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WWI Ypres

Balance the tragedy of the northern poppy fields with Bruges exploration

Sample itinerary

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Travel to Dover to take the ferry to France Continue your journey to Ypres by coach Arrive in Ypres, check into your accommodation & enjoy an evening meal
2 Tour the WWI cemetries around Ypres to include Essex Farm Cemetery where the poem ' In Flanders Fields' was written. Visit Langemark German War Cemetery where almost 44,000 soldiers are buried Visit the Tyne Cot Cemetery, the British Commonwealth’s largest cemetery in the world with almost 12,000 graves. Take in the Talbot House Museum in Poperinge for an idea of what daily life was like behind the front lines. If you go to the Town Hall you will also see the death cells & the execution post Witness the moving "Last Post" ceremony at the Menin Gate, the traditional final salute to fallen soldiers which has been performed every evening since 1928
3 Visit Sanctury Wood & Hooge Crater Cemeteries with 8,000 graves. Explore the Memorial Museum of Passchendaele with its informative exhibits & realistic experiences including trenches & underground tunnels to give students a greater insight to soldier life at the time Spend the remainder of the afternoon in the fairy-tale medieval city of Bruges. Famed for its cobbled, meandering streets that follow & cross the canals you’ll quickly see why it’s been awarded as World Heritage Site of UNESCO Enjoy an evening meal and rest after a hectic day
4 Visit the In Flanders Fields Museum, home to a WWI Knowledge Centre. Climb 231 steps to the top of the Bell Tower for a spectacular battlefield view of the surrounding countryside Depart for home