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Waterloo Tour

Waterloo Re-enactment

Waterloo Tour: Suggested Three-Day Itinerary

Day One (Outward):  Local pick-up & travel to Dover. Ferry to Calais. Onward travel to your accommodation in Brussels or Antwerp (3* B&B for two nights). Check-in & evening free. (Note:  This itinerary can be adapted for groups wishing to travel via P&O North Sea Ferries sailing overnight from Hull. Please ask our staff for details).

Day Two (Waterloo):  Tour of the battlefield of Waterloo with one of our guides. Visits to: 
  • Mont St Jean Ridge:  Wellington's army; his tactics; Allied dispositions at Waterloo
  • La Belle Alliance:  Napoleon's HQ; his tactics, French deployment & the Grand Battery
  • Wounded Eagle Memorial:  The Memorial to the last stand of Napoleon's Imperial Guard
  • Plancenoit:  The crucial importance of the Prussians to the outcome of Waterloo
  • Hougoumont Farm:  The diversionary attack & McDonnell's defence of the farm
  • Picton Monument:  D'Erlon's attack on Wellington's centre & the British cavalry charge
  • The Sandpit:  The 95th Rifles at Waterloo
  • La Haye Sainte:  The importance of the farm & the role of the King's German Legion 
  • Mercer's Battery:  Ney's cavalry charges against the British squares
  • Lion Mound & Panorama:  The Allied right wing & the crisis of the battle
  • The Ohain Road:  The defeat of the Imperial Guard & the climax of the battle
  • Wellington Museum:  The museum is housed in Wellington's former Headquarters
Return to accommodation & evening free.

Day Three (Return): Depart for Calais & ferry crossing to Dover. Return to your local drop-off point. A hypermarket visit can be included en-route, time permitting (Sundays excluded).

Longer Tours:  Add a day to this tour & examine the whole campaign with visits to the crossroads at Quatre Bras & the battlefield at Ligny. Alternatively you could include a day in Antwerp or Bruges.    

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