Andre Rieu Christmas Concert in Maastricht by Eurostar - 4 days

Andre Rieu Christmas Concert in Maastricht by Eurostar - 4 days

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Andre Rieu Christmas Concert in Maastricht by Eurostar - 4 days

4 Days Starting and ending in Brussels, Belgium

Visiting: Brussels, Eindhoven, Maastricht, Aachen

Tour operator:

Newmarket Holidays

Tour code:

99638

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

21 - 45

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

21-99

Special diets catered:

Please advise requests

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

History, Music

Activities:

Rail Excursion, Walking

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Tour Overview

Join the Waltz King and his Johann Strauss Orchestra in Maastricht this December, for a very special Christmas concert in a wonderful 'Winter Palace' at the Maastricht Exhibition and Concert Centre. Take your seat for an extraordinary and unmissable night of musical entertainment with a festive theme, and spend lazy days exploring the Christmas Markets of Maastricht and Aachen on this wonderful festive concert break. The advertised price includes a 65€ face-value, CAT 5 seated ticket. Upgrades to 75€ face-value CAT 4, 85€ face-value CAT 3, 95€ face-value CAT 2, 115€ face-value CAT 1, and 135€ face-value Premium tickets are available for supplements. Please note this is an indoor concert with floor and tiered seating.

Highlights

  • See André Rieu perform live, in his hometown, at Christmas

  • The chance to explore Maastricht's Christmas Market

  • Visit Aachen's world-famous Christmas Market

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Eurostar Travel To Brussels
Location: Brussels, Eindhoven
Accommodation: Hotel

Leave London St Pancras by Eurostar in the morning or early afternoon. Upon arrival in Brussels, meet your tour manager and transfer to your hotel. You're then free to relax for the rest of the day.

Day 2 : André Rieu Concert And Maastricht Christmas Market
Location: Maastricht
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we'll head to beautiful, historic Maastricht. Leaving the hotel at around midday, we will arrive in André's hometown with plenty of time to spare before this evening's concert. Stroll the delightful, pedestrianised cobbled streets around Vrijthof Square, where you'll find Maastricht's Christmas Market, or simply relax in one of the city's attractive cafes and bars. In the early evening, our coach will transfer you to the MECC for the highlight of your break – André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra in concert. The Centre will be transformed for the concert, becoming a magnificent Winter Palace with chandeliers, Christmas trees, ice skaters, dancers, performers in traditional costume and a Christmas market. Take in the stunning spectacle, and enjoy wonderful music from André's repertoire of waltzes, classics, operatic themes and music from well-loved films and musicals. You can expect some beautiful Christmas carols, too! After this not-to-be-missed experience, our coach will return you to your hotel.

Day 3 : Included Aachen Christmas Market Day Trip
Location: Aachen
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

After a relaxed morning, today, you'll cross the border into Germany for a visit to Aachen. Here you'll discover one of Germany’s oldest and most traditional markets, laid out in the streets and squares around the city's cathedral and town hall. Keep warm with a mug of glühwein, and treat yourself to the traditional festive flavours of gingerbread and marzipan bread as you wander the bustling market stalls.

Day 4 : Travel Home By Eurostar
Location: Eindhoven, Brussels
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, return to Brussels to board your Eurostar train home (which will depart in the afternoon or early evening), taking with you the memories of a wonderful concert break.

What's Included

  • A 65€ face-value, seated ticket to see André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra live at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition and Concert Centre) – upgrades available

  • A visit to Maastricht

  • A visit to Aachen Christmas Market

  • Three nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation in a four-star standard hotel in the Eindhoven area

  • Return Eurostar rail travel from London St Pancras to Brussels

  • Coach travel throughout, including hotel and venue transfers

  • The services of a friendly tour manager

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from Brussels Midi Station to your hotel in the Eindhoven area is approximately one hour 40 minutes.

Concert information

Please note that this is an indoor concert, which will start at approximately 8pm and finish at about 10.45pm. Afterwards our coach will return you to the hotel, arriving at around 1am. It will be necessary to walk between the coach drop-off/pick-up points and the concert venue. Your show/event ticket(s) will be given to you by your tour manager on the day.

