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David Plaisted / 23-10-2012 11:47:49
Nathan has an extensive knowledge of the WW1 western front, and he is able to share it in a most informative manner. My wife and I were very grateful that Nathan was prepared to include the Nine Elms cemetry at Poperinge, where my great uncle is buried. It was very moving to see his grave - many thanks Nathan for an excellent day.

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Nick Baker / 15-10-2012 12:47:13
Nathan,
many thanks for your guided tour of Flanders battlefields on 06/08/2012.It was very informative and well organised .

Nick.


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Liz Brown / 10-10-2012 21:57:31

My husband and I went on Nathanís tour in September


when we were visiting Bruges. I booked it on


the strength of the Tripadvisor reviews, and was


really glad we did. The tour was excellent -


Nathan was a great guide, very informed and


ensured that he covered things of interest


to all the nationalities on the trip, as well as knowing


about regiments etc associated with different areas.


My husband is a history buff, and was very impressed


by all the fact and figures Nathan had to hand.


We also had a lovely meal in Ypres.


I would encourage anyone to do this trip


you will not be disappointed.



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John/Jacqueline Godsell 02/10/12- Swindon, England. / 2-10-2012 11:17:06

My wife and myself were visiting Bruge for my birthday


and unknown to me she had arranged a surprise tour of Flanders Fields with Nathan. We knew where my great


grandfather was buried (Lijssenthoek)and I thought that


maybe we could get a taxi there, thankfully my wife persuaded


me otherwise.
Nathan picked us up on the dot at our hotel and then


proceeded to do likewise for the rest of the people on our


tour, this was only 8 people which made the drive comfortable


and also the tour intimate.
Form
the outset Nathanís knowledge was second to none,


I thought I had a rough outlook on WW1 but this guy


was in another class. Also the way he delivered


the information was clear and put across very well so


as you felt compelled by the plight of the soldiers involved


in the various battles. As well as the battle sites,


memorials and cemeteries we visited, plus 2 museums


(Passchendale/Flanders Fields) and had a great meal


and beer and walkabout in Ypres.


To cap the day off, Nathan then took us to my great


grandfathers burial site and also did some research and


showed me the area where he had probably fallen.


All in all a pretty emotional and well recommended day out.

Many
thanks.

John
& Jacqueline



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Ronald Chalmers / 1-10-2012 16:43:43
We took this Flanders Fields Battlefield Day Tour run by Nathan in late September, booked on-line in June. Collected exactly on time from our hotel to join the small group (8, including 2 New Zealanders) in Nathan’s immaculate minibus before starting on this fascinating and excellent tour. We were given an overview by Nathan of world events leading up to WW1 on the way to the Flanders Fields which was very informative and useful. Started at the German cemetery at Langemark, of particular historical interest, and thence on to Passchendaele and Tyne Cot Cemetery with its small museum, both very moving. The tour visited the Passchendaele Museum at Zonnebeke
which was fascinating, with a walk-through dug out, and passed many battle sites with craters and bunkers, some off the main roads, which Nathan described very well, illustrated with contemporary photographs and stopping to show the lie of the land at various points which made the battlefields much more understandable. Also stopping to view a number of memorials, including Canadian and New Zealand memorials and to look at war artifacts including shells (some still live) and remains of guns, barbed wire etc. with Nathan
providing some very interesting information of their use and origins. On to Ieper (Ypres) where we had an excellent lunch with beer (all included in the tour price) in a pleasant
restaurant and then to the rebuilt Cloth Halls and the In Flanders Fields Museum, in which one could have spent a whole day. Time to walk around Ieper and visit the Menin Gate in one’s own time (as at all the museums and large cemeteries we visited). Visits to other sites including a bunker complex, huge craters and the trench complex at Bayernwald. Finally heading back to Brugge and delivery at our hotel, with Nathan giving us a small WW1 souvenir at the end of the tour. Nathan’s knowledge and enthusiasm were outstanding and one can only describe this day as outstanding and excellent. Very highly recommended!

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