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  • Great War Flanders Fields Minibus Tour from Bruges

    1. Great War Flanders Fields Minibus Tour from Bruges

    Enjoy a trip of historical discovery on this full-day minibus tour that takes you through West Flanders, from Bruges to the Belgian town of Ypres. The city, which was given the nickname Wipers, was rebuilt according to a medieval blueprint after being completely razed to the ground in the early 1900s. It was also here that the Germans invaded Belgium during World War I; a strategic move to attack France from the north. You will see the remaining artifacts and places of the city as you discover restored trenches, stroll among war graves in Passchendale and Polygon Wood, clamber over craters and bunkers on the preserved battlefield. and visit key war memorials. Behold the impressive sight of the imposing Menin Gate Memorial to the missing soldiers, complete with 55,000 names, erected on the spot where the soldiers left the city for the battlefront. As your day continues you will also see...

    This tour was excellent! Philippe was a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide. You see many of the sites around the Flanders area and even have a chance at walking around Ypres. Would highly recommend this tour.

  • From Bruges: Great War of Flanders Fields Remembrance Tour

    2. From Bruges: Great War of Flanders Fields Remembrance Tour

    In Bruges you will enjoy the view of the peaceful Lake of Love and the picturesque Beguinage. Your guide will explain the stories and secrets behind the city’s history from the Viking period until the end of the Middle Ages. Catch many of the highlights of Bruges: the Basilica of the Holly blood of Jesus, the Belfry tower, our Lady’s Church, Saint John’s hospital and enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals. After a short lunch break you willl leave for Flanders Fields. Your expert guide will lead you throughout the visit to help you understand the events that led to the first world war and how the catastrophe developed. Visit Passchendaele battlefield and the Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world where British, Australian and Canadian soldiers were laid to rest. Close by is Polygone where every year Anzac Day is celebrated at dawn. Then visit the M...

  • From Lille: Flanders Battlefield Private Tour with Lunch

    3. From Lille: Flanders Battlefield Private Tour with Lunch

    Take a private full-day tour from Lille and see the most famous First World War battlefields and memorials in Flanders. Visit Ploegsteert, Messines, Passendale, and Ypres and learn the history of each one from your expert guide. After pickup in Lille, your first stop is Fromelles. Stand in the Australian Memorial Park, see the "Cobbers" statue, and visit VC Corner Cemetery, the only Australian cemetery in France.  In Ploegsteert (Belgium) you will see where Sir Winston Churchill served in 1916, his office, and the place where his headquarters were. Stop for lunch in a local restaurant in front of Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing. See the memorial dedicated to the famous 'Christmas Truce of 1914' before going to the Irish Peace Park in Messines (Belgium). Continue to the New Zealand Memorial and the visitor center in Messines. Take the opportunity to stand near one of the 19 mine cr...

  • Remembrance Tour: Bruges & Flanders Fields Tour

    4. Remembrance Tour: Bruges & Flanders Fields Tour

    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. Head to your first stop, Bruges. Enjoy the view of the peaceful Lake of Love and the picturesque Beguinage. Learn about the stories and secrets behind the city’s history from the Viking period until the end of the Middle Ages from your guide. See the highlights of Bruges like the Basilica of the Holy Blood of Jesus, the Belfry Tower, our Lady’s Church, Saint John’s Hospital, and more. You even have the option to enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals. After a short lunch break, leave for Flanders Fields. At The Brooding Soldier, a statue towering over Langemark in permanent honor of the Canadian resistance during the German gas attack of 1915, take a moment for comm...

    Stephen was a great guide with so much knowledge of the area and included personal stories to make the experience seem that much more real. I would highly recommend this to anyone I know who is traveling through Brussels.

  • From Lille: Australian Battlefield Guided Tour of Flanders

    5. From Lille: Australian Battlefield Guided Tour of Flanders

    Take a walk through history and remember the lives of the Australian Soldiers who fought in World War 1. Learn the history behind each site from an expert guide. Make your first stop at "Cobbers" Memorial at the V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery and the only cemetery dedicated exclusively to Australian Soldiers. Continue towards Armentières, and stop at Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing. In Messines, see the Irish Tower, the New Zealand Memorial, and a mine crater that resulted from an underground explosion at the Battle of Messines. Visit sites of remembrance such as the memorial dedicated to the 5th Australian Division at Polygon Wood and the 1st Australian Tunneling at Hill 60. Travel to Tyne Cot Military Cemetery, the largest cemetery dedicated to commonwealth soldiers in Europe. Arrive at the town of Ypres and visit the Cloth Hall and Cathedral on the Main Square. Take some time...

  • From Bruges: Full Day Flanders Battlefield Private Tour

    6. From Bruges: Full Day Flanders Battlefield Private Tour

    See the famous battlefields of Flanders and the many memorials commemorating the sacrifice of these soldiers. In Bruges you will be picked up at your hotel or at the train station. The first stop is to visit is Passendale, where you'll see Tyne Cot Military Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery. Spend some time in its visitor centre and get to understand what happened there. You will see the famous village of Passendale with the Canada Gate Memorial and Crest Farm Memorial. Next, drive to Langemark to the German "Studentenfriedhof" one of the 4 German WW1 cemeteries in Belgium. You will stand at the "Brooding Soldier Memorial" a very moving Canadian memorial. Move on from this place and, on the road to Messines stop at Essex Farm where John McRae wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields". In Messines go to the visitor centre, the New Zealand Memorial, and at the...

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What people are saying about Menin Gate

Extremely satisfied with yesterday's Battlefields tour by Quasimodo Tours. Because in present surreal COVID-19 times, I didn't wanted to travel too far out, I decided to spend some time around the Belgian coast and take this tour to get more informed about some dark pages of recent Belgian history. Philippe, a tour guide with thirty years experience, took all coronavirus-recommendations into considerations (including mouth masks and plastic seat covers) and was very informative about the history of the region, the war, and so on. On this tour which lasted more than 9 hours, we were unable to see everything (as he explained from the start), but these highlights would be a good point of departure for future explorations. Still, we went to Tyne Cot cemetery, the German cemetery at Poelkapelle, the Menin Gate in Ypres, Hill 60, the Brothers in Arms memorial, Polygon Wood, Essex Farm Cemetery, and so on. We had lunch at Hooge Crater museum! If you're considering a tour, take this one!

Very informative friendly tour. Philippe included an Irish memorial for us and an American memorial for another person on the tour which was great. Ieper is beautiful and the Menin Gate is amazing. Lunch was very good. I crossed the road to Hooge Cemetery with the spare time from lunch. Highly recommend this tour.

This tour was excellent! Philippe was a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide. You see many of the sites around the Flanders area and even have a chance at walking around Ypres. Would highly recommend this tour.

Thank you for a great day, it was very moving and our guide was incredibly informative

The guide was knowledgeable and vehicle was excellent. Very satisfied.