Germany – the travel destination
Germany is a great place to tour away from the madding crowds. For some reason it is relatively under the radar when it comes to UK school tours, with it just across the border from Holland and France, it is an ideal destination for a road trip.
The traditional rivalry between the UK and Germany always adds a little spice to the matches, yet come the end of the game, the receptions are often legendary! With it being close you can do a quick three or four-day tour to the north, or fly to the south of Germany for a little longer.
SPORTS & SEASONS
Played around areas where the British Army have had an influence over the years – such as Heidelberg and Hannover.
It is growing in popularity and is arguably the best destination to tour in Europe with lacrosse. Standard is slightly lower than that in the UK, but rep sides are available for a proper test. You could also link this with Hungary and make it a good old fashioned road trip.
Excellent hockey at the clubs right across the country – first class facilities and the opportunity to have top class coaching clinics whilst on tour. Tremendous tradition which is sure to inspire your touring party.
Germany is an excellent destination for a football tour with the added bonus of coaching clinics at top club and the chance to watch a Bundesliga match and experience the awesome atmosphere. Girls football is particularly well established and is a good destination for a mixed tour.
Germans place a high priority on structure and punctuality – so don’t be late for your fixture! The old castles along the Rhine are like something from Disney World, only real. Great markets and food to keep you interested!
A sightseeing tour of any city is hugely rewarding – especially in Berlin where “The Wall” once stood – learning about the history between East and West Germany, in what is such recent history, is hard to believe! Cologne Cathedral is awe inspiring and if you get as far down as Bavaria, the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein is a must see.
The hostels that are equally as good as the hotels, which are plentiful and offer excellent half-board options. When staying in the cities it is important to get the right area – having our local knowledge is key!
Combine this destination with:
BELGIUM, FRANCE, NETHERLANDS
HOCKEY, FOOTBALL, LACROSSE, RUGBY, BASKETBALL
Approx flying time from UK:
- Local partners on hand for support whilst on your tour
- 24-hour emergency telephone assistance from the UK
- ATOL protected
Call us for more information to discuss the options available to you!