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31st MARCH / 1st APRIL 2018

Price from £165 per person (2 nights) 

Price from £209 per person (3 nights)

The Bruges Cup is one of Belgium's Premier youth tournaments and will take place for the 6th time in 2018 in the country's most beautiful city. 

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Bruges

Bruges is one of Europe's most visited and best preserved medieval cities. The historic city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Bruges is often referred to as the 'Venice of the North', due to the many beautiful canals and bridges.

The city is easy to reach for UK teams, being only 20 minutes to an hour from the Channel ports of Zeebrugge, Dunkirk and Calais.

Bruges is also accessible by Eurostar and by air via Brussels .

  Fully inclusive of:

  • Exclusive use of executive coach for the duration of your tour
  • Local pick ups as required
  • Return sailings Dover - Calais or Dunkirk
  • 3 nights accommodation as follows:
  • Sun Parks De Haan (6/8/12 bed villas) - self catering (+£20 per person)
  • Youth hostel in Bruges, Ostend or Belgian Coast - half board
  • Tourist hotel in Bruges, Ostend or Belgian Coast - bed and breakfast
  • Bruges Cup participation
  • ISL Football Tours assistance throughout including pretour advice & in Belgium
  • Guidance and assistance with flight bookings or Eurostar (if required)
  • 1 free place for every 25 persons for early bookings

Prices

The price of £209 per person is based on 50+ persons travelling and staying at Tourist Hotel (bed and breakfast) or Youth Hostel (half board) in Bruges or the Belgian coast for 3 nights. Please add £20 per person for Sun Parks De Haan (self-catering).

50+ persons + £0 per person 30-34 persons + £40 per person
45-49 persons + £10 per person 25-29 persons + £50 per person
40-44 persons + £20 per person 20-24 persons + £65 per person
35-39 persons + £30 per person 15-19 persons + £80 per person

Typical Itinerary 4 day /3 night tour

Friday 30th March  

Depart local area by executive coach for the channel port. Enjoy the many facilities on board ship before continuing the short journey to Belgium.

Saturday 31st March 

The Bruges Cup starts today. Tournament play is from 11am to 4pm approx. Local excursion if required.

Sunday 1st April

Further games followed by Bruges Cup presentations in the clubhouse. Local excursion if required.

Monday 2nd April 

Depart Belgium in the afternoon, earlier if you prefer a stopover at a hypermarket. Continue journey to your local area arriving in the evening.

Typical Itinerary 5 day / 3 night tour

Depart before Thursday midnight and travel through the night to arrive in Belgium around Friday lunchtime, giving you more free time at your destination on arrival day to relax and unwind. Supplement £10 per person.

Typical Itinerary 5 day / 4 night tour

As above but with Monday as a free day for relaxation, sightseeing e.g. Bruges, Ostend, Ypres, Brussels. Return from Belgium on Tuesday. Supplement +£25 per person (Sun Parks only).

Typical Itinerary 3 day /2 night tour * Limited Availability*

Bruges location close to the channel ports provides an ideal opportunity for teams wanting a short break tour at an economical price.  Departure UK on Friday morning return Sunday after the trophy presentation.  Youth Hostel / Hotels only. Sun Parks unavailable. Prices on request.

Transport

Executive coach with video, wc and hot drinks facility included free of charge for groups of 25 persons or more. Smaller groups will have luxury standard coaches suitable for the size of their party, upgrades to executive vehicles are available. For an economical option teams may share with another team at a cost of £249 per person.

Sailings

There is a choice of short and long sea routes plus the Channel Tunnel. Please note cabin accommodation is provided on the overnight journey from Hull - Zeebrugge.

Route Duration Frequency Supplement
Dover - Calais 75-90 minutes Hourly £0
Dover - Dunkerque 2 hours Every 3 hours £0
Folkestone - Calais (Tunnel) 35 minutes 3 times an hour £10 per person
Hull - Zeebrugge 12 hours Daily £60 per person

Flight Options

Should you wish to travel by air, the most suitable airports to fly into are Brussels and Charleroi, we arrange transfers from here to your accommodation and sports grounds. Prices on request.

Eurostar

Should you wish to travel by Eurostar, transfer at Brussels Midi for trains to Bruges.

    

Accommodation

The following accommodation is available in Bruges and surrounding areas.

Youth Hostels

Youth hostels are available in Bruges and also in the Belgian coast resorts of Ostend, Blankenberg and Oostduinkerke.

Bruges Youth Hostel is located within walking distance of the tournament venue, city centre and train station. Rooms are 4-6 bedded with private shower/wc or with shared facilities. The hostel has recreational facilities for players and a cosy bar available for parents.

Hotels

The Ibis Bruges Centrum is located by Bruges station, close to the city centre and the tournament venue. Rooms are 2-3 bedded with private shower / wc.

