Frequently Asked Questions
Most of our groups combine a visit to Valkenburg with a visit to Bruges and if you intend to do the same then we would recommend looking at a 3-day trip, in order to make the most of everything the two destinations have to offer.
Valkenburg is famous for its incredible Christmas markets, so December is an excellent time to visit on a school trip.
It's very easy to get around Valkenburg itself on foot. If you're combining your visit to Valkenburg with a visit to Bruges as most of our groups do, then the easiest way to get around is by coach. We will, of course, provide you with a comfortable coach that you can use throughout your trip.
Of course, if you're travelling during the festive period, you have to visit the Christmas markets in Valkenburg. Some of these take place in the city's famous caves, which offer a completely unique and magical experience!
Yes, of course, the Christmas markets are completely free to visit, although we can't guarantee your students will be able to resist spending their money on the beautiful handmade gifts or delicious treats for sale!
Most groups do tend to visit Valkenburg for the Christmas markets, although there are some great performance opportunities here for music groups too.
Why choose Halsbury?
Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.
School trips designed by teachers for teachers
Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.
School trips tailored to your curriculum
We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.
Health & safety prioritised
As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.
Support every step of the way
We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.
Financially secure school trips
We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.
Rewarding loyalty scheme
You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.