WW1 Battlefields Day Trip to Ypres

from £59pp

Based on 1 day

Suitable for Secondary Schools, Primary Schools

Overview

Our itinerary is packed full of an excellent selection of visits that will give students a deeper emotional connection with the events that took place during the war.  This day trip includes a guided tour of the Ypres Salient Battlefields, where you will visit different cemeteries like Tyne Cot British Cemetery (the largest Commonwealth cemetery on the Western Front), and Langemark German Cemetery where 25,000 German soldiers are buried in a single mass grave.  This will allow students the opportunity to compare and contrast the different experiences of soldiers from both sides

To finish off the day, your group will take part in the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, the largest and most important of the British Memorials to the Missing.

If you would like to stay overnight or see what other visits you could include make sure you have a look at our other Battlefields trips.

Our Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1

    Morning
    Early morning departure by private coach from school.

    Afternoon
    Discover the major historical landmarks with a guided tour of the Ypres Salient, as well as some fascinating off-the-beaten-track sites.  Stopovers can include Essex Farm Cemetery, Yorkshire Trench and Dugout, Langemark German Cemetery and Tyne Cot British Cemetery.

    Evening
    Enjoy dinner in Ypres in a local restaurant before attending the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.

    Optional: we can supply you with a commemorative wreath to lay at the Menin Gate.

    Travel back home.

School Trip Accommodation

Accommodation

We work with a huge variety of accommodation providers in and around Ypres, such as the Menin Gate Hotel Group and The Peace Village.  Let us know your school's requirements and we can find one to suit you.  We always use safe and secure accommodation especially suited to schools and our accommodation is usually 2* or youth hostel standard.  All accommodation we use is audited, and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts.

Testimonials about this trip:

This trip takes a year to plan and run but Monique is great at asking for what she needs and when she needs it.  Many people in school wonder why I am willing to run a foreign trip - it's because Diverse make it a doddle!
Dallam School

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WW1 Battlefields Day Trip to Ypres

from £59pp

Based on 1 day

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