School Trips - WW1 Battlefields
World War One will forever be etched into the culture of our nation and many others. However, how do you engage students and help them to truly understand the true extent of this tragedy, an event which started over 100 years ago? Adaptable Travel understand this, and as such as have developed a range of initiatives to accompany our bespoke school trips to Ypres and Somme including our innovative ‘Project Battlefields’ student and teacher resources which will be of great asset both whilst on your school trip and back in the classroom. Furthermore, we offer the option to have one of our battlefield guides accompany you on your tour. All of our guides are members of the ‘Guild of Battlefield Guides’ and are hand-picked to ensure they relate to and engage student groups. These are part of our WW1 Battlefield 5 reasons offer:
1: Project Battlefield Resources
2: £10 Early booking discount
3: Family and local regiment history searches - so that when on tour your students will see sites and hear about lives of people from your schools local area.
4: Wreath laying – we provide a free wreath which your students can lay at the Menin Gate or another site of your choosing
5: Free Belgian chocolates – we have linked with Chocolate de Groote in Ypres to provide free chocolates for all in your party
All of these reasons are of course backed up by our usual fantastic service and our transparent way of working to ensure your life as a group leader is as stress-free as possible whilst making your tour as educational and enjoyable as it can be for your students.
Why should you consider Adaptable Travel for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Ypres and Somme cover an area of great tragedy – what we aim to do at Adaptable Travel is ensure your school trip to the WW1 Battlefields inspire and educate your students. To do this we aim to keep costs as low as possible so it is accessible for more students, we also offer a Price Promise Guarantee, and of course you will get our unique ‘Project Battlefields’ resources and the other great enhancements listed above.
Exploring Ypres and the Somme are impacting visits. Adaptable Travel create itineraries that are sensitive to the subject in hand, whilst offering a unique opportunity to explore and understand the events of World War One, combining real-life excursions with expert guides and our fantastic Project Battlefields student and teacher resources.
Suggested 3 day tour of Belgium Battlefields:
• Depart UK early morning by coach and ferry
• Arrive in Ypres for a guided tour of the battlefield sites (Menin Gate, Essex Farm, Tyne Cot Cemetary) rounded off with a visit to Hill 60 and Sanctuary Wood Museum
• Early evening visit to the Menin Gate for the Last Post Ceremony
• Arrive at your accommodation
• Breakfast at accommodation
• Morning exploration of Ypres (In Flanders Museum)
• Afternoon of The Somme battlefield sites (Thiepval Memorial, Newfoundland Park and Musee Somme 1916)
• Evening meal at accommodation
• Optional ten-pin bowling
• Breakfast at accommodation
• Morning visit to Vimy Ridge
• Return to the UK by coach and ferry
We have created our itineraries based on recommendation from our expert guides, in conjunction with what has worked for our groups for years. However, your group is unique to us, and as such we aim to make each and every itinerary and tour bespoke to the needs of your school. We operate bespoke itineraries for 1-5 days WW1 Battlefield trips. All itineraries are provisional guides and can be tailored to your specific needs.
What size groups do you cater for?
Minimum of just 10 paying passengers with no maximum.
Is there first aid on site?
Yes, via our in destination suppliers and coach drivers.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
At Adaptable Travel, we strive for inclusivity and thus work to ensure all our group needs are catered for. Whatever your special requirements may be, simply let us know and we will do our best to assist and advise. We can offer wheelchair accessible coaches if required.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
We work with groups of all needs and will tailor your trip to the needs of your students. Simply contact us to discuss your needs and we will be happy to help.
Current School Trip Offer
1: Project Battlefields student and teacher resources
2: £10 early booking discount (for tours booked at least 10 months prior to your departure date)
3: Family and local regiment history searches – your tour will be tailored to ensure sites are visited that have an association with this search
4: Wreath laying – We will provide a free wreath in Belgium for you to lay at the Menin Gate
5: Free Chocolates – in partnership with Chocolate de Groote
Contact Adaptable Travel today for more information on these fantastic WW1 Battlefield offers.
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