Reviews

by Sue

Party Leader

Cheshire

Overall Review

Alahree and Isabel were both very competent and friendly. From start to finish everything went like clockwork.

Accommodation Review

Perfect location.

Rep Review

Jessica was excellent in all aspects.

by Ffion

Head of Music

Cheshire

Overall Review

Immensely enjoyable for both students and staff.

Rep Review

Katie was She was wonderful with the students. She went above and beyond in my opinion. She was a part of our group and socialised with our staff and made the whole experience much more enjoyable. We would love to have Katie on future tours!

Transport Review

Very friendly and we would thoroughly recommend {our driver] for school groups.

by Matthew

Director of Music

Cambridgshire

Overall Review

We really appreciate how seriously Club Europe take our concerts, arranging for us to perform in the very finest venues in the area. It was a really enjoyable tour – we had incredibly large audiences, and our performances were really well received (a standing ovation for each one) which is really thrilling for the students (and nice for the staff too!).

Education Review

[On a concert in a church] This is a beautiful, large church with plenty of performing space and lots of backstage space as well. The concert was a great success – highlights were the beautiful building, great acoustics and large audience. We were made to feel very welcome. Someone local introduced the items in Flemish, and had thoroughly researched our programme in advance.

Accommodation Review

It is an ideal hostel and a great base for our music tour.

Rep Review

Abi was friendly and approachable. It was great to have her with us – she was very experienced. confident and decisive.

by Rachel

Party Leader

West Yorkshire

Overall Review

Hannah was super, put together a super trip and was always quick to respond to queries. Isabel was really good, again helping to put together a really memorable trip. A fantastic tour full of many memories for staff and girls alike, a wonderful life experience for the pupils.

Education Review

[On a concert in a residential home] A lovey room to perform in, the residents joined in clapping along to some of the songs. We were made to feel very welcome and that the concert that the girls gave was really appreciated and would have made a difference to the residents.

Accommodation Review

Absolutely perfect. Really spacious rooms, food excellent, staff so friendly. It was close to all venues and had wonderful sand dunes for an evening excursion. A superb venue for children.

Transport Review

Fantastic – we felt in safe hands. Wonderful attitude, they were very friendly and cared about us as a group, attempting to add in an extra stop off at the ‘Yorkshire Trenches’ after one of our visits which they had ‘sussed’ out during the day to find that they had been filled in – this is in our opinion going beyond what we expected.

by Mark

Head of Music

Derbyshire

Overall Review

Club Europe always provide us with a first class experience, taking the stress out of organising a foreign music trip. Thanks for organising another trip for us. Everyone had a great time and very much appreciate Club Europe’s significant input.

Education Review

[On an outdoor concert] A wonderful setting in front of the iconic Cloth Hall in Ypres.

Visits Review

The excursions were excellent – the theme park was really good and enjoyed by students and staff. We were pleasantly surprised by the Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels. Very interesting and more interactive than we expected.

Accommodation Review

The location was ideal for our trips and Mechelen is a lovely city. This is an excellent youth hostel – the rooms were just what we expected, the food was very good and the staff made us feel most welcome.

Rep Review

Fantastically! Can’t praise Georgie enough. She made a significant contribution to the success of our tour.

Transport Review

Professional and friendly. Darren got on well with everybody.

by Paul

Party Leader

Merseyside

Overall Review

The itineraries were sorted very early on, with the right balance between concerts and excursions. [Club Europe] is organised, and have an understanding of how to make a tour special for the students.

Education Review

[On a concert at the Last Post] It was a very moving and emotional experience for all of us, and will stay in the memory for a long time, even though it was only two short pieces. A fabulous opportunity for the boys and teachers involved. I know this event happens daily, but to do this on a Sunday, in the 100th year anniversary since the battle of Ypres, was very special indeed. [On a concert in a church] We had a standing ovation from the audience which was very nice. The concert had obviously been advertised fully, and the parish priest was very enthusiastic – he had mentioned the concert at mass, emailed it out to people and their were fliers around the place as well. There were about 100 people in attendance.

