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“Much More than a tour”

Flanders Fields Battlefield Daytours
Ranked #12 of 47 Tours in Bruges
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Owner description: Day trips from Bruges to the first world war battlefields.
Reviewed January 11, 2013

This visit was blessed by a beautifully cold crisp day... Nathan was a perfect tour guide whose knowledge of the area , history and the specific first world war detail was first class. He opened up the history in a very helpful way. The size of the group being small was very important as we really got close up and in detail.This can change your thinking and bring a new appreciation for the Flanders battles.

Thank RevJohnK
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Traveling with not a lot of money to spare, I decided to take a gamble and pay the approx 60euro tour cost. Honestly, for this tour, I would have payed 100euro.

Nathan the tour guide was a wealth of knowledge and could answer any questions the group threw at him whether it was WW1 or WW2 or anything about Flanders. He took us to some amazing places and even gave us souvenirs at the end of the tour (shrapnel and projectiles).

Was a very good tour, value for money and definitely worth getting on!

Thank Kerrod M
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Our day trip to the Flanders Battlefields (1 Nov 2012) with Nathan was an unforgettable and lovely day. He collected my husband and I from our Bruges hotel, taking an immediate interest in our family WW1 history and adding his local knowledge and insight to it. We were joined by 5 others in his clean, comfortable and spacious mini bus for a very special and personal tour, in which he gave us the benefit of his very detailed and enthusiastic knowledge of WW1 history, whilst he drove us around the Passchendale battlefield sites, cemeteries, museums, Ypres and the Menin Gate.

This was a 'one off' experience that was added to immeasurably by Nathan's easy going and friendly manner. His knowledge of English is excellent.

This is no generic 'factory' tour - it is very special personal experience, from a thoughtful, generous man, who loves his work and really cares for the people he escorts on his revealing tours, worth every penny and quite unforgettable. The bespoke lunch with him and the group in a pleasant local restaurant (included in the tour price as well as museum entries) in Ypres exceeded our expectations.

This has got to be amongst the very best ways of experiencing the fascinating history of this most moving theatre of war from any perspective. It was the highlight of our stay in Bruges and we cannot recommend it highly enough. A big thank you to Nathan - you bring the past into such tangible and human focus, without any bias, save that of being a local Flemish man.

1  Thank Geraldine K
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Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Nathan is such a insightful and friendly guide. You can tell he is very passionate about what he does.
The tour includes all the relevant sites as well as keys sites specific to the nationalities on the tour. The tour doesn't just take you to the tourists sites but also other sites off the beaten track that Nathan has found.
I had a great day and couldn't be more complimentary of the tour I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking at doing a tour of Flanders fields!

Thank meg_ofarrell
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Great day out! Nathan picked us up outside our hotel and gave an informative and extremely interesting talk about the background to WW1 during the journey. The trip took in a wide range of sites from WW1 and at each one we were given a wealth of information, not only about its significance in the war but local information. Nathan has a huge knowledge of WW1 and there was no question he could not answer. His local information made the trip more personal and really added to the experience; for example, there were lots of occasions where he pulled in to show us remains of craters, shells or spots where bodies had been found in recent years. Nathan catered for each of the three nationalities in our group, visiting the memorial of each country and mentioning their role in the war. He showed remarkable knowledge of the history of many countries. He also facilitated personal trips and was great help in locating the specific grave of a relative. All in all, a great trip with an enthusiastic and interesting guide.

Thank SB_Eire
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