Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Caen-France by Tour Guide Dominique E. (Guide #4251)


Shinoo Waingankar

United States
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Tour: #292984, Two days private guided tour in Normandy, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Oct 15/18

She was an exceptional tour guide that I ever had. She was punctual, spoke fluent english and most of all was a very safe driver. She was well versed with the region and the history. She took us to couple of interesting spots that were not in the itinerary. I wish we have more guides like that and recommend her highly to the future travelers to the Normandy region. She is 5 stars all the way.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shinoo, I had great pleasure showing you around and I hope you get the chance to come back. Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. Have a nice winter, kind regards, Dominique

Toni Williams

United States
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Tour: #292984, Two days private guided tour in Normandy, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 18/18

Dominque was outstanding and superb. She was exceptional in her knowledge of history and sites throughout tour. She had a keen sense of culture and charm for places to eat. She knew places off the beaten path. She was charming in all respects.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Toni for your lovely feedback! I hope you are having a great time, kind regards, Dominique

John Hodge

United States
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Tour: Private customized tour for Mr & Mrs Hodges, Le Havre, Normandy, France
Date: Sep 9/18

She was so very knowledgeable. She kept our attention the entire time with her great stories of the area and the sites she showed us. We were with her for an entire day. She showed us Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, a German cemetery, Teddy Roosevelt's grave, and many other sites in one day from Le Havre. She was an excellent driver. Would highly recommend her!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John for your very nice feedback ; it was a real pleasure guiding you. Kind regards, Dominique

Mary Benedix

United States
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Tour: #29418, DDay private tour from Le Havre or Honfleur Ports, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

The best guide we have ever booked! Very knowledgeable, she honored every request we made by email. Her knowledge of the the DDay beaches and history was amazing. She was a very good driver with a small enough vehicle to use the back roads and avoid the traffic. We never felt rushed and saw far more than the cruise tours. She timed our day to avoid the crowds and coach buses used by the large tours. She was friendly and was willling to make adjustments to the tour as we traveled. We returned on time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary and Kevin for your very nice feedback. I hope you get to come back as I have so much more to show you in my beautiful region of Normandy ! Kind regards, Dominique

Jeanne Hartley

United States
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Tour: #288498, Normandy delights Tour from Bayeux or Caen, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

Dominique was a delightful and knowledgeable guide. We loved the small villages and the surprise stud farm we visited. We had a conversation with the owner of the ranch as he showed us many beautiful horses and colts; after which we were treated to scones and apple cider. The entire day will be remembered as one of our best days in France. A wonderful way to see the French countryside and villages.

Sandy Sasso

United States
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Tour: Private tour of the Normandy US Battlefield, Bayeux, Normandy, France
Date: Jun 29/18

Dominique was especially accommodating and extremely knowledgeable.

Bob Martin

United States
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Tour: #288506, DDay private tour from Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 11/18

We enjoyed the tour very much. Dominique made it very interesting and relevant. The pace was appropriate and unhurried with plenty of time to see the sites that were interesting to us and learn more about Normandy and it's incredible history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob for your very nice feedback ; it was a pleasure meeting you and I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday! kind regards, Dominique

Maryann Stanger

United States
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Tour: Omaha and the Pays d'Auge, Le Havre, Normandy, France
Date: Apr 3/18

The things about toursbylocals.com that I love so much is the flexibility , the insightful knowledge, on my schedule and the guides. Dominique was so incredible and fun. She went above and beyond filling our day with amazing facts, incredible sites, and clean bathrooms. I didn't know villages in the same country could look soooo different and all be my favorite. She saw what we liked and kept finding us more, above and beyond what we paid for. Would recommend our tour and our gui

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maryann, Thank you for your very nice feedback. I had great pleasure showing you around and sharing my knowledge of the region with you. I wish you a great trip in your next cruise. Kind regards, Dominique

Robert Boyle

United States
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Tour: PrivateDday tour for Robert Boyle's family, Caen, Normandy, France
Date: Mar 14/18

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

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Bob! I had great pleasure guiding you three. I hope you had a nice journey back home. Kind regards, Dominique

Susie Day

United States
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Tour: Private customized tour for Susie Day, Bayeux, Normandy, France
Date: Mar 11/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susie. it has been a real pleasure meeting you and Day and I hope we'll meet again. Kind regards, Dominique

Doug Hambleton

United States
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Tour: #29418, DDay private tour from Le Havre or Honfleur Ports, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 29/17

Wonderful and knowledgeable guide. One of the very best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Doug for your very nice commentary. Enjoy your holidays in France. Kind regards, Dominique

Sherrie Klein

United States
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Tour: #29418, DDay private tour from Le Havre or Honfleur Ports, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

Dominique was exceptional. Knowledgeable and personable. Taylored the tour to our requests. Ensured we were satisfied with all her suggestions. Couldn't have asked for a better tour guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sherrie for your very fast and nice feedback! I hope you enjoyed a great dinner at the restaurant in Honfleur. I wish you a wonderful cruise and wonderful touring experiences. Hope to meet you some other day, kindest regards, Dominique.

