Please find below a selection of testimonials from past tours.

What People Say

“Jeremy’s extensive knowledge of the subject and geographical area enabled one to grasp the wider strategic and tactical picture through the perspective of personal experiences.”

“We both enjoyed the trip very much. As I said to my daughter, it was all I hoped it would be and more! Thank you so much for all the research you did on my behalf and for taking us through an amazing journey over the four days.”

“Both hotels are in very good locations. Restaurant food & service was also very good for a group the size of ours.”

“Thank you so much for our great trip to the battlefields. It all ran so smoothly, with good accommodation, timings and transport. Believe me I know that organising trips is not easy and can be very tiring trying to accommodate everyone’s needs. Sara and I couldn’t get over the amount of ‘homework’ you both put into the trip, which made the whole experience so much more interesting and personal.”

“Thanks for the effort you both put into organising and running the Western Front (despite the Customs set up at Calais) and researching everyone’s’ ancestors. I found it interesting and enjoyable, but the number and size of the cemeteries brought home the casualty list.”

“Many thanks for another fantastic battlefield tour. Mum and I really enjoyed it and appreciate all the time and work you both put into making it happen.”

“The battlefield walk helped to put things into perspective regarding the distance and the terrain.”

“I will certainly be recommending the trip and the personal way in which the group learn about attempts to gain ridges, actually standing on terrain that a battle was fought. It made sense of the small ground either lost or won. Thank you for such an informative and enjoyable visit.”

“We returned with a better understanding of the campaigns waged over the area we visited and a deeper knowledge of the organization of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.”

“Seriously informative but in a good humoured and convivial atmosphere.”

“My deep thanks to you both for this amazing, deeply moving experience – my first visit to any part of Europe except for a Normandy D-Day Tour several years ago.  Jeremy was a marvellous guide and storyteller, and Clive’s countless hours/days of preparation as our planner was rewarded and totally appreciated.  Thank you for stopping at the American Memorial and giving a nod to their admittedly relatively minor contribution to that sector of the horrible Western Front battleground.  The stop touched me deeply.”

“We would like to thank you for a most enjoyable weekend visiting the Ypres and Somme battlefields. Your expert knowledge of these events brought them vividly to life. The way you personalised the tour for those of us with relatives who fought and died on these battlefields was most unexpected and brought the tragedy of these events into closer focus.”

“Explanation of events in their broader context was excellent.  Cross-referencing to maps and diagrams was helpful.”

“We give Clive ten out of ten for patience and good humour.”

“Please accept our thanks for a very interesting tour. If you and Clive were to do a similar trip in the future I would highly recommend it. The amount of historical information you researched and gave was amazing. A really memorable few days!!”  

“I very much appreciate your help and what you did for us all on the trip. What I saw and what I learned about World War One has had a big effect on me.”

“I so enjoyed the Western Front trip last year and both you and Clive made it so personal and memorable for people on the trip. It’s a visit I will never forget. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

“Jeremy has the rare ability to hold the attention of his audience for long periods – probably due in part to his inexhaustible fund of knowledge – and an engaging way of presenting information.”

“The clarity of the descriptions of battlefields and strategy and tactics have given a whole new dimension to my research. It’s like when my Ancient History tutor explained how far the hoplite front line stretched in terms of roads and fields, only even better because we are there and can see it.”

“I am so glad I was able to visit the grave of my Great Uncle on behalf of my grandfather and his family. The weekend will always be a special memory. Thank you again for a wonderful trip.”

“Thank you very much indeed for arranging and leading such an excellent tour. I had a great time and I learnt a tremendous amount. It’s difficult to see the bigger picture when One is concentrating on 1200+ individuals, but Jeremy really put things in context and I began to understand why the BGS pupils were distributed the way they are. One of my Hooge Crater photos is already tagged for inclusion in this year’s BGS Remembrance order of service. Please, where did you find the Nott Brothers and Leonard King story? I thought it was Bristol and the War, but I cannot spot it anywhere! And please pass my thanks and appreciation on to Jeremy. He did a fantastic job.”

“Iain and I were hugely impressed by your research, planning and presentation.  We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the trip thank you so much.”

“We will recommend this trip to interested friends if you are thinking of running it again.”

Western Front Footsteps

Executive coach tours to the Great War battlefields