With a wide variety of venues and an ideal location not too far from the UK, Belgium is perfect for school groups on their first tour or those with a tight budget.
The major centres of Brussels, Ghent, Ypres and Bruges are all within easy driving distance of each other, so your musical groups can experience the variety that this diverse country has to offer! There are venues suitable for both choral and chamber performances.
Our Suggested Itinerary
5 days 4 nights, from £319 per person by Coach
Depart school in the morning.
Drive to Ghent. Check into your accommodation and get your bearings in the lovely medieval town centre.
Spend the evening warming up your vocal chords, ready for your concert tomorrow!
Spend the day in Belgium’s diverse capital, Brussels!
Begin your daytrip with a visit to the Musical Instruments Museum, where students can watch a craftsman building string instruments live in the museum!
After lunch, visit the excellent Choco-Story, where you will be able to see how Belgium’s favourite treat is made.
Round off your day with a performance in the spectacular Brussels Cathedral.
Head over to Ypres to explore Belgium’s rich WW1 history.
Begin your day with a visit to the excellent In Flanders Fields Museum.
Spend the afternoon visiting some of the major historical sites of the Ypres Salient with your local guide.
After dinner in Ypres, the choir will have the opportunity to sing at the nightly Last Post Ceremony.
Spend your last full day in the fairytale city of Bruges.
Begin your daytrip with a visit to the Sound Factory, an interactive celebration of sound and music!
After lunch, the choir will have the opportunity to give an afternoon performance at the beautiful Church of Our Lady.
Finish your day with a cruise around Bruges’ famous canals.
Squeeze in one last concert at Saint Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent, before setting off for home.
Return to school.
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