Christmas Markets tour to Cologne by coach: 3 days, 2 nights

Your Christmas Markets tour to Cologne will immerse your students in German Christmas traditions and is a wonderful opportunity for cross-curricular learning.

Suggested itinerary

Day one
Depart from school by coach
Connect with channel crossing
Arrive at accommodation

Day two
Explore a choice of Christmas markets
Possibilities include Koblenz (Rhine), Cochem (Moselle), Cologne, and Aachen.

Day three
Depart accommodation
Explore Cologne on foot
Connect with channel crossing
Arrive back in the UK

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Excursion Ideas

  • Cologne

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: Cologne is Germany’s fourth-largest city and is located on both sides of the Rhine River. There is much to see and we would recommend a walking tour of the city’s famous and beautiful Gothic Cathedral and the charming historical Old Town. Many sights are concentrated within a square kilometre of the Cathedral, the town hall and the old town with the Romanesque church of Groß St. Martin. Explore the narrow, cobble-stoned alleys of the Old Town and the busy squares like the Roncalliplatz, the Heumarkt or the Alter Markt.
    Select says: You can also discover many monuments and fountains in Cologne’s Old Town, including the Heinzelmännchen fountain, home of the Cologne elves who legend says did all the work for the people of Cologne during the night, so that they could be lazy during the day.

Christmas Markets trip to Cologne by coach: 3 days, 2 nights Accommodation

A&O Koln Neumarkt

Our rating:

Location: Cologne

Capacity: 550

Located 2km from the city centre with shops within walking distance.

Rooms: Rooms: All rooms have en-suite facilities.

Facilities: Facilities: Breakfast room, 24 hour reception, Free Wi-Fi, table football and billiards.

JH Köln-Deutz

Our rating:

Location: Cologne

Capacity: 506

A centrally located hotel within the city, modern, comfortable but still favourable accommodation, is absolutely right with us. The rooms are bright and optimally equipped.

Rooms: 6 six-bed rooms, 72 four-bed rooms, 71 double-bed rooms, 8 family rooms, 8 accessible rooms

Facilities: 8 conference rooms, bistro, communal room with large screen TV, laundrette