Rep Review

Damir did his utmost to ensure the tour was a success.

by Katie

Party Leader

West Midlands

Overall Review

Alahree was excellent, very informative and prompt in replying. No question was left unanswered. Excellent contact with Isabel, very prompt replies and all questions were answered. Overall: an interesting tour with a range of things to see and do, the students really enjoyed it.

Accommodation Review

The destination and hostel were brilliant. Lots of facilities and activities for students. . It was not too far from the centre of Bruges which was great.

Transport Review

Very comfortable and air conditioned - a lovely coach.

by Sue

Party Leader

London

Overall Review

Alahree and Isabel were fab as ever. I was impressed with your communication, quick replies to questions, reminders to me, your patience! You make a potentially very stressful task so much easier!!

Accommodation Review

Perfect. Been there before, still fab.

Transport Review

Great – friendly and very accommodating.

by Penny

Party Leader

Surrey

Overall Review

Alahree was very patient – especially with the late changes we made. Isabel was also very patient with our late demands and general confusion! The easiest trip I’ve done for ages due to accurate itinerary and outstanding tour manager Matt.

Education Review

[On a church concert] This venue was so accommodating with allowing us to use the school dining room for Pizza, giving us a reception and drinks after the concert and handing out souvenir pens to the students.

Accommodation Review

Excellent – friendly, clean and plenty of spaces both indoors & out to accommodate group activities and individual needs.

Rep Review

Matthew was excellent, enthusiastic and calm. Clear concise instructions to students. Relaxed but attentive and aware of what was going on. He was encouraging, involved and interested, instilled clear boundaries whilst fully participating.

Transport Review

Polite, friendly and professional.

by Lucy

Party Leader

Devon

Overall Review

Alahree was excellent, patient and understanding of our groups needs and expectations and Isabel was excellent, extremely helpful. Overall: Fantastic experience from start to finish.

Accommodation Review

The accommodation was better than expected. It felt comfortable, clean and safe. All staff were helpful and keen to make our stay enjoyable. Fantastic location.

Rep Review

Abi soon became part of our band working hard to make the trip a success. She got on very well with our students and played with the band in two concerts. She made contact with all our concert hosts, made sure that concert advertising was obvious and made sure that we had everything needed for the concert. Fantastic! Would recommend Abi to any group travelling to this area.

by Philip

Head of Music

Llandovery

Overall Review

Alahree was excellent as always! Always has the answer/solutions. Isabel Guilet was also excellent again – totally understands the needs of our school corresponds professionally at all times. I was most impressed with Club Europe’s ability to secure good concert venues and suitable excursion ideas. Overall it was the usual blend of expertise, professionalism and friendliness.

Education Review

[About a concert at the Last Post] A real privilege to be part of this service.

Accommodation Review

Outstanding. It exceeded our expectations– very clean/tidy/friendly/helpful. Amazing location in the heart of the city, but still quiet. Perfect accommodation for schools and flexible with eating arrangements and rehearsal room.

Rep Review

Gwen was perfect at all times – a real natural at leading and liaising in the right balance. She can never do enough to help. Superb – Gwen was a hit with all our pupils and was a massive factor in the success of the tour.

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by Chris

Head of Music

Wiltshire

Overall Review

Isabel has been an enormous help in setting things up for the tour. From our initial phone conversation through to the end, I was always confident that things were being arranged as we’d discussed. Ghent is an excellent destination – none of our staff had been before, but what a lovely city! Overall: A first rate musical experience and a fun and interesting tour for both staff and students.

Education Review

[on a concert at the Last Post] The highlight was being able to take a meaningful part in this ceremony. Very moving. It was the highlight of the trip in many ways.

