A history school trip to Ypres offers your students the opportunity to explore the WW1 battlefields, to really develop their understanding of the scale of the war, as well as the experiences of soldiers and civilians here!

One of the most popular visits among our school groups is the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Here, your group will experience the living conditions of soldiers on both sides, with the British Dugout Experience and the German Trench Experience.

You’ll also be able to visit other war museums, as well as cemeteries and memorials. And we can arrange for an experienced tour guide to join your coach. On your school trip to the WW1 battlefields, we’ll make sure you have the pleasure of watching your group relate to history and reflect on past events.

Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Travel to Ypres

Passchendaele Museum, followed by Tyne Cot and Langemark Cemeteries

Attend Last Post Ceremony

2

In Flanders Fields Museum

Essex Farm Dressing Station, Yorkshire Trench

Return to school

2 days, 1 night Price from £176 pp
  • 1 night's half-board accommodation
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Return executive coach travel
  • Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • VAT at current rates 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

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

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

Menin Gate

Menin Gate

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Situated on Menin Road where men used to march from Ypres to the front lines, the Menin Gate is a… Read More

Talbot House

Talbot House

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Away from the turmoil of battle in Ypres, Poperinge developed into the nerve centre for the British army. From December… 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

Yorkshire Trench

Yorkshire Trench

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In 1992 a group of amateur archeologists named “The Diggers” first discovered the remains of an original British trench. In… 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

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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