WW1 Battlefield Tour Companies for Students & School Groups
There are a number of battlefield tour organizations which provide tours for school groups and teachers. School battlefield tours are aimed at specific Key Stage learning. A list of these specialist school tour companies is given below.
Guild of Battlefield Guides (GBG)
greatwar.co.uk is proud to be a Supporter of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides. The aim of the Guild is to raise the understanding and promote best practice for guiding on the battlefields.
Lt. Col. Graham Parker, OBE, Retd. and his daughter Joanna Legg organized battlefield tours for military, private and public groups from 1980 and 2000. They founded and operated the tours as Flanders Tours for 12 of those years. Graham Parker is honoured to have been made an Honorary Badged Guide of the Guild of Battlefield Guides. He and Joanna are keen to promote the Guild of Battlefield Guides and its Badged Guides, Members and Supporters are highlighted in our list of guides and tour companies below.
- Programme for Teachers Taking Battlefield Tours
- List of Battlefield Tours for Students & School Groups
Programme for Teachers Taking Battlefield Tours
Spirit of Remembrance
Badged guides & members of the Guild of Battlefield Guides (GBG)
Telephone: 01634 233785 or 01420 475567
Battlefield tour company led by a highly experienced team in travel and tourism combined with expert guides with many years of experience in battlefield guiding. Spirit of Remembrance offers a specialist programme designed for teachers and trainers teaching the Great War and taking students to visit the battlefields.
This course by Spirit of Remembrance is called “Train the Teachers”. Visit the Spirit of Remembrance website for more information about the course from this experienced battlefield tour company:
Website: www.spiritofremembrance.com Our Tours/Education Tours
List of Battlefield Tours for Students & School Groups
The following list gives an overview of organizations offering tours for students and school groups to the First World War battlefields. This list is offered to assist teachers and group leaders to find a tour company to suit your specific requirements.
Anglia Tours Ltd.
Supporter and Member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides (GBG); ABTA No. Y3463; ATOL Protected; stf (School Travel Forum) Assured Member; Quality Badge from the Council for Learing Outside the Classroom.
Address: First Floor, Charles House, Kelvedon Road, Inworth, Essex CO5 9SH
Telephone: 01376 - 574 130
Anglia Tours has an established reputation for organizing high quality tours to the First World War battlefields amongst other historical tours. Experienced and expert guides offer a range if guided tours suitable for schools. Each school battlefield tour is individually designed to meet the needs of the group. A visit to the school will be made to discuss the proposed tour and a pre-tour presentation made as appropriate. A Tour Organizer will be allocated to ensure that all the requirements of processing and and arranging the tour are met.
Clevelode Battlefield Tours
Member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides (GBG)
Telephone: 01684 311 257
Retired Army Officer Major David Craig offers his instructional and schools advisor experience as a guide for school and student groups wishing to make tours to the battlefields of the Western Front. Students will learn about the life of a soldier and his experience in war.
Club Europe Group Travel
Founding Member of the School Travel Forum; Council for Learning Outside the Classroom Accreditation; ATOL, IATA and ABTA Protection
Address: 22-24 Jaggard Way, London SW12 8SG
Telephone: 020 8772 6446
One of the UK’s leading school travel companies, Club Europe has been organising educational school trips for over 30 years. The battlefields trips to Belgium and Northern France support the National Curriculum Key Stage 3, GCSE and AS/A level courses. With careful attention to detail and the specific requirements of each school group, Club Europe tours never fail to inspire and move students to gain a better appreciation of the events of the two great wars.
For further information about battlefields trips with Club Europe go to:
Equity School Travel
Council for Learning Outside the Classroom Accreditation; School Travel Forum Assured Member; ATOL, IATA and ABTA Protection
Telephone: 01273 648 248
Equity School Travel arranges tours to the French region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, which incorporate educational visits for Key Stage 2 and 3 to the WW1 battlefields of Arras, the Somme and Ypres over the border in Belgium.
For further information about the tours to Nord-Pas-de-Calais visit the page at:
Galina International Study Tours Ltd.
Telephone: 0800 801 560
Galloway Tours for Schools and Colleges
Telephone: 01449 765863
Four-day tour package to the Ypres Salient and Somme battlefields.
Telephone: 0115 9404 303 or 07000 150 300
Holts Tours for Schools: Battlefields & Education
Telephone: 01293 865 000
Kingswood Centres for Education and Adventure
Telephone: 01603 - 309 300
Telephone: 0845 - 671 0072
Remembrance Travel for Schools and Young People
Supporter of the Guild of Battlefield Guides (GBG); ABTA & Atol Protected; Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge; School Travel Forum Assured Member
Telephone: 0845 602 2482
Remembrance Travel (formerly Poppy Travel) is a subsidy of The Royal British Legion. Tours are available to many destinations in Europe from one to four or five days. Tours are designed to link in with the school curriculum for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 or can be modified to suit particular requirements. A free pack is available to teachers. Visit the website for more information about tour destinations, guides and travel arrangements.
Supporter and Member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides (GBG); ABTA and ATOL Protected; Member of the STF (School Travel Forum); Holder of the LOtC Quality Badge.
Address: Rayburn House, 37 Brunel Parkway, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8HR
Telephone: 01332 347828
Rayburn Tours has over 45 years’ experience of providing tailor-made History Tours to the World War I Battlefields, amongst other destinations. All trips are tailored to your curriculum and our experienced consultants take the time to understand your aims, using specialist knowledge to create a trip which fulfils your particular learning objectives.
Accompanying your WWI Battlefields, Berlin or Holocaust History Tour, we offer complimentary iWitness resources, comprising teacher resources and student fieldbook to help maximise the learning experience before, during and after your trip. These fantastic resources are also flexible enough to incorporate into any style of teaching. In addition, our exclusive WWI Battlefield Specialist will provide you with fascinating facts and anecdotes relating to your local regiment and, if applicable, will endeavour to uncover any students’ WWI family history — in many cases tailoring your itinerary to visit these locations. This is a free and truly unique service available upon request and compliments our iWitness programme, helping to personalise your students’ experience and ensuring that their Battlefield Tour is a memorable and worthwhile learning outside the classroom experience.
Schools into Europe
Telephone: 029 2052 2236
School Travel Service (STS)
Telephone: 0870 240 6828
Skylark Battlefield Tours for Schools and Colleges
Telephone: 01354 696 779
Telephone: 01273 - 265 265
Winning Tours (incorporating Sporting Destinations) Battlefield Tours
ATOL no. 0151; IATA & ABTA Protected; School Travel Forum Assured Member
Telephone: 01903 832861
The company offers a two day itinerary tour to Ypres and the Somme battlefields.
Supporting the Guild of Battlefield Guides (GBG); Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge; School Travel Forum Assured Member
Telephone: 01225 766 346
WWI Education Resources for Teachers
For information and resources specially focused on the provision of education packages, key stage work and resources for schools, students and teachers see our page of museums, organizations and websites at:
Visiting the WW1 Western Front Battlefields
Advice and useful information about travelling, accommodation and tourist information for visitors to the Western Front battlefields: