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WW1 Battlefields Tour

Engage your students in the history of WW1 with this inspiring tour to the battlefields of Flanders. Included in the tour is a visit to Tyne Cot cemetery, the Flanders Fields museum in Ypres, the trenches at Diksmuide and the superb museum at Passchendaele.

Here are more details of an example tour itinerary as a starting point, but at Kipling Tours, we can tailor-make any itinerary just for you.

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  • Day 1

    Travel to Belgium

    Today you travel to Belgium where accommodation options are possible at both Ypres and Bruges. Ypres is situated slightly closer to many of the key sites that we will visit, but Bruges is a beautiful city to be based in and offers a more rounded experience. The choice is yours.

  • Day 2

    Ypres & Tyne Cot

    The day begins with a sobering visit to Tyne Cot, the largest of the Commonwealth War Cemeteries where over 11,000 are buried. We then continue into Ypres and visit the excellent In Flanders Field Museum which vividly depicts the horror of WW1 and in particular the battles for Ypres itself. We see the Menin Gate where the names of those servicemen with no known graves are commemorated, before finishing the day with a visit to Hill 62 where we can explore the trenches.

  • Day 3

    Poperinge and Diksmuide

    We begin the day with a visit to Diksmuide where some of the best preserved WW1 trenches are to be found. We then continue to Poperinge which was a town away from the front lines where soldiers could rest and recuperate. We visit the famous Talbot House, known as everyman's club, where all soldiers were welcome, and which still operates as a guest house to this day. We also visit the cells and shooting post where deserters were shot at dawn.

  • Day 4

    Passchendaele

    This morning we visit the excellent museum at Passchendaele, known today by its Belgian name of Zonnebeke. There is an underground re-creation of a WW1 trench which really gives students a flavour of what it must have been like to be at the front line. In the afternoon we return to the channel ports and our journey home.

Prices start from

£295 for a 4 day/ 3 night tour

Half board basis based on coach travel from the UK, either via ferry or Channel Tunnel.  We include local guides, all admission and all local transfers by private coach

 

excludes flights

If you are travelling from Scotland, the North or West of England or Wales and wish to travel by air, flights are possible from certain UK airports to Brussels

  • Ypres Novotel

    Cenral hotel convenient for walking to the various sites in Ypres

    The Novotel Ieper Centrum Flanders Fields hotel is situated in the old town of Ypres, just 200 yards from Menin Gate. A modern hotel serving an excellent breakfast, it is the ideal base if you wish to be located in Ypres.

  • Velotel Bruges

    Comfortable and modern three star hotel on the periphery of Bruges

    The Velotel is a large and modern hotel which is ideally placed just a short walk from the centre of Bruges.  Cycles can be hired here and Bruges has a network of excellent and safe cycle paths. It is also the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding WW1 sites at Ypres, Poperinge and Passchendael.

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