School German Culture Trip to the Rhine

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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!

School German Culture Trip to the Rhine



4 days, 3 nights

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1


Depart from school Channel crossing


Continue journey to the Rhineland


Arrive at accommodation for your evening meal
Day 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
Day 3


Full-day excursion to Phantasialand theme park


Continue the fun at Phantasialand theme park


Evening meal in accommodation followed by leaving disco
Day 4


Depart for Calais


Return travel to the UK


Arrive back at school
  • 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


A Level
  • Aspects of German-speaking society
  • Festivals and traditions
  • Art and architecture
  • Youth culture: fashion, trends, music and TV
  • Individual research project opportunities
  • Food, drink and eating out
  • Daily life and free time activities
  • Customs, celebrations and festivals
  • Home, town and neighbourhood
  • Holiday destinations
  • Travel and tourism
  • Understanding German culture and identity
Key Stage 3
  • Exploring the town
  • Hobbies and pastimes
  • Food and drink
  • Eating out
  • Introducing yourself
  • Describing others
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Plants and animals
  • Cultural traditions


Rheinhotel Wagner

Stay in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Rheinhotel Wagner. The beautiful surroundings are characterised by castles and vineyards - this is truly fairy tale Germany.All 58 guest rooms are en-suite and offer cable TV. Please note that this hotel has typical 'German beds' ie. twin beds pushed together in one wooden frame. There are however two separate mattresses and two separate duvets etc.There is an on-site restaurant, where you can sample some of the traditional local dishes, as well as a bar with a lovely garden terrace.

Educational Activities

Loreley Visitor Centre

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

Niederwald Falconry Centre

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

Siegfrieds Musik Kabinet

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

Cultural Activities


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

Burg Eltz

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

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

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


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

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


Towering above the riverside village of Braubach, the Marksburg is the only castle in the Rhine Valley never to have


Phantasialand is one of Europe’s top entertainment parks. Situated in Brühl near Cologne, in the heart of the Rhineland, it

Supporting you every step of the way

Creating your perfect trip

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in the subject area and will know the destination really well too. They’ll work with you to create a trip to suit your group’s needs and meet your learning objectives.

Launching your trip to parents and students

The next step is to get your trip approved and then get students signed up to it. Our ‘Trip Launch Pack’ will help you with this step. This is full of resources (all free to download) designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the trip planning process.

After you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your itinerary makes the most of your time and they’ll take on most of the admin tasks for your trip (freeing you up to do what you do best – teach).

Support while you’re away

From lost property to properly lost, we’ll always be on the end of the phone while you’re out on the trip. You’ll get a final info pack before you go, as well as access to all your trip documents via the Vamoos app.

After your trip
We’ll ask you for feedback, so we can improve our service. Let’s start planning your next trip too, so parents have plenty of time to pay (and so it’s less stressful for you). And don’t forget to head to our resources hub to continue the learning back in the classroom.

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The tour company and our coach driver were A*! We are looking forward to booking with you again next year! The destination was gorgeous! Very quaint and in the heartland of the Rhine Valley – beats all the river cruises you see on the adverts!

Surbiton High School

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