Occupied twice by German troops in the 20th century, this history school trip to Dunkirk brings into focus the themes of Hitler’s foreign policy, the origins of WW2, Britain at war and the development of warfare!

Visiting this area allows students to explore life during the Second World War, from invasion to liberation. You’ll also explore the links between science and war.

You’ll also be able to expand on the theme of the German occupation from 1940 to 1945 in the Nord-Pas de Calais, one of the hardest hit regions during the ‘dark years’.

Suggested Itinerary (3 days, 2 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Travel to Dunkirk

Meet guide for Dynamo tour - Evacuation beaches, the port, British Memorial and cemetery, Zydcoote Maritime Hospital, shipwrecks of Dunkirk

Evening meal


Battle of Dunkirk Museum

Blockhouse Bunker V2 launcher

Evening meal


La Coupole - Museum of Science and War

Return travel to UK

Arrive back at school

3 days, 2 nights Price from £309 pp
  • 2 nights' 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


Educational Activities

Battle of Dunkirk/Operation Dynamo Museum

Battle of Dunkirk/Operation Dynamo Museum

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The Battle of Dunkirk exhibit gives an account of the fight carried out by the French army and by the… Read More

Blockhouse Bunker

Blockhouse Bunker

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When visiting the Eperlecques bunker, you will discover an authentic launch pad with its V1 ready for takeoff. The site… Read More

Dunkirk Cemetery and Memorial

Dunkirk Cemetery and Memorial

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The Dunkirk Town Cemetery contains British, Canadian, French, Belgian, American, Czech, Norwegian and Polish war graves amongst many other nationalities.… Read More

Dynamo Tour

Dynamo Tour

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Your guide will join you on board for atour of the evacuation beaches, the port, British Memorial and cemetery, Zydcoote… Read More

La Coupole

La Coupole

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Built in 1943 as a base for Hitler's V2 missile, La Coupole is dedicated to life in Northern France during… Read More

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