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History School Trips

Want to bring history to life for your students and gain inspiration for your history lessons? Why not arrange a school history trip abroad?

Ofsted have advised that ‘The most effective departments in secondary schools used enrichment activities regularly to support students’ learning’. And trips to Berlin and the WW1 battlefields were named as key features.

Your history school trip will be tailor made to meet your specific requirements and learning objectives.

History school trips in the UK

There’s plenty of history to discover right here in the UK! Head to Edinburgh, to learn about the development of anaesthesia and antiseptic in surgery, or head to York and Ripon to learn about crime and punishment in the Victorian era.

In Stratford-Upon-Avon, your students will discover the world of Shakespeare and learn more about life in Elizabethan England.

Want your students to learn more about life in wartime Britain? London offers some excellent opportunities to discover what life was like during WW1 and WW2, with key visits including the Imperial War Museum, the Churchill War Rooms and the Cenotaph.

In Manchester and Liverpool your students can learn more about the Manchester Blitz and the important role that the North played during WW2.

And in Kent, your students can learn more about the Battle of Britain, with visits to the Battle of Britain Memorial, and the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum.

History school trips abroad

We can arrange history school trips in destinations all over the world!

On a history school trip to the WW1 battlefields, your group will experience the living conditions in the trenches, as well as the destructive power, waste and futility of war, by following the events of the 1916 Battle of the Somme and the Third Battle of Ypres.

In Berlin, Munich and Krakow, your students will have the chance to reflect on visits to Nazi concentration camps and learn more about the rise of National Socialism and the eventual fall of Hitler. And in Berlin, your students will discover how the ideological warfare of the Cold War affected the local population.

We also offer trips to France, where your students can find out more about the revolution that not only transformed France, but also had a huge effect on global politics.

Or head to Vietnam, where your students will learn more about the cause and effects of the Vietnam War – a Cold War era proxy war that lasted 20 years. They’ll find out what life was like for the soldiers and the local population, and they’ll learn more about the politics behind the conflict.

Cold War School Trip to Berlin

Cold War School Trip to Berlin

A history school trip to Berlin with a focus on the Cold War will give your students to better understand how and why the city was divided!

From £240pp
3 days, 2 nights
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
Air trip
Coach Trip
Europe
Multi-day trip
The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Krakow

The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Krakow

Your school trip to Krakow can include visits to Auschwitz and Schindler's Factory, as well as a meeting with a Holocaust survivor.

From £265pp
3 days, 2 nights
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
Air trip
Europe
Multi-day trip
School WW1 Battlefield Tour to Ypres and the Somme

School WW1 Battlefield Tour to Ypres and the Somme

Give your students the opportunity to explore life in the trenches on your WW1 battlefield tour to Ypres and the Somme!

From £145pp
3 days, 2 nights
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-centre trip
Multi-day trip
School WW2 Battlefield Tour to Normandy

School WW2 Battlefield Tour to Normandy

Your students will discover the incredible story behind D-Day and the Normandy landings on your history school trip to Dunkirk!

From £240pp
4 days, 3 nights
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-day trip
History of Warfare School Trip to Normandy & The Somme

History of Warfare School Trip to Normandy & The Somme

A school trip to Normandy and the Somme will help students understand the development of warfare between the World Wars!

From £240pp
4 days, 3 nights
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-centre trip
Multi-day trip
History of Warfare School Trip to Ypres, Waterloo & Dunkirk

History of Warfare School Trip to Ypres, Waterloo & Dunkirk

Explore the changing nature of warfare with your students on a history school trip to Waterloo, Ypres and Dunkirk!

From £215pp
4 days, 3 nights
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-centre trip
Multi-day trip
Medicine Through Time School Trip to London

Medicine Through Time School Trip to London

Visit a 19th century operating theatre and learn more about Florence Nightingale on your history school trip to London!

From £89pp
2 days, 1 night
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Multi-day trip
The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Berlin

The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Berlin

Your history school trip to Berlin will help your students better understand how and why the Nazis rose to power.

From £280pp
4 days, 3 nights
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
Air trip
Europe
Multi-day trip
The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Berlin & Krakow

The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Berlin & Krakow

A history school trip to Berlin & Krakow includes a visit to Auschwitz and is unmissable for groups studying the Nazis & the Holocaust.

From £435pp
6 days, 5 nights
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
Air trip
Europe
Multi-centre trip
Multi-day trip
Train Trip
The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Amsterdam & Arnhem

The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Amsterdam & Arnhem

Your history school trip to Amsterdam and Arnhem will see your students discover first-hand accounts of the Holocaust.

From £229pp
4 days, 3 nights
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-centre trip
Multi-day trip
The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Munich & Nuremberg

The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Munich & Nuremberg

Visit Dachau and discover whether Nazis were brought to justice on your history school trip to Munich & Nuremberg.

From £339pp
4 days, 3 nights
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
Air trip
Europe
Multi-centre trip
Multi-day trip
Vietnam War School Trip to Ho Chi Minh

Vietnam War School Trip to Ho Chi Minh

Your history school trip to Vietnam will give your students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the Vietnam War!

