A mixture of both adventure and education, a trip to Belgium is the perfect short break for groups. Journey to the WWI battlefields to gain an insight of Europe’s past and experience the reality of the conflict!
Travel through a landscape dotted with cemeteries and memorials, walk through reconstructed trenches and stand on the very ground that thousands of men fought and died for – a truly surreal experience that brings to life the scale of sacrifice. Make the visit all the more poignant by laying a wreath at the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate to commemorate the fallen soldiers.
This new 4 days/3 night trip is a great introduction to international travel with the added bonus of learning all about the impact of WWI.
This sample of tour days in Belgium is provided as an example only, as inspiration for your discussions with your group.
It’s time for your Belgium adventure to begin! Board your coach and head for the tunnel crossing to Calais. Arriving at your hotel in the evening you’ll have time to gather your bearings in the local town before relaxing and preparing for the busy days ahead.
After breakfast, hop aboard your coach and head out for a full day experiencing the WWI battlefields. Start off at the In Flanders Field Museum where you will be presented with the story on the First World War in the West Flanders front region before heading to the Sanctuary Wood to explore the preserved trenches.
Visit the Tyne Cot Cemetery to pay your respects to the 11,900 British Empire servicemen, ending your day with by laying a wreath at the emotional and moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.
Take a train or bus to the picture-perfect city of Bruges. Filled with medieval architecture, winding canals and cobblestone lanes, you can spend your day exploring everything this beautiful city has to offer. Visit the diamond museum, taste some of the famous Belgian chocolate at Choco-Story or hop on a bike and be guided through the city.
It’s time to say goodbye to Belgium as you pack your things and start your journey back to the UK.