Overview

 Highlights


  • Discovering England, France, Iceland and Germany
  • Exploring with local guides
  • Learning the history of devastating wars in Germany
  • Enjoying a spectacular mix of scenery and sights, from the cities to historic towns
  • Immersing in new cultures
  • Battlefields visits in France
  • Travel with your peers on a horizon broadening experience
  • Enjoying the natural wonders of Iceland with the Golden Circle tour

The Geography and History Tour is a program carefully sculpted for schools interested in discovering and exploring the geographical and historical aspects of England, France, Iceland and Germany. Students will have the opportunity to further their knowledge of significant people and historical events through visiting famous battlefields, museums, memorials and significant sites, as well as immersing in the natural wonders of Iceland. Local tour guides will accompany students on these visits and provide informative and interpretive commentary and show you the main sights of cities.

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Arrive in London where you will be met by a guide to transfer you to your hotel. Check-in and have a tour and safety brief.

Meals:  Nil

In a full day guided tour by public transport using an Oyster card you will view and visit some of the main sights of London. Enjoy a visit to the Natural History Museum, exhibiting a vast range of natural history. Go on the London eye (a giant Ferris wheel) and overlook the magnificent city at the top. Visit the British Museum, dedicated to human history, art and culture.

Meals:  B

Enjoy another full day guided tour by public transport to view and visit more of the main sights of the city. Enter the Tower of London, one of England’s most famous monuments, and visit the museum of London Docklands that tell the history of River Thames and the growth of the Docklands.

Meals:  B

Transfer to the train station to take a train to Paris. A local guide will meet you at the station for a tour of Paris to see the main sights and walk through the Champs Elysees. Stop at the Eiffel tower, one of Paris’s most famous landmarks.

Meals:  B

Enjoy a full day city tour of Paris with a local guide. View the main sites before going on a 1-hour Seine River cruise which offers a leisurely, scenic way to see Paris’s attraction. Visit the famous and upscale department store, Gallerias Lafayette, before visiting the Louvre (to be booked by school directly).

Meals:  B

Begin the day with a morning Versailles guided tour to see the former French royal residence and a palace listed as World Heritage. You will be shown the magnificent palace and gardens before returning to Paris to have the afternoon free at leisure.

Meals:  B

Immerse in a full day of WW1 Battlefields visits and learn about their history. Transfer to Villers-Bretonneux (approximately 2.30 hours) to visit the Franco-Australian Museum as well as the Australian National Memorial to honour the Australian soldiers who fought in France and Belgium. Transfer to Albert (30 minutes) and enter the Musee Somme 1916 (group to split in two if over 25 pax), before transferring to Thiepval (15 minutes) and visiting Thiepval WW1 Memorial, the largest memorial in Somme area. Finally, transfer to Ypres and following a self-arranged dinner, attend the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers of WW1.

Meals:  B

Transfer to Brussels (approximately 2 hours) to fly to Berlin. Meet a local assistant at the airport in Berlin and transfer to your hotel.

Meals:  B

You will be issued a 1-day public transport ticket for a full day guided tour by public transport. View the main sights of Berlin and go to the Berlin Wall memorial, the Jewish Memorial, and the Brandenburg Gate. Stop to view the Reichstag, one of the cities most significant historical buildings.

Meals:  B

Enjoy a half day excursion by first transferring to Wannsee (30 minutes) to visit Wannsee House, a memorial and education centre where a conference with the SS and Nazi leaders planned the mass murder of the Jews. Transfer to Potsdam (15 minutes) and view the old town and the “Bridge of Spies” which often served as an exchange of captured spies. Transfer back to Berlin (30 minutes) and have the remainder of the day free at leisure.

Meals:  B

Transfer to Berlin airport and fly to Reykjavik. Be met by a local assistant and transfer to hotel.

Meals:  B

You will have a full day Golden Circle tour with a local guide. Visit Thingvellir National Park to immerse in its natural wonders and visit Strokur Geysir to witness spouting hot springs. View the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall, one of Iceland’s most iconic waterfalls before the end of the tour.

Meals:  B

Transfer to Keflavik airport to fly to Munich. A local guide will meet you at the airport for a 4-hour city tour to view the main sights along with sights related to Beer Hall Putsch and other devastating Nazi sites.

Meals:  B

Transfer to Dachau (30 minutes) for a half day excursion and visit Dachau concentration camp with a guided tour (groups over 30 pax to split in two). Transfer back to Munich and have the remainder of the day free at leisure.

Meals:  B

Transfer to Munch 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.


Inclusions

  • International economy group flights (return) - as required/requested, organised by World Expeditions Schools
  • Internal flight from Brussels To Berlin
  • Internal flight from Keflavik to Munich
  • Experienced English speaking local guide/s
  • All meals as described in the itinerary (14 breakfasts)
  • 14 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 England, France, Iceland and Germany
  • All city taxes
  • Teachers from your school accomanying the program

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

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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
Programs

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.

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