From Ypres, The Christmas Truce to Passchendaele Ypres Based WW1 private tour

From Ypres, The Christmas Truce to Passchendaele Ypres Based WW1 private tour

This tour covers the Ypres Salient from Messines to Passchendaele spanning 1914 to 1918, we follow the Australian/Canadian/New Zealand/ South African/ British soldiers as they attacked towards Passchendaele in 1917, if you have ancestors that fell in the battle I will tailor the tour where possible to include them

Minimum x2 guests Max x5 Not a private tour but small group size max 5

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Messines Ridge, N314, Mesen 8957 Belgium

here we will here the story of the Battle of Messines & visit mine craters, visit the scene of the Christmas Truce, the crypt where Adolf Hitler was treated for his wounds

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hooge Crater Cemetery, Meenseweg. Ieper, Ieper (Ypres) Belgium

Here we will visit Pat Bugden VC the 20 year old recipient of the Victoria Cross also you'll be standing on the iconic Menin Road directly alongside where the Australian gun pits were for the assault on Passchendaele

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Black Watch, South-west corner of Polygon Wood, Ieper (Ypres) Belgium

This site is where the Australian HQ was in September 1917, you'll also learn about earlier actions on the very same ground in Nov 1914

Stop At: Battle of Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke Belgium

Here will walk through the woods and visit concrete bunkers that were here when the Australian soldiers captured during the battle, we will visit the cemetery and the Australian 5th Division monument

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hill 60, Zwarteleenstraat 36-40, Ieper (Ypres) 8902 Belgium

Here you will here the story of Captain Woodward and the 1st Australian Tunnelling Coy place a massive mine here that was blown at 3.10am on the 7th June 1917, we will see that crater

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: 8980 Broodseinde, Belgium

Driving through following the line of the Australian advance

Stop At: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Tynecotstraat, Zonnebeke 8980 Belgium

Here we will visit the worlds largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery 12,000 soldiers are buried here, only 3,000 have names, two Australian VC recipients are buried here

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: John McCrae Site, Ieper (Ypres) Belgium

Here we will see the hospital site where Lt Col John McCrae composed the iconic poem 'In Flanders Fields'

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Menin Gate Memorial, Menenstraat Poort gebouw, Ieper (Ypres) 8900 Belgium

Here you'll hear the story of the Menin Gate, how it came about and some of the stories behind the 55,000 names listed a missing here

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Zonnebeke, Zonnebeke, West Flanders Province

Driving through Zonnebeke in the line of the Australian advance

Stop At: Sanctuary Wood Museum, Canadalaan 26, Zillebeke, Ieper (Ypres) 8902 Belgium

Here we will see poignant original WW1 trenches and a quaint ww1 museum

Duration: 40 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Stroller accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"



Start Time: 9:00 AM
Duration: 9 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Ieper based pick up only, if you want to start in Lille, Arras or Brugse please see my other listings / min 2 people


Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Included

  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Sanctuary Wood Museum

Not Included

  • Lunch

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