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Personally guided tours to Waterloo and the WW1 & WW2 Memorials a Battlefields in France and Belgium. Tours to the Western Front are tailor made to develop the British, ANZAC, Canadian or American dimension. Single day and multi-day tours Pick-up...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Waterloo 8950, Belgium
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All reviews his knowledge tour guide ypres salient two days vimy ridge great uncle world war excellent tour beaumont hamel high school great company every aspect four years comfortable van flanders area lovely guy from australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Carl was an excellent guide, cheerful and informative, adapted the route to include places of particular interest to us. Our first day we did a loop from Ypres to include Tyne Cot and Hill 60, the second day was a longer route heading south from...More

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Thank sue13Sydney
Reviewed 1 week ago

Carl is "World Class" at telling you about he First World War, and much more as well. !! I would do anything I could to book him and will do in the future on another tour, possibly re Waterloo.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An exceptional and moving experience. I would urge anyone going to Belgium to visit the battlefields of the Great War, that it is an experience best appreciated in the company of close friends or family ... and Carl Ooghe, whose knowledge and passion for history...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Named after the military term for the German Invasion of 1914 The Western Front is a memorial to soldiers of the World Wars.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Our group of 6 spent 2 days touring WWI battlefields and memorials with Carl. His knowledge was extensive, his communication skills were superb, his selection of sites and pacing was excellent and completely tailored to our interests. Even the lunch stops were perfect!

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Thank Dani M
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Carl picked us up in the morning and we did a van tour of Vimy Ridge and the Somme. Spectacular day, I really enjoyed Carl’s stories and depth of knowledge. Over the course of the day, my conversations with Carl helped me with a better...More

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Thank bobbyorr0459
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Carl is incredibly well versed on European History and the World Wars. Through this knowledge and very entertaining story telling, he takes you through the factors and events that led up to the First World War and combines this with visits to the key Western...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2018

We really enjoyed our two days with Carl Ooghe. He made the whole trip informative and enjoyable, making the history come alive. he is a natural teacher and encyclopaedic in his command of the subject. We are so glad we found him to be our...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2018

We were a party of 9 across 3 generations. Could not recommend Carl Carl was excellent He was steeped in knowledge of major events and also the historical context. He was generous with his time and knowledge.

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Thank david0d0nnell
Reviewed 26 September 2018

1 week ago we ( 3 couples) spent 1 1/2 days in a van tour with Carl Ooghe ( whose specialty is bike tours), specializing I believe in WWI. We really enjoyed it, we started in Ypres ( Ieper), drove the first morning to Dunkirk,...More

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Hello, tell me how I can assist you in organising your travel ? If Tripadvisor doesn't let us give you an email addres, then you can find it when you search the web under "cycling the Western Front" or "the Western Front... More
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Hello, thank you for your enquiry. When you surf the web under "cycling the Western Front" or " The Western Front revisited" then you will find my contact. TA doesn't let us send url or email address in this text ! B... More
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Thank you for your question. I am self-employed or if you want a free-lance full time licensed tour guide. If you tell me the name of the cemetery and explain me your travel plans, then I can give you my best advise how to... More
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