Ypres & Somme WW1 School Battlefield Trips

Prices from: £155 (2 Days, 1 Night)

WW1 Battlefield School trips

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:

  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 educational history tour to Ypres and The Somme.

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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
Project Battlefields learning resources
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Our Battlefield Guides Profiles
All of the battlefields guides we use for our tours are Guild ... Read more
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
Housed in the former CIoth Hall in the historic heart of Ypres, Fl... Read more
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
Dedicated to British and Commonwealth soldiers whose grav... Read more
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
Set up in the historical castle of Zonnebeke just outside of... Read more
Newfoundland Memorial Park
Arguably one of the most important WWI sites situated along the Old ... Read more
Notre Dame de Lorette
Is one of the major French National Memorials. The remains of nearly 43,0... Read more
MESH theatre
MESH theatre brings high-quality professional war dramas to historic war zones. ... 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
The Canadian Memorial on Hill 145, Vimy Ridge, overlooks the b... Read more
Waterloo 1815
Take your students to explore one of the most significant historical events that... Read more

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

The Poppies Albert (Menin Gate Group)

Location: Situated in the small town of Albert, France. The acco... 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 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 2-5 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.

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