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Lest We Forget Battlefield Tours (Flanders)

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Address: Gezelleplein 6, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 478 35 52 65
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Private battlefield pilgrimage and touring.

Maximum of 4 fee paying persons...

Private battlefield pilgrimage and touring.

Maximum of 4 fee paying persons per tour group.

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A wonderful pilgrimage.

We visited Belgium to pay our respects to our great-grandfather who was killed in the 3rd battle of Ypres. Milena and Chris were both excellent in organising the trip for us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Earl_Grey66
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Belgium to pay our respects to our great-grandfather who was killed in the 3rd battle of Ypres. Milena and Chris were both excellent in organising the trip for us. They helped to recommend hotels and they purchased a reef for us so we could lay it at the Menin Gate ceremony. The tour with Chris was more than... More 

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richard d, Manager at Lest We Forget Battlefield Tours (Flanders), responded to this review

Dear James. Please accept our sincere gratitude for your warm and positive review. In order we are able to rise to the challenge, our clients must firstly apply the necessary respectful frame of mind in order we are able to likewise. Am delighted to confirm both yourself and your family most certainly did! Your fallen family relative and those others... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Do the tour take your time ,follow the poppies, don't try and take in all the cemeteries as the whole tour is very sobering and we found it would be very easy to spend the whole time snivelling. But it does make you realise how pointless war is.

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richard d, Manager at Lest We Forget Battlefield Tours (Flanders), responded to this review

Thank you for your most welcome review. Excellent advice highlighting not to rush pilgrimage. More 

Yeovil, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Our second tour with Chris and it was truely wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour last year and brought my parents to Belgium so that my dad could do a tour with Chris and see the areas that his father, my grandfather had fought at. The tour made Dads day and holiday, he hasn't stopped saying how much he enjoyed... More 

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richard d, Manager at Lest We Forget Battlefield Tours (Flanders), responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing tribute. Very much appreciated and we are delighted we were able to rise to the occasion on behalf of your family group and especially for your father. Never forgotten! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Chris is a fantastic and extremely knowledgeable guide. Amazing tour of the salient. Would definitely recommend. 10/10. Loved it.

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Chris L, General Manager at Lest We Forget Battlefield Tours (Flanders), responded to this review

So pleased we were able to rise to the challange on behalf of those Canadian soldiers who fought & fell in the name of freedom. Lest we forget. Your constructive and kind response is very much appreciated. Thank you. Best wishes Chris Lock. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Go no-where else our 4th tour this one to Fromelles a excellent tour as always , Chris the tour guide is there any one better I doubt it we will be back in July for another tour a special thanks yet again to Milena and Chris

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Chris L, Manager at Lest We Forget Battlefield Tours (Flanders), responded to this review

Dear Nick Penny. Thank you for this glowing tribute. Very much appreciated and we are honored and delighted that we were able to rise to the occasion. Too be honest here, much of this was only achieved due to the respectful input and bearing that both yourself and Kayla offered throughout. Thank you both!! More 

Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

We found Chris to be extremely personable, approachable and knowledgeable about the Australian involvement particularly with regard to the 3rd battle of Ypres, with which we were particularly interested. He had obviously done his homework and was very passionate about the subject. Would thoroughly recommend

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Chris L, Manager at Lest We Forget Battlefield Tours (Flanders), responded to this review

Thank you for your positive and warm endorsement. Very much appreciated and we hope it assists Australians and others whilst preparing their plans to visit the battlefields where their forefathers fought and fell. Thank you! More 

Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

My wife and I spent a memorable full day touring the Ypres Salient with Chris. We live in Canada and the tour therefore had a Canadian slant to many of the sites that we visited. Seeing the trenches, aid stations, cemeteries, war memorials and cratered landscapes brought home how dreadful it would have been for the thousands of soldiers who... More 

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Chris L, Manager at Lest We Forget Battlefield Tours (Flanders), responded to this review

It was a great honour for myself especially to deliver this personal pilgrimage on behalf of your family. It is good that today's & future generations ensure the achievements of their forefathers are never forgotten! Keep up the great work you do please. More 

Banstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Very moving, humbling and informative experience. Chris was so knowledgable and imparted the information in the perfect way for such an emotive subject. The tour vehicle was comfortable and to the highest safety standards and driven in a highly competant manner. I thoroughly recommend this tour company.

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KatieYpres, Manager at Lest We Forget Battlefield Tours (Flanders), responded to this review

Thank you for your most positive review. So pleased to know we all rose to the occasion and were able to present you with a memorable & respectful day. Lest we forget! More 

Bourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Another great tour conducted by Chris, his passion and knowledge was second to none and brought the experiences and historical events to life. This was our second tour with Chris and wont be our last. Paul

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KatieYpres, Manager at Lest We Forget Battlefield Tours (Flanders), responded to this review

Hi Paul. Please forgive the belated response but I have been away from my desk since you posted however, I have now returned and back to work. Please accept our sincere gratitude for your kind and warm comments. So much appreciated which confirms for the right reasons, we are collectively on the right track. Lest we forget...... More 

bendigo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

We had a battlefield tour of the Ypres Salient with Chris Lock in September 2015. The main focused developed during the tour was to try and relate experiences my ancestor may have had while he was in the salient before he was killed in October 1915.What we particularly liked about the approach Chris took was that he would explain a... More 

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KatieYpres, Manager at Lest We Forget Battlefield Tours (Flanders), responded to this review

Thank you again for your kind and positive review. We are delighted that we were able to rise to your expectations which also lead to our little party recognising your relative's headstone error. We will of course come back to you in due course if and once we notice the date has been rectified. We live in hope! More 

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