Flanders Fields Remembrance Tour from Bruges with Lunch

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World War I Battlefields Tour of Flanders from Bruges

From USD 99.84

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 11 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Delve into the poignant history of World War I on a full-day tour of the Flanders Battlefields from Bruges. Follow in the footsteps of soldiers with an accomplished historical guide and visit moving memorials that immortalize soldiers lost in battles. Gaze at endless rows of graves at the German Military Cemetery; revitalize with a traditional Belgian lunch at a local restaurant; and visit Flanders’ Field Museum to see exhibitions that speak eloquently of the area’s turbulent past. Conclude your emotionally stirring tour by experiencing the Last Post Ceremony in Ypres.
  • Day trip to Flanders’ WWI battlefields from Bruges with an expert guide
  • See the sobering Käthe Kollwitz sculptures, Grieving Parents, at the German Military Cemetery of Vladslo
  • Pay your respects to fallen WWI soldiers at Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery
  • Explore In Flanders’ Field Museum at leisure, listening to audio-guided commentary
  • Attend the Last Post Ceremony in Ypres with your guide

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional multilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Bargeplein
    Bargeweg, 8000 Brugge, Belgium


Start time

11:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Depart from a central Bruges location in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and travel towards the traditional town of Vladslo to visit the Germany Military Cemetery, a significant burial site of thousands of soldiers. Admire the poignant sculpture of Grieving Parents, by Käthe Kollwitz, then re-board your coach to venture to the small city of Diksmuide. 

Disembark at the foreboding Trench of Death, a stretch of the Western Front upon which many soldiers met their end. Admire the statue of the 'Brooding Soldier' which commemorates the sacrifice of 2,000 Canadian soldiers during the first German gas attack.

Appease your appetite with a hearty plowman's lunch in a local restaurant in Ypres.

Peruse the varied exhibitions of the Flanders’ Field Museum to observe artifacts that speak eloquently of the battlefield’s history; hear the story of the war on an audio guided tour before ascending Hill 60 to see tunnels that played a pivotal role in the war.

Depart to the city in search of Passchendaele, a brutal battlefield that transformed into a tranquil and traditional town. Then head to the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery to feel emotionally stirred at the sight of 35,000 solemn headstones. Learn about the global significance of this memorial site then travel to Essex Farm Field Hospital to see the iconic bunkers in which John McCrae wrote his influential poem, 'In Flanders Fields.' 

Finally, venture to your last destination, the moving Last Post Ceremony at Ypres Menin Gate, and observe the simplicity of the daily tribute that remembers the courage of fallen soldiers. After the ceremony, return to your vehicle and relax during the journey back to Bruges, where the tour concludes.

Passchendaele New British Cemetery

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tyne Cot Cemetery (Pass By)

Hill 60 (Pass By)

Essex Farm Cemetery

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Last Post ceremony

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Operated by Brussels City Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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James C
Excellent historical and informational trip, Our guide was extremely personable and had great local knowledge. Tour Organizers could do a better job with precisely where to meet, or even provide a big sign with the tour name on it, but other than that all was great, and fully recommended.


