Guide Trips to Belgium

Rural adventure right on your doorstep

From £304pp

Surrounded by rural woodland, De Kluis campsite is full of back-to-nature bliss and outdoor adventure. Its short travel distance makes it perfect for first-time tourers, whilst its on-site activities provide plenty of opportunities to challenge your Guides and Brownies! From forest biking and tree-top assault courses to climbing walls and swimming, a Guide and Brownie trip to Belgium is where it’s at. And with good transport links, you can tag on a cultural day trip to Bruges, Brussels or Ypres!

We offer ‘Summer Set Departures’ in July and August when you’re group can fill their own coach, or opt to share with another group to keep costs down. During these months, we set up our own camp at De Kluis and tents and self-catering equipment are provided for the duration of your trip. If you’re looking to travel outside of the summer months, then we can help you create your perfect tailor-made trip at another time of year travelling by coach or rail.

 

We’re thrilled to see groups are as keen as ever to get back out exploring the world and we’re already helping leaders get their plans underway for 2022 and 2023.

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  • Summer Set Departure Dates, Prices & Inclusions

    Our set departure coach service runs throughout the summer on the following dates. You can opt to fill your own coach or share with other groups allowing you to keep costs down.

    2022 departure dates

    • Saturday 16th July 2022
    • Saturday 23rd July 2022   [Limited Availability]   
    • Saturday 30th July 2022
    • Saturday 6th August 2022
    • Saturday 13th August 2022

     

    2023 departure dates

    • Saturday 15th July 2023
    • Saturday 22nd July 2023
    • Saturday 29th July 2023
    • Saturday 5th August 2023
    • Saturday 12th August 2023

     

    8 days, 7 nights from £304pp including:

    • Return coach travel
    • Return Channel crossings
    • Self-catering equipment
    • Canvas troop tents
    • On-site Venture Abroad Representative
    • Full tour and itinerary planning
    • 1 x drawstring bag per passenger
    • Luggage labels for the group
    • Travel insurance

    Example prices based on a minimum of 40 passengers per departure date. Contact us for a bespoke quote for alternative group sizes and dates. 

     

    Accommodation

    You’ll stay in one of De Kluis’ 20 campsites for the exclusive use of Venture Abroad guests, with wash rooms, tents and cooking facilities all set up for your arrival.

    • Remote, rustic campsite surrounded by 35 hectares of forest
    • Variety of on-site activities
    • Everything is set up for your arrival
  • Tailor-Made Trips

    Did you know that we can help you organise a completely tailor-made trip to De Kluis at any time of the year by coach or Eurostar/rail? You’ll benefit from indoor accommodation and you can enjoy the flexibility of self-catering or, if preferred, opt for full board. Just tell us when you want to go, and we’ll take care of the rest!

    During the summer holidays, we set up our own camp at De Kluis and tents and self-catering equipment are provided as part of your trip (see our ‘Summer Set Departures’ above for more information). You can opt to camp outside of this time by providing your own camping equipment for your group.

  • Activities

    With acres of open space at De Kluis, the site is perfectly equipped to deliver an exciting programme of outdoor activities. Why not throw in a city visit for an extra cultural twist?

    • Forest biking
    • Pioneering poles
    • Tree-top assault course
    • Hiking
    • Swimming
    • Day trip to Bruges, Brussels, Leuven or Ypres
    • Walibi Theme Park
  • Sample Itinerary

    Day 1

    Morning:

    Depart by coach and ferry crossing

    Afternoon:

    Arrive at De Kluis Scout Centre and enjoy a tour of the site

    Evening:

    Settle in for a relaxing evening at camp

    Day 2

    Morning:

    Train to Leuven and visit the Scout Museum or explore the town centre

    Afternoon:

    Visit St Peter’s Church and the Gothic Town Hall

    Evening:

    Evening at leisure at De Kluis

    Day 3

    Morning:

    Adventure Ropes Course in the tree-tops

    Afternoon:

    Guided BMX riding through the forested area

    Evening:

    Evening at leisure at De Kluis

    Day 4

    Morning:

    Train to Bruges and visit the diamond museum or Choco-Story

    Afternoon:

    Souvenir shopping followed by a canal cruise

    Evening:

    Evening meal in Bruges before the train back to De Kluis

    Day 5

    Morning:

    Go mountain biking for the day or hike through De Kluis’ surrounding forest

    Evening:

    Evening at leisure at De Kluis

    Day 6

    Morning:

    Walk through WWI reconstructed trenches and visit the In Flanders Field Museum

    Afternoon:

    Attend the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate

    Evening:

    Evening at leisure at De Kluis

    Day 7

    Morning:

    Enjoy a full day at Walibi Theme Park

    Evening:

    Evening at leisure at De Kluis

    Day 8

    Morning:

    Depart by coach back home

    Afternoon:

    Arrive home

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We provided the girls exactly what we promised; fun, friendship and a wonderful trip covering volunteering, a ”learning trip” (to Ypres) and fun times.Mrs Kate Sutton, Girlguiding South West England, Belgium 2018

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