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World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Brussels

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    Greet your guide at the central Brussels meeting point. Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and admire the scenic surroundings as your travel towards the town of Vladslo. Disembark and explore the German Military Cemetery of Vladslo, a poignantly peaceful area that features the famous sculpture by Käthe Kollwitz, Grieving Parents.  

    Next, venture to the small city of Diksmuide and see a stretch of the Western Front that symbolizes Belgium’s courage and heroism during the conflict. See impressive monuments such as the monument of the "Brooding Soldier" dedicated to the sacrifice of 2,000 Canadian soldiers during the first German gas attack.

    Revitalize with a hearty ploughman's lunch in a local restaurant in Ypres before heading to Flanders' Field Museum. Hear fascinating tales of violent warfare and the dank conditions soldiers lived in then enrich your knowledge with the comprehensive exhibitions.

    Stop at the somnolent town of Passchendaele and discover how a bloody battlefield underwent a radical transformation into this quaint place. Then head to the Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery to reflect upon the 35,000 graves that immortalize the memory of fallen soldiers. 

    Next, travel to Essex Farm Field Hospital and see the bunkers that inspired John McCrae to write his influential poem, 'In Flanders’ Field.'

    Venture to Hill 60 to see some strategic tunnels then disembark at the picturesque town of Ypres to enjoy some independent exploration and dinner (own expense). 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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Grasmarkt Straat 82, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    13h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    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
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This was a great tour. Most of the other reviews cover the highlights. It was a very long day and lots of in and out of the bus. Stefan was knowledgeable but not easily heard in a large group. He needed some sort of voice amplification. We had a windy and rainy day. The rain was
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    This tour delivered even more than promised! Not only did we do everything outlined, our amazing guide, Stefan/Stephane, shared some family stories and personal experiences. This was a very moving day and a great reminder about the horrors of war. It’s horrific to imagine what
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    My husband and I did this tour with Stefan as guide and Albert as driver. We could not have asked for more. Stefan was very knowledgeable and Albert navigated the area like a pro. We have not stopped talking about this tour days later. This tour covered the history of the war
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    Booked tour through Viator as On the Go Tours. Excellent bus ride to site with tour guide Young (Yaung?) who was very passionate about his subject. Visited several cemeteries firstly a German one (Vladso), Yorkshire trench, Canadian memorial who were first gas victims of WW1,
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    A fascinating, detailed and long trip through Flanders Fields with a knowledgeable guide, lots of history and a moving ceremony in the end. I usually don’t do excursions, but this worths every penny.
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