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School German Culture Trip to the Rhine

A German school trip to the Rhine Valley is the perfect introduction to Germany and the German culture for your students!

The Rhine Valley is our most popular coach destination for German language groups with many choosing to return year after year. You’ll be sure to find the right mix of visits to combine both education and fun to keep your students entertained throughout the tour.

There’s a huge variety of activities on offer here, from the castles of Marksburg and Burg Eltz, to boat trips on the Rhine and visits to the beautiful towns of Boppard or Rüdesheim. And make sure you don’t miss out on a visit to Germany’s best theme park, Phantasialand!

Sample itinerary

Day 1/4


Depart from school

Channel crossing

AfternoonAfternoon Continue journey to the Rhineland
EveningEvening Arrive at accommodation for your evening meal

Day 2/4


Visit to Rudesheim

Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum and take a ride on the cable car

AfternoonAfternoon Drive back along the Rhine to Loreley Rock - admire the views from the top and visit the information centre

Evening meal in accommodation

Optional evening activities - bowling in Koblenz or swimming in Mulheim Karlich

Day 3/4

MorningMorning Full-day excursion to Phantasialand theme park
AfternoonAfternoon Continue the fun at Phantasialand theme park
EveningEvening Evening meal in accommodation followed by leaving disco

Day 4/4

MorningMorning Depart for Calais
AfternoonAfternoon Return travel to the UK
EveningEvening Arrive back at school

What's included?

  • tick icon4 nights' half-board accommodation
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDay pass for Phantasialand
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
  • tick iconReturn executive coach travel
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators




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Burg Eltz

Burg Eltz

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Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

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The focus of the riverside city of Koblenz is the Deutsches Eck, at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle, where a… Read more

Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) Boat Trip

Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) Boat Trip

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Loreley Visitor Centre

Loreley Visitor Centre

The deepest and narrowest point along the Rhine’s course, the famously beautiful cliff at Loreley is the focal point of … Read more



Towering above the riverside village of Braubach, the Marksburg is the only castle in the Rhine Valley never to have bee… Read more

Niederwald Falconry Centre

Niederwald Falconry Centre

Located at the Niederwald Monument, and accessible by cable car from the Rhineside village of Rüdesheim, the falco… Read more



Phantasialand is one of Europe’s top entertainment parks. Situated in Brühl near Cologne, in the heart of the… Read more

Siegfrieds Musik Kabinet

Siegfrieds Musik Kabinet

Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett has an extensive variety of mechanical musical instruments all of which are dis… Read more

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Rheinhotel Wagner
Rheinhotel Wagner

Stay in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Rheinhotel Wagner. The beautiful surroundings are characterised by castles and vineyards - this is truly fairy tale Germany.

All 58 guest rooms are en-suite and offer cable TV. Please note that this hotel has typical 'German beds' ie. twin beds pushed together in one wooden frame. There are however two separate mattresses and two separate duvets etc.

There is an on-site restaurant, where you can sample some of the traditional local dishes, as well as a bar with a lovely garden terrace.


Middlewich High School, July 2019

The trip went really well and because I have run the trip many times in the past, staff at Halsbury were keen to support me and ensure everything I wanted to do was made possible. 

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