The Miracle of Dunkirk – 2-Day School Trip


2-Day Tour from £149 per pupil

In May 1940 during the Battle of France, British, French and Belgian troops found themselves surrounded by German forces in Dunkirk a port in Northern France. Facing disaster, Operation Dynamo was launched and, during an eight-day period, a remarkable 338,000 Allied troops were evacuated from the beaches.  This two-day school trip provides a fascinating insight into the Miracle of Dunkirk.

Day 1

Morning Departure from School to France by executive coach by Ferry or Shuttle

Arriving in the early afternoon you will travel to the Atlantic Wall Museum in Ostende. Here you will get the chance to see a very well-preserved part of the Atlantic Wall constructed by the Nazis between 1942 and 1944 as part of its defence against any possible Allied invasion.

As you make way to your residential centre, you will stop for a brief visit to the Dunkirk Town Cemetery. There you will find the Dunkirk Memorial which commemorates over 4,500 BEF (British Expeditionary Force) casualties.

You will arrive at your modern, well equipped residential centre (click here for details) in time for dinner.

Day 2

Continental Breakfast

Join your coach with a packed lunch to make the short journey to Musée Dunkerque 1941. Here you will learn in detail the incredible story of how 338,226 Allied soldiers were rescued in eight days during late May/early June 1940.

After eating your packed lunch, you will visit the East Mole a long stone and concrete breakwater from where many troops were rescued.

Depart early afternoon on your executive coach for your return journey arriving back at your school in the evening.


Prices for the above programme start from as low as £149 per pupil based upon 44 pupils travelling with 5 Teachers free of charge 
The price quoted includes:
* Executive coach travel to and from France via Eurotunnel or Ferry
* One night full board accommodation (first meal – dinner on day 1/last meal – packed lunch on day 2)
* Entrance fees as per the above itinerary
* Help with provision of Risk Assessments
* Tour planning guidance
* Comprehensive Leaders’ Information Packs for travel
* 24/7 Emergency support contact throughout your visit

Please note the programme and quote price may vary due to coach driving hours regulations and the type and timing of the Channel Crossing.