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A tour you cant miss , a full day of interest and knowledge.
Tan, Sept 2023
Personally the whole lot was absolutely brilliant . I loved every minute of it ! If i had to choose highlights it would be Tyne cot cemetery and the last post tribute . Our drive and Guide were excellent , quite a structured schedule for the whole day . Everything we did was very interesting and educational . Im very humbled to have seen all i have seen and now have a greater depth of knowledge and respect for all of the people who fought and served in the world wars .
Amazing tour of First World War events!
Norman_B, Sept 2023
We were impressed with our tour guide who was very informed and passionate about the First World War. The tour was quite long and involved possibly too many cemeteries, but we realized it was very important for us to get the full picture of the war. Transportation was excellent as was the lunch and service at the restaurant. The ceremony at the end of the day was very touching!
A wonderful day for the tour
Ray_C, Sept 2023
The last post at Ypres was very moving as they have done this for over 100 years. It was a amazing day of remembrance.
Wonderful day in Flanders
Alan_H, Sept 2023
Wonderful tour I was worried about the Bruges pick up not knowing the city the free bus took me to the prompt meeting after that it was perfect. The guide was brilliant and the sites unforgettable the last post was as moving as it was perfectly done . Dropped off at Bruges station the end of a perfect day. Just to add the lunch and free drink were quality all in all a perfect experience.
A moving experience
Jeanette_M, Sept 2023
Seeing the short distance between the front lines ie No Man's Land especially after hearing some of the descriptions of the battles. We were there on a beautifully warm, sunny Sunday. The comparison between the calm of the present day and the horrors of trench warfare could not have been more stark. Then seeing the buildings of Ypres, all dating from 1921 but looking original, was just incredible. the ceremony of the Last Post was even more moving at the Menin Gate than it is on Remembrance Sunday.
Great tour, lots of history
Jason_K, Aug 2023
Our guide, Diedrich, was very knowledgeable about the Flanders Fields events and WWI history. It was a packed day with quite a few stops and history all along the way.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Client, Thank you for your feedback! We're delighted to hear that your guide, Diedrich, provided a knowledgeable and insightful tour of Flanders Fields and WWI history. Packed days with numerous stops and historical insights can truly make for a rich and informative experience. If you're looking to explore more historical sites or new destinations in the future, we'd be thrilled to have you join us again for more educational and memorable journeys. Best regards, Team Brussels City Tours
Extraordinary tour
Deborah_G, July 2023
Our guide Deidrich was amazing. He has an extraordinary recall of WW1 facts and stories, and helped me feel the grotesqueness and futility of the war with his calm, insightful commentary. It was a long day, visiting cemeteries, museums, towns that eke history, walking in no-man's land, seeing trenches and Hill 60, balanced with a little free time and capped off with a special, very moving Last Post that went longer than normal. Great air-conditioned bus with good driver.
Memorable day.
Richard_S, June 2023
A most memorable and once in a lifetime experience. Menen Gate for the last post was a particular highlight in a fantastic trip to the battlefields. Friedrich was absolutely outstanding as a guide.
Response from Host, June 2023
Dear client, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent trip to the battlefields. We're thrilled to hear that it was a most memorable and once in a lifetime experience for you. The Menin Gate and the Last Post ceremony are indeed poignant highlights that pay tribute to the fallen. We're glad that you found it particularly moving. We're also delighted to hear that Diederik, your guide, was outstanding. Our guides are passionate about providing informative and meaningful experiences, and it's great to know that Diederik exceeded your expectations. Thank you for choosing our tour and for your kind words. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future and provide you with more fantastic experiences. Best regards, Team Brussels City Tours
Flanders Field Tour - Sobering History for a World Currently Gone Astray
Raj_H, June 2023
Our tour guide (Dietrich) made the experience extremely memorable. He handled the topics of one of history's most somber events with seriousness and respect. At the same time he managed to maintain a wonderful sense of humour in dealing with all of the people on the tour. I highly recommend this tour as a way of better understanding the sacrifices of the young who died to preserve our future, a future that many do not appreciate and far too many take for granted.
Response from Host, June 2023
Dear client, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent tour experience. We're delighted to hear that your tour guide, Diederik, made the experience extremely memorable for you. We deeply value the importance of handling somber historical events with seriousness and respect, and we're glad to know that Diederik demonstrated these qualities. It's also wonderful to hear that he maintained a wonderful sense of humor, creating a balanced and engaging experience for everyone on the tour. Thank you again for your kind words and for choosing our tour. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Best regards, Team Brussels City Tours
Absolutely recommend this...
Linda_A, June 2023
Absolutely recommend this Tour: our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and explained all the sites with a great amount of passion and respect.
Response from Host, June 2023
