WW1 Battlefield Tour Companies for Students & School Groups

Young visitor at Tyne Cot Cemetery.

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)

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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

Spirit of Remembrance

Badged guides & members of the Guild of Battlefield Guides (GBG)

Telephone: 01634 233785 or 01420 475567

Website: www.spiritofremembrance.com

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

Email: info@angliatours.co.uk

Website: www.angliatours.co.uk

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

Email: info@clevelode-battletours.com

Website: clevelode-battletours.com

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

Email: travel@club-europe.co.uk

Website: www.club-europe.co.uk

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:

Website: www.club-europe.co.uk/school-educational-tours/humanities-tours/history-tours/belgian-battlefield-tours/

Equity School Travel

Council for Learning Outside the Classroom Accreditation; School Travel Forum Assured Member; ATOL, IATA and ABTA Protection

Telephone: 01273 648 248

Website: www.equityschooltravel.co.uk

Equity School Travel arranges tours to the WW1 battlefields in France and Belgium for Key Stage 2 and 3 to Arras, the Somme and Ypres.

For further information about the battlefield tours visit the page at:

Website: www.equityschooltravel.co.uk Battlefield Tours WW1

Galina International Study Tours Ltd.

Council for Learning Outside the Classroom Accreditation; School Travel Forum Assured Member; ABTA No. Y4466

Address: Galina International Study Tours Ltd., 16 Bridge Street Row, Chester, CH1 1NQ

Telephone: Freephone 0800 801 560

Email: info@schooltours.co.uk

Website: www.schooltours.co.uk

Galina International Study Tours Ltd. is a very well established, family-owned tour company. Galina has been arranging tours for young people since 1989. Galina's tours to the battlefields of the First World War are one area of expertise in a wide-ranging programme of student study visits. All battlefield tours can be designed to meet the requirements of each group. A study pack and teachers' notes are included in the price of a tour. Knowledgeable guides with a specialism in the history of the Western Front battlefields and with considerable teaching experience will conduct each tour. Dedicated tour administrators will establish personal contact with the group leaders during the planning of a tour and will ensure smooth-running arrangements during the tour.

Visit the website for full details of school study tours.

Galloway Tours for Schools and Colleges

Telephone: 01449 765863

Website: www.gallowayschools.com

Email: glenn@gallowayeuropean.co.uk

Four-day tour package to the Ypres Salient and Somme battlefields.

Halsbury Travel

Telephone: 0115 9404 303 or 07000 150 300

Website: www.halsbury.com

Holts Tours for Schools: Battlefields & Education

Telephone: 01293 865 000

Website: www.school-history-tours.co.uk

Key Stage Tours

ABTA and ATOL protected (ABTA No. V6504), Founding member of the STF (School Travel Forum) Assured Member; Quality Badge from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

Address: 259 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, SE10 8NB

Telephone: 0845 1 30 60 70

Email: enquiries@key-stage.co.uk

Website: www.key-stage.co.uk

Key Stage Tours has been working with school groups for over 20 years, providing bespoke history tours to the UK, Europe and further afield. A tour manager will work with you throughout the process to develop your ideal itinerary. Visit the website or contact Key Stage Tours by email if you would like to discuss your requirements for a tour.

Two extra student places provided free as part of the Government's Battlefields Project.

For a comprehensive, colour eBrochure for Key Stage History Tours visit the link:

E-Brochure: www.studytrips.co.uk Key Stage History Tours Brochure 2013-2014

Kingswood Centres for Education and Adventure

Telephone: 01603 - 309 300

Website: www.kingswood.co.uk

Lest We Forget Tours

Telephone: 01424 775730 / 07792 834062

Website: lestweforgettours.co.uk

Email: enquiries@lestweforgettours.co.uk

Fully guided one, two or three day WW1 battlefield tours to the Western Front for school groups. Lest We Forget Tours was established in 2004 by experienced battlefield guide Brian Lancaster and his wife Joanna. Brian passed away in 2010. Joanna, an experienced teacher, and her two sons continue to organize the tours.

Tour itineraries are compliant with school curriculum studies and can be arranged to suit the exact needs of a group. Prices for a tour are based on the number of students attending and the sites they will be visiting. Tours are priced as low as possible whilst ensuring that every tour is engaging and memorable for the students. For more information and to discuss your requirements for a battlefield tour contact Joanna Lancaster at Lest We Forget Tours.

NST Group

Telephone: 0845 - 671 0072

Website: www.nstgroup.co.uk

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

Website: www.remembrancetravel.org.uk

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.

Rayburn Tours

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

Email: enquiries@rayburntours.co.uk

Website: www.rayburntours.com

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

Website: www.schoolsintoeurope.com

School Travel Service (STS)

Telephone: 0870 240 6828

Website: ststravel.co.uk

Skylark Battlefield Tours for Schools and Colleges

Telephone: 01354 696 779

Website: www.skylarkbattlefieldtours.co.uk

Travelbound

Telephone: 01273 - 265 265

Website: www.travelbound.co.uk

Winning Tours (incorporating Sporting Destinations) Battlefield Tours

ATOL no. 0151; IATA & ABTA Protected; School Travel Forum Assured Member

Telephone: 01903 832861

Email: clubsandschools@travelplaces.co.uk

Website: www.travelplaces.co.uk/winning_tours/wwi-wwii-battlefields.html

The company offers a two day itinerary tour to Ypres and the Somme battlefields.

Wyvern Schooltours

Supporting the Guild of Battlefield Guides (GBG); Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge; School Travel Forum Assured Member

Telephone: 01225 766 346

Email: sales@wyvernschooltours.co.uk

Website: www.wyvernschooltours.co.uk

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Members of a battlefield tour visiting the Hill 60 Memorial Site on the Ypres Salient battlefields.
A battlefield tour group at the Hill 60 Memorial site on the Ypres Salient battlefield.

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