About our Ypres Tours

Ypres (aka Ieper), is a town in the Belgian province of West Flanders. It is surrounded by Ypres Salient battlefields, where many cemeteries, memorials and war museums honour the German-Allied battles that unfolded in this area during World War I.

After the war, most of the town's important buildings were reconstructed meticulously, including Gothic-style Sint-Maartenskathedraal (St. Martin's Cathedral) and its soaring spire.

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06

Jun

2019

J15 – Messines & Western Front – Jun 19

5 day tour | 7 Places

This 5 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France with particular attention to Messines.

29

Jun

2019

J17 – Somme & Western Front – Jun 19

5 day tour | 7 Places

This 5 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

11

Jul

2019

J18 – Western Front – Jul 19

5 day tour | 7 Places

This 5 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

25

Jul

2019

J19 – Western Front – Jul 19

5 day tour | 7 Places

This 5 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

03

Aug

2019

J20 – Western Front – Aug 19

5 day tour | 7 Places

This 5 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

17

Aug

2019

J21 – Western Front – Aug 19

3 day tour | 7 Places

This 3 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

24

Aug

2019

J22 – Western Front – Aug 19

4 day tour | 7 Places

This 4 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

05

Sep

2019

J23 – Western Front – Sep 19

4 day tour | Full

This 4 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

16

Sep

2019

J24 – Western Front – Sep 19

5 day tour | 7 Places

This 5 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

24

Sep

2019

J25 – Loos & Western Front – Sep 19

5 day tour | 7 Places

This 5 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France with particular attention to Loos.

11

Oct

2019

J26 – Western Front – Oct 19

5 day tour | 7 Places

This 5 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

22

Oct

2019

J27 – Western Front – Oct 19

5 day tour | 7 Places

This 5 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

09

Nov

2019

J28 – Armistice 101 & Western Front – Nov 19

5 day tour | 2 Places

These 5 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

 

This will be a very busy time - early booking essential

09

Nov

2019

J29 – Armistice 101 & Western Front – Nov 19

4 day tour | 7 Places

These 4 day tours cover the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

 

This will be a very busy time - early booking essential

26

Nov

2019

J30 – Western Front – Nov 19

5 day tour | 7 Places

Our final scheduled tour of 2019, this 5 day tour covers the area from Ypres in Belgium down to the Somme battlefields in France.

These 3 day tours are based in Ypres in Belgium and we usually stay at the 4 star Ariane hotel in the town. Now spelt Ieper, it was generally known to the British Tommy as "Wipers". Ieper is in the province of West Flanders and the language is Flemish. French and German are spoken in other parts of Belgium. This town witnessed 5 major battles in 1914, 1915, 1917 and 1918, and nearly a quarter of a million Commonwealth soldiers died defending this town.

All of our tours are individually tailored according to the requirements of our guests. As well as following movements of relatives with the aid of trench maps and unit war diaries we will generally include;

Tyne Cot British Cemetery. This is the largest Commonwealth Cemetery in the world where nearly 12,000 men are buried and nearly 35,000 of the British Missing are commemorated.

Passchendaele Museum. Here we experience life underground in a reconstructed bunker and visit preserved trenches.

Essex Farm. It was at the site where John McCrae, a Canadian Doctor, penned the immortal poem "In Flanders Fields".

Langemark Cemetery. Here we view the stark contrast between the German burials and those of the Commonwealth.

Messines Ridge. We explore the 1917 battle and visit some of the 19 mines which were exploded by the British.

Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing. Nearly 55,000 Commonwealth soldiers are commemorated here. We attend the moving Last Post ceremony on one evening.

The tour price is based on the sharing of twin rooms with private facilities. For a single room there is a supplement of £30.00 per night. This is a direct charge to us by the hotel and is beyond our control. Payments for battlefield Journeys may be made by Cheque, electronic transfer, card payment online via Paypal or by Sterling Bank Draft payable to BBJ Journeys (trust) account.

Three day Tour: £ 985

Four day Tour: £ 1,205

Five day Tour: £ 1,425