Dear Client, Thank you for your feedback! We're delighted to hear that you had a positive experience on our tour and that you would absolutely recommend it. Thank you for choosing our tour and for your kind words. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Best regards, Team Brussels City Tours
Expert guide and a better understanding of what happened as a result
Catherine_B, June 2023
A superb guide. The tour gives you a greater understanding of events, by being able to walk where it happened. Did have an aching throat all day from the futility of it all though.
Response from Host, June 2023
Dear Client, Thank you for your feedback! We're glad to hear that you found our guide to be super. It's true that walking in the footsteps of historical events can provide a greater understanding and connection to the past. Thank you for choosing our tour, and we hope that the overall experience was valuable and meaningful to you. Should you have any further comments or questions, please don't hesitate to let us know. Best regards, Team Brussels City Tours
A good trip visiting all the main areas of interest concluding with the last Post at the Menin Gate.
Brian_W, June 2023
Knowledgeable guide, visited many sites, right amount of time at each stop. Lunch included was good.
Response from Host, June 2023
Dear Client, Thank you for your feedback! We're delighted to hear that you had a positive experience on our tour. It's wonderful that you found the guide to be knowledgeable and that the tour covered many interesting sites. We're glad that the amount of time spent at each stop felt just right for you. We're also pleased to hear that you enjoyed the included lunch. Providing a good dining experience is important to us, and we're glad it met your expectations. Thank you for choosing our services, and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again on future tours. Best regards, Team Brussels City Tours
Michaela_K, May 2023
The tour was more than I expected. A lot of stops along the way. Very educational. Lunch was nice The only downfall was that the menin gate is under repairs (2yrs), so you can't see the names. This isn't the tour company's fault. There is a shop that has the photos of the walls on a big screen. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear client, Thank you for your review! We're delighted to hear that the tour exceeded your expectations and provided you with a lot of educational stops along the way. We appreciate your recommendation and are thrilled that you had a positive overall experience. If there's anything else we can assist you with or if you have any further feedback, please don't hesitate to let us know. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Best regards, Brussels City Tours
WW I remembrance tour in the rain, tears of sadness , rain
pliszewski200493, Apr 2023
The crater The ceremony The number of graves & gravesites The number of unidentified graves The guide Deidtrich was very knowledgeable & answered any & all questions that
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Client, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Diederik as your guide. Thank you for choosing us as your tour provider and we hope to welcome you back on another tour soon. Best regards, Team Brussels City Tours
Very moving day
Melanie_S, Oct 2022
Great tour. Very informative. Very moving at the Menim Gate. The Trench was incredible. You see cemeteries on the side of the road and throughput the journey. Tyne Cote was very moving. Disappointed the Museum was not included however.
Our tour guide Jan was...
Bruce_S, Oct 2022
Our tour guide Jan was excellent, very knowledgeable and very detailed oriented. The tour destination was very powerful and moving. The reason we rate this a 4 is that head sets should have been used. There was so much information but a lot was missed because of the size of the group (18) and not everyone was able to keep up with Jan. It was also raining so umbrellas in the way. No matter the size of the group, head sets should be used so everyone gets all the information - after all, that is why we took this tour!! We have done several tours with Viator in the past, in Europe and in Australia, and all have used headsets ….so we just assumed this would be the same. We would not book future tours unless headsets are used
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear customer, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with Brussels City Tours. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction. We will take your comments about the headsets into accounts. We hope to see you again in Brussels in one of our tours. Kind regards, Brussels City Tours
The Ypres part was good.
John, Sept 2022
The Ypres part of the tour was worth experiencing. Sadly we were told to meet our bus at 10:30. After waiting an hour we called (a second time) to learn that the Ypres part of th tour started at 1 pm and to meet our bus then. So we wasted a morning and missed a portion of the tour.
Bruges and Flanders Fields for a day
Tasneem_L, Aug 2022
We loved the tour of Brugge in the beginning of the day. Now knowing the history of Bruges, we are better able to understand the struggle that WW1 placed on so many people. The story told by Stefan from Napolean’s time to 1920s was poignant, leads us to think about today and our current situation with geopolitics. The tour is a long day and not for those who want to rest and you get back late. I do wish there was time for dinner.
Get inside Flanders
Nigel_P, July 2022
Bruges tour very insightful. WW1 background talks on bus / at lunch great. Visits to wide range of sites which gave excellent insight into the insanity of it all. Long day but worth every cent.
World war 1 battlefields tour of Flander from Bruges
Gerald S, Oct 2019
A nice day, full of visits. Made for a long day but was well worth it. "Diederik" was our guide for the day and very well spoken English and very good explanations.

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