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Rhine & Moselle German Language School Trips & Tours

A study tour to this diverse region offers a wide range of educational visits that give an insight into German life and a welcoming environment to practise language skills. NST offers an excellent choice of accommodation serving the needs of school groups and our tailor-made itineraries will add real value to your German language school trip.

This popular destination is known for its colourful variety of visits, from ancient castles and Gothic churches to beautiful steep valleys and historic towns including Koblenz, Boppard and Cologne. Ideal for study tours all year round, a school trip to the Rhine and Moselle is the perfect destination for German language groups to enhance classroom-based learning. 

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Flight from Ireland Marksburg Castle Free time exploring the area
2 Full day exploring Cologne - visit the Cathedral, the Chocolate Factory & enjoy a demonstration & tasting Bowling
3 Full day in Cochem for a guided tour of Cochem Castle, ride the Cochem chair lifts & visit Cochem wavepool Guided tour of a local vineyard
4 KD River Cruise on the Rhine. Free time in Rudesheim Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland
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Morning Flight from Ireland
Afternoon Marksburg Castle
Evening Free time exploring the area
Morning Full day exploring Cologne - visit the Cathedral, the Chocolate Factory & enjoy a demonstration & tasting
Afternoon Bowling
Morning Full day in Cochem for a guided tour of Cochem Castle, ride the Cochem chair lifts & visit Cochem wavepool
Afternoon Guided tour of a local vineyard
Morning KD River Cruise on the Rhine. Free time in Rudesheim
Afternoon Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland

On-tour support

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Popular options in Rhine & Moselle

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.


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

Chocolate Museum

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 to take away!

Sports and Olympic Museum, Cologne

Take a guided tour, in German or English, gain an insight into sports history and look at memorabilia. 

Cologne Cruise

Take a panoramic city cruise departing from Cologne old town.


Students 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. 


This enjoyable town experience provides students 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. 


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. 

Siegfried’s Musikkabinett

Housing a wide collection of self-playing and automated musical instruments, this surprising museum in Rüdesheim  is a favourite of many of our groups.


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


This popular town is a favourite for students to explore. 

Marksburg Castle

Fill out our quiz sheets in German as you tour this fabulous medieval castle. 

Burg Eltz Castle

One of the most beautifully preserved castles in Germany.


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 youth 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. 

Hunsrück Railway

Two viaducts, five tunnels and a wonderful view the rail journey Boppard- Buchholz-Emmelshausen taking you through Boppard’s forests is one of the most delightful mountain railway routes in Germany.

Cochem Wave Pool

This aquatic centre has a diving board, a wave pool and a giant 55-metre flume offering plenty of fun pool activities.


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


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

Language Workshops

In a relaxed environment, stuents will take part in speaking and listening sessions with native speakers, greatly enhancing their learning experience. 

Your language workshop is taught by professionals at the language school who are qualified in teaching German as a foreign language. 

The workshops can be tailored to your groups requirements.

Evening activites

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

Educational resources

Free Go Explore journals

We understand that learning resources form an important part of a language tour. Our free Go Explore educational resources are a great tool for pupils to record their language experience and build their confidence when exploring another culture, language and location.

With space to add information, pre-visit notes, a daily journal about what they’ve seen and learnt and space for relevant vocabulary our journals are useful for assisting in controlled assessment preparation and is a valuable memento of time spent abroad.



We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.


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
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