WW1 – Flanders 2-Day Tour

2-Day/1-Night Trip to Flanders from £149 per pupil

Day 1

Departing school in the morning, you will travel to Belgium to arrive in Ypres in the early afternoon.

On arrival in Ypres you will visit ‘In Flanders Field Museum’ with its excellent interactive and educational exhibits. Here pupils can register a few personal details on a poppy wristband and then hear wartime stories based on their profile. As well as exhibits of uniforms, recruitment posters and trench warfare, this museum really excels in revealing alternative aspects of life, with an emphasis on the affect of war on the local Belgian communities, many of the population forced to leave the country as refugees, and the rebuilding exercise that took place in the years after.

You will return to Ypres to take dinner in a town centre restaurant. Your group will then take the short walk to the Menin Gate to take part in the moving Last Post ceremony. This daily rite began in 1927 and is attended by several hundreds of visitors and locals alike standing in respectful silence every evening at 8pm, without fail. Euroculture can arrange for your school to lay a wreath as part of the ceremony here, an activity that can provide a memorable and poignant exercise for the class. Your coach will return you to your residential centre at the end of the event.

Day 2

After breakfast, your coach tour will continue around the surrounding Belgian countryside, taking in several important sites including Sanctuary Wood, with its network of reconstructed trenches and relics, the Passchendaele Memorial Museum and the Tyne Cot Cemetery – the largest of all the Commonwealth War Grave Cemeteries providing the last resting place of nearly 12000 soldiers. Also of interest are the Essex Farm Cemetery where In Flanders Field war poet John McRae is laid to rest, and Talbot House, where British Tommies would get some brief respite away from the bombardment at the Front to relax, drink tea and seek solace.

This visit is offered from £149 per pupil based upon 44 pupils travelling with 5 Teachers free of charge.
The price quoted for the fully-inclusive programme above includes:
* Outward and return transfers by Executive Coach between your school and your destination in France
* Eurotunnel or Ferry Crossing **
* Overnight accommodation at our approved Amiens centre – for details of your accommodation please click here
* Full board accommodation (first meal – dinner day 1/last meal – packed lunch day 2)
* Help with provision of comprehensive Risk Assessments
* Tour planning guidance
* Comprehensive Leaders’ Information Packs for travel
* 24/7 Emergency support contact throughout your visit
* Fully Protected Travel Arrangements – Travel Regulation Insolvency Protection Insurance provided by Towergate. For more details please click here.
** Outward travel on peak dates will incur a supplement.