A fabulous and informative day out, yet totally sobering seeing all of the fallen soldiers. I learnt more about WW1 and Belgiums involvement than I ever knew. Our guide Stefan was very passionate about the subject and went out of his way to make it a little bit more personal for those of us on the Tour. I would recommend this tour for anyone even slightly interested in history.
Brilliant tour, great tour guide very knowledgable, had a real passion for his job
Our tour was very very good. The tour guide had an excellent knowledge of the history of before the war,during and after. He also spoke and understood English very,very well,he also made it very enjoyable for everyone. I will certainly recommend this tour and will use this company again in the future.
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The tour guide shared his incredible knowledge about WW1 in the Ypres region, the lunch stop was excellent, the tour stops were all interesting, Flanders Museum provided well set out informative displays and the final stop at the Menin Gate was a highlight. We will certainly recommend this tour.
This tour was awesome. Small, only about 15 people, which made it really easy to hear/engage in the tour. Lots of amazing sights including Hill 60, Ypres, Flanders Fields Museum, Tyne Cot Cemetery and much more. Stayed for last post ceremony at Menin Gate, very moving. Guide was very knowledgeable and willing to answer all questions. Long and tiring day but worth it!
An excellent full day tour under the enthusiastic leadership of a very knowledgeable and informative Guide. A thoroughly enjoyable journey to many of the Flanders battlefields key sites, with time to ramble among the interesting features and listen to a comprehensive explanation of the relevant events of WWI. An end-of-day highlight proved to be the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. Highly recommended, value for money tour.
The tour was excellent. It was very well organised. The guide was very knowledgable, and could answer more or less any question that we had. I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in history,
But for the poor weather, rained all day, a very stirring tour for any Aussie interested in the history of our servicemen and women who fought in WW 1. Bertrand our guide was fantastic, giving us great insight into all the battle fields and battles as well as the history of the area. One got quite emotional just being there. The trip to the museum was also fantastic. Highly recommend this tour five stars plus!
It was an amazing day. Our tour guide Jean was just wonderful and because there were Australians on the tour they added in some ANZAC memorials. Learnt so much. Thank you.
This tour was magnificent thanks to Bertram, his extensive knowledge and wonderful sense of humour was much appreciated. Because it was a small group- only 2 we were able to spend a longer time in places of personal interest and shorter times in others. We missed the heavy traffic both coming and going and while it is a long trip to the battlefields the scenery was interesting. Would highly recommend this trip.
The tour was even better than we had expected. It was the first organised tour that we had ever been on as we have always travelled independently in the past. Our guide/driver, Mark Banning, was an absolute font of knowledge that he geared completely to our group that happened to be all Australians and Kiwis. It was a relaxed, enjoyable and very informative way to spend 3 days. The transport, accommodation and meals were all great. Good value for money.
The tour was a really interesting one, with a tour leader, Sebastian, who really knew his stuff. All of the stops were great to see, and for Australian travellers, most moving. Whilst not exactly military buffs, we found it really great to see the sites of Australian involvement in World War 1 and realise the importance of our young country's role in the conflict. Well worth the big day out from Paris.
Anne and I both enjoyed the tour it was a very moving and humbling experience. Our guide was fantastic she had great knowledge of the region and the historical significance of each of the battlefields visited. The only negative was the weather when it poured with rain at Villers Bretteneaux, despite that it still gave you a greater appreciation of how difficult the conditions the soldiers would have faced in going into battle.
What a great way to see the WWI sites. I was traveling alone so this worked perfect. It was a small group - 8 of us. The guide was extremely knowledgeable. It was a very planned trip. The Flanders Field museum was amazing and seeing the ceremony at the end of the day was very moving. It is something I will never forget. My only suggestion for improvement would be to give us a list of places and even a map of everywhere we went because now that I am looking at my pictures I am having a hard time remembering everything.
This was an amazing tour for anyone interested in WW1 battle sites. We were extremely pleased with Gwendoline's (our tour guide) knowledge of the history of the area. She made the sites come alive for us in spite of the weather. As the group included people from Australia and Newfoundland, it made the visit to those particular sites even more meaningful and Gwendoline's thoughtfulness and knowledge was outstanding. There is so many wonderful aspects to this tour - the visit to the small villages and the care and honor displayed by the citizens of France even though a 100 years have passed. My wife and I were grateful for the outstanding tour and highly recommend it.
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