A fantastic Christmas Markets tour, this trip visits Christmas Markets in three different countries! Based in Liege you will have time to explore the city and the Christmas Markets dotted around the many squares. We will cross the border into Aachen to visit the markets in the shadow of the grand Aachen Cathedral. A highlight of the tour will be visiting Valkenburg, a beautiful town in Holland famous for its underground Christmas Markets housed in the caves underneath the town. We will also spend the evening here to enjoy the Christmas Parade!
Enjoy a half day visit to Maastricht to visit its Christmas Markets. Visit the stalls offering all kinds of festive goodies, see the ice rink on Vrijthof Square or see the sea of lights from the top of the Ferris wheel.
There are a number of markets dotted across the city with the main square housing the biggest including the ferris wheel. Over the last 31 years, the Christmas Village of Liège has carved out the role of being the top Christmas market in Belgium, thanks to its scale, its duration and its atmosphere. The 200 chalets attract an estimated two million visitors to Liège every year.
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.
Visit the quaint Dutch town of Valkenburg, 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. This evening we will watch the enchanting Christmas Parade as it winds its way through the town.
The Mercure Liege City Centre offers comfortable accommodation in a beautifully converted 17th-century convent located on the banks of the river La Meuse, near the historical centre of Liege.
Day 1: Arrive in Liege
We depart the UK and continue to our hotel in Liege. (Dinner)
Day 2: Liege
We spend the day enjoying our host city of Liege which is home to different Christmas Markets dotted around the city. The ‘Village du Noel’ is Belgium’s largest Christmas Market and housed on the main square in Liege. Discover a variety of stalls selling traditional food and drink and festive souvenirs. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 3: Aachen
Today we enjoy a trip across the German border to Aachen to visit the Christmas Market in the shadows of the Cathedral. Try the famous Aachener Printen, a famous local gingerbread. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4: Valkenburg:
You have free time in Liege this morning visiting the remainder of the Christmas Markets before we enjoy lunch in the hotel instead of dinner. After lunch we cross the border into Holland to visit Valkenburg. The Christmas Markets are held in the limestone caves underneath the town making it a magical experience. The town of Valkenburg itself is a great destination with many shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy a winter warming hot chocolate and more. This evening we stay in Valkenburg to witness the Christmas Parade held every Saturday and Wednesday. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 5: Return to UK
Full of festive cheer, we depart Liege and return to the UK and continue our journey home. (Breakfast)
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