Remembrance Tour: The Great War In Flanders Fields From Bruges

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  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Bargeplein, Bargeweg, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

A perfect trip for history buffs, this 11-hour day trip to Flanders will be the highlight of your vacation. It is led by a local guide who will make sure you understand the significance of all the places you are visiting. The tour itinerary included visits to Germany Cemetery, WW1 trenches, Monument of the Brooding Soldier, Flanders Fields museum, Passchendaele and the Tyne Cot Cemetery. Book this tour and get a comfortable AC vehicle transfer. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Ypres during your tour and stop for evening snacks as well. 

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions

Know More about this tour

Itinerary -

This is a typical itinerary for this World War I Battlefields Tour Of Flanders from Bruges -

Stop At: In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province

The In Flanders' Fields Museum is a museum in Ypres, Belgium, dedicated to the study of the First World War. It occupies the second floor of the Cloth Hall on the market square in the city center. The building was largely destroyed by artillery during the war but was afterward reconstructed.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Flanders Province

Zonnebeke is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the villages of Beselare, Gheluvelt, Passendale, Zandvoorde, and Zonnebeke proper.

Pass By: Vladslo German War Cemetery, Diksmuide, West Flanders Province

ladslo German war cemetery is about three kilometers northeast of Vladslo, near Diksmuide, Belgium. Established during World War I, the cemetery holds 3,233 wartime burials.

Pass By: Hill 60, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province

Hill 60 is a World War I battlefield memorial site and park in the Zwarteleen area of Zillebeke south of Ypres, Belgium.

Stop At: Essex Farm Cemetery, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province

This was the dressing station where Dr. John McCrae wrote the famous poem 'In Flanders Fields'.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Passchendaele Prints & Battlefield Tours, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province

Near the town of Ieper in Belgium is Passchendaele and Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in the world. It is now the resting place of more than 11,900 servicemen of the British Empire from the First World War.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Last Post ceremony, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province

A daily tribute to all commonwealth soldiers and officers that were missing after the battle.

Duration: 30 minutes

 

Inclusions

Lunch

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - In Flanders Fields Museum

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Poppy (1 euro) at In Flanders' Field Museum

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Oct-2019

    A nice day, full of visits. Made for a long day but was well worth it. "Diederik" was our guide for the day and very well spoken English and very good explanations.

  • 08-Oct-2019

    Excellent historical and informational trip, Our guide was extremely personable and had great local knowledge. Tour Organizers could do a better job with precisely where to meet, or even provide a big sign with the tour name on it, but other than that all was great, and fully recommended.

  • 16-Sep-2019

    Our guide was outstanding, as was the overall experience. However, my fiancé and I found it to be to long. The tour organizers need to eliminate one or two stops.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    First let me say the weather was cold and rainy so that may bias my review a bit. The tour left from Brussels, but we were picked up in Bruges. The pickup experience was quite poor - we were told when to be there and that a bus would come. But what bus to look for - no. A guide holding a sign for the tour - no. Four of us were huddled in the rain in plain view looking for someone/anyone. About the time the guide found us was about the same time the tour company called frantically looking for us. OK, anyway we finally got on the bus and off we went. The tour itself was a pretty good overview - there are so many things to see and I think the tour did a good job of hitting the hilites. Lunch was nothing to brag about, and there was a lot of stops. Luckily we had a pretty spry load of people so the loading/unloading was efficient. The guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. Overall I'm glad I took the tour. It would be difficult or almost impossible to do the same on your own.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Enjoyed this very much .
    Very good tour guide .
    So much to see, my only criticism would be that we didn’t have enough time in yepres to discover the town .

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The bus was on time to pick us up from Bruges.
    The guide Jan (John) was very informative and helpful. He accommodated everyone on the tour.
    The driver was amazing as the roads are very narrow and in a lot places were undergoing roadworks.
    Would definitely recommend

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Excellent tour. Great driver and very well informed and interesting guide. More than we expected. Visited hill 60 site that was not on the original tour - this makes the company extra special with this kind of service.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We really enjoyed our day tour of Flanders and Ypres. Our guide was very helpful and informative. A word of warning - the majority of the day was spent driving from site to site. Having done a similar tour 10+ years ago it's a shame there wasn't an opportunity to visit any of the trenches (that you drive past en route). We both felt this would have been more insightful in place of one of the 3 cemeteries that were visited.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We were at the pick up point in Bruges 20 minutes before the scheduled pick up time. We met another couple who were also supposed to be on the same tour. The four of us checked all of the buses coming into the parking area, none of them were for the operator, Brussels City Tours. Eventually we called and were told the bus had already left, knowing they were missing four people. Either they never actually came to Bruges (tour originates in Brussels), or there was a huge lack of care in not being able to locate the four North American tourists trying to find their tour.
    The company said they would provide us a full refund, but that hasn't happened yet.

  • 08-May-2019

    Great tour. Our guide Dietrich was very knowledgeable. My only criticism is that there was not enough time at the museum. Maybe if the bus hadn't been late arriving from Brussels, we would have had more time at the museum.

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