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FLANDERS FIELDS FOOTBALL FESTIVAL

19th / 20th May 2018

Price from £159 per person (3 day / 2 night tours)

Price from £199 per person (4 day / 3 night tours)

The tournament for boys U10 to U15 will be played in the beautiful city of Bruges for the 4th time in 2018. 

BRUGES

Bruges is one of Europe's most visited and best preserved 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 via Eurostar or 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 at Sun Parks De Haan (6/8/12 bed villas) on a self catering basis, or Bruges area hotel (bed and breakfast) or Youth Hostel (half board)
  • Flanders Fields Football Festival participation
  • ISL Football Tours assistance including pre tour advice and in Belgium
  • Guidance and assistance with flight bookings or Eurostar, if required 

PRICES

The price of £199 per person is based on 50+ persons travelling, and staying at Sun Parks De Haan (6 / 8 bed villas),  Bruges area hotel (bed and breakfast), or Youth Hostel (half board) for 3 nights:  

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 persons

TYPICAL ITINERARY 4 day / 3 night tour

Friday 18th May 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 19th May The Flanders Fields Football Festival starts today. Tournament play is from 11am to 4pm approx. Local excursion if required. 
Sunday 20th May Further games followed by the trophy presentations in the clubhouse. Local excursion if required.
Monday 21st May 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, eg Bruges, Ostend, Ypres, Brussels. Supplement +£25 per person (Sun Parks only).

TYPICAL ITINERARY 3 day / 2 night tour

Bruges location close to the Channel ports provides an ideal opportunity for teams wanting a short break tour at an economical price. Depart UK on Friday morning return Sunday after the trophy presentation (Not available at Sun Parks). 

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 other teams at a cost of £239 per person. 

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 to Zeebrugge.

Route Duration Frequency Supplement
Dover - Calais 75-90 minutes Hourly £0
Dover - Dunkirk 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 International and Charleroi, we arrange transfers from here to your accommodation and sports ground. 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:

Sun Parks De Haan

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.

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 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 for parents.

Hotels

The Ibis Bruges centrum is located close to the city centre and train station. Rooms are 2-3 bedded with private shower / wc. 

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

FOOTBALL

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

The competition will be played at St Pieter, a suburb of Bruges. Teams will be split into groups of 4, 5 or 6. On Saturday teams will play group games and on Sunday knock out games, play-off matches and final. Age dispensations may be applied for.

The venue has 3 full size grass pitches with clubhouse and canteen, changing facilities, first aid assistance.

2017 PARTICIPANTS No of Teams City / Region Country
DARING 4 BRUGES Belgium
ENTENTE FEXHE SLINS 2 LIEGE Belgium
ROYAL 1 KNOKKE Belgium
VV SPARTA URSEL 1 EAST FLANDERS Belgium
DOSKO ST KRUIS 1 BRUGES Belgium
LEERDAM SPORT 1 SOUTH HOLLAND The Netherlands
SV GEINOORD 1 UTRECHT The Netherlands
MIFANO MIERLO 1 EINDHOVEN The Netherlands
OJC ROSMALEN 1 DEN BOSCH The Netherlands
DBS 1 EINDHOVEN The Netherlands
BRIGHTON +HOVE ALBION TRAINING CENTRES 6 BRIGHTON England
BOLDMERE FALCONS 1 WEST MIDLANDS England

SIGHTSEEING EXCURSIONS

In Bruges itself visit the Club Brugge stadium, or the Chocalates and Frites museums! On the coast the city of Ostend and the 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.

    

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further details including availability and prices can be obtained from your nearest ISL Football Tours office.

For a quotation by e-mail please click here.


SOUTH
ISL
Unit 42,
Brambles Enterprise Centre,
Waterberry Drive, Waterlooville
Hants PO7 7TH
Tel: 02392 230 023
Email Stuart

NORTH
Malcolm Ward
19 Harvey Street
Bolton
BL1 8BH
Tel: 01204 465058
Email Malc
 

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