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Walking Tour of Ypres

Walking Tour of Ypres

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 Tour itinerary

6 Days and 5 Nights

Day One
Depart Pick up points for Hull

Day two
Hooge Crater cemetery - Set scene
Lunch at Hooge Crater
Walk One - From Hooge Crater Cemetery along the slopes Railway Wood sector and onward to Potijze. This walk will focus on the First German flamethrower attack, formation of the Tunnelling Companies and the use of gas by the Germans.

Day Three
Walk Two - From Spanbroekmolen crater to Bavaria Wood. This walk focuses on the tunnellers finest hour of the war, the battle of Messines, 7th June 1917. The detonation of 19 massive mines which until 1945 remained mans largest planned explosion.
Lunch at Hooge Crater
Walk Three - From Wytschaete to Messines. This walk focuses on the infantry attack on Messines Ridge on 7th June 1917. The walk finishes at the Messines museum

Day Four
Walk Four - From Zonnebeke to Passchendaele. This walk follows the advance of the Australian Divisions as they gain their first foothold on the Passchendaele Ridge. The walk starts at the Passchendaele museum and finishes at the Canadian memorial at Passchendaele.
Walk Five Ypres. The walk starts at Ypres town cemetery and then covers the ramparts of Ypres between the Menin Gate and Ramparts Cemetery then we see the prison of Ypres used as a Dressing station and the Reservoir Cemetery. We then visit St Georges memorial Church built as the cornerstone of the post war British community that sprang up following the war.

Day Five
Join us for a coach based tour of local battlefield sites or spend some time in Ypres prior to departure to Zeebrugge.

Day Six
Depart Hull for drop off points

(Itinerary subject to change)