WW1 Battlefields 2017

 Banff Academy WWI Battlefields Tour: Sunday 25th Friday 30th June 2017.

The Battlefields trip is a fantastic opportunity for students to experience the history of The Great War.

The trip is running towards the end of the 2017 summer term, leaving school on Sunday 25th June and returning on Friday 30th June. The cost of the trip will be £480 per pupil. The cost of the trip includes travel, accommodation, a guide, entry fees to museums and meals.

Sun 25th

Depart school at approx 5:30 am

Drive to Hull for ferry to Zeebrugge

Shared cabins.  Dinner and breakfast  provided.


Mon 26th

Full day excursion to southern lip of Ypres Salient.

Messines, Pool of Peace, Sanctuary Wood,

Hooge Crater, Menin Road, Hill 60


Tues 27th

Full day visit to France and the Somme battlefields.

Beaumont Hamel, Thiepval, Ulster Tower, La Boisselle,

Pozieres Ridge, Vimy Ridge.


Wed 28th

Full day excursion to northern lip of Ypres Salient.

Essex Farm, Poelkapelle, Passchaendale,

Tyne Cot, Langemark, Last Post Ceremony Menin Gate.


Thurs 29th

Leave hotel/youth hostel 09.00

Day visit to Brugges.

Ferry from Zeebrugge to Hull.

Share cabins, dinner and breakfast.


Fri 30th 

Arrive Hull 9am.  Arrive school approx. 6:30pm.

Payment for the trip can be made in full or in instalments. If you would like to pay in instalments the following dates will apply for each payment:


  1st October                   £65

  1st November            £100

  1st February              £100

   1st March                  £100

    1st April                      £65