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Flanders Fields WW I

Culture and History tour in Ypres

Tour Price : €500 Duration : 10 hours Languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

 Private Guide Tour
Flanders’ Fields W.W. 1 Battlefields and Memorials

Ypres and surroundings 10 hours  up to 4 px. 500.00 euros
Additional hour : 40.00 euros per hour

In the 13C., along with Bruges and Ghent, Ypres was one of the great Cities of Flanders though it later entered a long decline. In the First World War it was the fulcrum of the Ypres Salient, a bitterly fought-over enclave protruding into the German lines, and the town was almost completely destroyed. After the war, it was rebuilt in traditional style.

Today, it is a focal point of commemoration of the terrible slaughter that took place between 1914-1918, while the countryside around is a vast necropolis with around 170 military cemetery and many other reminders of war. Beside visiting the town, we will discover:

The Menin Gate.
This most important British Memorial of the First World War, It commemorates the names of 54.896 soldiers who have no known grave. It stands on the site of the old Menenpoort, the gateway guarding the road from the little Town of Menen to the East. This was the route taken by countless thousands of soldiers marching to and from the front line. Every evening at 8pm, traffic stops and the buglers of the Ypres Fire brigade sound THE LAST POST “

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Saint George Church.
The interior contains many poignant memorials, among them that of Sir John French, commander of the British Expeditionary Force.

Flander Field Museum.

This innovative museum opened in 1998, retraces the history of W.W.I, in a most compelling way.The museum pays particular attention to the experiences of ordinary people, evoking the terrible trench warfare end everyday life behind the front.

Tyne Cot Cemetery.
In the Third Battle of Ypres, the British – mostly Australians and Canadians – paid for an advance of 8km/5mi towards the ruined village of Passendale with almost 400.000 casualties. The cemetery here is the LARGEST COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY anywhere, with 11.856 tombstones .
The Memorial Museum Passchendaele
The Battle of Passchendaele 1917 was one of the bloodiest Battle of WW I

Mont Kemmel and Bayernwald Trenches
Beside several Memorials of different Nations,  and cemeteries, the German perfectly preserved Trenches are to be discovered

Is the only American W.W. I Cemetery in Belgium. Most of these heros gave their lives in action of the Ypres-Lys campaign on Oct 30th. 1918 

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In October/November 1914 it was one of the strategic points in the Battle of the Ijzer when the Belgian and French units put up heroic resistance to the German advance. The bombardments were so intense that the town disappeared from the face of the earth. In Diksmuide, we will discover the famous “Dodengang” . For four years, Belgian soldiers resisted the German advance in these dug-outs, which became known as the “Trench of Death”. Visitors can walk through the two long trenches, in which the sandbagged parapets have been faithfully reproduced in concrete.

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: €500
Duration: 10 hours
Languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Swedish
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :YES
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :YES
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):YES
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :YES
Translation services :YES
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :YES
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :NO
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :NO

Latest Customer's Opinions:

, Sweden, Malmo, 2009-12-12

An excursion is very good. Mike knows his work well. He is able to interest tourists. We visited Ypres, Veurne, Dixmuide. Most I liked Veurne. Practically all of its cultural values of this small town are located on the Town Hall square. The Town Hall square is surprisingly beautiful and impressive, also with modern cars parked on its territory, and cafés, and we, tourists admiring its houses and churches. It's very quiet and calm in Veurne. Very interesting program of the tour. Thank you

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