Christmas in Aachen

Aachen Dom Cathedral
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Treat yourself to a very special Christmas this year, celebrating in style on a relaxing break to Germany. You'll enjoy tasty meals and comfortable accommodation at your hotel, plus delightful sightseeing excursions.


Hotel Buschhausen (primary)

This friendly hotel is set in a quiet location 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.


Full Day: Cologne (Included)

We visit Cologne with its historic old town and many shops, cafes and restaurants. Do not miss the spectacular Gothic cathedral which dominates the cityscape, as both the exterior and interior of this striking building are breathtakingly beautiful. You may also enjoy a stroll along the riverside promenade, or for shopping, visit the pedestrianised Konigsallee.

Maastricht (Included)

Discover the charming city of Maastricht in Holland, with its charming cobbled old town, dominated by the Gothic style church of Sint Janskerk. Look out as well for the futuristic Bonnefanten art museum, which is set on the banks of the Maas River.


We’ll head into the scenic Eiffel region to visit the historic town of Monschau today. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the winding alleys and take in the beautiful half-timbered houses that are traditional in Germany.

Valkenburg (Included)

We spend time exploring the friendly Dutch town of Valkenburg, known for its charming town centres and historical chalk houses (known locally as mergel). Enjoy time at leisure to admire the town's many sights, such as the ruins of Valkenburg Castle, a number of beautiful churches and its many historical buildings.   

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Day One - UK to Germany We cross to France then continue into Germany for our late arrival at the hotel.

Day Two - Cologne Following breakfast, we visit the vibrant city of Cologne. On return to the hotel we enjoy dinner this evening. (B,D)

Day Three - Christmas Eve Today is at your leisure, or you may join our optional a trip to visit charming Monschau. Later this afternoon our hotel will host tea/coffee with traditional 'Aachen Gingerbread'. This evening we enjoy a four-course Christmas Eve dinner. (B,D)

Day Four - Christmas

Day Enjoy breakfast, before the morning at leisure. Later on, we will take an excursion to Maastricht, after which we'll enjoy a glass of mulled wine upon our return to the hotel. We then sit down to a traditional turkey Christmas dinner and celebrate with a Christmas party. (B,D)

Day Five - Boxing

Day After breakfast, we visit the Dutch town of Valkenburg, then return to Aachen for dinner and bowling this evening. (B,D)

Day Six - Germany to UK Its time to say goodbye as we head back to Calais and continue home. (B,D)

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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22-Dec-2019 for 5 Nights Visit Website

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