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Cavells Ypres Guided Tours

Minneplein 3, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
+32 479 80 64 26
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Not wheelchair friendly

Sorry I forgot to mention that wheelchairs in Ypres market town is unsuitable for disabled people... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2015
PumaSofia
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Superb reps

Highly knowledgeable reps, helping hand for looking for your war dead. Will use these again in two... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2014
sunman1
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The tours we offer are as follows North Salient Tour Our most popular tour giving a fascinating overview of the terrible fighting in the Ypres Salient from 1914 through to 1918.Visiting Essex Farm (John McCrae "In Flanders Fields" poem site and advanced dressing station bunkers), Langemark German cemetery, the brooding soldier memorial at Vancouver corner and the story of the first 1915 gas attack, the worlds largest CWGC cemetery Tyne Cot and the battle of Paschendale, preserved trenches and more.Retrace the footsteps of soldiers, from a generation now passed, into the heart of the battlefields of the Ypres Salient where men from all over the world fought and died in the most horrific conditions.South Salient Tour.The names of the South Salient Battlefields have come to represent all aspects of the fighting in the Ypres Salient. From the closeness of the trenches at Hill 60 and the tranquil but awe inspiring Caterpillar crater, the mine warfare and the massive explosions on the Messine ridge on 7th June 1917, the Christmas truce of 1914 and the preserved German Trenches at Bayernwald, all contrasted now with the Ploegsteert Memorial and the beautiful Bedford House Cemetary.This tour offers our guests the opportunity to visit these areas of the Salient where some of the most fierce fighting took place with devastating results.Ypres City Walk.Join our principal guide on a gentle walk through the beautiful city of Ypres. Starting at the Menin Gate , the tour takes time to explain the history of this iconic monument and the stories behind some of the names carved into its walls. Then as we walk through the streets of Ypres , learn of the terrible price paid by the civilian population , the story of the "Ypres Express" and its devastating effects, the actions of the resistance in Ypres during World War Two , the cathedral vault casualties of 1915, the beautiful St Georges church and the story of the children of the Eton Memorial School , then concluding with a visit to the fascinating Ypres Reservoir cemetery.Join us for all this and more and unlock the hidden history of this iconic city. Cavells Private Guided Battlefield Tours specialise in tours for the smaller groups (max of four from the same party) .This small group policy offers our guests a more intimate experience and gives us the flexibility to tailor tours to our guests needs. Tours can be customised to reflect our guests nationality and where possible visits to specific cemeteries upon request.Please contact us for your individual requirements.
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18 May 2015
“Not wheelchair friendly”
30 Sep 2014
“Superb reps”
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Minneplein 3, Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

Sorry I forgot to mention that wheelchairs in Ypres market town is unsuitable for disabled people in wheelchairs as my friend pushed me around and found it very hard to carry on because the town us full of cobblestone and I had to push myself...More

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cavells, Owner at Cavells Ypres Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2015

Hi , I fail to see how this review is relevent to my battlefield tours or my ability as a guide. Your comments are aimed at the town of Ypres . Please remove this review as it is not applicable to us. Thank You

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Reviewed 30 September 2014

Highly knowledgeable reps, helping hand for looking for your war dead. Will use these again in two years time.

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Reviewed 7 August 2014

We have just completed a tour led by Roger. He kindly personalised it and also made it relevant to a family group including two teenagers! Friendly and approachable, I will recommend Roger to others and look forward to returning and learning more.

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Had a fantastic day in Ypres and excellent guided tour of the Northern Salient. Roger took us to many sites and explained in detail what happened there many years ago. He was very knowledgeable and professional and clearly had a passion for WW1 history. I...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

My wife and I only had a short time to spend in Ypres, but Roger was able to accommodate us. He took us on the 4 hour of the Northern Salient, and what an impressive tour it was! Roger is extremely knowledgeable and a superb...More

Thank Trevor J
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

We had a very happy stay with Roger and Muriel. From their B and B it was an easy walk to the Menin Gate, the Cloth Hall and the railway station and Roger took us on a most interesting tour of the battlefields that involved...More

Thank Kathleen F
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

Louise Halsey I arrived at the Ieper by rail from Brussels after travelling for around 36 hours from Australia .Roger met me at the station and from there I was hosted very generously by Roger and his wife Muriel both assisted in sorting out a...More

Thank Louise H
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Roger is a good bloke, for a Pom, and we enjoyed his 4 hour tour, and the accumulated knowledge he had. He knew which sites were more applicable to our nationality, and also readily admitted when he wasn't sure and said he'd do some research...More

Thank Jones499
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

We found Roger's Ypres town Tour, very informative and interesting. He took us to the famous places in the town but also to lesser known places where he had an anecdote to tell. We had lots of opportunity to ask questions , and he carried...More

Thank Vanessa T
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

Roger took us on two tours; one two hour walking tour of Ypres and another day tour of the Ypres Salient region. Both were utterly fascinating and Roger patiently handled our many questions filling in as much information as he could. On the day long...More

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