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In The Footsteps Battlefield Tours

Willowmead, 5 Abbotts Close | Greytree, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7GQ, England
+44 1989 565599
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Ranked #2 of 13 Activities in Ross-on-Wye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Follow in the footsteps of Heroes! with In the footsteps Battlefield Tours. Our top quality service can be tailored to suit your every need. Let our... more » Owner description: Follow in the footsteps of Heroes! with In the footsteps Battlefield Tours. Our top quality service can be tailored to suit your every need. Let our experts guide you around the battlefields telling you the stories of heroes, showing you the places where they fought and giving you an understanding of what the officers and men who fought the battles went through. A tour with us will leave you with memories that will last forever. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We spent the day with Jon in the Ypres (Iper) area and his knowledge of the area and the battles fought in the region really brought the whole experience alive for us. We considered doing this on our own but are very pleased we didn't as Jon's input provided us with so much additional information that would have taken us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful weekend with our group of 20 in the Netherlands under the guidance of Willem Kleijn, who took us to the various sites connected to the Operation Market Garden in the area around Arnhem and Nijmegen. Thank you Willem for a great trip with perfect commentary and documentation. Roeland Pels

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InTheFootsteps, Owner at In The Footsteps Battlefield Tours, responded to this review

We are so pleased you all enjoyed your tour with Willem and hope that you all had a safe journey back home. Thank you for touring with him and hopefully he will hear from you again when your family members or friends want a similar tour. More

Concordville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My husband and I have just returned from a trip to Russia to view the WWII (Great Patriotic War) sites of the horrendous battles at Moscow, Stalingrad, and Kursk, and the Seige of Leningrad. Jo and Ian of In The Footsteps did a marvelous job of organizing the trip. The Russian guides were wonderful. The trip went very smoothly. Traveling... More

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InTheFootsteps, Owner at In The Footsteps Battlefield Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Barbara and we look forward to your next tour to the Waterloo battlefields for the 200th anniversary. More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was an excellent day out. Our guide Jon really made history come alive. We were following the last days of a distant relative who died in 1918. Jon was very knowledgeable about the battle in which he died.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We were a party of 3 wishing to learn more about the circumstances of 2 South African relatives killed in the Battle of the Somme. Our extremely knowledgeable guide, Iain, had done a lot of excellent homework and also did further analysis during the 3 days we spent with him. Before this trip none of us had appreciated the immense... More

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The title is a little play on words. "Better Than The Best" is the moniker of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. As a Newfoundlander, I always wanted to go visit the battlefields of Europe. My wife and I finally took the plunge in 2009 (again, sorry for my late review-I just started doing this) Our guide, Ian is both a gentleman... More

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InTheFootsteps, Owner at In The Footsteps Battlefield Tours, responded to this review

Great review, thank you very much and we are so pleased you had such a good tour. We have remained at doing private tours only as, like you suggested, they are the only way to see the battlefields at their best. Curious who you are though as being a 2009 tour Ian has done many tours since then. Jo (Ian's... More

Brussels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We spent an excellent day with Soren visiting a number of sites around Ypres and Passchendaele. I have been on a number of battlefield tours of many kinds and in many places but this one has to rank at the very top. All the people in our group had a fair amount of knowledge on WWI, including Ypres, but Soren... More

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InTheFootsteps, Owner at In The Footsteps Battlefield Tours, responded to this review

What excellent feedback, thank you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour and that Soren was so flexible to your needs. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were a party of three with mixed experience of touring battlefields but this was the first time any of us had a guided tour of the Somme and it was excellent. So much clearer, so much poignancy, so much more meaningful than an unguided tour regardless of the preparation and background reading achieved before the visit. The guide knows... More

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InTheFootsteps, Owner at In The Footsteps Battlefield Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Neil and the wonderful photographs you posted. We are so pleased you all enjoyed your tour. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I did a 4 day tour of Ypres with my husband, brother and his wife especially to follow in our Great-Uncle's footsteps. He was a Grenadier Guard and went over to Belgium with the British Expeditionary Force in 1914. Jo organised the tour for us and kept in touch. Mike Jarmain was our guide and he was amazing with great... More

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InTheFootsteps, Owner at In The Footsteps Battlefield Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Carol. We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour and hope that it has left you with memories that will last forever. More

Palos Verdes Estates, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was the fifth trip for my two sons and I to visit Normandy. We have been to Bastogne three times. All trips were with professional guides. This year we included Arnhem and hired a guide from In The Footsteps. The guide we were given is not listed on their website. This was a horrible experience with a guide who... More

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