School Trips to Germany
Germany has become one of the go-to European destinations for school trips and tours in recent years. As well as being steeped in history, it is a diverse country with plenty of remarkable landmarks and curious differences from region to region.
The German language is unlike no other, fun to learn and wonderfully to the point. What better way to develop those language skills than immersing your class in the culture of Deutschland? And although not the food is perhaps not so lauded as neighbouring French cuisine, Germany still has its fair share of delicacies.
From the hustle and bustle of Berlin and Munich to the ancient castles of the Rhine and bewitching folklore of the Black Forest, we offer school tours to Germany that cater to every purpose and taste. Get in touch to find out more information or advice on planning your ideal school trip to Germany.
Learn more about our school trips in Germany
German Language School Trips
If your focus is language, we offer a range of German language trips designed to immerse pupils in German culture as well as workshops that help to build confidence in their studies
The German capital has never been more popular for educational visits and always proves highly valuable whatever subject you choose to focus on.
Rhine & Moselle
The wonderfully diverse setting of the Rhine and Moselle is home to beautiful valleys, ancient castle and Gothic churches
There’s so much to do and see in Munich that you’ll definitely need a watertight itinerary to fit it all in! Take a look at our most popular Munich school trips.
The Black Forest
A school trip to the Black Forest gives students of all ages the chance to experience authentic German tradition and customs for themselves
Experience one of our trips to Germany...
Work with our experts
Hundreds of groups travel with NST to Germany every year, and members of our team regularly visit the country to really get to know the ins-and-outs of each city and area, from logistics and visits to our range of student-friendly accommodation.
Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will use their knowledge of Germany to create an itinerary that’s tailor-made, perfectly timed and meets your exact school travel needs.
They’ll be able to share their first-hand experience, suggest options you might not have considered and give you insight into the feedback other teachers have given us too.
Planning your first school trip?
If you're planning your first school trip, our essential guide will take you through each step of the process...
- Choosing your destination
- Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
- Promoting your tour in school
- Confirming your booking
- Tailor-make your tour
- Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
- Quick reference timeline
- Pre-tour checklist
Additional support, resources & information
Tour planning service
With NST, you’ll get your own dedicated, knowledgeable Tour Co-ordinator who’ll work with you from start to finish. You’ll benefit from their unrivalled destination knowledge, and their experience gained from working with many other groups too. They’ll tailor-make your itinerary from scratch and take care of everything for you: - Pulling together an itinerary that runs smoothly - Planning the right balance of visits every day with realistic timings - Pre-arranging and pre-booking your visits, entrance tickets, passes and meals You’ll receive your final itinerary a full 4-weeks before you travel too.
Free school trip promotion pack
We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your school trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of: - Parents’ letter & permission slip template for you to complete A3 posters to promote your trip around school - PowerPoint presentation templates which you can tailor to your own needs - Parents’ leaflets covering how NST manage safety, financial protection and details of our travel insurance - Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a school trip For selected destinations, we’ll provide a trip launch web page using video footage and imagery. This web page is provided by a weblink and can be shared with pupils and parents in many ways.
Risk assessment support including preview visits
Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school tour. Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your next educational visit and provide you with risk assessments for your trip.
Planning first school trip
Organising your first school trip can appear to be a daunting process. If you're planning your first school trip, our guide will help to take you through each step of the planning process, answering frequently asked questions and providing tips and support along the way. Our helpful guide covers the following: - Choosing your destination - Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head - Promoting your tour in school - Confirming your booking - Tailor-make your tour - Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment) - Quick reference timeline - Pre-tour checklist View our essential guide to a successful school trip here.
Live updates on your group's tour location
NST's new trip tracker, Locate My Trip, is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your group's location whilst on tour. Our app has been specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers. Watch our short Locate My Trip video here. Your online school trip organiser – My-Tour-Manager Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online orgnaniser - designed to help busy teachers like you. With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too. What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go. Find out more and watch our short My Tour Manager video.
Free classroom resources
We've created a range of free resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom! Take a look at our downloadable posters.
Why choose NST...
Your dedicated tour co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise to create a tailor-made, curriculum-linked itinerary to meet your group’s exact needs.
Risk assessment guidance
Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next educational trip.
- FREE group leader inspection visits
We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen destination to support your risk assessment planning.
- Value for money
We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value trips to help make every penny count.
- Peace of mind
Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.
- More than 50 years’ experience
With over 50 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.