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Handmaid Tours Day Tours

La Fiere, Orglandes, France
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Fun, informative and most certainly respectful of ALL those who served

My brother, our wives and I spent two days with John touring the D-Day beaches. My only criticism... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Fred H
Made d-day come to life!

We spent two days with John at the end of September, 2017. As Americans, we have learned the... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
neanys
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Westport, Connecticut
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

My brother, our wives and I spent two days with John touring the D-Day beaches. My only criticism is of our judgement; to think that we could spend adequate time in two days, was incorrect. John was great, squeezing as much of Gold, Juno and...More

Thank Fred H
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We spent two days with John at the end of September, 2017. As Americans, we have learned the history of d-day from a US perspective. John's vast knowledge of Operation Overlord provided insight into the international teamwork and sacrifice required for a successful invasion. John...More

Thank neanys
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

John provided our group of 4 with a truly great experience as he took us us through the Utah and Omaha Beach areas of Normandy. He had an incredible knowledge of events relating to the times and places of D-Day - he is the only...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2015

John was easy to work with, prompt, not in a hurry and allowed us to see what we wanted versus a canned tour. He added a great deal of perspective to our visit to the different Beaches and cemeteries. He has a British viewpoint which...More

Thank Joseph O
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

We were referred to John Flaherty by friends who had a tour with him a few years ago. John has made his career studying and writing about Normandy and the Atlantic Wall. He is not only extremely knowledgeable, he is a fun guy with loads...More

Thank Jack M
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

John Flaherty of HMT provided my family an amazing experience as he guided us through the Utah and Omaha Beach areas of Normandy. His breath of knowledge of the events on and surrounding D-Day is amazing and his manner reflects a caring and a passion...More

Thank MrAndyI
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Reviewed 7 June 2015

Latest reviews just came to our attention as we had recommended this trip to friends. They were concerned about our experience in light of these latest lambasts. My husband has taken the tour twice, the second time I went and brought my 89 year old...More

3  Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 7 November 2014

As some of the other reviews have indicated, John has a big anti-American chip on his shoulder, and goes out of his way to insult his American guests--insinuating that many of the well-documented heroics of American soldiers (Pointe du Hoc, etc.) on D-Day are inaccurate...More

7  Thank Neal N
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Reviewed 2 November 2014 via mobile

As some of the other reviews have indicated, John has a big anti-American chip on his shoulder, and goes out of his way to insult his American guests--insinuating that many of the well-documented heroics of American soldiers (Pointe du Hoc, etc.) on D-Day are inaccurate...More

3  Thank Neal N
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

As a grandchild of a D-Day Veteran, visiting the beaches of Normandy, the cemeteries, villages, Point du Hoc, etc. was one of the best day trips I have ever done. The sites are well kept, solemn, and not flooded with tourists. In my opinion, this...More

3  Thank COskier349
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