Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Gent-Belgium by Tour Guide Roger B. (Guide #18108)


Karen Baldwin

United States
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Tour: #297775, Private Tour in Flanders' World War I battle fields, Antwerp, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jul 17/18

The tour was perfect for me Roger was on time ,very knowledgeable and personalized the tour around my interests. He offered a variety of options for me to select and was very thorough in his approach. He even helped me locate my ancestors names on the Menin gate. I highly recommend him to anyone. He even assisted with othe cities I am visiting while I am in Belgium.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for your review, Karen; I enjoyed the day in Flanders Fields with you. have a fine rest of your stay in Antwerp and Belgium.

Richard Abrams

United States
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Tour: #298314, Three hour private on foot in Brussels, Brussels, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jul 15/18

RODGER was extremely knowledgeable, interesting and accommodating. He made a trip to Brussels special. He was exceptionally prepared And organized.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Richard, I enjoyed the morning too, and hope you were around when the Belgien soccer players were welcomed back to Belgium.

Mary C.

New Zealand
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Tour: #297775, Private Tour in Flanders' World War I New Zealand battle fields, Ypres, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jul 12/18

An excellent tour, Roger had scheduled everything I wished to see and because we had time, he included a number of other sites of interest, such as the memorial to John Macrae and Polygon Wood. Lunch was at a delightful cafe / restaurant with garden setting. The stop off for a Trappist beer also enjoyable. All topped off with attending Last Post at the Menin Gate at 8pm and locating the name of another Great Uncle, the third of the 3 Great Uncles who never returned home to New Zealand from WW1.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Mary, it was a pleasure for me to drive you through Flanders Fields. I am glad we found the three sites were your great uncles are commemorated or burried.

Denise Barganski

United States
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Tour: #297775, Private Tour in country side around Bruges, Ypres and Flanders' Fields World War I battle fields, Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

Our second day with Roger B was equally enjoyable. Our tour of Flanders Field and surrounding areas was perfect.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thoroughly enjoyed the day as well, Denise. Thank you !

Denise Barganski

United States
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Tour: #298316, Private tour on foot in Bruges and by car from Bruges to Ghent in one day, Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

Roger provided great background and insight to our tour of Ghent and Bruges. He was punctual, courteous and knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Denise, I felt very much at ease with and appreciated by your group.

Randall Bono

United States
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Tour: #247249, Private tour by car from cruise port Zeebrugge to Bruges in half a day., Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jul 8/18

On out brief tour with Roger, he was great. Would certainly use him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for the positive feedback, Randall. I enjoyed the tour and your company too !

Thomas Han

United States
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Tour: #426674, Private tour from Antwerp to Ghent and Brussels in one day, Antwerp, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

Wow Roger is an amazing guide! We wanted to learn about the culture and history of Belgium and boy is Roger the perfect person. He is just such an amazing fountain of information. We really got an amazing picture of what life was like in the 15th century. We especially loved his historic picture of Ghent, what a great way to appreciate the past. We spent 9 hours in Roger's hand and what a wonderful treat he was. We could tell he takes pride in his work and we truly appreciated his energy & knowledge

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Thomas, it was a pleasure for me too, and a special experience as I hadn't done three cities in one day yet. have a fine summer ! Roger

Ruth Smith

United Kingdom
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Tour: #247249, Private tour by car from cruise port Zeebrugge to Bruges in half a day., Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jun 2/18

Thank you to Roger for considering all our family's needs. We enjoyed sampling the Belgium beer and waffles. It was such a shame that Phoebe's wheelchair chassis cracked and we weren't all able to access all the tour, but Eleanor and Tim did get to shop for Belgium chocolates, learn more about the historical sites of Bruges and Roger ensured that we safely returned to the cruise terminal in time. We hope our unfortunate experience won't deter you from offering accessible tours for other disabled visitors.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind feedback, I enjoyed showing you, Phoebe, Eleanor and Tim around in Bruges, and remember the warmth of your family. Thanks also for your tip about the transfer from the cruise ship to the port gate. This is something which I will mention from now on. take care and hope to see you a gain in Belgium ! Best regards, Roger

Devin Chin-Lee

United States
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Tour: #247249, Private tour by car from cruise port Zeebrugge to Bruges in half a day., Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: May 12/18

Roger is a very professional, thoughtful, and well prepared guide. We would definitely recommend him. He was attentive to our desires and was very flexible and did not hesitate to change the itinerary when more time was requested at certain sites. He shared with us facts that are not readily apparent which enhanced our time with him. We also appreciated his notebook filled with photos of the works of art the we would be seeing so that he could give us a mini lesson before our viewing. Thanks Roger!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for those kind lines, Devin and Bruce. I enjoyed spending the morning with you in Bruges and hope to see you again ! Take good care of and enjoy your granddaughter and children ! Best regards, Roger

Jeanene Henderson

United States
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Tour: #247248, Private tour by car from cruise port Antwerp to Brussels in one day, Antwerp, Belgium    view tour
Date: Apr 27/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for the positive feedback Jeanene ! best regards, Roger

Lisa Henthorne

Plano, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #247248, Private tour by car from cruise port Zeebrugge to Brussels in one day on 26 April 2018, Zeebrugge, Belgium    view tour
Date: Apr 26/18

On our shore excursion we wanted to go further afield to Brussels and what a great day Roger planned for us. We were interested in seeing tulips and saw what we considered to be better than Kuekenhof at the much smaller, less crowed Floralia at the Chateau de grand-Bigard. We were thrilled to be able to go to Royal Greenhouses at Laeken open to the public for only 3 weeks during the year. Old town Brussels was quite the finale to wonderful day. Roger was efficient, knowledgeable and a pleasure to meet!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for the kind reaction; It was a pleasure to guide you through Brussels Lisa ! Roger

Maryann Stanger

United States
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Tour: #267320, Private tour by car from cruise port Zeebrugge to Bruges in a day, Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: Apr 4/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the rating MaryAnn. The four of you were five star as well ! Have a safe rest of your trip ! Roger

Margaret Compton

United States
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Tour: Bruges and Ghent in a day Private Tour, Bruges, Belgium
Date: Jan 5/18

We had an excellent tour with Roger. He is very knowledgeable and was well prepared, including a folder with pictures that greatly added to the experience. We thoroughly enjoyed his company as well as the historical and current information he shared about Gent and Brugge. Roger very graciously accommodated our extra needs for my mom who has limited mobility. If we are ever able to return to the area we will definitely request Roger for another tour. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you for those kind words, Margaret. they are much appreciated! kindly pass my regards to the members of your group whose company I enjoyed a lot. have a safe trip back home and I hope to see you again. best regards, Roger

Joann Shields

United States
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Tour: #247249, Private walking in Bruges on November 20, 2017, Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: Nov 20/17

We spent a memorable day with Roger in Bruges. He is witty, well-informed, considerate and he gave us an absorbable level of information. We went at a relaxed pace that allowed for shopping and an excellent lunch. I am a lawyer, so Roger took us to law-related sites. Although we booked a walking tour, Roger drove us to Flanders fields and other WWI memorials, which were moving and important. Roger's fluent English---including nuances---made the experience enjoyable and lasting. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for the feedback, Joann. I enjoyed the day with you and Steven too. best regards, Roger

Bryan Parris

New Zealand
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Tour: #297775, Private Tour in Flanders' World War I New Zealand battle fields, Ypres, Belgium    view tour
Date: Sep 10/17

Trip was absolutely fantastic Roger went out of his way to make it successful and it certainly was Thanks so much

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Bryan; I enjoyed the company of your group very much. stay healthy and hope to see you again ! Roger

Lloyd Huff

United States
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Tour: #297775, Private Tour in Flanders' World War I battle fields, Diksmuide, Belgium    view tour
Date: Aug 13/17

We had a very nice day with Roger. He was extremely knowledgable and provided us with a great experience on our special tour to the sites around Ieper that we had requested.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the positive comments, Valerie and Lloyd: much appreciated. Have a safe trip back! Best regards, Roger

Shayne (Angela) Thomas

United States
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Tour: #247248, Private tour by car from cruise port Zeebrugge to Brussels in one day, Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jul 7/17

Roger far exceeded my expectations! He could not have taken better care of me! He politely took my luggage, pulled it to his very nice and clean vehicle, made sure I was comfortable and gave me a bottle of water. He then drove me to immigration to get my passport stamped, taking care of all of the oral communications for me. He was so polite, professional and informative. He answered all of my questions and shared so much valuable knowledge, wisdom and insight. The experience lasted longer than I thought

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for your kind reaction, Angela and Shayne; I have good memories of that July 7th too. Hope to see you again !

Gillian O'Connor

New Zealand
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Tour: #297775, Private Tour in Flanders' World War I New Zealand battle fields, Ypres, Belgium    view tour
Date: Jun 19/17

Excellent informative tour. Exceeded our expectations. It was an exceptionally hot day and Roger ensured we kept hydrated with supplies of water

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for your kind reaction, Gillian. Glad you enjoyed the day as much as I did and glad you got home safely !

Timothy Proost

Merksem, Belgium
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Tour: Private guided tour on foot in centre of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Date: May 17/17

Very Good guide, very fluent in English and very well prepared. Haven't heard a single negative sound about the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Timothy; the group was interested and paid attention :=) I hope to be of service again. best regards, Roger

Therese Corbin

United States
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Tour: #247249, Private tour by car from cruise port Zeebrugge to Bruges in half a day., Bruges, Belgium    view tour
Date: Apr 29/17

Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful experience with Roger as our guide today in Brugge. He was on time, personable, knowledgeable and went out of his way to accommodate us. A wonderful experience and we would highly recommend him as a guide. We want to thank him for a wonderful day. Thank you

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Therese, I hope you enjoyed Gent too. Have a safe rest of your trip and hope to see you again.

Larry Kaye

Rockville, MD, United States
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Tour: Bruges for Larry Kaye, Bruges, Belgium
Date: Aug 19/16

Roger was a great guide in Bruges. So knowledgeable in all of the historic details of the city, and gave us such a complete tour -- especially since our time there was so limited. He was really helpful with pre-tour arrangements. Everything was timed perfectly. He had a great sense of humor and we really enjoyed getting to know him during our trip. I would highly recommend him to anyone visiting Bruges or other parts of Belgium . His tour was one of the highlights of our trip!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Larry; I enjoyed your and Casey's company and am glad you enjoyed Bruges ! Hope to see you again !