School Tours

School Tours

We offer a fully bespoke service for large to small School groups to Europe and the UK.

We have access to a range of unique guides all of whom are DBS checked and cleared, whilst Classic Battlefield Tours has STF/LOTC Badge. We offer a range of hostels or hotels, to suit your budget and we are fully insured for peace of mind.

A sample tour looks like this:

School Tour of Ypres and Somme

Battlefields of WW1

 

Overview:

A three-day, two-night Battlefield Tour of the Somme and Ypres. Led by battlefield guide Dan Hill, this tour will focus on the two major British engagements of the Great War at Passchendaele 1917 and the Somme in 1916.

Transport: One executive coach with driver provided by Richmond Coaches. Cross-channel travel by Eurotunnel.

Accommodation: One night Poppies Hostel Ypres and one night Poppies Hostel Albert.

Basic Tour Itinerary:

Day 1:

Pick-Up at School 06:45

Eurotunnel Crossing: 9:30-10am

Day spent visiting the Ypres salient with stops to include;

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Hill 60, Vancouver Corner & Herts Regt Memorial, Essex Farm, (it is a Hertfordshire School)

Passchendaele Memorial Museum (fee included in cost) Tyne Cot and the Last Post Ceremony

at the Menin Gate.

Evening meal and accommodation are both in Ypres.

Day 2:

Breakfast and packed lunch provided at accommodation

Depart accommodation and travel to the Somme. Visits to include:

Sunken Lane at Beaumont Hamel, Newfoundland Memorial Park, Ulster Tower, Lochnagar

Crater, Thiepval Memorial.

Beaumont Hamel Memorial Park

Evening meal and accommodation in Albert

Day 3:

Breakfast and packed lunch provided by accommodation

Visit to Vimy Ridge (including underground tunnel tour)

Visit to French memorial at Notre Dame De Lorette

Afternoon Return to UK

Evening Arrival at School (approximately 8pm)

Total Cost:

£338 per student based upon 50 students and 5 teaching staff:

Simply complete the form and we will be in contact to formulate a Bespoke School Tour with you and agree a price.

School Tour Application Form

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