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School Christmas Markets Trip to Düsseldorf

Already been to Aachen or Cologne and fancy something a bit different? Then why not try a German school trip to Düsseldorf’s Christmas markets?

With similar travelling times as those to Cologne, Düsseldorf hosts Christmas markets that are not to be missed. The festive atmosphere draws people to the streets seven days a week, keeping the winter gloom at bay and making for a delightful run-up to Christmas. The Marktplatz in front of the town hall contains the most stalls, with the tempting scent of Glühwein filling the air.

Typical German Christmas gifts on sale include carved wooden nutcrackers for the Erzgebirge of Saxony and hand-blown glass from the Bavarian Forest.

Sample itinerary

Day 1/3


(Previous Evening) Depart school

Channel crossing

Morning: Arrive in Düsseldorf

Visit the Rhine tower, followed by a visit to the Christmas market


Explore the Altstadt and visit the 450 m² outdoor ice rink on Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz


Depart and travel back to Calais

Channel crossing

Next Day: Arrive back at school

Day 2/3


Arrive in Düsseldorf

Visit the Rhine tower, followed by a visit to the Christmas market

AfternoonAfternoon Take a festive boat cruise around the Media Harbour
EveningEvening Evening meal at accommodation

Day 3/3

MorningMorning Explore the Altstadt by foot and visit the 450m² outdoor ice rink on Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz followed by "Kaffee und Kuchen" (coffee and cake) in a local cafe
AfternoonAfternoon Depart and travel back to Calais for Channel crossing
EveningEvening Arrive back at school

What's included?

  • tick icon1 night's half-board accommodation
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
  • tick iconReturn executive coach travel
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators


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AO Hostel Düsseldorf
DJH Düsseldorf
AO Hostel Düsseldorf

Built near the central station and the main shopping street, this hostel is situated close to all the main attractions.

Rooms are bright and modern - students will usually be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins, all of them en-suite.

Breakfast is served every morning, while both evening meals and packed lunches are available on request.

Among the hostel's many other amenities are free WiFi, seminar rooms for group study, table football, billiards, Sky TV, lockers and a safe at reception.

DJH Düsseldorf

As this hostel was completely renovated in 2007, all rooms are light and modern. Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, all of which are en suite. Adults and Group Leaders will be in either twin or single rooms (single room supplement will apply). There are several seminar and conference rooms,a bistro and garden patio, leisure and table tennis room and 2 luggage rooms.


Bedford Girls’ School, April 2019

I cannot think of any improvement to suggest. Would like to mention how brilliant your staff have been throughout all the planning period. They always listened and tried to find a solution to all our requests even though some of them were made at a very late stage and all communication was excellent. We are delighted and will definitely book out next trip with Halsbury.

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