Belgium Battlefield Tours

There is no better way of bringing the history textbooks to life than to visit the battlefields of the Ypres Salient and the Somme. A balanced programme of visits incorporates museums, actual preserved trenches and cemetaries to provide a thought provoking and stimulating tour.

Your tour is based around Ypres, enabling exploration of the Flanders fields as well as the Somme battlefields in France. Almost entirely destroyed during the 1914-1918 War, Ypres has been rebuilt stone by stone to its former glory. The moving Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate, In Flanders Fields Museum and St. George’s Memorial Church make Ypres an ideal base for those groups wit an interest in the battlefields or poets of the First World War.

Belgian Battlefield Tours

Excursions - Ypres Salient

Visit the Flanders Fields Museum which shows how the war affected this town and its community

See one of the almost 160 Allied cemeteries such as Essex Farm and Tyne Cot (Passchendaele) and contrasting German cemeteries such as Langemark which are in and around Ypres

Watch The Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate where 50 000 missing soldiers are commemorated every evening at 8 o’clock

Visit Sanctuary Wood (Hill 62) with its authentic trenches and museum

Excursions - Somme

Visit numerous cemeteries and monuments such as Hooge Crater, Thiepval, Newfoundland Memorial Park and Ulster Tower

See the Canadian monument and the preserved trenches and tunnels at Vimy Ridge

Visit the Historiale de la Grande Guerre in Peronne

Explore Arras town and the tunnels used by Allied soldiers beneath it.

Where to stay

We accommodate our groups in Hotel Munchenhof which offers a good standard of accommodation right in the heart of the region of WWI interest, to the north of Ypres.

Meals: Full board

Quick Facts

Minimum duration

4 days/3 nights

Drive from Calais

1 - 1.5 hours

Second driver

Recommended

*Price is for a one day / two night tour and includes 2 extra student places and 1 staff place free of charge (for all groups with a minimum of 35 paying passengers).