From IEPER Private 4-hour Tour of the Ypres Battlefield

Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
In Flanders Fields to Passchendaele private 4hr tour of the Ypres Battlefield

From USD 290.52

per group (up to 4)

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Follow the path of World War I soldiers when you book this half-day tour to the Ypres Battlefield. Alongside a private guide, travel from Ypres to Passchendaele to see where Allied soldiers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and Britain fought against the Germans in 1917. Your guide can also tailor the tour, where possible, to include any relation to your ancestors who fought in the battle.
  • Learn about the Battle of Ypres on a guided tour
  • See WWI Trenches at the Sanctuary Wood Museum
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon tour time
  • A private tour means a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Preserved ww1 trenches at Sanctuary Wood
  • Bottled water

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

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    Pickup details

    IEPER TRAIN STATION: If you are travelling to Ypres via train I will meet at the train station, just message me with the time that you arrive IEPER HOTELS & B'N'B'S: If your accommodation is not listed please just message me with the name and I will meet you there

    What To Expect

    Hill 60

    40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Sanctuary Wood Museum

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Tyne Cot Cemetery

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Saint Julien Memorial

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Essex Farm Cemetery

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    63 reviews
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    A very emotional fulfilling experience
    Roderick_M, Sept 2023
    Lots of memorable experiences.Got to visit where our relatives probably died and to lay a wreath at one of their graves.Our guide,Soren was very knowledgeable and personable.The tour was fairly expensive but still great value for money.
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    The tour takes in 34km of battlefields and is 1 to 1 following specific ancestry. Larger public group minibuses are available from other companies that are not as bespoke and are therefore cheaper
    Fabulous bespoke tour of WW1 graves and key sights
    Sarah_L, Sept 2023
    Soren our guide was superb. We had two WW1 graves of family members we wanted to see. He researched their regiments and battles they would have been involved in and gave us a bespoke tour of the area plus showed us both graveyards. Really memorable trip.
    Unforgettable Tour
    PatriciaG, Sept 2023
    Soren was fabulous! He was a wealth of information and customized our private tour with stories of the brave Canadian soldiers and the battles in which my Grandfather fought. This was a 10/10 tour!
    Excellent tour in August
    Swapna_S, Aug 2023
    Family of 4 visiting from Canada. Soren gave us an excellent tour of the WWI battlefield sites and monuments. Soren made the visit memorable by giving us in depth information of each site we visited. Moreover Soren customized the tour for us and included the sites we were specifically interested in. Soren went above and beyond when our train from Ghent broke down 30 minutes outside of Ipres. Originally we had planned to meet Soren at the Ipres station. When our train broke down, Soren drove out to pick us up. Comfortable vehicle for family of 4. Highly recommend the tour with Soren.
    Great day
    tim_t, Aug 2023
    Sabine was absolutely brilliant very informative and found out loads of detail about my great uncle above and beyond that of just a tour guide
    Ypre Battlefield Tour
    Martha_W, July 2023
    What a fabulous afternoon. Great tour- can't be beat. So interesting and educational. Take this if you have a chance- one of the best afternoons we had in France.
    Great battlefield tour
    wgold, July 2023
    Soren was extremely flexible and made changes on the fly to show us things we were interested in, even though off the formal itinerary. He was terrific.
    An excellent tour.
    Tim_C, May 2023
    My grandfather's memoirs were printed in 2009 with illustrations by Soren. Soren was able to personalise our tour. Taking us to, and making reference to, places where my grandfather had served. Very informative, very moving. The highlight of our stay in Ypres.
    A must for your visit to Ypres!
    Mar_M, May 2023
    Soren is so incredibly knowledgeable and delivers the information through facts, photos and stories. He has a wonderful personality and tailors his tours to suit. We are Canadian and so he focused the tour on that. He is very accommodating, thoughtful and quite funny! Just a delight. Highly, highly , highly recommend taking this tour! It will make your visit to Ypres all the better.
