History of Warfare School Trip to Normandy & 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
In the Somme, your students will be able to learn more about the weaponry, tactics and technology and how it evolved over the course of WW1. And in Normandy, your students will see first-hand some of the impressive new technologies that were employed during WW2, including the famous Mulberry Harbours which were used during Operation Dynamo.
Want to look back even further? We also offer a history of warfare school trip to Ypres, Waterloo and Dunkirk, giving your students the chance to look at the Napoleonic Wars, as well as WW1 and WW2.
MorningTravel to Normandy
AfternoonVisit Pegasus Bridge
Visit Arromanches Landings Museum and Gold Landing Beach
Visit to Mulberry Harbour, German Battery at Longues-sur-mer and Bayeux War Graves Cemetery
MorningDrive to the Somme
AfternoonVisit 1916 Somme Museum
Visit Thiepval, the Lochnager Crater and Newfoundland Park
AfternoonReturn to school
- 3 nights' half-board accommodation
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed info pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
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- Motorway tolls and taxes
- Return Channel crossings
- Return executive coach travel
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Arromanches Landings Museum
Built on the harbour at Arromanches overlooking Gold Beach, this museum uses original ar…
Bayeux British Cemetery
The largest British military cemetery in France, this site on the outskirts of Bayeux is …
Gold Beach was the Allied code name for the centre invasion beach during the invasion of…
On the morning of the first day of the battle of the Somme, Welsh miners blew a huge mine…
Part of the infamous Atlantic Wall built by the Germans to protect the French coast, Lo…
Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont-Hamel
On the first day of the battle of the Somme, eight hundred men of the Royal Newfoundland…
Pegasus Bridge Museum
This museum tells the story of the airborne invasion, in particular the 6th Airborne…
Somme 1916 Museum
From the ninth to the sixteenth centuries, the people of Albert, like many in the region,…
Thiepval Memorial to the Missing
The slaughter on the Somme wiped out a generation, and continues to cast a shadow on Bri…
Justifiably famous as one of the most extraordinary artefacts to survive from the eleventh…
Mont Saint-Michel Abbey
The long history of Mont Saint-Michel is thought to date back to 708AD when Aubert, Bishop…
Situated on a fine, sandy beach, the centre has a lounge, classrooms and a restaurant, together with a leisure and games area. It also provides outdoor activities such as mini-golf, tennis and sailing. Indoor facilities include table tennis, pool and karaoke.
Students will be accommodated in twin, triple or quad rooms all with en-suite facilities. A lift makes for easy access to the 3 floors.
Le Clos de l’Ancien Pressoir is a converted horse stable which offers modern accommodation in a traditional French setting. The centre also has a large classroom, football pitch and a staff lounge overlooking the entrance.
The centre only accepts one group at a time and offers sole occupancy with students in multi-bedded rooms, and adults in twins and singles.
UNCMT Berniers-sur-Mer is an excellent school group centre located just 400m from Juno beach. The centre is set in private walled grounds with a resident centre director to help facilitate a great trip.
Students are accommodated in multi bedded rooms with teachers in twins or singles. Each room has en-suite facilities. Meals are served in a separate dining room.
Other facilities, which are perfect for school groups, include a classroom/activity room, a large TV/table tennis room, a separate area for teachers, a volleyball court and a boules pitch.
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