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Brussels
Basic price from
£169
2 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 5 staff

Music school trips to Brussels

Music school trips to Brussels

A Music school trip to Brussels offers a warm welcome to music groups all year round. Many churches welcome recitals from visiting choirs and it is possible to perform at Antwerp or Brussels Cathedrals as well as retirement homes in Ostend and Ghent. In addition, local schools offer a supportive and welcoming environment with a guaranteed audience. During the summer, the resorts of Blankenberge, Ostend and De Haan invite visiting groups to perform in their purpose-built bandstands and seafront promenades to entertain locals and tourists alike. Choirs and bands can also perform as part of the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres. The Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) is a must-see when on a Music school trip to Brussels where students can put on infrared headphones and listen to almost 200 music extracts played by the 8000 instruments on display.

Suggested Itineraries

Sample 3 night/ 4 day

  • day
    1

      For choirs:

    • Travel to Brussels
    • Free time to explore Brussels
  • day
    2

     

    • Guided tour of Brussels
    • Rehearsal and concert in St Michael’s & St Gudula’s Cathedral
  • day
    3

     

    • Visit to Musical Instruments Museum
    • Transfer to Bruges
    • Canal cruise in Bruges
    • Concert in St Walburga's Church
  • day
    4

     

    • Depart accommodation
    • Return to school

All venues are subject to availability & suitability of the choir repertoire. For concert bands we have access to some excellent venues in Ypres, Blankenberg, Bruges, Ostend, Antwerp & Brussels.

If you have longer to stay, you could include a day trip to Ypres to visit the World War 1 Battlefields, with possible participation in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.

N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price... Request a quote >>

Accommodation


Brussels Accommodation - Sleep Well Hostel

Sleep Well Hostel

  • Fantastic central location
  • All rooms en-suite

You can’t really get a more central location than the Sleep Well Hostel. The obvious choice for groups looking for a great value stay in Brussels.

Location: A mere stone’s throw from the Grand Place and only a short walk from the European institutions.

Facilities: As well as a meeting room, pool table and laundry facilities the hostel also has a bar and its own restaurant. Internet access also available.

Accommodation: Students are accommodated in rooms with up to 6 beds all with private facilities. Single and twin rooms offered for staff as well as upgraded rooms with TVs and fridges.

Meals: The hostel offers a daily breakfast as well as packed lunches and evening meals.

Brussels Accommodation - Meininger Hotel

Meininger Hotel

  • Brand new central accommodation
  • Environmentally friendly

This excellent chain now has a brand new property in the heart of Brussels offering central and affordable accommodation that is ideal for student groups.

Location: Situated right next to the Brussels-Charleroi canal, the Meininger is a short distance from many of the main places of interest including the beautiful Grand Place.

Facilities: The hotel offers both a restaurant and bar as well as a games room and bike hire.

Accommodation: 4-8 bedded rooms available for students all with flat screen TV, hair dryer and private facilities. Single and twin rooms available for staff.

Meals: Breakfast served daily. Packed lunches and evening meals available if required.

Brussels Accommodation - Youth Hostel Bruegel

Youth Hostel Bruegel

  • Great value central hostel
  • Ideal for younger groups

With its fantastic central location, this hostel is perfect for groups looking for a great value accommodation in the heart of Brussels.

Location: Situated approximately 5 minutes’ walk from the central train station and the Grand Place, the hostel is ideally placed for the city’s major attractions.

Facilities: The Breugel boasts a self-service restaurant and a lively bar as well as a TV room, common room and courtyard garden. Internet access is also available.

Accommodation: Students will be accommodated in mostly 4 bedded rooms with shared facilities. Single and twin rooms will be provided for staff.

Meals: A daily breakfast is offered with packed lunches and evening meals available for groups looking at half or full board options.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.


Subject Specific Excursions

Guided tour of Brussels

Many of Brussels main attractions are within walking distance of the main square of the Grand Palace where students can learn about the history of the city and discover famous landmarks.

MIM Musical Instruments Museum

Visit this in this internationally acclaimed museum and put on you infrared headphones to listen to almost 200 musical extracts played by the 8,000 instruments on display. Browse this world-class collection, which documents Belgium’s musical history.

St Salvator’s Cathedral

The main church of the city, the Sint-Salvator Cathedral houses a beautiful organ originally built in 1717 and has since been rebuilt three times.

Guided tour of Bruges

Discover this fairytale town where the saxophone was invented in 1849. Explore medieval buildings, romantic canals, cobbled streets and historic towers. Walk through pretty market squares, passing ancient churches and whitewashed almshouses.

Bellewaerde Park

Belgium’s oldest theme-park is as famous for its exhilarating rides as it is for its beautiful gardens, exotic animals and birdlife. Work your way through the six themed worlds: Jungle, Mexico, Far West, India, Canada and the ‘KidsPark.

Brussels Museum

See the earliest example of a bass clarinet at this museum of artistic and cultural history, which stands on Mozart Square. Learn about Brussels’s musical and literary heritage as you tour multimedia installations and collections of art and archaeology.

Walibi Park

Ride Belgium’s only wooden roller coaster, plunge down daredevil drops and feel the g-force. Speed, spin and soar around the park’s 50 rides, which include the Crazy River and Excalibur gondola, as well as a go karting track and 5D attraction.

Aqualibi

Spend an afternoon or full day at this spectacular waterpark, where you can slide, surf, spin and swim your way through the rides, relax on the mini beach or chill-out in giant bubble baths.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

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