The Rhineland is amongst the best known regions of Germany and is a great favourite with student groups. The spectacular cities of Cologne, Aachen, Koblenz and Bonn all host wonderful Christmas Markets, which combined with the region's enchanting castles, picturesque villages, medieval towns and vineyards ensure a great choice of tour itineraries.
What the price includes
- Exclusive coach hire throughout your trip including pick-up and drop-off at your school or college
- 2 or 3 nights' accommodation
- Continental breakfasts and dinners
- Return Channel crossings to Calais
- Transfers between your accommodation and chosen activities each day
- Services of a Study Experiences Tour Manager throughout your trip
- Individually tailored itinerary
- Educational Visits and Attractions Guide
- 1 Free Staff Place for every 8 students
- All Government Taxes, City Taxes, Service Charges & VAT
- 24 hour emergency cover and support
Four Day Study Experience tour also includes an additional day's coach hire and a further night's hotel accommodation, including breakfast and dinner.
The Rhineland is the ideal destination to introduce students to German life, culture and language. It is home to a vast array of renowned sights and attractions and you will need to consider carefully how to spend your time away, as there is so much to see and do! Study Experiences can arrange a wide range of visits and excursions, such as:
Cologne Christmas Markets
The Rhineland capital of Cologne boasts the best Christmas Markets in Europe. There are actually four markets held in the city - in the Cathedral Square, at the Old Market, the New Market and in Rudolfplatz - which are open from late November. The magnificent Dom Cathedral, which has been restored to its former glory after extensive damage during WWII, provides a wonderful backdrop for the largest market in the city centre.
Aachen Christmas Market
Every year the squares and streets around Aachen cathedral and town hall are transformed into a 'Christmas Village' of lights and colours, festive sounds and smells. The Aachen Christmas Market is Germany's nearest Christmas Market to the UK.
Rudesheim Christmas Market
The Christmas Market in Rudesheim brings a distinctly festive feel to the city's romantic old quarter and its popular Drosselgasse lane, as 120 stalls gather to present Christmas customs and traditions from around the world. Alongside the market, Rudesheim also hosts Europe's biggest Nativity scene featuring life-size figures!
Rhine River Cruise
A highly enjoyable 90 minute cruise, which offers a great way to appreciate the landscape of the region.
Our tour arrangements are based on providing your group with exclusive use of a 48, 49 or 53 seat coach, which will collect you from and return you back to your school or college. The coach will also provide the transfers between your chosen activities each day and your hotel, to ensure you enjoy the very best arrangements throughout the tour.
NEW - Choice of Crossing
For groups based in the north of England or Scotland we can now arrange crossings from Hull to Zeebrugge.
Your group will stay in one of our carefully selected hotels. Our range includes properties such as the Hotel Zum Guten Onkel in Bruttig-Fankel, Hotel Wagner Kamp-Bornhofen, and the Hotel Balladins in Troisdorf.
Your Educational Visits & Attractions
To ensure that you make the most of your trip to the Rhineland region your Tours Specialist is able to arrange a wide choice of educational visits and activities. Full details of everything you might wish to see and do are available in our Rhineland ‘Educational Visits and Attractions Guide’.