Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Giverny-France by Tour Guide Marianne S. (Guide #7721)


David Degitz

United States
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Tour: From Bayeux to la pointe du hoc Omaha beach the american cemetery, Bayeux, Normandy, France
Date: Dec 29/19

My son and I booked this trip with so much excitement and us being WWII enthusiast we were even more excited to have our tour in Normandy. Marianne was truly an honor, she was so knowledgeable and personable. We enjoyed hearing about her stories and her passion for the country and WWII as well. We are grateful for Marianne and would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much dear David for this great review .you and your son have the same passion as I have and I really enjoyed this tour with you. A great day in wonderful company! Thank you again Marianne

Theresa Kohl

United States
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Tour: #95037, Omaha beach pointe du hoc american cemetery from Honfleur or le Havre private tour, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Oct 24/19

Very professional and knowledgeable. A pleasure to spend the day with!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Theresa! You and your sisters were very heroic to brave the horrible weather and I will never forget the wonderful time I spent with you! Kindest regards Marianne

Peter Carroll

United States
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Tour: Main events on Omaha beach private tour, Bayeux, Normandy, France
Date: Sep 27/19

Thank you Marianne. Great job. We learned a lot today. You have so much knowledge. Thank you for sharing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peter Thank you so much for your 5 stars review. I enjoyed this day with your party! It was a real pleasure To share! Thank you again Regards Marianne

Norma Ruiz

Miami Lakes, FL, United States
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Tour: #95048, From Joan of Arc to Monet with your private guide, Rouen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 8/19

Enjoyed a wonderful day visiting Rouen and Giverny. Marianne's vast knowledge made our tour all the more enjoyable. We spent a wonderful and relaxed day visiting these two sites. Marianne's descriptions and explanations of Giverny and Monet's personal and professional life gave us the background information to make Giverny come to life. Thanks, Marianne!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Norma, Anna Maria, Herman and Marcus How wonderful your feedback is! I cant express my feelings. I spent such a wonderful day in your company! You are very special and we were in tune Thank you again and I hope you have a nice cruise Kind regards Marianne

Barry Migicovsky

United States
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Tour: #149990, Le Havre to Omaha beach sector and the american cemetery, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Aug 4/19

Marianne was an extremely gracious hostess and met us on time along with the driver was extremely professional. Marianne is insight and stories We never knew about and appealed to my 13 year old as well. I recommend this tour again and very happy we decided on your company. Most tours started elsewhere but , I appreciate the pickup at the dock to maximize our excursion.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barry Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I really enjoyed this day with your wide ans your son. It was a real pleasure to share my stories with you Have a great summer Marianne

Michael Rosenberg

United States
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Tour: Deauville and Etretat The most typical villages, Le Havre, Normandy, France
Date: Aug 2/19

Marianne was a real professional with a lot of charm and knowledge. She was a pleasure to be with and we felt we saw it all!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your 5 stars rating I am very happy to read that you enjoyed the tour with us. It was my pleasure to share my passion of Normandy with you Kind regards Marianne

Sharon Falada

United States
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Tour: #95037, Omaha beach pointe du hoc american cemetery from Honfleur or le Havre private tour, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 29/19

Marianne was a wealth of information and it was great seeing Normandy on a private tour. Only regret is that we didn't have more time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sharon for your nice review. I also wish we could spend more time with your party. Kind regards Marianne

C. Donna Knight

United States
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Tour: #95040, Small private groups from 8 to 15 travelers tour of the landing beaches from Le Havre with private bus, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 19/19

Marianne is a high energy, knowledgeable tour guide. She was flexible and accommodating on our tour to the Beaches of Normandy. She was very personable and made the whole day, one to remember. Highly Recommend Marianne!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donna Thank you so much for your great review ! I also enjoyed this day with your party . You were so easy going! It was a real pleasure to share my passion of history. Thank you again and have a great summer Kind regards Marianne

Daniel Dix

United States
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Tour: From Caen to Mont saint Michel, Caen, Normandy, France
Date: Jun 18/19

