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There are a wide range of visits to choose from, such as a demonstration at a local chocolaterie, a visit to the huge Mechelen Fruit & Vegetable Auction or a tour of one of the breweries, such as Stella Artois in nearby Leuven.
We can even arrange a cookery demonstration at a local catering school. There’s almost too much to choose from! And there's even the possibility of turning this into a cross-curricular trip to Brussels, thanks to the excellent opportunities for business studies and science groups.
Arrive in Brussels
Time to walk around the town and buy lunch
Visit to the museum of Cocoa and Chocolate
EveningCheck-in to accommodation in time for evening meal
MorningVisit Mechelen Fruit & Vegetable Auction
Group to visit Stella Artois Brewery
Arrive in Calais
Arrive back at school
- 1 night's half-board accommodation
- Any inclusions such as visits and excursions
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Itinerary planning service
- Motorway tolls and taxes
- Return Channel crossings
- Return executive coach travel
- Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
- VAT at current rates to tour operators
Cantillon Brewery Museum
Visit this traditional Belgian brewery to see how beer has been brewed for centuries. Red…
Proud of its experience and know-how in personalised chocolates, Concept Chocolate is…
Mechelen Fruit & Vegetable Auction
Mechelen is at the centre of Belgium’s principal market region. The Mechelse Veili…
Museum of Cocoa & Chocolate
During your visit to the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate, you will learn about the…
Stella Artois Brewery
The Stella Artois brewery is situated in the university city of Louvain, where six cen…
Students will mostly be accommodated in 4 bedded rooms, and staff in twins or singles. There are toilets and showers on each floor, but nearly all the hostel's rooms are en-suite. Free WiFi is available.
Breakfast is served everyday, and both packed lunches and evening meals are available on request.
There is also an attractive inner courtyard, sitting corners and leisure rooms where students can watch TV or play board games. A meeting room and the dining hall may be booked for use without charge.
Although the reception is only open 0700-1000 and 1400-0100, groups have 24-hour access to the building once they have checked in.
Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite and have lockers. Free WiFi is available in the common areas.
Breakfast is served every day, and the hostel also provides packed lunches and evening meals on request.
The hostel also has a lounge, garden, boardgames, fußball, TV corner, three meeting rooms for group activities, and a bar in which group leaders can relax during the evening.
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Launching your trip
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After your trip
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Gail Biggins - Tour Adviser
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We were delighted with the way the trip was organized beforehand and the support which was available once we had left school. An excellent initiation to the Halsbury experience!— Eirias High School, September 2019
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