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School General & Cultural Trip to Bruges

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A school trip to the beautiful medieval city of Bruges offers lots of exciting opportunities for your students!

The historic centre of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and you’ll see why when you visit! There are many enchanting medieval buildings, including the famous 13th century belfry, as well as plenty of opportunities to enjoy the chocolate, waffles and chips that Belgium is famous for - especially if any of your students are studying food technology!

And you mustn't miss the chance to take a boat cruise along the city's famous canal network - it really is the best way to see Bruges!

Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)

Day 1/2

Morning

Morning

Depart school

Afternoon

Afternoon

Arrive in Bruges

Time to explore town and buy lunch

Visit Choco-Story

Evening

Evening

Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal

Day 2/2

Morning

Morning

Visit to Bruges Belfry

Time for canal boat trip

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to Friet Museum

Depart Bruges

Arrive in Calais

Evening

Evening

Arrive back at school

What's included?

  • tick icon1 night's half-board accommodation
  • tick iconAny inclusions such as visits and excursions
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
  • tick iconReturn executive coach travel
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

Educational activities and visits

Choco-Story

Choco-Story

A visit to the building alone is worth the trip, a surprising four floors make up Choco-Story, something that was… Read More

Confiserie Zucchero

Confiserie Zucchero

When visiting Confiserie Zucchero, your groups can see all kinds of sweets being traditionally made. After the demonstration there is… Read More

Friet Museum

Friet Museum

The Frietmuseum in Bruges is the first and only museum dedicated to potato fries! Together with delicious Belgian chocolate, the… Read More

Roose's Chocolate World

Roose's Chocolate World

On arrival, charming and professional shop assistants will lead your group to the demonstration area where they will see pralines… Read More

Cultural activities and visits

Belfry of Bruges

Belfry of Bruges

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

Bruges Grote Markt

Bruges Grote Markt

In the centre of the World Heritage City of Bruges lies the Grote Markt, here it is possible to perform… Read More

Canal Boat Trip

Canal Boat Trip

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

Accommodation

Brugges Youth Hostel 'Europa'
Ibis Brugge Centrum
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.

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.

Supporting you every step of the way

1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

We'll tailor make your school trip to meet your specific requirements

2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

Your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will work with you on the finer details of your trip

4 While you're away

You'll be able to reach us 24/7 during your trip if you need our help

5 After your trip

Head back to our resources section to continue the learning

Need help?

Gail Biggins — Tour Adviser

Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

Gail Biggins
Highlights were the Villa at Oplontis, the Necropolis and Via Triumphalis in the Vatican which was superb. The Massimo Museum in Rome was also a highlight. — King's College, February 2019

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As a fully-accredited school travel company, booking with Halsbury Travel offers you complete peace of mind. Our accreditations are your guarantee that:

  • Your school trip will be fully financially protected
  • Your group’s safety will be prioritised
  • Your trip will be a quality educational experience

Safety prioritised

As an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum (STF) we have an effective Safety Management System in place.

As well as reassuring you that your group's safety will be prioritised at all times, this will also help you to meet your due diligence and reduces the amount of External Provider paperwork required.

Financial protection

Our Accreditations

Our ABTA bond means all our school trips are financially protected. Plus, all air tours and flights arranged by us are also ATOL protected.

Quality educational experiences

The Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge is your reassurance that Halsbury Travel is committed to offering LOtC activities that are safe and beneficial to learning.

The Halsbury Difference

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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

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