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Battlefield Exploration

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Address: Remi Ghesquierestraat 21, Ieper (Ypres) 8940, Belgium
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+32 486 96 83 07

Battlefield Exploration is a specialist battlefield tours provider,...

Battlefield Exploration is a specialist battlefield tours provider, providing battlefield tours to the battlefields of the Great War. Based in Ypres, tours run daily to either the Ypres Salient, Messines Ridge, Arras and the Somme. Other battlefields are of course also available upon request.

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A memorable day

Our guide, Wouter Feys, is a passionate historian. His knowledge of detail clearly comes from a love of the history and deep respect for the soldiers who lost their lives in the... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Our guide, Wouter Feys, is a passionate historian. His knowledge of detail clearly comes from a love of the history and deep respect for the soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War. We spent 7 hours with him, which included a stop at the Anzac Rest owned by his friend and amateur archeologist Johan Vanderwalle, who is famous... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had no idea how accommodating, enjoyable and informative our two tours with Wouter would be. As an older couple with no direct personal links with WW1 but an appreciation of the sacrifices made and, hopefully, the lessons to be learned, we wanted to have a taste of how it was. Although undoubtedly an expert in his subject and able... More 

1 Thank Judy135 W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed an informative and memorable, moving visit to the Ypres Salient. Wouter was an excellent guide who was incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly. He was flexible with the itinerary and was happy to accommodate places of interest that cropped up in conversation. The price was excellent value, especially as he was able to fit us in at fairly short... More 

Thank Steve B
Antwerp, Belgium
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219 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We booked the half day tour with Battlefield Explorer. We had a fantastic tour and Wouter, our guide, was like a fountain of knowledge. There was literally not a question he could not answer. He made the complexities of WWI understandable and brought this trenches war alive for us. There was history but also stories of some of the young... More 

1 Thank Ellen_and_Pedro
Rugby, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Collected on time from our Apartment by Wouter, Sunday morning 0900, for a half-day tour around the Ypres salient. What a well-educated, knowledgeable and informative guide this man is. Learnt and saw far more than if we'd tried to do this under our own steam. Wouter asked us what we would particularly like to see and delivered accordingly armed with... More 

Thank Aldesh1
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had a fantastic tour with Wouter. I would highly recommend spending 1/2 day or a whole day to learn about this historic part of Belgium. If you are traveling to Belgium, you must visit Ieper and you must do a tour with Wouter. We will be back to learn more from Wouter in 2017.

Thank JPP11
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Booked 3 days in a row for me and my dad as we had wanted to do this for years. We got Wouter and I must say this was brilliant! Went around the Ypres Salient the first day, Picardie the second and the Somme the 3rd. I would recommend anyone to this new to history or well versed. Excellent prices... More 

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st albans
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We had been let down on the morning of our pre booked tour and by chance came across this company on Google The owner fitted us in at very short notice and we were exceptionally happy to be just seeing the sights. We never thought that such a last minute booking would be so enjoyable and the guide was exceptionally... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

My family and I had always wanted to visit the Canadian war sites in Europe and I had already booked the itinerary of where we were to stay but wanted more of a detailed history than we would be able to get on our own. I found Wouter on line and we had a conversation. He was willing to put... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

My friend and I spent a wonderful afternoon with Wouter touring the Ypres Salient. His knowledge was superb and his enthusiasm was infectious. Although we had booked a four hour tour we went over this time due to his flexibility and desire to ensure the tour was tailored to our interests. Once he discovered that my great uncle had been... More 

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