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Bruges and Battlefields of Flanders

Holiday Highlights

  • Benefit from the services of a knowledgeable Battlefields Guide
  • Gain an insight into the Great War at the Passchendaele Memorial Museum and the In Flanders’ Fields Museum
  • Visit a selection of cemeteries and key sites at the Flanders battlefields
  • Experience the Last Post at Ypres’ Menin Gate
  • Appreciate the delights of medieval Bruges

Holiday Summary

5 days from only £369

Departures
Departs Sundays
Accommodation
4 nights
Board
Board: Half Board

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What is Included?

  • Return coach Travel
  • Four nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, four evening meals
  • Porterage
  • Three included excursions
  • Two optional excursions

Combine a break in Zeebrugge with the chance to explore the medieval city of Bruges and a visit to historic Flanders, where opposing troops fought along a series of trenches during World War I. Visit the In Flanders’ Fields Museum to gain an insight into the ‘War to End All Wars’.

This Battlefields tour will provide us with insight into the lives of the brave soldiers who fought for king and country, and who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our safety. We’ll begin with a tour of Flanders’ most famous Battlefields, visiting the Passchendaele Memorial Museum, Essex Farm Cemetery and the German Cemetery at Langemarck.

We’ll then make our way to Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Grave Commission military cemetery in Europe. This is where John McCrae wrote the famous poem ‘In Flanders’ Fields’ following the death of his friend and comrade. Our excursion will continue with a trip to the In Flanders’ Fields Museum, before we observe the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in the evening.

Included Excursions

Full Day: Flanders battlefields
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Full Day: Flanders Battlefields, Ypres & the Last Post
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Half Day: Bruges
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Optional Excursions

Hooge Crater & Chavasse grave
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Sluis
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Your Hotel

Ibis Styles, Zeebrugge

Built in 2012, the ibis Styles is located close to Zeebrugge harbour and less than 30 minute drive from historic Bruges. There is an outdoor swimming pool (open seasonally) and a sun terrace.

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Joining Your Holiday

This tour is available with departures from the following regions…

  • East Midlands
  • North East
  • North West
  • South East
  • South West
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire

We offer a number of ways to join our tours. Enter your postcode to see which are available to you…

Home Connect - we collect you from your home

For the ultimate in convenience and comfort, why not choose our Home Connect service?

Relax in the comfort of your own home, waiting for your driver to collect you from your front door and take you to meet your coach. Then at the end of your holiday we’ll take you home again - it’s that easy! When you book this service you’ll be given a collection time window, usually of approximately 30 minutes. This will be re confirmed when your tickets are issued.

Note: Home Connect is only available on Grand Tourer holidays travelling by coach.

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Try our Tour Connect Service for a hassle-free way to travel.

This service may incur a small supplement for those travelling from selected joining points and for customers booking within four weeks of departure.

We’ll pick you up by coach from a convenient joining point near you and take you to one of our interchanges. Here you’ll join your holiday coach and set off for a fantastic holiday.  When you've chosen your tour, give us a call and we'll let you know your approximate pick-up time.

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Direct Connect - make your own way to join the tour

Available from your area for this tour at no extra cost and car parking available for a small fee.

You can also choose to drive or get a lift direct to one of our coach interchanges. Our coach interchanges offer plenty of seating, toilet facilities, refreshments and a shop. They also provide car parking for your convenience for a small fee.

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Holiday Details

Day One - UK to Zeebrugge
Over to Calais, then on to our hotel in Zeebruge. (D)
Day Two - Flanders battlefields
With our expert guide we visit key sites of the Flanders battlefields area including the Passchendaele Museum, Essex Farm cemetery, Langemarck Cemetery, Lissjenthoek Cemetery and Popperinge. (B,D)
Day Three - Flanders battlefields & Ypres
Pay your respects at Tyne Cot Cemetery. We also spend free time in Ypres, best known as the site of dramatic First World War battles and where many British soldiers fought and died. Enjoy a visit to the In Flanders’ Fields Museum, situated in the cloth Hall of Ypres, with many interesting exhibits. From Ypres you can explore further on our optional excursion to the Hooger Crater and Chavasse grave. After dinner in a local restaurant this evening we attend the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate, placed in honour of those who perished with no known graves. (B,D)
Day Four - Bruges
Today we visit Bruges where you can enjoy free time exploring the delights of this charming city. This afternoon from Bruges you can choose to join our optional excursion to Sluis over the Dutch border. (B,D)
Day Five - Zeebrugge to UK
Back to Calais, then home. (B)

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