The Battle of Waterloo
A spectacular commemoration of the 200th anniversary of this momentous battle.
1815’s Battle of Waterloo has gone down in history as one of the landmark events in Britain’s long military career. The battle was fought on the 18th of June 1815 between the French, led by Napoleon Bonaparte and the Allied forces (a coalition of British, German, Dutch and Belgian soldiers), led by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, the commander of the Prussian army, who was 72 at the time of the Battle of Waterloo and the only man to have beaten Napoleon more than once. The defeat of the French drew to a close 23 years of conflict and Napoleon’s exile to St Helena where he died 6 years later. Wellington returned to Britain to become Prime Minister in 1828. This superb tour sees the re-enactment of the battle with displays of the bivouacs and recreation of the day to day routine of the armies which vividly bring the history to life. Our tour includes seated tickets to the sound & light show, the two main re-enactment events as well as tours of the site in the company of Napoleonic expert, Dr Anne Anderson whose wit and insight will add to the poignancy and fascination of the events. Add to this some free time in the European capital, Brussels, one of Europe’s most under-rated cities and this is a tour to savour. The next re-enactment does not take place for another decade so don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to relive history.
- Return Eurostar from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet to Brussels
- Four nights' accommodation with breakfast at the four-star Marivaux Hotel, Brussels, based on shared occupancy of a twin/double room
- Welcome drink, lecture and dinner with wine on the first evening at the hotel
- Transfers and full touring itinerary as detailed in the itinerary
- Category B (lower level) seated ticket to the Sound and Light Show
- Two battle re-enactments at Waterloo
- Tour manager throughout
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