This programme was developed for a Students’ University Group.
It offers good examples of different angles to approach local culture or specialities and European or world history.
Day 1 Brussels / Ypres
Enjoy a three-hour city tour of Brussels before heading to your accommodation in Ypres, the centre of WWI battles in the Flanders fields.
Dinner at the hotel – Night in Ypres
Day 2 Ypres and area
AM: Visit to the Hops Farm and Brewery – Lunch packs provided.
PM: Dedicated to World War I visit including Passchendaele Museum, Tyne Cot and Langemark Cemeteries as well as other WWI sites.
Dinner at the hotel – Night in Ypres.
Day 3 Ypres and area
PM: Visit the In Flanders Fields Museum (IFF Museum) with a short city tour of Ypres on foot.
Free time in Ypres – Dinner in Ypres city.
Evening: Attend the Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony at 8.00 pm.
Transfer back to the hotel by coach – Night in Ypres.
Day 4 Gembloux – Ciney
AM: Early departure to Gembloux to visit the Agriculture University.
Visit the University for Presentation of Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, studies and research.
Visit to the TERRA research center: “Environment and Food is life”.
Presentation on “Gastronomy“ and lunch.
PM: Visit the AWE Insemination BBB Center – Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight at Gembloux.
Day 5 Brussels / Ghent / Bruges
Full day excursion to Bruges and Ghent for local city tours in each city.
Time for shopping time will be available during the day – Lunch on your own.
End in Brussels Hotel – Dinner on your own – Night in Brussels.
Day 6 Brussels and EU
AM: Visit the European Council of the European Union.
Lunch on your own in the European district.
PM: Visit the Parlamentarium of the European Parliament.
Day 7 Brussels / Antwerp
AM: Visit Antwerp old city centre and the diamond district.
Lunch on your own.
PM: Return to Brussels area for a visit to the National Botanical Gardens or the Duvel brewery to end the day in a very good mood!
Dinner on your own – Night in Brussels.
A lot of different visits can be added to the programme, to Belgian or International companies as well as local producers, farmers, museums or special centres of interest.