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School Trips to Belgium

A school trip to Belgium is ideal if you’re looking for a trip packed with educational value, without having to spend too much time travelling. The shorter journey times and choice of travel options also make Belgium a great choice if you’re trying to keep costs down.

Belgium is a truly diverse location with a wide variety of learning opportunities for groups studying almost any subject.

Belgium was the setting for some of the fiercest fighting during the First World War, making it particularly popular among school history and English literature groups for WW1 battlefield trips to Ypres.

Here your students can learn more about the experience of war from the point of view of both the soldiers and local civilians. And you can include a stop in Waterloo to learn about the developments in warfare that took place between the Napoleonic Wars and the Second World War.

We can also arrange other subject-specific educational tours (including business studies, food technology and science) to Bruges and Brussels.


School trips to Waterloo

A school history trip to Waterloo is one that your students will certainly remember! Despite its unassuming nature, this small Belgian town is world-famous as the setting of the decisive battle which saw Napoleon’s final defeat in 1815.

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Belgium is an excellent choice of destination for a cultural school trip. It is home to two distinct communities, the Dutch-speaking Flemish Community and the French-speaking Community, which has influenced Belgian history and politics for centuries.

Its role in the First and Second World Wars cemented Belgium’s already long-established reputation as the ‘Battlefield of Europe’, making it a truly fascinating destination for school history trips. Not only will you learn about the various wars that have been fought in Belgium, but you’ll also learn more about how this ties in with general European history.

And whatever your subject, no school trip to Belgium would be complete without taking the time to savour some of its gastronomic delights, from chocolate to chips, and waffles to mussels. Of course, this is especially exciting for food technology groups!

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Tailor-made school trips

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Loyalty scheme

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.