Walking tour of the Battle of Waterloo, on the 208th anniversary free.
The Battle of Waterloo Waterloo occurred on Sunday 18th June 1815. Exactly 208 years later on Sunday 18th June 2023 we have the opportunity to retell the story of one of the most important events in European history, now famous for the deeds that occurred on the slopes of Mt St Jean, south of Waterloo.
Join Marcus Cribb as he brings alive the events of that day, where Wellington's Anglo-Allied army stood against Napoleon Bonaparte's force, both awaiting the Prussians or reinforcements that would swing the day.
Hear about the grand strategy & also accounts from men who survived on that bloody field.
Your guide, Marcus Cribb is a passionate military historian, who will focus on bringing events to life, it is a great opportunity to join a guided walk with someone experienced in the subject, having been the Manager of Apsley House (the Duke of Wellington's home), a podcaster, blogger & battlefield guide.
*This is a free walking tour, admission to the museums is extra & not included in the time it takes on this trip.
*If you wish to tip you're guide at the end, that is welcome, but up to you, for all purposes this is free. Please also arrange your own insurance to cover your trip as needed.
All transport is by foot, on tarmac, cobbles & unmade tracks. Walking boots or sturdy shoes recommended.
There is one break at Cafe Velo (Plancenoit) to purchase drink/lunch & use the toilets (for paying customers) otherwise there are no facilities between the start & finish. You're recommended to use the cafe as a paying customer (as your guide will be) & carry water/chocolate bar with you.
The majority of the walk is, by nature outside, so please bring clothing suitable for the weather, hat, suncream, coat etc.
Tour will be solely in English (with some humour included)
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