Centenary Battlefield Tours With Leger Battlefield Tours
‘Into a bloody sea of mud and water,
In Flanders Fields,
young men fought and fell,
Passchendaele, a devastated landscape.
A battlefield so horrific, they called it Hell.’
Leger Battlefield Tours offer a range of tours with a specialist guide. Join one of the 2017 Centenary Tours staying in Flanders Fields.
They Called it Passchendaele
Tour Dates: 10 July, 28 August and 11 September 2017
A century ago in Flanders the year 1917 was dominated by two great offensives: the Battle of Messines in June 1917 when nineteen mines were detonated under the Messines Ridge, and the Battle of Passchendaele where men fought in terrible battlefield conditions.
Tour Includes: Hill 60, St Eloi, Wytschaete, Spanbroekmolen, Lone Tree Cemetery, Hooge Crater Museum, Messines Ridge and the Irish Peace Tower, Buffs Road Cemetery, Pilkem Ridge, Welsh memorial at Langemark, memorial to Harry Patch, Poelcapelle, Passchendaele Memorial Museum, Tyne Cot, Frezenberg Ridge and the Scottish Memorial, Canadian Memorial at Crest Farm, Flanders Fields Museum, Lissenthoek Military Cemetery, Talbot House , the Death Cells, and the grave of Noel Chavasse (VC & Bar) at Brandhoek and The Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate.
Messines Centenary Tour
Tour Date: 5 June 2017
The Battle of Messines in June 1917 witnessed the largest man-made explosion in history until the atomic bomb when nineteen mines exploded under the Messines Ridge as part of the British attack on this high ground near Ypres.
Tour includes: In Flanders Fields Museum, Hooge Crater Museum, Messines Ridge looking at where the mines were blown in 1917, St. Eloi, Wytschaete and Spanbroekmolen as well as Messines itself and the Messines battlefield sites. Visit to Poperinge and Talbot House, Death Cells and Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Attend a special Last Post at the Menin Gate that evening. Breakfast Cost: 5 Day Tour from £369.00.
Other tours to Flanders Fields available
About Leger Battlefield Tours
Led by Paul Reed and his team of Specialist Battlefield Guides, a tour with Leger, helps you to understand the legacy of those who fought and died in Flanders Fields, and the military history that touched all our lives, through visiting the battlefields. Since its first Battlefield Tour in 1997, Leger has established a reputation for its ‘bringing history to life’ tours and has an ever-expanding range of itineraries.