Get into the festive spirit with a trip to Aachen, Valkenburg and Cologne*, as you enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas of the Christmas markets.
The Netherlands shine bright in the build up to Christmas! Join us as we travel by coach to the cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam on this sparkling festive holiday. Every December Amsterdam explodes into a feast of light and colour, as artists, architects and designers from all over the world bring their light artworks alive during this spectacular festival. This magical tour combines this bewitching light display with wonderful Dutch delights, famous museums and pretty canals crossed with hump-backed bridges.
Enjoy the beauty of Belgium at Christmastime as we head to Brussels and Valkenburg Christmas Markets. Begin in the heart of Europe with a day to wander around the festive delights of the Brussels Christmas Markets. From the Grand Place to the Brussels artists' markets, there’s plenty to see and do in the Belgian capital. Then, moving on to the rather unique Christmas markets of Valkenburg, head into the Municipal caves for festivities underground. With the air turned sweet by the smells of Christmas treats, this is one Christmas holiday you won’t want to miss.
Enjoy a magical Christmas and experience the highlights of Holland, on this fully escorted coach holiday. On Christmas Eve, we spend time in the amazing Amsterdam, where guests can experience the special atmosphere and witness the many spectacular sights, from the quaint canals to the 17th century merchant houses. On Christmas day, why not join us as we visit Oudenbosch and Bergen Op Zoom, where you could see some wonderful architecture before returning to the hotel to enjoy a delightful dinner dance. Before we return home, we spend Boxing Day morning seeing the Hague and the seaside town of Scheveningen, in the afternoon we also offer guests the opportunity to visit the charming town of Delft. All making for a memorable Christmas experience.
Experience a Dutch Christmas and join us on a Christmas break by coach to Valkenburg. From our base in Valkenburg, we offer excursions to amazing Aachen and the Rhine and Moselle Valleys. We spend Christmas Eve in Aachen, where you can roam the streets and visit the spectacular cathedral to get you in the festive spirit. On Christmas Day, enjoy a delicious turkey lunch, then in the afternoon, why not visit Monschau, where you can rebuild your appetite ahead of dinner and dancing back at the hotel. Finally, we spend Boxing Day relaxing and enjoying the stunning scenery of the Rhine and Moselle Valleys, all making for a magical Christmas holiday.
Enjoy a short break by coach combining Germany’s Cologne and Monschau, with the Dutch town of Valkenburg, from our base in the delightful Hasselt in Belgium. The tour begins with a full day visit to the German city of Cologne. Set on the River Rhine, the 2000 year old city houses amazing architecture, make sure you pay a visit to the gothic Dom with its famous twin spires. We then pass through the Eifel Hills into the German town of Monschau, where we’re greeted with half-timbered houses and welcoming taverns. Crossing the border into Holland, spend time exploring the quaint, cobbled alleyways of Valkenburg, a Dutch hidden gem. You’ll not want to miss this tremendous Twixmas holiday!
Following in the footsteps of Vermeer and Rembrandt, you’ll visit the atmospheric childhood towns of Delft and Leiden which inspired these great painters along with world class galleries such as the Mauritshuis in The Hague and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, as well as the lovely towns of Haarlem, Utrecht and Gouda.
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