Cultural/MFL tour to Rhineland by coach: 5 days, 4 nights

The Rhineland region is a beautiful area full of history, charm and culture. It provides a superb selection of excursions with its Gothic churches, historic castles and towns including Cologne, Koblenz and Boppard. A great choice for a language and cultural tour.

Suggested itinerary

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

Day two
Free time to explore Koblenz on foot
Marksburg Castle

Day three
Boppard town
Boppard chairlift
River cruise
Visit Siegfried’s Mechanisches Musikkabinett

Day four
Phantasialand

Day five
Depart accommodation
Stop in Cologne
Connect with channel crossing
Arrive back in the UK

Tour gallery

Excursion locator map

Excursion Ideas

  • Marksburg Castle

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: Marksburg Castle is situated on a hill above the town of Braubach on the Rhine’s right bank. There is much to see here including four gates, the gothic Great Hall, a central keep, the beautifully painted walls of the chapel tower and a unique medieval herb garden. The castle also contains some fascinating artefacts from the Middle Ages. It is possible to pre-book guided tours which take about 50 minutes.
    Select says: Students may like to visit the armoury room (the Rüstkammer) which contains a fantastic collection of armour from 600 BC to 1500 AC.

  • Boppard chairlift

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: For the best view of the largest bend on the Rhine, take a trip on the chairlift from Mühltal to Gedeonseck. There are breath-taking views of Boppard and the meandering River Rhine.
    Select says: It’s also lovely to take a little time at the top for a walk. Weather permitting, eat your packed lunch while enjoying the magnificent views.

  • Rhine River Cruise

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: The river cruise takes you past medieval castles and picturesque villages – discover magnificent scenery and beautiful vineyards.
    Select says: Most tours are accompanied with running commentary in English.

  • Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkakinet

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: In the former wine cellar of a 15th Century city manor house on a back street in Rudesheim am Rhein, is the charming Siegfried’s Mechanisches Musikkabinett mechanical music box museum, a wondrous and entertaining ode to the art of mechanised music. A fun and often surprising collection of 18th and 19th century mechanical musical instruments that play themselves as you’re shown around.
    Select says: Students will be fascinated by the amazing band of 27 automated animal and human dolls all playing different instruments.

  • Phantasialand

    Subject range: MFL, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: This is the largest theme park in Germany. There are six themed zones to explore at this park: Fantasy, Deep in Africa, Berlin, Mystery, Mexico and China Town. Visit the Mystery Castle or marvel at the Chinese acrobats. The entrance includes a snack pack for students.
    Select says: For adrenaline thrills try the Black Mamba ride or Colorado Adventure – a mine train roller coaster. Find out more about Phantasialand here.

  • 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.

Cultural/MFL trip to Rhineland by coach: 5 days, 4 nights Accommodation

Hotel Rheinlust

Our rating:

Location: Boppard

Capacity: 80

This centrally located hotel in Boppard has a family-friendly atmosphere which makes it a good choice for school groups. It is located on the Rhine promenade, with views onto the River Rheine.

Rooms: Rooms: All with en-suite facilities.

Facilities: Facilities: Wi-fi, 24 hour front desk, shared lounge/tv area, bar, restaurant.

Hotel Bergschlösschen

Our rating:

Location: Mühltal of Boppard

Capacity: 95

Situated in a green and quiet area about 800 metres from the city centre.

Rooms: Rooms: 24 comfortable rooms with shower, hair dryer, LCD TV, sleeping 2, 3, 4, and 5-people and a 6-person floor with a triple, double and single room. This floor has a separate toilet and a separate shower.

Facilities: Facilities: bar, non-smoking, wireless Internet is available in the public area.