Ypres Standard Tour
10am - 1.30pm approx
Tours cost €50 pp. (minimum 3 people/or payment for 3)
We start at Essex Farm Cemetery and the John McCrae site to learn about the most famous poem to come out of the war, 'In Flander's Fields'. Then we'll take a look around the cemetery and learn more about the war cemeteries, war graves and headstones. Here you can also see one of the only remaining original Advanced Dressing Stations in the salient.
Then we will move onto the German Cemetery at Langemark and discuss more about the 1st battle of Ypres and the outbreak of the war. Following this, we will take a short drive to Vancouver Corner, the location of the impressive Brooding Soldier Memorial and the 1st gas attack which formed part of the 2nd battle of Ypres.
We will finish by visiting the largest Commonwealth cemetery, Tyne Cot Cemetery, and talk about the third battle of Ypres, better known as the battle of Passchendaele. During this tour, we will visit a trench to help give you more of an idea of the daily life of the soldiers.
All of our tours can incorporate a visit to a particular cemetery and war grave where practical by special arrangement. Talk to us and let us know what you want to see and we'll see if we can help.
If you are unable to get to our starting location, The British Grenadier Bookshop, we may be able to help. Please contact Steve Douglas to see if we can arrange something. Please be aware, additional costs may be added to your tour price depending on your requests. Everything will be discussed with you first.