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Rhine & Moselle Music School Tours
A school music tour to this diverse region offers an excellent range of performance venues, a varied choice of excursions and a welcoming environment to perform in front of new audiences.
The towns and villages in this region have an excellent range of both indoor and outdoor venues, making this destination a longstanding favourite for groups looking to improve performance skills and enhance group confidence. NST offers an excellent choice of accommodation serving the needs of music groups and our tailor-made itineraries will add real value to your concert tour experience.
Price Shown includes
- 4 nights’ full board accommodation
- Executive coach transport from and to school and throughout your stay
- Organisation and publicity of 3 concerts
- Extensive group travel insurance
- 1 in 8 free place ratio
Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from England & Wales in April 2020 and is subject to availability.
Get even more from your trip with a NST Music Tour Manager! Call us for details.
Top performance venues
Choirs with sacred repertoires can sing at the largest Gothic church in northern Europe. As part of the midday prayer service choirs are invited to contribute three or four motets or anthems. For choral groups of a high standard it may be possible to perform at evening mass.
This Protestant church, with its Neo-Romanesque design and twin-spires, is set in a beautiful location, popular with performers and audiences alike.
Mamorsaal, Bad Ems
Good quality bands, choirs and orchestras may perform in the exquisitely decorated festival hall at this attractive health spa resort on the River Lahn, which feeds into the River Rhine.
Churches in Cologne
We have several high quality churches for groups to perform at in Cologne. These churches welcome choirs with a sacred repertoire only, and include: St Kunibert, St Maria Ascension / St Mariä Himmelfahrt and St Agnes.
Kurgarten Bad Neuenahr
This sought after venue is good for classical, traditional and popular ensembles and features a rotating oval shaped stage which can face outwards towards the spa gardens or inwards towards the concert hall, depending upon the weather.
Retirement Home, Rüdesheim
Our groups love this venue, mainly due to the fabulous warm welcome they always receive.
St George’s School, Cologne
This international English school welcomes performers of all abilities during term time.
Ideal for concert bands, with both indoor and outdoor performance spaces, our most popular spa venues include Kurgarten Bad Kreuznach, Bad Bertrich and Bad Münster.
Groups offering a sacred or classical programme can perform in various parish churches in the Rhine Valley including churches in Boppard, Zeltingen, Cologne, Wiesbaden and Bingen.
This courtyard setting, located close to the historic Roman gate, provides an ideal stage for concerts and attracts local and tourist audiences. Good for groups staying on the Moselle.
Perform in this covered stadium situated on the banks of the Rhine. The bandstand is in a fantastic location and the tourists flock to this very picturesque and popular town.
This historic market place is a wonderfully historic setting for a variety of musical performers to hold a concert.
Music groups can perform near the café and bar on the Rhine promenade of this popular tourist town.
Town & Market Squares
These venues are carefully selected to offer an attractive setting and excellent audiences. Favourites include Boppard, Rüdesheim, Linz and Andernach.
Rhine River Cruise
A highly enjoyable way for groups to travel to their daily visits, stopping in a host of towns including Cologne, Bonn, Königswinter, Koblenz, Boppard, St Goarshausen and Rüdesheim. Moselle River cruises can be arranged from Traben-Trarbach to Bernkastel-Kues and Cochem to Zell.
Beethoven’s House, Bonn
Discover new or little known facts about the famous composer. Gain an insight into the work of the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn and make use of the varied services on offer. In the place where Beethoven was born, his music is still very much alive.
Take a tour, in German, of this excellent museum in Cologne. Watch the manufacturing process and learn about the history of chocolate, plus, there are also free samples to take away!
Cologne Christmas Markets
We offer a unique opportunity for your group to visit and perform at the wonderful Christmas Markets in Cologne! We can arrange for your group to explore the traditional stalls and activities and then perform a Christmas programme at the markets in Cologne city centre. Why not combine the market performance with a sacred performance programme at our choice of other popular venues?
Housing a wide collection of self-playing and automated musical instruments, this surprising museum in Rüdesheim is a favourite of many of our groups.
Trier is the oldest city in Germany, founded by the Romans and despite a turbulent history, an amazing amount of the city’s past has been preserved, with pride of place going to the impressive Roman monuments. The city has an abundance of opportunities for students to practise language skills, including the marketplace, cathedral, baths and toy museum.
Cochem Wave Pool
This aquatic centre has a diving board, a wave pool and a giant 55-metre flume offering plenty of fun pool activities.
Since 1967, Phantasialand has been providing top-quality entertainment for visitors of all ages.
Phantasialand is one of Europe’s top entertainment parks. Situated in Brühl near Cologne in the heart of the Rhineland, it is the number one German entertainment park for youth groups from the UK.
Seven themed areas with worldwide unique attractions and internationally multi-award-winning shows, promise to be great fun and an educational experience for your group. Each themed area has its own individual character but they all have one thing in common: the potential for learning through experience. And when the summer season has finished, Phantasialand is also the place to head for winter fun! Its winter season features all the favourite rides as well as special winter shows and exciting bonus attractions.
- A quiz or disco at your hotel (most hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings)
“Groups can perform in beautiful spa resorts, bandstands and town squares along the Rhine and Moselle rivers, where they will receive a warm welcome and can perform in a safe, relaxed environment. The spa resorts are a perfect venue to avoid concerts being ‘rained off’ as they usually both offer a lovely outdoor space in the gardens and an indoor concert hall!”
John Kay, Concert Consultant
Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.
We can arrange for your group to fly from a range of UK airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.
Giving you full support throughout
Before your tour
- Your own dedicated NST contact
- Bespoke tour itineraries
- Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
- Curriculum linked visit programmes
- Great value for money - no hidden costs
- Free group leader inspection visits
- Risk assessment guidance
- Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits
Whilst you're away
- Free educational resources
- Group-friendly accommodation
- Exceptional standards of coaching
- On-tour support from our reps on the ground
- Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
- 24/7 support just a call away
- Extensive group travel insurance
On your return
- Priority rebooking services
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- School travel company of choice since 1967
“The All Saints Anglican Church in Cologne is a beautiful venue with lovely acoustics. The support from the church was fantastic, and we had a very warm reception from the audience. They were appreciative of our playing and many audience members approached pupils at the end to congratulate them and thank them. I couldn’t recommend this venue highly enough!”
Grace Jack, Lasswade High School