From £1,399pp
9 days, 6 nights
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
Air trip
Multi-day trip
Worldwide
WW1 Medical Aid School Trip to Ypres

WW1 Medical Aid School Trip to Ypres

Give your students the opportunity to find out how soldiers were treated in the field during WW1 on your history school trip to Ypres!

From £119pp
2 days, 1 night
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-day trip
School History Trip to Dunkirk

School History Trip to Dunkirk

Are your students studying WW2? Help them to discover the story of the Battle of Dunkirk on your history school trip to Dunkirk!

From £149pp
3 days, 2 nights
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-day trip
School History Trip to Ypres

School History Trip to Ypres

Your students will explore the WW1 battlefields and visit a number of memorials during your history school trip to Ypres!

From £119pp
2 days, 1 night
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-day trip
School History Trip to The Somme

School History Trip to The Somme

Your students will discover the huge scale of destruction caused by WW1 on your history school trip to the Somme.

From £119pp
2 days, 1 night
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-day trip
School History Trip to Paris

School History Trip to Paris

Explore the social, political and economic context in which the French Revolution took place on your history school trip to Paris!

From £185pp
3 days, 2 nights
  • A-Level
  • Key Stage 3
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-day trip
Medicine Through Time School Trip to Edinburgh

Medicine Through Time School Trip to Edinburgh

Your school trip to Edinburgh will allow your students to explore a number of key developments in the history of medicine!

From £258pp
3 days, 2 nights
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Multi-day trip
Halsbury Travel

School Trip to Manchester and Liverpool - WW2

Explore the incredible strategic role the North of England played during WW2 on your history school trip to Manchester and Liverpool!

From £85pp
2 days, 1 night
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Europe
Multi-day trip
WW2 School History Trip to London

WW2 School History Trip to London

A history school trip to London offers your students the opportunity to explore what life was like on the Home Front during WW2!

From £158pp
2 days, 1 night
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Halsbury Travel

WW1 School History Trip to London

Your students will explore the importance of remembrance and commemorating WW1 on your history school trip to London!

From £145pp
2 days, 1 night
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Europe
Multi-day trip
Halsbury Travel

School History Trip to Kenilworth Castle and Stratford-Upon-Avon

Teaching the Tudors? Bring history to life with a history school trip to Kenilworth Castle and Stratford-Upon-Avon!

From £89pp
2 days, 1 night
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
Coach Trip
Halsbury Travel

School Crime & Punishment Trip To York & Ripon

Bring the history of crime and punishment to life with your history school trip to York and Ripon!

From £105pp
2 days, 1 night
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
Coach Trip
Europe
Multi-day trip
Halsbury Travel

School History Trip to Dover Castle and Kent

Discover what life was like on the Home Front during WW2 with a history school trip to Dover Castle and Kent!

From £90pp
2 days, 1 night
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
Coach Trip
Europe
Multi-day trip
School History Day Trip to Ypres

School History Day Trip to Ypres

Explore the terrible scale of destruction caused by WW1 on a school trip to Ypres.

From £99pp
1 day
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Day trip
Europe
Ferry
School History Day Trip to The Somme

School History Day Trip to The Somme

Explore the experience of soldiers on the Western Front on your school trip to the Somme.

From £99pp
1 day
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Day trip
Europe
Ferry
School History Day Trip to Dunkirk

School History Day Trip to Dunkirk

Short on time but want your historians to deepen their understanding of WW2? A history school day trip to Dunkirk is ideal!

From £99pp
1 day
  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
  • Primary
Coach Trip
Day trip
Europe
Ferry

Why arrange a history school trip?

Bring history to life!

Sometimes, when students learn about history in the classroom, it can seem like a very abstract thing. They learn about the atrocities committed by the Nazis, or the huge loss of life in WW1, but it feels very distant and, perhaps, not very relevant to their lives.

By taking your students to the places where those historical events happened, you’re helping them to comprehend the reality of history. Your students will hear the personal stories of some of those involved, humanising their experiences.

By bringing history to life for your students, you’re providing them with the knowledge they need to help prevent the worst of our history repeating itself. And there’s no better way to bring history to life than with a school trip!

Deepen their understanding

We’ll tailor your history school trip to suit your curriculum and learning objectives.

So, for example, if you’re visiting the WW1 battlefields, you can choose to focus on helping students to understand the conditions in the trenches, or they can spend time learning more about medical advancements during WW1.

Perhaps your students are learning about the Nazis and the Holocaust? In Berlin, they can find out more about the rise of the Nazis and how Hitler, once seen as a fanatic, eventually rose to become dictator. And you could even extend your trip with a visit to Krakow, so that your students gain a deeper understanding of the scale and horror of the Holocaust with a visit to Auschwitz.

Our Travel Advisers know our destinations well and will be able to advise you on which visits would best suit your learning objectives.

Enjoy the trip as much as your students

Originally founded by former teachers, and with many former teachers still among us, we understand the value of history school trips and how to make them successful.

Your trip will be completely tailor made, to ensure that it meets your specific requirements and learning objectives. And we’ll be on hand throughout the process to answer any questions you have.

In fact, we’ll be with you every step of the way, from now until you return home at the end of your trip. While abroad, you’ll be able to reach us with just one phone call, at any time of the day or night. And, with this comprehensive level of support while you’re away, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy experiencing history brought to life as much as your students.

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!