From Bruges: Full Day Flanders Battlefield Private Tour

From Bruges: Full Day Flanders Battlefield Private Tour

From $303.92 per person

Spend a day in the countryside with an expert guide and visit some of Flanders's most famous battlefields. In Ypres, enjoy free time before attending the Last Post at the Menin Gate.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Dutch
Pickup included
Pick up is available from hotels listed. If your hotel is not on the list, please contact the local partner to see if they can organize pickup.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Attend the Last Post, a daily remembrance service held by the local population
  • Stand near a mine crater created by an underground explosion on the first day of the Battle of Messines
  • See the German "Studentenfriedhof" cemetery in Langemark, this cemetery contains more than 44 000 burials.
  • Stand on Ypres square see the Cloth Hall which was built in the 1300's.
  • Visit St Martin's Cathedral and enjoy the pleasant little town
Full description
See the famous battlefields of Flanders and the many memorials commemorating the sacrifice of these soldiers. In Bruges you will be picked up at your hotel or at the train station. The first stop is to visit is Passendale, where you'll see Tyne Cot Military Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery. Spend some time in its visitor centre and get to understand what happened there. You will see the famous village of Passendale with the Canada Gate Memorial and Crest Farm Memorial. Next, drive to Langemark to the German "Studentenfriedhof" one of the 4 German WW1 cemeteries in Belgium. You will stand at the "Brooding Soldier Memorial" a very moving Canadian memorial. Move on from this place and, on the road to Messines stop at Essex Farm where John McRae wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields". In Messines go to the visitor centre, the New Zealand Memorial, and at the Irish Memorial which was unveiled by Queen Elizabeth and the president of Ireland Mary McAleese. See one of the mine craters created by an underground explosion minutes before the assault on Messines Ridge. Head to Ploegsteert to see the Christmas Truce Memorial and where Sir Winston Churchill served in 1916. The day will end in Ypres, where you'll go to the main square and see the Cloth Hall. Originally built in 1308, it was totally destroyed in WW1. Stop at St Martin's Cathedral where you can  enjoy a Belgian beer on one of the nice terraces or wandering in town. Finally, watch the Last Post service at the Menin Gate at 8:00 PM. After the Last Post, get taken back to your hotel or another address within the city of Bruges.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes and entrance fees
  • A booklet recording the event
  • Souvenirs
  • Drinks outside the lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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