Looking for guided tour of the WW2 sites in Normandy. Would prefer the guide to provide transportation. Any recommendations? We are a group of 10.
Some that you could consider.....
A group of 10 will probably require two Vans, but the tour firm that you choose will work that out. I've travelled with the first two on the list, and both are outstanding.
Highly recommend Dale Booth. We had two exceptional days with him.
I'd vote that you start with Dale Booth and work you way down the list. People on this forum have their favorites ( Dale is ours), but these guides are all good. Just make contact right away because they get booked up quickly.
My friend and I just had a tour with Guillaume Marie last Friday for the Normandy D-Day tour. Hi site is called Normandy D Day Tours and his email is email@example.com. Send an email in English - he is fluent. Here is why I would highly recommend him:
The history of D-Day is his passion, and his genuine enthusiasm for the subject never flagged during the 8 or so hours my friend and I spent with Guillaume. The scope and magnitude of the invasion came alive with his narratives. Because he has guided so many WWII vets who have returned to visit Normandy, he is able to incorporate many of their individual stories they shared with him. Inspiring, tragic, funny, heroic - - the anecdotes run the gamut. And here is the other reason you want to book Guillaume; his follow-up and responsiveness to emails, glitches (a late train), and pre-trip questions was always extremely prompt and reliable. When you are in a foreign country and not fluent with the language, you are particularly reliant on your guide's dependability. You will be in capable and sure hands with Guillaume. Whomever you choose, book it now. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing, and there are a lot of visitors there this year.
Overlord has small buses that would easily accommodate the whole group. I don't know if they do a private trip like that, but we liked their all day tour of the AMerican sites.
Hi LeAnne, try Normandy Sightseeing Tours (http://www.normandy-sightseeing-tours.com), they have a variety options and the guides are all professional and well versed in the history of the area. They are able to provide transportation.