Return Trip: Nieuwpoort, via Veurne & Ieper
Allow 4 to 5 nights
Leaving the beaches of Nieuwpoort astern, you drive the boat inland to Ypres to get steeped in World War I history.
The Little Flanders Short Break overview
The buglers gather before you under the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres (Ielper), and you listen as they play the Last Post to honour the soldiers who died in World War I. The bugling has been a tradition since 1928, and you find it moving. Flanders river cruising is like that. The past emerges at every turn in historic cities, looming castles and waterfront bistros where you sip a Flemish red!