WWI Battlefield sites

3 days /2 nights

From only £229pp

Overview

3 days /2 nights From only £229pp

This tour is designed to give your pupils an insight into the development of the War starting with the early battles in the Salient, the battle for the Somme in 1916 and the final battles at Messines and Passchendaele. A broad ranging tour for pupils studying WWI.

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
  • 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. Afternoon visit to the in Flanders Fields Museum for an interactive introduction to WWI. Evening meal at a local restaurant.

  • Day 2

    Meet your guide for a 3 hour tour of the key sites and cemeteries. Visit the newly refurbished Passchendaele Dug Out Experience. Restaurant evening meal then visit the Menin Gate for the Last Post ceremony.

  • Day 3

    Morning guided tour of the Somme. Return to school.

Accommodation

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.