Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Bruges

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Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Bruges
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Stand on Messines ridge where the New Zealand Corps launched the attack after the explosion of the 19 mines. You will visit Passendale, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Gravenstafel and many other places in which the ANZAC Corps was involved.
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In Brief

Location:
Bruges, Belgium
Country:
Belgium
Duration:
12 hours
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
Step back in time on a history tour
All entrance fees included
Lunch included
Led by a local guide
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Messines Ridge, N314, Mesen 8957 Belgium

You will stand in Messines on the battlefields where New Zealand troops fought in June 1917.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: NZ Memorial Messines, Rue des Neo-Zélandais, 8957 Messines, Belgium

The Memorial is sitiated on the German's 1st line.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: NZ Messines Ridge Memorial, N314, Mesen 8957 Belgium

This Memorial is bearing the names of the New Zealand Soldiers who died during the Battle of Messines and have no known grave.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pool of Peace, Heuvelland Belgium

You will stand near the crater, one of the 19 triggered on the morning of the battle.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lettenberg Bunkers, Lokerstraat, Kemmel, Heuvelland Belgium

Having a look at these command bunkers

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nine Elms British Cemetery, Helleketelweg, Poperinge Belgium

Where David Galager, former Captain of the All Blacks, is buried.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Poperinge Town Hall Death Cell, Grote Markt, Poperinge 8970 Belgium

A quick visit to the daeth cells and see the execution pole.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Langemark Cemetery, Klerkenstraat, Langemark Belgium

Have a look at the German Cemetery, feel the difference

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: New Zealand Memorial WWI, Keerzelaarstraat, 8980 Zonnebeke, Belgium

The place where David Galager was mortally wounded on 4 Octobre 1917.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Tynecotstraat, Zonnebeke 8980 Belgium

The largest CWGC's cemetery, the memorial is bearing the names of 35 000 solders who have no known grave.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ypres Cloth Hall, Grote Markt 34, Ieper (Ypres) 8900 Belgium

Stand on the main square of Ypres to see the Cloth Hall, the Cthedral and many other nice buildings. You will have some free time in town.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Menin Gate Memorial, Menenstraat Poort gebouw, Ieper (Ypres) 8900 Belgium

You will stand under the Gate to attend the Last Post before I bring you back to your hotel.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Menin Gate Memorial

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 1 recent reviews

My wife and I recently did this tour with Caude and highly recommend it for those who want to see for themselves where so much history took place. Claude is very knowledgeable about the history of the area and I am still coming to grips with the enormity of the armed struggle that took place there. For me, standing on the Messiness Ridge looking down the gentle rise up which the allies had to advance was a revelation. That gentle slope was a major strategic advantage to the holder of the high ground and countless live were expended in the struggle to control it. We saw place names and went through villages that I had only seen in history books. Messines, Ypres, Poperinge, Polygon Wood, Hellfire Corner and many others. A very memorable tour that will stay with me for a long time. We finished at the Menin Gate in Ypres for the evening service and I was amazed at the number of visitors who attended. Thanks Claude for a very special time..
• Submitted 12 Dec 2017

In Brief

Location:
Bruges, Belgium
Country:
Belgium
Duration:
12 hours
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
Step back in time on a history tour
All entrance fees included
Lunch included
Led by a local guide
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver