Brussels Politics

4 days/3 nights

From only £179pp

Overview

4 days/3 nights From only £179pp

Did you know? Brussels is one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities!  Brussels is also one of Europe's most significant political hubs boasting - The European commission, NATO and The European Parliament's Visitors Centre. 

 

 

Curriculum focus

  • Politics of the European Union
  • International Politics
  • EU Political Issues and Institutions

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:8 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Depart from UK. Transfer to accommodation. Guided tour of Brussels.

  • Day 2

    Bank of Belgium Museum. Brewery tour.

  • Day 3

    Audi Car Plant. Parliamentarium.

  • Day 4

    Free time to explore the city in the morning before travelling home. Departure to UK.

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • Mini-Europe is a miniature park located near Brussels. Mini-Europe has approximately 80 cities and 350 buildings. The park is renowned for the quality of its models, some of which cost as much as €350,000 to make (the Brussels Grand-Place). The park contains numerous live action models (train, mills, eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Airbus, cable cars, etc .
  • Grand Place is in the central square of Brussels. The square is the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in Brussels and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • This large church, the burial place of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, boasts a variety of styles: part of the chapel is twelfth-century; the transepts are seventeenth-century Romanesque; and the nave is fifteenth-century Gothic.
  • Students will have an opportunity to learn about the origins of chocolate making, the making of it and the possibility of adding a practical chocolate workshop at the end of the session.
  • Using light, sound, smell and touch, these unique exhibits are based on the themes of entertaining physics, illusions, and the five senses. The kinds of exhibits you will encounter, include: fly at the mirror like a bird; sit down like a fakir; have your picture taken in an impossible “Esher type” box to amaze your friends. Scientastic lets you explore dozens of optical illusions, proving that seeing is believing.
  • The Atomium is an iconic building in Brussels originally constructed for Expo ’58, it stands 102 m (335 ft) tall. Its nine 18 m (59 ft) diameter stainless steel clad spheres are connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. Tubes connect the spheres along the 12 edges of the cube and all eight vertices to the centre. They enclose escalators and a lift to allow access to the five habitable spheres which contain exhibit halls and other public spaces. The top sphere provides a panoramic view of Brussels. CNN named it Europe’s most bizarre building.
  • Visitors can discover a range of permanent exhibitions, illustrated with original comic strip drawings and unique objects. Simultaneously, there are also several temporary exhibitions on display.
  • Bruparck is a large recreational area that includes many attractions including the very popular Mini-Europe; Oceade Water Park, Kinepolis 24 screen cinema, and ‘the Village’ for food and drinks and children playground.