Aachen, Cologne and Valkenburg Christmas Markets

Aachen, Cologne and Valkenburg Christmas Markets

Aachen, Cologne and Valkenburg Christmas Markets

5 Days Starting in Aachen, Germany and ending in Valkenburg, Netherlands

Visiting: Aachen, Cologne, Valkenburg

Tour operator:

Shearings

Tour code:

wacm

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

8-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

From:
$745 (USD)

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Tour Overview

Come with us as we discover the delights of Germany’s Christmas markets during this exciting holiday. We’ll take in the festivities found at some of Germany’s best markets, and will be able to enjoy the atmosphere, local delicacies and stalls selling all kinds of gifts while we’re there.

Highlights

  • Come with us as we discover the delights of Germany’s Christmas markets during this exciting holiday.

  • We’ll take in the festivities found at some of Germany’s best markets

  • Enjoy the atmosphere, local delicacies and stalls selling all kinds of gifts while we’re there.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Aachen
Location: Aachen
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: 3-star Hotel Buschausen
Meals Included: No Meals

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service then to Aachen for four nights.

Day 2 : Cologne Markets
Location: Cologne
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: 3-star Hotel Buschausen
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

The city of Cologne offers some enchanting festive stalls, with the market set in front of the imposing cathedral being the most impressive. Beneath the largest Christmas tree in Rhineland, you will find 160 attractively designed pavilions.

Here, you can choose from numerous sweet delicacies, watch artisans at work, and enjoy the 'original Christmas mulled wine'.

Day 3 : Aachen Christmas Market
Location: Aachen
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: 3-star Hotel Buschausen
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Every year four weeks before Christmas the square and streets around Aachen town hall and cathedral are transformed into a paradise of lights and colours, festive sounds and seductive smells. A strong atmosphere of Christmas dominates one of Germany's largest and most beautiful festive markets.

Be sure to try the local speciality gingerbread, Aachen Printen.

Day 4 : Valkenburg Christmas Market
Location: Valkenburg
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: 3-star Hotel Buschausen
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, we head into Holland to the quaint Dutch town of Valkenburg, to the Town Cave (Gemeentegrot); where the wonderful underground Christmas market is the largest and oldest of its kind in Europe.

Enjoy this unique setting as we soak up the seasonal atmosphere and browse the stands. You can also experience the Christmas market in the Velvet Cave (Fluweelengrot- entrance extra approximately €9 per person).

Day 5 : Return Home
Location: Valkenburg
Meals Included: Breakfast

Return home.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Additional Services

    Travel from a wide range of joining points across the UK is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement. Please contact us for our full list of joining points.

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach

  • Porterage at Hotels

What's Not Included

  • Insurance

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Hotel Buschausen in Aachen. This friendly hotel is set in the suburb of Bad Aachen. You are assured of a warm welcome by our hosts, Petra and Roger, who have been accommodating our clients for many years.

Check out our Q&As

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.

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

    Low

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    You can be assured of a high level of service and reliability from our expert-trained coach crews, who will be on hand to assist and escort you along the way

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 6 years or above for UK tours or 8 years or above for European tours

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

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Nov 25, 2024 - Nov 29, 2024
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  • Low Deposit

    Shearings requires a minimum deposit of 75 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of shearings charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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