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
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
Ross LyonsUnited Kingdom
Fantastic tour in every respect. Claude was excellent, highly informative, professional, happy to customise the itinerary, flexible, hospitable and engaging. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ross, thank you for the nice comment I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Regards. Claude
We had a great NZ and Aussie Battlefield Tour in Belgium with Claude. He had all the facts, figures and sites we wanted to see. Well planned route and nice light lunch. Well worth it for us a Kiwi and an Aussie. Highly recommended. Many thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very for the nice review, I am glad you both enjoyed the day. Claude
Chris RossSpringwood, QLD, Australia
An excellent and very educational tour on a somewhat sombre topic conducted by a very well-informed guide. We highly recommend Claude.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ross, thank's a lot for the nice comment. Claude
An outstanding day with Claude for which we are most grateful. Claude communicated really well with us in English and he was certainly very knowledgeable. The first part of our day required some customisation which was expertly managed and fitted in seamlessly to our tour. We highly recommend touring the ballefields with Claude and would we would like to thank him for a very memorable experience. Thanks too Claude for providing such a comfortable and appropriate vehicle.\\\\\\\
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peter, thank you for the nice comment I am glad you enjoyed the day. Kind regards. Claude
This was an excellent tour. Claude was very informative and an excellent guide. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone going to Belgium. We were extremely impressed with every aspect of this tour, but especially how knowledgeable Claude was about Canada's role in WW1.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brenda I am glad you enjoyed the day. Claude
Brilliant. Unfortunately it was not good weather, but we saw what we wanted, Claude was amazing, lots of research to personalise the tour for us. Great communication, comfortable clean vehicle. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Gill for the nice review. Claude
We were a group of 5 Canadian adults ranging in age from 56 to 83. Claude is a serious and committed specialist in WW1 history, with a breadth and depth of knowledge that comes from many years of study and involvement in amateur history organizations in the area. Because of his intricate knowledge of both history and geography, Claude adds tremendous value and insight for all categories of tourists; from casual tourists to those with prior extensive knowledge of modern European history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Howard, thank you very much for the nice comment. Claude
Had a great day. Claude our tour guide was very informative. His van was clean, and the booking had no surprises, or additions. Will use this site again Jim and jill
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Gillian, thank you fro your nice comment. Claude
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mona, thank you for the 5 stars. Claude
David GardnerUnited Kingdom
This was a fantastic, informative and fun day spend with our guide Claude in Belgium . We wanted to visit various First world war crematory's and places of battle etc , and he sure gave us everything we needed and more ! His knowledge is amazing and he was also so curious and cheerful. It was a long day but we had so much organised by Claude in a systematic way to enable us to fulfil our wishes. I would like to thank Claude again and can thoroughly recommend him to anyone wanting a Battlefield tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, thank you for the nice comment I am glad you all enjoyed your day. Kind regards. Claude
Merryn WilderspinMalton, NORTH YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Merryn, thank you for rating me with 5 stars. Claude
William JoyNew Zealand
Claude proved to be a very knowledgeable and thoughtful guide. His in depth understanding enabled us to get a better feel for what some of my family members went though 100 yrs ago.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello William, thank you for the nice comment. Kind regards. Claude
We had an excellent day with Claude, who was a superb guide in every way. None of our group will ever forget his detailed explanation of the WWI timeline and of Canada's role, which he performed in the first Commonwealth cemetery, using the map provided at the monument. We highly recommend this experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Angela, thank you very much for the nice comment. Claude
We want to thank our guide, Claude, for a wonderful tour - it was everything we wanted and more. Based upon our broad request to see the Canadian war memorials from WW I and WW II, Claude put together an ambitious three-day tour that exceeded our expectations in all respects. The four of us had a totally enjoyable time, thanks to Claude's exceptional subject-knowledge, his familiarity with the region, his organizational skill, and his pleasant personality.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Larry, thank you for the nice comment, I am glad you all enjoyed the tour and happy you all arrived safely at home. Kind regards. Claude
An excellent tour. Claude was a great guide and host.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chris, thank you for the nice review. Regards. Claude
If there were more stars we would have given them. This was the highlight of our vacation an Claude is amazing. He knows his history and had everything down pat. We would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Eleanore, thank you for this nice comment, I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Regards. Claude
Gary VoelkerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5 stars Gary. Claude
Claude was excellent! His knowledge of the area's history pertaining to WWI was terrific.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Wade, thank you for the nice comment. Claude
Jason P.Ottawa, ONTARIO, Canada
