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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't recommend Carl enough. Me, my fiance and our 11 month old son visited Flanders Fields. We told Carl we were arriving by Eurostar so to save us time he told us to get off at Lille rather than Brusells, which saved us about an...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

I had an amazing tour with Carl who knew a lot about the history of the area and as we were from Australia, he organised the tour to suit our interest in Australian war history. This tour was the highlight of our visit to Belgium...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

Carl picked us up from our Smartflat in Brussles and organised a private full day (8am - 8pm) tour for our family of all the sites of Australian significance in Fromelles, Flanders and Ypres. Carl is a wonderful historian and excellent story teller and has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ntnat19
Reviewed 12 November 2018

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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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sue13Sydney
Reviewed 5 November 2018

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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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Flyer57292487839
Reviewed 1 November 2018

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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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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Date of experience: October 2018
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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Date of experience: September 2018
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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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Date of experience: October 2018
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