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WW1 Battlefields

Step onto the sites of  some of the most famous battles in history with a WW1 school trip to the Ypres Salient and The Somme. This fantastic trip allows students to get insight into the Great War, and further understand the plight of the thousands of soldiers who fought and sadly lost their lives in these battlefields.

Delivered by our sister brand, Remembrance Travel for Schools and Young People, and supported by The Royal British Legion, these tours are designed to bring the past to life and to give students a direct and memorable experience of history and culture. By learning about the events that took place in Belgium and France, students will be able to understand the wider impacts that the Great War had on today’s society.

For those students looking to learn more through World War 1 school trip, this trip offers an immersive, experience which can be tailored to a particular curriculum or interest.

Areas of interest

As part of your school trip to Ypres and Somme, we offer a whole host of exciting excursion options to enhance your students’ learning experience. From museums in places like Flanders Fields and Passchendaele, to the Vimy Ridge and Thiepval Memorials, as well as the Tyne Cot and Essex Farm Cemeteries, there are plenty of opportunities for students to see some of the most poignant and important sites of the First World War.

What’s more, our highly knowledgeable guide will be able to teach students first-hand about the different sites, bringing out the key theme of remembrance by enabling the student to reflect and empathise through personal stories. .


With itineraries featuring trips to museums, battle sites, trenches, cemeteries and memorials, school trips to Somme and Ypres Salient are ideal for a hands on learning experience for history students, and for schools looking for a cross curricular approach.


As part of your school trip to Ypres and Somme, Study Experiences can arrange accommodation at several hotels throughout the two regions. Those wanting to stay in the centre of Ypres might consider the Menin Gate School Hotels, which are just a few minutes’ walk from the Menin Gate and Cloth Hall, while groups looking to stay in the Somme Region might stay at Hotel Poppies Albert, a hotel purpose built for schools visiting the area.

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Each of our study experiences provides a great school trip for any student looking to improve their examination results.

Every year, over 30,000 students travel with Study Experiences, meaning our specialists are experts in creating the ideal study trip for your class. Whether you want to find out more about our exclusive curriculum-led educational programmes, or discuss a tailor-made tour bespoke to your curriculum, then our team of educational travel experts are on hand to advise.


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