WW1 Battlefields Ypres

from £129pp

Based on 2 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools

Overview

Our WW1 battlefield tours give students a deeper emotional connection with the events that took place during the war and provide the opportunity for them to appreciate the scale of sacrifice and the impact that the war had on the development of Britain and the world as it is today.

Our sample itineraries range from a one-day trip to four days in Ypres and the Somme.  In addition to highly popular and poignant visits to cemeteries, memorials and museums, we can arrange for you to lay a commemorative wreath at The Menin Gate, Tyne Cot cemetery or Thiepval Memorial or it could even be possible for you to follow in the footsteps of your local battalion.

Our Suggested Itinerary

Day trip from £59pp
2 days from £129pp
3 days from £150pp
4 days from £249pp

  1. Day 1

    Travel to Ypres

    Guided Tour of the Ypres Salient Battlefields

    Tour to include 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 - an opportunity to compare and contrast the different experiences. 

  2. Day 2

    Day trip to Somme

    Wellington Quarry - built for the British Spring offensive of 1917, the Wellington Quarry was an immense underground barracks, with space for up to 24,000 soldiers and even its own hospital.

    Guided tour of the Somme Battlefields including:

    Albert & Lochnagar Crater - the largest surviving crater on the Western Front and one of the most impressive sites on the Somme Battlefield.

    Thiepval Memorial, the largest memorial to the British missing and Newfoundland Memorial, to remember the Newfoundland regiment wiped out in the Battle of the Somme.

  3. Day 3

    Guided tour of the Passchendaele 1917 Memorial Museum.

    Interactive visit at the In Flanders Field Museum. 

    Last Post at the Menin Gate - this moving ceremony is a must for all schools visiting the Ypres Salient. We can supply you with a commemorative wreath to lay at the Menin Gate.

  4. Day 4

    Visit to the Hooge Crater Museum OR Vimy Ridge Canadian Memorial.

    Travel back home

School Trip Accommodation

Accommodation

We use safe and secure accommodation especially suited to schools. Our accommodation is usually 2* or youth hostel standard and provides a perfect base for enjoying your tour.  All accommodation we use is audited, and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts.  Some examples of the accommodation we offer in Ypres include The Peace Village and The Menin Gate Hotel Group.


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WW1 Battlefields Ypres

from £129pp

Based on 2 days

Testimonials about this trip:

Great communication and very well organised.  Diverse really supported what we wanted from the trip.
BBG Academy November 2018
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
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 July 2019