Our battlefield tours

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 First Battle of Ypres (1914)

This tour brings the First Battle of Ypres alive. It gives you the story of the German advance in 1914 and the creation of the Ypres Salient. This tour also focusses on battlefield sites that are normally not included in the standard tours.

THE TOUR

From Ypres we drive to Geluveld, where the Germans launched their first major attack on Ypres along the Menin Road. The notorious defence of the Worcestershires and South Wales Borderers is still commemorated in the village and on the grounds of Gheluvelt Chateau. In Zandvoorde we commemorate the gallant defence of the Household Cavalry and the death of many noble men in the British Cavalry. Back on the Menin Road we concentrate on the German attacks on Herenthage Chateau and Polderhoek. We continue via Polygone Wood, where the German elite troops were withstood and taken prisoner of war. At Langemark we visit the German military cemetery and learn of the famous First Battle of Langemark, in which the Germans so-called took Langemarck while singing "Deutschland über alles"...

TARIFF

> 3 hour tour: € 35,- p.p.


It is possible to add a visit to the Menin Road Museum at an extra charge of € 3,- p.p. Please allow at least 45 minutes for the museum visit.

DEPARTURE

Ideally the tour starts from Ypres at either 9 am or 1.30 pm. Other departure places are also possible but might shorten the tour, depending on the time needed to get to the battlefield sites.

Looking for a specific itinerary?

Please contact us for a detailed itinerary measured to your personal needs!