Frequently Asked Questions
We would recommend spending at least 2 days in Aachen on your school trip, in order to take advantage of all that Aachen has to offer.
You can visit Aachen at any time of the year, but the city really comes alive in the lead up to Christmas, when the Christmas markets spring up. In fact, most of our groups choose to visit Aachen during the Christmas period as this is a fun, festive way to immerse students in the German language and culture.
Aachen is a relatively compact city and so it is very easy for school groups to get around on foot.
On a school trip to Aachen, you must make sure you visit the cathedral and treasury. The cathedral is one of the oldest in Europe and was built by Charlemagne, who was also buried here. The cathedral's treasury is home to one of the most important collections of medieval religious art in Europe. If you're travelling in December then, of course, you mustn't miss a visit to the fantastic Christmas markets. And your students will love a visit to the vast Lindt factory shop, where you'll be able to pick up some real bargains.
Yes, the Christmas markets are, of course, completely free to visit, although we can't guarantee that you won't want to spend your money on some of the delicious treats available, including the iconic Aachener Printen. It's also free to visit Aachen Cathedral, although donations are welcome.
School trips designed by teachers for teachers
Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.
School trips tailored to your curriculum
We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.
Health & safety prioritised
As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.
Support every step of the way
We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.
Financially secure school trips
We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.
Rewarding loyalty scheme
You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.