Stand on the ground men fought and died for
Bring home the reality of war with a Scout and Cubs trip to the WWI Belgium battlefields. As you journey through a landscape dotted with memorials and cemeteries, you’ll understand the scale of sacrifice and have the chance to remember those who lived through the conflict. Walk through reconstructed trenches, stand on the ground where the fighting took place and lay a wreath at the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, which takes place every evening in Ypres.
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.
Example prices based on a minimum of 40 passengers travelling in October half term 2022. Contact us for a bespoke quote for alternative group sizes and dates.
Depart by coach and tunnel crossing to Calais
Arrive at your hotel and enjoy a relaxing evening exploring the local town
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
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
Depart by coach and tunnel crossing back home
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.
Travel in safe hands
The safety of all our groups is of paramount importance to us. Venture Abroad has rigorous safety checks in place and its own Safety Management Policy.