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World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Bruges

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    Depart from a central Bruges location in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and travel towards the traditional town of Vladslo to visit the Germany Military Cemetery, a significant burial site of thousands of soldiers. Admire the poignant sculpture of Grieving Parents, by Käthe Kollwitz, then re-board your coach to venture to the small city of Diksmuide. 

    Disembark at the foreboding Trench of Death, a stretch of the Western Front upon which many soldiers met their end. Admire the statue of the 'Brooding Soldier' which commemorates the sacrifice of 2,000 Canadian soldiers during the first German gas attack.

    Appease your appetite with a hearty plowman's lunch in a local restaurant in Ypres.

    Peruse the varied exhibitions of the Flanders’ Field Museum to observe artifacts that speak eloquently of the battlefield’s history; hear the story of the war on an audio guided tour before ascending Hill 60 to see tunnels that played a pivotal role in the war.

    Depart to the city in search of Passchendaele, a brutal battlefield that transformed into a tranquil and traditional town. Then head to the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery to feel emotionally stirred at the sight of 35,000 solemn headstones. Learn about the global significance of this memorial site then travel to Essex Farm Field Hospital to see the iconic bunkers in which John McCrae wrote his influential poem, 'In Flanders Fields.' 

    Finally, venture to your last destination, the moving Last Post Ceremony at Ypres Menin Gate, and observe the simplicity of the daily tribute that remembers the courage of fallen soldiers. After the ceremony, return to your vehicle and relax during the journey back to Bruges, where the tour concludes.
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    Reviewed 21 June 2019 via mobile

    This was a whole day tour which finished with The Last Post at the Menen Gate. Our guide was brilliant and really knew his stuff. We visited the largest of the war graves at Tyne Cot, the last of the dug outs beside the river...More

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    Reviewed 8 June 2019

    This tour is a must-do for anyone who is travelling in Belgium. We are Canadians and Flanders is part of our national memory of the First World War. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the history leading up to the war and the events during...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank Jerry D
    Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

    Brussel City Tour is not customer service oriented. 1. Bus was late from Brussels picking us up in Bruges. 2. Tour guide frustrated & curt when checking customers in Bruges. 3. Tour guide did not have clear diction or projection when speaking. Visibly offended when...More

    3  Thank Lizzardooo
    Reviewed 3 June 2019

    The meeting instructions are very vague. My group and another group "missed" the bus, even though both groups had called previously to make sure we were meeting in the correct place, which we were. They were supposed to pick up at 10:15, we called at...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank kelceyjack
    Reviewed 19 May 2019

    Excellent email communication a few days prior to tour when I had trouble locating the meeting point on Google maps. Deitrick (sorry if I misspelled) was an excellent guide throughout the day. The microphone in the bus made him sound very muffled/scratchy though. Lunch could...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    19 August 2019|
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    Response from johnoj49 |
    I do not think you can join from Ypres. We had already visited the German cementery and a few other places, by the time we got to Brugge
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    8 May 2018|
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    Response from madelynj2013 | Reviewed this property |
    The pick up point is Bargeplain near the river
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