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CUSTOM BATTLEFIELD TOURS

Enjoy a private driver/guide to escort your clients throughout their journey, have a hop on guide join you. Take a look at all the elements of your trip and choose what fits your way of exploring the Battlefields. 

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PRIVATE
DRIVER GUIDE

Enjoy a private driver/guide to escort your clients throughout their journey

Metro

RAIL PASS & TRANSFERS

Take a train, and meet your guide at the train station before you start your tour

Driving

SELF-DRIVE
TOURS

Enjoy full flexibility with our insured & discounted rental plans - have a hop on guide join along. 

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TOURS for FAMILY + FRIENDS

Enjoy a small group tour with just your friends and family - private groups are the best way to go 

Virtual Conference

VIRTUAL
TOURS ONLINE

Connect with a private guide to escort clients through their journey, online

DESTINATIONS

Enjoy a private driver/guide to escort your clients throughout their journey,

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FRANCE

The most popular destination in the series, France is home to the largest WWI&II battlefields in the world

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VIETNAM

The American War in Vietnam is a battlefield story we should never forget - learn & discover

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NETHERLANDS

A strong link is celebrated between Canada & the Netherlands, see for yourself 

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FLANDERS

West Flanders Belgium, where poppies grow, have some of the most famous battlefields of WWI

OUR TOUR GUIDES

Enjoy a private driver/guide to escort your clients throughout their journey,

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Brigitte de Cuyper

English, French (French)

Brigitte worked for 5 years for the “Somme 1916 Museum” in Albert. She lived in the UK for 26 years and brings passion and knowledge to the battlefields she grew up on.

Somme, Vimy

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Glenn Edmonds

English (Canadian) 

Glenn Edmonds, based in Manitoba, has worked with us since 2003, escorting Canadian veterans and their families as a principal guide on many projects.

All Areas*

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Samantha Cowan

English, (Canadian)

Sam is the operations manager here at The Battlefield Tours. She works with group tours both large & small and books all special interest groups

All Areas*

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Cory Powell 

English, French (Canadian)

Cory has worked on The Battlefield Tours as a guide since 2017. His most notable tours include Passchendaele 100 & the Vimy 100 FS Indigenous Veterans tour.

All Areas*

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Carl Ooghe

Dutch, English, French

Carl Ooghe is a full time tour leader based out of Lille, highly specialised in cycling tours, specifically in Flanders Fields (+ northern France). 

France, Belgium

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Salient Tours

Dutch, English, French

Meet Steve Douglas, founder of the Maple Leaf Legacy Project and his team, a group of multilingual specialised guides based in Ypres

From Ypres

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Cindy Fradet

English, French

Cindy received her degree in tourism from the University of Boulogne sur Mer, and has been guiding throughout France since 2012 

Verdun

Driver/Guide

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Ken Lees

German, English, French

Ken retired from the police in the UK after 30 years - he and his wife now live in the heart of the tranquil Somme, studying geneaology on the battlefields

Somme, Ypres

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Joël Stoppels

English, Dutch

Joel started collecting artefacts in the Groningen region of the Netherlands when he was 12 years old - now he guides & lectures throughout the local area.

Groningen, NL

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Jip Meijer

Dutch, English

Jip is based in Holland but guides travellers in France, Belgium, Poland, and Germany too. He particularly enjoys the Canadian story. 

All Areas*

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Jon Haslock

English, French

Jon is from the UK, but today, he's based in the heart of the Somme, his tea shop The Old Blighty sits a mere 100 metres from Lochnagar Crater. 

Somme + Vimy

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Eva Ruttger

German, English, French

Eva grew up in Bavaria, Germany, studied tourism in Paris, and worked in Courseulles-Sur-Mer before she guiding at Juno in '07.

Normandy

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OUR ACCOMMODATIONS

We like to partner directly with the best local hotels and self-catering accommodations.

Normandy Beaches

St. Aubin sur Mer

Situate yourself on the seafront of Juno Beach. This 2** is a superior tourist class with a superb view and menu

St. Aubin sur Mer

★★ // Superior Tourist

Normandy Beaches

Mercure Omaha

Breathtaking property outside of town with restaurant, spa, and sprawling golf course, overlooks the English Channel

Port en Bessin

★★★★ // Superior Tourist