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A unique way to experience the story of WW1

We truly enjoyed our 3 days with Carl in Flanders Fields. He is extremely knowledgeable and... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
745elizabeth
WW1 battlefield bike ride with Carl Ooghe

Great day out with Carl Ooghe cycling around the Ieper salient, starting at 0900 and finishing at... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Potteriestraat 2, 8950, Belgium
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+32 475 81 06 08
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We truly enjoyed our 3 days with Carl in Flanders Fields. He is extremely knowledgeable and friendly and is clearly passionate about history (our kind of guide for any place or subject). We look forward to a WW2 journey in the future.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great day out with Carl Ooghe cycling around the Ieper salient, starting at 0900 and finishing at 1700 55km later. Carl is polite, interesting and informative and brought the old battlefields alive with his storytelling. We learnt so much about the conflict that we never...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carl was very knowledgeable and described the battle scenes very well to help us understand the significance of the terrain, and movement/stagnation, of the opposing forces. Brings history to life. Thank you.

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Thank Peter L
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Carl has a wealth of historical knowledge and interesting background stories on the WW 1 battles and participants that he shares with you and his focus makes the tragedy all the more real. He is able to tailor make each day to suit the participants...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Carl was awesome. He designed a route to visit all my soldiers. Hes very knowledgable and professional.

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Thank Lesley W
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A 21 day ride along the Western Front from Belgium through France to the Swiss border. This was an amazing tour as it combined visits to significant World War 1 memorials and cemeteries as well as touring through the French countryside on bikes. The knowledge...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2018

There is no other way than to ride the bike to explore Belgium and there is no better way of understanding history other than through Carl. Being an avid follower of war history, no question of mine was left unanswered. It’s astounding how I’m-depth knowledge...More

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Thank Culture549513
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Carl our battlefield guide collected us from our hotel in Mons and on the way to the cemeteries at Le Cateau and Hargicourt in France he told us about the allied action leading up to the time they were killed in action. He then dropped...More

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Thank georgemiddlehurst4
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Carl took a bunch of experienced WW1 travellers to sites none of us had seen before which believe me takes some doing as some of us having been coming to Belgium and Northern France for more than 12 years.. We would never have found so...More

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Thank mackmanje
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Anyone who is contemplating visiting the Major Battle sites of WW1, there is no better way of doing it than with Carl. We were visiting from Australia and, of course, wanted to visit the site close to the Australian memory. Carl was able to combine...More

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Reginaoma
29 January 2017|
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Response from Carl O | Property representative |
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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Joan_Halliday
5 October 2015|
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Response from Carl O | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. I have a lincese to transport 7 people in my minibus. A 3-day tour would visit sites in Ypres, Flanders and the Somme. If this is a private tour then you can stay in Lille or Poperinge at your... More
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