    khoffmann, Apr 2023
    Soren was an excellent guide & brought history to life! He went above & beyond….waited an extra hour due to a late train and still provided the full tour!
    Soren made it such a...
    Andrew_M, Mar 2023
    Soren made it such a memorable experience. He quickly adapted the itinerary when he discovered we were Canadian. His skill for recounting the events brought it all to life.
    Great and gracious English tour.
    Theodore_W, Mar 2023
    Soren did an exceptional job. We were 2 families traveling together. He accommodated our larger group. We paid for a larger vehicle. Once on the tour he was very gracious. The other family unexpectedly brought a dog and he was very generous with his time so we could make extra stops because of the dog. I think we were a bit slow of a group and he went long with us so we could see everything. My kids enjoyed running in the trenches and tunnels. His explanations were clear and relatable. We learned a lot. We're not WW-1 experts so we needed the help.
    Professional informative guide
    Rosemary_M, Oct 2022
    Soren our guide had reseached the history of our uncles from WW1 and had found all the places they had been involved. Well planned and thoughtful inclusions. He went out of his way to give us time to reflect at each site. He brought a lot of resources regarding the battle so that we had a greater understanding of their journey. Thank you for your respectful and very informative tour.. highly recommend him.
    Fantasic experience
    Keith_S, Aug 2022
    Our guided tour turned out to be the highlight of our trip to the battlefields, soren was so engaging and interesting. I really couldnt have asked for more from our first ever battllefield guided tour, Soren even found out all about my relation who was buried in a war grave, and took us to visit the grave and also where he died. I wouldnt hesitate to use Soren again if we came back in the future.
    A must do tour
    Geoffrey_J, Aug 2022
    I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn about this WW1 tragic battlefield. Soren, our guide, has a deep and broad knowledge of the subject combined with an infectious enthusiasm that will leave you wishing the tour was longer and a desire to return to learn more. My family thoroughly enjoyed it.
    There couldn’t be a better tour for us
    Melinda_H, Aug 2022
    Søren researched our relative’s history in advance and tailored the tour precisely so that we could retrace his steps and see where he lies. Stid was much loved by the family and it gives us comfort knowing where his grave is and seeing the path he took. We didn’t have much time for this very important visit and every minute was maximised. We are so glad we had Søren along for the day. He took great care of us and ensured that we didn’t miss anything. Can’t thank him enough for going so far above and beyond.
    Comprehensive, sobering, and endlessly interesting
    Christopher_G, Aug 2022
    Soren was an amazing host and guide. We opted for both tours, which was a full day of driving and sightseeing, but it went by very quickly. Our 12 and 15 year old, who can tend to glaze over with boredom in the face of too much history in one sitting, remained engaged and interested in what they were learning. Soren's knowledge of the area and WW1 history are encyclopedic and comprehensive. His love of the area and unique history of the region are evident and infectious. It was incredibly moving to see the monuments and memorials built to fallen soldiers of all nationalities. I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone with even a passing interest in WW1 history.
    Terrific tour with fantastic guide!
    JACQUELINE_O, June 2022
    Our tour guide was fantastic! He has a wealth of knowledge, was funny and engaging. He went above and beyond and was always open to answering questions. He even was gracious enough to help us with our luggage and drive us to the train station. We wish he was everyone’s tour guide!
    Response from Host, June 2022
    very much appreciated, I had a fabulous time, great company!
    Moving Tour of Ypres Salient
    amygilliland00, June 2022
    From anecdotes to poets verse, our guide led us through highlights and lowlights of the battles and cemeteries in and around Ypres in 1914 - 1918. Our guide was as knowledgeable and he was charming, answering questions and providing color and insight to a sobering tale. A comfortable car, water and much consideration for our comfort and ease made for a lovely afternoon, highly recommended!
    Response from Host, June 2022
    very much appreciated, I had a fabulous time, great company!
    A very well done tour. We...
    Michael_f, May 2022
    A very well done tour. We really appreciated him stopping in the middle of the road so we could photograph poppies
    Response from Host, June 2022
    very much appreciated, I had a fabulous time, great company!

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