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Great War Flanders Fields Minibus Tour from Bruges

Activity provider: Quasimodo Tours Bruges

Great War Flanders Fields Minibus Tour from Bruges

Activity provider: Quasimodo Tours Bruges

From US$ 78.09 per person

Step back in time on a journey through Belgian history on a full-day tour to Ypres. Learn about World War I as you visit key sites from the period including the Menin Gate Memorial and the cemetery.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover key sites of World War I including battlefields, bunkers, and the town of Ypres
  • See the picturesque Flemish countryside with its iconic poppy fields
  • Learn historical facts about Belgium and Flanders
Full description

Enjoy a trip of historical discovery on this full-day minibus tour that takes you through West Flanders, from Bruges to the Belgian town of Ypres. The city, nicknamed Wipers, was rebuilt according to a medieval blueprint after being completely razed to the ground in the early 1900s.

It was also here that the Germans invaded Belgium during World War I; a strategic move to attack France from the north.

You will see the remaining artifacts and places of the city as you discover restored trenches, stroll among war graves in Passchendale and Polygon Wood, clamber over craters and bunkers on the preserved battlefield, and visit key war memorials. 

Behold the impressive sight of the imposing Menin Gate Memorial to the missing soldiers, complete with 55,000 names, erected on the spot where the soldiers left the city for the battlefront.

As your day continues you will also see the iconic poppy fields of Flanders as you ride through the countryside in an air-conditioned mini coach, perfect for relaxing and taking in the picturesque scenery.

It is possible to visit an ancestor's grave if requested ahead, and it is also possible to extend the tour for the Last Post Ceremony under the Menin Gate Memorial with transport back to your hotel in Bruges. 

This must be requested in advance as well and will incur a fee of €15 to be paid on the day of the tour.

Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Guide
  • Museum entry ticket and lunch at Hooge Crater or an alternative stop
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • 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
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

The Kiss and Ride zone in front of the train station in Brugge. If your hotel is more than a 10-minute walk from a pick-up location, please call the tour operator before your tour to arrange an alternative pick-up time and place.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • No-shows will not be refunded
  • You can stay after your tour in Ypres for the Last Post Ceremony until 8 PM and be brought back by taxi to your hotel in Bruges (please request this when booking as only limited seats are available for this option)
  • There is a small fee for this service (€15/person and minimum two persons) to be paid on the day of the tour
  • The mini-bus is air-conditioned and very comfortable. No smoking on board, please. However, the tour does stop frequently. It is possible to visit an ancestor's grave, but please ask in advance
  • You will be back in Bruges around 6:00 PM. This can vary by 15 minutes, so if you are on a time limit, keep this in mind when you book
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 451 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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What a fantastic day it was! The tour is perfect in its pace, full of interesting locations and facts about WWI and very comfortable. Back home I still cannot shut up and keep on telling my friends how interesting it was. I cannot recommend this tour enough, don't miss it!

September 23, 2022

The Great War Flanders tour with Quasimodo Tours is an excellent tour of many significant locations. Philippe is a very knowledgeable and personable guide. We were picked up at our hotel, toured around in a very clean and comfortable mini-bus and given so much detail about the sites we saw. The tour included a lovely lunch, and we were picked up after the Last Post ceremony at Menin Gate - very moving! I highly recommend this tour!

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September 26, 2022

Amazing Tour, visited the highlights of Flanders Fields and Ypres with time to explore Ypres at the end of the day on your own. Our tour guide Philip was very knowledgable and was able to answer all of our questions and made the journey between stops very enjoyable. Our lunch stop was also really nice and our lunch was included in our ticket. We recommend everyone to email Quasimodo tours ahead of time and book the Last Post ceremony at the end of the day on Ypres.

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September 12, 2022

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