Cologne (Köln), Germany's oldest city, is full of history and architecture. Just walking around this city you will stumble across an ancient Roman wall, medieval churches galore, post-war buildings and avant-garde museums and concert halls. Germany's fourth largest city, founded by the Romans in 38 BC, has a long list of sightseeing attractions. For our adult and university groups, the Altstadt is the best place to sample Kölsch, the refreshing local brew, in beer halls rivalling those in Bavaria. The city also has the highest concentration of pubs and clubs per capita in Germany, with a vibrant club scene. There are numerous activities to keep you occupied, whether it is go-karting at the Michael Schumacher Kart and Event Centre (a must do!) or a day’s cruise on the river Rhine while enjoying the stunning landscape of the Rhine Valley. For adult groups, party cruises are also available. Cologne is located near the Belgian border and is between 4 and 5 hours from Calais so it is ideal for groups travelling from the South of England. Germany is an up-and-coming rugby nation and there is an abundance of clubs which are of a good standard and keen to welcome touring sides for a competitive game of rugby. The Cologne Crusaders XV's tournament is held in May every year.
|Day 1||Depart club for Folkestone||Eurotunnel to Calais and transfer to Cologne||
Arrive at your accommodation in central Cologne
Evening free to sample the nightlife
|Day 2||Morning free||Transfer to local rugby club for Match Fixture||Enjoy post match reception and socialising with hosts before a night out in the city|
|Day 3||Day at leisure for own activities||Final night in Cologne|
|Day 4||Depart your accommodation and transfer to Calais for Eurotunnel||Arrive into Folkestone and transfer back home|
A long weekend of rugby in Cologne, Germany.
With its modern, fashionable décor, the recently renovated Köln-Deutz Youth Hostel welcomes increasing numbers of groups each year. Students will mainly be accommodated in four-bedded rooms, all of which are en-suite (there are a few six bedded roomsView More
Youth hostel Köln Riehl is located on the right bank of the river Rhine and is ideal for school groups. It offers 116 rooms with a total of 369 beds. Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. If single rooms are requireView More
The Ibis Köln Centrum is a 2* hotel in the city centre of Cologne.
Groups will stay in air-conditioned rooms sleeping two with Wi-Fi access, desk and TV - including three adapted for persons with limited mobility.
A buffet breakfast i
The Ibis Köln City Messe Arena hotel is in the centre of Cologne, just a few minutes on foot from the old city and easily accessible from the motorway or by public transport. Close to the cathedral, the Exhibition Centre and the KOELNARENA, the recenView More
Next door to the Chocolate Museum, this museum tells the story of the Olympic Games from ancient Greece to the present day and remembers some of Germany's sporting heroes of the past.View More
Köln-Düsseldorfer Line’s river cruises offer a unique perspective on two of Germany’s most scenic river valleys. Most towns and villages along the Rhine and Moselle have a regular service, and it’s possible to hop on and hop off from Cologne all theView More
The Hard Rock Cafe Cologne opened on April 28, 2003 and was a welcome addition to the city. Try it for some tasty American-style food, a cold glass of Kölsch (typical Cologne beer), and the best live music in the city.View More