Marianne is a very knowledgable guide and she is a lovely person. She managed Mont St. Michel in such a way that it seemed like the location was empty (which it wasn't). We could spend days driving around Normandy with Marianne! Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daniel What a lovely review! I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your company. We were in tune! This visit of the Mont saint Michel with your family was very special for me. And I will never forget the moments spent together . Thank you so much ! I hope you enjoyed your stay in Paris. I wish you all a wonderful summer! All the best Marianne

Julie Hain

United States
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Tour: Joan of Arc - Medieval Rouen private guided tour, Rouen, Normandy, France
Date: Jun 17/19

Our day with Marianne was extremely enjoyable. Marianne was very knowledgeable about a wide range of topics related to history, art, and architecture. We were not disappointed and she was extremely helpful with assisting with transportation arrangements. First class tour!! Thank you Marianne! .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julie How nice it is to read your great review ! I also enjoyed this day with your party and it was such a pleasure to share my passion for history and art wth you Have a great summer Marianne

Daniel Dix

United States
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Tour: #70001, "Bloody Omaha" and the american heroes, la Pointe du Hoc and the rangers private tour with your car, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 14/19

Marianne was absolutely wonderful. We were 5 people on the tour (4 adults and one 16-year-old). We drove our rented van and Marianne directed us where to go and gave commentary on the way and at the various stops. She is very knowledgable and the sites visited on the tour were great. Her personal story was also very interesting and it added to the tour. More importantly, she was a joy to be with! Honestly, a lovely human being. We all now consider her a friend. We look forward to another tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daniel I can't thank you enough for your wonderful review. I truly enjoyed spending this day with your party. I felt as one of your friends and I could have spent at last a week with all of you. You are in my heart ! Marianne

Marc Blakeman

Washington, DC, United States
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Tour: #220052, From Bayeux the landing beaches to the Mont Saint Michel 2 days private tour, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 11/19

Marianne did an amazing job tailoring a two day trip to the D-Day beaches and Mont St.-Michel for my family. She did really well with the two children who really enjoyed the tours and she did an excellent job of keeping an 11 and 12 year old interested. Thanks for the wonderful tour!

David Moses

Australia
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Tour: Visit of the main points of interest in Normandy private tour, Bayeux, Normandy, France
Date: Jun 8/19

Truly we had a fantastic day touring with Marianne on 8 June - another couple joined us & Marianne fulfilled all our requests for the full day touring Caen, Bayeux Tapestry, Normandy beach & cemetery, Deauville & a drive thru Honfleur - such an enjoyable day absorbing Marianne's knowledge whilst driving & at the various sites. Highly recommend her services - & her driver Said was great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David Thank you so much for your great review We also spent a wonderful day with you. I enjoyed talking with you and I am impressed by your knowledge and your kindness. Said and myself thank you again and wish you the very best Kind regards Marianne and Said

Cheryl Bennett

United States
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Tour: #65254, The landing beaches from Bayeux private tour, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 7/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cheryl and Neal I dont know how to thank you for such a great review I am so happy everyhing went great. We felt so much concerned by your spécial request ! We had a wonderful time with you and it was a real privilege to share these 2 days with you. All the Best and thank you again ! Marianne and Guy

Cheryl Bennett

United States
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Tour: #65293, From Saint James cemetery toUtah beach private Tour, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 6/19

How does one describe the impossible when the impossible is accomplished? Amazing job done by Marianne and her outstanding husband Gui!! Our trip was for 75th Anniversary of D-Day. When all was closed to Bayeux Marianne quickly rearranged our train pickup location & got us to American Cemetery St James Ceremonies in time to see our grandson perform with his high school band. Then they managed to get a pass from the jardons to get us to our hotel in Bayeux that night, June 6th!! They did same on 6/7!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HelloCheryl Thank you so muh for your great review ! You know how much we cared for mailing you tour as great as possible. Your kindness and flexibility helped us a lot Our best wishes Marianne and Guy

Jon Bivens

United States
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Tour: #149990, Le Havre to Omaha beach sector and the american cemetery, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 24/19

Marianne is certainly a very knowledgable and experienced tour guide. We enjoyed our trip to the Normandy area; Omaha beach in particular.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jon I am just sorry you didnt enjoy the whole tour Best regards Marianne

