Ypres & Somme: WW1 Battlefields School Trips

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Bespoke School Trips to 

Battlefields - Ypres & Somme

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 school battlefield tours to Ypres and The Somme. We combine a range of moving visits supported by our expert guides who bring the whole area alive for your students. Also, we have developed our innovative Project Battlefields student and teacher resources to accompany visits to the historical sites on all of our battlefields 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 battlefields tours programme is an excellent way for pupils to experience first-hand what they are taught in the classroom by taking learning outside the classroom. A WW1 school trip can help your students meet their curriculum learning objectives. Also, there are excellent opportunities to include English Literature studies on this trip by including War Poetry of WW1, something which Adaptable Travel can assist with and look forward to helping you create a perfect school Battlefield trip.

Here are 5 reasons to book your WW1 Battlefields school trip with Adaptable Travel:

  • Project Battlefield Resources – for student and teachers
  • £10 early booking discount – for all trips booked at least 10 months in advance of their departure date
  • Family & Local Regiment history searches – to help bring battlefield sites to life when visiting
  • Wreath laying at Menin Gate – a free wreath provided by Adaptable Travel
  • 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 educational history tour to Ypres and The Somme.
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Our Expert Battlefield Guides

You can enhance your tour with our expert battlefield gudes to guide you on your tour to the Battlefields.

Meet some of our expert guides below. All of the battlefields guides we use for our tours are Guild of Battle Guides registered meaning you will always get the best possible experience.

Suggested Itinerary

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.

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ARRIVAL DAY & YPRES: Travel from your school to Ypres on full executive coach (via channel crossing by Eurotunnel or Ferry to Calais). After arriving in Ypres, you will visit the following battlefield sites including Hill 60, Caterpillar Mine, Hooge Crater and Essex Farm Cemetery. Afterwards you will head onto your accommodation and check in, followed by evening meal. You may choose to visit the Menin Gate for the Last Post Ceremony.

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THE SOMME: After breakfast, you will take a trip to the Somme Battlefields to visit the Sunken Lane and Hawthorn Mine, Newfoundland Park, Thiepval Memorial, and Musee Somme 1916. There is also the option to swap Sunken Lane and Hawthorn Mine for the popular Vimy Ridge on route to the Somme. Return to Ypres for evening meal. Why not add on ten-pin bowling for your group.

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YPRES CONTINUED AND RETURN HOME: After breakfast, check out. Morning visit to two significant cemeteries, Langemark German Cemetery and the Tyne Cot Commonwealth Cemetery. This is followed by an afternoon trip to the excellent Passchendaele Museum. If there is scope for a later channel crossing home, you may be able to also visit Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Then make your return journey home.

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ARRIVAL DAY & YPRES: Travel from your school to Ypres on full executive coach (via channel crossing by Eurotunnel or Ferry to Calais). After arriving in Ypres, you will visit the following battlefield sites including Hill 60, Caterpillar Mine, Hooge Crater and Essex Farm Cemetery. Afterwards you will head onto your accommodation and check in, followed by evening meal. You may choose to visit the Menin Gate for the Last Post Ceremony.

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THE SOMME: After breakfast, you will take a trip to the Somme Battlefields to visit the Sunken Lane and Hawthorn Mine, Newfoundland Park, Thiepval Memorial, and Musee Somme 1916. There is also the option to swap Sunken Lane and Hawthorn Mine for the popular Vimy Ridge on route to the Somme. Return to Ypres for evening meal. Why not add on ten-pin bowling for your group.

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YPRES CONTINUED AND RETURN HOME: After breakfast, check out. Morning visit to two significant cemeteries, Langemark German Cemetery and the Tyne Cot Commonwealth Cemetery. This is followed by an afternoon trip to the excellent Passchendaele Museum. If there is scope for a later channel crossing home, you may be able to also visit Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Then make your return journey home.

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Adaptable Travel can arrange an alternative WWI Battlefield program to, or in replace of those listed above.  If you wish to alter the above suggested programme of events listed above, please let us know.

If you have chosen to include a Battlefield guide, they can help with family & local regiment history searches. They can rework the itinerary to add sites which relate to a school’s specific region in the UK or can research and locate a relative’s grave.

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

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