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Flanders fields - Quasimodo or Flanders Field Day Tours?

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Flanders fields - Quasimodo or Flanders Field Day Tours?

Hi All

has anyone had experience with either tour company? They are both mentioned on visitbruges web site.

One is run by a couple, the other a man called Nathan. Both are small mini van type services and pick up in Bruges.

Cost for tour is 50- 59 Euro pp incl 'packed' or 'real' lunch!

We will be in Bruges at B&B in early Oct 2008 and want to visit Ypres and battlefields. Wont have a car.

Any advice or recommendations appreciated.

Thanks

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1. Re: Flanders fields - Quasimodo or Flanders Field Day Tours?

No experience with either company. If you do a search for 'Quasimodo' or 'Flanders Fields' you should be able to find a lot of information on TA as this subject has been discussed before.

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2. Re: Flanders fields - Quasimodo or Flanders Field Day Tours?

We've booked with Nathan's tour next month (December). We looked at both alternatives and decided that nathan's tour (Flander's Fields) was much more personal. Have a read of the testimonials on the website visitbruges.org. i'll post again on our return to confirm. Lynn

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3. Re: Flanders fields - Quasimodo or Flanders Field Day Tours?

We booked a tour from both companies and would recommend the Flanders Fields Day tour with Nathan for that tour in part because it is a smaller group. We took the Triple Treat tour with Quasimodo and also enjoyed it very much. It provides an excellent way to see some of the countryside, a chocolate factory, and sample 4 different beers in an old pub. The driver/guides for both tours were very knowledgeable about Flanders and were passionate about their heritage. Both are good value especially if you don't have a car. The Flanders Fields bus is small enough to pick up at the hotels, the Quasimodo bus is larger and they will send a taxi to pick up people to meet the bus on the ring road.

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4. Re: Flanders fields - Quasimodo or Flanders Field Day Tours?

We went on the Flanders Fields tour with Quasimodo earlier this month and loved it. Guide Sharon is personable, knowledgeable, and passionat regarding the WW1 sites (also quite attractive). We thoroughly enjoyed our day and count it as one of the highlights of our our travels together.

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Hi,

Well, we've just come back from our trip to Bruges and our tour of WW1 battlefields with Nathan. All I can say is definately book a trip with Nathan's Flander's Fields Tour (www.visitbruges.org). His passion and knowledge is second to none and he makes it such a personal tour. The max no of people he takes is 7-8 and on our trip there were just 4 of us. We went off the beaten track, and had all the time we needed to take everything in. Lunch, with a beer, was a meal in a local restaurant near the Hooge Crater Museum (not somewhere that tourists go). Nathan is a great host, passionate, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his history, we'll remember the trip for many years to come.

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6. Re: Flanders fields - Quasimodo or Flanders Field Day Tours?

I once did the Quasimodo-tour. The guide is a local guy who is very passionated about the area.

I have no experience with the other one.

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7. Re: Flanders fields - Quasimodo or Flanders Field Day Tours?

Hi there,

our Kiwi family of 4 (including 2 teens) had a great experience with Quasimodo. The guide was really informative and friendly. We also had no car, and just met up a short distance from our accomodation with the Quasimodo van. Enjoy Bruge, it is a wonderful place to just wander and enjoy the atmosphere and sights.

Laraine

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8. Re: Flanders fields - Quasimodo or Flanders Field Day Tours?

hi,

both tours go the same way but focus on other highlights. Quasimodo is more outdoors (cemetaries, trenches, battlefields), Daytours is more indoors (Flanders Fields visitor centre, Talbot house).

Guests who stayed with us are positive on both tours. Daytours has a more personal approach but Sharon of Quasimodo puts more spirit in her tour which results in a better understanding at the end of the day. Ask for your hotel discount card when checking in. It will save you money on Quasimodo tours.

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10. Re: Flanders fields - Quasimodo or Flanders Field Day Tours?

Quasimodo highly recommended, my husband and I had a brilliant day out with the male owner, very informative and friendly, good luck. ps we did the waffles and chocolate and beer trip - great fun