Harold Snow

United States
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Tour: #65775, Mont Saint Michel the 8th marvel of the world with your private guide, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 13/19

Marianne ( and her husband) are a wonderful team. Her depth of knowledge and understanding of the history of St. Michel and the area in general is unsurpassed. What was especially enjoyable was the way that Marianne was very accommodating and adjusted her suggested tour to meet our interests as the tour progressed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harold Thank you so much for your great review ! I tremendously enjoyed your curiosity and deep interest in art and history. It was more than pleasant to share so many fascinating stories with you and we wish you the very best for the future and a wonderful time in France Warm regards Marianne and Guy

Daniel Zivney

United States
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Tour: #149990, Le Havre to Omaha beach sector and the american cemetery, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 12/19

Vehicle is too small and cramped for 4 guests, in their 60s, that dont have flexibility of younger folks. Guide's voice is so soft it was very difficult to hear her. She was very knowledgable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Daniel I am quite surprised by this bad review after you congratulated me for my passion when we left you at the ship . I am sorry for my voice but I had a very bad bronchite last week and have not completely recovered. As I am loyal, I did not want to cancel your tour and do what I was supposed to do. Concerning the car, we often have older customers in their late seventees and never they never complainted. You can have a look at all my last reviews I did my best to share as much as possible.

Joe Leonardo

United States
Rating

Tour: From Utah beach to Omaha beach, Bayeux, Normandy, France
Date: Apr 24/19

We toured the Normandy area and the D-day beaches and cemetery. Marianne is knowledgeable and insightful providing facts and back story that helped us better connect what we were seeing to what happened in WWII. She set up two great places for lunch. Her husband Guy was our driver and the logistics of our visit was seamless. A bonus we hadn't thought about was as Guy drove, Marianne spent time answering questions and setting up what we were going to see next. It couldn't have been better.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debbie and Joe Thank you so much for this great review. We also enjoyed your friendly company and it was wonderful to share history and emotion with you Have a great summer too! Warm regards Marianne and Guy

Larry G Green

Canada
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Tour: #65299, The revenge of the Canadians on Juno beach private tour, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

The very best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much dear Larry!! I t was a great pleasure to spend that day with you! Marianne

Ed Alvarez

United States
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Tour: From Caen to Utah beach and 0maha beach and Pegasus bridge, Caen, Normandy, France
Date: Apr 9/19

We chose Marianne based on her family's background (French resistance) and her experience. We expceted her to be able to provide more than the basic facts and statistics about about each of the battle sites and museums. She way exceded our expectations. She provided us with many stories from her family (father was in the French resistance) as well as her extensive knowledge from both extensive studying and from information learned from her guests. She added a great deal of color to the history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ed Thank you so much for your great review! I really had a great time with your wonderful party . I could share my deep passion and pay tribute to the greatest generation. These 2 days were just great Thumbs up to all of you! Thank you again Marianne

Ann Woodbury

United States
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Tour: #65254, The landing beaches from Bayeux private tour, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Apr 1/19

Marianne was wonderful! Our group of four had an all day tour of the D-Day beaches. She knew battle history so well and was able to share details about the days and weeks during and after the invasion that made the trip special. She was so accommodating, not skipping a beat as we wandered to take photos then rejoined the discussion and allowed us plenty of time to absorb the enormity of what happened there. With Guy driving she gave us information as we traveled to and around the beaches. Bravo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ann I have no words to express my feelings! Your review is so wonderful and I would like to tell you how much we enjoyed spending that day with your party. Your curiosity and your kindness were exceptionnal and made me happy and proud to share the history of this terrible period with you. Thank you so much again ! Guy and myself wish you a wonderful spring and summer. Warm regards Marianne and Guy

Robert Blattner

United States
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Tour: A pilgrimage to Lisieux, Le Havre, Normandy, France
Date: Mar 23/19

Very experienced and knowledgeable guide and husband driver, with insight into local schedules. Excellent tour.

