day tour with transportation
We are leaving your hotel in Bruges or in Lille towards Messines on the battlefields of June 1917. You will stand near a mine crater who was detonated on 7 June and you will walk in some German trenches. You will go in the Lettenberg bunkers near Kemmel and in Lijstenhoek Military Cemetery, you will visit the center and see the evacuation system for wounded soldiers. I will bring you in the death cells in Poperinge and will show where the execution poles were standing.
Time for Lunch.
You will go now towards Langemark German Cemetery, Gravenstafel, the New Zealand Memorial and Tyne Cot cemetery.
A stop at Essex Farm where John McRae wrote "In Flanders Fields" before arriving in Ypres showing you the square and most important buildings before attending the Last Post service at the Menin Gate.
After the Last Post we are heading back towards your hotel.
I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests
40 minutes driving to Messines. Wijtschate, Kemmel, Poperinge, Langemark,
and Passendale are all 10 or 15 minutes away from eachother. After the tour a 40 minutes trip back to your hotel.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: at your hotel or Accommodation In Bruges or Lille.
Tours can start from other places on demand.
End location: Drop-off at your hotel or train station on demand.
Duration: 13 hours
For transportation we use a Mercedes Vito minibus fully equiped for battlefield tours, airco, umbrellas etrc.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euros - to buy a souvenir
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This was a fantastic, informative and fun day spend with our guide Claude in Belgium . We wanted to visit various First world war crematory's and places of battle etc , and he sure gave us everything we needed and more ! His knowledge is amazing and he was also so curious and cheerful. It was a long day but we had so much organised by Claude in a systematic way to enable us to fulfil our wishes. I would like to thank Claude again and can thoroughly recommend him to anyone wanting a Battlefield tour.