Belgium Music Tour

from £319pp

Based on 5 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools

Overview

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!

The itinerary below is based on venues suitable for choir performances. Please enquire if you would like to bring instrumentalists and we can adjust our itinerary to suit your requirements.

Our Suggested Itinerary

Travelling by coach.

  1. Day 1

    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!

  2. Day 2

    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.

  3. Day 3

    Head over to Ypres to explore Belgium’s rich WW1 history.

    Begin your day with a visit to the excellent In Flanders Fields Museum, where students will learn about the stories of four real people.

    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.

  4. Day 4

    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.

  5. Day 5

    Squeeze in one last performance at the Market Square at De Panne, before setting off for home.

    Return to school.

Sleepwell Youth Hostel Brussels

Accommodation

For our Belgium trips, most of our schools tend to stay at the Sleep Well Youth Hostel or the Auberge de Jeunesse Jacques Brel.  All the accommodation we use is safe and secure and especially suited to schools. We also audit our accommodation and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts.

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Ghent in Belgium

Belgium Music Tour

from £319pp

Based on 5 days

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