Other hotels are available in Bruges and on the Belgian coast at Ostend and Blankenberg.

Sun Parks De Haan (formerly Center Parcs) 

De Haan is located in the dunes of the Belgian coast, close to the seaside resorts of Ostend and Blankenberg, and within half an hour of Bruges. Sun Parks De Haan has a sub tropical pool, an extensive range of sport and leisure facilities, shops, bars and restaurants. Prices based on full occupancy of accommodation.

Football

B junior  Boys born 2001/2002 11 a side
C junior Boys born 2003/2004 11 a side
D junior Boys born 2005/2006 8 a side
E junior Boys born 2007/2008 8 a side
F junior Boys born 2009/2010 7 a side

The competition will be played at KSK Steenbrugge just 5 - 10 minutes from the city centre of Bruges. Teams will be split into groups of 4 or 5. On Saturday teams will play group games and on Sunday, knock-out games, placement positions and finals. B junior is one day tournament at nearby venue. Age dispensations may be applied for. The venue has 4 quality grass pitches, clubhouse and canteen, changing facilities, first aid assistance.

  

History

The 5th Bruges Cup in 2017 had the following line up of 56 teams from Belgium, Holland, France and England. 

Club name Country No of teams
KSK Steenbrugge  Belgium  7
KSV Ostkamp  Belgium 4
Daring Brugge Belgium 3
De Gunners The Netherlands 2
HVV 24 The Netherlands 2
USL Dunkirk France 2
SC Sedan France 2
KSK Maldegem Belgium 2
ROFC Stockel  Belgium  2
St Albans City England 1
Deventer The Netherlands 1
DBS Eindhoven The Netherlands 1
SV Venray The Netherlands 1
SV Sluis The Netherlands 1
VV Zwammerdam The Netherlands 1
TSC Oosterhout The Netherlands 1
FC Dauwendaele The Netherlands 1
VV Bavos The Netherlands 1
Alphense Boys The Netherlands 1
VV Kloetinge The Netherlands 1
SC 't Zandt  The Netherlands 1
FC Bondue France 1
Stade Bethunois  France 1
USM Waziers France  1
SC Douai France 1
Liart Signy France 1
Racing Waregem Belgium 1
Veurne Belgium 1
KSV Moorsele Belgium 1
KDC Ruddervorde Belgium 1
KVK Westhoek Belgium 1
Poesele Belgium 1
FC Meetjesland Belgium 1
KSV Westhoek Belgium  1
Seraing Athletique Belgium 1
Cercle Brugge Belgium  1
KFC Eppegem Belgium  1
Bredene Belgium 1
Moeskroen Peruwelz Belgium 1

   

ISL FOOTBALL TOURS @ BRUGES CUP
Club Name  No of Teams City / County Country
Havant + Waterlooville FC 5 Portsmouth England
Primrose Hill  3 Middlesbrough England
Heathwaite JFC Cumbria England
Corinthians AFC 2 Douglas Isle of Man
Pickwick Youth   2 Portsmouth  England
Bath Schools  2 Bath  England
Boston United 2 Lincolnshire England
Kewford Eagles 1 Dudley England
Glenavon Youth  1 The Wirral England
Holtspur FC 1 Buckinghamshire England
AFC Lightning 1 Buckinghamshire England
St Albans City 1 Hertfordshire England

Social Programme

It wouldn't be a Belgian tournament without a beer tent offering a selection of the country's finest ales! For those staying in and around Bruges, there is entertainment each night in the marquee including live music with local bands. 

Sightseeing Excursions

In Bruges itself visit the Club Brugge stadium, or the Chocolate and Frites museums! On the coast, the city of Ostend and seaside resort of Blankenberg are worth a visit. At Ypres, forever linked with World War 1, is the site of the Menin Gate, where the last post is played every evening. Nearby is Bellewaerde Theme Park.

Testimonials

''Overall we had a great trip and the kids really enjoyed themselves. For starters there were no problems with the transport or the accommodation at Sun Parks De Haan. As for the Bruges Cup I would recommend this to any team looking for a tournament. You made life a lot easier for us and I congratulate you on that. I have used other organisers before and the level of service you gave outstripped them by a mile - so well done''.  Graham Bell, Corinthians JFC

''I would say that overall my boys and parents really enjoyed the trip. The Ibis was basic, but well located near the centre of Bruges'' Freddy Yeung, Kewford Eagles

''Yes, all went very well. No complaints at all. The kids thoroughly enjoyed it. Coach and driver were great. All good, cheers. Jim Dale, AFC Lightning.

To Proceed

Please contact your nearest ISL Football Tours office for any further information or to check availability. Deposit requirements are £40 per person or £500 per team with balance of deposit within 28 days. Balance of tour is due 8 weeks prior to departure.

 

 

 

 


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