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German Language School Trip to Rhineland

German Language School Trip to Rhineland

This is my sixth trip with WST and I have been incredibly impressed with the service I have received. Our contact, Carole, has been amazing and she has strived to ensure the trip provides the best possible experience for our students.
Highworth Grammar School


The Rhine and Moselle are amongst the most popular destinations in Germany. With breath-taking scenery and traditional safe locations it offers an ideal environment to gain confidence and improve language skills.

  • Tour Day 1

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

    Tour Day 2

    Morning Cruise down the Rhine from Boppard to St Goar
    Afternoon Spend the afternoon in Rüdesheim to visit Siegfrieds Musikkabinett and practice language skills around the town
    Evening Evening meal at your hotel. Evening quiz.

    Tour Day 3

    Morning 3 hour language lesson in Cologne
    Afternoon Free time in the city to visit the Cathedral and Chocolate Museum and to complete the WST Cologne quiz.
    Evening Evening meal at your hotel.

    Tour Day 4

    Morning Morning in Boppard. Take a chairlift ride to see stunning views of the Rhine Valley followed by free time in the town for shopping and to complete the WST Boppard quiz.
    Afternoon Visit to Cochem, including a guided tour in German at Cochem Castle and finish off with a fun visit to the wave pool.
    Evening Evening meal at your hotel

    Tour Day 5

    Morning Depart your hotel for your journey back to school.

    5 day experience from only

    Based min 40, Full Board at Hotel Bergschlösschen, May 2018. Chairlift payable locally.

    £369

  • Tour Day 1

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

    Tour Day 2

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

    Tour Day 3

    Day Full day at Phantasialand Theme Park.
    Evening Evening meal at your hotel.

    Tour Day 4

    Morning Morning in Boppard. Take a chairlift ride to see stunning views of the Rhine Valley followed by free time in the town for shopping and to complete the WST Boppard quiz.
    Afternoon Visit to Cochem, including a guided tour in German at Cochem Castle and finish off with a fun visit to the wave pool.
    Evening Evening meal at your hotel with a farewell disco.

    Tour Day 5

    Day Depart your hotel for your journey back to school.

    5 day experience from only 

    Based min 40, Full Board at Hotel Bergschlösschen, May 2018

    £359

  • Tour Day 1

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

    Tour Day 2

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

    Tour Day 3

    Morning Morning in Boppard. Take a chairlift ride to see stunning views of the Rhine Valley followed by free time in the town for shopping
    Afternoon Visit to Cochem, including a guided tour at Cochem Castle and finish off with a fun visit to the wave pool
    Evening Evening meal at your hotel

    Tour Day 4

    Morning Depart your hotel and return back to school

    4 day experience from only

    Based min 40, Full Board at Hotel Hubertus, May 2018

    £279

  • Tour Day 1

    Morning Early departure to arrive in Cologne early afternoon
    Afternoon Check in at your accommodation followed by free time around Cologne Cathedral Christmas Market
    Evening Free time in the evening for local orientation

    Tour Day 2

    Morning Free time around the Alter Markt and Neumarkt markets
    Afternoon Take a ride on the Christmas Express to the Chocolate Museum where you can have a guided tour followed by a chance to buy some gifts and maybe Kaffee und Kuchen.
    Evening Evening meal at your hotel and work on the WST Cologne Christmas quiz

    Tour Day 3

    Morning Free time for last minute shopping at the Christmas Markets and to finish the WST Cologne Christmas quiz.
    Afternoon Depart Cologne for your journey home
    Evening Late return back to school

    3 day experience from only 

    Based min 40, Half Board at YH Köln Rhiel, Dec 2017. Applicable for groups within a 3 hour radius of Dover and excludes Friday departure

    £209

We have 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.

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. 

Bad Wildstein

The Bad Wildstein is in the neighbouring Moselle Valley offers a quieter location in this picturesque area. The owner always offers a warm welcome and is very experienced with school groups.

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.  

German Language Workshops

Students take part in listening and speaking sessions based around your key topics. They are ideal for preparation and practise in the morning before going out and about in the afternoon to speak in real-life situations. The language school is based in Cologne and each lesson usually last 90 minutes.

WST Cologne Quiz 

This free quiz is a great way for your students to explore the city, read the signposts and ask questions in a way that will help them to improve their language skills whilst having fun.

WST Boppard Quiz

This is ideal for groups staying in Boppard and can be completed across a couple of days when free time allows. Your students can practise their language skills by exploring the shops and cafe's in Boppard to pick out key words related to food drink. 

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.

BOPPARD

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.

COLOGNE

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. 

RÜDESHEIM

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.

COCHEM

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.

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

Trier

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. 

Phantasialand

The no 1  theme park in Germany, located in Brühl just outside of Cologne. Phantasialand is divided into themed lands, with each land having a range of white knuckle rides, shows and attractions.

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.

Aqualand, Cologne

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

Bowling

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