One of the largest and oldest cites in Germany, the charming city of Cologne is where you will get the opportunity to experience real German culture and some tasty local brews that the city is famous for.
Germany's fourth-largest city, founded by the Romans in 38 BC, has a long list of sightseeing attractions, led by its famous Dom or Cathedral whose twin spires dominate the impressive Altstadt or Old Town skyline. The Altstadt is also the best place to sample Kölsch, the refreshing local brew, in beer halls rivalling those in Bavaria in rollicking intensity.
The Rhine panorama of the Old Town with the Cathedral, the Roman church (Great St. Martin) and the historical Town Hall has become quite popular around the world over the years. A stroll through the narrow, coble-stoned alleys will take you back to times long ago. Cologne is a city that likes to have fun, and a huge student population keeps it buzzing and vital. The Kölner themselves are refreshingly relaxed and down-to-earth in how they enjoy their city.
Though by far the most visitors come for the Carnival of Cologne, the biggest street carnival in Germany - You can still witness this wonderful City all throughout the year!
1. Cruises on the River Rhine
2. Phantasialand Theme Park
3. Cologne Chocolate Factory
4. World reknowned modern art and Architecture
5. Authentic German Beer Halls
Arrive at your City Centre Accommodation
Spend the evening to explore the Architecture and surroundings
Wake Up to a Continental Breakfast
Transfer to a Rugby Club in Cologne ahead of your first game
TOUR MATCH ONE
Post Match Reception, Food & Hospitality
Afternoon at Phantasialand Theme Park
Transfer to Local Rugby Club for your Second Tour Match
TOUR MATCH TWO
Post Match Dinner & Hospitality
Germany is a third-tier Rugby Union playing nation. Germany currently plays at the second level of European rugby but has never managed to qualify for the Rugby World Cup. This however does not prevent them from being very accommodating and a great destination to tour.
For those fortunate to live in the North of England, we'll collect you in an executive coach and transfer you to North Shields Ferry Terminal. From here, DFDS Seaways offer daily overnight crossings to Amsterdam. Often sighted as a real highlight of tours to Northern Europe, the DFDS crossing is superb fun.
You'll spend the night in 2-berth and 4-berth Cabins, enjoy an all-you-can-eat dinner & breakfast, enjoy live Music on the Stage and in the Troubadour bar. It may be the highlight of the tour!
On arrival in Holland, you'll be in the destination in no time.
For those in the South, you'll travel by executive coach from your club to Dover Ferry Terminal before sailing to Calais or Dunkirk. A short 90-minute hop over the channel will have you in Belgium in no time at all. Great value for money - the difference in price between staying in the UK & hopping across to Europe is minimal.
Once you're back on land, it is go go go to your location.