Accommodation Review

A really good hostel. The staff were always helpful and clear. Always someone on hand to see us promptly too. The boys were well fed with good sized portions, and the dietary needs were met really well.

Rep Review

Matt quickly became a member of the team. He was pretty vital – it would have been more stressful without him.

Transport Review

Very friendly and helpful.

by Emma

Director of Music

Devon

Overall Review

“Relaxed and inspiring.”

Education Review

“[On a concert at the Last Post] This concert was the highlight of the tour. The kids loved the ceremony and it was an important experience for them. Super!”

Accommodation Review

“Destination good! I would recommend it to others. This was above my expectations considering it was just a youth hostel – very nice. Staff were very helpful – approachable and efficient.”

Rep Review

“Damir was a natural with the students not too much not to little. An emotionally intelligent individual. He just took over all the organisational stuff so we could concentrate on the musical side of things. Ideal.”

by Helena

Party Leader

Leeds

Overall Review

“Hannah was excellent. She was very understanding of any issues that arose throughout the process. Isabel was fantastic, she continually took into account all of our concerns for the tour and made the tour as suited to us as possible. Overall, we have had a wonderful experience with club Europe this year and I would recommend them to anyone. We had the most amazing week in Belgium and made some fantastic memories.”

Accommodation Review

“Excellent destination. We were very impressed due to its large rooms, and how we were able to have a whole corridor to ourselves. The location was fantastic and allowed us to explore Bruges till late. The staff were very helpful throughout our stay and were very understanding of our practice needs.”

Transport Review

“Our driver was very friendly and made the whole group very relaxed when driving.”

by Jennie

Head of Music

Cumbria

Overall Review

“Fantastic contact from Hannah, friendly and efficient. Isabel was superb, with detailed emails, patience with the long delays between my replies when school was very busy, and she sorted out little changes to the itinerary and extra assistance for some members of the group. We have had the best tour ever. It was a perfectly tailored programme of concerts, free time and excursions, with expert advice and detailed collaborative planning.”

Education Review

“[On a concert in a cathedral] So friendly, close to the centre of the city so we could attract an audience, good facilities for changing, getting water and using the toilets, and an awe-inspiring experience for those students singing in a cathedral for the first time. [On a concert in a church] Outstanding. This was the best space by far. Just the right amount of reverb. The minister was very welcoming and spoke before and after the performance, and the congregation treated it like an event that they had been waiting for, with a team of people on refreshments and lots of people hanging around with us afterwards. [On a concert in a second cathedral] Great. The highlight was probably that the canal boat guide from three days before came to hear us! It was really full, and a lot of people wandered in and stayed for some or all of the rest of the concert. People spoke to us afterwards and were very complimentary.”

Visits Review

“To me, this felt like the perfect balance of free time and planned excursions.”

Accommodation Review

“Fantastic hostel and location. We basically had nearly a whole floor to ourselves and there was always a rehearsal space for us to use. Being in a city rather than the suburbs meant we could choose when to take groups into town for half an hour in the evening, and there were some nice canal routes for running in the mornings.”

Transport Review

“Very friendly and so helpful. The drivers were always on the end of the phone to pick people up or look for something they had left. They seemed happy to be a bit flexible with arrangements.”

by George

Head of Music

Portsmouth

Overall Review

“Our tour to Belgium was a triumph: unforgettable concerts in excellent venues and a perfect blend of excursions, both educational and fun, to suit everyone.”

Education Review

“[On a church concert] A fantastic experience, largely due to the effusive thanks and praise from those in attendance.”

Accommodation Review

“I think this was the best accommodation I’ve ever taken a school group to. The best thing was that we had our own annex with no other guests to disturb. We were self-contained, which felt secure.”

by Lorna

Party Leader

South Lanarkshire

Overall Review

“I was impressed with the efficient way in which questions were dealt with and how accommodating the company was to any requests that I made. Club Europe were a knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and accommodating tour company with which to organise our tour.”

