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A Foreign Field WW1 Tours

Sint-Godelievestraat 8, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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Really brought history to life

We booked a full day Ypres Salient tour with Soren and couldn't recommend his tour highly enough... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
H W
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Bradford, United Kingdom
Really brings the history to life...

This is our third tour with Soren and each one has been at a different area and his knowledge is... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
David N
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London, United Kingdom
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Unique door to door Battlefield tours no minibuses full of tourists just you and me! Tour the battlefields of Flanders with a British tour guide, my Gt grandfather was a WW1 Tommy who served in the Lancashire Fusiliers his brother was in the Welch Regiment and killed in 1915 on 'The Bluff' and is listed on the Menin Gate.Originally working as an Artist creating drawings, prints & paintings with the theme of the Great War my passion has now carried me in to showing visitors the scenes of sacrifice that surround us here in Ypres.Tours includePasschendaele, Tyne Cot, Messines Ridge, The Brooding Soldier Memorial, Hooge Crater, Menin Gate, and many more sites of interest.....The shadow of the First World War still looms over our lives with a little imagination and standing on the scenes of the utmost bravery & carnage we can bring the tales of these men and women back to life.
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We booked a full day Ypres Salient tour with Soren and couldn't recommend his tour highly enough. We had visited the area a few times but to have someone take us round and be able to explain the history behind the monuments was really special...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

This is our third tour with Soren and each one has been at a different area and his knowledge is second to none. There are many facts and figures that need to be said to enable the magnitude of what happened here hit home, but...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

This tour was absolutely amazing. Soren really excels at telling you all the facts and enables you to draw up such a clear picture of the events, which can be quite emotional at times, but he has a fantastic personality and therefore you don’t leave...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

I first visited Ypres and went on a battlefield tour with Soren in October 2011 and notice that I placed his first review then on this site. I just repeated a tour with Soren in May 2017 and wanted to let people know that he...More

Thank Tony N
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

When have been on 3 tours with Soren His personality is amazing & his Knowledge of the great war is second to none we have visited the Somme / Flanders & Mons now with Soren & looking forward to our next trip with him

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Did this tour at the end of September our tour guide Sylvain was excellent his knowledge of WW1 was incredible and he went out of this way to accommodate my wish to visit my uncles grave just out of Ypres as we were the only...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This trip will be with me forever. Soren's personality is such that he combines all the attributes an excellent tour guide should have. Knowledge, adaptability, professionalism, compassion and humour the latter helps a lot especially when it is timed perfectly. I could write a mini...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Superb. Would recommend this tour for each and everyone who is interested in the history of Ypres. Purely by coincidence we met Soren. How lucky for us. We will be back and contact him again.

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Unsure of the best tour to take and having limited time, we decided to hire the bespoke tour company "A foreign Field WW1 Tours" to tailor a tour to what we wished to see. Our guide Soren's knowledge and understanding of the history of WW1...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2015

What a superb day. Soren's extensive knowledge of WW1, coupled with his passion for providing an excellent customised and bespoke tour, meant we had a brilliant day. He managed to combine facts with some very human stories, and in an emotional day across the battlefields,...More

2  Thank Richard G
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Try passchendaeleprints this is Soren's website. We did a tour with Soren last year with great success Here's our remarks about the trip: From the moment our Guide, Soren Hawkes, met us in Arras, until he drove us to... More
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