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 Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We meet at your hotel or accommodation in Bruges,Gent, Ypres Lille or Arras or on another place on request.
End location: The tour ends at your hotel or accommodation.
Duration: 11 hours
For transportation we use a fully insured Mercedes Vito.
Your guide, transport in our vehicle, all taxes and insurances, entrance fees of the visited places, a lunch (a sandwich, soup, or omelette with a drink) and a booklet recording the event
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euros - some money to spend to buy a souvenir.
If you would like to start from another city, please send me a message and I will customize the tour for you
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Claude tailored our WW1 battlefield tour to include a visit to my wife's uncle's grave in Armentieres and special relevant Kiwi locations, gave us unhurried time in Ypres prior to the Last Post ceremony and pointed us to a great local restaurant to enjoy the city and its local food. A really great day that was informative, respectful and memorable. Thanks Claude!