There was no time, because of the proximity of the Champions Trophy in a hectic summer schedule, to undertake a team excursion before this week's first Test against Australia at Trent Bridge.
But coach Andy Flower has identified a "little window" at the end of this season, and before England fly to Australia in October, when they could do so.
Previously, in preparation for Ashes victories at home in 2009 and away in 2010/11, England have travelled to Europe on character and team-building ventures designed to help them get to know one another even better and therefore pull together on the pitch too.
Australia first set the trend, stopping off in Gallipoli in 2001 and then in 2005 at the Somme battlefield of World War One, en route to England for Ashes tours. England's first similar experience was to honour the Missing in Ypres at Flanders Field, and last time there was a visit to the site of a former Nazi concentration camp in southern Germany.
Flower feels unable to divulge publicly any early plans for the next trip, because he has yet to update his players. But he said: "There's a little bit of time between the end of the summer before Australia. So there's a little window there where we could do something similar. I have got some thoughts."
After England's short journey to Belgium four years ago, Flower explained the intention and the benefit.
He added: "One of our goals is to reconnect with English history. (It is) to talk about the fact that we might be part of something bigger than playing to win contracts, fame, recognition and all that stuff. This trip has been very useful. A lot of the values that the military hold dear also apply to us in a sporting context.
"Everyone came away from the visit with a greater understanding of what it really means to stand shoulder to shoulder and fight for your country. We hope it will help strengthen our own bonds within the team."
The bonding exercises have not been without their snags, however. In 2009, it transpired Andrew Flintoff was disciplined for missing the team bus - and then 15 months later, James Anderson suffered a rib injury after Chris Tremlett landed a punch in a sparring bout.
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