Holland & German Christmas Markets

Holland & German Christmas Markets

This tour offers a combination of the best of Dutch and German Christmas Markets.

With a visit to Holland’s premier Christmas Market in Valkenburg along with Aachen – one of Germany’s oldest markets, packed with stalls, Maastricht which plays host to its annual ‘Magical Maastricht’, and finally Dusseldorf’s atmospheric Christmas market.

 

Tour highlights

  • Valkenburg Christmas Market

  • Aachen Christmas Market

  • Dusseldorf Christmas Market

  • Maastricht

 

This tour includes Sapphire Star Travel and our door to door home collection.

Day 1

Morning departure from home for travel to Folkestone and late morning tunnel to Calais. We continue our journey through Belgium and Holland to our hotel for 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast.

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Day 2

Day at leisure in Valkenburg with its unusual alternative to the traditional Christmas Market, featuring two separate markets in underground caves. The larger of the caves is situated directly under the town centre and is the spot to buy handcrafted souvenirs and decorations. The smaller and more intimate Velvet Cave is located under the castle ruins and is decorated with impressive murals and sculptures.Day at leisure in Valkenburg with its unusual alternative to the traditional Christmas market, featuring two separate markets in underground caves. The larger of the caves is situated directly under the town centre and is the spot to buy handcrafted souvenirs and decorations. The smaller and more intimate Velvet Cave is located under the castle ruins and is decorated with impressive murals and sculptures.

Note: a small entrance charge to the caves (approx. €5.00) is payable locally.

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Day 3

Today we visit Aachen and Maastricht. Aachen has plenty to offer and its brightly lit Christmas Market is set around the cathedral and town hall. This afternoon we visit Maastricht where the Vrijthof is transformed into a festive square with a Christmas market, ice rink, ferris wheel, carousel and a variety of other seasonal attractions. Over 50 stalls will offer seasonal food and drink as well as Christmas gifts. We make the short journey back to Valkenburg in time for evening meal.

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Day 4

After breakfast we journey across the German border to Dusseldorf. Here we spend a full day at the annual Christmas market. Experience festively decorated huts at numerous unique Christmas markets throughout the city centre. Discover all kinds of Christmas delights, from Christmas tree decorations, distinguished handcrafts and plenty of tasty seasonal treats.

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Day 5

We depart our hotel after breakfast and travel to Calais for the Eurotunnel to Calais returning to East Anglia late evening where our door to door service will be waiting to take you home.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Hotel Walram, Valkenburg

 

The Hotel Walram was originally built as a farm during the 18th Century, built on remains of the city walls and has been a hotel since 1920. It is renowned for its special atmosphere with a unique ambiance of nostalgia and modernity, making everyone feel at home. All bedrooms are en suite. The hotel has a bar, lounge, restaurant, spa, sauna and swimming pool. A lift serves most floors.

 

www.hotelwalram.com

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Harleston Duke William Harleston Duke William Public House
Ipswich Village Car Park Ipswich, Village Car Park, West End Road,
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, Junction Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favourites

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