Cologne, Dusseldorf and Aachen Markets

Christmas market in Aachen
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  • 4 nights, daily breakfast, 3 dinners
  • Explore the festive markets around vibrant Cologne, with the most impressive located in front of the imposing Gothic cathedral
  • Soak up the atmosphere with seasonal sights and aromas at the Dusseldorf markets, and stroll along the bustling Konigsallee
  • Visit historic Aachen and taste the local speciality ‘Aachen Printen’ gingerbread at one of the charming stalls

Join our delightful short break across to Germany, visiting some of the wonderful cities in the Nordrhein Westfalen region, including beautiful Cologne, set alongside the Rhine river.


Cologne Guided City Tour

Uncover Cologne’s greatest sights with a guided city tour, which will see us travelling around Cologne to further explore the area. During the city walk, explore the famous cathedral and the old town, the town hall and the old town with large Romanesque Church of St. Martin. Get a feel for of the city's vibrancy and history as you walk the narrow, cobbled streets of the old town and the busy squares of the old market and the hay market. Our guided tour concludes with a visit inside Cologne Cathedral. The Cathedral is the town's major landmark and the most visited attraction in Germany.

Full Day: Cologne Markets (Included)

The city of Cologne offers six Christmas markets in total, 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'.

En-route: Aachen (Included)

Set around the cathedral and town hall, Aachen’s market square is perfect to feel the magic of the festive season, with the local speciality gingerbread, Aachen Printen, a must to try! Enjoy a stroll through the heart of this historic town.

Full Day: Dusseldorf (Included)

The vibrant city of Dusseldorf has an exciting mix of traditional buildings, modern architecture and interesting museums for us to discover on our visit today. For shopping, head to the popular Konigsallee pedestrianized street or the fashionable Altstadt. Why not enjoy a stroll along the bustling promenade and watch the ships sailing along the Rhine.


Mercure Dusseldorf Kaarst Hotel (primary)

Located in Kaarst, on the outskirts of Dusseldorf, this modern hotel is perfectly placed for us to explore the surrounding cities and offers a welcome retreat after a day sightseeing.

  • Aachen
  • Dusseldorf
  • Europe
  • Cologne
  • Germany
Tour Types
  • Foodie
  • 50 plus
  • City
  • Cultural
  • History
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • UK Coach Departures

Day 1: UK to Kaarst

We travel across to Calais and through northern France into Germany, for our evening arrival in Kaarst, near Dusseldorf, where we stay for three nights.

Day 2: Cologne

Enjoy our full day excursion to the beautiful city of Cologne for chance to explore the seasonal stalls. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3: Dusseldorf

We enjoy the festive markets and shopping in Dusseldorf. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4: Via Aachen to France

We leave Kaarst and travel via Aachen back into France for our final overnight stay (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5: France to UK

We return to Calais, then make our way onward home (Breakfast)

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