Remembrance Tour: Bruges & Flanders Fields Tour

4.6 / 5

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Remembrance Tour: Bruges & Flanders Fields Tour

From $111.08 per person

Embark on a tour for history fans and visit memorials and burial grounds related to the Great War in Belgium. In France, you'll visit the Vimy Memorial and the trench site. Learn about the sacrifices made by Commonwealth soldiers.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish
Private or small groups available

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
Full description
This visit starts at a German cemetery, from where you will move onto the WW1 trenches and Essex Farm Cemetery, where John McCrae wrote the famous poem "In Flanders Fields", after a friend’s burial on the site. Head to your first stop, Bruges. Enjoy the view of the peaceful Lake of Love and the picturesque Beguinage. Learn about the stories and secrets behind the city’s history from the Viking period until the end of the Middle Ages from your guide. See the highlights of Bruges like the Basilica of the Holy Blood of Jesus, the Belfry Tower, our Lady’s Church, Saint John’s Hospital, and more. You even have the option to enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals. After a short lunch break, leave for Flanders Fields. At The Brooding Soldier, a statue towering over Langemark in permanent honor of the Canadian resistance during the German gas attack of 1915, take a moment for commemoration and photos. Continue to the Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world, and Hill 60 or Hill 62. In France, visit of Vimy Memorial and the trench site. As the highlight of the tour, attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, a daily tribute to all of Britain’s missing soldiers and officers. Choose between a private and a shared option.
Includes
  • Professional and multilingual guide
  • Roundtrip by coach
  • Bread meal in Ypres
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    82 Rue Marché aux Herbes, 1000 Brussels

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    • Comfortable shoes

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

    4.6 / 5

    based on 7 reviews

    Review summary

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

    Great guide but too rushed

    Our guide Dimitri was awesome, very knowledgeable but the tour itinerary needs modified. Spent 75% of the time on the bus. We made several stops at different monuments but barely had enough time to take in the moment. We only had an hour for the meuseum in Yipers but needed a minimum of 2 to even see half of the displays. They just tried to pack too much in to one day. Go for quality, not quantity. The laying of the wreaths at the Aussie memorial was very disappointing. I envisioned something like the changing of the guards at D.C. but this was not moving at all. Which is a shame because those lost souls deserve something much better. The monument is beautiful but the ceremony was a flop. The worse thing about the day was our bus driver, As soon as we dropped off our guide the driver spent the next 2 hours from Burgges to Brussels talking on his cell phone while driving in very heavy traffic. Very unsafe and very unprofessional!!!!

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    September 25, 2017

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