Education Review

“[On a concert in a bandstand] We enjoyed this venue and felt that its position in the town square gave a good audience in the cafés and restaurants. There was also easy access for the coach. [On a concert in a church] We were welcomed formally in both Flemish and English at the beginning of the concert and thanked and complimented, again in both languages, at the end - our favourite venue of the tour – a stunning church, very good acoustics and a good sized, appreciative audience. [On another bandstand concert] A good outside concert venue in historic and beautiful surroundings. “

Accommodation Review

“It was of a very good standard in comparison with other accommodation we have stayed in, near the town and the beach.”

Transport Review

“The drivers were friendly and got to know both staff and pupils and were also very helpful and accommodating.”

by Caron

Director of Music

Somerset

Overall Review

“Alahree is always available to talk through tour plans and any other issues. Always very professional and approachable. Isabel was very helpful and knowledgeable about the activities and performances. It was exciting, fun, well organised and memorable. The students have gained new experiences both culturally and musically. Thank you for an amazing tour.”

Education Review

“[On a concert at the Last Post] Perfect space for a choir of 45 and a brass group. We loved it. Very emotional and will stay with us forever. No improvements and would recommend any choir to do it if they are given the opportunity.”

Accommodation Review

“Outstanding accommodation especially as girls and boys were separate. The town was large and the beach area was very suitable for a large group of students. Excellent food and suitable for vegetarians.”

Rep Review

“Aurelian was excellent. Very friendly and helpful. Socialised well with staff, students and bus drivers. He was very helpful when approaching venues and he took photos for us.”

Transport Review

“Very friendly and helpful.”

by David

Head of Music

Hertfordshire

Overall Review

“Alahree was brilliant, dealt with any problems very quickly. I could not be happier with Isobel - the itinerary was perfect and I was most impressed that she was able to sort out a castle performance for us. Overall fantastic.”

Accommodation Review

“Perfect for our tour.”

Transport Review

“Could not be happier - the drivers were fantastic.”

by Katie

Head of Music

Essex

Overall Review

“A fabulous experience for students and staff alike- GhentFest in particular was brilliant! Everything went extremely smoothly and we all had a fantastic time. There really was very little that could have been improved! Thank you very much for your help with organising it.”

Accommodation Review

“Fantastic – a really brilliant hostel which was brilliantly geared up to groups like ours. The food was lovely, and the hostess was really very friendly and helpful. We were particularly impressed that they had baked a birthday cake for one of our students!”

Rep Review

“Abi helped everything to run really smoothly – she offered advice at all times as to how to organise different activities, which was much appreciated (especially as this was our first school music tour). She was friendly and personable at all times.”

Transport Review

“Excellent – Albert was very friendly and helpful throughout the trip.”

by Jess

Head of Performing Arts

Buckinghamshire

Overall Review

“A life-changing experience for staff and students alike which inspired a new, shared understanding and appreciation of WWI through music, drama and dance. “

Education Review

“A life-changing experience for staff and students alike which inspired a new, shared understanding and appreciation of WWI through music, drama and dance. “

Accommodation Review

“Absolutely perfect for our group.”

Rep Review

“Raffaella was brilliant – I couldn’t have asked her to do anymore. She made it be the success that it was. All the planning was there, and she helped it be delivered to a high standard.”

Transport Review

“Faultless. He and his courier Jane were part of our group. They came to all the performances and were really complementary about the achievements of the students. Mike had excellent local knowledge about parking and pick up points so that we could move our equipment effectively.”

by Elaine

Party Leader

Dyfed

Overall Review

“Thank you all for a wonderful tour. The pupils are already asking when the next one is.”

Accommodation Review

“Brilliant, in the middle of the town so very convenient.”

Rep Review

“Chloe was very helpful and polite, outgoing. She worked well with all staff members and was very hands on with helping with setting up equipment, speaking French when needed for advice and directions. The pupils loved her.”

