Claude was well informed and showed a genuine interest in the topic. He was punctual, professional and pleasant. We would certainly recommend Claude for those interested in the Australian campaigns.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Malcolm, I am happy you enjoyed the day, thank you for the review. Claude
Sandra KennedyNobel, ON, Canada
Claude was an amazing guide and quite a pleasure to spend the day with at the Canadian war sites. We felt we learned more than we had been taught in the past. The vehicle was comfy and he is a very good driver. It was a 12 hour day but really flew by and the last Post was very moving. We would highly recommend Claude. Thanks for the great day! Sandi And Bill and Colleen
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sandi, Bill and Colleen, thank you very much for the comment I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Regards. Claude
Claude is very knowledgeable in WW1 and European history. Although we were on a WW1 tour he could have given us a bit more general history of Belgium on our long periods in the van.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rick, thank you for the nice comment. Regards. Claude
This tour brings you to many places but it's more than just getting there, Our tour guide painted the picture of how each scene would look in the war, told us many stories and explained the symbolic value of the monuments. His insight at each place added an emotional element I could not have imagined. I asked a question, he knew the answer, took me to the sight and knew of personal stories from the soldiers diary. This tour changed my life, after a week of being home it's still all I can think about.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Amy , thank you very much, I am glad you enjoyed the day and I am deeply touched by your comment. Kind regards. Claude
Claude was an invaluable resource who was able to answer every question we could possibly have. The itinerary was great and adapted as we requested with a Canadian focus. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Stephanie, I am glad you and your family enjoyed the day. Kind regards. Claude
This is a fantastic way to see and learn about the WW 1 history, battlefields and experiences. We did a 2 day tour and found both days to be very informative and worthwhile. Claude was a exceptionally professional and charming guide. We cannot recommend him and his company highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrea, thank you very much I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Kind regards. Claude
This tour was wonderful and Claude was the perfect guide - knew the places to take us and the answers to our questions. He added depth to the areas we visited and his interpretations led us to a deeper appreciation of what we were seeing. Thank you, Claude!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this nice comment Patricia. Claude
Richard SandersUnited Kingdom
Claude gave the four of us a fabulous tour of the area around Ypres. He is very knowledgeable and we learnt a huge amount about the first world war and the history of the area. The tour was extremely interesting and enjoyable despite the grim subject subject matter. Claude showed us just the right number of sites so that the tour wasn't overwhelming and gave us time at each site to take everything in rather than rushing to another site. We all found the tour fascinating and would definitely recommend it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard, thank you very much for the nice review. Claude
In one word, unbelievable. Claude was a great guide and a real nice person. On time and went out of his way to ensure our tour was a success. Well done Claude and tours by locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rob, thank you all for the day and the nice comment. Kind regards. Claude
We had a fantastic day with Claude. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. Lunch was great as well. A full day of sightseeing and totally worth it. We would never have been able to experience all we did without him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tom, I am glad you both enjoyed the day. Regards. Claude
Claude was amazing, friendly, on time, knowledgeable and passionate about the history and monuments. He was able to bring history to life . No question we had went unanswered, nothing was a problem, and I would recommend Claude as a tour guide to anyone - anytime. I gave five stars only because there wasn't an option for 10 stars! Thanks for a great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, Bill and Peter thank you very much for the nice comment I am glad you all enjoyed the trip. Claude
We were very impressed by Claude's depth of knowledge of the Australian's campaign on the Western Front. He allowed us plenty of time to take in our fill at the various locations, some of which we weren't aware existed. The lunch venue was very nice. We had a great day. We would recommend Claude for those that interested in the Western Front, as he was very knowledgeable, punctual and flexible. Kind regards John & Sally Hailey
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John and Sally, thank you very much for the nice comment. Claude
Many thanks to Claude for sharing his incredible knowledge. He was able explain the history and sequence of events about these battles in a way that filled the gaps in our knowledge. Many thanks Claude!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, for your nice comment. Claude
We were in Zeebrugge on a cruise recently and hired Claude to take us to Ipres and Flanders Fields. He proved to be a very knowledgeable, passionate and engaging guide. His knowledge of the events that occurred during WWI was encyclopedic and the insights he was able to share at the various sites made things come alive for us. It was a jam packed day but he managed to deliver on what was promised. Claude is a great guide and we would recommend him for anyone looking for an indepth Flanders experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Helen, thank you very much for the nice review. Claude
