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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Arras Station, 62000, Arras, France
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+33 3 22 76 29 60
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the half day Somme tour and enjoyed every minute. The guide, Denis, was so interesting and his knowledge of WW1, the events, background and history was outstanding. We visited the places of various battles and towns and villages that were key locations as...More

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a full day tour with Denis. Jackie sent excellent instructions ahead of the tour. Denis was an absolute fountain of knowledge with a clear passion and deep understanding of the events of world war one. He was approachable and open to questions, an...More

Thank ailsasuleman
Jackie B, Owner at The Battlefields Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed your day and I will pass your comments on to Denis.

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this tour to some places I’d been to before (although almost 30 years ago!) and some new spots. The tour was informative yet informal and took in a breadth of places to explain what happened in parts of World War 1. The...More

1  Thank amelia80
Jackie B, Owner at The Battlefields Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for reviewing your tour, it is always privilege to research relatives and I particularly enjoy that aspect of the tour, Vis en Artois Memorial is a stunning Memorial and a treat to visit.

Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We had three specific people to find and “visit” as our trip to the WW1 fields and Jackie and Rodney devised a great day for us to do so. The day was easy, not rushed and very informative as well as being able to find...More

1  Thank Rustyhelen
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We booked on three tours with Jackie and Rod and cannot fault their undeniable knowledge and experience. This was our last day and we opted to take this as a half day tour. Until this point the trip had been faultless. However, as with the...More

1  Thank deborahpullen
Jackie B, Owner at The Battlefields Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Deborah, thank you for your review, I am glad your enjoyed your tour and I apologise for the delay in responding to your e mail, The period in question was during the train strikes in France, that said I should have ensured that you...More

Reviewed 21 June 2018

Thank you so much Rod for a very flexible and comprehensive “walk in the footsteps of my grandfather” experience. The bonus for me was in you combining a Canadian couple’s Vimy/ Bullecourt tour with my Fromelles/ Bullecourt day tour. We all got to see and...More

Thank peaceyk1
Jackie B, Owner at The Battlefields Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Kerry, I am so glad you enjoyed your day- it was a bit longer than usual!! It makes it all worthwhile when we know how much you get out of it so thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Regards,...More

Reviewed 22 May 2018

Although this tour provided an excellent insight into some of the WW1 battlefields and conflicts we were a little disappointed with some aspects. We were picked up twenty five minutes late and our guide had not researched the address of our accommodation beforehand. No apology...More

3  Thank Chubbytraveller
Jackie B, Owner at The Battlefields Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your tour. Our aim is always to provide the best possible experience so we will do what we can to ensure other clients do not have the same issues. In order that I can properly address these...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Jackie Thanks for a full packed day of info. and visits particularly the tailoring for my Great Uncle, what can I say. As I said take the time at some point and put your knowledge in a book. I can’t put down in words but...More

Thank LanceSmallshaw
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I did the Ypres and Somme one day tours with Rod. I had an amazing time tracing the footsteps of my relatives and seeing exactly where my grandfather fought at the Somme and Ypres, along with visiting the memorials where three of my great uncles...More

1  Thank Boogster54
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I can honestly say that this trip to follow the path to the death of this family ancestor, was a pretty life changing experience. Not only did Rod Bedford bring the whole of the Somme conflict into context, but he and Jackie had tracked down...More

Thank Ali P
Jackie B, Owner at The Battlefields Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, it was a privilege to share the day with you, we are all walking in the footsteps of heroes. Jackie

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snollyghosster
9 April 2018|
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Response from Jackie B | Property representative |
Hi Kim, good to talk to you today, we look forward to taking you on tour and I will get that personalised itinerary to you shortly. Jackie
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Carolyn S
27 March 2018|
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Dear Carolyn and Mark thank you for your e mail, we can provide a three day tour on the 29th, 30th and 31st finishing at Arras where you could get the 1817hrs train into Paris at the end of the tour. This tour covers the... More
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