Day tour of London in the Belgian battlefield: Ypres salient

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Accompanied by ex-army personnel or postgraduate battlefield guide, you'll gain fascinating insight into the battlefield of West Belgium on this small-group tour from London that combines travel by Eurostar with a local minibus at a reasonable price.

Highlights

  • Done in English

Get off the Eurostar in Lille where you will be greeted by a French specialist battlefield guide.


On the day of your hike you will see the Salient, in the company of a first class guide, some of the most significant surviving sites, the German Cemetery at Langemark, the area of ​​the first gas attack by Vancouver Corner , where the flamethrowers that were introduced in modern warfare, John McRae Essex Farm site, Hooge Crater and museum, Passendale area and Tyne Cot cemetery.


You will traverse the lunar landscape of Battlefield Hill 60 and discover dozens of monuments to British, Australian and Canadian regiments. You can also spend time in Ypres itself with the opportunity to visit the Chapel of St. George, the Menen (Menin) Gate Memorial.

With a maximum number of 16 people and a college-educated guide/driver, you're sure to have a memorable and personal experience.


Detailed schedule

Starting point:
St Pancras bus station in London


Departure time:
08.57 p.m

Return details:
Return to the starting point around 20:00 p.m.

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