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Frequently Asked Questions
In order to make the most out of everything that Cologne has to offer, we would recommend spending at least 3 or 4 days in Cologne on your school trip.
Cologne is a great destination for a school trip at any time of year. If you do visit in December, there is the added bonus of the fantastic Christmas markets, but there's plenty to see and do here all year round.
Many of the main tourist sights are located within walking distance of each other, but the S-Bahn is also very quick and easy to use.
Perhaps the most iconic sight in Cologne is the cathedral, so this is definitely a must visit on your school trip. And as the capital of the Rhineland, you must make sure you explore the Rhine - we would recommend the Koln-Dusseldorfer boat trip. The Olympic and Sport Museum and the Chocolate Museum are also excellent inclusions on any itinerary. And make sure you don't miss the opportunity to visit Phantasialand - one of the best theme parks in Europe!
Yes, there are a few free things to do in Cologne. You could take a stroll in the Rheinpark, a lovely park that stretches along the riverbank. Or take a walk across the Hohenzollern Bridge for a photo op that includes the cathedral in the background. And make sure you take some time to explore the atmospheric Old Town which is, of course, completely free.
Yes, Cologne is a fantastic destination for cross-curricular school trips, with excellent educational opportunities for German, science and music.
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.