WWI Battlefields School Trip

  • 3 Nights
  • 465 Per Person
  • Flights available
  • Belgium
The WWI Battlefields School Trip takes students to Belgium and Northern France to learn about the Great War, visiting some of the most important battle sites, museums and war memorials in the ‘Western Front’.

The WWI Battlefields School Trip takes students to Belgium and Northern France to learn about the Great War, visiting some of the most important battle sites, museums and war memorials in the ‘Western Front’.

This is an unforgettable school tour for European Studies and History students, as they gain a deeper understanding of the background, history and legacy of World War I, which ravaged the continent between 1914 and 1918.

Some of the war’s bloodiest and most dramatic episodes took place in the Somme and Flanders regions, with over one million people dying at the Battle of the Somme and half a million perishing at the Battle of Passchendaele, the Third Battle of Ypres.

The region is dotted with sites, memorials, cemeteries and interpretation museums; and has become a pilgrimage destination for historians and scholars with an interest in World War I.

On this WWI Battlefields School Trip, students will visit some of the most important sites and memorials across the Western Front such as the Menin Gate in Ypres, the Thiepval Memorial dedicated to those missing in the Somme and the huge Loughnagar crater where 17 mines exploded in 1916.

They will also visit two important museums dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Great War: In Flanders Fields Museum and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 where they will get to see first hand how soldiers lived in the trenches and dugouts.

This is a fascinating and insightful school trip for students that will bring into sharp focus the horrors of war and Europe’s dramatic history in the 20th century.

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WWI Battlefields School Trip

The WWI Battlefields School Trip takes students to Belgium and Northern France to learn about the Great War, visiting some of the most important battle sites, museums and war memorials in the ‘Western Front’.

The WWI Battlefields School Trip takes students to Belgium and Northern France to learn about the Great War, visiting some of the most important battle sites, museums and war memorials in the ‘Western Front’.

This is an unforgettable school tour for European Studies and History students, as they gain a deeper understanding of the background, history and legacy of World War I, which ravaged the continent between 1914 and 1918.

Some of the war’s bloodiest and most dramatic episodes took place in the Somme and Flanders regions, with over one million people dying at the Battle of the Somme and half a million perishing at the Battle of Passchendaele, the Third Battle of Ypres.

The region is dotted with sites, memorials, cemeteries and interpretation museums; and has become a pilgrimage destination for historians and scholars with an interest in World War I.

On this WWI Battlefields School Trip, students will visit some of the most important sites and memorials across the Western Front such as the Menin Gate in Ypres, the Thiepval Memorial dedicated to those missing in the Somme and the huge Loughnagar crater where 17 mines exploded in 1916.

They will also visit two important museums dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Great War: In Flanders Fields Museum and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 where they will get to see first hand how soldiers lived in the trenches and dugouts.

This is a fascinating and insightful school trip for students that will bring into sharp focus the horrors of war and Europe’s dramatic history in the 20th century.

Itinerary

The World War I Battlefields of Belgium School Trip generally includes the following:

  • Direct return flights to Paris or Brussels
  • One piece of 10kg hand luggage
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel and back to the airport
  • Private transport during the tours
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation for the group
  • Meals: Breakfast each day and optional evening meals
  • Selected activities and tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Support from local JWT representative/guide throughout the tour
  • 24/7 support from the JWT Schools team
  • Safety Management System

OPTIONAL

  • Dinners
  • Travel insurance for the group
  • Research trip for tour leaders also available

WWI BATTLEFIELDS SCHOOL TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1 – THE SOMME

Today, the group will fly directly to either Paris or Brussels where our representative will collect the students and travel to the Somme region by private coach.

The tour will start with a visit to some of the memorials and sites of the Battle of the Somme, such as the Loughnagar crater, Le Touret Memorial, Thiepval Memorial, The Ulster Tower, Newfoundland Park, Pozieres and the 16th Irish Division Memorial at Guillemont.

DAY 2 – IN FLANDERS FIELDS MUSEUM AND MENIN GATE MEMORIAL

After breakfast, the students will travel to the In Flanders Fields Museum to learn about the history of World War I in Belgium.

They will also visit one of the most important war memorials in the region: Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, honouring British and Commonwealth soldiers killed or missing in the Ypres Salient.

The memorial bears the names of more than 54,000 officers and men whose graves are not known.

DAY 3 – MEMORIAL MUSEUM PASSCHENDAELE 1917

After breakfast, you will visit the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, a fascinating interactive museum where they will see how the soldiers live and experience the dugouts and trenches.

Over half a million people died at the Battle of Passchendaele, just to gain 8kms of ground, becoming a symbol of the futility of war.

DAY 4 – BRUSSELS

After breakfast, the group will travel to Brussels where they will have time to visit the Atomium and explore its historic centre before your flight back home.

The WWI Battlefields School Trip itinerary can be custom made to adapt to your classroom’s educational needs and group requirements. Contact the JWT Schools travel experts for advice and to start planning your trip.

  • Price quoted per person sharing twin or triple rooms in hotels or dorms in hostels
  • Free adult places based on sharing twin or triple rooms with sharing facilities
  • A non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the group booking
  • Please note this is a guideline price that will vary depending on travel dates and group size
  • Itinerary may be subject to change

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