flanders tour from bruges

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flanders tour from bruges

World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Bruges

  • Day trip to Flanders' WWI battlefields from Bruges with an expert guide
  • See the sobering Käthe Kollwitz sculptures, Grieving Parents, at the German Military Cemetery of Vladslo
  • Enjoy a light Belgian lunch of cheese and bread in Paschendaele's famous Old Cheese Factory
  • Pay your respects to fallen WWI soldiers at Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery
  • Explore In Flanders' Field Museum at leisure, listening to audio-guided commentary
  • Attend the Last Post Ceremony in Ypres with your guide

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry or Admission - In Flanders Fields Museum
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Poppy (1 euro) at In Flanders' Field Museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein

Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Depart from a central Bruges location in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and travel towards the traditional town of Vladslo to visit the Germany Military Cemtrery, a significant burial site of thousands of soliders. Admire the poingnant sculpture  of Grieving Parents, by Käthe Kollwitz, then reboard your coach to venture to the small city of Diksmuide. Disembark at the foreboding Trench of Death, a stretch of the Western Front upon which many soldiers met their end. Admire the impressive Gate of Peace and Yser Tower, and then depart the city in search of Passchendaele, a brutal battlefield that transformed in a tranquil and traditional town. Appease your appetite with a hearty ploughman's lunch in a local restaurant.Sated, head to the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery to feel emotionally stirred at he sight of 35,000 solemn headstones. Learn about the global significance of this memorial site then travel to Essex Farm Field Hospital to see the iconic bunkers in which John McCrae wrote his influential poem, In Flanders Fields. Peruse the varied exhibitions of the Flanders' Field Museum to observe artifacts that speak eloquently of the battlefield's history; hear the story of the war on an audio guided tour before ascending Hill 60 to see tunnels that played a pivotal role in the war. Venture to your final destination, Ypres, to enjoy some leisurely free time and then reconvene with your guide to witness the moving last Post Ceremony at Ypres Menin Gate. Observe the simplicity of the daily tribute that remembers the courage of fallen soldiers. After the ceremony, return to your vehicle and relax during the journey back to Bruges, where the tour concludes.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel At least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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