John Fickewirth

United States
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Tour: #222687, Giverny and Rouen, following Claude Monet's footsteps from Le Havre, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 15/17

Wonderful tour! The guide was very knowledgeable and professional. We had a great time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Fickewirth, Thank you very much for your very kind feedback. I hope to meet you again if you come back in the area and welcome you with a better weather! Enjoy your trip back home. Kind regards to both of you, Dominique

Roxanne Keller

United States
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Tour: #29418, DDay private tour from Le Havre or Honfleur Ports, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Aug 16/17

Dominique was very knowledgeable and personable. We were short on time and she kept us moving yet never felt rushed. The car was comfortable for our group of 4. She stopped at the German cemetery first to contrast with the American cemetery. Great idea. Our lunch stop was a wonderful cafe. We would love to return to and spend more time. I didn't realize how pretty the area is with the walled farms. I only wish that I had felt better to enjoy the last few stops. (I was getting a bad cold)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Roxanne, Thank you for your nice feedback. I'll be happy to guide you again when you come back. Have a nice winter, kind regards, Dominique

Jon Crumrine

United States
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Tour: #29418, DDay private tour from Le Havre or Honfleur Ports, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 11/17

We really enjoyed Dominique. We were able to see a lot in a short time, and she was very knowledgeable. It was great to experience first hand the locations in history and not just read about them. Every where we went people knew her and she is very friendly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jon for your very kind message. I had great pleasure guiding your party and hope you will come back to see more of this beautiful part of France! All the best! Dominique

Nancy DeFord

United States
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Tour: #29418, Private tour of the Pays d'Auge for Nancy de Ford party, Honfleur, France    view tour
Date: Jun 2/17

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.

Terry Meyer

United States
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Tour: Private Dday tour, Honfleur, France
Date: Jun 1/17

Dominique provided an excellent guide service for our D-Day tour. She met all of the expectations for our group of 6 participants and was able to bring the history of the sites to a very personal level. Would definitely utilize her guide service at other Normandy sites in future travel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Terry for your great rating. I hope our paths will cross again. Have a great summer, kindest regards, Dominique

Robert Crowle

SAINT MICHAELS, MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: Jim Crowle private tour of Normandy., Honfleur, France
Date: May 23/17

In one word...exceptional. As 1st time visitors to Normandy we wanted to maximize our limited time, and with Dominique E. as our guide we most certainly did that. She is extremely knowledgeable of all aspects of Normandy's rich history. As important, she is extremely personable making our experience that much richer. We toured Rouen, Giverney, Honfluer, Bayeux, Mont Saint Michel, and several of the D-Day sites. She knows them all intimately. We met her as our guide and left with a new friend. Bravo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jim and Janet for your very nice feedback ! I enjoyed very much touring and guiding you as you were very interested and very friendly. A real treat for a guide! I hope our paths will cross again... Kindest regards, Dominique

Barbara Robinson

Atlanta, GA, United States
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Tour: #288506, DDay private tour from Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 9/17

Dominique was an excellent conscientious tour guide. I would recommend her to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Barbara. Looking forward to meeting you again on another tour. Kindest regards, Dominique

Tom H.

United States
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Tour: Private tour to Rouen, capital city of Normandy., Le Havre, Normandy, France
Date: Apr 21/17

Jeff Hahn

United States
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Tour: Private Dday tour, Rouen, Normandy, France
Date: Oct 1/16

We cannot say enough kind words after our day with Dominique. She was extremely informative and her knowledge covers much more than The Normandy invasion of WW II. Definitely a 5 rating!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Jeff! I had great pleasure meeting you both. Hope you come back to see more! Kind regards, Dominique

Roseanne B.

United States
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Tour: Normandy landing beaches, Bayeux, Normandy, France
Date: Jun 6/16

Dominique provided an excellent tour for our family. It was educational, interesting and fun. She had the trip all planned out to maximize what we could experience though was flexible as to how we wanted to spend our time. Thanks Dominique for a memorable day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roseanne! Hope to see you again, best regards, Dominique

Thomas Urbanik

Round Rock, TX, United States
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Tour: #30243, Normandy delights, Honfleur, France    view tour
Date: Jun 3/16

Knowledgeable and personable guide with extensive knowledge. We enjoyed going to the countryside (Calvados Pays d'Auge) to see the production of apple brandy (Calvados Brandy) and regional cheeses. Got tasting of them all! Wonderful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tom and Sandy, I had great pleasure sharing with you our culture and picturesque sites, even more feeling you were so receptive, a great treat for a guide!

Gary Mills

United States
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Tour: #29418, DDay private tour from Le Havre or Honfleur Ports, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Apr 15/16

Exactly what we wanted! Dominique was great. We got to see sites that would only have been seen if we were traveling in a private car with a friend that lived in the area. Dominique was knowledgeable and well informed. We wanted to experience the D-Day beaches and we did. Hopefully we will be able to tour with her again. The next day we took a standard bus tour - no comparison. If you haven't included a visit to the German and the Canadian cemeteries also, you haven't experienced Normandy!

