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WWI: Flanders

Travel Departs
Ypres (Belgium)
Travel Ends
Ypres (Belgium)
Travel Periods
01 March 2022 - 31 October 2022
Travel Style
Private Escorted Tours
A 2 day tour Battlefields Tour with a focus on the French and Belgian Flanders regions.


Stay in Ypres, a city rebuilt while respecting its past

2 days with your own Private Battlefields Guide

Carefully selected memorials, cemeteries and museums in remembrance of the Flanders battles

Hear the "Last Post" echo through the Menin Gate

A fascinating two day tour looking at WWI in French and Belgian Flanders with your own private Battlefields guide.  Visit places with names ingrained into Australian memory, such as Fromelles and Hill 60 and experience the most unforgettable sound of "The Last Post" being played at the Menin Gate in Ypres.  Learn more about the legendary Christmas Truce and visit Passchendaele, home to the best WWI Museum in Belgium. Visit Langemark German Cemetery and German second line trenches at Bayernwald. See the grave of Nelly Spindler, the only woman buried at Lijssenthoek Cemetery among 10,000 servicemen.   
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1 night in Ypres at New Regina Hotel - 3*
Transport in private vehicle
Christmas Truce Memorial
Breakfast on Day 2
2 Lunches
Battlefields Guide with more than 15 years experience
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
Museum of the Battle of Fromelles
Entrance Fees as per itinerary
VC Corner Cemetery, & the Australian Memorial Park


  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
Room Upgrades
Hotel: New Regina Hotel
Standard Suite (double only)

Standard Suite (double only)

From the suite rooms at the front of the hotel, you can enjoy a fantastic view on the Market of Ypres, with its impressive Cloth Hall and beautiful historic buildings. 

* Prices are dynamic based on travel dates. Please proceed to Book Now or contact us for details.
Day 1
Ypres → Fromelles →VC Corner → Messines → Passchendaele → Ypres

Pick up in Ypres at 9.00am and travel towards Fromelles where Australian troops saw their first action in Europe. You will see the Museum of the Battle of Fromelles explaining how the remains of 250 British and Australian soldiers were found, exhumed and buried.

Visit the only exclusively Australian Cemetery in France, VC Corner Cemetery, and the Australian
Memorial Park
. Stop at Rue Pétillon Cemetery where many Australians killed in July 1916 were laid to rest. Driving through Armentières and Ploegsteert towards Messines, see the Christmas Truce Memorial,
the New Zealand Memorial, the Irish Tower, the 11th century crypt and the local visitor Centre.

After lunch, visit Hill 60, the Caterpillar Crater, the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company Memorial and some destroyed bunkers. Stand in Polygon Wood near The 5th Australian Division’s Memorial where the dawn service happens on ANZAC Day, also see the new "Brothers in Arms" Memorial.

In Zonnebeke visit what is known as the best WW1 museum in Belgium, Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Stand in Tyne Cot, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cemetery in the world with 12,000 burials, and its Memorial to the Missing bearing the names of over 25,000 soldiers. See the village of Passchendaele.

Drive to Langemark to see the German Cemetery containing more than 45,000 burials and stand at Essex Farm where John McRae wrote the poem “In Flanders Fields”.

In Ypres see the Menin Gate, the main square, the Cloth Hall, the Cathedral and enjoy some free time before attending the Last Post at the Menin Gate

Overnight stay at the New Regina Hotel in a Marketsquare view room.

Ypres → Fromelles →VC Corner → Messines → Passchendaele → Ypres
The Last Post | Credit: Milo Profi
Day 2
Ypres → Bayernwald → Kemmel → Poperinge→ Lijssenthoek→ Ypres

Departing after breakfast at 9.00am, we drive to Bayernwald, a set of German second line trenches in the sector of Wijschate. The site consists of two mine galleries, a mine shaft, a trench system and five bunkers. It is accessed via a footpath which passes through the restored network of trenches.

Next, move on to Kemmel and stand at the Spanbroekmolen Crater, also known as the  "Lone Tree Crater" and the "Pool of Peace",  one of the remains of the Battle of Messines. Stop at the American Memorial of Kemmel and visit the Lettenberg Bunkers. Stand at the French Ossuary and the Angel on Kemmel Ridge.

After lunch, visit Talbot House in Poperinge, “The Every Man’s Club”,a quiet place where soldiers could go to have a cup of tea or relax in the garden. Then, see the old Death Cells in the Town Hall. A sobering reminder of fate faced by many so-called ‘deserters’ during the Great War. 

Stop at Lijssenthoek, the location of a field hospital from 1915 until 1920, See the visitor centre and the cemetery containing 10,000 burials. See the grave of Nelly Spindler, a staff nurse buried with full military honours, and the only woman buried in this cemetery.

On the road back to Ypres, where your tour ends, we'll visit the Chinese Memorial.

Breakfast, Lunch
Ypres → Bayernwald → Kemmel → Poperinge→ Lijssenthoek→ Ypres
Bayernwald Wijtschate Trenches | Credit: VisitFlanders

Additional information

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Hotel options

New Regina Hotel
New Regina Hotel

Ypres / Ieper
A 3* hotel right in the historical heart of Ypres, on the corner of the Market Square, and walking distance to the Menin Gate.

From the hotel and restaurant, there is a wonderful view of the Cloth Hall and Flanders Field Museum. All 28 rooms have been completely renovated and stylishly decorated with an eye for detail.

From the suite rooms at the front of the hotel, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Market Square.  The standard rooms (twin & doubles) overlook the Market or side street.

2 days
Ypres (Belgium)
Ypres (Belgium)
Private Escorted Tours
01 March 2022 - 31 October 2022

Important notes

On request, this package may also begin in Lille, Bruge or Kortrijk.

If you would like to incorporate a visit to a relative's grave, where it falls within the itinerary area, please advise details as early as possible and no later than 35 days prior to the package departure.  If extra time is needed at a relative's grave, then the rest of the day's itinerary may need to be slightly altered.

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