Normandy-D Day Tours

Feb 20th, 2013, 04:46 AM
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Normandy-D Day Tours

Have one day available to go over to Normandy,would appreciate any feedback on tours. Thank you
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Feb 20th, 2013, 04:56 AM
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To go over from where?
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Feb 20th, 2013, 05:31 AM
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I took the "Band of Brothers" tour out of Bayeux in September 2011 and it was fantastic. Had a very knowledgeable guide with a total command of English. This outfit has obtained special permits to go onto private properties where a lot of lesser-known but very interesting events took place. The group was small and it was a great day overall.
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Feb 20th, 2013, 05:32 AM
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Have a look at this thread for info about D-Day tours and tour guides:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic...-Normandy.html
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Feb 20th, 2013, 08:47 AM
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Tour selection will depend upon when (time of day) you would be arriving, where you're arriving, and how you're arriving.

Here are some threads:

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...-dday-tour.cfm

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...-operators.cfm
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Feb 20th, 2013, 09:16 AM
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It was a few years ago now, 2006, but we did a tour from Paris to Normandy with www.paris-trip.com. We loved our guide Lionel and had a fabulous, if long day. He picked us up at our apt in the morning and dropped us back off there in the evening. Here is a link to my blog which includes all the details along with pictures. Scroll down to Day 5 to read about our daytrip to Normandy: http://www.fromhometoroam.com/2012/05/a-week-in-paris/
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Feb 22nd, 2013, 09:26 AM
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We did the same trip with Paris-trip a few years ago and loved it. It was perfect for us.
A small van with about 8 people max.
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Feb 22nd, 2013, 01:11 PM
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Will you be staying in Normandy or will you be doing a day trip from Paris? Full day tours originating in Bayeaux begin around 8:30 AM which is OK if staying locally, but this is earlier than the first train of the day arrives from Paris.

Half day tours from Bayeaux begin at 8:30 or 12:30, so possibly the later tour could work if you are training from Paris.

An alternative is to book a day tour leaving from Paris.
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Feb 22nd, 2013, 08:03 PM
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Wow thanks, sounds like we should not miss,we are coming from Paris on hopefully the first train.
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Feb 26th, 2013, 02:55 PM
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staying in Paris and need to do a day trip Thanks
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Feb 26th, 2013, 06:26 PM
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There are some tours offered, but a tour of the Normandy D-Day beaches is not a good day-trip from Paris. It takes far too long. You need to spend at least one night in Bayeux.
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Feb 26th, 2013, 06:38 PM
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From what I understand a full-day tour of Normandy from Paris is like a 15-hour tour. Not something I'd enjoy at all. And it probably doesn't even include the incredible Mémorial at Caen, which can take 3-4 hours in and of itself before you head out to the beaches and cemeteries. As Robert says, try to plan to spend at LEAST a night in Bayeux and really SEE the area.
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Feb 27th, 2013, 06:30 PM
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oh did not know thank you will revise plans
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Apr 15th, 2013, 06:42 PM
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Seems like a very high price for one day per person
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Apr 15th, 2013, 08:31 PM
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We took a full day tour from Battlebus tours in 2005; our guide was Dale Booth, who was very knowledgeable and helpful; super tour. Battlebus has since gone out of business and Dale has his own tour company now. Heartily recommend.
www.daleboothnormandytours.com

Excellent reviews on Trip Advisor.
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