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CGT Battlefields Ltd

What will students see and do?

CGT Battlefields is a specialist tour operator that has been in the business for over 25 years, providing inspirational tours to World War I and World War II battlefields across Europe.

As a company, it concentrates on a few destinations that it does well, rather than many destinations where its resources are spread thinly. As such, it has seven school trips available:

• Normandy Cultural History Tour (France)
• Ypres History Tour (Belgium)
• The Battle of the Somme (France)
• History on the Western Front (Belgium, France)
• Diversity on the Western Front (Belgium, France)
• 20th Century Normandy (France)
• Surgery and Treatment on the Western Front (Belgium, France)

All of the CGT Tours come with the option of a guide who acts as an historical interpreter. They will be familiar with the location that you are travelling to and how it fits with your educational requirements, and can even work with you in advance of the tour to ensure that you put together an itinerary that is perfect for your students’ needs.



Teaching resources provided

CGT Battlefields has put together several resources to go with your history-based school trip. These cover the topics of women in the First World War; technology and war; medicine and warfare; war in the air and diversity in the British Armed Forces. All of these include sample enquiry questions and examples of relevant sites in Europe to visit.

For example, for women in the First World War, students can investigate how close women were to the trenches and how that affected the roles they were allowed to carry out; what role they had in the military, both on the home front and posted abroad; and how female employment was changed by the end.

The resource then links to The National Archives, which provides plenty of relevant information for these enquiries. Examples of sites to visit to complement these studies include the Lijssenthoek Commonwealth War Graves Commission burial ground in Belgium, The Ring of Remembrance at the Notre-Dame de Lorette Memorial in France, and the Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm memorial in Ypres.


Minimum and maximum group size

CGT Battlefields Ltd can accommodate groups of 12 to 200.


Details of risk assessment

Teachers are required to conduct their own risk assessment, as every group is different.

An example risk assessment conducted by CGT Tours is available on request – it is generic and is provided only as a useful template/guidance for you to complete your own risk assessment. Inspection visits can be arranged.

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Facilities on-site

Facilities vary depending on your chosen location. CGT Tours works closely with accommodation suppliers to offer schools a selection of hostels and hotels, all ideally located for visiting the battlefields.

Hostels often offer facilities such as games rooms, classroom facilities, internet access and staff lounges.

All accommodation is fully audited in line with School Travel Forum requirements.


Opening times

Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-12pm

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Pricing

Prices start at £115 per person, with selected tours starting at £309 per person.


Travel arrangements

STF Travel Sure travel insurance is included as standard on all school and youth group tours. It was developed by ABTA and STF with AXA Insurance to give you confidence when booking and travelling overseas. For more information and to discuss travel arrangements, get in contact.


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