Cultural tour to Belgium by coach: 3 days, 2 nights

Your cultural tour to Belgium will provide students with numerous opportunities to extend their knowledge and experience of the Belgian culture. Our suggested itinerary offers inspiration but we will tailor make your tour to meet your specific curriculum needs.

Suggested itinerary

Day one
Depart from school by coach
Connect with channel crossing
Arrive at accommodation

Day two
Atomium
Mini Europe
Explore the city of Brussels
Chocolate making demonstration

Day three
Depart accommodation
Explore the city of Bruges
Boat Cruise
Belfry Tower
Return to the UK on coach

Tour gallery

Excursion locator map

Excursion Ideas

  • Atomium

    Subject range: Cultural, STEM

    What you’ll experience: The iconic symbol of Brussels and Belgium, with its unique architecture, the Atomium is the most popular attraction in the city. Built for the 1958 World Exhibition, the Atomium now houses a permanent exhibition about its history as well as temporary exhibitions focused around sciences, design, and society. The upper sphere offers unique and spectacular views across the city skyline.
    Select says: The Atomium is shaped on the model of an elementary iron crystal enlarged 165 billion times. Find out more about the Atomium here.

  • Mini Europe

    Subject range: Cultural

    What you’ll experience: Mini-Europe is located at the foot of the Atomium. Students can explore 300 models and sites of the most beautiful places in Europe. All the buildings are on a scale 1 to 25.
    Select says: Students can make some of the models work themselves, including the eruption of Vesuvius and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

  • Bruges

    Subject range: Cultural

    What you’ll experience: There is plenty to admire in this fairy-tale medieval city. At the centre of Bruges is the historic Markt, a large open square flanked by medieval-style buildings and bustling with horse-drawn carriages and open-air restaurants. It is also the location of the stunning Belfort Belfry. Close by, is the smaller but impressive Burg square with its beautiful buildings, plus the contemporary Toyo Ito pavilion.
    Select says: Time permitting, it is a short walk to Hof Arents park behind the Arentshuis. An absolutely beautiful place where a hump-backed pedestrian bridge, St-Bonifacius, crosses the canal for idyllic views.

  • Bruges Boat Cruise

    Subject range: Cultural

    What you’ll experience: A visit to Bruges isn’t complete without a boat trip on its canals. Go aboard at any of the five landing stages for a half-hour trip that allows you to appreciate the most noteworthy delights of the city from a completely different angle.
    Select says: This is a great way to view some of the monuments and centuries-old buildings of Bruges.

  • Belfry Tower of Bruges

    Subject range: Cultural, History

    What you’ll experience: The Belfry Tower of Bruges is a medieval bell tower in the historical centre of the city. It stands 83 metres tall and houses a carillon with 47 melodious bells. After 366 steps your efforts will be rewarded with a breath-taking and unforgettable panoramic view of Bruges and her surroundings.
    Select says: The reception area has lots of information about the history.

Cultural trip to Belgium by coach: 3 days, 2 nights Accommodation

Jacques Brel Youth Hostel

Our rating:

Location: Brussels

Capacity: 170

The Jacques Brel Youth Hostel is a comfortable and friendly group accommodation, ideally located near the centre of Brussels. Well recommended by the team at Select!

Rooms: Rooms: Multi-bedded rooms with en-suite facilities.

Facilities: Facilities: Common room, meeting room, terrace / patio, lift, bar, restaurant, vending machine, free Wi-Fi, basic shop, lockers available in room, luggage room - available during hostel reception times. Select says: Packed lunches are also available.