Your visit first takes you to a very moving German Cemetery, from where we drive to a section of the WW1 trenches. You visit the Monument of the Brooding Soldier, which commemorates the sacrifice of 2,000 Canadian soldiers during the first German gas attack. After a set lunch in Ypres your guide takes you to the outstanding Flanders Fields museum. You will hear the touching stories behind four years of trench war. Next, our coach takes you to Passchendaele and the Tyne Cot Cemetery which is the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world. You will also visit Essex Farm Cemetery. This was the dressing station where Dr. John McCrae wrote the famous poem In Flanders Fields Time for an evening snack. At 8 pm you can attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, a daily tribute to all Commenwealth soldiers and officers that were missing after battle.The tour offers ample opportunity for reflection and to take pictures
- Includes free admission to top local attractions
- Led by a local guide
- Step back in time on a history tour
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Stop At: In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province
The In Flanders' Fields Museum is a museum in Ypres, Belgium, dedicated to the study of the First World War. It occupies the second floor of the Cloth Hall on the market square in the city centre. The building was largely destroyed by artillery during the war, but was afterwards reconstructed.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Pass By: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Flanders Province
Zonnebeke is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the villages of Beselare, Gheluvelt, Passendale, Zandvoorde and Zonnebeke proper.
Pass By: Vladslo German War Cemetery, Diksmuide, West Flanders Province
ladslo German war cemetery is about three kilometres north east of Vladslo, near Diksmuide, Belgium. Established during World War I, the cemetery holds 3,233 wartime burials.
Pass By: Hill 60, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province
Hill 60 is a World War I battlefield memorial site and park in the Zwarteleen area of Zillebeke south of Ypres, Belgium.
Stop At: Essex Farm Cemetery, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province
This was the dressing station where Dr. John McCrae wrote the famous poem "in Flanders Fields".
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Passchendaele Prints & Battlefield Tours, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province
Near the town of Ieper in Belgium is Passchendaele and Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in the world. It is now the resting place of more than 11,900 servicemen of the British Empire from the First World War.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Last Post ceremony, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province
A daily tribute to all commonwealth soldiers and officers that were missing after battle.
Duration: 30 minutes
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Lunch at the Old Cheese Factory
- Entry/Admission - In Flanders Fields Museum
- Hotel pick up & drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Poppy (1 euro) at In Flanders' Fields Museum
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers