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From Bruges: City of Bruges & Flanders Fields Guided Tour

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Activity provider: BRUSSELS CITY TOURS

From Bruges: City of Bruges & Flanders Fields Guided Tour

Activity provider: BRUSSELS CITY TOURS

From US$ 74.83 per person

Take a tour for history buffs and discover Flanders’ most enchanting city by coach. Learn the city's history and ponder over the atrocities of the First World War.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about The Great War on this guided tour
  • Visit the Monument of the Brooding Soldier
  • Explore Passchendaele battlefield and the Tyne Cot Cemetry
  • Attend the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate
Full description
In Bruges you will enjoy the view of the peaceful Lake of Love and the picturesque Beguinage. Your guide will explain the stories and secrets behind the city’s history from the Viking period until the end of the Middle Ages. Catch many of the highlights of Bruges: the Basilica of the Holly blood of Jesus, the Belfry tower, our Lady’s Church, Saint John’s hospital and enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals. After a short lunch break you willl leave for Flanders Fields. Your expert guide will lead you throughout the visit to help you understand the events that led to the first world war and how the catastrophe developed. Visit Passchendaele battlefield and the Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world where British, Australian and Canadian soldiers were laid to rest. Close by is Polygone where every year Anzac Day is celebrated at dawn. Then visit the Monument of the ‘Brooding Soldier’, which commemorates the sacrifice of 2,000 Canadian soldiers during the first German gas attack. Next, your coach will take you to Essex Farm. This was the dressing station where Dr. John McCrae wrote the famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields.’ After a set lunch in the outskirts of Ypres, drive to France to visit the awesome Vimy Memorial, museum and trenches. If time allows, you will also visit close to Ypres Hill 60 where Australian diggers detonated great underground mines. At 8:00 PM, you attend the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate, a daily tribute to all Commonwealth soldiers and officers that were missing after battle. The tour offers ample opportunity for reflection and to take pictures.
Includes
  • Round-trip by coach
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Dinner
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Bargesquare is a bus parking spot. You can wait underneath the red roof next to public bathroom.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  •  This tour may be canceled if the minimum number of participants is not met
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a very long day, starting in Brugge with an unexpected 2 hour walking tour of the city. visited the first war graves around 2pm with the stop including a quick sandwich lunch. Visited a number of historic sites and monuments arriving Ypres around 7pm. just enough time to grab a quick bite and get to Menin Gate for ceremony. back to Brugge around 9.30 pm. those picking up tour in Brussels had an hour before and after us to travel making it a 13 hour day! Johan was a good and informative guide and bus driver did a great job. A tip though, take plenty of water and some snacks as nowhere to purchase these other than lunch and dinner. Other than being a very long day, it was worthwhile

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