Music Tours to Flanders

  • Vibrant mix of architecture, traditions and cuisine
  • Huge variety of venues
  • Lovely coastline and picture-book cities

Within easy access of Calais, Belgium is the perfect close-to-home touring destination for our UK groups and is an ideal choice for international school performance tours that start in the UK. From junior school bands to high level youth orchestras, the country has plenty of venues on offer, meaning all group types choosing Belgium as their destination will not be disappointed. Belgium is a country many people travel through but fewer rarely take the time to visit yet it has so much to offer. Multicultural and multilingual, Belgium is a vibrant combination which is reflected in its architecture, traditions and cuisine which, of course, includes some of the finest chocolate and beer in the world!

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Within easy access of Calais, Belgium is the perfect close-to-home touring destination for our UK groups and is an ideal choice for international school performance tours that start in the UK. From junior school bands to high level youth orchestras, the country has plenty of venues on offer, meaning all group types choosing Belgium as their destination will not be disappointed. Belgium is a country many people travel through but fewer rarely take the time to visit yet it has so much to offer. Multicultural and multilingual, Belgium is a vibrant combination which is reflected in its architecture, traditions and cuisine which, of course, includes some of the finest chocolate and beer in the world!

Quick Facts

Quick Facts

Minimum Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights

Extra Night: Call for Details

Coach Type: Executive 48-Seater with Air Conditioning

Tour Manager: Full Time

Meals: Full Board

Extra Activities/Excursions

  • Bobbejaanland: exciting theme park near Antwerp, which includes a unique hanging rollercoaster!
  • Chocolaterie Sukerbuyc: enjoy a mouthwatering visit to this chocolate makers in Bruges.
  • Brussels: see the Grand’Place and the excellent Musical Instruments Museum.
  • Bruges: hire bikes and enjoy a tour around this lovely city

Ghent

Ghent is a very popular base for our groups; every bit as beautiful as Bruges yet a much more compact and a quieter alternative. Ghent is dominated by the imposing 12th century Castle of the Counts, while canals weave their way through the town. On the banks are countless churches, museums and glorious medieval buildings, including the magnificent town hall and belfry. St Bavo’s cathedral not only boasts wonderful works of art by Van Eyck and Rubens but also the largest organ in the Benelux countries.

Where to stay

The De Draecke Youth Hostel lies in the heart of Ghent and offers a high standard of accommodation for our groups. All rooms have private bathroom and are 4-6 bedded. Downstairs there is a bar, dining room, TV and meeting room and the hostel staff will go out of their way to provide our groups with a comfortable stay.

Leuven

Situated less than half an hour’s drive to the east of Brussels, Leuven is a glorious town of stunning medieval architecture and home to one of the world’s oldest catholic universities. Hence the city has a fantastic mix of old and new, with plenty of lively bars and cafes set amidst some of the most beautiful architecture you can find. Leuven’s richest monument is the ornately decorated town hall, which stands in the pedestrianised main square, while just outside the city you will find the Interbrew company, which brews the world famous Stella Artois lager.

Where to stay

De Blauwput youth hostel is situated just 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of Leuven and, having opened only in 2003, offers modern, comfortable accommodation for our groups. Bedrooms are 4-6 bedded, all with their own bathroom. Facilities at the hostel include three meeting rooms (pre-booking required), a friendly bar and sun terrace.

Concerts

We recommend Belgium for all performing group types. There are lovely churches in northern Belgium, many of which are ideal for concerts, as well as participation in Mass. One such church is the church of Our Lady in Bruges, an intimate venue which has welcomed many of our groups. Ghent is also home to the amazing Ghentfest, a music festival which takes place annually in the third week of July. The Belgian coast has many venues; again, a number of churches as well as bandstands which we use in the summer months when the Belgians leave the cities to enjoy the wonderful beach resorts. Other venue types include theme parks, retirement homes and cultural centres.

Sample Itinerary (Orchestras*)

Day one

Afternoon arrival in Ghent. Time to start exploring the town.

Day two

Full day at Bobbejaanland theme park with concert performance. Return to hostel for recreation evening.

Day three

Morning visit to Bruges to enjoy canal cruise and a visit to the chocolate makers. Continue to Ostend for afternoon concert on the bandstand. Return to Ghent.

Day four

Morning at leisure in Ghent. Depart Ghent for journey home.

* If you are a different ensemble type, please ask us for a sample itinerary.

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