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Ypres is without doubt one of the most interesting cities in Flanders. Although having a typical medieval look and feel, the city was completely rebuilt after the First World War and is as such a very young town. However, the local town council decided to restore the former glory of the medieval city and asked architect Jules Coomans to set to work. The town's architect really did a splendid job, but made Ypres look more medieval than before the war...

Enjoy the splendour of a medieval city that was created in the 1920s and 1930s.
PROGRAMME
DAY 1
Arrival at the Main Street Hotel in Ypres from 11:30 am onwards. At 1:30 pm you will be picked up by a professional guide for a walking tour in Ypres, focussing on the Reconstruction of the town. During the tour you can also enjoy a relaxing moment with some Belgian waffles and coffee/tea in one of the typical tearooms in the town. Back at the hotel at about 6 pm.
In the evening, a three course dinner will be served at the Steenen Haene restaurant. Transfer to and from the restaurant will be provided.
DAY 2
Breakfast at 8 am in the Main Street Hotel, with delicious regional products. At 9 am your professional guide picks you up for a grand battlefield tour of the Ypres Salient. First stop is Hill 60, one of the most thrilling battlefield sites in the area. Then onwards to Hooge Crater Cemetery, Hooge Chateau grounds (with remains of German bunkers, British trenches and underground warfare craters) and Hooge Crater Museum. Next you have lunch at De Dreve, where amateur-archaeologist John Vandewalle provides a lovely sandwich (cheese/ham/paté) and wonderful stories. One of the most interesting stories is that of the Zonnebeke Five and the Brothers-in-Arms Memorial project. After lunch we visit the remains of the Great War at Polygon Wood, including Buttes New British Cemetery, where in 2007 the graves of the Zonnebeke Five were added. Next via Zonnebeke to Tyne Cot Cemetery, to hear the impressive story of the ANZAC capture of the high ground of Broodseinde Ridge on 4th October 1917. At Tyne Cot you hear some heroic stories of men who lie buried at the largest CWGC cemetery in Europe. The tour ends at Passchendaele where you can see the Canadian Crest Farm memorial and enjoy the delicious Tommie Tucker menu at the Passchendaele Pub. This lovely soldier's meal consists of soup, typical stew with corned beef and a homemade vanilla pudding. All this is provided with the brand new Passchendaele Beer.
After dinner we drive back to Ypres to attend the Last Post Ceremony under the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing. If desired, you can also participate in the ceremony and lay a wreath of poppies in commemoriation of the many troops that fell in the Ypres sector. Back at the Main Street Hotel at about 8:30 pm.
DAY 3
After another wonderful breakfast you leave for a guided visit of the In Flanders Fields museum. This famous museum provides you with detailed information on the Great War and the relics of the war in the Ypres area. A perfect start to explore more of the war in the afternoon...
The guided tour end at about noon.

TARIFF

The full package costs € xx per person


In this price is included:

> two nights accommodation at the Main Street Hotel, including breakfast

> 1x lunch at the Dreve Tavern

> 1x three course dinner (De Steenen Haene)

> 1x Tommie Tucker menu (The Passchendaele Pub)

> entrance to the In Flanders Fields museum

> entrance to the Hooge Crater museum

> specialist guides for the several tours

> transportation during the battlefield tour on day 2

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MIND:

> the Hooge Crater museum is closed on Mondays

> the In Flanders Fields museum is closed on Mondays during the winter period