School Christmas Markets Trip to Koblenz

Experience Christmas in the town where the Rhine meets the Moselle.

Koblenz's traditional Christmas market is held in the picturesque old quarter, just a stone's throw away from the main shopping street. There are around 130 festively decorated wooden stalls offering an extensive range of hand-made goods and Christmas decorations as well as a huge range of seasonal gift ideas. Your visit to Koblenz can be combined with excursions to nearby Phantasialand or the beautiful town of Rüdesheim where you can see Europe's largest nativity scene.

Day 1

Departure from school

Channel crossing

Arrive in Koblenz

Evening meal at accommodation

Day 2

Explore the town of Koblenz including the Deutsches Eck and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

Explore Koblenz Christmas Market

Evening meal at accommodation

Optional evening activity -  bowling or swimming

Day 3 Suggested excursions include Cologne (Christmas market, cathedral & Chocolate Museum), Phantasialand (Germany's best theme park) or Rüdesheim am Rhein (one of Germany's prettiest Christmas markets)

Evening meal at accommodation

Optional evening activity -  bowling or swimming

Day 4

Drive back to Calais for ferry/Eurotunnel crossing

Arrive back at school

This price includes:

  • 3 nights' half-board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal)
  • Return executive coach travel
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • VAT at current rates to Tour Operators
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Detailed information pack
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

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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 huge equestrian statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I now stands as a tribute to German unity – a unique monument in a country where nationalism is almost taboo.

Fortress Ehrenbreitstein

Fortress Ehrenbreitstein

The fortress of Ehrenbreitstein is part of the classical fortress of Koblenz. Because of its strategically positive position, the fortress played a great role in former times and is still of great importance. The fortress has never been captured and like Gibraltar, Ehrenbreitstein is certainly one of the most important and imposing fortresses in Europe.

Bowling Koblenz

Bowling Koblenz

Tenpin bowling has been a favourite for many years and is a fun activity for all ages. Bowling Koblenz has fully computerised lanes, bumpers and ramps for the younger children so everyone can play. There is shoe hire with all sizes being available along with a wide selection of bowling balls to ensure all players can select the correct one.



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. One of the top attractions is “Deep in Africa”, a themed area, whe...

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

Groups will begin their visit viewing an exhibition showing the history of cocoa and how it is grown and harvested. You will 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 were (and still are...

Hotel Scholz

The Hotel Scholz, one of the oldest hotels in Koblenz to still be under familiy ownership, occupies an ideal location in Koblenz, just a 7-minute walk from the River Moselle and less than a mile from the main train station.

This 3-star hotel offers comfortable accommodation, all rooms are equipped with a shower/bath, toilet, telephone and a TV.

DJH Koblenz

This youth hostel is located in the grounds of the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz, offering panoramic views over the town of Koblenz and the Deutsches Eck.

The hostel boasts 157 beds in ensuite rooms, students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins.

Other facilities include meeting/seminar rooms, a bistro, cafe-bar, internet terminal and table tennis.

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