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WWI: Flanders - 4 Star

Travel Departs
Ypres (Belgium)
Travel Ends
Ypres (Belgium)
Travel Periods
01 Apr 2022 - 31 Oct 2022 & 01 Apr 2023 - 31 Oct 2023
Travel Style
Private Escorted Tours
A 2 day tour Battlefields Tour with a focus on the French and Belgian Flanders regions.


Stay at the Ariane Hotel Ypres, consistently voted one of the top 4-star hotels in Belgium

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.   
Compliment your private escorted tours with a stay at one of the top 4-star hotels in Belgium. A family run hotel, nestled between the historic streets of Ypres, a short walk from the Cloth Market and Menin Gate.  
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1 night in Ypres at Ariane Hotel - 4*
Transport in private vehicle
Breakfast on Day 2
2 Lunches
Battlefields Guide with more than 15 years experience
Entrance Fees as per itinerary
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Hotel: Ariane Hotel
Prestige Suite (double only)

Prestige Suite (double only)

Do you prefer a bit more space in your room? The Prestige rooms are larger, have a sitting area and more cupboard space. Room facilities include: Air Conditioning, ensuite bathroom, flatscreen tv, tea-and coffee facilities,free wifi, safe, sitting area and ironing facilities


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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 Ariane Hotel in a standard 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

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Ariane Hotel
Ariane Hotel

So quietly located and yet so close to the town centre. Nestled between the historic streets of Ypres, this family run 4-star hotel with 62 rooms, boasts every comfort to make you feel at home. The hotel rises modestly above the spacious gardens, creating a feeling of tranquillity and comfort.

The Menin Gate and the Cloth Hall are just a 5-10 mins walk away.  Ariane’s excellent restaurant serves mostly Belgian delicacies using daily fresh seasonal products is popular with locals and guests alike.



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WWI: Flanders - 4 Star

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