Remembrance Tour: The Great War In Flanders Fields From Brussels

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  • Duration: 13 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Belluga Restaurant, Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 82, 1000 Bruxelles, 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

Your visit first takes you to a very moving German Cemetery, from where we drive to a section of the WW1 trenches. You visit the Monument of the Brooding Soldier, which commemorates the sacrifice of 2,000 Canadian soldiers during the first German gas attack. After a set lunch in Ypres your guide takes you to the outstanding Flanders Fields museum. You will hear the touching stories behind four years of trench war. Next, our coach takes you to Passchendaele and the Tyne Cot Cemetery which is the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world. You will also visit Essex Farm Cemetery. This was the dressing station where Dr. John McCrae wrote the famous poem In Flanders Fields
Time for an evening snack.
At 8 pm you can attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, a daily tribute to all Commenwealth soldiers and officers that were missing after battle.
The tour offers ample opportunity for reflection and to take pictures

Highlights

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

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Itinerary
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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 centre. The building was largely destroyed by artillery during the war, but was afterwards 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 kilometres north east 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 battle.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

Air-conditioned vehicle

Lunch at the Old Cheese Factory

Entry/Admission - In Flanders Fields Museum

Exclusions

Hotel pick up & drop-off

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Poppy (1 euro) at In Flanders' Fields Museum

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 14-Nov-2019

    This was a very emotional day and brings home to you the great loss of young men during WWI. We had a very knowledgeable guide. Ieper is delightful and the ceremony at Menin Gate with a visiting UK Guards band was a highlight. Take cash for drinks as the place we were taken for lunch wouldn't accept credit cards. A long day but one I will never forget!!

  • 04-Nov-2019

    Interesting sites we would never had seen without this tour. Tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

  • 04-Nov-2019

    Our visit to the grave yards and battle fields was very moving . Our guide was very informative and at times emotional

  • 21-Oct-2019

    The guide was very knowledgeable and we went to very interesting places. The last post service at Menin Gate Memorial was very moving and sombre.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    The guide was extemely knowledgeable and we had a great day out. As NZers it meant a lot to us and the guide was great at talking about every country that was represented on the bus. Take snacks and go to the toilet at every opportunity. Long day - but well worth it.

  • 08-Oct-2019

    If you are at all into WW1 history, this is a fantastic tour. It was definitely emotional for me to see the historic sites, memorials, and graves. It is a very long day with few bathroom breaks, so keep that in mind. The lunch is basically cold cuts, cheese, nondescript bread, and a tiny salad. we did have the chance to eat a little bit on our own in ypres before the last post ceremony, but definitely only a short period of time! some people may want to bring extra snacks.

    i also was unaware that people coming from brussels would have to stop in bruges before the tour actually started; i believe it’s on the way, but it was still not my favorite surprise.

    overall the tour was very good! prepare for cold, wet weather, don’t drink too much liquid (bathrooms are not a priority on this tour), and bring a small snack of your own. Stephan, our guide did a nice job although sometimes he called all the passengers, “you anglo-saxon folk” which may have been a bit offensive for some people. it was probably more of a language/usage thing because i’m sure he didn’t mean it in a rude way. also not everyone on our tour was an anglo-saxon person, even though everyone spoke English, so that was probably not ideal for some folks. I personally really enjoyed the tour though! Brush up on your history a little bit too so you have some context.

  • 23-Sep-2019

    We had an amazing day with a very knowledgeable guide. Not only did we hear and see the history of the battles in WW1 but the beautiful scenery that exists now in this area. Thanks we really enjoyed our day.

  • 23-Sep-2019

    Very humbling experience to go back and remember.

    However my day was memorable for another reason, at the beginning of the tour the guide asked for nationality of guests, he asked for English and then said put your hand up don't be ashamed ...how insulting, I am English and proud, I would never insult anyone based on their race, he should be ashamed to treat a guest in his country like that.

  • 12-Sep-2019

    Tour was brilliant and the tour guide Stephan was brilliant.
    I took the tour to find out more a out my Great Great Uncle, who’s name is on the Menin Gate.

  • 26-Aug-2019

    Long day,well worth the tour. Very knowledgeable Tour Guide. Saw exactly where my Grandfather fought. Very moving.

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