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The First World War for beginners

2 hodnoceníIeper, Belgie

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Zážitek vedený hostitelem Pieter

2 hodiny
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Až 6 lidé/lidí
Jazyk zážitku: angličtina

Co budeš dělat

We start at the centre of Ypres. From there we depart on a tour around specific landmarks of the Ypres salient of the First World War.
First up are the old fortifications of the city. Built over the course of several centuries, the fortifications around the city were formidable and are still quite relevant to the story of Ypres.
Second is the Essex Farm Cemetery to visit the field hospital bunkers and the place where the famous "In Flanders Fields" poem was written. Then onward to the Yorkshire trench and dugout. A preserved trench in the middle of an industrial zone that shows how history and society recover from such horrors.
As we continue along the frontline we come across more cemeteries of varying size, each an indication of a battle that took place in the direct vicinity, until we come to a bunker in the middle of a field. This bunker was the largest German bunker of the Ypres Salient, and together with 6 other bunkers in the area shows just how well the Germans had dug in the area. Following this bunker system we reach Houthulst, which was another German stronghold on top of one of the highest points of the area.
We finish at the German cemetery of Langemark to highlight the German side of the war, which is often overlooked.
Finally we return to the city center where the guests can continue to the In Flanders Fields museum if they wish.
We start at the centre of Ypres. From there we depart on a tour around specific landmarks of the Ypres salient of the First World War.
First up are the old fortifications of the city. Built over the course of several centuries, the fortifications around the city were formidable and are still quite relevant to the story of Ypres.
Second is the Essex Farm Cemetery to visit the field hospital bunkers and the place where the famous "In Flan…

Co je zahrnuto

  • Doprava
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$24
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Představujeme hostitele Pieter

Hostitelem na Airbnb od roku 2017
  • 2 hodnocení
  • Totožnost ověřena
I'm a quad-lingual, native English and Dutch, fluent German and French speaking Belgian with a degree in history who has over 5 years of experience teaching English, History and Geography in English immersion in the French-Belgian public school system. Every year I lead classes of 45+ teenagers through Flanders Fields and shown them pieces of history that were off the beaten path. From those classes I have experience in catering the language of the tours to different language levels. My passion for the First World War has lead me to Ypres countless times and since I got my driver's license I've shown small groups around almost monthly. I know the area well so can also cater to different styles of historical interest. I recently left a broken educational system and want to transfer my knowledge and passion to the public of all ages.
I'm a quad-lingual, native English and Dutch, fluent German and French speaking Belgian with a degree in history who has over 5 years of experience teaching English, History and Geography in English immersion in the French-Belgian public school system. Every year I lead classes of 45+ teenagers through Flanders Fields and shown them pieces of history that were off the beaten path. From those classes I have experience in catering the language of the tours to different language levels. My passion…
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Kde budeš

We start at the center of the city. You'll immediately get that medieval feel of the area. The middle of the tour is in the countryside that used to be no-man's land but is now a thriving agricultural sector. We get to see how the farmers deal with the leftovers of the war, preserved trenches in the middle of an industrial park.
We finish the tour back in the center, with food and drink options, as well as the superb In Flanders Fields museum.

2 hodnocení

Sven
únor 2020
Great experience to go with Pieter to Flanders Fields. You walk into the film 1917 and feel with to other guys who have been there. Must see, must do.
Eric
únor 2020
Highly recommend this tour if you are visiting Ypres for WW1 history! In an action packed 2 hours, Pieter covered the timeline & history of WW1 and tied it seamlessly into the sites visited throughout the tour. My original expectation was we’d be walking around the town, but it was way better than that! After meeting in the town, Pieter drove us around to multiple locations including Allied & German cemeteries, recently discovered trench/tunnel network and a couple hidden gems I didn’t even know I’d want to see. Pieter’s passion and knowledge for WW1 came through during the whole tour and he made sure to ask for personal requests and understand our past knowledge to better tailor the tour. Thanks Pieter!
Highly recommend this tour if you are visiting Ypres for WW1 history! In an action packed 2 hours, Pieter covered the timeline & history of WW1 and tied it seamlessly into the sit…

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Zúčastnit se může maximálně 6 hostů ve věku 10 a více let.

Další tipy

Are you booking a tour with middle- or high-school students, and you're afraid they might not be interested? I can take care of that. My experience as a high-school history teacher has showed me how to cater this information for a younger generation.

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