Ypres & Somme WW1 Battlefields Tours

Prices from: £49 (Daytour) From £119 (2 days, 1 night)

With the events of World War One now commencing over 100 years ago, putting the events of the war into perspective for students is not always an easy task.  Adaptable Travel can assist by arranging your bespoke Belgian Battlefields trip to Ypres and The Somme.  We combine a range moving visits supported by our expert guides who bring the whole area alive for your students.  In addition, we have developed our innovative Project Battlefields student and teacher resources to accompany all of our school trips to Ypres and The Somme.

The impact and significance of World War 1 is the foundation of most modern history courses and our First World War school trips are a great way for pupils to experience first-hand what they are being taught in the classroom by taking learning outside the classroom.

Here are 5 reasons to book your Belgian battlefields school trip with Adaptable Travel:

  1. Project Battlefield Resources – for student and teachers
  2. £10 early booking discount – for all trips booked at least 10 months in advance of their departure date
  3. Family & Local Regiment history searches – to help bring battlefield sites to life when visiting
  4. Wreath laying at Menin Gate – a free wreath provided by Adaptable Travel
  5. Free Belgian chocolates – at Chocolates de Groote in Ypres courtesy of Adaptable Travel.

Contact Adaptable Travel and we will help you to organise your perfect Battlefields school trip to Ypres and The Somme.

Teachers rate our Battlefield - Ypres & Somme trips

Ypres &Somme reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Quality of transport
9.4
Quality of accommodation:
9.1
Educational value of tour
9.5
Value for money
9.7
Overall rating
9.5
Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 11 reviews
9 out of 10

David

Plymouth GB
Very well put together itinerary, very moving trip and also some 'fun' type visits too to keep the students entertained.
Confirmed purchase: 08 March 2016
Published on: 21 March 2016
10 out of 10

Frank

Barnsley GB
Super trip, can't fault anything, it all ran like clockwork. Our guide was simply fantastic! The Belgian chocolates also went down a treat with the kids. Very touching moment at Menin Gate wreath laying. Was the first time Ive organised a trip like this, and the help from Adaptable really was crucial.
Confirmed purchase: 08 March 2016
Published on: 21 March 2016
10 out of 10

David

GB
Very good trip, something my students will certainly not forget. Our guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable and on the students wavelength, which is important.
Confirmed purchase: 25 March 2015
Published on: 08 April 2015
Project Battlefields learning resources
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Our Battlefield Guides Profiles
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Chocolaterie Ledoux
Your group can have an hours tour and learn the secrets of traditional cho... Read more
Essex Farm
Essex Farm was the location of an Advanced Dressing Station and now is the site of a... Read more
Family & Local Regiment History Searches
Our expert Battlefield Guides will research regimen... Read more
Great War Historical Museum
Located in the medieval chateau of Peronne, this museum is dedicate... Read more
Hill 60
The scene of desperate fighting between British and German armies. During World War I,... Read more
Hill 62 and Sanctuary Wood Museum
Hill 62 is one of the few places on the Ypres Salient battlef... Read more
Hooge Crater
Hooge is a small village on the Menin Road and was the location of fierce fightin... Read more
In Flanders Field Exhibition
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Lochnagar Crater
100m in diameter and 30m deep, Lochnagar Crater is the largest British mine crater on the Western Front and is one of the most popular sites to visit, receiving over 75,000 visitors a year.
Menin Gate & The Last Post Ceremony
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Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
Set up in the historical castle of Zonnebeke just outside of... Read more
Newfoundland Memorial Park
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Notre Dame de Lorette
Is one of the major French National Memorials. The remains of nearly 43,0... Read more
Somme 1916 Museum in Albert
Located in the medieval chateau of Peronne, this museum is dedicate... Read more
Thiepval Memorial
The Thiepval Memorial is a colossal brick structure that commemorates the names of over 72,000 British soldiers whose bodies were never found and have no known grave.
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Tyne Cot Cemetery is located 9 Kms north-east of Ieper town centre, and cons... Read more
Vimy Ridge and Canadian Memorial
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Waterloo 1815
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Ypres Lodge Hostel, 2*

Location: Located adjacent to the Flanders Lodge Hotel, your group will be loca... Read more

The Poppies Hotel, Tourist Class

Location: The Poppies Hotel is a tourist class hotel located to the m... Read more

Ypres Salient School Hotel

Location: Less than a minute away from the heart of life and excitement in... Read more

Peace Village

Location: Located in rural Messines, Belgium’s smallest town, within 10 minutes drivin... Read more

Menin Gate School Hotel

Location: Located in the historical centre of Ypres.
Student Rooming: Mult... Read more

Destination Pack
To assist you with planning the most relevant and appropriate itinerary for your students, a Leisure & Learning destination pack complete with a full excursion list including curriculum area recommendations will be sent with every quote.

Our tours are of great educational value and tie within the standard requirements of the National curriculum.  Students can develop their understanding of the events leading up to and during WWI by visiting the many battlefield sites, memorials and cemeteries in the Somme and Ypres areas.

Suggested 3 day tour of Belgium Battlefields:

DAY 1

  • Depart UK early morning by coach and ferry
  • Arrive in Ypres for a guided tour of the battlefield sites (Menin Gate, Essex Farm, Tyne Cot Cemetary) rounded off with a visit to Hill 60 and Sanctuary Wood Museum
  • Early evening visit to the Menin Gate for the Last Post Ceremony
  • Arrive at your accommodation

 

DAY 2

  • Breakfast at accommodation
  • Morning exploration of Ypres (In Flanders Museum)
  • Afternoon of The Somme battlefield sites (Thiepval Memorial, Newfoundland Park and Musee Somme 1916)
  • Evening meal at accommodation
  • Optional ten-pin bowling

 

DAY 3

  • Breakfast at accommodation
  • Morning visit to Chocolaterie Peter de Groote for chocolate tasting and souvenir shopping.
  • Then, proceed to visit Vimy Ridge
  • Return to the UK by coach and ferry

 

All itineraries are based on the recommendations of our expert guides, however each itinerary will be tailored to your needs. We operate bespoke itineraries for 1-5 days WW1 Battlefield trips. All itineraries are provisional guides and can be tailored to your specific needs.

Please contact us for more information and let Adaptable Travel tailor make your next school Battlefields trip.

5 Reasons to Book a Battlefield Trip with us

1.  ‘PROJECT BATTLEFIELDS’ RESOURCES

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