Enrichment and Reward School Trip to Rhineland

The Rhineland is our most popular destination in Germany. With breathtaking scenery and traditional safe locations it offers an ideal environment for school groups to experience true culture. Phantasialand, just 30 minutes outside of the popular base of Cologne, is one of Germany's most popular theme park which always receives fantastic feedback from our groups.


Tour Day 1

Depart school to arrive late afternoon
Check in at your accommodation followed by an evening meal
Free time in the evening for local orientation

Tour Day 2

Cruise down the Rhine from Boppard to St Goar
Spend the afternoon in Rüdesheim to visit Siegfrieds Musikkabinett and pick up souvenirs
Evening meal at your hotel. Evening quiz

Tour Day 3

Spend a full day at the fantastic Phantasialand
Evening meal at your hotel

Tour Day 4

Depart your hotel and return back to school


Cologne offers a popular base for our groups, close to Phantasialand and is ideal for the amazing Christmas Markets. We have also carefully selected our accommodation in Boppard, in traditional family run hotels in this superb and safe location, which offers a wealth of activities and within close proximity to all the key visits. All our properties offer excellent recreational facilities and a ‘real’ German experience.

Youth Hostel Köln Riehl

This is a modern city hostel on the banks of the Rhine a 30 minute walk to Cologne city centre or just 10 minutes on the tram. This is perfect accommodation for Christmas Market tour. 

Youth Hostel Köln Deutz

Another modern youth hostel with great facilities. Just the other side of the River the city centre can be reached on foot in 15 minutes or by public transport. Another great option for a tour with a focus on Cologne.

Hotel Bergschlößchen

This hotel is ideal for school groups located in a quiet spot 800 metres from the centre of Boppard. Our groups are guaranteed a warm welcome and return year after year.

Hotel L’Europe

This is a large hotel on the banks of the Rhine on the outskirts of Boppard. It offers comfortable accommodation and is experienced with school groups.

Hotel Hubertus

Located in the centre of Boppard, just off the main square this family run hotel is ideal if you are looking for a one party hotel. 

Cultural Visits


The No 1 theme park in Germany, located in Brühl just outside of Cologne is divided into themed lands, with each land having a range of white knuckle rides, shows and attractions. Since opening in 1967 then, the park has continually offered new attractions and professional shows that have and received many awards.

For the ultimate rush, you can ride thrilling roller coasters like the “Black Mamba”, “Winja’s Fear & Force”, “River Quest”, “Talocan” and “Mystery Castle”. They promise you action, excitement and a whole lot of fun. If you prefer something creepy and mysterious, you’ll enjoy a trip on the “Geister Rickscha”. It’s a ghostly ride based on a Chinese myth, and it’s the longest theme-based underground ride in Europe. 

With our fantastic group tickets you can be assured you are betting the best possible value for your group.

KD Rhine Cruise

The best way to see the Rhine Valley is from the river. The most popular stretches of the Rhine to cruise down are Boppard to St Goar or St Goarshausen to Rüdesheim. The stunning views combines with the German commentary on board give a great overview of this area whilst improving listening skills. 


The main city along this stretch of the Rhine, Cologne offers some great visits to practice German whilst sightseeing.

Imhoff Stollwerk Chocolate Museum

Your students can take a tour of the museum, then watch the chocolate making process before trying some samples. You may like to stay for traditional Kaffee und Kuchen in the museum cafe afterwards. 

Bimmelbahn Mini Train

This mini train takes you around the city to see the main sights and can also be used as an easy way to get from one visit to the next. The ‘Schoko-Express’ goes through the Old Town to the Chocolate Museum and the ‘Zoo-Express’ goes along the Rhine promenade to the zoo. 

Cologne Cathedral

This iconic cathedral, a World Heritage Site, dominates the skyline. Whether you call in to take a look around self guided or pre-book a guided tour in German or English to give you more information on the history of the building, it’s a must for everyone who visits Cologne. 

Aqualand, Cologne

An indoor waterpark with the water slides including the scary Aqualoop, lazy river and swimming pools.


We can arrange a bowling night at 10 pin bowling alleys in Koblenz and Cologne. 


A key location for schools, Boppard has a superb rage of visits that offer numerous opportunities to practise language.

The most popular visits in Boppard include :

The Hunsrück Mountain Railway

This train journey takes you through the forests of Boppard, viaducts and tunnels.

Boppard Chairlift

The chairlift takes you up to the Four Lakes View (Vierseenblick) which offers spectacular views of the countryside. There’s also a café at the top where students can practise ordering in German.

Rhine Express mini train

This mini train takes you around Boppard in about 30 minutes to see all the major sights of the town. The main stop is in the market place. A commentary is in German to help improve listening skills.


One of the busiest towns on the Rhine, Rüdesheim has some great visits and activities to fill an afternoon which will help to improve their language skills. The all year round Christmas shop on the promenade or the famous Drosselgasse provide great opportunities to improve and practise vocabulary for shopping and food and drink modules.  

Siegfrieds Musikkabinett

A fascinating musical instrument museum, packed with self playing instruments 

Niederwald Cable Car

Take the cable car up to the Niederwald Memorial and enjoy fantastic views of Rüdesheim and The Rhine.


One of the busiest towns on the Moselle Valley, you can easily spend half a day here visiting the castle, spending time in the shops and cafe's practising German.

Cochem Wave Pool

This water park has indoor and outdoor pools with slides, waterfalls and waves. There’s also a café area and an outdoor mini golf course.

Castles of the Rhine and Moselle

The towns on the Rhine and Moselle rivers are famous for their medieval castles. Here are some of the most popular:

  • Cochem Castle
  • Marksburg Castle
  • Burg Eltz
  • Ehrenbreitstein Fortress 


Located on the Moselle, Trier is the oldest city in Germany, dating back to 16BC. You can see great examples of Roman architecture around the city including the famous Porta Nigra city gates. Trier is a great place to spend some free time. 

Nichola's Expert Tip

The WST Cologne and Boppard quizzes are free. If you want your students to explore and learn more then these quizzes are an ideal way to get them out and about.

Top tip from Nichola, our Specialist Modern Foreign Language Expert