Tours

Waterloo - A Battle of Giants


Half-day Tours
Departure 13:15

Friday only in July, August and September - Duration 5h

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It might be 200 years since the Battle of Waterloo, but those nine hours of bloodshed and the final defeat of Napoleon completely changed the course of history.

Waterloo is so close to Brussels that it is a ‘must-see’ while you are here.

During the 20 kilometres drive to the battlefield our guide offers you a full account of the prelude of the combat and you will also learn how the battle developped. We visit Napoleon’s headquarters and also drive past the historical farms that were strongholds of the Duke of Wellington’s  army.

We take ample time to visit the Waterloo Memorial Site where you can dive into a unique multi-sensorial experience of the battle itself. You will marvel at the Panorama, an immense fresco measuring 110 metres in circumference that narrates the crucial phases of the battle. The Lion's Mound boasts unique views over the battlefield after a memorable ascension.

Your visit ends on a lighter note. During the battle Saint John’s Farm housed the allied hospital where 7000 wounded soldiers were treated. Now it is home to a microbrewery that brews Waterloo, the Beer of Bravery. After a brief visit to the brewery explaining the brewing process you relax and enjoy one of the five beers that are produced on site.

BRUSSELS CITY TOURS
Grasmarkt, 82, Rue du Marché aux Herbes
B 1000 BRUSSELS (Belgium)

0032 (0)2/513.77.44