Ypres & Somme: WW1 Battlefields

Prices from: £155 (2 Days, 1 Night)

For a college trip with great educational value the WWI battlefields of Ypres and The Somme are ideal college trip destinations for pupils looking to gain an understanding of the events of 1914-1918, and experience the conditions of soldiers in trenches.  

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.

Subject focus:
• KS 3-5: Show the conditions of the soldiers in the trenches of World War I
• KS 3-5: Examine the effects of historical trends and events on ordinary people
• KS 3-5: Understand how people respond to traumatic events
• KS 3-5: Recognise the role of World War I in influencing later events Battlefield trips also offer a great MFL opportunity too, offering language immersion.

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London GB
The tour was fantastic! Our guide, Mike, was very knowledgeable and the students got a lot out of it. We had a great itinerary and made it to lots of different sites that we wanted to go to. The organisation was generally very good! Students had a great time and expressed a wish that the tour could have been longer!
Confirmed traveller: 30 June 2018
Published on: 11 July 2018
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Great service and organising
Confirmed traveller: 21 June 2018
Published on: 29 June 2018
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Plymouth GB
Very well put together itinerary, very moving trip and also some 'fun' type visits too to keep the students entertained.
Confirmed traveller: 08 March 2016
Published on: 21 March 2016
Our Battlefield Guides Profiles
All of the battlefields guides we use for our tours are Guild ... Read more
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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 1&2 (Menin Gate Group)

Location: The Poppies Hotel is a tourist class hotel locat... Read more

The Salient Hotel (Menin Gate Group)

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

Peace Village

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

Menin Gate Hostel (Menin Gate Group)

Location: Located in the historical centre of Ypres, just over th... Read more

Old School Haringe (Menin Gate Group)

Location: Located in the town of Haringe, just west of Ypres. Th... Read more

Hotel Gashthof 't Zweerd

Location: Located in the heart of  Ypres, just a minutes walk from the Menin... 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:

• 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

• 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

• Breakfast at accommodation
• Morning visit to Vimy Ridge
• Return to the UK by coach and ferry


(All itineraries are based on the recomendations of our expert guides, however each itinerary will be tailored to your needs). We operate bespoke itineraries for 2-5 days WW1 Battlefield trips. All itineraries are provisional guides and can be tailored to your specific needs. Please contact us for more info.

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