Music school trips to Ypres
Give your students the opportunity to remember the fallen of the First World War by performing at Menin Gate with a Music tour to Ypres. Combining history and music, students can visit some of the important landmarks and cemeteries of WWI including Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world. Our specialist team can arrange for your group to perform at Menin Gate before the Ceremony of the Last Post, the traditional final salute to the fallen played by buglers in honour of the memory of the soldiers who died in Ypres. A Music school trip to Ypres is a humbling and moving experience that will stay in the hearts and minds of your students for years to come.
- Travel to Ypres
- 2 hour walking tour of Ypres
- Tyne Cot Cemetery
- Langemark Cemetery
- In Flanders Museum
- Possible concert in Ypres town square
- Possible participation in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate
- Memorial Museum Passchendaele
- Concert at Talbot House Museum in Poperinge
- Full day at Bellewaerde Park
- Possible evening concert in church in Bruges
- Depart accommodation
- Return to school
All venues are subject to availability & suitability of the repertoire.
N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price... Request a quote
Poppies Youth International Hotel – Somme
- Set in historic centre.
- Recently refurbished
An ideal option for Schools and large groups located in the very centre of the battlefields of the Somme, closet to Lille, Arras, Amiens and less than 2 hours drive from Paris.
Location: Close to the town centre of Albert, ideally located for all the Somme WW1 excursions.
Facilities:On 3 separate floors, one per group. Each floor has got a meeting room and a games room. Free Wi-Fi throughout. Swimming pool next door.
Accommodation: 2-6 bedded rooms all with private facilities
Meals: Breakfast on site. Evening meals taken at the Corner’s Pub restaurant in Albert.
Ieper Lodge - Ypres
- Great value for money
- Multi-bedded student rooms
Purpose-built for school groups, the Ieper Lodge is in a great location near the centre of Ypres.
Location: Approximately 1 mile from the centre of Ypres, good value for money.
Facilities: WiFi, dining and games room, table football, ping pong and an outdoor area for games. Bar for the adults. Coach parking available.
Accommodation: 4-6 multi-bedded rooms for the students, twins or singles for the adults All have en-suite bathroom and TV
Meals: Full board, with continental breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.
The Old Abbey - Ypres
- Traditional hotel set in its own grounds
- Spacious dining areas
A hospitable and welcoming hotel, The Hotel Old Abbey (Oude Abdij in Flemish) is a great accommodation choice for groups and is in an ideal location for excursions to the Battlefields.
Location: One hour drive from Calais, 25 minute drive from Ypres, in the small town of Lo.
Facilities:Games area including pool table, table tennis and table football, two large dining areas, outside garden and karaoke.
Accommodation: 2-6 bedded rooms plus a larger 8 bedded room, en-suite facilities and TV.
Meals: Full board, with continental breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
Subject Specific Excursions
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Many of those who died in 1917 fighting to capture the village are buried in the nearby Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world.
Memorial Museum Passchendaele
The museum gives an amazing impression of the bloody battle of Passchendaele in 1917 where 500,000 lost their lives. It also exhibits a superbly realistic British underground bunker system, where you can see the communication and the dressing post, headquarters and dorms.
Behind the monumental gate of rosy sandstone are the graves of 44,061 German soldiers, 3000 of them were cadets and student volunteers of the 22nd to 27th Reserve Corps. They fell in October 1914 during vain attempts to come closer to Ypres.
Menin Gate & the Last Post
The famous British war memorial of WWI and by far the most important in Ypres to the British visitor. It was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield. The names of 54,896 missing soldiers are engraved on its walls. The Last Post, the traditional final salute to the fallen is played by buglers in honour of the memory of the soldiers who died in Ypres.
Talbot House, Poperinge
Poperinge was commandeered by the British Army to accommodate its men. Two chaplains opened this house up as a club for all soldiers regardless of rank, to come and relax. See where the men stayed and sought solace from the war.
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