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Flanders Battlefield Tours

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Address: Slachthuisstraat 58, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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Brilliant...and moving

We had booked the afternoon Grand Tour well before travelling to Europe and had no idea what we were to expect. The email exchanges were good and directions provided proved to be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
bobjanh
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Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
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230 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked the afternoon Grand Tour well before travelling to Europe and had no idea what we were to expect. The email exchanges were good and directions provided proved to be accurate. It is noted that no payment was required at booking: this was done at pickup time for the tour and is by cash only. We know little... More 

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your candid review it is appreciated, during the busy months from March through to November the tours are generally fully booked, understandably during the Winter months when it is quieter the tours may be operating at a less than half capacity. There are some people that do like the interaction with other customers, there are those that... More 

Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've done lots of tours around the world, but this must be one of the best. Jack is warm, friendly, EXTREMELY knowledgeable and passionate about WWI history. His tour covered all the major sites, he answered everyone's questions thoughtfully and respectfully. This tour was very engaging, thought-provoking, small and intimate and well worth the €38 per person. I walked away... More 

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for being one of our first reviewers for 2017 it is appreciated. We are pleased that you thought the tour was engaging and thought provoking. Thank you again for completing the review. Kind regards Genevra and Jacques, Flanders Battlefield Tour More 

Lima, Peru
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jacques took us on tour today and it was really worthwhile. He is extraordinarily knowledgeable about the local area and WWI history, and went out of his way to make our trip memorable. Highly recommended!

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for being one of our first reviewers for 2017 it is appreciated. We're pleased that this battlefield tour was memorable for all the right reasons. Thank you again, kind regards Genevra and Jacques, Flanders Battlefield Tour More 

New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the cemeteries around Ypres are tragic reminders of the monumental loss of young lives in hideous wars. The Belgium government and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintain and improve the cemeteries and the facilities with great care and are to be applauded.

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review it is appreciated, yes seeing all the cemeteries around Ieper, and along the Western Front certainly makes you aware of the impact of war. The CWGC do great work in maintaining the cemeteries and memorials, with the full support of the Belgian government. Kind regards Genevra and Jacques - Flanders Battlefield Tour More 

Guisborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We did the Grand Tour with Jacques earlier today and it was superb. We were lucky that it happened to be a quiet day so we ended up with a private tour. We learned so much and we were particularly impressed with the passion that our guide had for the subject matter, it shines through throughout the tour. It helps... More 

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this review

Hello Stephen, Thank you so much for taking the time to complete a review. We of course love what we do and thankfully this does shine through on our tours and to our customers. Your thoughts are very much appreciated. Kind regards Genevra and Jacques - Flanders Battlefield Tour More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My husband's grandfather was killed just outside of Poperinge during WW1. We wanted to visit very specific areas around Poperinge and some towns in France where he and his Canadian battalion had served. We spent three full days with Jacques visiting the Ypres Salient, Vimy Ridge and Somme areas. Jacques was able to incorporate all the important elements of the... More 

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this review

Your review is very much appreciated along with taking the time to complete it. We were privileged that we could follow both battle elements along with your husband's personal requests, these are very important, not just for our customers but also in honouring the memory of our soldiers such as your husband's grandfather, John. There by the grace of God... More 

Cheltenham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

So moving and an amazing place. Free to get in and free parking. Toilets are not free. Spend time here feeling the motions of what these brave people did for us

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, regarding the toilets not being free which I suspect are the toilets at Tyne Cot Cemetery you are referring to. As they are public toilets they do need to be cleaned daily along with toiletry supplies being provided...hence the minimal charge of 50cents. As the Kohima epitaph says "When you go home, tell them of... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Regardless of how much you may have thought you knew about WW1, once you have toured the area with Jacques, you will realise how little you actually knew. He is simply a mine of information regarding WW1 events in the region. His almost continuous commentary, interspersed with little anecdotes, throughout our four hour tour is indicative of his level of... More 

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this review

Your review is very much appreciated, we do try to impart as much knowledge as possible within the time that we have both on our daily Ypres Salient tours and our full day private tours. Suffice it to say there is never enough time, thankfully Jacques and I complement each other in what we do. Thank you for noting this... More 

Wimborne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

For Genevra and Jacques, Just wanted to thank you both for our Flanders experience. 'enjoyed' is perhaps the wrong word for this sort of day but Margarette and I were both delighted with the way it all worked out - a truly memorable, moving and humbling experience - you could not have presented it in a more exact and complete... More 

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this review

Hello again, thank you for your review it's very much appreciated. I do hope that you find the war diaries interesting to read along with the additional background information. There have been daily commemorations at Thiepval throughout the duration of the 100 year commemoration of the Battle of the Somme which have been wonderful to witness. Thank you again for... More 

Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Just the most amazing place and well worth the visit. I think every Australian child or adult should visit this place at least once to understand the sacrifice made by our soldiers.

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, yes every man, woman and child no matter what country should at least once in their lives take in First and Second World War areas and hopefully one day the world might actually live in peace and harmony. Thank you again for your review. Kind regards Genevra & Jacques - Flanders Battlefield Tour More 

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