The perfect short break for groups, a journey to the WWI battlefields brings home the reality of the conflict of this period of history.
Taking you through a landscape dotted with cemeteries and memorials, walk through reconstructed trenches, stand on the very ground where the fighting took place and understand the scale of sacrifice. Make the experience all the more poignant by laying a wreath at the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate which takes place every evening in Ypres.
From start to finish just brilliantly organised and executed by Venture Abroad.Mr Ian Edgecumbe, 7th Exmouth Scouts, Belgium 2017
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With a unique mix of moving historical visits, you can choose how you want to spend your time in Belgium.
Want to stay longer? We can include more nights and battlefield options in your package, as well as a day trip to the beautiful city of Bruges.
Price based on a minimum of 40 passengers per departure date travelling in October half term 2019.
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 get 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, before attending the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate and laying a wreath as part of the ceremony.
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.
Based in the historical centre of Ypres, in close proximity to the charming Market Square, The Poppies Hotel is an ideal base for your Battlefields tour. This authentic school hotel offers multi-bedded rooms with access to a games room and courtyard, making it perfect for youth groups.