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Flanders Battlefield Tours

Slachthuisstraat 58, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
+32 (0)57 360 460
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Ranked #1 of 15 activities in Ieper (Ypres)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Educational Sites, Battlefields, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: During the full-day tour with Flanders Battlefield Tours the guide will offer vivid accounts of the battles and the experiences of the soldiers, all... more »
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Stalham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were in Ieper and took the half day Grand Tour. Our guide was Andre, and what great guide he was. His knowledge was second to none and spoke with passion and enthusiasm, and, when appropriate, humour. He didn't rush us, letting us spend time to reflect at each site we visited.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This tour really added so much to the experience. The guide Jacques is -apart of being very friendly- extremely knowledgeable, he really knows his (sad) facts and figures. But above all, he knows the personal stories of the humans behind it, having toured the area with so many WOI veterans since the late 1970's. The tour was a good mix... More

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Oak Ridge
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123 reviews 123 reviews
46 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Take this tour. When Jaques (our guide) said to use "there are no experts -- only very knowledgeable people" I knew I had found the tour I wanted. Professional, knowledgeable, and people focused, this is the tour to take for a great overview of what can be a very confusing battlefield. Jaques was welcoming and exceptionally patient with questions --... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Last year I booked a half-day tour with FBT to test the water as I knew I would be returning with a small group this year. The service and quality of the product was exemplary and I had no qualms with using them this year. I had some specific requests for my group as we were looking for a New... More

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Raoul was our excellent guide. We did the Grand Tour (North Salient) and it was a well paced 4 hours. Of course everything we saw we could have done independently, but we benefited from the local expert knowledge. I thought there was a good balance between short stops where we didn't get out of the minibus, longer stops where Raoul... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

From the moment that Jacques collected us from our hotel with a warm greeting and 'have I got a great 2 days in store for you' I knew this was going to be something special. My expectations were raised from the outset and what followed exceeded anything I could have imagined. Gen had completely immersed herself in researching my grandmother's... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This tour company is simply superb. Jacques and his wife Gen are complete experts in everything they show you. They have soooooo much knowledge its quite unbelievable. They bring the battlefields alive with their knowledge. Highly recommend personal tours. Great value for money , all round brilliant . I ve done this tour twice now and they have both been... More

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had the privilege of traveling with both "Gen" , in a group, on the first day and then "Jac", privately, on the second. Their knowledge and dedication to the preservation of the memory and sacrifice made in WW1 is outstanding. They were in tune with their guests and ensured that each of us were given a tour with relevance... More

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Waterloo, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I am a teacher at Columbus High in Waterloo, Iowa, USA. Nine years ago I took my first group of students who were in my AP European History class over to Europe to tour battlefields. It was when we arrived in Ieper Belgium that I had the good fortune of meeting Carl Ooghe. He offered to take my group on... More

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WATERLOO
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I've had the privilege of touring with Carl in the Ieper area three times (2010, 2012, 2014). His stories of WWI truly bring history alive. Carl is as insightful as he is well-read. He gives you the story behind the story. He is a genius at turning cold, hard facts and figures into heartfelt understanding. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll... More

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