School General & Cultural Trip to Bruges
Bruges is the picturesque capital of West Flanders and the perfect introduction to Belgium. A city of canals, cobblestones and chocolate, Bruges is certain to enthrall your pupils. The historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with many medieval buildings, including the 13th century belfry, which has become a symbol of the city.
Do not miss a trip along the city's famous waterways, as this is the best way to see a city which was once a key trading post of the Hanseatic League. There are also plenty of foodie activities here too, which always go down a treat with students. Make sure that you enjoy some of Belgium's famous confectionary, perhaps after a portion of some of the best chips you are likely to have tasted!
Arrive in Bruges
Time to explore town and buy lunch
|Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal|
Visit to Bruges Belfry
Time for canal boat trip
Visit to Friet Museum
Arrive in Calais
Arrive back at school
This price includes:
- 1 night's half-board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal)
- Return executive coach travel
- Return Channel crossings
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- VAT at current rates to Tour Operators
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Detailed information pack
- Itinerary planning service
- Motorway tolls & taxes
- Any other inclusions such as visits and excursions
- VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
When visiting Bruges, you simply cannot miss a boat trip on the canals - a trip that will make you come to see why the city is called "Little Venice." View your surroundings from - quite literally! - a different point of view.
On arrival, charming and professional shop assistants will lead your group to the demonstration area where they will see pralines being crafted in their uniquely different ways. They can also view a video film of the production process in the factory and, of course, sample the chocolates too!
One of the city's most prominent symbols, the Belfry formerly housed a treasury and the municipal archives, and served as an observation post for spotting fires and other danger. A narrow, steep staircase of 366 steps leads to the top of the 83-meter-high building, which leans about a meter to the east. The bells in the tower regulated the lives of the city dwellers; announcing the time, fire...
A visit to the building alone is worth the trip, a surprising four floors make up Choco-Story, something that was extremely rare in Bruges houses from the 15th century. The entrance hall offers a display both on the history of chocolate, and the history of the house. As you follow the trail round the house, you will get to know the customs, beliefs and everyday lives of the Mayans and the Aztecs ...
When visiting Confiserie Zucchero, your groups can see all kinds of sweets being traditionally made. After the demonstration there is an opportunity to buy some of the delicious sweets to take home.
The Frietmuseum in Bruges is the first and only museum dedicated to potato fries! Together with delicious Belgian chocolate, the Belgian potato fry is certainly the product that is the most characteristic of Belgian culinary expertise. Questions most frequently asked are: “Where does the potato come from?”, “Was the fry invented in Belgium?” and “What is the secret o...
Ibis Brugge Centrum
Located in an ancient medieval building, Ibis Brugge Centrum hotel offers 128 rooms for booking.
Other amenities include a 24hr bar for snacks, public indoor paid parking and a restaurant offering regional specialities.
Brugges Youth Hostel 'Europa'
This comfortable and modern hostel is set in its own grounds and is non-smoking throughout.
Groups are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and group leaders in twins. Rooms have private lockers and most are en-suite.
A buffet style breakfast is servded every morning with packed lunches available on request. Evening meals can be provided in the hostel's restaurant.
Facilities include a meeting area, cosy bar, TV room, table tennis, garden, boardgames, and free WiFi.
What our teachers had to say about this destination
Excellent place to visit. The students loved it.