The Battlefields & Memorials of The Great War
Belgium is strewn with sights and memorials from the two World Wars, particularly the First, or Great War. Cemeteries are scattered around the countryside – there are literally hundreds around the area of Ieper, including Tyne Cot near Passchendaele, the largest cemetery for Commonwealth forces in the world.
And there are dozens of accompanying memorials, including the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ypres, where you can witness the Last Post Ceremony, which takes place at 8 pm every evening. Depending on the length of your tour, we can also include some of the memorial sites of the Battle of the Somme in your itinerary.
For students studying the First World War, nothing brings home the impact of the conflict like a visit to Ypres.
And don’t forget, we also have excellent itineraries for visits to the Somme. Click here for more information.
Ypres 1 Night
Take pupils to see the trenches, battlefields, memorials and cemeteries of the Great War. School trips to Ypres really do bring the subject to life.View More
Ypres 2 Nights
This extended trip allows you to let your students delve a little deeper into the battlefields of the Western Front around Ieper/Ypres.View More
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Ypres keeps alive the memories of the soldiers of the Great War
OUR Ypres ACCOMMODATION:
The Poppies is the ideal accommodation for school group tours, being close to many historic sites. This hotel is part of a network of school hotels. Your stay in this classic, old building, with its unique location, will make your trip to Ypres unforgettable.
If your group is minimum 45 people you will have the entire place to yourselves. In the evening, your group can enjoy the hotel games room, with a pool-billiard table, soccer table, pinball machines and drinks machine.