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Great War Flanders Fields Minibus Tour from Bruges

Great War Flanders Fields Minibus Tour from Bruges

From US$ 89.35 per person

Step back in time on a journey through Belgian history on a full-day tour to Ypres. Learn about World War I as you visit key sites from the period, including the Menin Gate Memorial and the cemetery. You will also see the iconic poppy fields of Flanders.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover key sites of World War I including battlefields, bunkers, and the town of Ypres
  • See the picturesque Flemish countryside with its iconic poppy fields
  • Learn historical facts about Belgium and Flanders
Full description
Enjoy a trip of historical discovery on this full-day minibus tour that takes you through West Flanders, from Bruges to the Belgian town of Ypres. The city, which was given the nickname Wipers, was rebuilt according to a medieval blueprint after being completely razed to the ground in the early 1900s. It was also here that the Germans invaded Belgium during World War I; a strategic move to attack France from the north. You will see the remaining artifacts and places of the city as you discover restored trenches, stroll among war graves in Passchendale and Polygon Wood, clamber over craters and bunkers on the preserved battlefield. and visit key war memorials. Behold the impressive sight of the imposing Menin Gate Memorial to the missing soldiers, complete with 55,000 names, erected on the spot where the soldiers left the city for the battlefront. As your day continues you will also see the iconic poppy fields of Flanders as you ride through the countryside in an air-conditioned mini coach, perfect for relaxing and taking in the picturesque scenery.
Includes
  • Transport in an air-conditioned mini coach
  • Guide
  • Water
  • Museum entrance and a lunch at Hooge Crater
  • Drinks
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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Meeting point

The Kiss and Ride zone in front of the train station in Brugge. If your hotel is more than a 10-minute walk from a pick-up location, please call the tour operator before your tour to arrange an alternative pick-up time and place.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please contact the tour operator ahead of time to cancel your reservation. No-shows will not be refunded.
  • Please remember to wear good walking shoes as our tours involve quite a bit of walking about.
  • This tour is not recommended for people with lesser mobility and for children younger than 8.
  • Leaving Belgium after the tour:
  • The tour is back in Bruges at the Floris Karos Hotel at around 18:00. This can vary by 15 minutes, so if you are on a time limit, keep this in mind when you book.
  • Pick-up Service:
  • If your hotel is more than a 10-minute walk from a pick-up location, please call the tour operator before your tour to arrange for a pick-up time and place.
  • The minibus is air-conditioned and very comfortable. No smoking on board, please. However, the tour does stop frequently. It is possible to visit an ancestor's grave, but please ask in advance.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 360 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Very informative friendly tour. Philippe included an Irish memorial for us and an American memorial for another person on the tour which was great. Ieper is beautiful and the Menin Gate is amazing. Lunch was very good. I crossed the road to Hooge Cemetery with the spare time from lunch. Highly recommend this tour.

March 12, 2020

My wife and myself booked with Quasimodo tour from Bruges and Phillip was our driver/guide. Phillip has obviously built up a great deal of knowledge about the First World War but he is also sensitive to people’s reasons to go on this trip. My own was my grandfather served in Anson battalion and was there from age 17 onwards , and by going you could sense the awfulness of this war . It is hoped that this is not becoming a tourist venture but an acknowledgement of the sacrifice these people made .

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February 24, 2020

This tour was one of the best parts of my 4 month Europe holiday! Our guide Lucas was amazing, and pulled out all of the stops to help us and get us to the tour after a delayed train and a stressful morning. He catered the tour to our group (made of Australians and Canadians) and you could see his passion about the western front with every piece of information he gave us. Overall, It was really moving and powerful.

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January 4, 2020

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