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2Xplore Flanders Fields

Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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Ypres Salient Tour: Outstanding. Not to be missed, by anyone.

I was trying to book a World War One tour for my very limited time in Belgium, and I feel that... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
barbara w
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Fantastic guide!

We had a day tour with Patrick. He was just brilliant explaining everything so clearly and with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paula L
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“If you want a superb tour of the WW1 battlefields then you can do no better than be guided by Patrick! Himself a senior military man of considerable contemporary experience, he cleverly sets out an interesting series of events that, at the end of the day, come together to provide a fascinating insight into The Great War! " 2Xplore Tours differs because of its unique concept. Forget about endless lectures and ready explanations on the usual tourist sites. A careful selection is made of “must-see” sites and “off the beaten track” (private) sites, going local!
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Ieper (Ypres) 8900, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was trying to book a World War One tour for my very limited time in Belgium, and I feel that finding Patrick was a total gift. A military man himself, he is full of knowledge and insights into the complexities of the war, the...More

Thank barbara w
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a day tour with Patrick. He was just brilliant explaining everything so clearly and with great passion and knowledge. We visited many sites and gained much information on the various battles and appalling loses. An extremely informative tour. The lunch stop was basic...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first trip to Ypres to visit and pay respect to a relatives grave. Patrick went out of his way to try to paint a picture of what life was like for our relative during the war and really brought everything to life, i’d highly...More

Thank Jenny M
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Patrick J, Owner at 2Xplore Flanders Fields, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your time in writing this review. It was my pleasure showing you the places where your relative must have served over here. Lest we forget !

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Patrick is simply superb at explaining the battlefields around Ypres and putting it all into context . This was our first visit and very intense . If I had a minor observation it would be to have a more coffee breaks in the day However...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Patrick is an extremely good guide, his knowledge of events and the area is immense. If you need to trace a relative of the Great War he will help you find that person.He takes you to places that a lot of tours do not cover,...More

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Patrick J, Owner at 2Xplore Flanders Fields, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. Glad to hear this is a day you will remember ! Best regards, Patrick

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a tour with Patrick at late notice and then were held up by traffic on the highway - he was very accommodating and organised to meet us at the next point so we didn’t miss out. His knowledge was astounding and the places...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Patrick was a fabulous tour guide, I was guided by the reviews and really happy to say they were spot on. Patrick was able to bring the war to life. He started the tour with a comprehensive review of how these battle changed and progressed...More

Thank tangeyg
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Patrick J, Owner at 2Xplore Flanders Fields, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, always nice to hear you enjoyed the tour ! I wish you all the best, Patrick

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We spent a day and half with Patrick touring around Belgium and into France to see various WWI sites. The private tour was for five adults. We had requested to have the tour tailored toward Canadian sites. Patrick's tour and knowledge hit the mark and...More

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Patrick J, Owner at 2Xplore Flanders Fields, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review ! Best wishes, Patrick

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We had a group of 14, Patrick joined us on the dot at 8.45am at our hotel and what followed was an absolutely superb, well organised tour that visited the highlights of the Ypres Salient as well as the less known, off the beaten track...More

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Patrick J, Eigenaar at 2Xplore Flanders Fields, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your review. Despite the 'Welsh' weather, we were able to see and discuss all the sites we had planned beforehand. It was my pleasure guiding you guys around over here, many thanks !

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I decided to organise a private tour with 2Xplore after reading the many positive reviews on TripAdvisor. They were not wrong. We had an excellent afternoon exploring the Ypres Salient with Patrick and we gained a much better understanding of the various battles and their...More

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Patrick J, Eigenaar at 2Xplore Flanders Fields, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your review. Best regards, Patrick

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Paul L
30 May 2018|
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Response from Patrick J | Property representative |
Hello Paul, Thank you for your enquiry. I have availability left for the 4th of July. I can send you more information about the tour and about your stay in Ieper. Please mail your request to info@2xplore.be and I will get... More
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15 July 2015|
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Response from Patrick J | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. I can provide you with a battlefield tour on the 13th of August. But you will have to come to Ieper. Please let me know your mail address and I will send you a detailed itinerary and more... More
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