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Bruges Guided Walking Tour
Join us as we explore the beautiful and historic town of Bruges. We will enjoy a guided walk around the historical centre which will be a fantastic way to learn the culture and history of the town from a local. The charm of Bruges is in its historic houses and pretty canals that encircle the middle of town and we’ll explore these beautiful examples of centuries old buildings and infrastructure. On the tour we’ll also visit the city’s two most famous sights, the Church of Our Lady, with the second largest brickwork church tower in the world and the Market Square, which is surrounded by historical sites including the 12th century Belfry.
Enjoy a scenic drive along the Ostend Coast, stopping at places of interest en route to the city of Ostend. Ostend is an excellent place to visit, with its galleries, pretty pier, and impressive Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk cathedral. Explore at leisure to see the sights here.
Half Day: Sluis
Visit the quaint Dutch town of Sluis on an optional excursion. Just over the border in the Netherlands Sluis has an attractive Gothic belfry and stone mill.
Half Day: Ypres with Battlefields
Ypres’ location in Belgium made it a strategic centre for German forces during World War I, as it was seen as the gateway to the rest of Belgium, as well as being their entry into France. Due to this, a number of fierce battles took place in the city, which caused a tragic loss of life on both the German and allied sides.
We’ll be able to learn more about the events of World War I and their effects on Ypres during this interesting Battlefields tour, which will take us to some of the important monuments and locations in and around the Ypres area.
While we’re in Ypres, we’ll also get to admire the beautiful Cloth Hall, which dates from medieval times, as well as other attractions such as Saint Martin's Cathedral and the Menin Gate.