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Excellent tour-great guide who knew his subject well. He gave us a passionate description of the Great War and the effect it had on the country.as well as the fullest information on each stopping point (and we could hear every word!) I walk with a crutch and I found the guide extremely helpful to me. Little bit rushed at the end for me.
Things got off to a late start as there were some logistical issues with collecting people from their hotels but the tour itself was brilliant once we finally set off. The guide was very informed of the historical context to WWI and over the day talked us through the period from Waterloo to Hitler. I was delighted with the wide range of places we visited from the German cemetery at Vladzo through to the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate in the evening. We spent enough time at all of them. My 11 year old son was not bored for a moment and loved the whole day. Access into the sites was quick and well organised by the guide. Lunch was perfectly nice
Excellent arrangements and knowledgable guide ....thoroughly recommended
This was an excellent tour we left Brugge at 10-30 am and did not return until 9-30 pm in the evening. It was a full day and very informative. Lunch was very good two sorts of ham cheese three slices of breads and some salad more than I was expecting. Drinks were extra. I would certainly recommend this trip to anybody who is interested in the First World War.
I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in WWII and its impact. Excellent, informative guide - clearly and expert in the field.
Five star experience - thank you.
A very memorable and interesting tour. Our guide, Jean, was very friendly and entertaining. He was a mine of information and made the entire experience very enjoyable. We appreciated that he was flexible in his itinerary and detoured to Polygon Wood because he had Australians on board! The tour contains a bit of everything finishing with an unforgettable ceremony at the Menin Gate. Jean even shows you the best place to stand for viewing and what time to be there to book it!
Excellent trip, very moving. The guide was very knowledgeable, answering many questions. Lunch was also delicious. Could not fault the tour.
Our trip to Flanders was excellent from start to finish. We were picked up at our hotel and dropped back at night. Our guide was very good and told us more than expected. Highlight for me was John Mc Crea Poet of Flanders Field and Menin Gate at 8 o clock for the Last Post. This is my second time to use Viator Tours and would defiantly use them again.
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.
Very educated and knowledgable guide he made the tour very professional and very enjoyable
A long day, especially as we had to wait for almost an hour for the coach. However, the trip itself was very interesting and visited a number of different places, including Ypres. The guide was very good.
We waited for over an hour at the collection point only to be told by the driver when he arrived that coaches were not allowed to enter Bruges until a certain time! Why were we not informed of the delayed collection time when we booked the tour? Once the tour began it was thoroughly enjoyable and the last post at Ypres very moving. We would definitely recommend this tour.