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Berlin

Berlin Grad

A visit to Berlin enables students to see the visible scars of the Cold War as well as experience sites of historical importance from the Holocaust and Nazi dictatorship. With museums, memorials and bunkers there is something to engage all students. Travel by coach or air to suit your budget. 

Guided Tours

For groups looking to enhance their excursions to the battlefields of Europe, we are partners with the International Guild of Battlefield Guides and therefore have access to trained, experienced and vetted guides. They are chosen for their suitability to work with school groups to bring the reality of war to life. All Guild members have one thing in common, their love of Military History.

Berlin: Cold War Case Study

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Berlin: Cold War Case Study

Berlin: Cold War Case Study Grad

A field trip to the iconic Cold War City of Berlin adds immense value to understanding the reality of life in the divided city before the collapse of the USSR and the Warsaw Pact.

Our three-day tour is a popular and well-proven field trip that attracts regular re-booking. Your tour will be led by a Galloway Historian who has personal experience of life in Berlin at the height of the Cold War. This expert guidance coupled with a logical and varied itinerary is guaranteed to stimulate learning and thought.

Your group will follow a chronological narrative beginning with the Red Army’s costly battle to capture Berlin and the subsequent capitulation of Hitler’s Reich. Your tour can be tailored to focus on specific research subjects, we regularly include the Stasi Prison, Checkpoint Charlie, Nuclear Fall Out Shelters, Soviet Memorial Parks and of course sections of the Berlin Wall.

We prefer to mix coach transits with walking tours, this ensures that everybody experiences the atmosphere of Berlin and sees the evidence of the past.

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Fortress Europe

Fortress Europe Grad

An excursion providing the opportunity to visit the many fascinating sites in Nord-Pas de Calais that demonstrate the extent of the fortification and armaments in place during World War II.

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Krakow

Krakow Grad

The realities of the Nazi occupation are truly brought to life by a trip to Krakow, especially Auschwitz. Underpin the teachings of the horrors of war and provide students with a better understanding of the persecution of the Jews.

Guided Tours

For groups looking to enhance their excursions to the battlefields of Europe, we are partners with the International Guild of Battlefield Guides and therefore have access to trained, experienced and vetted guides. They are chosen for their suitability to work with school groups to bring the reality of war to life. All Guild members have one thing in common, their love of Military History.

Krakow: Auschwitz

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Krakow: Auschwitz

Krakow: Auschwitz Grad

Auschwitz for many is considered to be the Ground Zero of the final solution, the epicentre of the holocaust. It was of course one of many death camps constructed to carry out murder on an industrial scale.

Not far from the small Polish town of Oswiecim the camp is calculated to have murdered 1.1 million innocent people with grim and relentless efficiency. Our specialist guided tour visits the infamous camp and the city of Krakow. We will also consider life in wartime Poland, visiting the wartime ghetto in Podgorze and the site of the labour camp at Plaszow as seen in the film Schindler’s List.

Our programme will also include a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum. This can be an emotive tour for obvious reasons, all of our guides are experts and of equal importance, they are experienced in working with young students in this environment.   

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London day excursion

London day excursion Grad

With such a variety of attractions, from heritage to art, from theatre to fun, London is the ideal choice for any group day out. We have access to education rates for a wide range of West End shows and attractions and can help with all elements of the planning to ensure your day trip is well organised and enjoyable.

For more details about West End shows please click here.

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Munich

Munich Grad

This tour covers the early rise of Nazi power in Munich and offers a fascinating insight into the area’s role during World War II.

Perfect as a two-centre tour with Nuremberg.

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Normandy

Normandy Grad

As well as offering students the chance to see for themselves the beaches where so many sacrifices were made during WWII, Normandy also gives the opportunity to study other periods of history such as medieval times and the Norman Conquest.

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Nuremberg

Nuremberg Grad

This tour covers the early rise of Nazi power in Nuremburg and offers a fascinating insight into the area’s role during World War II.

Perfect as a two-centre tour with Munich.

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Opal Coast day excursion

Opal Coast day excursion Grad

The French Opal Coast is so easily accessible and therefore offers a wide variety of interesting opportunities for a school day excursion.

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Prague

Prague Grad

A visit to this capital city, steeped in history, will enable students to study everything from medieval Europe to the more recent birth of the Czech Republic.

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The Netherlands

The Netherlands Grad

The Netherlands has so many worthwhile places and attractions to visit, a comprehensive and well-constructed itinerary can easily be created. Alternatively, see the area from a different perspective and discover the history and impact of World War II on The Netherlands.

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