Our Three Ypres Area Tours

For the four long years of the Great War, the “Flanders Fields” around the old town of Ypres witnessed the loss of a generation. In defending Ypres from the attacking German war machine, a quarter of a million men of the British Empire made the ultimate sacrifice and today lie in “some corner of a foreign field” in one of the 160 battlefield cemeteries which surround Ypres.

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Ypres Standard Tour - AM

  • Essex Farm Cemetery and the John McCrae memorial

  • Langemark German Cemetery

  • Vancouver Corner, the Brooding Soldier Memorial 

  • Tyne Cot Cemetery 

  • Also we will visit a trench on this tour

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Ypres Afternoon Tour - PM

  • The Battle of Messines Ridge

  • Hooge Crater

  • Hill 60/Caterpillar 

  • The little church of Messines with an interesting story

  • Christmas Truce football/soccer match site and memorial and Prowse Point Cemetery

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Behind the Lines - AM or PM

  • Poperinge - the 'shot at dawn' sites - the prison cell and the execution post and their graves

  • Talbot House - a respite house for the soldiers.

  • Lijssenthoek War Cemetery and Visitor Centre

  • Brandhoek Cemetery and the grave of the only double Victoria Cross winner

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