Bruges, the largest city of West Flanders, was once part of a vital trade route which made it flourish and the chief commercial city in the 12th century. Today, many landmarks remain from this golden age and make for an interesting visit. The historic city centre, with its 13th century belfry is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Basilica of the Holy Blood offers Christians an opportunity to see a relic of the holy blood.
This day trip to this charming Belgium city is great for a day trip because it is closer than you think and provides students an opportunity to sample a different culture and learn about its history.Ask a Question Get a Quote
Morning: Depart from school and travel to Folkestone for Eurotunnel shuttle to France. Onward travel to Belgium and Bruges.
Afternoon: Arrival in Bruges around lunch time and start of walking tour. See this well preserved medieval Belgium town with cobbled lined streets, famous Basilca of the Holy Blood, and sample the local delicacies such as mussels, waffles, fine chocolate and beer.
Evening: Depart from Bruges in the early evening and travel to Calais for Eurotunnel shuttle back to England and travel back to school. End of tour.