Transport Review

“The coach drivers very friendly, good banter and were very accommodating, parking as close as they could to all venues.”

by Keith

Head of Music

Hertfordshire

Overall Review

“Probably our best tour with Club Europe. I have been five times with you now, different school but similar type group. This was due to good concerts at good venues with an absolutely superb tour manager.”

Education Review

“[On a church concert] The organisers were very friendly and appreciative. They really loved listening to the girls sing and were impressed by the standard of their performance/repertoire. A lovely venue in the centre so attracted lots of tourists.”

Rep Review

“Raffaella was just superb. I cannot rate her highly enough in all areas. Perfect for our group, but I am sure intelligent enough to adapt to most groups. Never have I had a tour guide so pleasant, efficient and knowledgeable. She was so good that I was able to relax and enjoy the tour knowing that she was completely in control of every aspect of the tour. What an amazing lady. All our staff were so impressed. “

by Ffion

Head of Music

Derbyshire

Overall Review

“Hannah was super. She was clear in the information that she delivered to me and dealt with any of my questions and requests quickly and with great patience. Overall, jam packed and very enjoyable.”

Education Review

“[On a church concert] The church and its parishioners were very welcoming. We even went back on our first morning to record a piece. It had beautiful acoustics.”

Accommodation Review

“The location was better than expected as Blankenberge was largely pedestrianised and safe for the students to explore in small groups. The location impressed me.”

by Jane

Director of Music

London

Overall Review

“Really great, professional and met our requirements and criteria brilliantly for the tour. Extremely knowledgeable, patient and accommodating. This was my first tour and I felt very comfortable with Club Europe leading the way and guiding me towards a successful tour package. Highly enjoyable and would love to work with them again.”

Accommodation Review

“Great location and area. Really great hotel and very accommodating to our party.”

Rep Review

“[Abi] was brilliant, fantastic tour manager, managed people very well and was always calm and collected.”

by Esther

Musical Director

Northampton

Overall Review

“Hannah was great, so polite even when chasing and Isabel had endless patience in the face of lots of questions that she had already answered.”

Education Review

“[On a concert in a community art centre] Very successful. Captive audience. [On a concert at the Last Post] Amazing and moving experience for the young people to be able to perform here.”

Accommodation Review

“Fabulous place. Very clean. Rehearsal room excellent.”

by Louise

Head of Music

North Yorkshire

Overall Review

“Alahree and Sabine were very helpful, always prompt with email responses. Very accommodating of my requests. I was most impressed with the ease of it all, especially because everything is done on-line. A great time had by all, thank you.”

Education Review

“[On a concert at the Last Post/Menin Gate] This was a special concert, thank you Club Europe for enabling us to perform. [On a concert in a retirement home] I love playing in retirement homes, we feel very much appreciated and it feels good to provide music and we love seeing the audience enjoying themselves.”

Visits Review

“At the first war memorial we visited one of our students found the head stone of his great, great uncle, wonderful.”

Accommodation Review

“A fantastic find, thank you. The staff were very helpful and kind. The rooms where spacious and clean. The rehearsal space was brilliant and the recreational space is a real bonus. The area felt safe and our group had the accommodation to ourselves. This hostel would be ideal all year round. Excellent food.”

Transport Review

“The drivers were fantastic and they where very complimentary of my musicians and told them so.”

by Alex

Party Leader

South Yorkshire

Overall Review

“Hannah was very efficient, always there whether to answer your query on the phone or in an email, knowledgable about the process and there to reassure. Isabel was excellent. She has the insight knowledge of the area and was quick to reply to all queries. Overall, it was totally cool!”

Accommodation Review

“Bruges was great, small enough to walk around yet had enough for the children to keep them occupied.”

Transport Review

“Excellent.”

by Samuel

Party Leader

Lancashire

Overall Review

“Lucy was very helpful from my first phone call, always happy to help and clearly very understanding when it came to our requirements. Isabel was very efficient, thorough and also patient and calm! A highly successful and well-organised tour. Great destination, great venues, and great excursions.”

