Gary WestwaterUnited States
We have done several Tours By Locals tours, and this tour of the landing beaches was by far the worst. We saw only Omaha Beach, spent far too long at the cemetery (although it was a solemn experience) and were driven by the guide Marianne's husband, "professional driver" Guy who drove like a maniac. Marianne and Guy engaged in several what sounded like loud arguments in French. While Marianne seemed well versed in WWII history, the tour was over priced and and an overall bad experience. Not recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm sorry for your experience. Over the years, this tour has received only high ratings and I delivered it as usual.I adjusted the tour due to your limited mobility & skipped the pointe du hoc as it was to dangerous,I added Arromanches instead.Le Havre is far from the landing beaches & we possibly couldn't do more.This is the first we have been made aware of my husbands driving,we will consider it moving forward.I am sorry if you felt we were arguing, my husband is hard of hearing so I must shout
Stuart LeibsohnUnited States
Marianne could not have been better or more accommodating. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable, but also so personable. Our tour of Normandy Beaches and American Cemetery was very moving and when we asked for a lunch restaurant that served fresh seafood she took us to a small fishing village on the water and a wonderful restaurant where we were the only Americans and the food was fabulous. Cannot recommend her more. She deserves a 6+.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stuart How wonderful it is to hear this lovely comment!We are so happy to know that you both enjoyed this day with us , sharing the beauty of great sites as well as good food and wine. Thank you so much! Marianne and Guy