History of Warfare School Trip to Ypres, Waterloo & Dunkirk
From the cavalries of Waterloo, to the trenches of WW1 and the industrialised warfare of WW2, your students will have the opportunity to explore for themselves the significant developments in warfare between 1815 and 1945. We’ll tailor your trip to meet your specific requirements, but not to be missed is the opportunity to attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres, where your students can lay a wreath on behalf of your school.
Prefer to concentrate on the developments in warfare between the two world wars? We also offer a history of warfare school trip to Normandy and the Somme.
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Visit the Menin Gate for the Last Post Ceremony
Visit In Flanders Fields Museum, Hill 62 Museum, Essex Farm Dressing Station, Hooge Crater Museum
Drive to Dunkirk and visit the Operation Dynamo Museum
Visit La Coupole Museum - former Nazi V2 rocket base
John McCrae's 'In Flanders Fields' remains, to this day, one of the most memorable war poems ever written. It is a lasti… Read more
Hill 62 Museum/Sanctuary Wood
Sanctuary Wood and its trench museum show an authentic and vivid portrayal of what is was like to live in the filth and… Read more
Hooge Crater Museum
On the site where some of the fiercest battles were fought is the 'Hooge Crater' Museum 1914-1918, one of the best priva… Read more
In Flanders Fields Museum
This interactive museum mixes artefacts with documentary film, audio-visual presentations and contemporary artwork to… Read more
Last Post Ceremony, Menin Gate
Every evening since 1928 the Last Post has sounded at the Menin Gate at 20:00 in homage to the fallen British and Allied… Read more
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
The museum commemorates the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917, in which there were 500,000 casualties in 100 days in which… Read more
Tyne Cot British Cemetery
Within a kilometre of the farthest point in Belgium reached by the Allied forces lies the largest cemetery for Commo… Read more
People come from all over the world to find out more about the events of 18th June 1815. This battle brought an end to … Read more
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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.
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.
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.
Archbishop Ilsley RC School, October 2018Fantastic as ever. Thank you.
Emma Gray da Silva - Tour Adviser
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