The administrative capital of Europe is an attractive destination for those studying history, economics or politics. There are opportunities to visit the institutions of the European Union and meet MEPs and their staff. Financial support may be available for such visits depending on the type of visit and group, so talk to us to see which options may be available to you. Beyond the European quarter of the city, Brussels is also the seat of the Belgian national government, the regional government and the city council; so it is very much an administrative centre.
Away from politics, Brussels has a rich cultural history to explore. There are the palaces and parks of the Belgian royal family, past and present, and the rich architectural heritage of the Flemish style Grande Place. On the edge of the city there is the Heysel district with its iconic Atomium, built for the World Fair in 1958; the national football stadium; the Bruparck, with its Mini Europe model village; and Océade Waterpark.
Not far from the city is the historic site of the Battle of Waterloo and day excursions can easily take in Antwerp, Ghent, Brugge and Ypres.
The length of a visit to Brussels is very much dependant on what you want to see and do and where you are starting from in the UK.
A typical visit normally lasts for 2 or 3 nights.
Travel to Brussels via the Dover / Folkestone crossing with a potential stop en-route. You may also choose to travel by air or rail.
Morning visit to The European Parliament and Parlamentarium.
Afternoon tour of the Grand Place and Heysel area.
Morning visit to the university town of Leuven.
Afternoon visit to Waterloo Battlefields.
Travel home via Brugge or Ypres.
We’d be happy to talk to you about what options are available to you, just give us a call.
Visits And Excursions
Each group will have its own special interests and curricular needs. That’s why every visit can be completely tailored around you. You’ll find some suggestions below, but you can always call us to discuss more options.