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2.5-Hour Private Walk Through The City Centre Of Ypres

5.0

(6)

  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, History, Walking

  • Duration

    2.5 Hours

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

Step back in time and discover the medieval origins of Ypres on this tour, starting from Market Square. Admire the magnificent Cloth Hall and the city's medieval character. Despite being destroyed during World War 1, Ypres was meticulously reconstructed, and your guide will share interesting anecdotes about the reconstruction process and the significance of Menin Gate, a British Memorial Monument honouring missing soldiers.

Highlights
  • Admire the beauty of St Maartens Cathedral
  • Stroll through the Market Square while listening to interesting stories
  • Pay a respectful visit to the Menin Gate
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    • Meet the tour guide in the Grand Market and explore the spot where the first count of Flanders built a settlement (the origin of Ypres). 
    • Visit the impressive St. Martin's Cathedral, which stands in the same spot today. Learn about its history and significance.
    • Walk to the magnificent Cloth Hall, one of the largest civil buildings in Europe. Discover the medieval charm of the square and learn about its importance in Ypres' history.
    • Explore the area that was once devastated during World War 1. Hear stories about the destruction and the efforts of the people of Ypres to rebuild the city.
    • Proceed to the Menin Gate, a British Memorial Monument dedicated to the missing soldiers of World War 1. Discover its history and the significance of the Last Post ceremony held here. 
    • Learn about the soldiers who found their final resting place around the hills of Ypres. Reflect on the impact of the war and pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives.
    • End the tour with fascinating anecdotes and historical insights from your knowledgeable guide. Discover the intriguing nickname of Ypres as 'The City of Cats' and leave with a deeper understanding of the city's rich heritage.
What's Included
  • English-speaking guide
What's Excluded
  • Tip to the guide
  • Personal expenses
Know before you go
  • Please note:
    • Covering all the places mentioned in the itinerary is subject to the traveller's walking pace. 
    • The itinerary is customisable, and the traveller can choose the places from the above itinerary to visit for the given duration.
Meeting Point

Grand Market

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
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    Sofia

    A Poignant Experience

    Learning about the Menin Gate and its significance was a touching moment on this tour. The Last Post ceremony is a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made.

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    Meera

    Unearthing Ypres' Secrets

    We discovered so many fascinating stories and historical anecdotes about Ypres, including why it's called 'The City of Cats.' A captivating experience!

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    Javier

    History Rebuilt

    Exploring the reconstructed city centre of Ypres was a fascinating experience. Our guide shed light on the city's resilience and its incredible reconstruction efforts.

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    Isabella

    Ypres: A Tale of Resilience and Remembrance

    Our private walk through Ypres' city centre was a truly emotional and enlightening journey. Our knowledgeable guide took us through the city's rich medieval history, showcasing the St Maartens Cathedral and the Cloth Hall, before unveiling Ypres' harrowing experiences during World War I. As we explored the reconstructed city, our guide's engaging storytelling brought the past to life, enabling us to appreciate the resilience of the people of Ypres. The Menin Gate and the Last Post ceremony were particularly poignant, reminding us of the sacrifices made by thousands of soldiers. This tour provided an insightful and meaningful exploration of Ypres, leaving us with a profound admiration for the city and its people.

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    Maria

    Ypres: A Testament to Strength

    Witnessing Ypres' perseverance after WWI was inspiring. The reconstructed city centre and the Menin Gate left a profound impression on us.

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    Thomas

    A City's Soul Unveiled

    Our guide revealed the captivating spirit of Ypres on this private walk. The medieval character and war history were brilliantly intertwined, making for a truly unforgettable tour.

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USD 254 / group
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Total number of people (Min: 1 , Max: 10)