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Want to visit Germany’s Christmas markets with your students but not sure you have enough time? You do!
A school trip to Aachen’s Christmas markets will give your students the opportunity not only to explore a magnificent, historic city, but also to enjoy using their German in a fun, festive atmosphere. And, as the closest German city to the UK, it offers the shortest journey times!
We also offer longer trips should you decide you want to stay a little longer in this spectacular city!
Depart school (previous evening)
Arrive in Aachen and enjoy breakfast in a traditional cafe
Walking tour followed by exploration of the Christmas Markets
Vist the cathedral and treasury
Arrive back at school (next day)
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Itinerary planning service
- Motorway tolls and taxes
- Return Channel crossings
- Return executive coach travel
- Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
- VAT at current rates to tour operators
Aachen Cathedral & Treasury
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Aachen Christmas Market
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Café van den Daele-Kockartz
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Guided Tour of Aachen
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Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet
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The A&O hostel Aachen Hauptbahnhof offers comfortable, modern accommodation; in a central location with sights in the old town such as the Cathedral and Elisenbrunnen fountain just a 10 minute stroll away.
The hostel boasts 188 rooms ranging from single rooms to multibedded rooms with private en-suite facilities. Students will normally be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, with staff in twins and singles.
Leisure facilities include a games room, library, TV lounge and internet terminal. There is complimentary wi-fi in public area's.
A buffet breakfast is served each morning, and snacks and drinks are available at the bar throughout the day.
Extremely popular among school groups, the DJH Aachen is situated in its own grounds in Colynshof, a ten-minute drive from the city centre and was newly renovated in 2016.
Students are mainly accommodated in four-bedded rooms in a modern style (some may have five beds depending on group breakdown), with showers and toilets shared on each floor. Staff will be accommodated in en-suite twin rooms. A single room supplement will apply if they are requested.
Various meeting rooms are available for evening activities. Many school groups request this friendly and welcoming hostel each year.
Creating your perfect trip
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Launching your trip
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After your trip
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Sam Axon - Tour Adviser
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