Your German school trip to Cologne will leave your students with a greater understanding of German culture and, hopefully, a real passion for the German language!

The cathedral city of Cologne is Germany's 4th largest city and has a lot to offer school groups studying the German language. This is the cultural centre of the Rhineland and was founded by the Romans over 2,000 years ago, so there’s plenty of history to discover here. Highlights include the famous Gothic cathedral, a Rhine boat trip and, of course, the Lindt Chocolate Museum. Cologne is a magical city at any time of year, but especially so at Christmas, when you can visit its numerous Christmas markets.

Most groups choose to include a visit to Phantasialand, one of Europe's top entertainment parks. There are 7 zones all with different focuses or themes, such as Berlin, Mexico and Deep in Africa, making it educational, as well as entertaining. Each has its own individual character, but they all have one thing in common – the potential for learning through experience.

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Depart school

Travel to Cologne

Arrive in Cologne

Check in and evening meal at accommodation

2

Guided tour of Cologne and visit to the Gothic cathedral

Visit to Lindt Chocolate Museum and the Sports Museum

Evening meal in accommodation followed by bowling evening

3

Full-day excursion to Phantasialand

Continue the fun at Phantasialand

Evening meal in accommodation followed by disco evening

4

Depart Cologne

Return journey to the UK

Arrive back at school

4 days, 3 nights Price from £330 pp
  • 3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Day pass for Phantasialand
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • 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

Accommodation

Educational Activities

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Cultural Activities

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… Read More

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral

Köln Cathedral took more than six hundred years to build, but when it was finally completed in 1880 it was… Read More

Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

The Hard Rock Cafe Cologne opened in 2003 and was a welcome addition to the city. Try it for some… Read More

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… Read More

Phantasialand

Phantasialand

Phantasialand is one of Europe’s top entertainment parks. Situated in Brühl near Cologne, it is the number one German theme park for visitors from the UK. … Read More

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… Read More

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