The Ypres Salient (World War I)

Language Dutch, English, French
Price 440,00 EUR for excursion
Capacity 4 persons max
Duration 10 hours

Intro

The Ypres Salient is the area around Ypres in Belgium which was the scene of some of the biggest battles in World War I.

In military terms, a salient is a battlefield feature that projects into enemy territory. Therefore, the salient is surrounded by the enemy on three sides, making the troops occupying the salient vulnerable.

Full Day Tour

08:30 leave Dinant for Ypres (Ieper)

11:00 free time for the lunch in Ypres

13:30 leave for our guided WWI Ypres Battlefield Tour, for about 4 hours, with (some of the) following highlights that we will visit:

- Essex Farm Cemetery / Advanced Dressing Station, John McCrae site

- Yorkshire Trench & Dug Out

- Soldatenfriedhof / Langemark

- "The Brooding Soldier" (St. Julien Canadian Memorial) at Vancouver Corner

drive through Zonnebeke

- Tyne Cot Cemetery / Passendale

drive via Passendale and Moorslede

- Hill 62

And/or, depending on the time left, also:

- Hill 60 & Caterpillar crater/ Zillebeke

- Spanbroekmolen, Lone Tree Cemetery & Crater (Pool of Peace) / Wijtschate

17:30 Ypres (Market Place) / free time on your own, allowing you to visit the Menin Gate

18:30 leave for Dinant

Arrive Dinant around 21:00

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