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Battlefields of Flanders Private Full-Day Trip from Brussels

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Take a full-day excursion from Brussels to Ypres (Ieper) and surroundings on a private tour. Learn the history of the battlefields of Flanders as you travel to where a bloody battle was fought from 1914 to 1918 between the allied forces and German army.

Highlights

  • Visit Ypres, the center of many battles between the Allies and the Germans during World War I
  • See Diksmuide, a war-torn city that was rebuilt in 1920
  • Learn more about World War I and the strategies used along the battlefields of Flanders

Description

See the battlefields of Flanders from World War I on a private, full-day trip from Brussels that will entertain and inform you. Listen as your guide explains the historical significance of the battlefields, cities, memorials, and cemeteries that you visit. In the morning, transfer from Brussels to Ypres, a Flemish city where the German and allied armies fought between 1914 and 1918. On this trip, you will visit some of the remarkable places and battlefields from the Great War. Take a tour by coach and on foot of Ypres and its surroundings. Some of the biggest military cemeteries of European history are situated here. See the Tyne Cot Cemetery in Zonnebeke, where more than 12,000 soldiers from the Commonwealth are buried and commemorated, and the German cemetery in Vladslo, mostly known because of its remarkable symbolic statue 'The Mourning Couple,' from Käthe Kollwitz. Here, more than 25,000 soldiers were laid to rest. Afterward, drive to Diksmuide where you will stop for a 3-course lunch. Ater lunch, transfer to Ypres and visit of the historical center of Ypres, seeing Cloth Hall, the Belfry, Market Square, and St. Martin's Cathedral. Then take a short walk toward the Menin Gate before beginning your trip back to Brussels.

Includes

Transfer by minivan Entrance fees to the In Flanders Fields Museum Guide Lunch (3-course menu, drinks not included) Taxes
Drinks during lunch Personal expenses

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