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WW1 Battlefield Tours | Messines and Passchendaele, Battles of the Great War 1914 - 1918 on a guided tour with CGT Battlefield Tours

Messines and Passchendaele

The Great War 1914-18

Please note all prices are based on a group of 45 people travelling together and departing in January, they are provided to give an idea of what a tour of this type can cost with our company. Please note that prices will vary dependant on the number of people travelling, standard of accommodation booked, time of year you would like to depart and what you would like including in your package. All our battlefield tours are bespoke and put together to match our clients requirements so get in touch to get your personalised no obligation quote.


One hundred years after these epic battles, we will escort you around the battlefields where the fighting was the fiercest, following the lines of advance and visiting the locations where the great mines were detonated on the Messines Ridge.

Sites such as the legendary Hill 60, a small area of man-made elevated land in an otherwise flat landscape, this area was of particular strategic importance. Due to the nature of the fighting, heavily shelled and mined by both sides, the memorial site remains the final resting place of many soldiers whose bodies could not be retrieved. Look closely at the memorial to the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company and you will see bullet holes, dating from World War Two, as this area was again fought over.

The town of Messines was captured by the New Zealand troops and Wytschaete (known as 'Whitesheet' to the British) which was captured by the brave Irishmen of 16th and 36th (Ulster) Divisions. The Battle of Messines started on the 7th June 1917 with the detonation of 19 mines under the German lines, the devastation they caused can still be seen in the preserved craters at St. Eloi and Spanbroekmoelen. The Messines Ridge Cemetery is the final resting place of 1,534 soldiers, of which only 577 could be identified and on the Memorial to the Missing you will find the names of over 800 soldiers of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

Further north for the Battle of Passchendaele, where at the Memorial Museum the memory of the Battle is kept alive, allowing you to follow the battle and story of the breakthrough which is presented in a unique collection of images, movies and historical artefacts. Journey into the cellar and walk through the 1917 trench reconstruction, complete with headquarters, communication and dressing posts, workplaces and dormitories, where you will get a real perspective on what life was like living underground.

This tour will travel the route of Pilkem Ridge as the attack pushed on towards the German front line at Langemark. You will pass the point where the late Harry Patch, “the last Fighting Tommy”, served during the battle.

59 soldiers were awarded the Victoria Cross in the course of the 113 day battle which attained small territorial gains, at a terrible cost.



CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, providing inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II in Belgium, France and Holland.

Battlefield Tours

CGT Battlefields is a specialist tour operator, our tours cover World War I and World War II battlefields across Europe providing inspirational tours to the sites of The Great War and Second World War.

Visiting the battlefields from any conflict, is a truly captivating and moving experience, though some of the battlefields are nearly 100 years old, the soldiers who fought here had similar backgrounds, dreams and hopes as many of us. A Battlefield Tour allows you to understand these events, remember the sacrifices made and recognise how these shaped the world we see today.





World War 1 and World War 2 Battlefield Tours and Holidays for Groups

CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, providing guided inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II in Belgium, France and Holland.

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What do our clients say?

World War 2 Battlefield Tour

"The tour was great and the guide was excellent. I had no problems at any stage, the coach company was excellent and helpful as were the staff at the hotel so I really can't fault it. Your own organisation was also faultless and hassle free. I will certainly pass on your details to friends at other establishments"

Mr C. - Normandy Tour




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"Be grateful if you could pass on my thanks to Amport & District Coaches for Tony last weekend. not only is he an excellent driver he knows the area well and probably what was most important was that he had an excellent rapport with teachers and pupils."

Mr P. - Normandy Tour





World War 1 Battlefield Tour

"Zoi and her team were extremely helpful with the booking of hotels and transport. Their very helpful and experienced staff minimalized the hassle, particularly when we made last minute changes. I would be very happy to deal with the company again"

Mr R. Ypres Tour




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"From the outset all of my cares and concerns were taken care of. In all we had a fantastic three days and ultimately this must be down to Zoi Pearce and the team"

Ms H. The Somme and Ypres Tour




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Contact:

CGT Battlefields Ltd
CGT House
6 Avon Road
Charfield
Gloucestershire
GL12 8TT


E: info@cgtbattlefields.co.uk

T: 01454 269764

M: 07542 788905


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