Michael McGhee

Canada
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Tour: Normandy highlights, Le Havre, Normandy, France
Date: Aug 24/15

Dominique was a very good guide and she didn't give us too much information as some guides can. We would highly recommend to anyone wanting to go on the Monet Joan of Arc tours to use her. We have used tours by locals 2 times now and are completely satisfied with them. Happy travelling...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael for your nice feed back! I am glad you and your party enjoyed the tour. As far as I am concerned, I enjoyed your company and your enthousism and interest in what I was showing you ; it is always very rewarding for a guide. I hope you will come back to see other parts of Normandy! best regards, Dominique

Lorena Kirschner

United States
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Tour: Highlights of Normandy, Le Havre, Normandy, France
Date: Jul 26/15

Dominique was a treasure! She was extremely accommodating and handled our group of 25 with ease and comfort. Her tour suggestions were welcomed additions to our intended itinerary and her bus recommendation was fabulous! We could not have done Normandy without her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Lorena for your very nice feedback. I have enjoyed very much guiding you and your group of very well educated and very sweet scout girls. I hope you come back some other day! Kind regards, Dominique

Lyanne L. Wassermann

Hollywood, FL, United States
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Tour: Giverny and Rouen, following Claude Monet's footsteps, Giverny, France
Date: Jul 9/15

Please note: I had almost completed a very positive comment about Dominique and somehow lost the narrative. I wanted to end it by saying that we would recommend her for daytime tours for anyone on a cruise that stops in L'Havre for the day. Snd

Poul Joensen

Faroe Islands
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Tour: Paris highlights, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: May 22/15

Rich Powers

United States
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Tour: #29418, Dday tour from Honfleur Port for Richard Powers party, Honfleur, France    view tour
Date: May 20/15

It was a wonderful, informative day. Dominique was terrific. We would not hesitate to recommend her.

Sarah McWithey

United States
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Tour: Normandy beaches Dday tour, Bayeux, Normandy, France
Date: Apr 13/15

We enjoyed our tour so much with Dominique. She is definitely an artistic historian. We learned so much from her and will recommend her to other people as they come to the area to visit. Our train was departing late and we deeply appreciate her entertaining us right up to the last minute. She is an asset to her profession and we are honored to have spent the day with her. Thanks so much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Richard, for your very nice comment. I enjoyed meeting you and Sally , your interest in our history and our culture was a real treat for me and I had great pleasure sharing it with you. Hoping our paths will cross again, kind regards, Dominique

Michael Kwasny

United States
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Tour: #29418, Dday tour from Le Havre or Honfleur Ports, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 6/14

We spent an educational, entertaining, delightful day with Dominique on our DDay tour. Our group of two couples was picked up at our Celebrity Constellation pier right on time, and we headed out. Dominique's car was comfortable and we enjoyed the entire day, including lunch at a local spot with no tourists overlooking the sea. She gave us an in-depth overview and history of events leading up to the DDay sites we toured. We would highly recommend Dominique for any tour you may need in the area.

Bruce Radebaugh

United States
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Tour: Two days tour for Bruce Radebaugh's party, Bayeux, Normandy, France
Date: Apr 28/14

Dominique is an excellent guide. Well versed in the history of D-Day and Normandy. I do not think we could have had a better guide. The cost is quite high, but Dominique is a true professional. We would recommend her without reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bruce. I hope to welcome you again to Normandy, there is so much more to see! kind regards, Dominique

Joanne DeMarco

United States
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Tour: Dday tour to Omaha and Sainte Mère Eglise., Bayeux, Normandy, France
Date: Mar 4/14

A very lovely and knowledgeable lady. She was so informative and showed us an inside view of the Normandy region. Made excellent recommendations of things to see and it really enhanced the day. Very good with communicating through the booking process. Highly recommend her to anyone wishing a great day tour of the region.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Johanne! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Looking forward to meeting you again! Best wishes, Dominique

David Katz

United States
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Tour: #29418, Dday tour from Le Havre or Honfleur Ports, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 29/13

We had a wonderful day with Dominique. She has a complete knowledge of her tours and is very pleasant to be with. We did a D-day tour and she was amazing!

Debra Kent

United States
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Tour: Normandy beaches tour/Debra Kent, Le Havre, Normandy, France
Date: Aug 27/13

Very knowledgable guide. Dominique provided a comprehensive tour for us of Normandy in a short time. Highly recommend her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Deb!

Joseph DiVito

United States
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Tour: #30243, Normandy delights, Honfleur, France    view tour
Date: Sep 1/12

We had an absolutely wonderful day in the Normandy countryside with our guide, Dominque. The ship was not sailing until late in the day, and instead of going to Paris for a few hours, we spent the time in the countryside and had a great lunch in a local cafe. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was flexible with our day. My wife broke her ankle just before our trip and we wondered about getting around. Not a problem at all and the private tour worked great. A truly memorable day. Thank you.