Our standard itineraries

ITINERARY

The tour departs from the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ypres. From Ypres we'll drive to Essex Farm Cemetery to see the grave of the youngest English KIA of the Western Front. It's also the place where you'll find the John McCrae Memorial and the remains of the Advanced Dressing Station. It was here that John McCrae wrote his famous poem 'In Flanders Fields'. 

 

Next onwards along Mauser Ridge to explain about the importance of the 'high ground' in the Ypres Salient, while at Pilckem Ridge we'll find the National Welsh Memorial. Here we'll get the introduction on the famous 3rd Battle of Ypres, better known as the Battle of Passchendaele. 

 

At Langemark we'll visit the German military cemetery, explaining about the 'Massacre of the Innocent' and why there are so few German cemeteries and no German memorials left in the area. 

 

From Langemark we'll drive via 's Graventafel Ridge to Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest CWGC in the world. Not only can you see nearly 12,000 graves, but there's also the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, listing 35,000 names. 

 

Our final stop will be the Canadian Crest Farm Memorial in Passchendaele. The Canadians captured the ruins of the village in November 1917, but the casualty rate was extremely high. Via Zonnebeke and Frezenberg - with the Scottish Memorial and the French military cemetery - back to Ypres. 

 

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

> Half day tour: € 45 per person

 

In the price is included:

> professional battlefield guide

> transportation with luxury minibus

 

Ypres Salient 

Highlights

Messines Ridge

Experience

ITINERARY

The tour departs from the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ypres. From Ypres we'll drive to Kemmel to see the former entrances of the underground complex at Lettenberg. Just a little further is the village of Kemmel, where we'll get to see an excellent introduction film on the Mine Battle of Messines Ridge. 


From Kemmel onwards to Ploegsteert - where we'll visit the Christmas Truce Memorial - and Messines. We'll visit the Irish Peace Park, the New Zealand Memorial Park and the local museum in Messines. 


Next we'll drive along some of the craters of the Mine Battle of Messines Ridge to Hill 60 and the Caterpillar Crater. This area is specifically interesting as it has been left almost untouched since the end of the war. We'll clearly see the scarfs of the war in the terrain. 


Back to Ypres after about 3 and a half hours. 



PRACTICAL INFORMATION

> Half day tour: € 45 per person


In the price is included:

> professional battlefield guide

> transportation with luxury minibus

> all entrance fees