Claude was absolutely fantastic!! Incredibly knowledgeable, extremely hospitable, our family of 8 (4 adults and 4 youth) couldn't have asked for a better tour guide of our country's (Canada) war memorials and historic sites! Highly recommended for any Canadian (and others) who want a deeper sense of history and insight. Thank you Claude!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Jason for this nice comment. Claude
Claude tailored our WW1 battlefield tour to include a visit to my wife's uncle's grave in Armentieres and special relevant Kiwi locations, gave us unhurried time in Ypres prior to the Last Post ceremony and pointed us to a great local restaurant to enjoy the city and its local food. A really great day that was informative, respectful and memorable. Thanks Claude!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Noel, I am glad you both enjoyed the day it was a privilege for me to be your guide. Kind regards. Claude
Rory ClarkUnited Kingdom
This tour fully lived up to my expectations and we a were extremely impressed with our guide Claude with his expertise and knowledge of all the battles on the Western Front. We were particularly pleased that he was able to take us to the exact location where my grandfather had been shot and wounded on the first day of the Battle of Messinnes whilst serving as an officer in the Royal Irish Rifles.Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rory, thank you for the nice comment, I hope you are all well. Regards. Claude
Kelly TraverUnited States
Learned a lot but would do next time for half day starting at 2 pm since the Post is at 8 pm so leaving at 9 am was too long and it seemed like we could have fit everything into 6 hours anyway.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kelly, thank you for the comment, it was a long day indeed. Kind regards. Claude
Wayne RieckSt. Clair, NSW, Australia
Claude is an expert on the battlefields ofcWw1 Couldn't get anyone better to do a tour with, I was able to visit the graves of my relatives and it was a very successful day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Wayne thank you very much for the nice comment. Claude
Valerie AtkinsonUnited Kingdom
My brother and I had a most enjoyable day with Claude. It was a most moving and interesting day. We hope to be back one day with other family members to do the same tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Valerie, thank you very much for the nice comment. All the best. Claude
Richard MorrisonUnited Kingdom
Very informative, impressed by Claude's knowledge and expertise. Very flexible to help us find exactly where our relative was killed. Thankyou.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard, thank you for the nice comment. Claude
John DuncanUnited Kingdom
Claude is a professional, incredibly knowledgable, flexible guide who responded.to our questions and requests throughout the day. We were able to relate what we saw & learned closely to my late uncle who died here in the Battle of Bullecourt 100 years ago today. Claude was particularly helpful in meeting my needs in terms of mobility as a Parkinson's sufferer even providing (& pushing!) a wheelchair. First class all round.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, thank you for the nice review, it was a prvilege to meet you both. All the best. Claude
Claude was so very knowledgeable about whole area of Western Front & villages we traveled through. All areas where we required tickets was handle with speed & discretion. We never waited or were rushed. He is very well known & respected by staff at sites which was pleasant. He took us to a delightful local restaurant for lunch where we saw their collection of war memorabilia and stories behind it. A most pleasant & personable guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Karen, I am very glad you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for your nice comment. Claude
Robert CramerUnited States
Claude was a wonderful guide. He was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of WWI ! I gave this day tour to my husband for a gift as he is very interested in the World war history. He was very pleased with Claude and his day tour. I even found it to be very interesting to hear the stories Claude had to share with us even though I am not so interested in war history.. He even presented us with a book he made reviewing what we had seen and learned. We highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the nice comment, I am glad you both enjoyed the day. All the best. Claude
Quinn JohnsonUnited States
This tour exceeded all of our expectations! Claude provided great insight and background to each of the WW1 sites, and ensured that the day went smoothly and that we had adequate time at each of the historical sites. My family and I definitely learned a tremendous amount and enjoyed the entire day. Highly recommend the tour to anyone wanting to know more about WW1 regardless of their background!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Quinn, thank you for the nice comment, I am very glad you all enjoyed the tour. Regards. Claude
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Glen, thank you for rating the tour. Claude
I can not say enough about Claude, he was amazing, he knows so much about the history of the area and is easy to hang with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jennifer, thank you for the nice comment. Claude
The tour and our guide Claude were brilliant! With the background information and the stories he shared Claude made the whole experience very personal. A long day but I would not know which bit to cut out. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tina, tyank you for the nice comment. I hope you all enjoyed the week-end and arrived safe back home. Kind regards. Claude
Bill McGorriganUnited Kingdom
A very well organised and executed tour. Our only comment is that it should start a little later and be 90 minutes shorter. A little less time in Ypres before the last post and miss a couple of the cemeteries. I understand some people may be happy with 12 hours this is just our view.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bill, thank you for your nice comment. All the best. Claude
