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WW1 landmarks

my wife and i will be based in brussels for 5-6 days in late february 2020 - i very much want to tour the WW1 monuments, battlefields, etc - ypres, flanders and the rest - can anyone recommend a day tour that doesn't cost in excess of $1000 - viatpur doesn't operate in february, though i haven't been thrilled using them in the past - far too many people at a time.
all suggestions are most appreciated.
joel

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i appreciate your quick reply and the links - unfortunately, it seems that there are no tours
offered in february - the prices listed are ideal, however.
joel

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Joel the Quasimodo tour has WW1 February scheduled tours but you have to train to Bruges to get on that tour. You can train from Brussels to Bruges for the day and take part of the tour and return to Brussels in the evening. That is your best option. The price is reasonable as well.

https://www.quasimodo.be/battlefield-tour.php

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Hello Joel.
Unfortunately Chris and Milena with Lest We Forget Tours have retired. Other guides I was in touch with a couple years ago were at
2xplore.be and camalou.com. You might give them a try. It may not work for you but if you can see the Menin Gate ceremony as well as the
In Flanders Fields Museum.
Gerard

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We used this company and thoroughly enjoyed our day: https://www.ypres-fbt.com/

You would have to inquire directly with them to see if they’re offering tours. I recommend giving yourself time in Ypres for the museum as well.

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We took the Quasimodo tour from Bruges last year, in March, and recommend it. We picked up our tickets at the tourist office at the concert hall near the train station. We were picked up at our hotel at 8 or 9am and returned at 6pm.

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We just returned from the Quasimodo tour of Flanders Fields, and I also highly recommend it! It was 150 euros/couple.

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Yes, you can drive but we didn't plan to have a car. Also, there are so many different areas to see it really was quite a lot of driving around, and the tour was simply more convenient for us. It also included a lot of history & local facts shared by the guide as we drove, which was great. Frankly, we're not generally "tour" people, but this was perfect for us to be led around that day.