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Brussels: Bruges & Flanders Fields Remembrance Full-Day Trip

4.5 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: BRUSSELS CITY TOURS

Brussels: Bruges & Flanders Fields Remembrance Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: BRUSSELS CITY TOURS

From US$ 618.28 per person

Take a tour for history buffs and discover Flanders’ most enchanting city. Discover the history and learn of the atrocities of the First World War.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish
Private group

Experience

Itinerary
7 hours
  • Brussels

  • 2 hours
  • Passendale

  • Essex Farm Cemetery

  • 1 hour
  • Vimy

  • Canadian National Vimy Memorial

  • Neuville-Saint-Vaast

  • 1.5 hours
  • Ypres

  • Free time

  • Menin Gate

  • 1.5 hours
  • Brussels

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the Passchendaele battlefield
  • See one of the largest Commonwealth cemetery
  • Attend the moving Last Post ceremony in Ypres
  • Take a moment for commeoration at the statue of the Brooding Soldier
  • Visit the city of Bruges
Full description

Discover Flanders, the inspiration for the poem, "In Flander's Feilds" and learn about the history of World War I and the soldiers that fought in it. Learn how the British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, and US soldiers sacrificed themselves, and witness the moving of the Last Post in Ypres.

In Bruges, enjoy the view of the peaceful Lake of Love and the picturesque Beguinage. Your guide will explain the stories and secrets behind the city’s history from the Viking period until the end of the Middle Ages.

Then, make a point to admire all the major highlights of the city, such as the Basilica of the Holy Blood of Jesus, the Belfry tower, our Lady’s Church, Saint John’s hospital, and many more.

After lunch, arrive at the scene of the first gas attacks and learn the details of Passchendaele, considered one of the bloodiest battles in the entire first World War.

Find yourself in Tynecot, the world’s largest Commonwealth cemetery, and visit the advanced dressing station where John McCrae wrote the poem “In Flanders’ Fields.”

The focus of this visit is on the sacrifice of the British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, and US soldiers. The highlight of the day is the moving Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate in Ypres.

Includes
  • Professional and multilingual guide
  • Roundtrip by coach
  • Bread meal in Ypres
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Tour may be subject to cancelation if the minimum participant number is not met
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4/5

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A really moving experience

We were lucky to be on the tour with our guide steffen. He has a great knowledge of the history of WW1 plus the politics that led up to the conflict. Its a sobberong experiance made even more meaningful with the way he handles the subject. Would recommend this tour to anyone interested in this subject.

June 14, 2019

Magnificent & Moving

This must be one of the best tours I have ever been on. My interest in history was met by a tour guide who was not only knowledgeable but passionate about WWI. The tour started as soon as we left Brussels with explanations of the war fronts using a map and only ended after The Last Post. It is a very long day and it is not a cheap tour but if you are interested in this period of history do not miss this one! Dietrich was a truly excellent guide full of relevant information and good advice. The meal wasn't great but that was the least of my worries.

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September 25, 2017

Decent trip, but not efficient, and expensive. You need to go to Bruges just to pickup/drop down other people. That makes the tour of Bruges too short to be useful, and with the round trip you wast half day. That means only the afternoon is available to see the memorials, which is fine, but then you have no time to see Ypres. The things we saw were interesting, as it was the guide. But this tour should focus on the WWI theme, and spend the morning in Ypres and the museum there, instead of trying to mix Bruges, which is totally a waste of everybody's time (a separate trip there is needed anyway).

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June 2, 2022

Product ID: 100860