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Delve into the poignant history of World War I on a full-day tour of the Flanders Battlefields from Bruges. Follow in the footsteps of soldiers with an accomplished historical guide and visit moving memorials that immortalize soldiers lost in battles. Gaze at endless rows of graves at the German Military Cemetery; revitalize with a traditional Belgian lunch at a local restaurant; and visit Flanders’ Field Museum to see exhibitions that speak eloquently of the area’s turbulent past. Conclude your emotionally stirring tour by experiencing the Last Post Ceremony in Ypres.
Make the most of your Belgian shore excursion, and immerse yourself in the beauty of one of the country’s most popular cities, on this seamless tour. After disembarking at Zeebrugge, hop aboard your shuttle bus and transfer to Bruges. Upon arrival, go for a walking tour of the medieval city, and admire its canals and distinctive architecture as you learn about its history. Continue to explore independently, or browse its shops and cultural attractions. Finally, return to your port by shuttle.
This tour is for guests that want to start their battlefield tour of Ypres from towns and cities further afield, for ex Bruges, Ghent, Kortijk, Dunkirk, Lille, Arras
A unique 1 to 1 private tour, With all the stops added together we cover 53 miles / 90 KM's of battlefield sites and memorials
This tour covers the Ypres Salient from Messines to Passchendaele spanning 1914 to 1918, we follow the Australian/Canadian/New Zealand/ South African/ British soldiers as they attacked towards Passchendaele in 1917, if you have ancestors that fell in the battle I will tailor the tour where possible to include them
Last Post Ceremony at 20.00 hrs then return to Brugse hotel
Minimum x2 guests Max x5 Not a private tour but small group size max 5
Delve deep into World War II history and gain insight into the sacrifices made on this full-day tour of Northern France’s WWII battle sites from Bruges. Explore France’s Opale Coast and gaze out toward England from the Atlantic Wall near Cap Griz Nez. You'll also see one of Northern France's biggest bunkers in Eperlecques. Another highlight is seeing a V1 launching site—Bois des Huit Rues. Take the stress out of navigating by having transport in an air-conditioned minivan included.
Discover the capital of Europe with a private guide during your cruise stop
As capital of Belgium and capital of Europe, Brussels offers the best of many worlds: from Gothic architecture to Art Nouveau, from historical landmarks like the Triumphal Arch in the Jubilee Park and the Palace of Justice to the Atomium, the icon of modernity during the universal exhibition Expo 58. The medieval city centry is both trendy and traditional.
We discover the city both by private car and on foot. Brussels offers spectacular views as it was built on seven hills.
Follow the path of WWI Canadian troops with a full-day, private tour of Flanders from Bruges. Visit the Grange subways and tunnels where the Canadian Divisions launched their Vimy assault in 1917. Pause for lunch in Ypres, then visit the Hill 62 Canadian War Memorial and the largest CWGC cemetery in Europe that records the names of 35,000 soldiers. Enjoy free time to explore Ypres, then attend the moving Last Post ceremony before returning to Bruges.
We will see the original trenches in the Hooge Crater and the main WW1 sites as:
What you visit
Flanders Cemetery in Ypres
WW1 Museum in Passchendaele
The Town Hall of Ypres
John McRae Memorial in Essex Cemetery
Visit and learn the history behind World War I battlefields in the Flanders region of Belgium on this day trip from Bruges. You’ll trace the footsteps of Australian soldiers at sites like Fromelles, Ploegsteert, Messines, Polygoon Wood and Passendale. See mine craters laid by the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company, and visit Menin Gate in Ypres for the “Last Post” ceremony. Lunch is included.
During your cruise stop you can take the time to discover how medieval architecture and a vibrant student life go hand in hand.
The cruise port of Antwerp is about one hour away from Ghent.
The city is both historic and contemporary; it is crossed by two rivers and a number of canals on which 30 minutes city cruises are offered. Apart from the one thousand year old Castle of the Counts, Ghent renovated its squares and main buildings in preparation of a universal exhibition which was organised in 1913.
During the walking tour with your private guide, you discover the beauty and history of the picturesque streets and canals.
Visit one of Europe’s most infamous battle sites on this private full-day Canadian World War I Somme battlefield tour from Bruges. Explore trenches dug by British Engineers before the Battle of Vimy with a private guide. See remnants of battle including huge craters created by underground explosions, such as Lochnagar Crater. After a light lunch, visit Thiepval Memorial to the Missing and explore the Beaumont Hamel New Foundland Memorial Park — where deep WWI trenches and iconic statues line the landscape.
Visit the site of Belgium’s fiercest WWI fighting with a full-day, private tour from Bruges to Flanders’ battlegrounds and cemeteries. See a moving war memorial to the New Zealand Corps in Messines, and hear the story of the ANZAC soldiers that captured the city. Pause for lunch at a local café, then visit the grave of a Kiwi rugby player-turned-soldier, and continue to the largest CWGC cemetery in Europe. Explore the highlights of Ypres and attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate before returning to Bruges.