Music Tours to Flanders

  • Easy to reach for UK groups and perfect as part of a multi-destination tour for international ensembles.
  • Wide variety of performance opportunities
  • Charming cities and a picturesque coastline

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 music tours that start in the UK. 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 music tours that start in the UK. 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

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Journey time from Calais: Ghent 2 Hours, Leuven 3 Hours

Flight time from London: 1 hour 10 minutes (Brussels)

Extra Activities/Excursions

  • De Halve Maan Brewery: Enjoy a guided tour of one of Belgium’s oldest breweries.
  • 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.

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

Working with our contacts in Flanders, we will source appropriate accommodation for your ensemble, depending on your needs and budget.

Sample Itinerary (Orchestras*)

Day one

Morning departure from home and afternoon arrival in Ghent. Time to start exploring the town.

Day two

Depart for Brussels to enjoy the sights and an afternoon concert at St Michael and St Gudula. Return to Ghent for an evening of recreation.

Day three

Morning visit to Bruges to enjoy canal cruise and a visit to De Halve Maan Brewery. Continue to Ostend for afternoon concert on the bandstand. Return to Ghent.

Day four

Morning at leisure in Ghent. Depart Ghent for journey to Calais and afternoon Channel crossing and evening return home.

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

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