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During your visit, you can explore more war museums, cemeteries, and memorials. We can also arrange for a knowledgeable tour guide to join your group. Our goal for your school trip to the WW1 battlefields is to ensure your students deeply engage with history and reflect on its importance.


    Your travel itinerary could look like...

    Day 1

    brown castle

    Day 1: Normandy, France


    Arrival in Normandy: Arrive in Normandy

    Visit Omaha Beach: Begin your tour with a visit to Omaha Beach, one of the landing sites of the Allied invasion during World War II. Take your time to walk along the beach and visit the nearby American Cemetery.


    Explore Pointe du Hoc: After lunch, head to Pointe du Hoc, a strategic point captured by American Rangers during D-Day. Explore the bunkers and craters, and learn about the intense battles that took place here.


    Bayeux Tapestry: Conclude your day with a visit to the Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. It provides a fascinating insight into medieval warfare.

    Day 2

    body of water near mountain

    Day 2: Ypres, Belgium


    Travel to Ypres: Start your day early and travel to Ypres, Belgium. It's about a 3-hour drive from Normandy.

    In Flanders Fields Museum: Visit the In Flanders Fields Museum, which provides an immersive experience of the First World War in the Ypres Salient. Gain insights into the life of soldiers and the impact of the war on the region.


    Tyne Cot Cemetery: After lunch, head to Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world. Take a somber walk among the rows of white headstones and reflect on the scale of the sacrifices made during WWI.


    Attend the Last Post Ceremony: End your day by attending the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial. This moving tribute has been held every evening since 1928 to honor the soldiers who fought and died in the Ypres Salient.

    Day 3

    a cemetery with many headstones and crosses

    Day 3: Battle of the Bulge Sites


    Travel to Bastogne: Drive to Bastogne, a key town in the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. It's about a 3-hour drive from Ypres.


    Bastogne War Museum: Visit the Bastogne War Museum, which provides a comprehensive overview of the Battle of the Bulge. Explore the interactive exhibits and learn about the experiences of soldiers and civilians during this pivotal battle.


    Mardasson Memorial: After the museum, visit the nearby Mardasson Memorial, dedicated to the American soldiers who fought in the Ardennes. Take in the panoramic views and reflect on the bravery and sacrifice of those who served.

    Day 4

    Ranville War Cemetery

    Day 4: Verdun, France


    Travel to Verdun: Start your day early and travel to Verdun, France. It's about a 3-hour drive from Bastogne.


    Verdun Battlefield: Explore the Verdun Battlefield, site of one of the longest and deadliest battles of World War I. Visit landmarks such as Fort Douaumont, the Ossuary of Douaumont, and the Trench of Bayonets.


    Citadelle Souterraine: Conclude your tour with a visit to the Citadelle Souterraine, an underground citadel that played a crucial role in the defense of Verdun. Explore the tunnels and bunkers, and gain insights into the harsh realities of trench warfare.

    This itinerary offers a mix of World War I and World War II sites, providing a comprehensive overview of significant battles and their historical significance. Adjustments can be made based on your interests and available time. Enjoy your journey through history!

    Whats included

    • Flights
    • UK and overseas transfers
    • 2 nights' accommodation
    • Pre-departure teacher pack
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Free trip-leader place options

    Why not add

    • Meal options
    • Caen Memorial Museum
    • Merville Battery
    • Bayeux Tapestry

    Why choose us

    • Fully accredited and financially protected
    • Knowledgeable and experienced staff
    • Regional Educational Development Execs to support all stages of the trip process
    • Customer portal and app for when you’re on the move
    • 24hr support

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