Note – Suitable for groups of 4 to 50 people.
Timings – Available as either a four or six hour or full day format. (Note the full day itinerary is outlined below).
Summary – Welcome to Poperinge, Belgium’s foremost hop growing and beer brewing town in Flanders Fields. During WW1, Poperinge was one of the few unoccupied regions of Flanders. It was a British garrison town or the first stop behind hell. The town rose to a population of a quarter of a million soldiers from all corners of the globe, which has ensured that the town has a unique and special history. This tour explores that unique history with a walking tour of the town, a visit to Talbot House (a former recreational club house for all soldiers), a picnic of local produce as well as an opportunity to indulge in some of the town’s special local experiences and culture.
Picnic with Local Produce
While at Talbot House, relax and reflect in the lovely gardens with a delicious picnic featuring local produce, including freshly baked bread, meats and cheeses, tasty condiments, farm yoghurt topped off by one of the many local beers. As you enjoy your picnic, you will be entertained on the historic piano with tunes enjoyed by the troops over 100 years ago.
Beat the Locals at Their Own Game
The best way to meet the locals is the local village pub. Here’s a unique and special opportunity to participate in some local pub games and activities known as ‘’volksspelen”. With a glass of local beer or picon in hand, try your hand at something new, only found in Poperinge!
Ice-Cream Experience: Hops in Pops
Opening in January 2021, explore a new ice-creamery in Poperinge. All products are locally made with local ingredients. Tastings abound with many unique flavours specific to this part of Flanders – ice-cream made with beer – yes, only in Belgium!
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