Our Battlefield tours to the Somme follow the events of 1st July 1916 and examine why the British failed to break through. Imagine standing on the site where the greatest loss of human life in modern British warfare occurred in one day - and imagine sharing some of the greatest stories of WW1 with your students. This is a truly unforgettable experience.
Key educational visits in the Somme include Thiepval Memorial, Newfoundland Memorial, Somme 1916 Museum in Albert, Lochnagar Crater, Vimy Ridge Memorial and Wellington Quarry.
We strongly recommend combining educational visits in the Somme with a trip to the Ypres Salient Battlefields in Belgium. The moving Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate is a particularly memorable experience.
Our Suggested Itinerary
4 days by Coach, from £249
Travel to Ypres
Visit to Tyne Cot British Cemetery (the largest Commonwealth Cemetery on the Western front) and Langemark German Cemetery where over 25,000 German soldiers are buried in a single mass grave - an opportunity to compare and contrast the different experiences.
Lochnagar Crater - the largest surviving crater on the Western Front, and one of the most impressive sites on the Somme Battlefields.
Thiepval Memorial - the largest memorial to the British missing on the Western Front, with wonderful design by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
Newfoundland Memorial dedicated to the commemoration of the Newfoundland regiment who were all but wiped out during the Battle of the Somme.
Visit to the Passchendaele 1917 Memorial Museum for a guided tour.
Interactive visit at the In Flanders Field Museum.
Last Post at the Menin Gate - a moving and unforgettable ceremony. We can arrange for you to lay a commemorative wreath here.
Visit to the Hooge Crater Museum.
Travel back home
Testimonials about this trip:
Great Barr Academy July 2019Every 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.
BBG AcademyGreat communication and very well organised. Diverse really supported what we wanted from the trip.
There are lots of variations of this trip, Day trips from £59pp; 2 days from £129pp; 3 days from £150pp
If you have ideas for a variation on our trips, let us know. Get in touch on 0121 271 0121 or [email protected] to plan your ideal school trip.