Belgian Army Frontline Private Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

211557


Categories

Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

German (basic), French (fluent), Dutch (fluent), English (fluent)

Full day tour with transportation including the Last Post at the Menin Gate


The tour starts at your hotel or accommodation in Bruges, or at another place, on request at 9am towards Nieuwpoort.
You will visit the centre under the Albert Memorial to understand how and why the Belgians flooded the lowlands.
You will see the locks of the "ganzepoot".
On the road towards Diksmuide you will stand in a Belgian WW1 cemetery.

Lunch in Diksmuide

You will stand in the trenches held by the Belgians called the "Trench of Death" and visit the museum. You will walk in the remembrance garden of the Tower of Diksmuide.
On the road to Ypres you will see the flat plains and understand why large offensive were impossible.

See the Cloth Hall, the Cathedral, the St George Memorial Church and many other nice places in Ypres before attending the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate.

After the ceremony I bring you back to your accommodation.

I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests

Itinerary

Bruges to Nieuwpoort is a 40 minutes, a 15 minutes to Ramskapelle and 15 more to Diksmuide. a 30 minutes driving toYpres and after the Last Post a 40 minutes back to Bruges.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We meet at your accomodation in Bruges or on another place, on request.

End location: The tour ends at the starting place or another place on request.

Duration: 11 hours

Transportation

For transport we use a Mercedes Vito minibus, 8 passengers.

What’s Included

Other: Your guide, transport in our vehicle, all taxes and insurances, entrance fees of the visited places, a lunch (a sandwich, soup, or omelette with a drink) and a booklet recording the event

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Euros - Some money to spend to buy some souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Other: If you would like to start from another city, please send me a message and I will customize the tour for you

Private tour guide Claude

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