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The Battlefields Experience

Arras Station, 62000, Arras, France
+33 3 22 76 29 60
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We are Jackie and Rod Bedford, both British ex military, we have for the past sixteen years provided fully guided Battlefield Tours throughout Europe. We offer a numerous single or multiple day tours to the WW1 Battles of the Somme, Arras and Ypres, and the Normandy beaches, for individuals or groups. Each itinerary can be customised to suit your Nationality and interest and we pick up in Lille, Arras, Albert and Amiens. Private bespoke tours and family research also undertaken, don't forget to tell us if you have a relative or particular interest so that we can include this in your tour, we use the latest technology of a GPS overlaid onto WW1 trench maps to allow you to literally walk in their footsteps. Fully licensed and insured under French law.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Arras Station, 62000, Arras, France
+33 3 22 76 29 60
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had a great tour of NZ battlefields yesterday. Rod is incredibly knowledgeable about the broader war history, strategy, tactics etc - as well as the specifics of kiwi battles, battlefields and memorials. He is also highly engaging, a great story teller...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just finished two fantastic days learning about the World War 1 Battlefields with Jackie and Rod. They are both extremely knowledgeable not just of the dates and battles, but are able to point out just where all these took place. They tailor the...More

Thank Tangam
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I’d been trying to get to WWI battlefields and memorials for two years, and finally made it thanks to The Battlefields Experience. Our Somme day tour covered the events of 1916 and 1918, exactly fitting my area of interest. Our guide, Denis, was charming, thoughtful,...More

Thank Bellairian
Reviewed 30 May 2017

My husband and I and our 3 teenage boys went on a great day tour with Rod and Jacki, they collected us from Arras and dropped us back to Lille, so we could get the Eurostar back to London. It truely was one of the...More

Thank Amerson S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The cold bleak day set the scene well. There were only 2 of us on the tour which gave plenty of time for questions. Rod rarely stopped talking, he's extremely knowledgeable and was able to deliver it all in a conversational way as the places...More

1  Thank Aussietourist45
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Rod was an excellent guide. Initially I thought it was on the expensive side. After the day with Rod, I managed to see and understand the battle of the Somme in a way I was never going to be able to do it myself. Initially...More

Thank Frogman1484
Reviewed 24 March 2017

My wife and I booked personal guided tours of the Ypres and Somme World War 1 battlefields and had a great experience. Jackie was really knowledgeable and over the two days we were exploring World War 1 battlefields we saw and learned all there is...More

Thank dhutte
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Rod was superb....he kept our sons and ourselves completely engaged in our battlefields tour. He tailored the content to our relatives that died in 1916 which made for a hugely compelling and very personal 48hrs. Extraordinary amount of knowledge and terrific fun to be with...so...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I cannot recommend a tour with Rod more highly! My husband and I recently took a bespoke tour, following in the foot steps of a family member who had died in WW1. We had an incredible experience, with Rod and Jackie providing us in depth...More

Thank Aislinn K
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent tour with a excellent tour guide. Homemade lunch included👍🏻 It's worth every euro! Thanks Rod!

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19 March 2016|
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Response from Jackie B | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry We do various tours which are dependant on your Nationality, interests, where you are staying etc. If you could visit the website and contact us direct we can advise you-the link is on our... More
9 October 2015|
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Response from Jackie B | Property representative |
Hi Ashley I am afraid we are fully committed on Monday, sorry we cant help you on this occasion. Good luck with finding someone. Jackie