Our tours begin at our shop, The British Grenadier Bookshop. Feel free to arrive a little earlier, we have many new and second hand WWI and WWII books along with a large range of Great War memorabilia you may be interested in seeing.
Comfortable walking shoes are essential on our tours, the terrain can sometimes be a little muddy or uneven.
There isn't lots of walking, but if you have worries about mobility issues please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.
We can provide you with umbrellas if needed.
There is parking close by in the Centre (Centrum) of Ypres. If you come by train, here are a few helpful pointers.
- If you are travelling from Brussels - Train to Gent-Sint-Pieters, then take a connecting train headed for Poperinge, IEPER (Ypres) is the pen-ultimate stop.
- If you are travelling from Ghent (Gent), take the Poperinge train from Gent-Sint-Pieters. IEPER (Ypres) is the pen-ultimate stop.
-If you are travelling from Brugge (Bruges), take the train to Kortrijk (Courtrai), then take a connecting train to Poperinge, IEPER (Ypres) is the pen-ultimate stop.
- If you are travelling from Lille, France (Rijsel) take a train from Lille Flandres to Kortrijk (Courtrai), then take a connecting train to Poperinge. IEPER (Ypres) is the pen-ultimate stop.
You can download the SNCB National app to purchase tickets and see train times, or visit the website here.
From Lille, France, you can use this link here.
We include important sites into all of our tours, however, if there is anything in particular you would like to see, we will be more than happy to try and fit this into the tour.