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The Battlefields Experience

Arras Station, 62000, Arras, France
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We are Jackie and Rod Bedford, both British ex military, we have for the past sixteen years provided fully guided Battlefield Tours throughout Europe. We offer a numerous single or multiple day tours to the WW1 Battles of the Somme, Arras and Ypres, and the Normandy beaches, for individuals or groups. Each itinerary can be customised to suit your Nationality and interest and we pick up in Lille, Arras, Albert and Amiens. Private bespoke tours and family research also undertaken, don't forget to tell us if you have a relative or particular interest so that we can include this in your tour, we use the latest technology of a GPS overlaid onto WW1 trench maps to allow you to literally walk in their footsteps. Fully licensed and insured under French law.
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“day tour” (32 reviews)
“bespoke tour” (9 reviews)
“great uncle” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Arras Station, 62000, Arras, France
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Although this tour provided an excellent insight into some of the WW1 battlefields and conflicts we were a little disappointed with some aspects. We were picked up twenty five minutes late and our guide had not researched the address of our accommodation beforehand. No apology...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

I can honestly say that this trip to follow the path to the death of this family ancestor, was a pretty life changing experience. Not only did Rod Bedford bring the whole of the Somme conflict into context, but he and Jackie had tracked down...More

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Jackie B, Owner at The Battlefields Experience, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, it was a privilege to share the day with you, we are all walking in the footsteps of heroes. Jackie

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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

We spent 4 days with Jackie and Rod touring in WW1 areas in northern France and WW2 areas in Normandy ... They did a great job touring us around ... definitely will recommend

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Jackie B, Owner at The Battlefields Experience, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your time and effort, enjoy your journey back to Canada. Jackie and Rod

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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

We normally hire a car and self guide, but as our time in the area was limited and daylight hours short I decided to go on a private tour, and I am very glad we chose these guys. Jackie is very very knowledgeable and she...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

We did a marvellous 3 day Battlefield tour with Jackie as our guide/driver. Jackie was exceptional.Her knowledge was outstanding, using maps and explaining in detail each place we visited.We travelled to many memorable,interesting sites and shrines including Menin Gate.We highly recommend Jackie and Rodney, they...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

We spent an extraordinary day on the Battlefields of the Somme with Jackie. Her tight, illuminating and incisive explanation of the politics of early 20th Century Europe and how it led to the events of the Somme was as good as we have ever heard...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

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snollyghosster
April 9, 2018|
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Response from Jackie B | Property representative |
Hi Kim, good to talk to you today, we look forward to taking you on tour and I will get that personalised itinerary to you shortly. Jackie
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Carolyn S
March 27, 2018|
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Dear Carolyn and Mark thank you for your e mail, we can provide a three day tour on the 29th, 30th and 31st finishing at Arras where you could get the 1817hrs train into Paris at the end of the tour. This tour covers the... More
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