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School Trips to Ypres

A school trip to Ypres is ideal for students studying the First World War in any capacity, from the warfare itself to the literature borne from the soldiers’ experiences, and even the history of medicine and its development during WW1.

This small Belgian town occupied an important strategic position, as it stood in the path of the Germans’ Schlieffen Plan, as they planned to sweep into France from the north. There are many fascinating sites of interest in and around Ypres that will bring this period to life for your students.

Not to be missed on an English literature or history school trip to Ypres is the opportunity to take part in the moving Last Post Ceremony, which takes place every evening at the town’s famous Menin Gate. Some of your students will be able to lay a wreath as part of the ceremony, and this will be an honour that they will never forget.

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History of Warfare School Trip to Ypres, Waterloo & Dunkirk

4 days, 3 nights

From £215 per person

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School WW1 Battlefield Tour to Ypres and the Somme

3 days, 2 nights

From £145 per person

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WW1 Medical Aid School Trip to Ypres

2 days, 1 night

From £99 per person

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School English Literature Trip to Ypres

2 days, 1 night

From £99 per person

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School History Trip to Ypres

2 days, 1 night

From £99 per person

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School English Literature day Trip to Ypres

1 day

From £44 per person

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School History Day Trip to Ypres

1 day

From £44 per person

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Discover more about school trips to Ypres

Ypres is an ancient town, but it’s best known for its central role in WW1 and the remembrance of those who lost their lives during the conflict and that’s why it’s such an excellent choice of destination for history school trips.

Many of the visits in and around Ypres are focused on keeping the memory of the First World War alive – which is also one of the reasons you’re interested in arranging a school trip to the WW1 battlefields, so you’ll find that there are plenty of options to fill your itinerary with activities that will meet your learning objectives. And you can choose to include a visit to the Somme to further explore the impact of the war on these areas. 

All of this makes Ypres the perfect base for history school trips to the WW1 battlefields. We’ll work closely with you to tailor make your trip to ensure that it suits the specific requirements of your group and leaves them with a greater appreciation of the scale of the destruction that the First World War left in its wake.

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Tailor-made school trips

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Loyalty scheme

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.

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