WWI Battlefield sites

3 days /2 nights

From only £219pp

Overview

3 days /2 nights From only £219pp

This tour is designed to give your pupils an insight into the Causes and events of the First World War, The Impact and Experience of War and The Changing Nature of Warfare, starting with the early battles in the Salient, the battle for the Somme in 1916 and the final battles at Messines and Passchendaele.

Your pupils will benefit from visiting a number of important historical sites in the Ypres Salient and the Somme including the Passchendaele Museum, with its reconstructed dugouts and trenches, Tyne Cot British Cemetery, the interactive In Flanders Fields Museum, Lochnagar Crater and the new visitor centre at Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.

“The accommodation was particularly fantastic and we were very pleased with the professional driver”. 

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Curriculum focus

  • AQA GCSE History B: Origins of the First World War
  • Edexcel GCSE History A: War and the transformation of British society 1903-1928 / The part played by the British on the Western Front
  • OCR GCSE History B: Causes and events of the First World War 1890-1918
  • OCR GCE History A: Peace & War International Relations 1890-1941

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Return ferry crossing via Dover / Calais
  • Hotel Accommodation on a Half Board basis
  • Entry to In Flanders Fields Museum, Passchendaele Museum and Wellington Quarry
  • Poppy Wreath to lay at Last Post Ceremony
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Vamoos Travel App
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:8 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Travel to Ypres. Visit the reconstructed trenches and Dugouts at the Passchendaele Museum followed by Tyne Cot Cemetery. Evening meal and activities at hotel.

  • Day 2

    Breakfast at hotel. Board coach and drive to the Somme to visit Wellington Quarry, Newfoundland Park, Lochnagar Crater, Thiepval. Evening meal at hotel.

    Visit the Menin Gate and lay a Poppy Wreath at the Last Post Ceremony.

  • Day 3

    Breakfast at hotel. Board coach and visit In Flanders Fields Museum. Return to school.

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Enhance your trip

  • War memorial (inscribed with 54,896 names) dedicated to the soldiers who fought and were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are unknown.
  • This site is an explosion crater, an underground explosive charge was secretly planted by the British during the First World War, ready for the first day on the Somme.
  • Museum houses a collection of weapons, war equipment as well as reconstructions of war scenes. A new medical exhibition includes an original motor ambulance and groups also have the option of a guided tour of the reconstructed trenches and to hold authentic WW1 kit.
  • The German war cemetery of Langemark is near the village of Langemark in the Belgian province of West Flanders. More than 44,000 soldiers are buried here. The village was the scene of the first gas attacks by the German army, marking the beginning of the Second Battle of Ypres in April 1915.