Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Ghent

Cultural & Theme Tours in Ghent

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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.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Messines Ridge, Mesen, West Flanders ProvinceYou will stand on the battlefield where NZ troops were launched in the battle.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Mesen, West Flanders ProvinceThis Memorial stands on the German 1st line you will have a view on No Man's Land.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Mesen, West Flanders ProvinceThis memorial is bearing the names of the New Zealand soldiers who died in the Battle of Messines and have no known grave.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Spanbroekmolen Mine Crater, Wijtschate, West Flanders ProvinceThis is one of the 19 mines that were detonated on the morning of the battle.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Lettenberg Bunkers, Kemmel, Heuvelland, West Flanders ProvinceSee these bunkers built in the ridge, they were once headquarters and a dressing station.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, West Flanders ProvinceIs the cemetery where David Galager is buried, he was the fromer Captain of the All Black.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Poperinge Town Hall Death Cell, Poperinge, West Flanders ProvinceSee the death cell and the execution pole in the townhall of Poperinge.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Langemark Cemetery, Langemark, West Flanders ProvinceSee a German and feel the difference between this cemetery and allied burial places.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Flanders ProvinceBefore arriving at Tyne Cot we stop at S'Graventafel NZ Memorial, it is the place where David Galager was mortally wounded on 4 Octobre 1917.Standing in Tyne Cot, the largest CWGC's cemetery. the Memorial is bearing 35 000 names of soldiers who have no known grave.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ypres Cloth Hall, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders ProvinceYou will see the Cloth Hall on the Main Square, the Cathedral and some of the other nice buildings. You have some free time in town.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders ProvinceYou will attend the Last Post at the Menin Gate, after the service I bring you back to your hotel in Gent.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Lunch
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

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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