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Remembrance Travel for Schools & Young People

Travel & accommodation

To ensure that you enjoy the very highest standards of tour arrangements, the Legion has chosen the Newmarket Group to deliver the logistical arrangements for the tours, including the transport and accommodation. The Newmarket Group's schools division is one of the UK's leading specialists for the delivery of tour arrangements for schools and young people, taking over 40,000 students and teachers away on travel and accommodation-inclusive tours each year.

We are full committed to providing the very best tour experiences, so we only use reliable and modern coaches, with helpful and friendly drivers, who will enhance your tour experience. Accommodation is available in both hotels and hostels, and we can help you decide on the best options for your tour. 

The expert team at Newmarket will liaise with you and look after every aspect of your arrangements, from your initial enquiry until you return from the tour.

Travel

Coaches  
We only use audited coach companies, and our suppliers are chosen for their experience in providing the travel arrangements for school groups. Pick up and drop off at your school is arranged on all our coach travel inclusive tours.

Drivers' hours
All itineraries are planned to ensure that the strict EU regulations governing driving hours are observed at all times.

Channel crossing  
For travel to France, Belgium and the Netherlands. we arrange either Eurotunnel crossings between Folkestone and Calais, or short sea ferry crossings between Dover and Calais - whichever best suits your tour itinerary.

Air travel  
For tours in Italy, Germany and Poland, we offer flights from a wide range of regional airports, so you can select the airport closest to your school. We will supply a choice of times, costs and airlines that best suit your itinerary and budget. Please note that for all flight-inclusive tours, The Royal British Legion is acting as agent for Newmarket Air Holidays Ltd, ATOL 2325.

Public transport  
Travel within cities may be quicker and cheaper when using public transport. If you book a flight-inclusive itinerary, we will discuss the best means of getting around your destination with you, when planning your trip.

We cannot praise our guide and driver highly enough, they both went out of their way to make the experience enjoyable and informative.
Notre Dame Catholic College, Liverpool.

Accommodation

Hotels
We arrange accommodation in good standard hotels, that are experienced in and enjoy welcoming school groups. We use many of them on a regular basis, and all properties are audited to ensure they meet the necessary health and safety standards.

We will provide you with a precise breakdown of the rooms available for your group, to enable you allocate students to their rooms prior to departure.

Hostels
If you would prefer to stay in a hostel, then we are able to arrange this at some destinations – simply let us know and we can then make the booking at your request.

Evening activities
After a day's learning and discussion, everyone will benefit from a relaxing evening. We can help you put together an evening programme that includes simple activities, such as quizzes and games, or for the more adventurous, bowling or eating out at a local restaurant.

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