History Tours | 2011-12 Bringing the curriculum to life
â€˜Field trips like this can do more for their education than any talk in a classroom could, and they will remember it for many, many years to comeâ€™ 2
Parent of student at Leighton Park School
Foreword by Matthew Christmas, Head of History, The Lady Eleanor Holles School
I have been attending and then organising overseas History field visits for 20 years: the best decision I made was to ask Anglia Battlefield Tours to organise them for me. As a result, I am delighted to have been asked to write the foreword for this brochure. I cannot foresee any reason why I would want to look for another company. If we want to attract pupils beyond Year 9 and if we want to get them fully to appreciate what we teach in the classroom, then it is essential that we get them out of it and onto the ground! I am a great believer in that statement by Einstein: “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything one learned in school”; History students need to get out of school and see the past in the present for themselves. I have taken a Head Teacher and a Chairman of Governors on such a trip and they have seen the impact on pupil learning, as well as appreciating the improvement in examination results which they undoubtedly bring! However, anyone bothering to read this foreword will know all this already, so why Anglia over their competitors? I hope that I am a decent enough guide, but my students hear me talking all the time in school; they benefit hugely from being guided by an expert and Anglia provide these. Every guide we have had from Anglia has enviable subject knowledge, is able not only to challenge the students and to inspire them to want to know more, but also to encourage them to think for themselves. Anglia guides have infectious enthusiasm and many have military experience which
makes an enormous difference when you have sixty-five Year 9s in a Great War Trench or standing on the D-Day beaches. They also allow you, the teacher, the freedom to get in amongst the students and also to learn for yourself without you having the responsibility of taking them around the sights! I have found Anglia unparalleled in their willingness and support in helping you design a bespoke tour which suits particular examination needs. Nothing is too much trouble. Anglia also take their responsibility to provide a safe environment extremely seriously. Logistics matter when you have a large number of Year 10 pupils abroad. Anglia’s guides know what to do in a crisis and they have the full back up of their office 24 hours a day. I couldn’t have asked for better care. Aside from superb guides, rigorous health and safety standards and logistical expertise, the field trips which Anglia organise have a significant impact, not just on the enthusiasm of students for History as a subject and on take-up for GCSE and A Level, but also on examination results. I am certain that one reason why the number of LEH historians achieving A* at GCSE has risen so dramatically over the
last two years is because these trips have considerably improved pupil understanding and knowledge. I do not know of any Head of History familiar with what Anglia offers who would want to use any other company. The service is exemplary from start to finish. If you employ Anglia, your students’ parents will get their money’s worth and your students will have a wonderful educational experience. What more need I say?
‘Everything went like clockwork, and this was down to the professionalism of your company’ Colchester Royal Grammar School ‘I just wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful trip... My daughter was totally fascinated. She is a history lover but even so was overwhelmed by the visits’ Parent of Student at City of London School for Girls Cover image: Joeley Bishop The Sixth Form College, Colchester See page 17
Lady Butler’s “Man of Kent” reproduced by kind permission of the trustees of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment
Contents 6 Peace and War 10 Britain at War 16 Morality, race and persecution 20 Medieval Europe 22 UK based tours 25 Our commitment to you 26 Safety Management
Introduction Welcome to our new History brochure for 2011 â€“ 2012 and welcome to a new era for Anglia. As you may well have noticed from the cover of the brochure, this year sees a landmark in the development of our company, symbolised by a change of name and a change of logo. What is in a name? You may well ask. As Anglia Battlefield Tours we became one of the UKâ€™s largest independent history tour operators, established an enviable reputation for high quality service and led the way in fully guided tours. Now our commitment to delivering the same quality of service extends far beyond the battlefields. Each year we take an increasing number of schools on tours across Europe, to places such as Paris, Berlin, Krakow and Prague. Whilst each of these may have borne witness to conflict, the reason why so many groups travel with us to these cities extends far beyond the confines of a battlefield.
or one of the many other subjects covered by the current History specifications, Anglia can deliver, on the ground, exactly the tour you need to support your classroom based learning. So now the time has now come to reflect that in the name of our company.
Whether the focus of your studies is the rise of National Socialism, the Cold War, Medicine Through Time
As you read this brochure it should become apparent that we are different from other school tour
This year, as Anglia Tours, we will create the platform from which we can expand into new areas of school history tours. We will retain our total commitment to providing the quality of service you have come to expect from us and to ensuring that, whatever tour you take with us meets your expectations in full.
operators. We care about what we do and about you, our customers. Let us take you on tour where you can experience that difference at first hand. Let our guides engage with your students, inspire and enthuse them so that not only do you see an improvement in their performance at exams, but they also gain a deeper understanding of the world we have left behind and the world we have to live in now. Above all, let Anglia Tours help you create a truly memorable experience.
Peace and War:
International Relations 1900 -1991 The twentieth century was defined by the search for peace in a time of unprecedented conflict. New political ideologies clashed with outdated notions of government, culminating in the cataclysmic events of two global wars. The second half of the century witnessed the tensions of globalisation, conflicting economic and political systems, popular protest and the advent of international terrorism. Our tours are designed to support the new specifications for GCSE and post16 courses, allowing students to develop their understanding of the twentieth century in the very locations where these epoch-changing events took place.
Germany 1918 -1991 Study materials available
The most rapidly-growing area of ANGLIA’s business is tours to Germany. We are delighted to offer a range of programmes, all bespoke, focussing on the German experience of the twentieth century.
Munich, Nuremberg & Obersalzburg We begin these tours with visits to the heartland of National Socialism. From the streets of Munich, which witnessed the attempted Putsch of 1923 and the vast rally grounds of Nuremberg, captured by Leni Riefenstahl in her iconic film ‘Triumph of the Will’, to the Berghof, Hitler’s home in the Bavarian Alps, your tour will take in locations which played significant roles in the birth and development of the Nazi movement, and where the course of European history was set. Themes:
Options: Fully guided
Germany and the Weimar Republic
2-Day Munich and Nuremberg by air from £239
The impact of the Great War and Versailles The Beer Hall Putsch The Rise of National Socialism Life under the Nazi Regime – Repression, prejudice and persecution Retribution and Justice – the Nuremberg trials
‘The trip was fantastic and the pupils and staff loved it. It was perfect for the course and Ian was brilliant. The pupils loved him’ Colchester High School
Day 1: Munich Day 2: Nuremberg 3-Day Munich and Nuremberg by air from £299 Day 1: Dachau Concentration Camp Day 2: Munich Day 3: Nuremberg 4 day Munich & Obsersalzburg by air from £378 Day 1: Dachau Day 2: Munich Day 3: Obsersalzburg Day 4: Nuremberg
Specifications/topics supported by these tours: KS3: > Twentieth Century World GCSE: All AQA, OCR and Edexcel specifications featuring: > Russia; 1905-1941 > Germany; 1918-1945 > International Relations, 1900-1991 ‘A’ level: All AQA, OCR and Edexcel specifications featuring: > Tsarist, Revolutionary, Stalinist and Communist Russia, 1855-1991 > Germany 1871-1991 > International Relations, 1879-1990 ‘We had a fantastic tour and I am so grateful to you for all your hard work in the office and to Ian who was a great guide. The girls all appreciated his enthusiasm and knowledge and I certainly appreciated how hard he worked to ensure everything went smoothly... I will definitely use Anglia in future and will recommend you guys strongly.’ Queensgate School ‘Thank you so much for everything you have done for us in the organisation of what was the best study visit I have experienced! I was absolutely blown away with the visit last week, a brilliant experience for the students, my colleagues and myself ’ Bishop Heber School
© Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin / Foto: Max Köstler, Berchtesgaden
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‘The newest city I have come across’ - Mark Twain, 1892 It is perhaps true to say that one concept defines Berlin: change. This is a city that never stands still, which is constantly re-inventing itself, and never fails to surprise even the most regular visitor. Nowhere on earth experienced the twentieth century in quite such sharp relief as Berlin as it experienced Imperial autocracy, fascism, dictatorship, Communism and eventually capitalist democracy. Iconic landmarks such as the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate witnessed the end of Europe’s old order, and the emergence of one of the most brutal regimes in history, followed by total devastation and physical division. A city divided unlike any other, Berlin still bears the scars of both conflict and reconstruction. The Berlin Wall is even now being restored, and it is possible to visit museums demonstrating the brutality of a regime in power as recently as 1989. For students of twentieth century history, a visit to Berlin is a must. Themes:
Options: Fully guided
1-day Berlin by air from £48* 2-day Berlin by air from £239 3-day Berlin by air from £299 4-day Berlin by coach from £289
The impact of the Great War and Versailles The Weimar Republic The Rise of National Socialism Life under the Nazi Regime – Repression, prejudice and persecution Coercion and Propaganda in Nazi Germany Nazi economic policy; The Nazi dictatorship The Holocaust The fall of Hitler’s Germany Aftermath of WWII and Origins of the Cold War Crises during the Cold War Life in the GDR The collapse of Communism
All itineraries are bespoke, and will be tailored to your needs. Focus can be on the Wilhelmine or Weimar periods, the Rise of the Nazis, Life in Nazi Germany, or the Cold War period, or any combination of these.
Combined German Tours Whilst a visit to any one of the aforementioned cities will afford students the opportunity to consider the themes identified, ANGLIA is pleased to be able to offer a range of tours where through visiting a number of locations students really get to grips with modern German history. Options: Fully guided 4-Day Munich, Nuremberg and Berlin by air from £378 Day 1: Munich Day 2: Nuremberg Day 3: Berlin Day 4: Berlin ‘This was the best of the 4 Berlin / Krakow trips. I loved it, as did all of the students, every minute’ Thomas Telford School One Day tour to Berlin Fully guided focusing on either The Rise of the Nazis or The Cold War. Prices start from £48.00 per student (excluding flights). Call us for more information.
Russia and the USSR
Study materials available
Prague The beautiful city of Prague offers the perfect blend of history, culture, architecture and fun. Epitomising the charm of central Europe, Prague combines a highly popular tourist destination with the scene of some of the most important events of modern history. For students studying the religious and political turmoil of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, or the impact of National Socialism and Communism in the twentieth, we are able to design a programme to meet their needs. From the Defenestration of Prague to the Velvet Revolution, this magical city has witnessed history in the making. ANGLIA is also able to produce a bespoke itinerary combining a visit to Prague along with another of our central European destinations, such as Munich, Berlin or Krakow. We would be happy to discuss your requirements - please give us a call! Themes: The Rise of National Socialism Life under the Nazi Regime The origins of the Cold War Life under Communism Cold War crises The Velvet Revolution Why did the Cold War end? The collapse of Communism
The USA For schools studying the history, politics or literature of the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries, ANGLIA is able to arrange a selection of tours for your students. Although aspects of our 6-day USA tours may be unguided, ANGLIA is able to provide a Tour Manager to accompany you at additional cost. Please contact us for further details.
Options: Fully guided
3-Day Prague by air from £XX
The Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Day 1: City Tour - Old Town, Charles Bridge, Jewish Quarter, Museum of Communism, Wenceslas Square Day 2: Heydrich’s assassination, Terezin, Lidice Day 3: Petrin Hill, Prague Castle & Cathedral 4-day option also available - POA
US politics The American Civil War Options: New York 4-Day by air POA
Whether your students are studying the excesses of the Tsars, the tumultuous events of the Revolutions of 1905 and 1917 or the tyranny of Stalin, an ANGLIA tour to Russia will allow your students to experience the glory that is St Petersburg and in Moscow to see where Russia’s Soviet past collides with its capitalist future. Themes: From Tsardom to Communism – Russia 1855-1939 Stalin’s dictatorship The origins of the Cold War Cold War crises Why did the Cold War end? The collapse of Communism Options: Fully guided 4-Day St Petersburg by air from £795 Day 1: Travel to St Petersburg Day 2: City tour including entrance to the St Isaac’s Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Peter and Paul Fortress Day 3: Hermitage Museum, Cathedral of Spilled Blood, Nevsky Prospect Day 4: Travel to UK 6-Day Moscow and St Petersburg by air from £1099 Day 1: Travel to Moscow Day 2: Moscow Day 3: Moscow; overnight train Day 4: St Petersburg Day 5: St Petersburg Day 6: Travel to UK
Washington DC 4-Days by air POA Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania 6-Days by air POA
‘The girls were fascinated by the trip. Thank you for giving them such a memorable experience’ Southend High School
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Britain at War The British experience of warfare has helped shape the nation and society we have become. Although rarely invaded or occupied, Britain has a rich military tradition going back centuries. From the Battle of Hastings, through Agincourt, Waterloo, the killing fields of the Great War and the beaches of Dunkirk and Normandy, to the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan, these conflicts have contributed to social changes which many now take for granted. For schools studying GCSE or Aâ€™ level components examining the experience of Britain at War, or the Development of Warfare over time, ANGLIA is pleased to offer a range of hallmark tours, including the fully-guided battlefield tours on which our reputation was built.
