Scout Trips to the Belgium Battlefields

Stand on the ground men fought and died for

From £235pp

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.

Close-to-home trip
Participation in the Last Post Ceremony
Indoor 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
    • 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 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.

Scouts Belgium Battlefields
Scouts Belgium Battlefields
Scouts Belgium Battlefields
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