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.
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!
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.
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.
Brilliant tour, great tour guide very knowledgable, had a real passion for his job
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.
A great tour. I would recommend it to everyone. Thanks for a fantastic time. Mike.
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our guide Jean was extremely knowledgeable and his passion for the subject shone through. The included lunch was good and ready on the table for our arrival, but would have preferred if they had left lunch covered over as there were flies about! The Last Post ceremony was very moving.
There was a slight hiccup in the pick up times we were told 10.15 and the driver 10am, and another couple were told 9,45 pick up from their stop whereas driver was told 10.15. All in all fantastic day out.
This is a long day but great value with very good unbiased history. So much to see in such a short time. Very moving ceremony at Menin gate. Jan
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave thoughtful presentations. The destinations of the tour, which consisted of cemeteries, actual WWI trenches, museums, attending a remembrance ceremony in Ypres, etc. were well-chosen.
This was the best tour we went on during this trip - the guide was on time, courtious and knowledgable. Our guide gave us a running commentary of all the historical and not so historiacal sites we past or visit during the entire trip. This was further supported by a local expert guide re the battle fields we picked up in Ypres who came fully prepared with photos, maps and diagrams. This expert's knowledge and communication ability was not only enlightening but delivered clearly and effectively. The guide and the expert adjusted the tour to visit areas geared to our country's participation and our interests which further enhanced our knowledge and appreciation of the past events. During our independent time in Ypres we explored the musium and the cathedral as well as the local town area around the Menin Gate. This tour spoiled us for any other tours we took this trip and became our measuring stick (set our expectation levels) for all other tours.
This was the highlight of our trip to Belgium. The guide was excellent and very well informed. He chose the route well and added sights to suit the Canadians and Australians on board and helped us find the names of our relatives at Tyne Cot and on the Menin Gate. The tour was very thought-provoking, as we visited a German Cemetery and a replica of a World war I trench as well as the Commonwealth cemeteries. The emotional climax was attending the last post at the Menin Gate. We couldn't have done all this by ourselves. We saw and learnt such a lot. We highly recommend this tour.
A very emotional day! The enormity of the sacrifice made by our Canadian and Allied Veterans is at once poignantly obvious. We are so proud of Canada's contributions and of the spectacular war memorial erected in honour of these brave people who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Our Parisian driver and our very knowledgeable guide from Belgium made this trip a most educational and enjoyable day.
After two weeks of touring Europe, this was by far the best day trip we took. The tour guide was not only extremely knowledgeable, but also had a great interest in WWI. It was a small group, 16 people, which made it more enjoyable. The guide was willing to adjust the tour a bit to make sure we saw all the monuments that interested us.
The trip was a highlight for personal reasons too. We found our great-grandfather's grave at Vladslo. Another man on the trip also got to experience where his father fought in WWI, It was a moving experience for all.
This was a long day, but well worth it. The walking isn't too extensive, especially when compared to other tours we've been on. If you have an interest in history or WWI, this is a don't miss!
A great tour for history buffs, and a good way to get a taste of the Ypree Belgium area. Excellent guide with a very small group.
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