- Be picked up and brought back to Brussels on a luxury, air-conditioned coach for a thought-provoking day trip and get lunch and dinner included
- Start at a German Cemetery, see the WW1 trenches and The Brooding Soldier, a sombre statue erected in honor of the Canadian resistance during the German gas attack of 1915
- Pay your respects at the Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world
It's thought that the death of his friend, Alexis Helmer, inspired John McCrae's WWI poem 'In Flanders Fields' in 1915. This poetic day trip from Brussels includes lunch, dinner and a visit to the place where McCrae wrote it, Essex Farm Cemetery - plus many other sites dedicated to the fallen of the First World War.
Flanders Fields was a major battle-site in the First World War, from 1914 to 1918. In the Essex Farm Cemetery your guide will take you back in time, via the trenches and commemorative statue to the Canadian resistance during the German gas attack of 1915.
After lunch you'll visit the biggest Commonwealth cemetery in the world, Tyne Cot Cemetery, as well as Hill 60 or Hill 62 - memorial sites lined with Canadian maple trees. See the cratered ground and old German bunkers, and soak up the stories of trench war in the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres.
After dinner, pay tribute to Britain's missing soldiers and officers at the Menin Gate, before being transported back to Brussels. It's a thought-provoking, oftentimes heart-wrenching day out that should put everything else into perspective.
- Roundtrip by coach from Brussels to Flanders
- Live guide throughout the trip
- Entrance to the Flanders Field Museum
- Lunch (with bread)
- Dinner (of choice)
Show your ticket at the Brussels City Tours Office. Your guide will pick you up there. The tour starts at 09:00. Make sure to be at the Brussels City Tours Office 15 minutes before departure.
Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.
Getting to the Departure Point
- Train to Central Station + 5-minute walk
- Metro to De Broucker + 7-minute walk
- From Grande Place it's a 3-minute walk