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The Battlefields Experience

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Address: 2 rue des Cordeliers, 80560, Amiens, France
Phone Number:
+33 3 22 76 29 60
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

We are Jackie and Rod Bedford, both British ex military, we have for the...

We are Jackie and Rod Bedford, both British ex military, we have for the past sixteen years provided fully guided Battlefield Tours throughout Europe. We offer a numerous single or multiple day tours to the WW1 Battles of the Somme, Arras and Ypres, and the Normandy beaches, for individuals or groups. Each itinerary can be customised to suit your Nationality and interest and we pick up in Lille, Arras, Albert and Amiens. Private bespoke tours and family research also undertaken, don't forget to tell us if you have a relative or particular interest so that we can include this in your tour, we use the latest technology of a GPS overlaid onto WW1 trench maps to allow you to literally walk in their footsteps. Fully licensed and insured under French law.

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Tour of the Ypres and Somme Battlefields. Visiting from Orange County, CA. USA

My wife and I booked personal guided tours of the Ypres and Somme World War 1 battlefields and had a great experience. Jackie was really knowledgeable and over the two days we... read more

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Placentia, California
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Placentia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I booked personal guided tours of the Ypres and Somme World War 1 battlefields and had a great experience. Jackie was really knowledgeable and over the two days we were exploring World War 1 battlefields we saw and learned all there is to know about the battles that took place at Ypres and the Somme. I would... More 

Thank dhutte
Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Rod was superb....he kept our sons and ourselves completely engaged in our battlefields tour. He tailored the content to our relatives that died in 1916 which made for a hugely compelling and very personal 48hrs. Extraordinary amount of knowledge and terrific fun to be with...so many thanks

Thank Charles M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I cannot recommend a tour with Rod more highly! My husband and I recently took a bespoke tour, following in the foot steps of a family member who had died in WW1. We had an incredible experience, with Rod and Jackie providing us in depth research and knowledge of our relative as well as war/French history. Rod is delightful and... More 

Thank Aislinn K
Heerlen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent tour with a excellent tour guide. Homemade lunch included👍🏻 It's worth every euro! Thanks Rod!

Thank Corleone80
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

For many years we have learnt about the wars in the Somme region of France. Finally getting a chance to visit the area and see the places where all the horror took place was fantastic. Rod and Jackie are extremely generous hosts, very knowledgeable and patient to a fault. I cannot recommend them enough.

Thank Adam T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I had the privilege of booking a group tour with only us on it! Jackie had an amazing ability to bring stories of WW1 to life and allow us to really try to understand the sacrifices made during the war. She was incredibly knowledgeable throughout the whole area and made a special effort to help me find... More 

Thank Alex F
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

What a great day out. Rod was very knowledgeable about all the sites and the first world war. I certainly learnt a lot about the battle for the Somme Tour was just for the 3 of us, the van was comfortable and most importantly warm! Very cold day with chill winds. A nice warm lunch was awesome too. Would thoroughly... More 

Thank Mike K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We met Jackie in Arras, for the start of day tour of the Somme battle fields, which included the mines at Lochnagar, the windmill, 'moo-cow' farm, Theipval Memorial, Beaumont Hamel, amongst many other memorable sites. Jackie's knowledge and style is outstanding. We have an even greater appreciation of the sacrifice that so many made in those hard months of 1916.... More 

Thank Gary S
Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went with friends and had a three day tour, two days on the Somme with Jackie and one day in Ypres with Rod. We did it in one of their comfortable mini-vans, which made all it much easier. It makes a real difference going with someone who understands the whole story. Jackie started by asking why the War happened... More 

Thank nandvdevon
Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

After doing some recent family tree research, I was keen to visit the sites of two of my great uncles, who died during WW1. When I contacted Jackie about a tour, she was keen to have some details beforehand, so she could do her own research which meant she was able to quickly find the relevant grave sites, as well... More 

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