Visit the impressive monuments that commemorate the lives of fallen soldiers and admire the natural splendor of the Belgian countryside as you travel. Listen to fascinating commentary from an expert guide as you see graves that immortalize those killed in the worlds first major conflict, Enrich your historical knowledge at the Flanders Field Museum then feel your soul stir during a poignant Last Post ceremony in Ypres Discover the poignant history of World War I on a moving full-day tour to the Flanders battlefields from Brussels.
Details about this tour
In the morning, transfer from Brussels to Ypres, a Flemish city where the German and allied armies fought between 1914 and 1918. On this trip, you will visit some of the remarkable places and battlefields from the Great War.
Take a tour by coach and on foot of Ypres and its surroundings. Some of the biggest military cemeteries of European history are situated here. See the Tyne Cot Cemetery in Zonnebeke, where more than 12,000 soldiers from the Commonwealth are buried and commemorated, and the German cemetery in Vladslo, mostly known because of its remarkable symbolic statue "The Mourning Couple," from Käthe Kollwitz. Here, more than 25,000 soldiers were laid to rest. Afterward, drive to Diksmuide where you will stop for a 3-course lunch.
Ater lunch, transfer to Ypres and visit of the historical center of Ypres, seeing Cloth Hall, the Belfry, Market Square, and St. Martin's Cathedral. Reconvene with your guide at a pre-arranged time to witness to soul-stirring Last Post Ceremony at Ypres Menin Gate. Absorb the saddening simplicity of the service then return to your vehicle for the drive back to Brussels.
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Bottled water
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Private transportation
- WiFi on board
- Fuel surcharge
- Parking Fees
- Entry/Admission - In Flanders Fields Museum
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate