Explore the history of warfare with your students on a history school trip to Waterloo, Ypres and Dunkirk!

From the cavalries of Waterloo, to the trenches of WW1 and the industrialised warfare of WW2, your students will have the opportunity to explore for themselves the significant developments in warfare between 1815 and 1945.We’ll tailor your trip to meet your specific requirements, but not to be missed is the opportunity to attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres, where your students can lay a wreath on behalf of your school.

Prefer to concentrate on the developments in warfare between the two world wars? We also offer a history of warfare school trip to Normandy and the Somme.

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Depart from school

Arrive in Ypres and visit Passchendaele Museum and Tyne Cot British Cemetery

Evening meal

2

Visit the Wellington Museum 

Evening meal

Visit the Menin Gate for the Last Post Ceremony

3

Visit In Flanders Fields Museum, Hill 62 Museum, Essex Farm Dressing Station, Hooge Crater Museum

Evening meal

4

Drive to Dunkirk and visit the Operation Dynamo Museum

Visit La Coupole Museum - former Nazi V2 rocket base

Eurotunnel crossings and return to school

4 days, 3 nights Price from £375 pp
  • 3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed info pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Return executive coach travel
  • Vamoos - our easy-to-use travel app
  • VAT at current rate to tour operators

Accommodation

Educational Activities

Essex Farm

Essex Farm

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John McCrae's 'In Flanders Fields' remains, to this day, one of the most memorable war poems ever written. It is… Read More

Hooge Crater Museum

Hooge Crater Museum

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On the site where some of the fiercest battles were fought is the 'Hooge Crater' Museum 1914-1918, one of the… Read More

Museum

In Flanders Fields Museum

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This interactive museum mixes artefacts with documentary film, audio-visual presentations and contemporary artwork to vividly portray the horror and brutality… Read More

Last Post Ceremony, Menin Gate

Last Post Ceremony, Menin Gate

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Every evening since 1928 the Last Post has sounded at the Menin Gate at 20:00 in homage to the fallen… Read More

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

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The museum commemorates the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917, in which there were 500,000 casualties in 100 days in which… Read More

Tyne Cot British Cemetery

Tyne Cot British Cemetery

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Within a kilometre of the farthest point in Belgium reached by the Allied forces lies the largest cemetery for Commonwealth… Read More

Wellington Museum

Wellington Museum

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People come from all over the world to find out more about the events of 18th June 1815. This battle… Read More

Hill 62 Museum/Sanctuary Wood

Hill 62 Museum/Sanctuary Wood

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Sanctuary Wood and its trench museum show an authentic and vivid portrayal of what is was like to live in… Read More

Cultural Activities

Bellewaerde Park

Bellewaerde Park

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Bellewaerde Park is Belgium’s oldest theme park. Built around an ancient castle, this theme park is located only 75 minutes… Read More

Leonidas Chocolate Shop

Leonidas Chocolate Shop

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Hans and Stephanie are always happy to welcome you to their chocolate shop! Situated in the Grote Markt main square… Read More

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