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School History Trip to Ypres

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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 (Based on 2 days/1 night )

Day 1/2

Morning

Morning

Travel to Ypres
Afternoon

Afternoon

Passchendaele Museum, followed by Tyne Cot and Langemark Cemeteries

Evening

Evening

Attend Last Post Ceremony

Day 2/2

Morning

Morning

In Flanders Fields Museum

Afternoon

Afternoon

Essex Farm Dressing Station, Yorkshire Trench

Evening

Evening

Return to school

What's included?

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  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
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  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
  • tick iconReturn executive coach travel
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  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

Educational activities and visits

Essex Farm

Essex Farm

John McCrae's 'In Flanders Fields' remains, to this day, one of the most memorable war… Read more

Hill 62 Museum/Sanctuary Wood

Hill 62 Museum/Sanctuary Wood

Sanctuary Wood and its trench museum show an authentic and vivid portrayal of what is was… Read more

In Flanders Fields Museum

In Flanders Fields Museum

This interactive museum mixes artefacts with documentary film, audio-visual presentations… Read more

Langemark Cemetery

Langemark Cemetery

One of only four German military cemeteries in Belgium, visiting Langemark makes for an in… Read more

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

The museum commemorates the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917, in which there were 500,000… Read more

Menin Gate

Menin Gate

Situated on Menin Road where men used to march from Ypres to the front lines, the Menin Ga… Read more

Talbot House

Talbot House

Away from the turmoil of battle in Ypres, Poperinge developed into the nerve centre for … Read more

Tyne Cot British Cemetery

Tyne Cot British Cemetery

Within a kilometre of the farthest point in Belgium reached by the Allied forces lies the… Read more

Yorkshire Trench

Yorkshire Trench

In 1992 a group of amateur archeologists named “The Diggers” first discovered … Read more

Cultural activities and visits

Bellewaerde Park

Bellewaerde Park

Bellewaerde Park is Belgium’s oldest theme park. Built around an ancient castle, this … Read more

Leonidas Chocolate Shop

Leonidas Chocolate Shop

Hans and Stephanie are always happy to welcome you to their chocolate shop! Situated in … Read more

Accommodation

Hotel Menin Gate
Munchenhof Hotel
The Poppies School Hotel
Ypres Lodge
Hotel Menin Gate
This former textile factory provides a brilliant base for groups visiting the battlefields and is located 100m away from the Market Square in Ypres town centre.

Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, and staff in twins or singles (supplement may apply). All rooms are en-suite, and with a group size of 35 or more, you will have sole occupancy of the premises.

Breakfast is served on site, and evening meals are taken at a nice restaurant in the town centre just two minutes' walk away. Packed lunches are available on request.

Facilities include a recreational room with TV, pool table, pinball machines, table football, free WiFi throughout, a large garden, and a staff room with minibar and digital TV.
Munchenhof Hotel
This school group hotel consists of 2 purpose-built annexes. Facilities include a bowling alley, free WiFi in the reception area, pool tables, table tennis, TV lounge, football pitch, table football and a basketball court.

All bedrooms are en-suite. The hotel has a self-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals. There is a swipe card system to gain entry to floors, rooms and lifts for extra security.
The Poppies School Hotel

Once an inter-war pension for British soldiers, the Poppies School Hotel is now a popular choice amongst school groups visiting the battlefields of the Western Front.

Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, staff in twins or singles (single supplement applies). All rooms are en-suite and the hotel operates on a sole occupancy basis.

The hotel serves breakfast every day, but the evening meal is taken at a local restaurant in the town centre. Packed lunches are available on request.

Facilities include a lounge and recreational room with TV, pinball machine, table football, pool table, 5 internet computers and an extensive courtyard.

Ypres Lodge
Ypres Lodge is one of the top choice hotels for school groups travelling to the battlefields.

It consists of 3 wings; all rooms are en-suite and have televisions. Students are in multi-bedded rooms while staff are provided with twins.

Breakfast is served every day, and both packed lunches and the evening meal are available on request from the hotel's on-site restaurant.

Hotel facilities free WiFi, pool tables, football pitch, table football, vending machines, karaoke facilities (on request) and a meeting room for group activities. There is also a bar for group leaders to relax in during the evening.

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