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Camalou Battlefield Tours

Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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About Camalou Battlefield Tours
As a local and experienced guide of the Ypres and Somme Battlefields, I can offer you a personalized tour adapted to your own expectations. In my Mercedes Viano, Audio all surround, you can enjoy the comments and visit the sites where "your soldier" fought almost a century ago.
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John Kingsbury wrote a review Dec 2019
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Having read many reviews about the Camalou battlefield tour we were anticipating something very good, but even our high expectations were exceeded. We could not have wished for more attentive, thoughtful and knowledgeable hosts and guides than Annette and Christian. The days were very full but there was always time for quiet reflection when we needed it. To be in the places that until now had been names in books was a powerful experience and at time extremely emotional. To be able to pick poppies from a farmer’s paddock and place them at the headstone of a great uncle who died at the age of 23 overwhelmed me with sadness, but also filled me with gratitude. In some way calling this a ‘tour’ doesn’t do it justice. It’s more akin to a pilgrimage. Thank you Annette and Christian for showing the way.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Phil wrote a review Sep 2019
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You will not find a more comprehensive, well organized tour of this subject or indeed anything. Worth every cent of the price and more
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Grant13 wrote a review Jul 2019
Berowra Heights, Australia421 contributions171 helpful votes
My wife and I have just done a 3 day private tour with Annette and Christian and I am pleased to be able to say that this is one of the best organised tours we have ever done. The genuine care and effort that was put into ensuring that we saw all the sites that were of significance to us was really touching. I had two relatives who fought on the Western front one who was killed and another who fought in a number of places and was wounded. Annette researched both these relatives and we followed their footsteps through northern France and Belgium. The hotel that they arranged for us in Ypres was great, it was well located on the main square and provided a very comfortable room. The transport provided was first class. Our tour was less like a traditional tour and more like being shown around by knowledgeable family members who were keen to make sure we enjoyed our visit. I cannot recommend this tour too highly. Thank you Annette and Christian for a wonderful tour and an experience we will not forget.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Ruth S wrote a review Jan 2019
Oakville28 contributions5 helpful votes
We were a party of four who toured Flanders and the Somme in November 2018. Annette guided us in Flanders and Christian guided us in the Somme. We very much enjoyed our two days with Camalou. Annette and Christian were knowledgeable and cheerful guides who fully met our expectations. Lunch was included on our tour and was a very enjoyable break in our day. We had time to take many pictures on those two days. Very glad we went on a tour as we could not have recreated such an interesting time on our own and the experience of Annette & Christian added a great deal to our appreciation of the sites that we saw.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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thechief28 wrote a review Nov 2018
Spalding, United Kingdom11 contributions28 helpful votes
3 gentleman friends had a ruling wonderful tour with Annette from camalou tours She very knowledgeable with 30 years experience along with her husband . Very comfortable merc minibus she took us all over the Ypres salient and had a nice lunch as part of the tour We stayed at the Ariane which was fabulous and the evening meal at hotel restaurant so good didn’t eat anywhere else! A very good 3 day trip 2 days travel 1 day in Ypres We highly recommend Camalou We intend to use them again on another trip as so much to see in one day not enough time
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Date of experience: November 2018
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