On a history school trip to the WW1 battlefields of the Somme, your group will develop their understanding of what was the worst day in the history of the British Army!

The Battle of the Somme has gone down in history as one of the bloodiest battles ever fought. In terms of casualties, the first day of the battle (1st July 1916) saw the highest number of British casualties in one day.

The Battle of the Somme was intended to be the Big Push to win the war. The key events of the battle will be brought to life for your students with visits to sites including the 1916 Somme Museum in Albert, Lochnagar Crater, Thiepval Memorial to the Missing and Newfoundland Memorial Park.

Low on numbers? You may like to consider teaming up with your school's English department to make this a cross-curricular trip if they're looking at WW1 poetry.

Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Depart school

VisitVimy Ridge andSomme 1916 Museum

Evening meal and games

2

Visit Thiepval Memorial, Delville Wood, Ulster Tower and Newfoundland Park

Travel back to school

2 days, 1 night Price from £195 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

Delville Wood

Delville Wood

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Nicknamed 'Devil Wood' by South African soldiers because of the horrendous losses they suffered here, this site commemorates the South… Read More

Lochnagar Crater

Lochnagar Crater

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On the morning of the first day of the battle of the Somme, Welsh miners blew a huge mine under… Read More

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Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont-Hamel

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On the first day of the battle of the Somme, eight hundred men of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment went over… Read More

Somme 1916 Museum

Somme 1916 Museum

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From the ninth to the sixteenth centuries, the people of Albert, like many in the region, got used to hiding… Read More

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing

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The slaughter on the Somme wiped out a generation, and continues to cast a shadow on Britain’s popular consciousness. This… Read More

Ulster Tower

Ulster Tower

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The Ulster Tower is a memorial to the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division. It is located very near to… Read More

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Vimy Ridge

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In April 1917, Canadian soldiers wrested control of the escarpment here in a brief but bloody battle. A striking monument,… Read More

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