School German Trip to Köln and Phantasialand

The cathedral city of Cologne has a lot to offer a school group exploring the German language, and a visit to Phantasialand is a great way of educating through entertainment.

Old Berlin is just one example of Phantasialand's many theme areas. Each has its own individual character but they all have one thing in common: the potential for learning through experience. The highlights of a visit to Cologne include the famous Gothic cathedral, a Rhine boat trip and, of course, the Lindt Chocolate Museum.

    Depart from school and cross Channel with ferry or Eurotunnel
Day 1

Breakfast time, arrive Cologne. Guided tour of Cologne and visit to the Gothic Cathedral

Visit the Chocolate Museum and Sports Museum. If time allows, why not go on a round trip river cruise and see Cologne from the river? Dinner in YH followed by visit to Bowling
Day 2 Day excursion to Phantasialand Dinner in YH followed by disco evening
Day 3 Depart Cologne and drive back to Calais for channel crossing Arrive back at school

This price includes:

  • 2 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Return executive coach travel (TV/DVD/WC/seatbelts)
  • Return ferry/Eurotunnel crossings
  • Day pass for Phantasialand
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Detailed information pack
  • Comprehensive travel & medical insurance
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • VAT
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

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Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral

The cathedral is a World Heritage Site, being one of the best-known architectural monuments in Germany and Cologne's most famous landmark; described by UNESCO as an "exceptional work of human creative genius". Cologne Cathedral is one of the world's largest churches, being the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe. For four years, 1880-84, it was the tallest structure in the world until the com...

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

Quite simply this is one of the best attractions in Cologne! The first part of the exhibition is a history of cocoa and how it is grown and harvested. You also learn about how chocolate is made and can see some machines at work. Don't forget to visit the chocolate fountain either, where you will get a free wafer dripping with Lindt chocolate. You can also see the various different methods that wer...

Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) Boat Trip

Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) Boat Trip

Köln-Düsseldorfer Line’s river cruises offer a unique perspective on two of Germany’s most scenic river valleys. Most towns and villages along the Rhine and Moselle have a regular service, and it’s possible to hop on and hop off from Köln all the way down to Mainz.Please note that KD run a limited river cruise timetable during the Winter months - please ask for fur...



Phantasialand is one of Europe’s top entertainment parks. Situated in Brühl near Cologne in the heart of the Rhineland it is the number one German theme park for visitors from the UK.Seven themed areas with worldwide unique attractions and internationally multi-award-winning shows promise to be great fun. Still one of the top attractions is “Deep in Africa”, a themed area, w...

Cologne City Museum

Cologne City Museum

The Kölnisches Stadtmuseum is set in a large old building with exhibition space of 2,000 sq. metres and provides an insight into the history, culture, economy and everyday life of Cologne and its inhabitants. Works of art and everyday objects illustrate the exciting history of this important Rhenish city from the Middle Ages to the present day. A tour of the museum familiarises visitors with pheno...

Roman-Germanic Museum

Roman-Germanic Museum

The Roman mosaic with scenes from the world of Dionysos (around 220/230 A.D.) and the reconstructed tomb of the legionary Poblicius (around 40 A.D.) are probably the best known exhibits of the Römisch-Germanisches Museum in Cologne. The museum's collection has profited from the archaeological legacy of Cologne and the surrounding region which spans a period from prehistoric times to the early...

Rhine Cable Car

Rhine Cable Car

Located in the suburb of Riehl, the Rhine cable car offers a spectacular panorama of the city below as it crosses the Rhine from one bank to the other.

Olympic and Sport Museum

Olympic and Sport Museum

Next door to the Chocolate Museum, this museum tells the story of the Olympic Games from ancient Greece to the present day and remembers some of Germany's sporting heroes of the past.

Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

The Hard Rock Cafe Cologne opened on April 28,2003, a welcome addition to the city. Try it for some tasty American food, and the best live music in the city.

DJH Köln Deutz

With its modern, fashionable décor, the recently renovated Köln-Deutz Youth Hostel welcomes increasing numbers of groups each year.

Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, and staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite. A supplement applies if single rooms are requested. WiFi is also available in the reception area.

Seminar rooms, games rooms, table tennis and a disco make this youth centre a favourite among school groups. The building is non-smoking throughout. View on map

DJH Köln Riehl

The DJH Köln Riehl is located on the west bank of the river Rhine and is ideal for school groups.

This accommodation has 116 rooms with a total of 369 beds. Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. If single rooms are required please let us know as soon as possible as a single room supplement will apply.

All rooms have a shower, WC and individual lockers. There are conference and seminar rooms, a bistro with television and a disco/party room. View on map

AO Hostel Cologne

After a complete renovation this former office building welcomes you with its modern and friendly features. A&O hostel Cologne is well located in the southern part of the town, from here you can visit the Cologne Cathedral or enjoy a trip on the River Rhine. All the important sights are within easy reach.
The hostel offers modern, comfortable rooms; students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. There is an internet corner, souvenir shop, bar, tv area, games, table football etc. This hostel also offers access to a teachers' lounge. View on map

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