School Trips - History School Trips to the WWI Battlefields of France & Belgium
Galina International Study Tours
Our First World War History Tours will empower your students to gain a better understanding &
in-depth knowledge of WWI. The Tour Itinerary includes visiting various WWI historical sites, memorials & museums in the Ypres Salient & Somme regions.
Founded in 1989, Galina initially focused on battlefield tours for adult groups before expanding its portfolio to include school trips in the early 1990s. As former Heads of Department the original owners, Barry and Ian Matthews appreciated the importance of recognizing the educational culture within which schools operated. As a result, Galina's approach has always been that the content of a study tour had to meet the requirements of teachers, be directly relevant to the curriculum if it was to provide students with a purposeful learning experience, offer real value for money and be enjoyable for all those involved.
In June 2019, Galina International Study Tours became part of the Next Generation Travel Group comprised of a group of specialist school travel companies catering to the educational sector. We remain a company that takes pride in the level of personal service that we can provide to teachers but now we have the added advantage of being able to utilize a wider pool of suppliers and greater buying power to keep prices reasonable which only a larger organisation can offer.
Why should you consider Galina International Study Tours for School Trips and Educational Visits?
CURRICULUM RELEVANCE IS OUR BUSINESS
We have developed our tours by drawing on the subject specialisms of experienced teachers and examiners to produce a range of educational experiences appropriate and relevant to the learning requirements of students at each stage of their school career. Our team of Tour Administrators provide our clients with access to a wealth of knowledge & advice both in terms of tour logistics and curriculum content.
All our study tours can be tailored to your specific requirements. Whether it is for the purposes of completing an assignment for GCSE / A-Level or revision or as a KS3 curriculum enhancement activity. We pride ourselves on being able to provide a prompt, supportive and reliable service. Galina employs a range of teachers and examiners to ensure that our tours directly relate to the current National Curriculum and to the relevant GCSE / A-Level specifications.
Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?
Take your class on a History school trip to visit the WWI Battlefields of the Ypres Salient & The Somme. Your students will get to explore significant historical sites & will develop their knowledge about WWI.
Travel to Dover for the afternoon ferry to Calais
Disembark & travel to the Ypres area
Check-in to hotel followed by evening meal
DAY 2 - THE YPRES SALIENT
Depart after breakfast to visit:
Gheluvelt Plateau & Hooge
Langemark German Cemetery
Pilckem Ridge Gas Attack
Passchendaele Museum at Zonnebeke
Essex Farm ADS Dug-outs & Cemetery
Attend the Last Post at the Menin Gate
DAY 3 - THE SOMME
Travel to the Somme to visit:
Serre & the Accrington Pals’ Trench
Newfoundland Park Preserved Battlefield
Ulster Tower (passing point)
Thiepval Ridge & Memorial to the Missing
Ovillers & “Mash” Valley
La Boisselle & Lochnagar Crater
Mansel Copse & Devonshire Cemetery
DAY 4 - MESSINES & PASSCHENDAELE
Depart after breakfast to visit:
Messines Ridge & Spanbroekmolen Crater
Dochy Farm & Passchendaele Ridge
Flanders I Line & Tyne Cot Cemetery
The Menin Road & Hellfire Corner
Depart for Calais & afternoon ferry
What size groups do you cater for?
Min. 30 students - upwards
Is there first aid on site?
Service providers & venues will have their own on-site cover
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Ask us at the time of enquiry
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Tour Duration: 4 Days & 3 Nights
Tour can be tailored to your groups' specific requirements.
Optional: Tour Guide
Need more inspiration?
We work with all the top School Travel Tour Operators, offering a huge range of inspirational trips, tours and expeditions, whether you are looking for a short hop over the channel to France, or a multi-week trek on the other side of the globe. Below are a few suggestions similar to Galina International Study Tours , or head to our tailor-made trip form and let us know how we can help you!