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School Food Technology Trip to Brussels

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 1/2



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

Day 2/2



Visit Mechelen Fruit & Vegetable Auction



Group to visit Stella Artois Brewery

Depart Brussels

Arrive in Calais



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

Cantillon Brewery Museum

Cantillon Brewery Museum

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

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

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

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

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

Cultural activities and visits

Brussels Cathedral

Brussels Cathedral

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

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


YH Bruegel
Youth Hostel Leuven 'De Blauwput'
YH Bruegel

VJH Bruegel is a modern hostel near the heart of Brussels.Students will mostly be accommodated in 4 bedded rooms, and staff in twins or singles. There are toilets and showers on each floor, but nearly all the hostel's rooms are en-suite. Free WiFi is available.Breakfast is served everyday, and both packed lunches and evening meals are available on request.There is also an attractive inner courtyard, sitting corners and leisure rooms where students can watch TV or play board games. A meeting room and the dining hall may be booked for use without charge.Although the reception is only open 0700-1000 and 1400-0100, groups have 24-hour access to the building once they have checked in.

Youth Hostel Leuven 'De Blauwput'

'De Blauwput' is a brand new hostel in the historical university town of Leuven. It is non-smoking throughout and wheelchair-accessible.Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite and have lockers. Free WiFi is available in the common areas.Breakfast is served every day, and the hostel also provides packed lunches and evening meals on request.The hostel also has a lounge, garden, boardgames, fußball, TV corner, three meeting rooms for group activities, and a bar in which group leaders can relax during the evening.

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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
Excellent trip and activities. We will be booking again. — Newsome High School

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