School trips to Bruges offer students the opportunity to explore this charming, medieval city, with its beautifully preserved historic buildings, meandering canals and green ramparts.

Whether on a general and cultural school trip to learn more about the history and culture of Belgium, or a food technology school trip to learn about the country’s exquisite cuisine and fine chocolate, Bruges will be a magical destination.

Whatever your reason for your educational trip to Bruges, we’ll tailor your itinerary to suit your curriculum and specific learning objectives.

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Why visit Bruges?

Explore the medieval city centre

Bruges was an important commercial centre, as it sat on the crossroads between the northern Hanseatic League and southern trade routes. The city escaped significant damage during WW1 and WW2, preserving its beautiful architecture – much of which dates from the medieval period.

In fact, the historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as it’s one of the best-preserved medieval city centres in Europe. So, a school trip to Bruges is a fascinating introduction to the wider history and culture of Europe.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy a canal cruise and climb the 366 steps of the 13 th -century Belfry – both activities will offer very different but equally unforgettable views of this spectacular city.

Discover Belgian cuisine

Belgian cuisine is world-famous, making it the perfect option for a food technology school trip. Belgium is thought to be the birthplace of the chip, with Belgians reportedly eating fried potato as far back as the 17 th century.

Belgium is also famous for the quality of its chocolate, with both the chocolate bar and praline purported to have been invented there. Belgium is also believed to be home to more than 2,000 chocolatiers and we can, of course arrange for you to visit one to find out more about Belgian chocolate.

The other product that Belgium is famous for is its beer. The origins of Belgium’s brewing traditions lie in the Middle Ages when beer was brewed in monasteries and there are now a huge variety of different types of beers brewed in Belgium.

If your school trip to Bruges has a food technology focus, Bruges is a fantastic destination in which to explore Belgian cuisine. We can arrange for you to visit a number of local producers, from breweries and sweet factories to bakeries and chocolateries.

Your students will have the opportunity to learn more about where their food comes from, as well as discover some of the important elements of food processing and production. And, of course, on your school trip to Bruges, they’ll discover various distinctive features of international cuisine.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To ensure that your group make the most of everything that Bruges has to offer, we would recommend spending at least 2 days in Bruges on your school trip.

Bruges is a really compact city, so it's very easy to get around on foot, which makes it a great option for a school trip!

The iconic Belfry is a must-see, as one of the city's most famous monuments. We would also recommend taking a boat trip along the canals - for us, this really is the best way to see beautiful Bruges. The Market Square is also a must-see for some fantastic examples of Flemish architecture, as well as the opportunity to really soak up the atmosphere. And your students will love a visit to the incredible Friet Museum - the world's first and only museum completely dedicated to chips!

Yes, there are quite a few free things to do in Bruges. If you travel to the city in December, do make sure you check out the Christmas markets, which are completely free to visit (although we can't guarantee you'll be able to resist spending money on some of the delicious treats available!). And if you're interested in Flemish art, you can visit Saint Saviour's Cathedral, which has some fantastic paintings and tapestries. Of course, the best free thing to do in Bruges is simply taking a stroll along the picturesque canals.

Yes, Bruges is great for both general and cultural tours and food technology, and also makes a great destination for a school music tour.

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

Originally 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

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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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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The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally 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.

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.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!