Depart from your Brussels hotel in a luxurious private minivan and enjoy the scenery during the short drive south to Waterloo. Listen as your private guide takes you back to the 1815 and sets the scene for one of European history’s most bloody battles.
Listen to the casualties and historical context of the Battle of Waterloo then visit the Wellington Museum to see where strategic battle plans were brainstormed. See the former headquarters of Napoleon and absorb panoramic vistas of the surrounding scenery atop Lion Hill, a man-made mound erected to honor William II of the Netherlands.
Next, return to the minivan and take a tour of the battlefield upon which the violent fight occurred; hear about some of the most gruesome occurrences and visit a series of farm buildings that provided refuge to the Duke of Wellington’s soldiers during the fight. Take a moment of quiet reflection at the Gordon Monument, a sculpture that commemorates fallen soldiers, then return to your vehicle enriched by your newfound historical knowledge.