Sports & PE

With over 35 years’ experience in operating Battlefield and Education Tours for schools, Holts Tours pride themselves in being specialists and offering something memorable on all our tours.


In conjunction with Francourt Events, Rugby Vlaanderen, Mairie of Vimy, and the Vimy Football Club we can put together a package for schools and clubs to offer an opportunity to experience something extra on our Battlefield tours. Schools or clubs will be able to take part in Commemoration Programmes to remember players from Rugby and Football Battalions who fought and were lost in Battle during WW1. Holts Tours will arrange the accommodation, coaches, crossings, meals, museums and guides as required over the specified dates. Francourt Events, Rugby Vlaanderen, Mairie of Vimy, and the Vimy Football Club will arrange the tournaments and fixtures.

Our success is the result of the dedication of our staff and advisors. This wisdom ensures that each tour you travel on with Holts Tours will cover every eventuality and explore every opportunity.

Our balanced travel arrangements and logical planning are complemented by the expertise of the tournament organisers.

Ghent Rugby, Schools

Super 10’s Rugby

GENT, BELGIUM - Wed 25 Oct 2017

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Vimy Football, Schools

Vimy Under 12 Football

VIMY, FRANCE - Sat 10 Jun 2017

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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.

To arrange and plan your tour, call us on 01709 385500