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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.

  • Day Trip from Paris to Ypres Salient, Flanders

    2. Day Trip from Paris to Ypres Salient, Flanders

    Pay your respects to the 185,000 Commonwealth soldiers who sacrificed their lives at the Ypres Salient, one of World War I's hardest fought-over stretches of the Western Front. Through its memorials, cemeteries, and battlefield remnants, Ypres represents one of the most dramatic periods of 20th-century history, a terrain stained by devastating modern brutality. Discover the horrors of war, and its very real heroes and villains, through the area's humbling landmarks: John McCrae's Essex Farm site; Langemark, the German cemetery; Vancouver Corner, the Canadian memorial; Tyne Cot cemetery, Passchendaele; Polygon Wood, the Australian memorial; Saint George's Chapel; and the Menin Gate Memorial. Join a day of remembrance for the many who died at Ypres between 1914 and 1918, in what was once “the war to end all wars.”

  • Battlefields of Flanders Private Full-Day Trip from Brussels

    3. Battlefields of Flanders Private Full-Day Trip from Brussels

    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...

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What people are saying about Ypres

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.