Eurostar timings

At this time, exact outbound and inbound departure times have not been confirmed. Times shown are our best estimate based on current information. You can choose to depart from London St Pancras. Final times will be confirmed to you in your Final Travel Documents though we will make every effort to secure timings close to those indicated on your booking. Please ensure that you allow sufficient time to check-in and pass through the security checks and remember that you will need a valid passport in order to travel.

Passport and ID documentation

Please note you will be asked to supply passport details for each passenger at the time of booking or as soon thereafter.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged.

Travelling to Europe after Brexit

New rules apply when travelling to European Union countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. Note that these new rules do NOT apply when travelling within the United Kingdom or to the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You do require government issued ID when travelling by air though.
Passport - British passport holders need to have at least six months validity left on their passport and it needs to be less than ten years old; passports which have a longer validity than ten years are not valid for travel once the tenth anniversary of issue has passed. These rules do not apply to travel to Ireland where you can continue to use your passport as long as it’s valid for the length of your stay.
Visa - If you’re a tourist, you do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period. Different rules will apply to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania; if you visit these countries, visits to other EU countries will not count towards the 90-day total. Travel to Ireland will not change and stays there will not count towards the 90-day total.
European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Towards the end of 2022, it is likely that non EU citizens will be required to apply online for an authorisation to visit most European countries. The current details suggest there will be a charge of €7 per person and the authorisation will be valid for all trips made to the EU in a three year period from issue. We will advise you of confirmed details prior to your tour’s departure.
Border Control - At border control, you may need to show proof of your return journey - your travel documentation issued by us will be sufficient for this. You will also need to use separate lanes from EU, EEA and Swiss citizens if manual checks are required.
Healthcare Cover - You should always get appropriate travel insurance with healthcare cover before you go abroad which covers pre-existing conditions. You should understand the terms and conditions of your travel insurance and be happy with its cover for healthcare and travel disruption. Newmarket sell a comprehensive travel insurance policy. Ask our travel consultants for more information. You should also apply for a UK Global Heath Insurance Card (GHIC) which lets you get urgent state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. Note GHIC is only valid in EU countries and not in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
Mobile Roaming - Roaming charges have been re-introduced by some UK providers when visiting the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Prior to travel, please do check with your phone operator for the most up to date information.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1983

  • Vaccination Requirements

    Your health and safety are pivotal to our operations, and every customer travelling on a tour with us must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Fully vaccinated means that you have had the full course of an approved vaccine a minimum of 14 days prior to your holiday. We also recommend that you travel with proof that you’ve been fully vaccinated.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Our company’s mission is to enrich lives and improve wellbeing through travel. A big part of that is ‘Travel for Good’. Our ‘Travel for Good’ hub is our first step in a long journey to reduce carbon, offset anything we produce as a company and travel without harming the planet or the people of the destinations we go to.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

  • Fitness to Travel

    We strive to give all our customers full care and attention, but we do need to know at the time of booking if there are any special needs or requirements. It is particularly important that we are advised of any disabilities and also if you intend to bring any specialist equipment such as a wheelchair with you. Please make sure that you make us aware of any requirements.

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04-Jan-2023

I tried to book myself on line for an Andre Rieu concert in Vienna but I didn’t manage to complete the booking. I rang the next day & spoke to Sharon who was very helpful. I am a 76 year old pensioner & not totally au fa with the internet. However, Sharon went through it step by step & I felt more confident. She completed the booking for me & said she would also send a paper copy.

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This is the third holiday I have taken…

05-Nov-2021

This is the third holiday I have taken with Newmarket Holidays. They made it easy to change from the Holiday I originally booked to one in the UK. The tour leader was excellent as was our driver, both of whom went the extra mile to ensure we had a lovely holiday. There were difficulties at the hotel due to COVID but we were made very welcome and the staff went out of their way to help us. So I have no complaint about Newmarket's choice of hotel. I am a single traveller and normally do not like to travel in groups but the laidback atmosphere of Newmarket Holidays is fine.

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