Canadian Private Tour of Vimy Ridge and the Ypres Salient

Canadian Private Tour of Vimy Ridge and the Ypres Salient

I am a well established British Battlefield tour guide living in the Ypres Salient with over 12 years experience in guiding groups of all sizes. I am also a published author having written two books, one on the history of Langemark German Cemetery and one concerning the clearing of the battlefields post WW1. Between the years of 2014 and 2016 i was chairman of the Royal British Legion Branch in Ypres.
I conduct my tours at a relaxed pace giving my clients plenty of space and time to explore the sites visited and contemplate the events that took place on the very ground they are standing. As this tour is a private tour i can be flexible in timings and also sites visited. On booking you will have full contact with myself in order to discuss any requirements you may have. We want you to get as much out of your day with us as possible.
Ypres Battlefield Tours are your perfect partner for your battlefield experience.
I look forward to meeting you.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Chemin des Canadiens Route D55, 62580 Givenchy-en-Gohelle France

On arrival at the National Vimy Memorial site you will be taken on a guided tour of the Grange tunnel system followed by a guided tour of the preserved Canadian and German trench systems. You will then be given time to visit the excellent visitors centre. The next stop is the iconic Vimy Monument where your guide will explain its history and design details. Before departing we will then have a short visit in one of the two CWGC cemeteries located on site.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ieper (Ypres), Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province

Having finished at Vimy we then drive to Ypres for a light lunch and then a tour of the significant Canadian battlefield sites around Ypres.
Starting at the Monument at Hill 62 we then visit Essex Farm cemetery to hear the story of John McCrae and the In Flanders Fields Poem, we then stop briefly at Mouse trap farm and Kitcheners wood to hear the story of the first gas attacks and then on to the iconic Brooding Soldier Memorial at Vancouver Corner to pay our respects to the Canadians lost during those first gas attacks. Once finished we have a short drive through the battlefields of Passchendaele to the Crest Farm Memorial and the new Canada Gate Memorial. The tour then concludes at the beautiful Tyne Cot Cemetery, the final resting place of just under 12,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers of the Great War. A visit to the Menin Gate in Ypres and attendance at the Last Post Ceremony can also be included in the tour.

Duration: 6 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"

Hora de Inicio: 09:00 AM
Duración: 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Ieper, 8900 Ypres, Belgium
Traveler pickup is offered
Collection is also possible from Brugge and Kortrijk.

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Soda/Pop
  • Bottled water

No Incluye

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Any museum entrance fees


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