Your visit first takes you to a very moving German Cemetery, from where we drive to a section of the WW1 trenches. You visit the Monument of the ‘Brooding Soldier’, which commemorates the sacrifice of 2,000 Canadian soldiers during the first German gas attack. After a set lunch in Ypres your guide takes you to the outstanding Flanders Fields museum. You will hear the touching stories behind four years of trench war. Next, our coach takes you to Passchendaele and the Tyne Cot Cemetery which is the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world. You will also visit Essex Farm Cemetery. This was the dressing station where Dr. John McCrae wrote the famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields’
• 13 hours
Your cruise shuttle to Bruges provides a two-way shuttle service from your cruise ship to Bruges and back to Zeebrugge. The shuttles run at regular intervals (maximum waiting time 30 minutes), so there is no delay in getting to Bruges and back from your cruise ship. Shuttles leave Zeebrugge between 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (midday), and return from Bruges in the afternoon. The schedule in the afternoon depends on the departure time of your cruise ship. First bus back: 4 hours prior to final embarkment/ last bus back: 1 hour prior to final embarkment. Shuttles every 30 minutes. Earn your money back and travel ‘free’ to Bruges with our Benefit Card! After all, when you travel with us, your ticket automatically allows you to enjoy various discounts and advantages in the best shops in Bruges and Zeebruges.
• 20 minutes
Explore Flanders’ World War I battlefields on a full-day tour from Bruges, following in the footsteps of soldiers from around the world. With an expert guide at your side, put the scale of Belgian’s WWI battles into a semblance of perspective with visits to poignant memorials in the area around Ypres. Discover dignified tributes at sites like the German Military Cemetery of Vladslo and Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, and then relax over lunch in Passchendaele’s Old Cheese Factory. Visit In Flanders’ Field Museum, and finish by attending the Last Post Ceremony in Ypres.
• 11 hours
Ready to fall under the spell of charming Bruges? Your local host has the magic key to unravel the highlights & hidden gems of this medieval city while avoiding the tourist crowds. Enjoy an easy-going route like a true local on a private & customized tour around your wishes!
• 3 hours
Learn about the heroes and myths of Bruges that help make this medieval city magical. Join your local and knowledgeable guide for a brief and private walking tour (with no more than 4 people), where you will explore the history of this beautiful city.
• 2 hours
Enjoy a 40 minute guided boat trip in the historical heart of Ghent with live explanations. Departure is from one of the most beautiful spots in the city, the Graslei which is the medieval port in the centre of Ghent. There are open and covered boats at your disposal.
• 40 minutes
For curious beer lovers, Ghent is a lovely city that bears all the needed settings to satisfy your desire for new brewing sensations. Learn everything about Belgian beer and its various sorts. Your guide gladly introduces you to the empire of Belgian beer with a unique nightlife experience, accompanied by the Belgian touch of beer history and taste. Be taken into a wonderful atmosphere of Ghentís finest bars where you will be able to savor the most exclusive beers in the world. Hear more about the malted, hoppy, or flowery tastes of Belgian fruity, sour, brown or blond beer. Get ready to be surprised.
• 2.5 hours
Fancy tasting the best food Bruges has to offer? This 2 hour private tour with your local hosts will do just that. Stroll through the city and take some stops at the best local bakeries, chocolate shops and bars where locals like to go away from the tourist areas. Discover the secret garden and see how the locals live.
• 2 hours
Stand on Messines ridge where the New Zealand Corps launched the attack after the explosion of the 19 mines. You will visit Passendale, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Gravenstafel and many other places in which the ANZAC Corps was involved.
• 12 hours
Stand in the tunnels in Vimy, walk in the trenches where Canadian troops stood in April 1917. See the CWGC's largest cemetery in Europe, come to see the Brooding Soldier where the first gas attack took place. Attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres. See the dressing station where John McRae wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields".
• 10 hours