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I heartily recommend this tour. The organisation was slick and the tour itself was everything I hoped for - and more. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and he provided a detailed and interesting commentary on the historical details. He also gave us lots of useful advice to enhance our tour - the most appreciated being where to stand for the last post at the Menin Gate. By following his advice, we had the perfect view, being only a few feet away from the action. Not only was this a great trip from a historical point of view, but the lunch at the Old Cheese Factory will not be forgotten for a long time. All in all, a very good day, and worth every euro.
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!
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.
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.
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 tour was excellent and the Guide too was excellent. The information he was able to give at each stop was second to none. He really knew his history and was able to answer any question asked. The lunch we had at the Passchendaele Cheese House was second to none with plenty to eat and served well by the staff.
It was a long day (we are warned in your Tour info it was an 11 hour day) and some of us "oldies" were flagging towards the end but said it was worth every penny. Unfortunately, the tour we had to Luxembourg on 7 July was not good. The guide left a lot to be desired and that will be reviewed by my travel companion Joan Casey who booked it and who will give you more details when she submits her review. This tour restored our faith in Viator. We did let the office in Brussels know of our feelings of being let down by the LuLuxembourg tour.
Very thorough and moving. It exceeded our expectations, and so fitting to finish with the last post ceremony at Ypres.
It was an amazing day, packed with so many sites to visit. We were accompanied by our guide Jean who was very knowledgable, flexible and able to work with the different needs of the group. Jean was happy to answer questions and loved to discuss different aspects of the places visited. The in Flanders Fields Musuem was incredibly interesting and a good way to end the day before a dinner break. Jean ensured we had the best viewing spot at the Last Post Ceremony, which was a very emotional end to the day. The lunch was also good and we thoroughly recommend this tour.
Trip got off to a bad start. The pick up point was in front of a Hotel in central Bruges. The main tour left from Brussels and we were getting picked up to join the main party however it took the driver several attempts on going in and out of Bruges to find the main party. That said the tour was excellent as was the lunch. The tour guide did not introduce himself possibly due to the problem already stated. He was very knowledgeable and was obviously interested in his subject. The tour itself involved getting off and on the mini bus at the various locations which is worth mentioning if someone has mobility problems. The trip ended in Ypres where we had some private time before joining the crowds for the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate the guide provided us with information beforehand which ensured that we got an excellent spot to watch the ceremony. The only small criticism is that I personally would have preferred more time to look at the graves rather than the various landmark monuments.
Unfortunately, the coach was held up on the motorway following an accident. Karin, who was supposed to be taking us to meet up with the coach, stepped in and took us on the tour. She was brilliant and without her we would have been stuck in Bruges for 4 hrs. However, Karin is not a guiide and I feel we missed out a little because of that.