Shore Battlefield tour from Zeebrugge Cruise Terminal, Messines and the south of Ypres

Tour Number

Activity Level

358313


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

German (basic), French (fluent), Dutch (fluent), English (fluent)

Full day tour with transportation


We leave the cruise terminal at 08:30, (can be adapted at the arrival time of your ship) towards Ploegsteert, seeing the Memorial to the missing and the site of the Christmas truce of 1914. Seeing where the Australians went into battle in June 1917.
Visiting the Irish Peace Tower, the New Zealand Memorial and the visitor center.
Lunch
Messines Ridge Military Cemetery and the Memorial to the New Zealand soldiers. You will stand near on e of the mine craters triggered on the 7 June.
Driving towards Kemmel Ridge, seeing the Lettenberg bunkers, the French Ossuary and Memorial. On the road to Ypres we will stop at the American Memorial, you will stand under the Menin Gate where the Last Post is sounded every night at 8pm. You will see the main square with the cloth hall, the town hall and the cathedral. You will have some free time to buy some chocolate or to have a good Belgian beer before leaving Ypres towards Zeebrugge.

this tour can be customized to fit with the arrival and departure times of your ship.

Itinerary

Zeebrugge Ploegsteert 1 hour, Messines, Kemmel and Ypres are all 15 minutes or less, away from eachother. An hour driving to go back to Zeebrugge

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the entrance of the cruise terminal.
Red busses are picking you up at your ship to bring you at the entrance gate of the terminal.

I will stand near the taxis.

End location: At the cruise terminal

Duration: 6 hours

the tour will be adapted to the arrival and departure times of your ship

Transportation

For transport we use a fully equiped Mercedes Vito Tourer.

What’s Included

transport in our minibus, guide, entrance fees, lunch, bottled water and all taxes

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 € - Some money to buy a souvenir

What’s Extra

souvenirs alcoholic drinks etc.

Contact this Guide

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