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Jean, our tour guide, was a walking font of knowledge and very much a gentleman, cannot say enough good about him, the tour itself was excellent and very moving - would do again but with more time
This was one of the best tours we did. Guide fantastic, lunch nice, and a very emotional tour
Jean was the best! I am a history teacher from NYC. I learned so much from him. He is passionate and so knowledgeable. He is kind and goes out of his way...above and beyond...for each and every one of his tourists! Love him and so moved by the reverence and respect he shows for those men the world lost in the Great War.
Very interesting especially being in the centenary year.Very moving even though ypres was closed for the day whilst cameron and his buddies were there.But we did get a special menin gate last post special.
We are from New Zealand and we found the tour was everything we could have wanted. Our guide Sean was very good and full of knowledge. He also adapted the tour to meet the nationalities that were on the bus. We found it difficult to find the tour office in the morning at the start of the trip, so give yourself plenty of time to get to the office. It is a long day so be prepared. But it is worth it.
Although it is a long day,the trip is really worth doing.The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the events and the timeline of the war.To see Flanders and the front line trenches on a glorious sunny day(as it was when we visited)with the green fields and trees,it is very hard to imagine the horrendous conditions the soldiers had to bear.The German cemetery and the allied cemetery at Tyne cot were very poignant.The only thing that marred the day, was the lunch at the old Paschendale cheese factory.When we arrived the lunch of cheese and ham was already set out on tables with no covering over it and flies were swarming all over the food.Needless to say we refused to eat it.That apart,it was a really enjoyable and thought provoking day.At the end of the day we attended the last post ceremony at the Menin gate again very moving.All in all,a highly recommended tour.
Great tour, witch covers so much, guide very knowledgeable, and went out of his way to help us at Tyne Cot locating a name on one of the back memorials, also told us all on the tour where to stand for last post at Ypres, impressive. Well worth the long day to see so much.
We enjoyed the coach travel through Belgium countryside and had an excellent tour guide in Jean. He shared his comprehensive knowledge of the areas we visited and the history relating to those areas. Visiting the war memorials was a moving experience but we were impressed with the respect and care being shown to the resting places of the soldiers who lost their lives fighting in ww1.
Being present for the Last Post at Passehendaele was an awesome experience.
A long day but worth it. John was our guide and besides being very knowledgeable he filled our time visiting as many cemeteries and sites as he could fit in. Well organized.
Jean, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and did an excellent job of explaining the significance of what we were seeing. The last post ceremony was the highlight of the day and a very moving and memorable experience. I recommend this trip to anyone interested in the history of World War I. The only change I would recommend is that participants be given the option to skip Hill 60 and spend the time in the Flanders Field Museum. All in all, a great trip.
A wonderful day which will stay with me forever. The guide was very informative and there was lots to see. Only criticism would be that there should be clear instructions on when to meet up with rest of party before leaving the coach. That would save misunderstandings and embarrassment.
The guide ,Jean, was so knowledgeable and interesting.He ,with the driver, made sure we had a full day.His commentary was thoughtful and thought provoking.He made a point of talking to individuals as we wandered round the graveyards and monuments.Excellent
Excellent tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and fine tuned the cemetery/memorial stops to match the nationalities and particular interests of the tour participants. The Belgian countryside was lovely to see and lunch was good. There was plenty of opportunities to get out of the bus to visit the WW1 sites.