Waterloo 1815, private tour to the battlefield and Napoleon's headquarters

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Tour Number

Activity Level

159138


Categories

Other, Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (conversational), German (conversational), French (fluent), Dutch (fluent), English (fluent)

A tour to the Waterloo "Memorial 1815" and museum with private local guide


On occasion of the bicentanary of the battle, the Waterloo visitors center has inaugurated a new show, explaining the context of the battle and how it shaped Europe by ensuring peace on the continent for more than 50 years.
Guided by a soldier of your chosen army, you learn about the machinery that led inexorably to the battle. Dive into the heart of the battle, in a multi-sensory experience, full of special effects, the only one of its kind in Europe! 1815 m² of immersive journeying in a narrative set design which focuses on the experience of the battle.
The mémorial is open all days of the week

Itinerary

A day in Waterloo 1815 is a day starting with the visit to the centre of the village of Waterloo, at the Wellington Museum, which was the Duke's headquarters.
Then you will see the famous Lion Mound, 120ft high, from the top of which one can overlook the battlefield. Who knows, maybe you will feel the presence of the ghosts who have haunted the place since then. At the foot of the mound, you will find the visitor's centre with its laser show and film, both of which will help you to better understand what happened. The Panorama, next to the visitor's centre, is a circular building, which was built for the 100th anniversary of the battle. It houses a huge painting of the battle by the French painter Louis Demoulin. The painting completely encircles the inside walls of the centre, leaving the visitor standing in the middle of a very realistic three-dimensional battlefield. The panorama is itself a historic example of a military-related tourist attraction!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Anywhere in Brussels and/or around

End location: same as above

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

Renault espace Luxe 4pax

What’s Included

Private English-speaking guide for 6 hours
Private transportation with Renault Espace Deluxe

Taxes, tolls, mileage as per program

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 euros - souvenirs, a cup of coffee, personal expenses

What’s Extra

Personal expenses, meals

A Recent Review of this tour

Knowledgeable guide who took my interests and needs to customize a perfect day in Belgium.
Albert Yenchick

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