Georges Depoorter - Private Guide in Bruges
certificate Country: Belgium I conduct tours in cities: Antwerp, Bastogne, Bruges, Brussels, Damme, Ghent, Leuven, Malmedy, Mechelen, Waterloo, Ypres, Zeebrugge Airport Transfer: YES Hotel Reservation: NO Translation Service: NO Languages: English, Dutch, French, German Education: Royal Military Academy - Brussels Art Academy - Oostende Licenses, Training and Certifications:
Languages: English, Dutch, French, German
Your Private Guide for Flanders - Belgium – France – The Netherlands and Luxemburg – Georges
Georges started guiding in 2000 when he retired from the Navy. After 2 years of study, He became a certified and licensed Tour Guide in 2004 and also became a member of IATM (International Association of Tour Managers).
“When touring with my private guests I makes sure that they see, experience and learn about things that the ordinary “tourist” normally don’t see and miss, adapting each individual tour to the individual wishes of the Guests. Thanks to my studies and training at the Royal Military Academy in Brussels, History became a passion and I also became a battlefield expert.”
Belgium, and as part of it, Flanders, has always been at the crossroads of Europe. This left its marks on the country, both positive and negative… In 8 centuries, the country has known no less than 50 wars, with devastating results. Strangely enough, culture and industry constantly flourished, leaving us with a beautiful heritage which Georges will be proud to let you experience.
Full of humour and in a relaxed way, Georges proudly drives and/or walks you through your holiday in these beautiful and historical surroundings. Whatever your interest, History, culture, architecture, food and drink, Georges will meet your needs.
Since 2018, Georges is associated with an exclusive group of tour guides, specialised in academic tours.
Airport transfer is possible, clients will be picked-up and dropped-off at their hotel, the train station or the cruise ship, as required. Transportation can be chosen by the client from a car to a limo, minibus or VIP-vehicle. Normally meals, refreshments and museum entries are not included in the price unless otherwise mentioned. No hotel reservations.
The Cultural cities of Flanders (from a half day to several days)
Mechelen, Leuven, Brussels, Ghent, Bruges, Antwerp
Latest Customer's Opinions:
We chose Georges after reading his bio on this site. Our reason for going to Belgium was to see WW1 and WW2 sites and with his military background and interest in history he met our needs. Before the trip he worked with us in putting together an itinerary that covered everything we wanted to see doing WW1 sites one day and WW2 sites the next day. His van was clean and comfortable. His knowledge of the history of both wars was excellent and interesting. We would have paid more if we would have gone on the large mass tours provided by travel companies and would not have had the convenience of being picked up and dropped off at our hotel. When you have a private guide the day is flexible, you can leave things in the van and have personal attention from your guide. We would absolutely recommend him for your touring needs. He exceeded our expectations!