Accommodation Review

“The destination was perfect, not too far from our venues, and good to be on the coast so that we could entertain the choristers with a trip to the beach. “

by Mark

Party Leader

Hertfordshire

Overall Review

“Hannah and Isobel were brilliant. [Tour was] outstandingly well organised.”

Visits Review

“All fine and accurate. All superbly organized by Isobel.”

Accommodation Review

“The YH was great, just as good as last year and the staff were lovely.”

Rep Review

“Caroline was brilliant, experienced, got on with things, great fun. Lovely. One of the best I have had in 12 years.”

by Matthew

Director of Music

Cambridgeshire

Overall Review

“I was very happy with the ease of contacting Hannah and Isobel and the speed of their responses to my queries. An amazing tour with three superb concert venues.”

Education Review

“[On their first church concert] It is a beautiful church where I have long been interested in performing. Thank you for arranging this. It would be well suited to choirs. [On their second church conert] It was an excellent afternoon and evening in Blankenberge with an extremely impressive meal at a restaurant between the rehearsal and performance.”

Accommodation Review

“The food was very nice. There was an extensive breakfast buffet and arrangements for preparing individual packed lunches were very good.”

Rep Review

“Damir contacted all the relevant people at the venues in advance of us arriving and helped to make the itinerary run smoothly. A great asset.”

Transport Review

“The drivers were excellent and could not have been more helpful.”

by Jennie

Head of Music

Cumbria

Overall Review

“Hannah was very helpful with lots of information, especially with different quotes at the time of booking and Isabel was very approachable and kept in touch regularly, accommodating some changes very graciously. As usual, the whole experience ran really smoothly, largely thanks to the terrific coach drivers.”

Education Review

“[On a cathedral concert] The accoustics were amazing, really resonant. A very appreciative audience with lots of CDs sold.”

Visits Review

“The bowling alley was absolutely brilliant, and the canal trip always goes down well.”

Accommodation Review

“Fantastic rooms, meals and playground. Having a rehearsal room was briliant.”

Transport Review

“The drivers were brilliant. They joined in with conversations and sat in on rehearsals or concerts, and even joined in the party on the last night.”

by Shauna

Music Teacher

Warwickshire

Overall Review

“Memorable and we can’t believe we packed so much into a few days.”

Education Review

“[On the second church concert] We were made extremely welcome. They were lovely. The vicar was extremely helpful. He’d obviously done a lot of work on getting the audience and preparing the space. The audience was really appreciative. [On the third church concert] The audience were fantastic. A lot of tourists watched the rehearsal and just stayed for the concert. We were on the front of the altar on the steps and the floor between the altar and the congregation, with all that beautiful interior behind us. Amazing pictures.”

Rep Review

“Abigail took a lot of the stress off my shoulders and her advice was always worth heeding. She was excellent.”

Transport Review

“The drivers were lovely and really helpful. They even joined in the fun and the socialising.”

by John

Head of Music

Oxfordshire

Overall Review

“A most fulfilling and successful tour! Every single member of my team, whether student or staff member, had a fantastic week, and came back buzzing. We will be touring again, and we will be coming to Club Europe as a trusted partner. Thank you for a fantastic experience for our students, everyone of whom will remember this tour for a very long time.”

Education Review

“Our second concert gave our students the opportunity to perform to quite a large adult audience in a real continental café setting. The audience was very appreciative and our students learned a lot about a different performance technique for an adult-only performance. Our third performance was great because we performed our set with the choir from the local school.”

Accommodation Review

“This was perfect! It was suited to young people, with very clean rooms, areas for the younger children to play and ‘quiet’ areas for the older children. The hosts were extremely friendly and accessible. All the facilities at the site were clean and attractive.”

