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By taking this tour and having a very knowledgeable guide, I was able to see so much more than I could have done on my own. The sites are widely dispersed and sometimes out-of-the-way. It lasted an entire 10 hours and included a very nice lunch consisting of open-faced sandwiches in a nice restaurant on the square in Ypres across from the Flanders Field museum which we had plenty of time to visit. Because some of us joined in Brugges, they brought a separate van to take us back to Bruges while the remainder of the folks on the bus returned to Brussels. The Menin Gate ceremony was impressive. I would take it again.
I would certainly recommend this tour and in particular Diederick was particularly knowledgeable and obviously passionate. However the bus broke down on the way back. We were going to Bruges so we already had a bus to get us there but those going to Brussels were treated badly. The organizers had enough time to organize a bus or any other form of transport from Bruges. However they were dumped at the station and told to run for the last train to Brussels .it was unacceptable particularly as there were two elderly women involved. I accept that it was not Viator, but those persons deserved to be treated better than they were.
After a very late start because of confusing information about our meeting point, the tour proved to be most informative and interesting. The guide was extremely knowledgable and visited cemerties with particular reference to the nationalities of the people on the trip. It was most touching.
This was an excellent and very full day. Our guide was excellent - achieved just the right tone. There was a problem at the start of the day as we had been told we'd be picked up at our hotel and waited half an hour before phoning Viator. Somehow this had been communicated wrongly but we were then picked up and the rest of the day was fine.
This trip was excellent. Very well organised and a very good tour guide. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Belguim. We left Bruges at 10.45am and returned at 9.20pm.
The tour guide was very informative, he had a vast knowledge of the subject and made it interesting for us.
terrific tour with an outstanding guide who made the tour educational,informative and interesting.only negative was that the bus pick in Bruges was late.i had to phone the main office twice . i was not aware that the bus had to come from brussles.the actual tour was first class,
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.