Holiday Itinerary - Bruges & Battlefields of Flanders

Day 1: UK to Bruges

We drive through the UK and cross the channel to Calais before driving to the Novotel Bruges Centrum, our base for the next 4 nights.

Days 2 to 4: WWI Battlefields and Bruges

Accompanied by our expert battlefi elds tour guide, we will visit key sites of the Flanders battlefi elds area. We will also visit the Passchendaele Museum where you are taken on a journey through one of the bloodiest battles of WWI. Walk through the Dugout Experience and the Trench Experience as well as the main museum building. We visit more of Flanders’ key battlefi elds, before we make our way to Ypres. This town is perhaps best known as the site of many dramatic First World War battles, and where countless British soldiers fought and died. Enjoy a visit to the In Flanders’ Fields Museum, situated in the cloth hall of Ypres, with many interesting exhibits. From Ypres you can explore further on our optional excursion to the Hooge Crater. We take dinner in a local restaurant this evening before attending the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate, placed in honour of those who perished with no known graves. Visit the city of Bruges, where you can enjoy free time exploring the delights of this charming medieval city. Maybe see Bruges from a different perspective on a canal cruise. This afternoon from Bruges you can choose to join our optional excursion to Sluis over the Dutch border. (B,D)

Days 5: Bruges to UK

We retrace our steps back to Calais today, before our return crossing and continue home. (B)

Departure dates & prices 2018 Bruges & Battlefields of Flanders (5 days) - 5% discount on all dates

Shearings brochure price from £379

Travel 55 discount price from  £361

Tel Shearings reservations on 0844 824 3535 and quote Travel 55 ref: S9990 + tour code ECFEBAC

*The prices quoted here are based on Shearings lead in prices and will fluctuate as and when departure dates are taken up. For the latest up to date prices check with Shearings when you book. Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code S9990 to receive your 5% discount. Tel Shearings reservations on 0844 824 3535.

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5 Days by Coach: Hol. Code: ECBEBAC | Dep. Code: X | Discount prices from only  £361
• 4 nights daily breakfast, 3 dinners
• 3 included excursions
• Departs: Sunday

Single room supplement £169 

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room. B,D: breakfast & dinner. * Tour available from departure code Y.

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Bruges & Battlefields of Flanders

5 Day Coach Holidays - 5% Discount

Prices from only £361

Combine a break in Bruges with a visit to historic Flanders, where opposing troops fought along a series of trenches during World War I. Visit the In Flanders Field Museum to gain an insight into the ‘War To End All Wars’. 

To book this Bruges & Battlefields of Flanders short break with Shearings call them direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote the Travel 55 discount code S9990 to receive the 5% discount.

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Travel 55 offer you 5% discount on Shearings holidays and tours. To book, call Shearings direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote S9990 for the Travel 55 discount price. 

Holiday Highlights

  • Appreciate the delights of medieval Bruges
  • Benefit from the services of a knowledgeable Battlefields Guide
  • Gain an insight into the Great War at the In Flanders Field Museum
  • Visit a selection of cemeteries and key sites of the Flanders battlefields
  • Experience the Last Post at Ypres’ Menin Gate

Included Excursions

Full day: Flanders

Discover the poignant history of the Flanders region with our guide as we visit the Passchendaele Memorial Museum and cemeteries including Essex Farm, Langemarck and Lissjenthoek. We also have time in Ypres and Popperinge.

Full day: Flanders and Last Post

Today we visit Tyne Cot cemetery and the In Flanders Field Museum, before heading to Ypres for dinner this evening locally, before the Last Post ceremony.

Full day: Bruges

Enjoy a day at leisure to discover the beautiful city of Bruges.

Staying at Novotel Bruges Centrum, Bruges

Well-located within walking distance of the city’s main sights and attractions.

  • All bedrooms have airconditioning, mini-bar, telephone, television, safe and hairdryer
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Heated outdoor pool (open approx mid-Apr – mid-Sep)
  • Official three-star rating


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