Many thanks Claude for an outstanding day on the Australian battlefields. Your outstanding knowledge and passion meant we learnt a lot at each place we visited. We also thoroughly enjoyed your company! Cheers, Mark and Lisa
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mark and Lisa, I am glad you both enjoyed he tour. I t was a very nice day. Thank you. Claude
Claude was as accommodating as one could possibly hope for. He was on time, an excellent driver, very knowledgeable and very flexible as to our wishes. It was the best experience during our 3 weeks in Europe and I advise anyone to avail themselves of his services. We are not novice travellers and take our reviews very seriously. Thanks again Claude.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, thank you for that nice comment. I am glad you enjoyed the day. Regards. Claude
Jon RuggeriUnited States
What a wonderful day we had with Claude touring the countryside, seeing and hearing about various war sites we visited and tasting some of the best beer in the world. Claude gave us everything we asked for and more. He made sure we were back at the dock in plenty of time and took us to a local restaurant for lunch that gave us the flavor of the area. I would highly recommend Claude for any tour that he does in the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jon, I am glad you all enjoyed the day, thank you for the nice review. Claude
Keith K.United States
Claude was a fantastic guide. Very knowledgeable and adaptable to our preferences. We really enjoyed the tour, the history, the stories, and the brewery. I would like to do a longer tour with him just to learn more about the wars and the areas. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Keith, thank you for thr review. Claude
Barbara ColeUnited Kingdom
A very interesting and enjoyable half day tour trying to find the exact positions of my father's Royal Garrison Artillery 6th Siege Battery during 1917. Claude also took us on a tour round many of the interesting sites and cemeteries involved during the whole war. Claude had extensive knowledge of WW1 and answered most of our many questions comprehensively, adding much to my knowledge of the war. We really enjoyed the experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Barbara, thank you for the nice comment. Claude
Extremely knowledgeable, comfortable, and pleasant guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Liz, enjoy your stay. Claude
Claude is extremely professional, personable and knowledgeable. We had the most fabulous day and would highly recommend Claude. Merci bien!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sarah, thank you for the nice review, it was great to spend the day with you and your family. Claude
Jane V.Aiken, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States
Just what we wanted!--an interesting and really informative tour of a variety of battle sites and cemeteries. Particularly interesting was the contrast between the Allied and German burial sites. Claude is so knowledgeable and yet so approachable and adaptable. Some of the sites we intended to visit were not open, but he quickly substituted other venues in Ypres and elsewhere in the country. His vehicle is very comfortable and he is very easy to understand. We enjoyed the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jane, thank you very much for the nice comment. I wish you and your familly the best for 2019. Claude
Barry McKeownUnited States
We really enjoyed our day with Claude. He was very knowledgeable and easy to get along with and he also adapted our tour to suit our requests. I would recommend Claude anytime.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barry, thank you for the nice comment. Claude
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5 stars. Claude
It was an excellent tour. Our guide Seran, who was filling in for Claude was exceptional and would highly recommend him. Thankyou for a wonderful enlightening tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Grant thank you for your comment
This tour of significant Australian sites in Flanders with Claude was outstanding. Highly knowledgeable, interesting and considerate, Claude was able to put the events in Flanders into a broader context that made the sites, museums, cemeteries and memorials we saw more significant as part of a whole. Next time we're in Europe we plan to do a similar tour of the Somme with Claude
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Kate, thank you for your nice comment. Claude
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kaye, thank you, I am very glad you enjoyed the day. Kind regards. Claude
Claude was an absolutely fabulous tour guide. His knowledge of the history was vast and he took the time and care to make sure that we learned as much as possible and had all of our questions answered. We certainly got much more than our money was worth and we would recommend the Canadian Battlefields tour and especially our guide Claude to anyone interested in WWI history. The tour was the highlight of our European holiday.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brenda, thank you for your nice comment, I am glad you enjoyed the day. Claude
We really enjoyed our time with Claude. He had a wealth of knowledge to share about the battlefields and was able to explain in full at a level we were able to comprehend. We really appreciated that we had sufficient time at each location and at no time did we feel rushed or hurried but rather had the opportunity to discover at our own pace. At the end of the day we appreciated being delivered back to our apartment in Brussels. Thanks Claude for a wonderful time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gail, thank you for the nice comment, I am glad you enjoyed the day. Claude
Roger CareyUnited Kingdom
We were a party of six and Claude gave us an excellent tour of the Flanders battlefields. His knowledge was encyclopaedic, we greatly enjoyed his company and had a truly memorable day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Roger, thank you for that nice review, I hope you all enjoyed your stay in Ypres. Kind regards. Claude