Ranked #16 of 154 activities in Flanders
The tours we offer are as follows North Salient Tour Our most popular tour giving a fascinating overview of the terrible...
The tours we offer are as follows North Salient Tour Our most popular tour giving a fascinating overview of the terrible fighting in the Ypres Salient from 1914 through to 1918.Visiting Essex Farm (John McCrae "In Flanders Fields" poem site and advanced dressing station bunkers), Langemark German cemetery, the brooding soldier memorial at Vancouver corner and the story of the first 1915 gas attack, the worlds largest CWGC cemetery Tyne Cot and the battle of Paschendale, preserved trenches and more.Retrace the footsteps of soldiers, from a generation now passed, into the heart of the battlefields of the Ypres Salient where men from all over the world fought and died in the most horrific conditions.South Salient Tour.The names of the South Salient Battlefields have come to represent all aspects of the fighting in the Ypres Salient. From the closeness of the trenches at Hill 60 and the tranquil but awe inspiring Caterpillar crater, the mine warfare and the massive explosions on the Messine ridge on 7th June 1917, the Christmas truce of 1914 and the preserved German Trenches at Bayernwald, all contrasted now with the Ploegsteert Memorial and the beautiful Bedford House Cemetary.This tour offers our guests the opportunity to visit these areas of the Salient where some of the most fierce fighting took place with devastating results.Ypres City Walk.Join our principal guide on a gentle walk through the beautiful city of Ypres. Starting at the Menin Gate , the tour takes time to explain the history of this iconic monument and the stories behind some of the names carved into its walls. Then as we walk through the streets of Ypres , learn of the terrible price paid by the civilian population , the story of the "Ypres Express" and its devastating effects, the actions of the resistance in Ypres during World War Two , the cathedral vault casualties of 1915, the beautiful St Georges church and the story of the children of the Eton Memorial School , then concluding with a visit to the fascinating Ypres Reservoir cemetery.Join us for all this and more and unlock the hidden history of this iconic city. Cavells Private Guided Battlefield Tours specialise in tours for the smaller groups (max of four from the same party) .This small group policy offers our guests a more intimate experience and gives us the flexibility to tailor tours to our guests needs. Tours can be customised to reflect our guests nationality and where possible visits to specific cemeteries upon request.Please contact us for your individual requirements.