Brussels Business Studies School Trips & Tours
With the headquarters of the European Union and the European Commission residing here, Brussels is a city of dominant international standing. This is a fascinating hub for your pupils to visit on a business studies tour, and a place where they’ll undoubtedly gain a greater understanding of global politics and business. NST can arrange everything your group will need - and at great group prices too!
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Morning flight from Ireland||National Bank of Belgium Museum, check into accommodation||Guided city tour by night|
|2||European Parliament tour||Parliamentarium||Stroll around la Grand-Place|
|3||Coca-Cola European Visitors Centre||Concept Chocolate Guided Tour||Quiz Night|
|4||European Commission||Return flight to Ireland|
|Morning||Morning flight from Ireland|
|Afternoon||National Bank of Belgium Museum, check into accommodation|
|Evening||Guided city tour by night|
|Morning||European Parliament tour|
|Evening||Stroll around la Grand-Place|
|Morning||Coca-Cola European Visitors Centre|
|Afternoon||Concept Chocolate Guided Tour|
|Afternoon||Return flight to Ireland|
On-tour support includes...
- Services of a See Off Representative at your departure airport
Additional on-tour support available...
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay
During this thoroughly insightful visit, your group will discover how this parliament plays an active role in drafting legislation, including consumer rights and the free movement of workers, capital, services and goods.
Experience the European Parliament as never before. At the Visitors’ Centre in Brussels discover in a refreshingly new way, more about the institution that represents them. Dynamic, interactive multimedia displays guide students through the journey of European integration and the impact this has on everyday lives.
Role Play Game - Step into the shoes of a Member of the European Parliament. Take a fast-track course on how Europe’s democratically elected body works. You will need to negotiate with fellow students to build the future you want for Europe. In imaginary political groups, you will discuss issues such as water solidarity and micro-chipping and will need to find a compromise in order to legislate.
Your students will leave this visit with an understanding of how representatives from each of the 28 member states come together as one to discuss and decide on matters of international importance.
Auction of BelOrta
The Auction of BelOrta is a hive of activity with up to 3,000 tons of vegetables on sale per day. An experienced guide will tell you more about the history of the world of auctions, and more specifically about the Auction of BelOrta. You will learn how the auction system works and you will be guided along the route that the vegetables travel from the market gardener to your local supermarket, and you will personally witness the sales activities with the auction clock(s). Europe’s largest co-operative auction association is a visit not to be missed!
National Bank of Belgium Museum
The National Bank of Belgium has a museum in which the theme of 'money' is its central feature. The interactive and educational presentation explores the history of means of payment, the role and importance of money in the economy, the tasks and activities of the National Bank within the European framework, the features of euro banknotes, and money as a cultural phenomenon. The museum is targeted at secondary school students and provides an illustration of both historical and geographical themes, while
also explaining topical subjects and basic economics.
An excellent tour which includes an explanation on the origin of chocolate and the chocolate-making process. Your group will then be able to see production in action before sampling the finished product. You can even add a workshop at the end of the tour to give your students the chance to try their hand at making chocolate!
Port of Antwerp
The Port of Antwerp, the second largest port in Europe, enjoys a more central location than many North Sea ports. It is the maritime gateway for import and export in Belgium and, as a visit for students, enables them to learn about the port’s infrastructure and the economic importance it has within its home country and beyond.
Stella Artois Brewery
The Stella Artois Brewery tour takes you from the brewing hall, through fermentation to the filling lines and ends with a gift to take home. Soft drinks are provided for students and product tastings for teachers.
Coca-Cola European Visitors Center
Take a guided tour to learn about the foundations of Coca-Cola, from the choice of products offered and the people that work there, to the responsibilities and issues that the company must consider. Your group will tour the production and distribution departments and leave with a clear understanding of the production process.
European Union Talk
Gain a unique insight into the political and economic workings of the EU at this intriguing talk at the Council of the European Union. Visits last between one and two hours and consist of a talk given by a Council official followed by a Q&A session. Depending on the group, the talk may be either a general introduction to the Council or a presentation on a more specific topic.
The central square of Brussels and the historical hub of the city, the Grand Place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an important tourist destination surrounded by guild halls and the city’s town hall.
The Atomium is a monument built for the 1958 World Fair and, with its highest sphere being at 102 metres tall, offers a stunning panoramic view of the city. This unusual structure houses interesting exhibitions and other public spaces within each of its huge spheres.
We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.
Giving you full support throughout
Before your tour
- Your own dedicated NST contact
- Bespoke tour itineraries
- Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
- Curriculum linked visit programmes
- Great value for money - no hidden costs
- Free group leader inspection visits
- Risk assessment guidance
- Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits
Whilst you're away
- Free educational resources
- Group-friendly accommodation
- Exceptional standards of coaching
- On-tour support from our reps on the ground
- Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
- 24/7 support just a call away
- Extensive group travel insurance
On your return
- Priority rebooking services
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Visit before you go
Enjoy a two night complimentary B&B stay for two people in your group’s chosen accommodation before your trip. This offer does not include flights. Find out more.