School Trips to WWI Battlefields

The First World War was one of the bloodiest conflicts ever historically recorded and one of the largest wars in the world. The Great War, as it was known, was partly responsible for massive political changes that have stood strong to this day and the courage of the soldiers on the Battlefields of WWI is well documented.

Therefore, school trips to the WWI Battlefields will give your students a brilliant educational opportunity to really comprehend the events of 1914-1918. This educational tour will take you to some of the world’s most famous battle grounds, memorials and cemeteries in the Somme, Ypres and Verdun locations.

Top WWI Battlefield Visits 

<p>Dodengang - Trench of Death (Ypres)</p>

Dodengang - Trench of Death (Ypres)

<p>Medical Evacuation Tour (Ypres)</p>

Medical Evacuation Tour (Ypres)

<p>In Flanders Fields Museum (Ypres)</p>

In Flanders Fields Museum (Ypres)

<p>Sanctuary Wood Trench Museum (Ypres)</p>

Sanctuary Wood Trench Museum (Ypres)

<p>Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing (Ypres)</p>

Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing (Ypres)

<p>Menin Gate Memorial to the Fallen (Ypres)</p>

Menin Gate Memorial to the Fallen (Ypres)

<p>Essex Farm Cementary (Ypres)</p>

Essex Farm Cementary (Ypres)

<p>Vimy Ridge (Somme)</p>

Vimy Ridge (Somme)

<p>Lochnagar Crater (Somme)</p>

Lochnagar Crater (Somme)

<p>Thiepval Memorial and Visitors Centre (Somme)</p>

Thiepval Memorial and Visitors Centre (Somme)

<p>Newfoundland Memorial Park at Beaumont-Hamel (Somme)</p>

Newfoundland Memorial Park at Beaumont-Hamel (Somme)

Popular WWI Battlefields Itinerary

Day 1

Morning

Arrive in Belgium by coach.

Afternoon

In Flanders Field Museum and Menin Gate.

 

Day 2

Day Trip

Tour of Ypres including Hill 62, Sanctuary Wood, Tyne Cot and Langemark Cemeteries.

 

Day 3

Day Trip

Tour the Thiepval Memorial, the Newfoundland Memorial Park, the Ulster Memorial Tower and the South African Memorial.

 

Day 4

Morning

Visit Vimy Ridge.

Afternoon

Depart back to the UK by coach.

 

Top Tips from Our Travel Experts

"As you step back in time with a local guide who will bring the past to life as you walk around the battlefields and trenches, pausing to reflect on the lives lost.  It is always made more personal for the group if students have a family connection, which they can look into. There is the contrast of Tyne Cot all prestine and white compared to Langemark with its black headstones.   Don’t miss the last post at the Menin Gate a very moving experience.  A lovely treat to finish a trip is a visit to the chocolate shop!"

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