the bicentennial anniversary of the famous battle
We leave Brussels directly in the direction of the Center of Waterloo, and pass the Wellington museum .
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 only 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 the 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.
Brussels Waterloo tour: practical information
Not included : Global entrance ticket to the Memorial museum in Waterloo, access to the Lion, the Panorama and the Hougoumont Farm: 15 €, eventual lunch at leisure
- Waterloo tour: 4hr45
- Waterloo & Brussels city tour: 7hr45
- Waterloo tour: 09.00 or 14.00
- Waterloo & Brussels city tour: 09.00
- max 3 persons: € 440
- max 4 persons: € 490
- max 6 persons: € 570
Waterloo & Brussels City Tour:
- max 3 persons: € 690
- max 4 persons: € 740
- max 6 persons: € 830