School Music tour to Bruges & Flanders

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Experience the beauty of Belgium and take part in the famous Last Post ceremony!

This small region of Belgium has it all, from picturesque cities such as Bruges and Ghent, through to coastal resorts, such as Blankenberge and Ostend. Add to this the WWI battlefields centred around Ypres, and it is clear to see that Flanders is full of unique and memorable performance experiences. Most importantly, your ensemble will have the opportunity to pay your respects by participating in the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate.

School Music tour to Bruges & Flanders



4 days, 3 nights

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1


Early departure from school Ferry crossing


Arrive in Blankenberge Time to explore the resort


Rehearsal at the accommodation before or after evening meal
Day 2


Depart for Ghent to enjoy some time in this wonderful city


Late afternoon concert at Gentfest (late July only)


Travel back to accommodation and evening meal
Day 3


Travel to Bruges, visit the chocolate factory and climb the Belfry


Visit WW1 battlefield sites followed by concert in the Ypres Cloth Hall colonnades


Participate in the Last Post Ceremony and return to the hotel
Day 4


Depart after breakfast for Calais


Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing


Arrive back at school
  • 3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Return executive coach travel (TV/video/WC/seatbelts)
  • Return ferry crossings
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Organisation of 2 x concert performances
  • Participate in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate (subject to acceptance)
  • Detailed information pack
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • VAT


Brugges Youth Hostel 'Europa'

This comfortable and modern hostel is set in its own grounds and is non-smoking throughout. Most the rooms are en-suite. Groups are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and group leaders in twins. Rooms have private lockers and there are extra ones at the reception.A buffet style breakfast is servded every morning and packed lunches are 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.

Ypres Lodge

Ypres Lodge is one of the top choice hotels for school groups travelling to the battlefields. It consists of 3 wings; all rooms are en-suite and have televisions. Students are in multi-bedded rooms while staff are provided with twins.Breakfast is served every day, and both packed lunches and the evening meal are available on request from the hotel's on-site restaurant.Hotel facilities free WiFi, pool tables, football pitch, table football, vending machines, karaoke facilities (on request) and a meeting room for group activities. There is also a bar for group leaders to relax in during the evening.


Canal Boat Trip

When visiting Bruges, you simply cannot miss a boat trip on the canals - a trip that will make you

Belfry of Bruges

One of the city's most prominent symbols, the Belfry formerly housed a treasury and the municipal archives, and served as

Vivaldi Restaurant

Lovely restaurant situated in the market square in Ypres. Perfect for groups. Situated directly opposite the Flanders Fields Museum.

Bobbejaanland Theme Park

Bobbejaanland is a renowned theme park in Lichtaart, Belgium. It was founded by Bobbejaan Schoepen, a Flemish singer, guitarist, and entertainer who enjoyed international popularity in the fifties and early sixties.

In Flanders Fields Museum

This interactive museum mixes artefacts with documentary film, audio-visual presentations and contemporary artwork to vividly portray the horror and brutality

Tyne Cot British Cemetery

Within a kilometre of the farthest point in Belgium reached by the Allied forces lies the largest cemetery for Commonwealth

Sea Life Centre

Sea Life Centre Blankenberge is a popular visit for schools, with aquariums and an underwater tunnel where North-Sea animals can be seen. The Sea Life centre has various educational packages on offer, please enquire for details.

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every step of the way

Creating your
perfect tour

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in music tours and will know the destination really well too. They’ll work with you to create a tour to suit your group’s needs and meet your tour objectives.

Launching your tour

The next step is to get your tour approved and then get your musicians signed up to it. Our ‘Trip Launch Pack’ will help you with this step. This is full of resources (all free to download) designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the tour planning process.

you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your itinerary makes the most of your time and they’ll take on most of the admin tasks for your trip (including making sure your concerts are well promoted).

Support while
you’re away

Throughout your music tour, we’ll be just a phone call away (24/7). Before you go, we’ll send you a final info pack and you’ll be able to access all your tour documents via the free Vamoos app.

your tour

When you return from your tour, we’ll ask you to complete a detailed feedback survey, so we can continue to improve the service we offer. And we can start planning your next tour, so you can give your musicians and their families plenty of time to pay for it (and so it’s less stressful for you). 

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