Ypres Salient Guided Tour

The Flanders Battlefields are the final resting place of thousands who took part in WWI and there are countless monuments, cemeteries, museums and landscapes that pay tribute to those who fought. In order to get the most out of a visit to the Battlefields of Ypres Salient, we strongly recommend a guided tour by coach. The tours can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. The general tour includes the Essex Farm Cemetery, the site where John McCrae wrote his famous poem “In Flanders Fields”, the newly restored Yorkshire Trench and the graves of the poets Hedd Wyn and Francis Ledwidge. The visit to Hedd Wyn’s grave will be of special interest to Welsh schools. A gifted poet, he won the bardic chair at the Birkenhead Eisteddfod of 1917 – he had been killed six weeks earlier during the battle for Pilckem Ridge, Ypres. A visit to Sanctuary Wood Museum at Hill 62 can be included or visited separately. You can also include a quick stop at Menin Gate for a short explanation of the Last Post ceremony.