Ypres Battlefields Public Full Day Tour

Ypres Battlefields Public Full Day Tour

I am a well established Battlefield historian and author and have been guiding in the area for several years. As an Expat Brit living in Belgium you can book me in confidence knowing there will be no language issues.

I also have a great level of local knowledge which means I am able to recommend hotels, restaurants etc. should you wish to know. Ypres Battlefield Tours are the perfect partner for your battlefield pilgrimage. I look forward to meeting you

Roger Steward

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hill 62 (sanctuary Wood) Canadian Memorial Canadalaan 26, Ieper (Ypres) 8902 Belgium

First stop is an overview of the geography of the area and the battles that take place around Ypres. Using a map and field equipment i will fully explain the who, whys and whats.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sanctuary Wood Museum, Canadalaan 26, Zillebeke, Ieper (Ypres) 8902 Belgium

A visit to the excellent Sanctuary Wood museum to see its unbelievable collection of artifacts and extensive preserved British trench system

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Essex Farm Cemetery, east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres) Belgium

A visit to the preserved dressing station bunkers and the memorial to Lt Col John McCrae and the story of the In Flanders Fields Poem

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Langemark Cemetery, Klerkenstraat, Langemark Belgium

The German cemetery in Langemark, with its mass grave and links to the Nazis makes it a fascinating visit.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The Brooding Soldier, N313, 8920 Langemark-Poelkapelle, Belgium

The iconic Canadian monument, "The Brooding Soldier" commemorates the Canadian soldiers lost in the gas attacks of 1915. The gardens are also beautiful.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Tynecotstraat, Zonnebeke 8980 Belgium

After driving through the battlefields of Passchendaele we finish the morning at the beautiful Tyne Cot cemetery the largest British and Commonwealth war grave cemetery in the world.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: German Command Post, Gaverstraat, Zandvoorde Belgium

After a light lunch we visit the preserved German Command post in Zandvoorde

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hill 60, Zwarteleenstraat 36-40, Ieper (Ypres) 8902 Belgium

Preserved battlefield, bunkers and mine craters. The story of the terrible fighting at Hill 60

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Caterpillar mine crater, Zwarteleenstraat 75, 8902 Ieper, Belgium

The story of the battle of Messines Ridge and the war underground at the site of the awe inspiring Caterpillar crater.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Christmas Truce Memorial, Chemin du Mont de la Hutte, Comines-Warneton Belgium

After a drive along the Messines Ridge and through the town of Messines we visit one of the sites of the iconic Christmas truce of 1914.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Ploegsteert Memorial, Rue de Messines Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton 7782 Belgium

The last stop of the tour is the stunning Ploegsteert Memorial to the missing and the story of William Hackett V.C. an incredible story of self sacrifice.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Menin Gate Memorial, Menenstraat Poort gebouw, Ieper (Ypres) 8900 Belgium

This is an optional stop for those who are not staying in Ypres and wish to attend the Last Post ceremony.

Duration: 45 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"



Hora de Inicio: 09:00 AM
Duración: 8 To 10 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Station Ieper, Colaertplein 35, 8900 Ieper, Belgium
Traveler pickup is offered

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

Incluye

  • Museum entrance fee
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch - A light sandwich lunch and a soft drink is included in the price
  • Entry/Admission - Sanctuary Wood Museum

No Incluye

  • Alcoholic Beverages

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