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School Trips to Belgium

School trips to Belgium are ideal if you’re looking for a trip packed with educational value, without having to spend too much time travelling. The shorter journey times and choice of travel options also make Belgium a great choice if you’re trying to keep costs down.

Belgium is a truly diverse location with a wide variety of learning opportunities for groups studying almost any subject, including history, food technology, business studies, science and English literature. Belgium is also a great choice for a cultural school trip

Why visit Belgium?

The political centre of Europe

With the Belgian city of Brussels considered to be the de facto capital of the European Union, Belgium plays a key role in politics and business across all of Europe.

As host to the official seats of the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, and the European Council, Belgium is a great choice of destination for school groups studying politics or business studies.

The battlefield of Europe

Belgium’s role in WW1 and WW2 cemented the country’s already long-established reputation as the ‘Battlefield of Europe’, making it a truly fascinating destination. Not only will you learn about the various wars that have been fought in Belgium, but you’ll also learn more about how this ties in with general European history.

Belgium was the setting for some of the fiercest fighting during the First World War, making it particularly popular among school history and English literature groups for WW1 battlefield trips to Ypres.

Students will have the chance to learn more about the experience of war from the point of view of both the soldiers and local civilians. And you can include a stop in Waterloo to learn about the history of warfare between the Napoleonic Wars and the Second World War.

The rich and diverse culture

Belgium is an excellent choice of destination for a cultural school trip. It is home to two distinct communities, the Dutch-speaking Flemish Community and the French-speaking Community, which has influenced Belgian history and politics for centuries.

The medieval city of Bruges is a fantastic destination for your cultural school trip. You can take a boat trip along the city's canals, climb the iconic belfry and explore Belgium's connections to chocolate and chips!

The culinary delights

Whatever your subject, no school trip to Belgium would be complete without taking the time to savour some of its gastronomic delights, from chocolate to chips, and waffles to mussels. Of course, this is especially exciting for food technology groups!

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Take a look at our range of Belgium school trips below and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements. 

Bruges

School trips to Bruges

School trips to Bruges offer students the opportunity to explore the spectacular medieval Flemish capital!

Looking for a food technology school trip to Belgium? Bruges is the perfect choice with some really exciting foodie visits and activities. 

And Bruges is also a great option for a cultural school trip to Belgium, giving your students an exciting experience of European history and culture. 

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Brussels

School trips to Brussels

School trips to Brussels offer your students the exciting opportunity to explore the capital of the EU!

The presence of many international companies here makes this an excellent choice for a business studies school trip. 

And Brussels also boasts some exciting visits and experiences for science and food technology school trips too. 

Waterloo

School trips to Waterloo

School trips to Waterloo are ideal for a history school trip focusing on the history of warfare!

Waterloo was the site of the decisive Battle of Waterloo that saw the end of the Napoleonic Wars. 

Here, your students can learn more about the technology and tactics used by Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington. 

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Ypres

School trips to Ypres

School trips to Ypres are ideal for groups who want to explore the WW1 battlefields!

On your school trip to Ypres, your students will learn about the experiences of the soldiers in the trenches. 

They will also have the opportunity to think about the importance of remembrance and keeping the memory of WW1 alive. 

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Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Tailor-made school trips

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.