HI Chris, we really did enjoy our day with you as well as meeting you and your family. Tuesday was good too, we covered a lot of ground it two days! Paris was good as was Le Mans. All in all, a good week!
No bad dreams!!
Let us know if you are ever in New York!
Thanks for everything Chris we really enjoyed our tour with you.
Thanks mate. Been meaning to email you. Burning down Dublin tonight on our last night " over there". If its fine with you i would like to post a link to your company to the 82nd airplane gang association Facebook page to get you some exposure. We had a great time with you and appreciate the hard work you put into it and you being so accommodating in our flash tour of Normandy.
V.R Dan Welter , combat veteran 325th airborne.
Just wanted to let you know we are en route from Normandy to Paris. Normandy was fascinating and the town and hotel in Bayeux were charming. We had a really nice time. Our guide, Chris, was fantastic! He brought fun things to keep the kids occupied (soccer ball, metal detector for areas that allowed it, and a DVD player and movies for the drive back to the hotel). He even thoughtfully prepared a packed lunch, drinks and coffee. All typical "Normandy" style. It allowed us to spend more time sightseeing and not sitting in a restaurant--plus it was all delicious and home made by his wife. Needless to say, we all enjoyed our time with him. He has two daughters about the same age as our kids, so he understood traveling with children. Additionally, he is a former member of the Royal Marines and was able to give a lot of insight into the battles of WWII and the Normandy invasion. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how great he was and that I would strongly recommend him, especially to families with children. It's hard to keep kids happy and willing to go on tours, (or at least mine!). All of the above to say, thank you!, it made a full day of touring very enjoyable for all of us.
Priddy-Bell family, Dallas Texas. June 2015
Chris did a fantastic job showing us the sites, sharing the stories and teaching us about military tactics. He was patient with our young kids and great at keeping them engaged throughout the day.
We will certainly pass along his name to friends who plan their own Normandy adventure.
DeKunder family ,Houston Texas , USA
My husband and I started looking months ago for a guide to the D Day beaches and we happened upon Chris Emery, a retired British Royal Forces Commando, at www.visitdday.com. Chris met us at our Bayeux hotel yesterday promptly at 9:00 - I figured that since my husband is also a Vet that the two of them would hit it off immediately (and they did), but what I didn't realize was how enthralled I'd be by his knowledge of not only what happened that day, but the events preceding the battles and the fallout afterwards. We started at Omaha Beach, then had a tour of the American Cemetery, where we spent a good hour with him pointing out graves, heard the story of the three paratroopers at St Marie Eglise, visited the monuments and studied the map of the strategy of the Allied Forces. We then sat on the bluffs and had a picnic that his wife had made for us. We moved on to Pointe du Hoc - I was speechless, but not as speechless as I was when we drove to the "country church" of Angoville-Au-Plain and explained the courageous act of two American Pvts who stayed behind with the wounded - it was not only their countrymen they saved. We went on to Utah Beach and ended at St Marie Eglise. It was an exhausting day, but so special for us to be with someone who not only knew the historical facts, but as a former combat officer could give an insight as to how these men really felt going into battle. It was a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Chris as your D Day guide. Liz
Of the ladies, I am the only history nut and well read in WW1 and WW2, and these ladies LOVED the tour, you had their attention for a full day, some other tours had their attention for 1 hour tops....we had all agreed it was the most amazing day and the most amazing tour, you brought everything alive for us AND we were escorted by a Commando, when we shared that back home, people thought it was so cool-I guess you guys are lethal! Thank you so much. I will be back for sure.