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Politics & History School Trips

Take a journey through time to learn about the historical periods that have shaped society as we know it today. Our range of history school trips combines elements of government and politics too, giving your students a rounded overview of how political systems work. 

History, Government and Politics intertwine as subjects, allowing students to explore the symbolism, diplomatic, and constitutional past of countries around the world. Students can discover pivotal moments in history, from slavery and the US Civil Rights through to the World Wars and the Cold War in Eastern Europe.  

Why are history school trips important? 

Each destination and attraction is carefully chosen to maximise the educational benefits of history school trips for students. We believe history, government and politics studies should provide students with cultural and societal perspectives that serve. Combining classroom learning with practical work and visits to synonymous sites of war and conflict enhances the understanding of students in their development. 

Students can explore various historical periods and symbolic sites such as the World War II Battlefields in Normandy or Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps on a history school trip to Krakow. Our dedicated school history tour consultants will work alongside you to craft an itinerary that creates a strong foundational basis for understanding complex historical and political concepts. 

Take a look at our range of history school trip destinations below.

Our most popular destinations for history school trips include…

Plan your visit to any of the following locations for your government, politics or history students:

  • Amsterdam
  • Berlin
  • Brussels
  • China
  • Georgia and Alabama
  • Washington
  • Krakow
  • London
  • Rome
  • New York
  • Strasbourg
  • Nuremberg
  • Munich 
  • Vienna
  • Paris
  • World War Battlefields

History trips for schools

As the birthplace of the French Revolution, Paris is a great place to visit as is New York, the gateway to the land of opportunity providing an insight into American history and how mass immigration gave the city its diverse and distinct neighbourhoods. School trips to the WWI Battlefields explain why World War I was called the ‘Great War’ as one of the deadliest conflicts in modern human history.

On Berlin history trips for schools, 20th Century students gain an understanding of the key role the city has played in world history and its resilience and ability to continually reinvent itself. Historical and political trips to Nuremberg and Munich focus on Hitler and the Third Reich, whereas in Poland, students can get to grips with life under Nazi occupation.

EST covers a wide range of other history subjects, including:

  • Ancient History 
  • Modern History 
  • The Cold War
  • Art History 
  • Chinese History 
  • The Industrial Revolution

Government and Politics school trips

Washington DC has the three pillars of the US government; the President, Congress and Supreme Court which makes it a top place to visit for politics students, as well as Brussels being home to The European Commission, NATO and The European Parliament's Visitors Centre.

Discover the fascinating past of the UK's capital city. London has a rich and storied history, including plague, devastating fire, civil war, the blitz, terror attacks and mass demonstrations. Across the Atlantic, a history school trip to Georgia & Alabama provides subject matter from slavery through to the Civil Rights Movement, and Russia from the opulence of the Tsars through to the revolution and birth of communism. 

Why choose EST for a history and politics school trip?

When picking an educational history trip for your students, there are so many to choose from. If you have a specific place in mind and it is not listed or would like some help in selecting a suitable destination for your college or school history trips, please contact us to discuss your options with one of our experienced Tour Consultants.

View our full range of politics & history school trips below: