On a damp June morning in 1815, on two low ridges twelve miles south of Brussels, two of the greatest military commanders of all time would meet for the only time: the outcome of the battle fought by the armies of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington would prove pivotal in European history and the grand European coalition formed against France would provide a glimpse of future continental unity.

This fully guided two-day battlefield tour will allow your students to explore the battlefield at Waterloo, fought as it was on a site only three miles wide by one deep. Visiting all the key locations, such as Wellington’s headquarters, the Lion Mound with its views of the entire battlefield, and Hougoumont farm, scene of bitter fighting throughout the day, it will be possible to develop students’ understanding of themes such as the development of firepower and tactics over time.

A three-day battlefield tour is also possible, exploring the wider context of the Waterloo campaign, visiting sites such as Quatre-Bras, Ligny and Wavre.

Meeting exam board specifications. Our tour content is mapped against the major examination board specifications for KS3 to KS5 students.

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Tour Details

Curricular Links

Curricular Links

GCSE

  • Pearson Edexcel Thematic Study: Warfare and British society, c1250–present
  • OCR Thematic study: War and British Society c.790 to c.2010
  • WJEC EDQUAS Thematic study: The Development of Warfare in Britain, c.500 to the present day

IGCSE

  • Pearson Edexcel
    • Breadth Study: The changing nature of warfare and international conflict, 1919–2011
    • Themes in breadth with aspects in depth: The changing nature of warfare, 1859–1991: perception and reality
  • AQA Depth Study France in Revolution 1774-1815
  • Pearson Edexcel Themes in breadth: The British experience of warfare, c1790–1918
  • OCR
    • Thematic Study: The Changing Nature of Warfare 1792–1945
    • Non-British Period Study The French Revolution and the rule of Napoleon 1774–1815

Key Themes

Key Themes

  • Grand Army tactics in the age of Napoleon
  • Changes in and use of firepower
  • The roles of infantry, cavalry and artillery
  • Communications on the Napoleonic battlefield

Key Locations

Key Locations

  • 1815 Memorial Museum
  • Quatre-Bras
  • La Belle Alliance
  • Mont St Jean Visitors Centre
  • Lion Mound
  • Hougoumont Farm
  • Ligny

Price Includes

Price Includes

  • Fully guided
  • Tailor-made itinerary
  • Hotel/Hostel accommodation
  • All meals as shown on your itinerary
  • An executive coach for your exclusive use
  • Return crossings with ferry or Eurotunnel
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • Pre-tour presentation
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit

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