Rep Review

“[Dario] What an approachable, helpful, hard-working and fun-loving guy! Nothing was too much, no problem insurmountable. He became an invaluable member of the team. I cannot speak too highly of his honesty, professionalism and value.”

Transport Review

“[Rob and Carl] I cannot praise these two gentlemen enough. Their quiet appearance belied a truly excellent professional attitude to everything they had to do. We quickly became totally confident in their every decision concerning our transport arrangements. They also became truly part of the team by joining in at events and excursions.”

by Andrew

Party Leader

Rutland

Overall Review

“The result of the overall tour was fantastic including the venues, accommodation and trips. A highly memorable tour once again bringing people from differing backgrounds together with their shared love of music performing in stunning surroundings and meeting delightful and friendly people.”

Education Review

“[On a concert in a cathedral] Amazing venue and made very special with a standing ovation at the end of the concert. [On a concert in a Town Hall] It was great to meet with Piet de Mulder again and, as always, he had made great arrangements for us and invited many of the town’s dignitaries to the concert and introduced the tour leaders.”

Accommodation Review

“Superb. Mia, Eric and the family once again could not have done more to make our stay at this hotel any better. Homemade food, willingness to keep the bar open long after hours, cleanliness were all excellent.”

Transport Review

“Drivers went out of the way to blend with the group, attending concerts whenever possible and we invited them to eat with us either at the hotel or if we went out and about as the whole party very much saw them as an integral part of the tour.”

by Kieran

Party Leader

Chelmsford

Overall Review

“The tour gave our students an amazing musical and cultural experience.”

Accommodation Review

“It was very good. Aldi supermarket was very handy and the walk to Bruge was simple in terms of distance and safety.”

Rep Review

“Stephen was first in to the venues with myself. He translated and was an excellent bridge between the venue and myself. He went beyond by helping organise equipment, page turning and even joining in where we needed an extra tenor in the choir! Stephen was exceptional in this regard.”

by Kim

Head of Music

Durham

Overall Review

“Very accommodating staff, patient approach trying to fulfil my every wish - very organised, efficient, approachable, yet extremely professional.”

Education Review

“[On a church venue] This is an amazing venue with great support from the local community. We felt welcome, appreciated and very lucky to have performed in such an amazing venue and acoustic - the highlight of our tour!”

by Collette

Music Teacher

Hertfordshire

Visits Review

“The Bobbejaanland theme park was fantastic. The musical instrument museum is definitely a must. It has a wonderful restaurant on the top floor with views of the whole city. The chocolate museum and boat trip were perfect and the rotation was ideal.”

Accommodation Review

“We were really happy with the accommodation. The facilities were amazing and it was such a treat to have sole occupancy of the building. We were given a fantastic space to hold our socials in and the playing fields were fantastic. Meals were lovely and staff were even given wine every night!”

Rep Review

“The club Europe rep Elena was absolutely lovely. She was really cheerful and easy to talk to. She was also very laid back if ever we wanted to change timings. It is beneficial to have a native speaker and someone who knows the area well.”

by Sue

Party Leader

London

Overall Review

“As usual, our Club Europe tour was a resounding success, in no small part due to the professionalism and experience of the Club Europe team who planned our tour.”

Visits Review

“Atlantic Wall Museum was fantastic, and a perfect way to break up the journey from home to the Youth Hostel. The students loved the chocolaterie in Bruges too.”

Accommodation Review

“The youth hostel was fantastic, clean and modern, perfect for a group of young teenagers with a great outside space and lots to keep them occupied. The food was great - as much as we wanted - child-friendly and a big effort was made to meet various dietary needs.”

by Martin

Band Leader

West Yorkshire

Overall Review

“Blankenberge is well placed for access around the area. A very busy and enjoyable tour holiday.”

