7th November 2016

History is a fascinating and diverse subject with such broad topic areas. Choosing the right History based school trip can truly allow students to get to grips with the curriculum and learn firsthand about significant historical events and periods, and the impacts these had on today’s world. We have an extensive range of History related destinations, and you can discover more about these here.  But which History school trips are the most popular and why?


Find out below for our three most popular History destinations that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.


Our top 3 History school trips


Visiting this iconic city brings to life the dramatic events of World War II and will give students a real insight into the Nazi occupation and regime.  Berlin offers a unique opportunity for school groups to experience the history of this city that shaped the world’s history, putting textbook content into a real world context.  In addition, the recently updated curriculum allows you to study the Cold War on the same school trip, allowing you to cover two an extensive curriculum areas in one trip, whilst engaging and exciting your students in Berlin.

Curriculum focus: Nazi Germany, World War II & the Holocaust, Cold War

Suggested visits: Checkpoint Charlie, DDR Museum, TV Tower,  Holocaust Memorial, Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, The Reichstag, Brandenburg gate Topography of terror, Allied Museum.


Ypres & Somme: WW1 Battlefield tour

Visiting the Battlefields of Ypres and Somme allows students to follow in the footsteps of the soldiers. Touring the battlefield with one our experienced guides highlights the physical, social and emotional aspects of War and vividly portrays what war would have been like.  Our expert guides, combined with perfectly crafted itineraries and our free Project Battlefields learning resources help your students get to grips with these tragic, world-changing events that took place over 100 years ago.  By visiting the Battlefields of Ypres and Somme and the associated sites such as Menin Gate, your students will be able to picture and truly understand this period of our recent history.  This is one of the most cost-effective educational visits you can undertake, meaning it is within reach of almost all demographic of school.

Curriculum focus: WW1

Suggested visits: Battlefield site tours (Menin Gate, Essex far) Somme Battlefields, Menin Gate and last post ceremony, In Flanders museum, Hoogee Crator, Hill 60, Vimy Ridge.


Krakow & Aushwtiz

Krakow is one of Europe’s true gems of a city, with medieval streets surrounding the huge market square giving a sense of a fairytale setting.  Yet, the city has some not so hidden scars of a dark past.  Krakow is one of our most visited destinations and is simply one of the most eye opening and curriculum enhancing destinations for any history school trip group. Visiting Krakow will leave students with a lasting impression and showcases the harrowing devastation that occurred during the Nazi atrocities, and this is none more so apparent than at the Auschwitz 1 and Auschwitz 2 sites, which your students will tour as part of your residential trip with Adaptable Travel.  These visits can leave lasting impressions on young minds, which is why we have developed our Project Krakow learning resources which will help guide your students through their Krakow trip experience, and put the sites into context of the war, Nazi occupation and the before and after events of this time period, in a student-friendly manner.

Curriculum focus: The Holocaust, rise of the Nazis, defeat of the Nazis, Jewish persecution

Suggested visits:  Galicia Museum, Wawel Castle, Schindler’s walk + factory, Wielickza Salt mines, Plaszow concentration camps and Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps


You can explore our History school trips in more detail here, or better still contact one of our expert team who will be happy to discuss the needs of your trip. 

Feel free to explore our new History School Tours brochure here.

We look forward to working with you on your next residential visit, wherever it may be to.

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