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Food Technology Trip to Bruges & Boulogne

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Looking for a short food technology trip abroad filled with interesting and educational activities? Then choose Bruges and Boulogne!

We recommend that you start your food technology school trip to Bruges & Boulogne with a visit to the beautiful Belgian city. In Bruges you can visit a sweet factory for a demonstration on how sweets are made and learn about the history of chocolate at Choco-Story. You can also visit the Friet Museum – the first and only museum in the world dedicated to potato fries.

One of our most popular activities in Boulogne is a ‘hands-on’ pancake-making demonstration with the chance to sample what you’ve made. And on your way back to Calais, you can visit a traditional French boulangerie, where you’ll get to taste some freshly baked bread. 

Suggested Itinerary (Based on 2 days/1 night)

Day 1/2



Early morning depart school



Arrive in Bruges 

Visit to Choco-Story



Visit the Friet Museum

Check-in to accommodation in time for evening meal 

Day 2/2



Depart Bruges

Visit to Boulangerie le Fournil



Visit to Bec-a-Suc sweet factory

Depart Boulogne

Arrive in Calais



Arrive back at school

What's included?

  • tick icon1 night's half-board accommodation
  • tick iconAny inclusions such as visits and excursions
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
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  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
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  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
  • tick iconReturn executive coach travel
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

Educational activities and visits

Bec a Suc

Bec a Suc

A visit to this traditional sweet factory in the charming town of Boulogne-sur-Mer offers… Read more

Bee Museum

Bee Museum

As you take a tour of this fascinating bee farm, your students will learn all about the… Read more

Boulangerie Le Fournil

Boulangerie Le Fournil

The charismatic baker will tell your students about his work – in French, of course!… Read more



A visit to the building alone is worth the trip, a surprising four floors make up Choco-S… Read more

Confiserie Zucchero

Confiserie Zucchero

When visiting Confiserie Zucchero, your groups can see all kinds of sweets being traditio… Read more

De Halve Maan Brewery

De Halve Maan Brewery

The museum offers the unique opportunity to discover the old traditional brewing methods i… Read more

Friet Museum

Friet Museum

The Frietmuseum in Bruges is the first and only museum dedicated to potato fries! Together… Read more

Les Escargots du Bocage

Les Escargots du Bocage

Your visit to this snail farm will begin with a tour, here you will learn interesting fac… Read more

Natur' Pom

Natur' Pom

Natur' Pom produce apples and fruit juices including chicory lemonade, warm cinnamon,… Read more

P&J Calais

P&J Calais

Before you return home, make sure you stop at P&J Calais, to stock up on handmade Belgian… Read more

Pain Show

Pain Show

Learn how to make traditional French crêpes and enjoy your own with jam or chocolate… Read more

Roose's Chocolate World

Roose's Chocolate World

On arrival, charming and professional shop assistants will lead your group to the demons… Read more

Weekly Markets

Weekly Markets

The weekly markets in Pas de Calais offers a fascinating insight into rural French life.… Read more


Brugges Youth Hostel 'Europa'
Ibis Brugge Centrum
Brugges Youth Hostel 'Europa'
This comfortable and modern hostel is set in its own grounds and is non-smoking throughout.

Most the rooms are en-suite. Groups are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and group leaders in twins. Rooms have private lockers and there are extra ones at the reception.

A buffet style breakfast is servded every morning and packed lunches are available on request. Evening meals can be provided in the hostel's restaurant.

Facilities include a meeting area, cosy bar, TV room, table tennis, garden, boardgames, and free WiFi.
Ibis Brugge Centrum

Located in an ancient medieval building, Ibis Brugge Centrum hotel offers 128 rooms for booking.

Other amenities include a 24hr bar for snacks, public indoor paid parking and a restaurant offering regional specialities.

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Easy trip for teachers to plan because it's so well organised by the company! We also had a fantastic knowledgeable driver — Portsmouth Academy for Girls, July 2019

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