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This was an amazing experience! I would recommend this company to everyone and anyone. Bertram spelling? was so knowledgable and fantastic he made this trip exactly what I wanted. When I booked this tour I expected other people but it ended up being just me. I found it especially great of this company to think of the client, me, and not cancel. I've since talked to other travellers who have booked with other companies to only have it cancelled due to low numbers. This made me extra greatful that the company I went with did my do this. They had my interest at heart and took me alone. Thank you for the great new knowledge and memories.
I took this trip hoping to visit my great uncle Sam's grave at Tyne Cot.Incredibly moving. it is a very long day but very rewarding.Our guide Sebastien was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful.He provided an un-biased account of WW1 and gave us wonderful insight into the times from both sides and also from the locals perspective.Great in a small group so we were able to locate both the requested personal memorials. Sebastien did a fantastic job bringing history to life .A highlight of my time in France Thanks so much Robyn Australia
Excellent value for money. Driver arrived on time and was a very knowledgeble guide. The tour was very interesting and took in all the sites of importance to Australians.
I would recommend the tour to anyone
My husband and I chose this tour especially because we family who fought in this area during WW1. Our tour guide took us to the places that were important to our interests. We found that he had an in depth knowledge of the campaigns which he was able to bring to life for us using vivid descriptions of what took place at each location we visited. He had excellent communication and driving skills and was passionate about conducting the tour. He also added a new understanding on what our people and the French people went through.
Fantastic trip with a very knowledgeable guide, lucky enough to have just one other couple from Australia with us
This tour was magnificent thanks to Bertram, his extensive knowledge and wonderful sense of humour was much appreciated. Because it was a small group- only 2 we were able to spend a longer time in places of personal interest and shorter times in others. We missed the heavy traffic both coming and going and while it is a long trip to the battlefields the scenery was interesting. Would highly recommend this trip.
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.
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.
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.
The best and most profound tour I have ever experienced. A special "Thank You" to both Noel and my other wonderful and patient guide whose name I will not begin to try and spell. Your knowledge and reverence will stay with me forever. A life changing experience.
It was a good tour spoilt only by rain. Our guide Nicola was very knowledgeable and capable.
We liked the trip because the group was small. The only criticism would be that after booking the trip I had a question and sent it off and although I was assured the maximum time it would take for a reply or answer to my question was 36 hours it a actually took about two weeks.
Destinations were good. Driver guide was very informative. Very disappointed in mode of transport. 9 people, several of them ederly, in a vw van for a 3 hour drive each way to our destination was very uncomfortable. Limited vision and room. A larger van or bus would have made the trip much more enjoyable.