World War I Centenary

  • Fantastic opportunity to take part in WWI Centenary
  • Lovely coastline and picture-book cities
  • Unique combined music and history tour

Be part of history on our unique World War I concert tour. Multi-cultural and multi-lingual Belgium is the perfect close-to-home touring destination. In this specially-created tour, groups will have the opportunity to play at the Last Post at the Menin Gate, which is always a very humbling and moving experience. In addition to some lovely outdoor concerts, students will enjoy a lively programme of excursions in and around this vibrant city as well as visits to some of WWI’s famous battlefields.

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Be part of history on our unique World War I concert tour. Multi-cultural and multi-lingual Belgium is the perfect close-to-home touring destination. In this specially-created tour, groups will have the opportunity to play at the Last Post at the Menin Gate, which is always a very humbling and moving experience. In addition to some lovely outdoor concerts, students will enjoy a lively programme of excursions in and around this vibrant city as well as visits to some of WWI’s famous battlefields.

Extra Activities/Excursions

Extra Activities/Excursions

  • Bellewaerde Park: an exciting animal and theme park.
  • Chocolaterie: enjoy a mouth watering visit to this chocolate makers in Bruges.
  • Brussels: see the Grand’Place and the excellent Musical Instruments Museum.
  • Ypres: hire bikes and enjoy a tour around this lovely city or cycle to the battlefields.
  • Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 (Zonnebeke): A fascinating museum that keeps the memory of one of the War’s most memorable battles alive through images, films historical artefacts and life-like-dioramas. Students can dress up as a soldier to live the experience fully.
  • In Flanders Fields Museum: an amazing interactive museum, which shows how the war affected this town and its community.
  • Allied cemeteries: such as Essex Farm and Tyne Cot (Passchendaele), the largest British Military Cemetery in the world where 11,956 soldiers are buried.

Where to stay

Groups will be based around Ypres, Ostend, Blankenberge, Bruges, Passchendaele, Langemark or Tournai. Meals: Full board

Concerts

As well as playing at the Last Post, Northern Belgium offers lots of wonderful open air concert opportunities for our groups. Perform in one of the busy seaside towns, in bandstands or in the town centres where you’re always assured of an appreciative audience.

Sample Itinerary (Band*)

Day one

A day in Bruges. Visit the chocolate factory and take a boat trip on the canal. Visit a local brewery in the afternoon or just stroll around Bruges.  Afternoon outdoor concert in a busy seaside town. In the evening enjoy some bowling.

Day two

A day at Ypres. Visit the Flanders Field Museum  or one of the famous Allied cemeteries of which there are over 160. Early afternoon outdoor concert in Ypres. In the evening enjoy a meal out in a local restaurant. Performance at the Last Post ceremony at 8pm.

Day three

The morning spent at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 (Zonnebeke). Mid afternoon outdoor concert in busy seaside town or in Wallonia’s most touristy town. Enjoy an evening disco at your accommodation.

* If you are a different ensemble type, please ask us for a sample itinerary.

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