Belgium is famous for its chocolate, waffles, fries and beer, making Brussels the ideal destination for a food technology school trip!

There are a wide range of visits to choose from, such as a demonstration at a local chocolaterie, a visit to the huge Mechelen Fruit & Vegetable Auction or a tour of one of the breweries, such as Stella Artois in nearby Leuven.

We can even arrange a cookery demonstration at a local catering school. There’s almost too much to choose from! And there's even the possibility of turning this into a cross-curricular trip to Brussels, thanks to the excellent opportunities for business studies and science groups.

Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Depart school

Arrive in Brussels

Time to walk around the town and buy lunch

Visit to the museum of Cocoa and Chocolate

Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal


Visit Mechelen Fruit & Vegetable Auction

Group to visit Stella Artois Brewery

Depart Brussels

Arrive in Calais

Arrive back at school

2 days, 1 night Price from £115 pp
  • 1 night's half-board accommodation
  • Any inclusions such as visits and excursions
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Return executive coach travel
  • Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators


Educational Activities

Cantillon Brewery Museum

Cantillon Brewery Museum

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Visit this traditional Belgian brewery to see how beer has been brewed for centuries. Red copper containers, barrels - some… Read More

Concept Chocolate

Concept Chocolate

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Proud of its experience and know-how in personalised chocolates, Concept Chocolate is delighted to offer you an opportunity to learn… Read More

Mechelen Fruit & Vegetable Auction

Mechelen Fruit & Vegetable Auction

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Mechelen is at the centre of Belgium’s principal market region. The Mechelse Veilingen, some of the largest fruit and vegetable… Read More

Museum of Cocoa & Chocolate

Museum of Cocoa & Chocolate

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During your visit to the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate, you will learnabout the origins of the chocolate, starting with… Read More

Stella Artois Brewery

Stella Artois Brewery

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The Stella Artois brewery is situated in the university city of Louvain, where six centuries of brewing tradition and latest… Read More

Cultural Activities

Brussels Cathedral

Brussels Cathedral

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This Gothic Cathedral built over a 300-year period dates back to 1225 and is one of the major religious centres… Read More

Brussels Town Hall

Brussels Town Hall

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Brussels Town Hall is one of Belgium’s finest civic buildings, not only because of the numerous sculptures adorning its walls… Read More

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