Jodi Ann HargerUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day with Dominique. We had to adjust our tour a bit after a maritime change delayed our boat. We opted to stay in Bayeux off the ship for our two day visit to the Normandy area and all its sites. Our guide has endless knowledge of the history of all facets of the world war ll in France. We ventured to Omaha and Juno beaches, bridges, museums, German-US-Canadian cemeteries, numerous monuments, landing strips, etc. Dominique was wonderful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jodi Ann and Mike, I am very pleased that you enjoyed the tour. I wish you a safe trip back home and do come back to Normandy! Kind regards, Dominique
There were 4 of us on this private tour arranged by Dominique. We had asked her if she would put together an itinerary that would highlight the Canadian military participation in the Battle of Normandy. She succeeded beyond any of our expectations! We started at 9am and finished around 5 pm . Throughout our day Dominique provided us with commentary to support what we would see in each of our stops. It was a truly extraordinary day , planned by a real professional. Thanks Dominique.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David for your very nice feed back. I had great pleasure taking you on this tour. Your enthousiasm and interest were a treat. I hope you come back to discover more of Normandy. Enjoy your cruise and holidays. Kind regards, Dominique
Cynthia FischerUnited States
As a travel advisor, I tend to be overly critical in observations, as I want my clients to have the "best" experiences when I make a recommendation. Dominique is definitely 5-star rated and she not only met; but, definitely exceeded my expectations, as well as delighting my clients. I really appreciated the fact that she even took the initiative and pre-reserved our luncheon location at a terrific restaurant in the Normandy area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Cynthia for your very nice feedback. I hope you had a nice journey back and that we'll have other chances to work together in a near future. Kind regards, Dominique
Sylvia C.Freeport, NEW YORK, United States
This tour with Dominique was incredible and everything we hoped for and more! Dominique is an incredible tour guide with wonderful knowledge of the area. By the end of the day, we all felt like family!!!! THANK YOU, DOMINIQUE!!!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sylvia! I hope you had a great holiday. Please come back! Kind regards, Dominique
Chrisy ScarlettUnited States
Shrinivas WaingankarUnited States
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 WilliamsUnited States
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 HodgeUnited States
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
Maren SorensenUnited States
We were so pleased with Dominique, her exquisite knowledge of both WWI & WWII & France's role was so insightful. The historic areas of the invasion by the allies was more remarkable and memorable due to her knowledge of the battles. The areas she took us to gave us enough time to learn & reflect on this historic liberation of France & Europe from Hitler. She was interested in where we were going next on our journey & gave us museums & other places of interest to visit. Merci Dominique
Mary BenedixUnited States
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 HartleyUnited States
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 SassoUnited States
Dominique was especially accommodating and extremely knowledgeable.
Bob MartinUnited States
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 StangerUnited States
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 BoyleUnited States
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 DayUnited States
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 HambletonNorthfield, IL, United States
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 KleinUnited States
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 FickewirthUnited States
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 K.United States
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 CrumrineUnited States
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 DeFordUnited States
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 MeyerUnited States
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 CrowleSAINT MICHAELS, MARYLAND, United States
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 RobinsonAtlanta, GA, United States
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
Jeff HahnUnited States
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
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 U.Round Rock, TX, United States
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 MillsUnited States
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!