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Discover the poignant history of World War I on a moving full-day tour to the Flanders battlefields from Brussels. 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 world’s first major conflict; reflect in the Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves and the German Military Cemetry of Vladslo then revitalize with a delicious lunch at a nice restaurant. Enrich your historical knowledge at the Flanders’ Field Museum then feel your soul stir during a poignant Last Post ceremony in Ypres. 


  • Full-day Flanders’ WWI battlefields tour from Brussels with an expert guide
  • See the poignant Käthe Kollwitz sculptures called Grieving Parents at the German Military Cemetery of Vladslo
  • Stop for a typical Belgian lunch of cheese and bread in Passchendaele’s legendary Old Cheese Factory
  • Visit quietly dignified memorials to fallen WWI soldiers like Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery
  • Enjoy an audio-guided tour around In Flanders’ Fields Museum near Essex Farm Field Hospital
  • Spend time in Ypres and attend the Last Post Ceremony in the evening

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What You Can Expect

World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Brussels

See the Menin Gate in Ypres on this WWI Flanders battlefield tour

Depart from your centrally located hotel in Brussels or greet your guide in the city center, depending upon which option you selected. 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 like the Yser Tower (IJzertoren) and the grand Gate of Peace (IJser Gate) then return to the vehicle for the scenic subsequent leg of the journey. 

Stop in the somnolent town of Passchendaele and discover how a bloody battlefield underwent a radical transformation into this quaint place, then revitalize with a hearty ploughman's lunch in a local restaurant. After feasting on local delicacies, 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. Hear fascinating tales of violent warfare and the dank conditions soldiers lived in then enrich your knowledge with the comprehensive exhibitions of the Flanders’ Field Museum. 

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.   

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Tour guide was good ,tour was very informative but very tiring

Heather C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It was a very interesting and informative day. The tour guide was excellent.

Patrick L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great trip. It is a long day but time passes by quickly and each site has its own intriguing story. A must visit for all who are staying in Brussels.

Rodney S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic tour. Well worth the cost of admission!

Alan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I booked this trip for my family and must admit that I was worried that my wife and two boys might struggle with it being such a long day. I had no need to worry, our guide Johan was excellent and extremely knowledgable and tailored the tour to include cemeteries and monuments for all the different nationalities on the coach. A very memorable and moving day and finished off with the last post at the Menin Gate. My boys haven't stopped talking about the tour since we came back. Fantastic!!!

Natalie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Guide superb. Thank you for a memorable day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic history. Got to visit Great Uncles grave with the help from the guide.

leslie h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I would highly recommend this tour - is important to learn about the history of WW1, but is also an enjoyable day out in the beautiful Belgium countryside - just do it!!!

Ellen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent day with very knowledgeable guide. Would recommend


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Absolutely fantastic tour and one everyone must do.

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