1. Belgium
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  3. Menin Gate

Brussels: The Great War in Flanders Fields Remembrance Tour

Product ID: 100860
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
Starting time 9:00 AM
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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
Itinerary
7 hours
  • Brussels

  • 2 hours
  • Passendale

  • Essex Farm Cemetery

  • 1 hour
  • Vimy

  • Canadian National Vimy Memorial

  • Neuville-Saint-Vaast

  • 1.5 hours
  • Ypres

  • Free time

  • Menin Gate

  • 1.5 hours
  • Brussels

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
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

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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

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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A really moving experience

We were lucky to be on the tour with our guide steffen. He has a great knowledge of the history of WW1 plus the politics that led up to the conflict. Its a sobberong experiance made even more meaningful with the way he handles the subject. Would recommend this tour to anyone interested in this subject.

June 14, 2019

Magnificent & Moving

This must be one of the best tours I have ever been on. My interest in history was met by a tour guide who was not only knowledgeable but passionate about WWI. The tour started as soon as we left Brussels with explanations of the war fronts using a map and only ended after The Last Post. It is a very long day and it is not a cheap tour but if you are interested in this period of history do not miss this one! Dietrich was a truly excellent guide full of relevant information and good advice. The meal wasn't great but that was the least of my worries.

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September 25, 2017

Great and informative!

Lovely tour with lots to see. Sad we only got 35 min in the Flanders museum.

May 13, 2018

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BRUSSELS CITY TOURS

Product ID: 100860