WATERLOO – the bicentennial anniversary of the famous battle
We leave Brussels directly in the direction of Waterloo and during the short trip a DVD will give us more information about the battle. We drive along the Wellington Museum - situated in the center of Waterloo – towards the battlefield.
Here our small vehicle has the advantage to make a driving tour of the battlefield possible, and this from east to west and from north to south. We start our exploration with the eastern corner of the battlefield and see the “Ferme de la PAPELOTTE” and the famous sunken road that was so heavy in casualties for the French Cavalry. Back to the center of the battlefield and passing the Gordon monument, the monument of the Hanovrians and the “LA HAIE SAINTE” Farm, theatre of heavy fighting resulting that the Farm was only taken by Napoleon in the very late afternoon. Close to the “BELLE ALLIANCE” farm (Napoleon’s headquarter) we have an outlook from the same observation point that Napoleon used. Then, in the village of Plancenoit, we reach the monument for the Prussians : a turning point in the battle, as we can see the eastern fields from where the Prussians were coming, despite being beaten 2 days earlier in Ligny. This arrival at the “good place and the good time” and the fantastic defense of Hougoumont have been crucial in the result of the battle. Then we drive to the very interesting new visitor center, putting the Battle in a more general European perspective - you can assist to a fabulous presentation of the Battle in 4D. Of course you can climb the Lion Hill and visit the Panorama painting.
But the highlight is without any doubt the presentation at the grange of HOUGOUMONT farm, on the spot where 200 years ago the battle in the battle took place. By using new technologies you will get a very impressive end of your visit.
Departures : twice every Saturday from 1st of April till 21st of October
Departure time :
- Pickup at your hotel at 08.30 or at 08.45 in front of Hotel Hilton at Central Station.
- Drop off at Central Station/Grand Place (No return to your hotel).
- Language: English
- Afternoon (not in October):
- Pickup at 14.00 in front of Hotel Hilton at Central Station, not at your hotel.
- Drop off at your hotel or Grand Place.
- Languages: English and French
Price: €95 per person. This price includes the global entrance ticket to the Memorial museum Waterloo, access to the Lion Hill, the Panorama Painting and the Hougoumont Farm