If you’re looking for a good value alternative to Paris and Disneyland® Paris or Parc Astérix then a French school trip to Brussels and Walibi World could be perfect for you!

The capital of Belgium and de facto capital of the European Union, Brussels is a fascinating city for any school group to visit. Technically bilingual in French and Flemish, the vast majority of the city’s inhabitants speak French and so you can be certain that your students will be immersed in the French language during your school trip to Brussels.

This is also a great opportunity to show your students how French could be for their future careers, given then number of international organisations and institutions that are based in the city and use French as a working language.

Whether you’re introducing KS3 students to the French language and the reach of French as a global language, or you’re hoping to inspire your GCSE or A-Level students to develop their passion for French while at the same time getting in some useful speaking, listening and reading practice, a French school trip to the exciting city of Brussels will be unforgettable.

And make sure you take the time to visit nearby Walibi World. One of the largest theme parks in Belgium, this is a really fun activity that your students will love!

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Depart school

Arrive in Brussels

Time to explore the Grand-Place on foot

Evening meal in accommodation

2

Visit the Atomium

Visit to Mini-Europe

Evening meal in accommodation

3

Full-day excursion to Walibi World

Continue full-day excursion to Walibi World

Evening meal in accommodation

Bowling

4

Visit to Concept Chocolate

Depart Brussels

Arrive back at school

4 days, 3 nights Price from £389 pp
  • Return executive coach travel from UK
  • Return Channel crossings
  • 3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8 (or as negotiated)
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Detailed final itinerary pack with relevant maps and visit confirmations
  • Access to Vamoos - our easy to use travel app
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • VAT at current rate to tour operators
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Entrance to Walibi World

Accommodation

Educational Activities

Atomium

Atomium

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Created in 1958 for the Brussels World Fair held in Heysel, Brussels, the Atomium is the only structure left standing… Read More

Mini-Europe

Mini-Europe

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Located at the foot of the Atomium, Mini-Europe is the only park where you can have a whistle stop tour of Europe in a few short hours. … Read More

Grand-Place Brussels

Grand-Place Brussels

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Brussels' Grand-Place, also known as Grote Markt in Flemish, is the city's main square and the beating heart of the Belgian capital.… Read More

Cultural Activities

Walibi World Belgium

Walibi World Belgium

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Enjoy an exciting day out at this fantastic theme park close to Brussels!… 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

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1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

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2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

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4 While you're away

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5 After your trip

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I always learnt more outside of the classroom than I did in a classroom setting, but as a child did not get that many opportunities. Working in school travel has given me the chance to help others like me to get the most out of their school years by travelling and learning away from the classroom. – Will Jehu Tour Consultant

Don't take our word for it …

This was an excellent destination for students who had never been abroad. This was a perfect city for students to use the language - visiting markets and monuments etc. It was very helpful to the students who wish to take GCSE Spanish. — Wilsthorpe Community School , October 2018

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