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The Battlefields Experience

Arras Station, 62000, Arras, France
+33 3 22 76 29 60
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Arras Station, 62000, Arras, France
+33 3 22 76 29 60
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, adult daughter and I spent the day with Rod yesterday. We were astounded by the depth of his knowledge and his communication skills. We were captivated ... and educated from the minute we were collected right through to the drop off point. Van...More

Thank kav994
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we booked a 4 day tour to gain insight into the experiences of 2 relatives that were killed on the western front where we had little knowledge. Jackie picked us up and after introduction and covering off the itinerary for the 4 days we set...More

Thank NeilB57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to say thanks to Rod, Jackie and Fay for the unbelievable 3 days spend getting a much greater understanding of the battlefields of western front. We we following in the footsteps of a relative who failed to return and Rod and team tracked him...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

3 not so intrepid travellers stuck in the rain No tours booked, not a person in sight, it was a real pain Through the mist appeared Rod who probably thought we were a bit odd But in ANZAC spirit true he knew what to do...More

Thank Tasha120273
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Today we had the absolute privilege of spending a day with Rod Bedford on a bespoke tour of the Somme Valley and surrounds. Rods unfathomable knowledge of this campaign and others, was outstanding. Not only was he able to put me in the boots of...More

Thank jsq2017
Reviewed 7 August 2017

A group of us from a U3A went on a 5 day trip to the Somme,with Angela coaches .The guide we had was Rod Bedford ,who we found to be an encylopdia of knowledge on the Somme.He was very informative and he went into every...More

Thank lulugwilt
Reviewed 26 July 2017

My husband and I spent a memorable day with Jackie from Battlefields Experience. We were picked up from Arras station promptly at 9am, and with another Australian couple began our battlefield experience around the Somme. Jackie was a very knowledgeable guide who ensured her information...More

Thank alison l
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a great tour of NZ battlefields yesterday. Rod is incredibly knowledgeable about the broader war history, strategy, tactics etc - as well as the specifics of kiwi battles, battlefields and memorials. He is also highly engaging, a great story teller...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We have just finished two fantastic days learning about the World War 1 Battlefields with Jackie and Rod. They are both extremely knowledgeable not just of the dates and battles, but are able to point out just where all these took place. They tailor the...More

Thank Tangam
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I’d been trying to get to WWI battlefields and memorials for two years, and finally made it thanks to The Battlefields Experience. Our Somme day tour covered the events of 1916 and 1918, exactly fitting my area of interest. Our guide, Denis, was charming, thoughtful,...More

Thank Bellairian
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19 March 2016|
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Response from Jackie B | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry We do various tours which are dependant on your Nationality, interests, where you are staying etc. If you could visit the website and contact us direct we can advise you-the link is on our... More
9 October 2015|
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Response from Jackie B | Property representative |
Hi Ashley I am afraid we are fully committed on Monday, sorry we cant help you on this occasion. Good luck with finding someone. Jackie