Education Review

“We received a very warm welcome from the organisers at the Menin Gate. I was also welcomed by the Australian Ambassador, who took pictures of the band using my camera! Accoustics were excellent. This is not a concert venue in the traditional sense. However it is a wonderful place to play. The bandstand had an amazing acoustic, and the sound then bounced around the square, creating an almost cathedral-like sound effect.”

Accommodation Review

“Mia and her team were very helpful and friendly, and all of our party were happy with the hotel.”

Rep Review

“Abi is a very friendly, helpful young lady, willing to assist in any way. On this particular tour the early preparation work had made things run very smoothly.”

by Collette

Teacher of Music

Hertfordshire

Overall Review

“We had a fantastic tour.”

Accommodation Review

“The hostel is fantastic and I would recommend it to any other groups who want their own space. It was so much better than staying in a hotel.”

Rep Review

“Elena was a great rep and was really accommodating of our needs.”

by Michele

Head of Music

Staffordshire

Overall Review

“Leuven is a lovely city with interesting buildings. It’s not too big so it was an ideal place to give the students some free time to explore around the central square. As expected, [our hostel] was a short walk from the city centre - ideal for an evening stroll. It was close to Brussels and to Walibi Theme Park. Also very useful was the supermarket a few metres away.”

Rep Review

“Roxanu asked our opinions, listened carefully and acted swiftly and efficiently in an unassuming way. She stayed with us throughout the day and was pleasant and interesting to chat to.”

by Tim

Head of Music

Chelmsford

Overall Review

“The best organised and most enjoyable tour I have gone on as tour leader. Belgium is ideal for a music tour - very simple, short journey from Calais: The low stress option. The location was very useful. Blankenberge is a small town - no traffic to get stuck in, no loud clubs and parties - but has plenty to do. Strolling down the beach, and playing in the sand was enough of a distraction for our students.”

Education Review

“[On their concert at the Menin Gate] It was a really moving occasion, wonderful to be a part of it. [On playing at St Rochus Church, Blankenberge] It was wonderful, a lovely welcome from the priest and audience.”

Visits Review

“Timings were the best I have ever seen - we were sometimes early but never were late. It was such a relief to know that we were never under time pressure, which can be a major problem. Everyone loved the chocolate factory in Bruges and bought lots of chocs - for presents of course. Oceade was the favourite of the group and they probably would have been happy spending even longer there.”

Rep Review

“Lisa was very amenable and helpful - easy to work with. She helped us promote the middle concert, liaised with all the people in charge, smoothed the admin so that I could concentrate on the music. It was good to have someone who I could rely on for help with the smooth running of the trip.”

by John

Head of Centre

London

Overall Review

“A wonderful first tour for us. The excursions were perfect for our age range and it was nice that in the middle of all the concerts and rehearsals that we still found time for sightseeing and social things like ten-pin bowling. Particularly our tour manager helped us to ensure that our trip was a success. Students have commented that this was an amazing tour! The tour manager helps staff feel more confident and relaxed and takes away pressures such as finding venues or speaking to locals.”

by Paul

Producer, Performing Arts Group

Staffordshire

Overall Review

“This was an amazing trip. The students had a fantastic time and our itinerary was well planned. The tour manager, coach drivers and staff all helped to make it a trip that the students will never forget.”

by Andrew

Director of Music

Leicestershire

Overall Review

“Once again, another superb tour with Club Europe. The pre-tour booking processes and attention to detail was fantastic. The sourced venues were nicely varied in style and numbers and the UK coach company and hotel in Belgium could not have done more to make this a most memorable trip. In the words of one of our 12 year olds on the tour: “The trip has rocked and so have the concerts!”

Accommodation Review

“I have been onto Trip Advisor to override the ridiculous people who have said that this hotel (the Sabot D’Or) is poor. Mia and her family were friendly and could do no more to help our stay exceed our expectations.”

by Sarah

Director of Music

Nottingham

Overall Review

“A fantastic experience overall. Everyone had an incredible time and it will go down as one of the highlights of our society’s achievements.”

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