A German school trip to the Rhine Valley is the perfect introduction to Germany and the German culture for your students!

The Rhine Valley is our most popular coach destination for German language groups with many choosing to return year after year. You’ll be sure to find the right mix of visits to combine both education and fun to keep your students entertained throughout the tour.

There’s a huge variety of activities on offer here, from the castles of Marksburg and Burg Eltz, to boat trips on the Rhine and visits to the beautiful towns of Boppard or Rüdesheim. And make sure you don’t miss out on a visit to Germany’s best theme park, Phantasialand!

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Depart from school

Channel crossing

Continue journey to the Rhineland

Arrive at accommodation for your evening meal

2

Visit to Rudesheim

Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum and take a ride on the cable car

Drive back along the Rhine to Loreley Rock - admire the views from the top and visit the information centre

Evening meal in accommodation

Optional evening activities - bowling in Koblenz or swimming in Mulheim Karlich

3

Full-day excursion to Phantasialand theme park

Continue the fun at Phantasialand theme park

Evening meal in accommodation followed by leaving disco

4

Depart for Calais

Return travel to the UK

Arrive back at school

4 days, 3 nights Price from £371 pp
  • 4 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

Loreley Visitor Centre

Loreley Visitor Centre

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The deepest and narrowest point along the Rhine’s course, the famously beautiful cliff at Loreley is the focal point of… Read More

Niederwald Falconry Centre

Niederwald Falconry Centre

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Located at the Niederwald Monument, and accessible by cable car from the Rhineside village of Rüdesheim, the falconry centre is… Read More

Siegfrieds Musik Kabinet

Siegfrieds Musik Kabinet

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Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett has an extensive variety of mechanical musical instruments all of which are distributed throughout a 15th century… Read More

Cultural Activities

Boppard

Boppard

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The town of Boppard has all the ingredients for an unforgettable trip Germany: hills and valleys, quiet lanes and lively… Read More

Burg Eltz

Burg Eltz

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One of Germany’s most photogenic castles, Burg Eltz is perched on a wooded crag above a tributary valley of the… Read More

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

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Quite simply this is one of the best attractions in Cologne! The first part of the exhibition is a history… Read More

Koblenz

Koblenz

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The focus of the riverside city of Koblenz is the Deutsches Eck, at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle,… Read More

Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) Boat Trip

Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) Boat Trip

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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

Marksburg

Marksburg

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Towering above the riverside village of Braubach, the Marksburg is the only castle in the Rhine Valley never to have been taken by force. … Read More

Phantasialand

Phantasialand

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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

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1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

We'll tailor make your school trip to meet your specific requirements

2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

Your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will work with you on the finer details of your trip

4 While you're away

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5 After your trip

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I think it's so important for children to learn about different cultures, and enabling them to go out and experience this first hand is what makes working at Halsbury so special. – Emma Gray da Silva Tour Consultant

Don't take our word for it …

This was an excellent destination for students who had never been abroad. This was a perfect city for students to use the language - visiting markets and monuments etc. It was very helpful to the students who wish to take GCSE Spanish. — Wilsthorpe Community School , October 2018

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  • Your trip will be a quality educational experience
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As an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum (STF) we have an effective Safety Management System in place.

As well as reassuring you that your group's safety will be prioritised at all times, this will also help you to meet your due diligence and reduces the amount of External Provider paperwork required.

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All air tours and flights arranged by us are also **ATOL protected**. Our ATOL number is ATOL 5079. Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.

The Halsbury Difference

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Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

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