Welcome to Ypres Salient


These days many local museums have collections of WWI memorabilia, and dozens of painstakingly maintained war graveyards bear sad witness with regimented ranks of headstones. Concrete bunkers, bomb craters and trench sites can be visited; in 1917 these would have been infinitely muddier and unshaded as virtually every tree had been shredded into matchwood by artillery fire. A few non-war attractions lighten the mood.


Top experiences in Ypres Salient

Ypres Salient activities

$388.36 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Day Canadian WW1 Somme Battlefield Tour from Ypres

You will be picked up from your hotel or accommodation in Ypres and will head towards the Somme battlefields.Visit the subways dug by the British Engineers and used by the Canadian troops to go towards the German lines minutes before the Battle of Vimy. Walk in the Canadian and German trenches, seeing the scars left by the war in the landscape including mine-craters, and shell-craters. You will also visit Neuville Saint Vaast Canadian N°2 Cemetery, and Courcelette Canadian Memorial.Enjoy a light lunch of a sandwich, omelet or a soup and a drink (included in the tour). After lunch visit Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, the largest memorial bearing the names of more than 73,000 soldiers who have no known grave. Behind it lays the Anglo French cemetery of 600 graves.The day will end with the Beaumont Hamel New Foundland Memorial Park, a place where you will see the trenches used by the troops. Visit Y Ravine where the Germans were, a shell crater transformed in a cemetery, a statue of a Highland Soldier of the 52nd Highland Division and the "Danger Tree" the only tree in the area that was there during WW1.After the tour you will be brought back to your accommodation in Ypres.

$39.16 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Bellewaerde Entrance Ticket

You won't find such sublime family attractions anywhere else - you'll be roaring with pleasure. And Bellewaerde is even more than this: you'll meet hundreds of animals at close range in an authentic environment. Ready for a day that you'll never forget? Welcome to Bellewaerde! Originally a zoo and safari, the park expanded in the early eighties to become more of a general theme- and thrillpark, catering towards teens and families. The 54-hectare (130-acre) park is famous for its beautiful gardens, marvelous landscaping and its attention to theming. Bellewaerde draws about 850,000 - 900,000 visitors a year and is the main theme park in Flanders. Major rides include the first Boomerang coaster in Europe (1984), a dark ride with a pirate theme (Los Piratas), a Vekoma Mad House (Houdini's Magical House), several water rides including a log flume, a river rapids ride and a spillwater ride, the Screaming Eagle vertical drop tower, a large number of stock rides such as a pirate ship, a swing carousel, a monorail, an original Zierer beetle coaster, old-timers, carousels, an octopus, tea-cups and a Jungle Cruise-like boat ride, and an entertainment schedule that changes every year. Bellewaerde's latest additions are the world's first Topple Tower from Huss, El Volador (2005), the breakdance-carousel El Toro (2006) and a 4D Cinema.

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