Bookings with 1st deposits paid between the 1st April 2021 - 31st August 2021 will be covered by Equity’s Covid Guarantee meaning:
You have the flexibility to move your schools tour to an alternative date at any time. Where possible Equity will keep the same pricing.*
If your booking needs to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions within 14 days of departure, you will receive a full refund of monies paid.**
Equity’s standard Terms & Conditions still apply such as;
• Bookings cancelled by you 14 days or more prior to departure.
• Refund policy is only applicable to full group booking cancellation and is not applicable to individual passenger cancellations.
Equity booking terms and conditions can be found here.
*Equity will endeavour to move your booking at the same price within the same season but are subject to cost fluctuations such as flight, accommodation and excursion pricing.
**To receive a full refund one or more of the following must apply:
• The Department for Education advises against overnight residential trips to your destination
• Quarantine is required on arrival at destination or on return to the UK
• The UK Government lockdown measures prevent your tour departing as scheduled
• Where government or local legislation is in place that impacts and inhibits the primary reason for your tour
• The Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel
• Equity is unable to operate your trip due to a significant number of planned excursions being closed during your stay.
• The booking’s payment terms have been fully met as outlined in Equity’s terms and conditions.
A full refund will be payable up to 60 days after the date of scheduled departure allowing Equity to obtain refunds from suppliers, such as airlines and accommodation providers.
Our goal is to empower students to develop an active interest in their school subjects. Examining artillery at the museums, walking through the trenches and reflecting on the lives lost at the war memorials is an experience students will never forget, and cannot be felt when learning about this subject matter in the classroom.
We can tailor make a tour specific to the learning needs of your group, or students can follow a sample itinerary. This tour includes historical sites such as Thiepval Memorial, In Flanders Fields Museum, Memorial Museum Passchendaele as well as Menin Gate where the Last Post commemorates those who fell in the war every evening.
This moving war memorial commemorates missing British and South African men who died in the Battles of the Somme between 1915 and 1918.
Menin Gate & the Last Post
Groups can see the moving ceremony of the Last Post at the Menin Gate. The traditional final salute to the fallen is played in honour of the fallen soldiers, whose names are inscribed on the famous memorial.
In Flanders Fields Museum
Explore the devastating events that occurred in the Flanders region during the Great War. From the invasion of Belgium, to the trenches and the aftermath of the war, students can learn about the human experiences involved.
An important aspect for students to discover is the other side of the conflict - the German soldeir's experiences. This cemetery holds the remains of over 40,000 German soldiers who dies in October 1914.
Memorial Museum Passchendaele
Delve into trench warfare with this realistic exhibition of a British underground bunker system. Explore the communication and dressing post, as well as headquarters and dorms to gain a greater understanding of life in the trenches.
We have a minimum number of 10 paying passengers but no upper limit. We can split large groups across multiple coaches and hotels as required.
We believe the travel insurance policy we offer is one of the best available.
With prior knowledge to booking we can arrange a tour that takes into consideration any students with disabilities.
Here are some other great destinations to discover more about World War 1 and World War 2 with Equity:
- Normandy D-Day Beaches
- St Petersburg
- Washington DC
Get in touch with us today for more information about any of these great trips.
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