-day beaches Private Tour from Bayeux/Caen, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 10/17

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!


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