School WW1 Battlefield Tour to Ypres and the SommeBook with confidence with our Covid Guarantee offering reduced deposits to secure your trip and 100% refund if you need to cancel. Find out more
A history school trip to Ypres and the Somme will give your students the opportunity to experience the living conditions in the trenches for themselves!
By putting themselves in the soldiers’ shoes in the battlefields of the Ypres Salient and the Somme, they’ll better understand the destructive power, waste and futility of war.
The events of the 1916 Battle of the Somme will be brought to life for them as you follow the Circuit of Remembrance, taking part in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate. Other highlights include the interactive In Flanders Fields museum, and the British Dugout Experience and German trench system at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917.
MorningTravel from UK
AfternoonPasschendaele Museum - Trench Experience and Tyne Cot Cemetery
Evening meal and ten pin bowling
1916 Somme Museum in Albert
Lochnagar Crater, Newfoundland Park, Thiepval Memorial, Vimy Ridge
Evening meal and Last Post Ceremony
In Flanders Fields Museum and Essex Farm
Travel back to England
- 2 nights' half-board accommodation
- Access to the Vamoos app to download all tour-related travel documents
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance including I.P.T.
- Detailed information pack
- Free itinerary planning service
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Motorway tolls and taxes
- Return executive coach travel
- Return ferry or Eurotunnel crossings
- VAT at current rates to tour operators
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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.
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.
Poppies d'Albert is a purpose built hotel, catering exclusively for school groups. It is located in the historic town of Albert, in the very heart of the battlefields of the Somme.
Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms all of which have an en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin. Breakfast is served at the hotel, and the evening meal in a local restaurant.
Each floor has a games room with a pool table and a drinks machine. There is also a staff lounge on each floor with computers, free internet access and a minibar. A room is available for group activities. Next to the hotel are a football pitch and a swimming pool, both of which can be used by the hotel's guests.
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