It is also nearby Ypres, that Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae wrote his most famous poem
“ In Flanders Fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses, row on row, …”
From 1914 to 1918, Flanders Fields was the scene of some of the fiercest battles during the First World War, also known as “The Great War”. Over a million soldiers were wounded, missing or killed in action over here. The complete destruction of the city of Ypres and the brutal conditions experienced in the Battle of Passchendaele became symbols for the senselessness of war. Today, the landscape still bears witness to this history through its cemeteries, memorials, musuems and the countless individual stories. And “beneath Flanders Fields” there is so much more…
- fully guided, English - French - Dutch spoken, personalised battlefield tours in the Ypres Salient & other areas of the Western Front.
- experienced guide with military background / high-quality tours , top-rated on Tripadvisor
- comfortable transportation / pick-up and drop-off at hotel / B&B or other place as agreed
- tour information follow-up included
- custom made / private tours possible
We are dedicated to make your Flanders Fieldsbattlefield tour truly memorable and give you an insight in the Great War by guiding you through a careful selection of battlefields, memorials, cemeteries, trenches, bunkers, ...
2Xplore Tours differ because of their unique concept which will be unveiled by your guide. Endless lectures and ready explanations on the usual tourist sites do not fit in our tours. A careful selection is made of “must-see” sites and “off the beaten track” (private) sites, going local !
We also try to make your visit as comfortable as possible, so you can focus on Flanders Fields to reveal its tragic secrets to you. Forget struggling with maps or books, traffic & parking problems, timings , looking for the best places,... just listen to & follow your guide.
We provide fully guided daytours for all kind of groups and individuals.