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Bruges & Battlefields of Flanders

 

Bruges canal boats
  • Overview

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    • 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
    • Enjoy dinner at the popular Den Anker restaurant in Ypres
    • Experience the Last Post at the Menin Gate

    Combine a break in Bruges with the chance to explore this medieval city, and a visit to historical 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’. Read More

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    • Great for - City
    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - History


    Tyne Cot Cemetery
      
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    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 and visiting the Passchendaele Memorial Museum.

    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.
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

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  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Novotel Bruges Centrum

    • Novotel Bruges Centrum
    • Novotel Bruges Centrum

    Well-located within walking distance of the city’s main sights and attractions, the Novotel Centrum has a pleasant bar and inviting restaurant. The hotel also has a garden with heated swimming pool.

    • All rooms are en suite, with air conditioning, minibar, telephone television, safe and hairdryer
    • Bar area
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool (open approximately mid-April to mid-September)
    • Official three-star rating
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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Bruges centrre with horses
    Full Day: Bruges

    Enjoy the exquisitely preserved medieval city of Bruges during this excursion. Charming Bruges is known for its winding cobbled streets, pretty gabled houses and attractive tree-lined canals, each crossed by a humpback bridge.

    We’ll spend a full day in Bruges and will be able to explore the city at leisure, enjoying its architecture and historical details. Whether we choose to simply soak up the atmosphere here and admire the scenery, or visit one of the city’s many attractions - such as its medieval belfry - we’re sure to have a lovely time.

    In Flanders Fields museum
    Full Day: Flanders Battlefields

    With our expert guide we visit key sites of the Flanders battlefi elds where some of the bloodiest battles of World War I occurred with large scale casualties. We visit the Essex Farm Cemetery, where John McCrae wrote his famous poem in May 1915; Tyne Cot Cemetery and the Passchendale Museum.

    Tyne Cot Cemetery
    Full Day: Flanders Battlefields, Ypres & the Last Post

    We visit Tyne Cot Cemetery with our expect guide. Tyne Cot is the largest Commonwealth War Grave Commission military cemetery of the continent, where almost 12,000 soldiers are buried, and there is also a large memorial dedicated to the many more missing soldiers who died in action on the surrounding battlefields.

    We travel to Ypres, best known as the site of dramatic First World War battles and where many British soldiers fought and died. Spend time at leisure in this historical city and visit the In Flanders’ Fields Museum, situated in the Cloth Hall, with its many interesting exhibits. After dinner at a local restaurant, we attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, held in honour of those who perished with no known graves.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Hooge cemetery, Ypres
    Hooge Crater & Chavasse grave

    The Hooge Crater Cemetery is the final resting place for many of the brave soldiers who fought in Belgium’s Ypres Salient during the First World War. After a time at this moving site, we’ll then continue on to the Chavasse grave.

    The Belfort tower, Sluis
    Sluis
    From Bruges we’ll make our way to Sluis in neighbouring Holland, where we’ll have free time to explore this enticing town. With its popular shopping areas and lovely atmosphere, it’s easy to fall in love with this excellent destination. Sluis is often thought of as the most Flemish town in the Netherlands, and its Flemish-style belfry certainly proves this!

 


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What's included

  • Return coach travel
  • Four nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, three evening meals
  • Porterage
  • Three included excursions
  • Two optional excursions
Novotel Bruges Centrum

Novotel Bruges Centrum

Well-located within walking distance of the city’s main sights and attractions, the Novotel Centrum has a pleasant bar and inviting restaurant. The hotel also has a garden with heated swimming pool.

Learn more about the hotel

Novotel Bruges Centrum

  • Novotel Bruges Centrum
  • Novotel Bruges Centrum

Well-located within walking distance of the city’s main sights and attractions, the Novotel Centrum has a pleasant bar and inviting restaurant. The hotel also has a garden with heated swimming pool.

  • All rooms are en suite, with air conditioning, minibar, telephone television, safe and hairdryer
  • Bar area
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool (open approximately mid-April to mid-September)
  • Official three-star rating
  • 2
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  • British Travel Awards
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