The Christmas Truce

3 days /2 nights

From only £199pp

Overview

3 days /2 nights From only £199pp

On Christmas Eve 1914 guns fell silent and the sounds of Christmas carols could be heard from the German lines. Curious soldiers on both sides peered above the trenches. What happened next is arguably one of the most extraordinary events in World History and has been described as “a moment of humanity in a time of carnage”. This tour, running throughout December, focuses on the Christmas Truce of 1914. See the site of the truce in Messines during your specialist guided tour and torchlit remembrance walk. Groups can also enjoy the atmospheric traditional Christmas Markets and ice rink on the town square in Ypres.

Curriculum focus

  • KS3 curriculum’s changing nature of conflict and cooperation between countries and peoples
  • Edexcel GCSE History A: War and the transformation on British Society 1903-1928
  • OCR GCE History A: Peace and War. International Relations 1890 – 1941
  • OCR GCSE History B: Causes and events of the First World War (1890-1918)

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Use of the coach during the tour
  • Return ferry crossing via Dover / Calais
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Travel to Ypres. Evening torchlit remembrance walk.

  • Day 2

    Morning Christmas Truce guided tour. Afternoon at Christmas markets. Restaurant evening meal then participate in the Last Post ceremony with a poppy wreath to lay.

  • Day 3

    Morning visit to In Flanders Fields Museum. Depart Ypres and return to school.

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