The Great War Study materials available
Specifications/topics supported by these tours:
The Great War
Almost a century after it ended the Great War continues to cast a shadow on British society. As the market-leader in fully-guided schools tours to the battlefields of the Western Front, ANGLIA is able to provide you and your students with a range of tours, designed to meet your particular needs, whatever your level or curriculum. Whether you are looking for a tour for Year 8 or 9 students exploring the reality of life in the trenches, GCSE students studying the role of the British army on the Western Front, or A/S students examining the development of warfare during the Great War, ANGLIA will be able to create the perfect itinerary for you. Themes: Causes of the Great War
There are a range of options for our Great War tours of which the following are only a small selection.
The Western Front The ‘actualities of war’ – the experience of soldiers on the Western Front Kitchener’s Army – the Pals Battalions The relationship between Officers and men The development of warfare – tactics and technology in the Great War The role of the Generals, in particular the Haig Debate The impact of the Great War ‘The whole day was, as always, a success from start to finish. The staff have been raving about it, the pupils waxing lyrical about this that and the other and at least two entire A level projects are now going to be WW1 based, 2 extended projects have been born and goodness knows what else’ Salesian School
Options: Fully guided 1-Day Somme or Ypres from £66 2-Day Somme and Ypres from £159 Day 1: Somme Day 2: Ypres 3-Day Somme and Ypres from £229 Day 1: Ypres Day 2: Somme Day 3: Ypres ‘I have just been away with your tours to France and Belgium. After three gripping days with your three guides I came home fully saturated with a lot of knowledge... It directly appealed to me because of the way that it delved so much deeper than the National Curriculum has ever gone... taught me lots of new and interesting facts and stories that many of the soldiers had experienced at the time’ Student of Sharnbrook Upper School
NC KS3 C20th world GCSE: AQA ‘B’ > Britain at War - controlled assessments Edexcel A’ > War and the Transformation of British Society 1903-1928 Key Topic 2 ‘The part played by the British on the Western Front’ > War and the Transformation of British Society 1931-1951 > The Impact of War on Britain’ Edexcel ‘B’(SHP) > Unit 1, Option 1C ‘The Changing Nature of Warfare’ New A’ Level topics: AQA Unit 1 > France in Revolution, 1774-1815 OCR ‘A’, Option B > Napoleon, France and Revolution, 1795-1815 Edexcel Unit 2C1 > The Experience of Warfare in Britain, 1854-1929
The Somme ‘Defeat to Victory’ The traditional view of the Somme is one of unmitigated disaster, horrendous casualties and a failure to adapt. However this view is not wholly borne out by the events of that summer 95 years ago. By following the British Army beyond 1st July through the subsequent weeks and months, students will see how it developed into an army equipped to win the war. Options: Fully guided 2 or 3 day tour Day 1: 1st July the Battle of Albert Day 2: Bazentin Ridge the night attack; Delville Wood; Pozieres – the use of tanks
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No Man’s Land ANGLIA remains the only operator able to offer the unique hands-on ‘No Man’s Land experience’. Adding this to your Great War itinerary will mean your students attend a night-time briefing on the role of a sentry and the purpose of a trench raid. Entering a simulated trench system they will be asked to identify each sound in turn before deciding whether the movements they hear are a friendly patrol coming home or the enemy about to attack.
NEW Christmas Truce During more than 4 years of bitter fighting one event stood out as a beacon of humanity, the Christmas Truce of 1914, when amidst the carnage, for the first time, the fighting actually stopped. In 2011 ANGLIA is pleased to be able to mark this event with a unique programme, centring on a reenactment of the Truce with actors in period uniforms adopting the personae of men who witnessed this remarkable event. Not only does this allow your students to discover the realities of life in the trenches for themselves but by giving them the opportunity to talk and question ‘eye-witnesses’ they can gain an understanding what it would have been like for the men who were there. Supported by a Christmas Truce resource pack.
Other options Study materials available
Edexcel Option 3A Key topic 2 For many British students of modern history the part played by the BEF in France and Flanders defines the Great War. For students taking this Edexcel option ANGLIA is pleased to offer a tour which is designed specifically to amplify the key content of this course. It focuses on the BEF from its deployment to continental Europe in August 1914, through the stalemate and costly battles of 1916 and 1917, to the last hundred days and the advance to victory. Options: Fully guided 3-Day Somme and Ypres from £233 Day 1: The Outbreak of War; First and Second Battles of Ypres 1914/15 Day 2: Battle of the Somme 1916 Day 3: Battle of Messines, Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) 1917, Ludendorff Offensive 1918
Show & Tell Sessions ANGLIA is able not only to offer high quality guided tours but can also give your students a unique hands-on experience. What better way is there to get inside the mind of ‘Tommy Atkins’ than by walking the same ground wearing his boots, tin hat, tunic & webbing and carrying a Lee Enfield Rifle. Developing the very successful ‘Show & Tell’ sessions we ran as part of our 2009 Christmas Truce tour, ANGLIA is pleased to be able to offer student groups touring with us to the Somme and Ypres, the opportunity to handle authentic Great War equipment. This engaging session led by your ANGLIA guide will include both a short Brief on the equipment on display as well as the chance for one lucky ‘volunteer’ to don full kit - which makes a perfect photo opportunity.
Living History visits Whilst a guided tour to the battlefields of France & Flanders remains the best way for many students to begin to understand the scale and impact of the conflict, for those looking for an another means to bring the realities of trench warfare to life for younger students, ANGLIA is able to offer an excellent alternative. After all what could be better than having ‘Tommy Atkins’ visit your students at school? Wearing fully authentic period uniform and carrying Great War weaponry and equipment, an ANGLIA guide will talk to your students from the perspective of a British ‘Tommy’ from the First World War. Each session is designed to cover exactly the themes you are looking at in class and provides your students not only with the chance to ask questions at first hand but also to handle some of the equipment. ‘Excellent detailed knowledge of subject area had students enthralled throughout’ Thetford Academy
The Second World War Study materials available
No single conflict has affected so many people over such a wide area as the war that engulfed the world from 1939. The Second World War truly is the defining act of the Twentieth Century. A clash of extreme doctrines, of dictatorships and democracies that resulted in over 50 million killed and countless millions left homeless. A conflict during which the world awoke to the reality of warfare in a technological age and learned a new vocabulary: Blitzkrieg, Total War, Holocaust and Human Rights.
Normandy D-Day – June 6th 1944
The Home Front Britain & the Blitz
The largest and most ambitious military operation ever staged, the Normandy Landings of June 1944 paved the way for the Allies’ eventual victory in the Second World War.
Why not combine one of our London Walking Tours, run in conjunction with Square Route Walks, and a visit to the Imperial War Museum? Come and see the site of the first bomb to hit the City and learn about the Spirit of the Londoner, collateral damage to many fine buildings and those lost forever, Churchill’s “Angels with grimy faces”, the Thames as an enemy navigation aid, Messerschmitts in the street, Royalty under attack and the Queen Mother amongst the rubble. Alternatively we can arange visits to the Cabinet War Rooms, the National Army Museum, Bletchley Park or the Dover White Cliffs Experience.
Our D-Day tours are tailor-made to suit your curriculum needs and your location in the UK. We can combine visits to the sites of the British and American airborne landings, and the beach landings along the coast, combining museum visits with stands delivered by our team of expert guides. Options: Fully guided 3-Day Normandy from £220 Day 1: Travel to Normandy and Pegasus Bridge via Eurotunnel Dover/Calais* Day 2: The American Sector: St Mere-Eglise, UTAH and OMAHA Day 3: The British and Canadian Sectors: GOLD, SWORD, JUNO 2-Day Dunkirk and Fall of France from £149 Day 1: Retreat Day 2: Evacuation *Brittany Ferries option Portsmouth/Caen is subject to availability. Price on application.
‘Excellent admin. Staff at the end of the phone always very helpful. All four guides were of an excellent standard. The girls learned an incredible amount’ Guildford High School
Themes: Hitler’s Foreign Policy The Origins of World War II Britain at War The impact of war and transformation of British society The development of warfare – tactics and technology in the Second World War
Other options Occupied France Apart from the Ardennes the two most northern departments of France, Nord and the Pas-de-Calais, are the only ones to have been occupied by German troops twice in the Twentieth Century. ANGLIA is able to offer a tour which brings into sharp focus the struggle to survive during a period when finding food and keeping warm became an obsession. It considers the temptations of collaboration and the fate of those who sought to resist the Nazi regime. Operation Market Garden – Arnhem In the summer of 1944 Allied High Command gave its approval to an ambitious plan to secure a bridgehead across the last natural barrier to Germany – the Lower Rhine. To airborne troops was given the responsibility of securing the bridges over the canals and rivers on the Eindhoven-Arnhem road, along which the British 2nd Army would then advance. Although this operation, to be known as Market Garden, would see numerous incidences of personal heroism it would not deliver the breakthrough sought and would result in over 1,200 British soldiers losing their lives. Options: Fully guided 2-day Dunkirk & Occupied France by coach from £149 Day 1: Retreat to Dunkirk & evacuation Day 2: Life in occupied France 3-day Arnhem by coach from £264 Day 1: Hell’s Highway Day 2: US Airborne, Nijmegen Day 3: British Airborne, Oosterbeek
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Development of Warfare Study materials available
Following the introduction of new specifications for GCSE and post-16 courses over the last two years, ANGLIA is delighted to extend its range of tours designed to examine the changing nature of warfare across different periods of time. Through its team of hand-picked expert guides, ANGLIA is able to create combination tours, designed specifically to meet your requirements. From Roman warfare right up to the First Gulf War, we have guides who can bring to life the developments in weaponry, army organisation and training, communication, medical provision, strategy, tactics and combat. Whether your students are following the new AQA controlled assessments at GCSE, the SHP unit on the Changing Nature of Warfare, or the A/S unit on the Experience of Warfare in Britain, 1854-1929, ANGLIA has the expertise to deliver a thought-provoking and comparative tour.
Themes: Development of Firepower from the longbow to computerised weapons The organisation and development of medical care Changes in recruitment Changes in Infantry tactics Development of military communication The nature of Trench Warfare Breaking the Stalemate Blitzkrieg and mobile warfare Combined Operations
The following tours are merely illustrations of what we can offer: if you cannot see what you need, please give us a call! From Longbows to Lasers 3 days, Agincourt, Waterloo & Ypres Examining the British experience of warfare from the medieval period to the modern day, this tour begins by exploring the firepower of Henry V’s army at Agincourt, and the tactics they employed. Moving on to Waterloo, the tour then looks at the development of the grand armies of the Napoleonic age, considering the use of artillery and siege technology, and their impact on strategy and tactics. We then continue to Flanders and study the nature of Trench Warfare on the Western Front, and the new technologies and tactic that were developed to break the stalemate. Your guides will finish by comparing these themes with the computerised and high-tech warfare of the late twentieth century. Options: Fully guided NEW 3-day tour by coach from £XXX Day 1: Agincourt Day 2: Waterloo Day 3: Ypres
‘The trip the best we have done so far - so I was really pleased’ Putney High School
Crimea, Boer and First World War, 1854-1929 2 days, Ypres & the Somme With trips to the Ukraine and South Africa beyond the means of most schools, ANGLIA is delighted to offer a short tour to the Western Front, incorporating comparative theory sessions focussing on these periods for students following Edexcel option C1 at A/S. The tour itself will focus on the British experience on the Western Front, including the nature of trench warfare, medical developments, recruitment, morale and discipline and the effectiveness of strategy and tactics. Your expert guides will make comparisons between these themes and the corresponding developments during the Crimean and Second Boer Wars. It is possible to arrange for seminars and workshops to be held during the evening at your accommodation - we would be happy to liaise with you from an early point to plan these activities. Options: Fully guided NEW 2-day tour by coach from £XXX Day 1: Ypres Evening workshop if required Day 2: The Somme
From Stalemate to Blitzkrieg 2 Days, Ypres & Dunkirk Beginning with an examination of the nature of trench warfare on the Western Front, this 2-day tour looks at how the nature of warfare changed during the latter part of the Great War. From that point we head back to Dunkirk, following the route of the German Army in 1940, and consider how the roots of ‘Lightning War’ lay in the final months of World War One’. Options: Fully guided NEW 2-day Development of Warfare by coach from £XXX Day 1: Ypres: Trench Warfare on the Western Front Day 2: Blitzkrieg: the Road to Dunkirk ‘Guides Exellent as ever’ St Olaves & St Saviours
Specifications/topics supported by these tours: GCSE: AQA ‘B’ > Britain at War - controlled assessments Edexcel A’ > War and the Transformation of British Society 1903-1928 Key Topic 2 ‘The part played by the British on the Western Front’ Edexcel ‘B’(SHP) > Unit 1, Option 1C ‘The Changing Nature of Warfare’ New A’ Level topics: Edexcel Unit 2C1 > The Experience of Warfare in Britain, 1854-1929
For schools wishing to focus more on the Great War, it is possible to spend a day on the Somme, rather than following the 1940 campaign to Dunkirk. Please contact us for further details. Options: Fully guided 4-day tour by coach from £XXX Day 1: Ypres Day 2: The Somme Day 3: Normandy Day 4: Normandy Combined Tours For schools studying a wider period of history, it is possible to combine either element of this tour with visits to Crecy, Agincourt, Waterloo or the Somme. Please ask any of our desk officers for details.
Britain at War, 1914-1945 4 days Ypres, Dunkirk , Normandy Examining the role of Britain in two world wars, these tours go beyond the inception of Blitzkrieg and the evacuation from Dunkirk to examine the latter stages of the Second World War. In particular we focus on the planning and execution of the most ambitious combined operation in the history of warfare, Operation Overlord, the Allied Invasion of Europe in 1944, and see how this developed from the experiences of 1940.
Waterloo The Battle of Waterloo was a turning point in modern European history and one of the largest land battles ever fought on European soil. For the first time the Emperor Napoleon cast his military brilliance directly against the tactical skill and determination of the Duke of Wellington. The result was stunning. In a single afternoon Imperial France’s aspirations for European domination were dashed, leaving around 40,000 casualties on a field barely a mile across and three miles wide. Given its location twelve miles south of Brussels, it is possible to visit the battlefield of Waterloo comfortably in two days from the UK. It is also possible to extend the tour to cover other sites connected with the Waterloo campaign – Quatre Bras, Ligny and Wavre – or to combine the tour with a visit to Paris to explore the themes of Napoleonic France.
Options: Fully guided 2-Day Battle of Waterloo by coach from £174 Day 1: Travel from UK; Quatre Bras; Napoleon’s position Day 2: Mont St Jean and Wellington’s position; Hougoumont and
Options: Fully guided 4-day tour by coach from £XXX Day 1: Ypres Day 2: Dunkirk Day 3: Normandy Day 4: Normandy
‘I think the strength of ABT is the personal touch - I always feel that the company are genuinely interested in us and that friendly touch is very important. I feel that I know and like many of the office staff even though we have never met. I am being flooded with brochures from companies who offer much cheaper deals but I can not believe that they can provide such an excellent service’ Fearnhill School
3-day Napoleonic tour by coach from £263 Day 1: Travel from UK; Paris – options include: Les Invalides, La Conciergerie, Place de la Concorde, Tuilleries, the Louvre, Notre Dame Day 2: Continue tour of Paris; transfer to Brussels; Quatre Bras Day 3: Battle of Waterloo; return to the UK
‘Brilliant - could not have been better’ Beneden School
Morality, Race and Persecution The twentieth century witnessed some of the darkest events in human history. Whilst discrimination and persecution have existed as long as people have walked the planet, the rapid growth of industrial power and technology allowed those in a position to abuse power to do so in previously unimaginable ways. Parallel to this, developments in communication and media meant that for the first time mass populations were able to witness the effects of war and tyranny, whilst individuals found themselves facing the greatest challenges to their morality and code of ethics. The ultimate triumph of the twentieth century was that of morality over evil, of the collective good over the whims of an evil minority.
The Holocaust Study materials available
Words cannot adequately describe the enormity or the horror that befell the Jewish population of Europe at the hands of the Nazi regime. Although the world now knows the scale of this crime, the decades since have been spent trying to understand how the systematic extermination of a people could be conceived, planned and carried out with such ruthlessness.
Specifications/topics supported by these tours: History: OCR ‘A’ > Germany 1919-1945
A chance to meet those who witnesses history in the making. Meet with a Holocaust Survivor or recipient of the ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ award.
AQA ‘B’ > Hitler’s Foreign Policy and the Origins of WWII
Auschwitz and Krakow
Majdanek and Belzec
Citizenship: KS3 & KS4 > Democracy and Justice
As part of this process ANGLIA is committed to taking students to the scene of the worst of these atrocities, the infamous AuschwitzBirkenau extermination camp. Also, exploring the beautiful medieval city of Krakow and following the trail of the enigmatic Oscar Schindler, this tour allows students to develop their understanding of this difficult subject by visiting the sites for themselves.
Whilst for many the AuschwitzBirkenau complex where some 1.1 million people were murdered is the epitome of a Nazi death camp, the fact is that less than 20% of the victims of the Holocaust were killed there.
Anglia is delighted to offer groups travelling with us to Krakow the chance to meet and talk with a Holocaust Survivor or recipient of the ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ award. Providing as it does a unique opportunity to engage with an individual who experienced the Nazi regime of Terror at first hand, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
On 1st November 1941 as part of Aktion Reinhard, the name given for the extermination of the Jews living in the Generalgouvernement, work began on camps at Belzec, Treblinka and Sobibor. Unlike AuschwitzBirkenau there would be no selection process. The sole purpose of these camps was mass execution.
For those who want to widen their understanding of the Holocaust, ANGLIA is able to offer a fully guided 2 or 3 day programme which includes tours of the memorial sites at both Belzec and Majdanek, as well as visits to the beautiful town of Zamosc and Lublin, site of the Aktion Reinhard headquarters.
Oscar Schindler Righteous Amongst the Nations
Options: Fully guided 2-day Belzec & Majdanek by air from £215 Day 1: Belzec Day 2: Majdanek Options: Fully guided 2-Day Auschwitz – Krakow by air from £239* Day 1: Kazimierz; Schindler’s List trail Day 2: Auschwitz Birkenau 3-Day Auschwitz and Krakow – by air from £320
AQA Unit 1 Citizenship Studies AS & A2 > Identity, Rights and Responsibilities
Options: Fully guided 3-day Belzec Majdanek & Lublin by air from £299 Day 1: Belzec & Zamosc Day 2: Majdanek Day 3: Lublin
The development of Nazi racial policy Life under the Nazi Regime Repression, prejudice and persecution Life in the Krakow Ghetto The Concentration Camp system
Auschwitz-Birkenau – Factory of Death Combined Tours Whilst a visit to any one of the sites associated with the Holocaust will allow students to develop their appreciation of the subject, ANGLIA is able to offer tours which combine more than one of these sites. If you are interested in linking visits to Krakow (Auschwitz-Birkenau & Plaszow), Lublin (Belzec & Majdanek) or Warsaw (Treblinka & Sobibor) please contact us for further details.
‘A brilliant guide with outstanding knowledge’ St Martin’s School
Anne Frank Such is the scale of loss experienced during the Holocaust that it is almost impossible for most of us to fully comprehend its magnitude. And yet, amidst the 11 million people who died in the Ghettos and Camps set up across Europe by the Nazi regime, it is possible to personalise the suffering and to walk in the footsteps of one who experienced this at first hand. The diary of Anne Frank is still amongst the most widely read publication and continues to prove a real inspiration for many. This tour is designed to follow her journey from hiding in Amsterdam, through her transportation to Auschwitz and then eventually to BergenBelsen where she was murdered.
The Just War – Faith under Fire This tour focuses on the noncombatants who served in the Great War with courage and distinction, and looks at the moral and ethical aspects of war that are often neglected. How did these non-combatants grapple with matters of faith and conscience amidst the horrors of war? On this Ypres-based tour we focus in depth on the hardships, dilemmas and daily challenges faced by the Padres who were deployed in support of troops on the Western Front, and link them and their role with recent conflicts, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
Life under the Nazi Regime – Repression, prejudice and persecution
Multi-faith Army – then and now
The development of Nazi racial policy The Concentration Camp system Oscar Schindler Righteous Amongst the Nations Auschwitz-Birkenau – The Factory of Death
The Just War theory Courage and faith Defeat and Revenge Role of Padres in war then and now Executions in WWI and Conscientious Objectors Talbot House – respite
The Death Marches Options: Fully guided Options: Fully guided 6-Day – by coach POA Day 1: Amsterdam; Anne Frank’s house Day 2: Bergen Belsen Day 3: Travel to Krakow; Kazimierz; Schindler’s List trail Day 4: Auschwitz-Birkenau Day 5&6: Travel
‘The tour guides, as always, really brought the experience alive for the students, engaging them thoroughly and showing genuine personal interest’ The Castle School
Faith under Fire 1-day by coach from £69.50 Faith under Fire 2-day by coach from £165
Cross-curricular tours History and Citizenship The link between history and citizenship training is an obvious one and in this section we feel that the study of morality, race and persecution, especially in recent times makes a visit to Auschwitz/Birkenau of huge importance. Students need to fully understand that the lessons from the formula; PREJUDICE = DISCRIMINATION = PERSECUTION = EXTERMINATION teaches us as Edmund Burke said that “evil will triumph if good men do nothing”. History and Religious Studies Students studying the Holocaust can explore the reasons behind the inhumanity of mankind as well as the historically documented facts. Themes such as the Just War and multifaith ethics as well as human moral courage in the face of adversity can be explored. Groups can compare the concept of the use of force between nations with the Christian and other faiths principles of peace, love and reconciliation. History and Literature The literature that came out of the Holocaust is a testament to those that endured and survived as well as to those who perished in their millions. As with our WW1 poetry and literature tours, to get students to stand where these events took place in the footsteps of the writers is beyond compare and will enhance and underpin their studies and take them into another, distinctive dimension. History and Photography and Media Studies The Holocaust did not happen overnight; it was a process that took several years. The part played by the media and photography in this process is pivotal. Propaganda, photographic manipulation and disinformation are areas that can be explored along with broadcasting generally as a tool of propaganda and how it helped the Nazi cause by dehumanising an entire people. Auschwitz/Birkenau contains moving examples of this photographic and media manipulation.
Development of warfare Teacherâ€™s familiarisation visit 23rd April 2011 From stalemate to Blitzkrieg The chance to examine the changing nature of warfare from the trenches of the Ypres Salient though the Lightening War of 1940 to the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk and beyond.
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Medieval Europe For four hundred years English and French history were inextricably linked. With a Norman duke on the English throne, and his descendents determined to pursue their claims to French territory, the two nations were rarely peaceful neighbours. These tours allow students to stand in the footsteps of kings and princes, visiting the locations that shaped the future Conqueror and to which his descendents travelled to press their claims.
The Norman Conquest Central to any study of the causes, events and effects of the Norman Conquest of England is an understanding of who the Normans were: where they came from and what motivated them. This tour examines the Conquest from an unusual perspective – that of William and his followers. Based around William’s hometown of Caen, the tour will visit sites such as his birthplace at Falaise Castle, the world-famous Bayeux Tapestry, and the Abbey Des Hommes, where William was eventually buried. Through visiting these sites your guide will be able to cover some of the key themes of the Medieval Realms topic: War, Revolt and Rebellion, Church and State and, of course, the Norman Conquest itself. As always, individual itineraries will be tailored to your needs. If you wish to make this a cross-curricular tour, it is possible to combine it with visits to other locations, such as Mont St Michel, the D-Day landing beaches, and cultural sites such as a cider farm or cheese factory. A Normandy tour is a perfect option for combining with the Modern Languages Department to enhance students’ understanding of French language and culture. This tour could be combined with ANGLIA’s ‘Battle of Hastings’ day visit to provide a comprehensive study of the Conquest – please contact us for details. Themes: William of Normandy – his background Causes of the crisis of 1066
The Hundred Years War – Agincourt and Crécy This two-day tour takes students to two of the most famous battlefields in English history – Agincourt and Crécy. Students will have the opportunity to stand where Edward III, the Black Prince and Henry V stood; to walk the battlefields in the company of an expert guide; and to learn about the leadership and tactics of Edward and Henry, the triumph of the long bow and the fatal errors made by the French. It may be possible to extend the tour to include a visit to the beautiful medieval town of Rouen, an English town during the 100 Years War and site of the execution of Joan of Arc. We can also cover the siege of Calais. As always, it is possible to combine this tour with visits to other historical or cultural sites in the Pas-de-Calais region if you wish to run this as a cross-curricular tour.
Specifications/topics supported by these tours: KS3 > Medieval Realms The Normans; War, Revolt and Rebellion; Church and State; The Hundred Years War. > the Normans, the 100 Years War AQA Unit 2 > ‘Conqueror and Conquest’ – Normandy Edexcel Unit 1 > Anglo-French Rivalry, 1413-1453 These tours are suitable for schools studying Medieval European history, at Key Stage 3, GCSE or ‘A’ level.
Options: Fully guided 4 day Normandy, Bayeux and Caen by coach from £259 Day 1: Travel to Normandy Visit Rouen route Day 2: Bayeux Tapestry Falaise Castle Day 3: Caen – Abbey and Castle Day 4: Optional visits Return to the UK 2 day Agincourt and Crecy by coach from £159 Day 1: Agincourt Day 2: Crécy Siege of Calais
The invasion of England 100 Years War
‘It was a fantastic trip - everyone thoroughly enjoyed it’ Gaynes Language Academy
UK based tours In addition to our overseas tours, ANGLIA is able to arrange one-day and residential tours within the UK. From the Norman Conquest to the Home Front, combining guided tours, museum visits and living history events, most of these visits are based in central London. For schools further away we are happy to arrange a selection of tours across the UK.
Medieval England The Battle of Rochester is the perfect setting for Hastings and the a cross-curricular tour combining of history, literature, Norman Conquest elements architecture and art. In particular it If there is one date in English history that everyone knows, it is 1066. In the space of just two weeks three major battles were fought that were to decide the fate of England.
On 14th October, on Senlac Hill at what is now Battle in Sussex, a battle took place for an incredible prize: the throne of England. By dusk that night hundreds of men lay dead, strewn across the hillside, among them the king of England. His Saxon followers were defeated, dispersed and in disarray, and the Norman victors were able to begin a programme of conquest that would soon see England under the yoke of an oppressive foreign aristocracy. Visiting Battle Abbey and the battlefield, plus either Pevensey or Bodiam Castle, this tour will cover the following topics:
Themes: The background to the battle and the battle itself as it unfolded, told on the very ground on which it took place The reasons for the Norman victory, the ‘truth’ about Harold’s death and the legacy of the Norman Conquest What was the purpose of the Norman castle building programme, what factors determined their location and the materials that were used, and how did these affect their design?
provides an excellent opportunity to study two of the key themes of the medieval period – ‘Revolt and Rebellion’ and ‘Church and State’. Visiting the castle’s fabulous Norman keep and the neighbouring cathedral your expert guide will cover topics including: Themes: Why was religion so important in the medieval period, what were pilgrimages and how did monks live?
These tours are suitable for schools studying: NC: KS3 / GCSE: AQA ‘A’ / OCR ‘A’ Edexcel ‘B’ > Medicine through Time ‘A’ level: AQA Unit 2 > ‘Conqueror and Conquest’ OCR ‘A’ > From Anglo-Saxon England to Norman England, 1035-1087’ > The Normans in England 1066-1100 OCR ‘B’ > The Debate over the Impact of the Norman Conquest 1 066-1216
How did Church and State coexist in the middle ages?
Edexcel Unit 1 > The Norman Conquest and its Impact on England 1066-1135
Options: Fully guided
> The Wars of the Roses in England 1455-1485
1-day Medieval Rochester From £45 AM: Rochester castle PM: Rochester cathedral 2-day or 3-day Medieval Yorkshire from £130 Options include Norman Conquest, Castle building, Black Death, and Religion – please contact us for further details ‘The girls were fascinated by the trip. Thank you for giving them such a memorable experience’ Southend High School for Girls
OCR A/S ‘A’ Unit 2.1 > Lancastrians, Yorkists and Tudors 1450-1509 OCR A/S ‘B’, unit 2.1 > Lancastrians and Yorkists, 1437-1485
Topics included: Battle of Hastings and Norman Conquest Medieval England Medicine Through Time The Industrial Revolution Jack the Ripper The Home Front Jane Austen
What methods were used to both attack and defend these castles? Options: Fully guided 1-day Battle of Hastings from £45pp Battle Abbey & battlefield Pevensey Castle
‘The guides were excellent - really informative, interesting and good with the students - really pleased with both of them.’ Brentwood County High School
Medicine Through Time
City of London Walks
The Home Front
Combine a London Walking Tour focusing on the social fabric of the East End with a visit to the Old Operating Theatre or Museum of the Royal London Hospital.
In conjunction with Square Route Walks, Anglia Battlefield Tours is delighted to offer guided walking tours of the City of London.
2010 sees the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, and ANGLIA is pleased to mark this landmark occasion by focussing on the heroic efforts of ‘the few’. Between July and October 1940 the RAF fought off waves of attacks by the Luftwaffe, despite being heavily outnumbered. Their hard-fought victory saw the postponement of Hitler’s Operation Sealion, the planned invasion of Britain, and the fateful switch of focus east to the Soviet Union. For students studying the Second World War, or Britain at War, ANGLIA can combine a visit to the Cabinet War Rooms and the Imperial War Museum with a walking tour of London, visiting sites connected to the Blitz.
Options: Fully guided 1-day Medicine Through Time from £32 AM: Old Operating Theatre Public Health walking tour PM: Museum of the Royal London or Bart’s
The Industrial Revolution Visits can be arranged to the museums of the Ironbridge Gorge, Black Country museum or Quarry Bank Mill, and can be combined for guided residential tours. Please contact us for further details.
More than almost any city in the world, London offers a rich tapestry of history stretching back centuries, as one of the commercial and political capitals of the world, with a wealth of churches, architecture and stories going back to Roman times. Square Route Walks offer a complete range of City walks that are usually up to two hours in duration. It is possible to combine two walks with a lunch stop in between. Schools can choose from the extensive range outlined below, or we can mix and match to meet your specific requirements. In addition you can combine one of our walking tours with a visit to one of London’s many attractions in building a cross-curricular tour. All Square Route guides are fully qualified and have passed the rigorous City University Guiding Course. They are highly experienced, and trained to bring the City of London’s history alive in a most fascinating and amusing way. These tours can be combined with a visit to another of London’s many attractions, such as the Tower of London, London Dungeon or Imperial War Museum. Norman Conquest Religion in the City Black Death, Plague and Fire Rebellion in the City Civil War Jack the Ripper
‘Excellent guiding, pitched at the right level which meant the students were fully engaged’ The Abbey School ‘Guides were fantastic - they know our students and pitched the day perfectly’ Overton Grange School
Medicine and Public Health The Home Front
For those interested in Britain’s wider role in the Second World War, ANGLIA can arrange tours in the UK examining the role of the Royal Navy and the Fleet Air Arm. Visits can include HMS Belfast, Chatham and Portsmouth Historic Dockyards, and the Fleet Air Arm Museum at RNAS Yeovilton. Options: Fully guided 1-day London Home Front from £37 Cabinet War Rooms Imperial War Museum Walking tour – the Blitz
Our commitment to you ANGLIA’s policy is straightforward – you get one inclusive price all year round, which means you can plan your tours to suit your school’s requirements. We have always aimed to be the best. It is for this reason that we are the Country’s leading specialist in school tours to the battlefields and Central Europe. We will offer you the following as standard: Friendly and personal service Your own dedicated Tour Coordinator to handle and process all of your enquiries l Expert guides on all of our tours l An initial visit to your school to discuss your tour and the options available l An evening presentation to all students, their parents and school staff on all residential tours (as recommended under DfE guidelines) l Assistance with Risk Assessment l A robust Safety Management System l No hidden extra charges l All prices quoted are based on 42 paying students with 4 free staff places staying in hostel accommodation l Where prices are not given we would be happy to provide a quote specific to your tour. l Air Tours - All of our airfares featured in this brochure are a guide only. They have been based on the lowest available price at time of going to print. Air prices are subject to change depending upon the time of the year. ANGLIA will be delighted to quote you for your tour based on current airfares pertaining to your proposed date of departure. Although UK transfers are not included in our quotations we are more than happy to include them if required. l A £75 Loyalty Bonus for customers who have travelled with us in the previous 2 years* l A 2.5% discount on the confirmed tour price where more than 1 tour travels in an academic year* l l
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Safety Management System We are committed to ensuring that our tours comply with the latest DfE guidelines that relate to Heath and Safety on educational visits. These guidelines state: - Your LEA or governing body should advise you to ask tour operators for a copy of their Safety Management System. - A Safety Management System should clearly set out how a tour operator manages safety for the component parts of the visit that they will be providing. In particular, all tour operators should be able to show that they have carried out full safety checks on accomodation and transport. - As a tour operator, we can provide details of independent checks made by qualified external organizations on our Safety Management System. In addition we can state that all ANGLIA guides undergo CRB checks through Essex County Council’s Disclosures Unit. These guidelines also explain that teachers taking trips abroad have a duty of care to follow the advice of their LEA or governing body and that Head Teachers should ensure that tour operators used by their school have had their credentials and accreditations verified. Our Safety Management System is helping to improve the safety standards on school tours. Our policy of giving a formal evening presentation to students, their parents and teaching staff before each residential tour goes out is a great source of reassurance to both parents and teachers alike. Very few tour operators do this, in spite of the fact that it is a specific recommendation of the DfE guidelines.
