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Recommend Tour groups to Flanders fields from Brugge

We are planning a day trip from our B and B in Brugge to Flanders fields and need tour operator recommendations.
We will be traveling mid-April. Might or might not include nighttime ceremony--should we include?

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We just returned from Belgium and stayed in Bruges. We spent a day touring Flanders Fields with Quasimodo Tours. It was an excellent experience. We did spend time at the Menin Gate, but did not stay for the Last Post. It meant arriving back in Bruges quite late.

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Thanx for prompt response.

Did you feel like you saw everything without staying for the night ceremony?

Posted by
248 posts

We recently had a good experience with Quasimodo Tours, who picked us up at our Brugge hotel.

I suggest that you not be put off by the less-than-modern nature of their website; for example, you can't book a date or pay online. They're worth the bother. If you first correspond with them by email, indicate a date, and then comply with their emailed instructions for you to call them the day before pick-up, all will be well.

Staying for the night-time ceremony will make for a late night getting back to Brugge and you won't get dropped off at your Brugge hotel, so you'll have to walk back to your hotel, at night, from the Brugge central drop off point. We passed on that, but a number of people do it, perhaps especially those with a stronger personal connection to the various Battles, such as having a relative who fought or died there (I understand that a number of tourists from Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, Belgium, etc. have relatives who fought and/or were killed in the five battles fought in the area from 1914 - 1918).

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Another one who enjoyed Quasimodo’s tour. We saw no reason to stick around for the night ceremony since it was chilly and we have seen similar ceremonies elsewhere. We made our reservation at the tourist information center at the concert hall while walking to our B&B from the train station, but paid at the end of the tour. We visited this past March.