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Flanders Battlefield Tours

Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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A very moving experience

We have returned home from Ypres and I thought I just had to let you know how much we enjoyed our... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Andrew W
VERY INFORMATIVE TOUR OF NORTH SALIENT

Gen was a great tour guide. My husband especially wanted to do this tour and me not so much but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Flanders Battlefield Tour is well known for organising both, daily tours of the Ypres Salient and the Somme amongst other Western Front areas. Run by Jacques Ryckebosch and Genevra Charsley both are extremely passionate about the First World War. Prior to Flanders Battlefield Tour Jacques curated for many years at Talbot House (TOC H as it was known by the soldiers/veterans) meeting and becoming good friends with First World War veterans. Genevra Charsley has been a member of the Western Front Association since 1997 and assisting with the Poppy Parade on Armistice in Ieper (Ypres) since 1997, both are associate members of the Guild of Battlefield Guides and both have featured on BBC television and international television. Our guides all come highly recommended and are as equally passionate about the First World War, residing within the Ypres Salient they are always well informed and involved about the latest discoveries and development..
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Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have returned home from Ypres and I thought I just had to let you know how much we enjoyed our half day tour of the battlefields and cemeteries of the North Salient. Our driver and guide was Fillip and his knowledge and passion for...More

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Andrew for taking the time to complete a review, I'm sure Filip will be pleased to read your positive comments about the tour and we're pleased that you were able to take in the Welsh memorial at Pilckem Ridge, along with details of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gen was a great tour guide. My husband especially wanted to do this tour and me not so much but ended up really enjoying it, finding everything very interesting. The four plus hours went very quickly! Gen also recommended a restaurant in the market square...More

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review Gillain, most appreciated. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the tour on your birthday it was a pleasure guiding you all and you were a great group that interracted incredibly well considering you did not know...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Ypres many times, and I always do at least one of the FBT tours. If you are already knowledgeable about the Great War or an interested novice you will enjoy these tours. I did the Grand Tour SOUTH....go: you will learn, you...More

Thank Ed H
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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much Ed, it's kind of you to place a review and we're thrilled that each time you return to Ieper you take one of our tours. Jacques always enjoys your company very much. Take care and we hope to see you again!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Grand tour North Salient tour as part of our three day visit to Ypres to learn more about the history behind WW1. This was an EXCELLENT choice. We were picked up on time by 'Philipe' in the mini bus. Phillpe was very...More

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for completing a review and we're pleased that you enjoyed the tour with Filip. We have certainly made him aware of your comments. Thank you again. Kind regards Flanders Battlefield Tour

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our tour with Gen, who in addition to taking us to key sites, also had some fascinating photo handouts showing different locations during the conflict and also some more recent publications about the fallen soldiers and munitions still being recovered to...More

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your time taken in completing a review it is appreciated and your positive comments regarding the tour. I always remember returning home after my very first battlefield tour with Retired Lieut. G Parker being very much more the wiser, more thankful for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my brother took the Ypres Salient tour with Jacques today. It has to be said that he not only knows the battles inside out but that his enthusiasm is infectious. His wealth of knowledge was apparent but he didn't bombard us with so...More

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for completing a review and so quickly after your tour with Jacques. We are pleased that you found the tour with Jacques interesting and this his enthusiasm became infectious for you, this is what we hope for most customers on our tours to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment that Genevra picked us up at our hotel until the time the tour finished, she provided us with so much information about our great uncles. She had carried out a lot of research and was able to take us to the locations...More

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for completing a review John & Wendy it's very much appreciated. It was a wonderful tour and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and being in your company. The time within La Peuplier Cemetery was particularly special and I shall always look...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Ypres North Salient Tour on one day and had a private tour of the Somme with Jacques on another day. Both tours were absolutely outstanding. Our guides were hugely knowledgable and their delivery was engaging. They approached this most sombre of topics...More

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to complete a review, we are pleased that you found both the Grand Tour North Salient and the full day Somme Tour outstanding, when we know of any personal connections not just in terms of a soldier,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent 2 nights in Iepers this May 18. We booked a tour with this company and we were not disappointed. Our guide was Raoul. From start to finish he was amazing. Any questions asked he knew the answer. He was so...More

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for completing a review, we have made Raoul aware of your comments and as a small company we are pleased that you came away with positive thoughts about your tour.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic half day tour led by Philip who spoke fantastic English and was very knowledgable about the area and the battles. Mixture of Americans and Brits including two children aged c7-10 who were comforatble enough to ask questions. Visited cemetries at Langemarck (German) as well...More

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GenevraYpres_Belgium, Owner at Flanders Battlefield Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for completing a review, Filip is an excellent guide and we're pleased that you found the tour and his company interesting.

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Martin M
June 13, 2018|
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Response from GenevraYpres_Belgium | Property representative |
Hello Martin, We have the Grand Tour North Salient going out from Ieper at 13.00pm until 17.00hrs, priced 38,00 euros per person. Should you wish to confirm a seat please book online via the relevant tour page within our... More
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TonyD7777
February 23, 2018|
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Response from GenevraYpres_Belgium | Property representative |
Hello Tony, I have responded directly to your email that we received earlier this morning, unfortunately we are completely fully booked over the dates mentioned in your email. Kind regards Flanders Battlefield Tour
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CanberraGrizzlers
January 16, 2018|
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Response from GenevraYpres_Belgium | Property representative |
Can I just clarify whether you mean Etaples Military Cemetery, as I'm unaware of a museum being there? If it is the cemetery please email us via the email details on Flanders Battlefield Tour website. Within the bespoke... More
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