Full day tour with transportation including the Last Post at the Menin Gate
Leaving your hotel at 09:00 towards Messines. You will stand at the New Zealand Memorial on Messines ridge, the visitor center, the statue of the New Zealand soldier on the square and Messines Ridge Military Cemetery. Going to the crypt under the church where Hitler was, standing where Samuel Frickelton won his Victoria Cross.
You will stand near one of the 19 mine craters detonated the the 7 June 1917.
After lunch we are going to Nine Elms Cemetery where David Gallaher is buried. driving towards Zonnebeke and Passendale, to visit Tyne Cot Military Cemetery and Memorial. It is the CWGC largest cemetery in Europe. From Tyne Cot going to Gravenstafel where Gallaher was killed during the battle of Passendale. Having a look at the German Cemetery in Langemark and driving towards Ypres where you will have some free time before attending the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.
We are leaving Ypres 20:20.
I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special request
45 min to an hour driving to Messines, Ploegsteert, Wijstchate, Poeperinghe, Passendal and Ypres are all 15 minutes, or less away from eachother.
Anther 45 minutes trip to go back to your departure place.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 11 hours
For transportation we use a fully insured Mercedes Vito.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euros - some money to spend to buy a souvenir.
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We had a great NZ and Aussie Battlefield Tour in Belgium with Claude. He had all the facts, figures and sites we wanted to see. Well planned route and nice light lunch. Well worth it for us a Kiwi and an Aussie. Highly recommended. Many thanks