Claude was a great source of historical and local knowledge. Travelling with him through the sites we had requested was a true bonus of our trip in the area. He was personable and took the time to search out a family member's WWI grave site near Arras. We would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone for a tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mike and Sue, thank you very much for the nice comment. All the best. Claude
Margaret GarnettWest Vancouver, BC, Canada
Claude could not have been better. He picked us up early and extended the tour. His English was perfect and knowledge of the Battlefields unparalleled. He was very flexible in programming and could not have been more attentive to our needs. This was the third day with three different guides and three different companies spent exploring Picardy, Normandy and Belgium. He was by far the best. The day could not have been better. Thank you Claude.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Margaret thank you very much for this nice comment. Claude
Hudson VitaichUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hudson. Claude
our tour and our guide Claude were both absolutely fabulous.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello John, thank you very much for your comment. All he best. Claude
Our tour with Claude was outstanding.His knowledge of the Somme battlefields and cemeteries, the Newfoundland Regiment Memorial and for us, Vimy Ridge was excellent. His help in finding my great uncles name on the Vimy Memorial is greatly appreciated. Top marks. Thank you Claude for a very memorable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Lawrence, thank you for the nice review it was a pleasure to spend that day with you both. Claude
Barbara Gross ChazenUnited States
We spent a full day with Claude - an expert on WWI if there ever was one. Highly recommend him and the this tour if you want to learn everything they never teach us in America about this horrendous "war to end all wars," which of course it wasn't. Claude is superb. Well worth it in every way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this nice review Barbara. All the best to you both. Claude
Excellent tour by knowledgeable, friendly guide who adjusted the basic itinerary to include some aspects of the campaign we were particularly interested in.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George, thank you very much for the nice comment. Claude
Michael McCluskeyUnited States
It is a long tour, but if you have an interest in WWII, then take this tour. I have read dozens and dozens , if not hundreds of WWII books, but this tour contains things that need to be seen. I highly recommend. I have gone to Normandy several times, and this is a great way to understand why the Germans expected Calais to be the main invasion point. You also have to be amazed at the effort to create the Atlantic Wall and also the effort to hide the V1 and V2 facilities.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this nice review Michael. Best regards. Claude
We had a private tour with Claude that was really exceptional. I would give him 5 out of 5. He had prepared information for us ahead of time, and had even located the grave of my great uncle! Very knowledgeable, engaging and interesting! Cathy and David
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cathy and David, thanks a lot for your nice comment. I hope you both arrived safely back home. Kind regards. Claude
This tour offered more than we expected. Our tour guide Claude took us to places we had not expected to see. We were going to see the grave site of a family member who died in WW1 which we did. On the way we saw Ipres, Paschendale, and Flanders field. Claude was friendly and knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Val, thank you for you nice comment. I hope you both arrive safely back home. Kind regards. Claude
Wonderful day touring WW1 sites we Claude. We specifically wanted to see Canadian memorials and Claude made sure we had a rounded experiences as we also saw French and German sites. He is a fantastic and very knowledgeable guide, very pleasant and I would highly recommend him. I wish we had connected earlier with him and gave him time to research my great grandfathers movement while he was in WW1. I suggest you plan earlier and connect with Claude on your options with him. 5 Stars!!! Thank you Claude
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hallo Tania, thank you very much for your nice comment. Best regards to your familly. Claude
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Vimy with Claude. He was very pleasant, knowledgeable, and went out of his way to make sure we had a great day. He also took us to another military cemetery called Notre Dame de Lorette where the French soldiers are buried which was quite interesting. I would certainly recommend him to my friends or family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brenda for your nice comment. I am really happy you both enjoyed the trip. All the best. Claude
Highly Recommended, very knowledgeable of all areas and what countries were in the areas and the history of what occurred before during and after the war. would book again,
Leslie SchaeferUnited States
Claude was a great "trooper" as he is really a military guide and we were looking for a tour guide of Bruges and Gent, but had to settle with Bruges and Yrpes. He made it an interesting tour even with limitations on some of the subjects we asked him about. If you are looking for a military guide, he's the one for you. Thank you for your time and especially your effort.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Leslie, thank you for the nice comment. I hope you both enjoy the rest of your trip. All the best. Claude
Jean PiluttiLansdowne, ONTARIO, Canada
Claude is an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable, well versed in Vimy Ridge and battlefield history. We were proud to be Canadians on this tour. He is comfortable to be around, relaxed and respectful. We would encourage any Canadian friend to take part in this tour. Definitely worth the trip. He also tailor made it for us with a special visit to the grave of my uncle. Merci beaucoup!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for that nice comment, Jean, I am very happy you both enjoyed the tour. All the best. Claude