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Address: Willowmead, 5 Abbotts Close | Greytree, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7GQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1989 565599
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Description: Follow in the footsteps of Heroes! with In the footsteps Battlefield...
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.
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"Better Than the Best!"

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2014
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St. John's, Canada
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St. John's, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My wife and I did a tour of the Somme particularly of interest to me was the Gordon Highlanders and the Royal Inniskillin Fusiliers. Jon did a lot of research on my 2 family members, and provided us with a fantastic tour of the areas where they fought and where my Great Uncle died. It was a very moving day... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We travelled from Ireland to Arras in late July 2014 to visit my great grandfather's grave. Jo organised the tour for us. She was great, very efficient and really helpful. She kept in touch with updated phone numbers and made sure we were all set for the trip. Jon Haslock was our tour guide. Jon was amazing. He took us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My parents came to Europe for their 50th wedding anniversary and wanted to include a tour of Bastogne and Normandy. Jo organised 2 of the most amazing tour guides for us. The tours themselves were truly amazing - and Jo was an excellent coordinator. I've now recommended Jo to other family members from the US looking for support in planning... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We have just returned from following our grandfather's footsteps on the Somme in 1916/17. Our guide, Jon Haslock, had researched and planned our trip prior to the visit, however his detailed explanation on the day really helped us visualise what may have happened. We really appreciated the personalised approach. We were given the opportunity to visit many of the monuments... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Traveled from Canada early May with In the footsteps. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with the guide provided, He shared his wealth of Knowledge on Dieppe. but the real treat was the tours of WW1 Battlefields, memorials and Cemeteries, with a customized Canadian perspective provided. We learned so much. stops at Tyn Cott and Newfoundland Park, Vimy Ridge and Hill... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was our second experience with "In The Footsteps Battlefield Tours" having had a wonderful guided tour of the "Operation Market Garden" battle-sites in Holland with them in 2009. For our D-Day tour, we readily went back to "in The Footsteps Battlefield Tours". We gave Jo and Ian Gumm a list of the Normandy battle sites that we were interested... More 

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