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 Third Battle of Ypres (1917)

This tour brings the Third Battle of Ypres alive. It gives you an overview of the most important actions during the 100 days of the battle and tells you the story of remarkable men fighting in the Ypres Salient.

THE TOUR

From Ypres the tour brings us to Boezinge, where we start our story of the Battle of Pilckem Ridge. The advance in the norther part of the Ypres Salient was the only small success at the beginning of the Third Battle of Ypres. We follow in the footsteps of the 38th (Welsh) Division towards the Steenbeek, where we find the Harry Patch Memorial. It was at this spot that the last Tommie crossed the Steenbeek during the attack on Langemark in August 1917. From Langemark we drive on towards the Frezenberg Ridge where the Scottish retook the high ground. At Polygone Wood we relive the advance of the ANZACs through the wood. We also visit the memorials at Buttes New Cemetery. Via Zonnebeke and 's Graventafel Ridge we drive up to Tyne Cot Cemetery. From Tyne Cot, we follow in the footsteps of the Canadians that cleared the village of Passchendaele, with enormous losses...

The 4 hour tour includes a walk through Polygon Wood, focussing on the Battle of Polygon Wood and seeing the remains of bunkers in the woods.

TARIFF

> 3 hour tour: € 35 p.p.

> 4 hour tour: € 45 p.p.


No entrance fees included in this tour.


When booking for 4 or more people, you'll get a € 5 reduction per person.

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!