Guide Trips to the Belgium Battlefields

Bring home the reality of war

From £235pp

The perfect short break for Guides and Brownies, a journey to the WWI battlefields brings home the reality of war. Taking you through a landscape dotted with cemeteries and memorials, you’ll walk through reconstructed trenches, stand on the very ground where the fighting took place and understand the scale of sacrifice. Make your Guide and Brownie trip to the Belgium battlefields even more special by laying a wreath at the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, which takes place every evening in Ypres.

Close-to-home trip
Participation in the Last Post Ceremony
Hotel accommodation

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  • Activities

    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 Bruges.

    • Tyne Cot Cemetery
    • Menin Gate – The Last Post Ceremony
    • In Flanders Fields Museum
    • Sanctuary Wood Trenches
    • Day trip to Bruges
  • What’s Included

    4 days, 3 nights including:

    • Return coach travel
    • Return Channel crossings
    • Use of coach throughout the trip
    • Full board indoor accommodation
    • Full tour and itinerary planning
    • 1 x drawstring bag per passenger
    • Luggage labels for the group

    Example prices based on a minimum of 40 passengers per departure date travelling in October half term 2022. Contact us for a bespoke quote for alternative group sizes and dates. 

  • Sample Itinerary

    Day 1


    Depart by coach and tunnel crossing to Calais


    Arrive at your hotel and enjoy a relaxing evening exploring the local town

    Day 2


    Board the coach for a full day at the WWI battlefields, starting at the In Flanders Field Museum and Sanctuary Wood


    Visit the Tyne Cot Cemetery to pay your respects


    Lay a wreath at the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate

    Day 3


    Take the train or bus to Bruges for a day of sightseeing


    Visit the diamond museum, head to Choco-Story or take a guided bike tour through the city before returning to your hotel


    Enjoy an evening at leisure

    Day 4


    Depart by coach and tunnel crossing back home

  • Accommodation

    Peace Village, Messines

    Based in the town of Messines, just 30 minutes from Ypres, this modern hostel is the perfect base for youth groups. Enjoy en-suite studio accommodation, surrounded by open countryside. Evening activities and campfires can also be arranged.

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We provided the girls exactly what we promised; fun, friendship and a wonderful trip covering volunteering, a ”learning trip” (to Ypres) and fun times.Mrs Kate Sutton, Girlguiding South West England, Belgium 2018

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