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  1. Belgium
  2. Brussels
  3. Essex Farm Cemetery

Brussels: The Great War in Flanders Fields Remembrance Tour

Product ID: 100860
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Embark on a tour for history fans and visit memorials and burial grounds related to the Great War in Belgium. In France, you'll visit the Vimy Memorial and the trench site. Learn about the sacrifices made by Commonwealth soldiers.
About this activity
Duration 13 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Passchendaele battlefield
  • See one of the largest Commonwealth cemetery
  • Attend the moving Last Post ceremony in Ypres
  • Take a moment for commeoration at the statue of the Brooding Soldier
Full description
This visit starts at a German cemetery, from where you will move onto the WW1 trenches and Essex Farm Cemetery, where John McCrae wrote the famous poem "In Flanders Fields", after a friend’s burial on the site.

At The Brooding Soldier, a statue towering over Langemark in permanent honor of the Canadian resistance during the German gas attack of 1915, you will take a moment for commemoration and photos. After lunch, you will continue to the Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world, and Hill 60 or Hill 62. In France, visit of Vimy Memorial and the trench site.

As the highlight of the tour, you'll attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, a daily tribute to all of Britain’s missing soldiers and officers.
Includes
  • Professional and multilingual guide
  • Roundtrip by coach
  • Bread meal in Ypres
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

82 Rue Marché aux Herbes, 1000 Brussels

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• Tour may be subject to cancelation if the minimum participant number is not met
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 7 reviews
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Value for money
4.5/5
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BRUSSELS CITY TOURS

Product ID: 100860