Battlefield Exploration offers a range of battlefield tours, either focusing on specific themes or on specific areas.
> Highlights of the Ypres Salient
> The Messines Ridge Experience
> The Menin Road Experience
> ANZAC Experience
> Canadian Experience
> Irish Experience
> Behind the Front Experience
> 1st Battle of Ypres (1914)
> 2nd Battle of Ypres (1915)
> 3rd Battle of Ypres (1917)
> 4th Battle of Ypres (1918)
The British Imperial Force consisted of many nationalities from all over the world. Yet, the Canadians established themselves as the elite troops on the Western front. They were called upon to take whatever ground that other troops could not...
Leaving from the city centre of Ypres, we drive along the Menin Road (where the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry withstood the German pressure of 1915) to Hill 62 and Sanctuary Wood. There we learn about the famous Battle of Mount Sorrel of June 1916. Next we drive to St Julian, where a year before the Canadians saved Ypres from being taken by the Germans during their gas attacks. The sites of Kitchneners Wood and The Brooding Soldier Memorial remind us of the heroism of those brave soldiers. Along 's Graveltafel Ridge we reach Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest CWGC cemetery in Europe. After the ANZACs had been bled out during the 3rd Battle of Ypres, the Canadians took over to start their Road to Passchendaele. We follow in the footsteps of the Canadian troops to Crest Farm and the village centre of Passchendaele.
> 4 hour tour: € 45 p.p.
Entrance fee to the Menin Road Museum included.
It is also possible to visit the Sanctuary Wood Museum & Trenches at an extra cost of € 10 p.p. Please allow about 45 minutes extra for this visit.
Ideally the tour starts from Ypres at 9 am or 1.30 pm. Other departures are also possible.