Guestbook

Ms.

I took this tour in 2002 when I was living in England and had a week off to visit the continent. I took both tours, luckily with the Triple Treat on the first day so I was able to ease into the emotion of the experience. I was treated like gold by the guide, who even took the time to find me a real poppy (it was past the season for them) and gave me his own well-loved copy of the small book available on board to press the flower into. I have both to this day and treasure them as tangible reminders of what I learned on the tour and how powerful our history is. I would definitely go again if I ever make it back to Europe. Thank you for making my history degree come alive in a way that no textbook can do.

Flanders field tour

A sobering tour. Philippe's knowledge base is second to none. Can't recommend this highly enough. It was the highlight of our 4 day trip to Bruges

2010 Australian film "Beneath Hill 60"

This great film about Hill 60 tunnels and Messines is available on Netflix. Great follow up to a great tour with Phillipe.

Flanders Fields tour

Just a quick note of thanks to Philippe our guide, for a fascinating day. I've been raving about it since we returned. So much information and so many stories all told in an intelligent and sensitive way. You made it very real. Highly recommended.

Mr & Mrs

Picked up leaflet in hotel and thought I was not interested in World War 1 trip but would do the choc & beer instead. Just how wrong can one be. We actually did both. Philippe is a mine of information. Unlike other tours, there is simply no pressure to buy this, do that. We enjoyed both trips but found the World War 1 so informative. We were born after World War 2 (just) and simply had no idea of the enormity of how many lives were lost.Thank you so much for opening our eyes.

Triple Treats Tour

Our trip really had four treats in that our driver and guide, Phil, was really informative and had a great sense of humour.He made the tour extra special and we visited and saw real Flanders,fitting in a variety of very interesting sights without ever feeling pressured. Lunch and the beer tasting were very good too and the chocolate is exceptional! Great value and well done Quasimodo.

Still the one to go for.

I'd simply echo all the very best reviews on this and other websites and add that this is still the one to go on. My wife and I did the tour on 27th Sept and were kept transfixed for the day. It's a poignant experience to see the results of this war involving really just kids. The museum where lunch was held was v good; take a look at the black and white photos of where you're standing....except from 95yrs ago and you'll realise how lucky you are. Now stop reading and start booking before your day gets fully booked. Thanks Philippe.

Thanks for a fabulous tour

I thoroughly enjoyed the Flanders Fields tour with Phillipe as a guide. I've not ever learned so much, so enjoyably, in such a short period of time. It would not be possible to have experienced the level of connection to the places we visited without a guide who could help us understand their signi***ance - both as military sites and as places where people lived and died. This was a well paced, thoughtful and beautiful experience. Thank you.

Memorable and enriching

This review was intended for posting on TripAdvisor. Despite repeated attempts, I am unable to sign in to my TA account today, but offer my comments on Philippe's delightful Flanders Fields tour here instead. -------------------------------------------- Many tours offer "live commentary" that is informative. But when led by a knowledgeable guide--who not only has grown up in the area, but has studied World War I and devoted much of his life to educating others--the tour is quickly elevated from merely "informative" to memorable, thought-provoking, and enriching. Though Philippe has been providing this tour for many years, he seemed as engaged and eager to share his experiences and knowledge as I would have imagined him when he was just starting out. For an excellent synopsis of the day, please see Kerrinhp's review (on the TA site). While everything about the tour was indeed well planned and executed, I offer these suggestions for Quasimodo's consideration: provide participants with a printed, detailed schedule of places to be visited (indicating those with restrooms), as well as (smaller) copies to take away of the large maps and photos that were passed around at various times during the tour. Last, a minor point: As my hotel made a reservation on my behalf, I would have appreciated email confirmation as requested about pick-up time and drop-off point. It would have eased my anxiety beforehand about those details. (As it turned out, the shuttle that drove me from my hotel to the tour bus was half an hour early.)

Tracey

Brill day, the best tour we have ever been on. Phillipe was a great host and so informative about the battlefields. We even met, by chance, one of the archeologist diggers who found an original trench We stopped for the last post @ 8pm, how moving was that !, the tears flowed & Phillipe arranged the taxi to bring us back to Brugge. A big thank you
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