What does our Safety Management System encompass? Coach Operators – all coaches we use are subject to regular inspections, not only for their documentation but also for their safety features. Drivers are also checked for their driving experience and evidence of a criminal record. Accommodation – all the accommodation we use complies with EU and local safety regulations. Local regulations in various Europeans countries do differ. As a result, the Directors have personally visited all the core accommodation units used by Anglia and run a rolling programme of visits by senior guides of all other accommodation. Pre tour presentation – Prior to any residential tour, a member of ABT staff will come to the school and give an evening presentation to the students, their parents and teaching staff. This presentation gives an overall view of the aims of the tour and more specific details concerning safety, food and accommodation. 24-hour Emergency Assistance – Anglia Tours Ltd is one of the only schools tours operator which, as a matter of course, puts guides on all of its tours. In an emergency they are the first point of contact. They are supported, in turn, by a Duty Officer, available 24 hours a day on a mobile number issued to the lead teacher by their guide. In the unlikely event of a major emergency an incident room would be set up at the ABT offices and manned to give fast, efficient and coordinated responses. Our Safety Management System is tried, tested and robust. It has been externally verified by a suitably qualified independent Health and Safety professional and will continue to be verified on an annual basis.
Acknowledgements: Anglia would like to thank all the schools and individuals that have given permission for quotations and photographs to be used in this brochure, with special thanks to: Barclay School Benenden School Bishop’s Hatfield School Bishop Heber School Borden Grammar School Castle School City of London School for Girls Colchester Royal Grammar School Joeley Bishop, The Sixth Form College, Colchester Jan Lindsay, Fearnhill School Gaynes Language College Guildford High School Helena Romanes School Imperial War Museum Andy Johnson King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford Dickie Knight Matthew Christmas, Lady Eleanor Holles School Leighton Park School Liverpool UOTC London Oratory School Lord Wandsworth College Normandy Tourist Board / Palais Bénédictine The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment Putney High School Queensgate School St Martin’s School St Olave’s and St Saviour’s Grammar School Salesian School Tim Saunders Sharnbrook Upper School The Sixth Form College, Colchester The Stephen Perse Girls School Thomas Telford School Wellington College Kim and Barry Worbey All other images are the property of Ian Coyne and Sean Cripps
Frequently Asked Questions Why choose Anglia? Each of our tours is individually designed, with locations chosen in consultation with you and your team. Once you contact us you’ll be given an allocated Tour Co-ordinator who will be able to answer any questions you may have and help you organise and book your tour.
What’s different about a guided tour? The students and teachers who come on our guided tours tell us time and again that it’s our experienced guides who make the difference. Deeply knowledgeable, full of captivating stories and skilled at connecting with young people, they bring places and events to life in ways that few others can.
Can I undertake an inspection visit before I travel? Yes you can. We would be pleased to facilitate inspections visits for groups leaders travelling to destinations they have not previously visited so that they can carry out their own Risk Assessment.
How many free teacher places am I entitled to? Anglia provides 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students on each of our tours. That said we know that some LEAs do require a higher ratio of adults to students and where this is the case we would be happy to arrange this for you.
Are excursion costs included in my tour price?
Is there an emergency contact available at all times in the UK?
We will provide you with one all inclusive price based on your specific requirements. However if you want to add any optional extras we will be happy to quote you a price for these too!
Yes there is. We are the only schools tours operator which, as a matter of course, puts guides on all of its tours. In an emergency they are the first point of contact. They are supported, in turn by a Duty Officer, available 24 hours a day on a mobile number issued to the lead teacher. In the unlikely event of a major emergency an incident room would be set up at the Anglia offices and manned to give fast, efficient and coordinated responses.
What is a collective passport and how can I get one? A collective or group passport, is an easy and cost-effective way for approved groups of students to make trips to certain European countries. You can download a copy of the application form from the ‘Directgov’ website or request a copy from the Identity and Passport Service.
Some members of my group have nonUK passports. Is this a problem? Not at all. Although it is ultimately the responsibility of the school to ensure all those traveling in their group hold the necessary documentation your Tour Coordinator will be happy to advise you who to contact.
Can you provide Risk Assessments? Yes we can. Anglia is committed to ensuring all our tours comply with the latest DfES guidelines that relate to Heath and Safety on educational visits. Our Safety Management System includes Risk Assessments of activities and venues included in many of our tours which we will be pleased to forward to you.
Are your guides CRB checked? Yes they are. At Anglia we require all our guides to hold valid Disclosure Certificates.
Can we cater for special needs and disabled passengers? Yes we can. Anglia is committed is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity. We ensure that all who travel with us receive the same excellent service and unique experience.
Is our money safe with Anglia Tours? Yes it is. Under EU Travel Package regulations all monies are held in a trust account until after your tour has been completed. We also hold an Air Travel Organisers Licence, granted by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL 6512) which protects our Air Travel Packages.
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