• Experiencing the culture in France and Belgium
  • Exploring with local guides
  • Enjoying a spectacular mix of scenery and sights
  • Exploring the numerous WW1 battlefields and learning more about the devastating history
  • Traveling with peers on a horizon broadening experience
  • Joining a Last Post ceremony at Menin Gate
  • Discovering the magnificent Versailles Palace and Gardens

The WW1 Tour is a program carefully formed for schools interested in engaging in the devastating history of World War 1 within France and Belgium. Students will have the opportunity to explore many of the battlefields across France and Belgium, learning about the story, history and impact of each, and pay respect to those who were lost. Local tour guides will take students to some of the most famous sights while providing informative and interpretive commentary.



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Arrive in Paris where you will meet a local assistant and coach and transfer to your hotel. Check-in to your hotel before having dinner at a local restaurant for the first taste of the French cuisine.

Meals:  D

You will be issued a 3-day public transport pass for zones 1-3. Enjoy a full day guided tour with a local guide by public transport and view the main sights of the city, such as the Arc du Triomphe, Champs Elysees, and Place de La Concorde. Continue to the Conciergerie for a visit and explore the Latin Quarter.

Meals:  B

Enjoy a full day guided tour of Paris, during which the group will visit the Musee de la Liberation, the Musee du General Leclerc and the Musee de l’Armee.

Meals:  B

For the final full day guided tour of Paris, you will be able to enter the Eiffel Tower (subject to availability) and take a 1-hour Seine River cruise with informative commentary to see Paris and its beauty from new perspectives. Explore the Montmartre District and visit the Sacre Coeur.

Meals:  B

This morning the group will travel to Versailles with their guide by public transport. You will take a tour of the magnificent Versailles Palace and Gardens before returning to Paris and having the afternoon free at leisure.

Meals:  B

Go to Fontainebleau and Compiegne for a full day excursion. First, visit Chateau de Fontainebleau, then transfer to Compiegne to visit the Armistice Memorial and the Armistice Carriage Museum. Return to Paris.

Meals:  B

Transfer to Ypres, where the group will visit In Flanders Field Museum. Check-in to your hotel before having dinner at a local restaurant and attend the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate and commemorate soldiers.

Meals:  B,D

Enjoy a full day WWI Battlefields tour with a local specialist guide. Visit Essex Farm Cemetery, Sanctuary Wood Museum (Hill 62), Polygon Wood Cemetery and Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth cemetery. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant in Ypres.

Meals:  B,D

Enjoy a full day WWI Battlefields tour with a local specialist guide. Transfer to Fromelles and visit the Australian Memorial Park, then onto Thiepval to visit the WWI Memorial, the largest in the Somme area. Transfer to Albert, to visit the Somme 1916 Museum.

Meals:  B

For the last day of the WWI Battlefields tour you will be self-guided. Transfer to Villers-Bretonneaux, to visit the Sir John Monas Centre at the Australian Memorial. Continue to Peronne for a visit to the Great War Museum. The day will end back in Paris.

Meals:  B

Enjoy a full day at Disneyland in Paris for a final day of fun and activity before having dinner in a local restaurant.

Meals:  B,D

Transfer to Paris CDG airport and depart.

Meals:  B

Learning outcomes for students

World Expeditions Schools journeys are designed to encourage positive personal development and the learning of life skills, while leaving the communities and environments we travel to, in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to:
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers, their teachers, and the local people they meet.
• increase the confidence to engage with new people, and collaboratively make informed decisions.
• discover the benefits of working cooperatively together as a cohesive team, to achieve a common objective.
• Increase the ability to face, and cope with, mental and physical challenges and therefore increase resilience.
• give students a chance to appreciate and care for the natural world. The environments we travel through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment.
• Learn personal skills i.e., time management, personal hygiene, responsibility for personal gear, patience, tolerance, and public speaking.
We help encourage students to learn what it means to be a true global citizen.


  • International economy group flights (return) - as required/requested, organised by World Expeditions Schools
  • Experienced English speaking local guide/s
  • All meals as described in the itinerary (11 breakfasts, 3 dinners)
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • All transfers as described in the itinerary by private coach and train, public transport
  • Entrance fees and experiences as outlined
  • 24 hour Emergency support contact in France and Belgium
  • All city taxes
  • Teachers travelling from school with program

  • Any drinks during meals
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visa if required
  • Lunch


Adventure touring

Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.


Want to find out more?

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.

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