Welcome to Poperinge


Today, it's one of the loveliest towns in Flanders Fields, with a pretty townscape and a number of historical WWI-related sites. Poperinge has less of the tourist crush and the heaviness that one can't help but feel when exploring nearby Ypres and the Salient.


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Poperinge activities

$317.30 Private & Custom Tours

Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Bruges

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Bruges at 9am. You will then head towards Messines where you will stand near the Memorial to the New Zealand Corps on the slope of the little town. You will go to the Visitor Center on Messines square near the statue of the New Zealand Soldier unveiled on ANZAC  Day 1915. You will stand in the crypt, under the church of Messines, where Hitler was during his service in WW1. Near the church is a memorial to Samuel Frickelton who won the Victoria Cross during the battle after taking 2 machine gun positions. From there we are driving towards one of the 19 mine craters, the "Pool Of Peace" crater.Time for lunch, an omelet, a sandwich or soup with a drink are included in the tour.You will now going to Nine Elms Cemetery near Poperinge, the place where David Gallaher is buried, he was one of the "All Black". You are now going to Zonebeke and Passendale visiting Tyne Cot Militay Cemetery and Memorial, it is the largest CWGC cemetery in Europe. From Tyne Cot going to Gravenstafel, where David Gallaher was killed during the Battle of Passendale, and to the German Cemetery in Langemark. It is now time to drive towards Ypres, Claude, your guide will show you the Cloth Hall, the Cathedral, St George's Memorial Church. you will have some free time in town before attending the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.After the Last Post around 8:20pm you will be brought back to your accommodation.

$346.15 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Ghent

Your guide will pick you up at the train station of Kortrijk at 9am, this is to avoid traffic jams in Ghent. After the tour you will be brought at your hotel in Ghent. You will then head towards Messines where you will stand near the Memorial to the New Zealand Corps on the slope of the little town. You will go to the Visitor Center on Messines square near the statue of the New Zealand Soldier unveiled on ANZAC Day 1915. You will stand in the crypt, under the church of Messines, where Hitler was during his service in WW1. Near the church is a memorial to Samuel Frickelton who won the Victoria Cross during the battle after taking 2 machine gun positions. From there we are driving towards one of the 19 mine craters, the "Pool Of Peace" crater.Time for lunch, an omelet, a sandwich or soup with a drink are included in the tour.You will now going to Nine Elms Cemetery near Poperinge, the place where David Gallaher is buried, he was one of the "All Black". You are now going to Zonebeke and Passendale visiting Tyne Cot Militay Cemetery and Memorial, it is the largest CWGC cemetery in Europe. From Tyne Cot going to Gravenstafel, where David Gallaher was killed during the Battle of Passendale, and to the German Cemetery in Langemark.It is now time to drive towards Ypres, Claude, your guide will show you the Cloth Hall, the Cathedral, St George's Memorial Church. you will have some free time in town before attending the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.After the Last Post around 20:20 I will bring you back at your accommodation.

$363.46 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Brussels

Your guide will pick you up at the train station of Kortrijk around 9am. This to avoid traffic jams in Brussels, after the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel in Brussels. You will then head towards Messines where you will stand near the Memorial to the New Zealand Corps on the slope of the little town. You will go to the Visitor Center on Messines square near the statue of the New Zealand Soldier unveiled on ANZAC  Day 1915. You will stand in the crypt, under the church of Messines, where Hitler was during his service in WW1. Near the church is a memorial to Samuel Frickelton who won the Victoria Cross during the battle after taking 2 machine gun positions. From there we are driving towards one of the 19 mine craters, the "Pool Of Peace" crater.Time for lunch, an omelet, a sandwich or soup with a drink are included in the tour.You will now going to Nine Elms Cemetery near Poperinge, the place where David Gallaher is buried, he was one of the "All Black". You are now going to Zonebeke and Passendale visiting Tyne Cot Militay Cemetery and Memorial, it is the largest CWGC cemetery in Europe. From Tyne Cot going to Gravenstafel, where David Gallaher was killed during the Battle of Passendale, and to the German Cemetery in Langemark.It is now time to drive towards Ypres, Claude, your guide will show you the Cloth Hall, the Cathedral, St George's Memorial Church. you will have some free time in town before attending the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.After the Last Post around 8:20pm you will be brought back to your accommodation.

$228.46 Cultural & Theme Tours

New Zealand Ypres Day Tour from Arras

Meet your guide at 9:30am at the railway station in Arras, then head through the war-scarred landscape of Vimy Ridge to Fleurbaix and Ploegsteert. Along the way, pass perfectly preserved German machine and command bunkers dating back to WWI and listen as your guide describes the fighting that took place from 1914 to 1918.Visit the New Zealand Memorial Park near Messines Ridge, and discover the German bunkers overlooking the battlefield. Then, stop at the Messines Ridge Cemetery — where the names of missing soldiers of the 3rd Rifle Brigade are listed on the memorial. At the Nine Elms Cemetery in Poperinge, see the grave of Sgt Dave Gallaher — former captain of the All Blacks rugby team and one of 13 All Blacks team members who died in WWI.After lunch, explore Butts Cemetery, the New Zealand Memorial, and Polygon Wood, then visit Passchendaele Museum — home to reconstructed trenches and dugouts. Visit Tyne Cot Cemetery in Passchendaele, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in Europe.Continue on to Ypres and enjoy free time to explore at your leisure, then head on to your centrally located Ypres hotel to conclude your tour. Alternatively, attend the daily Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate at 8pm. Afterward, depart Ypres for your hotel or the railway station in Arras, or Lille.