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The Battle of Waterloo

Brussels 3 nights Price from £1,798 per person
Departs: 26 Apr 2024
Departs: 26 Apr 2024

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The Battle of Waterloo was one of the epic contests of all time with the three greatest generals of the age present along with 200,000 troops from nine countries. The outcome of the battle was perched on a knife edge until the very last hour of daylight. The cost was high; more than 50,000 casualties in an area of just three square miles, but Napoleon was ultimately defeated and exiled for the remainder of his life, allowing the British Empire to establish a powerful hegemony over the following hundred years.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return standard premier class Eurostar
  • Three nights' accommodation with breakfast
  • Two dinners and one lunch
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities
  • The services of a Kirker Tour Lecturer


  • Day 1 - Eurostar to Brussels & introductory talk

    We travel by Eurostar from London St. Pancras to Brussels and stay for three nights at Rocco Forte’s 5* Hotel Amigo. Sir Rocco’s sister Olga Polizzi has created a hotel of understated luxury, in one of the city’s best locations; just behind the Grand’Place and City Hall. Decorated with prints from Belgian artists such as Broodthaers and Magritte, there is a popular bar and a wonderful Italian restaurant, Bocconi. On the first evening, Hugh will give an introductory talk on the battle before dinner.
  • Day 2 - Battlefield of Waterloo

    We depart for Waterloo after breakfast on the second day and will visit a number of viewing points including Napoleon’s command at La Belle Alliance and Wellington’s command at La Haie. We will visit Hougoumont and Wellington’s ridge from where he witnessed the defeat of Napoleon’s cavalry and his Imperial Guard. The day ends with a visit to the Wellington Museum in the original coaching inn that was Wellington’s HQ before and after the battle.
  • Day 3 - The Battles of Quatre Bras & Ligny

    Our third day will include visits to the sites of two battles fought against the French two days before Waterloo. Napoleon intended to split the Coalition forces by securing the crossroads at Quatre Bras and then defeating the Prussian army under Field Marshal Blücher, before pivoting to face Wellington. In the event, although Napoleon’s troops defeated part of the Prussian army at the Battle of Ligny, this was the last victory in Napoleon’s military career.
  • Day 4 - Return to London

    There will be free time in Brussels on the final day before we leave for London on a mid-afternoon train to London.

Flight Details

Depart London St Pancras 13:01, arrive Brussels 16:06
Depart Brussels 14:52, arrive London St Pancras 15:57
Times subject to change – flights from regional airports available upon request.

Departure Dates and Prices

Our prices are per person, based on the shared occupancy of a twin/double room. Supplement for single occupancy as shown.

26 Apr 2024

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Price from£1798

Single Supp.£390

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Highly Recommended
Brussels, Belgium, Europe

A member of Rocco Forte Hotels, the Amigo is in one of the city’s best locations; just behind the Grand’Place and City Hall.

Hugh Macdonald-Buchanan

Hugh MacDonald-Buchanan

Tour Leader

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