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School General & Cultural Trip to Bruges

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!

 

Sample itinerary

Day 1/2

MorningMorning

Depart school

 

AfternoonAfternoon

Arrive in Bruges

Time to explore town and buy lunch

Visit Choco-Story

EveningEvening Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal

Day 2/2

MorningMorning

Visit to Bruges Belfry

Time for canal boat trip

AfternoonAfternoon

Visit to Friet Museum

Depart Bruges

Arrive in Calais

EveningEvening

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

Activities

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… 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 come to see why the… Read more

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 ex… Read more

Confiserie Zucchero

Confiserie Zucchero

When visiting Confiserie Zucchero, your groups can see all kinds of sweets being traditionally made. After the demonstra… Read more

Friet Museum

Friet Museum

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

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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.

Reviews

Middlewich High School, July 2019

The trip went really well and because I have run the trip many times in the past, staff at Halsbury were keen to support me and ensure everything I wanted to do was made possible. 

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