SCHOOL TRIPS TO THE GERMAN RHINELAND
With traditions and a history dating back to Roman times, the beautiful Rhineland is rich in local history, music and culture, and is a superb destination for a German language tour. The breathtaking and rugged landscape through which the indomitable Rhine flows is dotted with fairy-tale castles, mediæval villages and picturesque vineyards, and presents visitors with an unspoilt riverside idyll, with a tranquil beauty which belies the historical importance of the Rhine as a much-used trading route. Half-timbered houses and cobbled streets populate many of the Rhineland’s towns and villages, while the lovely Mosel Valley which meets the Rhine at the Deutsches Eck at Koblenz, is a winding waterway surveyed by hilltop watchtowers and lined by pretty wine villages. The Rhineland has long been considered to be one of the most charming destinations in Europe, and we are sure your pupils will have a wonderful time practising their language skills and exploring German culture in this lovely river valley; why not contact us today to find out more?
SCHOOL GROUP EXCURSIONS
This popular theme park is situated in Brühl, near Bonn, and is one of Europe’s largest amusement parks. It has a wide range of rides and attractions, including the famous Colorado Adventure, which has been voted as one of the best Mine Ride rollercoasters anywhere in the world! As well as a plethora of rides, Phantasialand also has a variety of shows, and provides visitors with a uniquely German experience which they are sure to remember. Please click here to visit their website.
Sitting high above the Rhine, the guided tour of this iconic and beautifully preserved mediæval castle will take you to the knights’ hall and kitchen, as well as to the infamous torture chamber, with its display of ancient weapons and armour through the ages. Please click here to visit their website.
The best way to see much of the area’s beautiful scenery is on the river, and we offer cruises of various lengths with multiple departure and arrival points throughout the Rhineland. Why not start in the picturesque town of Rüdesheim, and float down river passed the spectacular Lorelei rock, where local folklore says that a siren lured many an unfortunate sailor to his death.
Boppard and the Vierseenblick.
Situated on the banks of the Rhine, the charming little town of Boppard has a lovely promenade which runs along the river and also some interesting Roman remains. We recommend taking the chairlift to see the Vierseenblick, where you will enjoy panoramic views of the Rhine.
Day Trip to Cologne
Why not incorporate a visit to nearby Cologne into your tour of the Rhineland? Please click here to visit our Cologne page to learn more about this vibrant and fascinating city.
Of course, the above excursions are only a sample. We will tailor-make your tour to engage with your exact learning requirements, and our information packs contain details of our extensive excursion package. Why not contact us now to request more information?
SCHOOL GROUP ACCOMMODATION
For guests wishing to escape from the city we can offer a wide range of hotels located along the Rhine and Mosel rivers, from bustling Koblenz to the charmingly picturesque villages of Boppard and Kamp Bornhofen. Many of these hotels are family run, and all are extremely friendly and experienced at welcoming our school groups. Children are typically roomed in two- to four-bedded rooms, with adults in twin and single rooms, all with private facilities. We can offer a range of accommodation to suit your preferences, from very modern hotels to traditional hotels that will offer your students a real flavour of German culture…and cuisine! Why not contact us today to discuss your exact requirements in greater detail?