Learn more about our Ypres school trips
Frequently Asked Questions
In order to make the most of Ypres and the WW1 battlefields, we would recommend spending at least 2 days there on your school trip. And if you want to include visits to Dunkirk and Waterloo, we would recommend increasing this to at least 4 days.
Coach is definitely the best way to get around Ypres and the WW1 battlefields area. We'll arrange a comfortable coach for you to use during your stay, so you don't need to worry about negotiating public transport.
Of course, as most people visit Ypres on WW1 history trips, many of the must-visits are WW1 themed. These include excellent museums, such as In Flanders Fields Museum and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Talbot House is a great visit as it shows students what soldiers did for some respite from the fighting, and Tyne Cot is one of the many cemeteries and memorials in the area where students can pay their respects to the fallen soldiers while also deepening their understanding of the scale of the devastation caused by WW1. Our groups also love the opportunity to participate in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.
As one of the most popular experiences on our school trips to Ypres, you'll be pleased to discover that it's completely free to participate in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate. And as a bit of light relief, you can also visit the Leonidas Chocolate Shop to learn more about Belgian chocolates (while the visit is free, we can't guarantee your group won't want to splash out on a few chocolatey treats!).
Yes, Ypres is a fantastic destination for a variety of subjects including history, English literature and music. And within history, you can cover WW1, history of warfare and medicine through time.
School trips designed by teachers for teachers
Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.
School trips tailored to your curriculum
We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.
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Support every step of the way
We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.
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