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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$340 Private & Custom Tours

Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Bruges

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Messines Ridge, Mesen, West Flanders ProvinceYou will stand in Messines on the battlefields where New Zealand troops fought in June 1917.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: NZ Memorial MessinesThe Memorial is sitiated on the German's 1st line.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: NZ Messines Ridge Memorial, Mesen, West Flanders ProvinceThis Memorial is bearing the names of the New Zealand Soldiers who died during the Battle of Messines and have no known grave.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Pool of Peace, Heuvelland, West Flanders ProvinceYou will stand near the crater, one of the 19 triggered on the morning of the battle.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Lettenberg Bunkers, Kemmel, Heuvelland, West Flanders ProvinceHaving a look at these command bunkersDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, West Flanders ProvinceWhere David Galager, former Captain of the All Blacks, is buried.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Poperinge Town Hall Death Cell, Poperinge, West Flanders ProvinceA quick visit to the daeth cells and see the execution pole.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Langemark Cemetery, Langemark, West Flanders ProvinceHave a look at the German Cemetery, feel the difference Duration: 30 minutesStop At: New Zealand Memorial WWIThe place where David Galager was mortally wounded on 4 Octobre 1917.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Flanders ProvinceThe largest CWGC's cemetery, the memorial is bearing the names of 35 000 solders who have no known grave.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ypres Cloth Hall, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders ProvinceStand on the main square of Ypres to see the Cloth Hall, the Cthedral and many other nice buildings. You will have some free time in town.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders ProvinceYou will stand under the Gate to attend the Last Post before I bring you back to your hotel.Duration: 1 hour

$345.76 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Ghent

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

$363.05 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Brussels

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kortrijk StationWe are meeting at the train station of Kortrijk near the taxi stop, after the tour I will bring you back to your hotel.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Messines Ridge, Mesen, West Flanders ProvinceYou will stand on the battlefields where the NZ troops were launched in the BattleDuration: 30 minutesStop At: NZ Messines Ridge Memorial, Mesen, West Flanders ProvinceStand at the New Zealand Memorial, on the Germa's 1st line, have a view on No man's land.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: NZ Messines Ridge Memorial, Mesen, West Flanders ProvinceThis memorial is bearing the names of 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 ProvinceYou will stand near one of the 19 mine craters triggered on the morning of the Battle of Messines.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Lettenberg Bunkers, Kemmel, Heuvelland, West Flanders ProvinceHave a look at these bunkers built in the ridge.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, West Flanders ProvinceThis is the cemetery where David Galager, former Captain of the All Black, is buriedDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Poperinge Town Hall Death Cell, Poperinge, West Flanders ProvinceSee the death cell and the execution pole at the town hall of Poperinge.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Langemark Cemetery, Langemark, West Flanders ProvinceSee the German Cemeteryof Langemark and feel the difference between German and Allied burial places.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Flanders ProvinceBefore arriving at Tyne Cot we will stop at Gravenstafel to see the NZ Memorial, it is also the place where David Galager was mortally wounded on 4 Octobre 1917.Tyne Cot is the Largest CWGC's cemetery and the memorial is bearing the names 35 000 soldiers who have no known grave.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Ypres Cloth Hall, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders ProvinceYou will see themain square of Ypres where the Cloth Hall stands, see the Cathedral and some other of the nice buildings.You will have some free time to spend in town.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders ProvinceYou will attend the Last Post under the Menin Gate. After this daily act of remembrance we are heading back to your hotel.Duration: 1 hour

$228.20 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.