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.

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Ypres Salient activities

$377.27 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Day Canadian WW1 Vimy and Somme Battlefield Tour from Ypres

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Memorial de Vimy, Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-FranceLeaving your hotel towards Vimy Ridge where you will stand in the German and Canadian trenches, in the Grange Tunnel where Canadian troops stood hours before the battle. Have a look at the newly build visitor centre. You will see the Memorial where 11 285 Canadian soldiers are comemorated and have a view on the Douai Plain.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Courcelette Canadian Memorial, Courcelette, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceStand at the Memorial where Canadians fought at the fall of 1916.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Lochnagar Crater, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceSee the crater, it is the result of an undergrounde explosion triggered on the morning of 1 July 1916.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceSee the largest CWGC's memorial bearing the names of 72 000 soldiers who have no known grave, and see the visitor centre.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, Hauts-de-FranceYou will stand near the Caribu and see the preserved trenches where New Foundland troops wrer slaughtered on 1 July 1916. You will walk along Danger Tree, Y Ravine and the 51st Highland Division Memorial.Spend some time in the New Foundland Visitor Centre.Duration: 1 hour

$38.11 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Bellewaerde Entrance Ticket

Visit: Bellewaerde, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders ProvinceYou 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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