WW1 Battlefields Somme Day Trip

from £59pp

Based on 1 day

Suitable for Secondary Schools, Primary Schools

Overview

Our WW1 Battlefield tours give students a deeper understanding of the events that took place during the war and provide them the opportunity to appreciate the scale of sacrifice that was made.  This one day trip to the Somme follows the events of the Battle of the Somme, where the greatest loss of human life in modern British warfare occurred in one day.

Go on a guided tour that will take you to some of the sites where the battle took place and give you the chance to visit memorials that commemorate the lives of those who fought and died.

You could also extend this tour by combining it with visits in the Belgian town of Ypres.  Have a look at our other Ypres Battlefields itineraries for some inspiration!

Our Suggested Itinerary

4 days from £249pp, 3 days from £150pp, 2 days from £129pp or a Day Trip from £59pp.

  1. Day 1

    Morning
    Early morning departure from school to travel to France.

    Afternoon
    Go on a Guided Tour of the Somme Battlefields.  A fantastic guide will take you to some of the Somme’s most important sites.

    Stops can include the Lochnagar Crater, the largest surviving crater on the Western Front, the Thiepval Memorial, the largest memorial to the British Missing and the Newfoundland Memorial, remembering this regiment that was wiped out in the Battle of the Somme.

    Then visit the Somme 1916 Museum to explore the realities of life as a soldier during WW1.  This unique underground museum is built within an authentic wartime air-raid shelter.

    OR

    On your way back towards Calais, stop off at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, a tribute to the Canadian Expeditionary Force members who were killed in the First World War.

    Evening
    Travel back to the UK.

School Trip Accommodation

Accommodation

We use safe and secure accommodation especially suited to schools.  Our accommodation is usually 2* or youth hostel standard.  All accommodation we use is audited, and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts.  Some examples of the accommodation we offer in the Somme include Poppies d'Albert and the Auberge des Remparts

Testimonials about this trip:

Great communication and very well organised.  Diverse really supported what we wanted from the trip.
BBG Academy
Every t is crossed and every i is dotted with regards to the final confirmation pack.  I can't think of anything else I would want in it.
Great Barr Academy

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WW1 Battlefields Somme Day Trip

from £59pp

Based on 1 day

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