A fantastic full day. Very well organised where the tour guide went above and beyond to make our trip memorable. The coach driver and mini bus pick up lady were supurb too. Well recomended.
Fantastic day, promptly collected from our Hotel by Jean and driven for the day in luxury vehicle
Watched excellent video on the way, full day, very educational and informative, comprehensive
We were a group of 4 New Zealanders so got to see the ANZAC and NZ heroes resting places.
Worth doing some reading before you go about the various battlegrounds but our host was brilliant.
Flanders Museum excellent too. Menin Gate Last Post very moving despite it being a cold October evening.
Fabulous day out - more like a pilgrimage though. The knowledgeable guide took us through what life was like for a WW1 solidier - and made it all real. The Menin gate ceremony was everything I had heard about. Fabulous day
Excellent tour. Our guide Dietrich was quite knowledgable and an excellent presenter. He provided great context and information as we travelled between stops and at each visit. The Flanders Field Museum was excellent. The Last Post ceremony was quite moving. I learned quite a bit about WWI would highly recommend this tour.
Very thorough and inspiring tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and excited about his subject. The highlight was the evening ceremony at the Mennin Gate.
Loved every minute of it well worth the long day out. Very emotional
This was a brilliant trip and did not seem like a long day at all. The reasons for this were two-fold. Firstly, the exceptional guide Jean and secondly, the number of places visited. The latter meant that one never had more than an hour on the coach, apart from the journey back to Brussels, without getting out to look at something.
Fabulous tour of Flanders region with knowledgeable guide. Visited many meaningful sites with back up of guides excellent commentary. The Menin Gates Ladt Post ceremony was a fitting conclusion to an emotional, but fact filled day
iT WAS AN EXCELLENT TOUR. SYLVAN SPELLING? WAS SUPERB! hIS VERY IN DEPTH KNOWLEDGE AND EXCELLENT eNGLISH MADE FOR A VETY INFORMATIVE AND ENJOYABLE DAY.
This was as poignant as expected. And heart breaking. And magnificent. It meant so much that we could give this experience to our 11 and 12 year old children. One can't understand the meaning of sacrifice until one stands in Tyne Cot among the graves.
Hints......The Last Post has hundreds of people in attendance so do not have any expectation of seeing any part of the ceremony. Supper was rushed so that we could get a good spot to see the ceremony but to no avail. If you want to see the ceremony just skip supper. Although the cold plate lunch is included, you still have to pay for drinks. Essex Field Hospital is eye opening reminder of the medical care so many received in limited conditions, but involves a treacherous walk on uneven ground on an unmarked trail and is not suitable for the elderly or those with mobility issues if we had not held onto my elderly mother she would have gone down and injured herself.
The only disappointment was having to listen to our tour guide's extremist political views for the duration of the tour. I prefer objective commentary. Although he provided helpful information on the history of WW1 and details about the sites we were seeing, as promised, his conspiracy theories on historical and current political affairs was disconcerting. Despite this particular tour guide's eccentricity, this is a five star tour.
This was the best trip due to my guide Stefaem Debrabomolea hope I have my spelling somewhat close...the history we learned in the classroom became reality and seeing where all of it happened made it a great day.
The tour was wonderful. The only drawback is the long bus ride to get to the battlefields area. I found many of the sites that we visited very emotive - particularly the monument to Canadian soldiers who were victims of the first gas attacks. Also Tyne Cot cemetery and the ceremony at Menen Gate were very profound.
Very good guide, very knowledgeable. Various stops, enjoyable lunch in Ypres. The Menin gate service and Last Post very moving. A busy day but plenty to do.
Jean, the guide was simply terrific.
Met all expectations.j
Stephen was fantastic full of passion and knowledge regarding WWI. Would highly recommend touring with him.
Our tour guide was very good. This tour gave a good one-day overview of the WWI war experience. The museum in Ypres was extremely good and the final trumpet tribute was moving.
Great trip to the battlefields. Great guide with Dave. No complaints to report. Mark
Tour was excellent. Little late to start but not a big issue. Tour guide was extremely knowledgable and willing to answer all questions. Delivered on all aspects of tour as described. Only issue with tour operator was lack of specific information on pick up location. A small map would be very helpful.
The guide was excellent he found out the nationality of all the passengers then went to the relevant areas. The evening service at Ypres was very moving
Mark was a superb guide! Very interesting indeed - good to learn about Australian and Candian contributions as well as NZ.
Impressively knowledgeable guide!
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was excellent. He not only knew his subject material well, he approached the tour with reverence for the huge personal sacrifices made by men and women on both sides of the first World War. We learned so much and it was great day.
It is a very somber trip through FLanders. Very powerful to see the memorials to the lost. May we always honor their sacrifice
The entire day was so informative and interesting. Stefan our guide was exceptional with his knowledge, empathy and sense of understanding of these sites, and how we the clients may feel about visiting them. Despite being a long day it is necessary in order to capture that special moment in Ypres for the last post ceremony, I came away feeling that I had just lived a special day and created an unforgettable memory. I highly recommend this if you have time, it is indeed confronting, and a compelling yet sad story. 10 out of 10
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