Bethany Martin

United States
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Tour: Bloody Omaha and americain cemetery private tour, Rouen, Normandy, France
Date: Dec 29/18

Marianne and her husband, Guy, were an excellent team. They made every effort to make our tour as tailored yet comprehensive as possible. After telling them what we wanted to experience they were able to make it happen - including pick up from an unusual location, during off-season, with one of us in a wheelchair! They were prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable about the area and the sights we were visiting. Marianne's English was excellent and we would recommend them 100 times over!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much dear Bethany for this wonderful feedback I kept your photos with the yellow jackets ! What a great day we had with you! The only tour we ever had at the end of December ! We will never forget you either! Hugs and kisses from Guy and myself And a spécial one for Alina (I hope I spell her name correctly )

Glenn Baldwin

Dallas, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #65254, The landing beaches from Bayeux private tour, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Oct 29/18

Marianne KNOWS her history very well. Listen and learn from the Master. An amazing day. Book!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Glenn for this great feedback.. I really appreciate Kind regards Marianne

Linda Levit

United States
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Tour: #65254, The landing beaches from Bayeux private tour, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

Marianne is very knowledgeable about WW ll and the Normandy beaches, plus she is a very warm person. We had a a very enjoyable day visiting Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Brach, and the American cemetery. It was a very moving experience. We were picked up at our hotel, and everything worked out well. I highly recommend Marianne if you want someone with a wealth of knowledge in this area of France.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much dear Linda. I really enjoyed this day with you and your husband.It was just great to share my passion for history with both of you. I wish you the very best Marianne

Dory Binge

United States
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Tour: #95037, Omaha beach pointe du hoc american cemetery from le Havre private tour, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 9/18

Marianne was a wonderful guide and our group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the day we spent with her. We toured Omaha Beach and surrounding areas and found Marianne to be most knowledgable, informative, professional and simply delightful. We can recommend Marianne without hesitation. We wish we had more time to take another tour with her. Thanks for a special day. Dory, Pat, Luann and Dan from Denver, Colorado.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dory, Pat, Luann and Dan I cant believe you wrote this great review so early! I Thank you so much and I will add it was mutua! I give you 5 stars! You were so interested and so friendly! I also had a great day with you, and it was a real pleasure to share my passion of history and my deepest admiration and love for the Americans! Thumbs up to all of you! Marianne

Karen Beattie

United States
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Tour: #65254, The landing beaches from Bayeux private tour, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Aug 14/18

An inspiring day with a knowledgeable and accommodating guide. Marianne provided us with a memorable day engaging in the history of WWII. Having her husband as our driver added a bonus convenience to the tour we really appreciated. Marianne's expertise enabled us to truly "experience" the events. Additionally, her wit and charm was quite enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen Thank you so much for your great revew ! It was a great pleasure to spend that day with both of you ! I really appreciated your curiosity and you were so friendly ! Thank you again ! Kind regards Marianne

Barbara Gullone

United States
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Tour: #95037, Omaha beach pointe du hoc american cemetery from le Havre private tour, Le Havre, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

Marianne was friendly, polite, and very knowledgeable on the Omaha Beach tour. She keep our group of four to a tight time schedule so we were able to have plenty of time at each of our three stops. Marianne also recommended a great local pub for lunch. Our group was most impressed at the American cemetery when Marianne ask three different groups to be quieter and show respect to the men who gave their lives. I would highly recommend Marianne.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara. Thank you so much for your great review. It was a real pleasure to spend that day with your party. And I really appreciate your review. Thank you so much! It was my pleasure to share my passion with you Have a great summer Kind regards Marianne

Maria C.

Canada
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Tour: #65299, The revenge of the Canadians on Juno beach with your private guide, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

This was an excellent tour and I recommend it to anyone interested in the Canadian contributions to the war. Marianne is a knowledgeable and informative guide. She and her husband made the experience absolutely wonderful. My teenagers have never been more proud to be Canadian!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria I have no words to exoress my feelings ! Your words are just wonderful and I am so happy to have been able to share my deep émotions! Your children are wonderful and I was so moved to see your daughter cry in your arms after we watched the movie Thank you so much again to have taken the time to give me this fabulous rating. Your words sound like gold to me My best wishes to your family And I apologize for answering so late July was a very busy month! Your guide on Juno beach. Marianne


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