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Educational Battlefield Tours

Bringing history to life for more than 25 years

Our Story

With almost 40 years’ experience in operating Battlefield and History tours and more than 25 years in running School Travel, Holts Tours prides itself in being the specialist in educational travel and the leading history and battlefield tours company.

We offer educational school visits, trips and tours for school student groups, in Europe, around the UK and overseas. Our range of trips covers art, culture, geography, science and language tours as well as battlefields and history.

All school tours can be tailor-made to suit the needs of your pupils, parents and school. Some schools like to combine an art or cultural trip with leisure time, while on history and battlefield tours, some schools prefer to visit a specific grave or war cemetery and lay a wreath. Let us know your requirements and we can build them into the itinerary.

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School Children

Battlefields & Educational Tours

School trips are an essential part of a child’s education, helping to foster a sense of adventure and allowing them the freedom to explore the world in a safe and supervised environment. Many experts say that such tours help to develop self-confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

Such visits can give students fresh perspectives and understanding of the world, inspiring and illuminating the subjects that they are studying. Battlefield tours give them a greater insight into what life was like for the combatants and those affected by the World Wars, allowing students to develop a deeper understanding and a greater empathy.

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Jacqui Shaw - Our Head of Schools and Colleges Battlefield Tours

Expert guidance and planning

Here at Holts, we believe that Battlefield Tours are an important part of how a student learns about history, and perhaps even themselves. We have passion, experience and the knowledge to help make the most of your Battlefield Tour and make it an experience for your students to remember for a lifetime.

Our Head of Schools and Colleges Battlefield Tours, Jacqui Shaw, was educated at Reading and Cambridge, and has worked as a teacher for over 20 years. Inspired to learn more after visiting the Battlefields herself on a school tour, she has been returning ever since and is excited to be able to bring the experience to new generations of students. With Holts, we seek to bring history to life, understand the past, and ensure a memorable and rewarding Battlefield Tour for your students.

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