Rhineland Primary School Trips & Tours

The region offers a wide range of visits that give an insight into German life and a safe and welcoming environment within which to practise language skills. NST offers an excellent choice of accommodation serving the needs of primary school groups and our tailor-made itineraries will add real value to your classroom based learning.

Prices start from£239pp

Price Shown includes

  • 3 nights’ full board accommodation
  • Executive coach transport from and to your school and throughout your stay
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 8 free place ratio

Price shown is based on 35 paying passengers departing from a Zone A departure point in September 2017 and is subject to availability.


Accommodation

Popular options in Rhineland


Top visits

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.

Cologne

A fabulous place for pupils to spend the day. Groups can visit the ‘Bimmelbahn’ mini-train, cathedral and the zoo. 

Chocolate Museum

Pupils 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 for pupils and teachers too!

Phantasialand

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 school 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. 

Marksburg Castle

Pupils fill out NST quiz sheets in German as they tour this fabulous medieval castle. 

Burg Eltz Castle

One of the most beautifully preserved castles in Germany.

Rüdesheim

Pupils can explore this fabulous town or take the cable-car to Niederwald monument and the wine museum to see how wine is made. The fabulous toy museum is a firm favourite, showcasing toys from the last 100 years. 

Boppard

This enjoyable town experience provides pupils with opportunities to speak, learn and listen in German. 

Visits include the Hunsrück Railway, Carmelite Church and Monastery, mini-golf, forest walks and the Sesselbahn (chairlift) to the ‘Vierseen-blick’ for the famous four lakes view. A mini-train offers a 40-minute tour around Boppard, past the remains of the fortifying walls that date back to the Romans and Middle Ages. German commentary is available. 

Cochem

This popular town is a favourite for pupils to explore. 

Koblenz

A great place to explore and practise language skills.  Alongside the many shops and cafés, popular visits in the town include the ‘Deutsches Eck’, a spectacular viewpoint where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. 

Trier

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 pupils to practise language skills, including the marketplace, cathedral, baths and toy museum.

Bowling

A visit to this bowling alley in Koblenz is a popular evening activity.

Swimming

The Freizeitbad Tauris swimming pool is available in the evenings for groups.


Evening activites

  • Bowling
  • Swimming
  • A quiz or disco at your hotel (many hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings)

Transport

Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.

Coach


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
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
  • You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
  • School travel company of choice since 1967