To plan and arrange your tour, call Tracey on: 01306 873 571

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Northern France is not too far to reach from the UK. Travel to the area to study about France under German Occupation and the fall of France in World War II.


Blitzkrieg assault on Belgium and France

In May 1940, the Germans launched their Blitzkrieg assault on Belgium and France. The speed and scale of this lightning form of warfare completely out manoeuvred their opponents and by the end of the month the Allied defenders found themselves trapped by German Panzers against the English Channel. In response, Britain mobilised all available maritime resource to evacuate some 337,000 soldiers in order to be able to continue the struggle against the Nazi regime.

Dunkirk Beach
Dunkirk Beach
Operation Dynamo
British troops evacuating Dunkirk in Operation Dynamo

Bray Dunes

On May 27, 1940, Operation Dynamo began the evacuation of Allied troops from the Dunkirk area. Fishermen from Bray-Dunes actively contributed to the re-embarkation of the Allied troops. There are many other interesting and well-known places we visit, such as The Mole at Dunkirk and Dunkirk Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cemetery and memorial.


The cowshed in which members of the Warwickshire and Cheshire Regiments were massacred after surrendering to the Waffen SS has been restored and now stands as a memorial to this horrendous crime.

Suggested Itineraries

All tours can be tailor-made to suit your needs. Some groups have specific sites that they wish to visit including graves, where they may wish to lay a wreath. Others like to combine a history tour with some leisure time, such as a day visit to Bruges, a visit to Bellewaerde Theme Park outside Ypres or add on a visit to Disneyland® Paris.

All our tours include:

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your school or chosen pick-up point
  • Executive class coach travel (subject to availability)
  • Return travel on Eurotunnel (or P&O Ferries, if you prefer)
  • Entrance to all museums throughout the tour
  • Full board accommodation for tours lasting two days or more
  • Exclusive Teachers’ Information Booklet and Pupil Worksheets
  • Personal Battlefields Tours Executive to assist with tour planning
School Children

Tracey Morgan - School Tours Executive

Tracey Morgan has direct knowledge of the trials, tribulations and joys of school trip planning, having arranged and experienced familiarisation trips, as well as organising inbound and outbound tours around the world. This wisdom ensures that each tour you travel on with Holts Tours will cover every eventuality and explore every opportunity.

To arrange and plan your tour, call Tracey on 01306 873 571