Tours

In Flanders Fields - The Great War

View on the war cemetery of Tyne Cot, near Ypres, Belgium

Full-day Tours
Departure 09:00

Thursday, Sunday - Duration 13h

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< 50 m. off Grand’ Place & < 20 m off Galerie de la Reine

 

Your visit first takes you to a very moving German Cemetery, from where we drive to a section of the WW1 trenches. You visit the Monument of the ‘Brooding Soldier’, which commemorates the sacrifice of 2,000 Canadian soldiers during the first German gas attack. After a set lunch in Ypres your guide takes you to the outstanding Flanders Fields museum. You will hear the touching stories behind four years of trench war. Next, our coach takes you to Passchendaele and the Tyne Cot Cemetery which is the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world. You will also visit Essex Farm Cemetery. This was the dressing station where Dr. John McCrae wrote the famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields’

Time for an evening snack.

At 8 pm you can attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, a daily tribute to all Commenwealth soldiers and officers that were missing after battle.

The tour offers ample opportunity for reflection and to take pictures

 

 

 

BRUSSELS CITY TOURS
Grasmarkt, 82, Rue du Marché aux Herbes
B 1000 BRUSSELS (Belgium)

0032 (0)2/513.77.44