Valkenburg, Aachen and Monschau - Solo Traveller

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  • Stay in the centre of the beautiful Dutch town of Valkenburg
  • Full day excursion to the German towns of Aachen and Monschau
  • Enjoy a full day in marvellous Maastricht

Valkenburg is a beautiful town in Holland and provides the perfect base for this tour, close to cities such as Maastricht and only a short drive from Aachen and Monschau in Germany. We will also explore Valkenburg famous for its underground caves and castle perched above the town.

 

Accommodation

Hotel Walram (primary)

A great hotel located on a quiet square on the banks of the river “De Geul”. The town centre with a host of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants is only 2 minutes walk from the hotel.

Excursions

Valkenburg Tourist Train

Enjoy a guided tour of Valkenburg on the tourist train, visiting the main sights in the town.


Half Day: 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.


Full Day: Aachen and Monschau (Included)

Cross the border into Germany and visit Aachen. Enjoy some free time exploring the great old town and its cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Moving on, drive through the stunning scenery of the Eiffel Mountains before spending some time in the picturesque village of Monschau, famous for its half-timbered buildings overlooked by a medieval castle, before returning to Valkenburg.


South Limburg Steam Train

Enjoy a journey through the hills of South Limburg on board an old fashioned steam train.

Destinations
  • Netherlands
  • Valkenburg
  • Germany
  • Aachen
  • Monschau
  • Maastricht
  • Europe
Tour Types
  • Cultural
  • City
  • Shopping
  • UK Coach Departures
Departure Points
  • South East
  • East Midlands
  • Yorkshire & Humberside
  • North East
  • North West & North Wales
  • West Midlands
  • South West


Day 1: UK to Valkenburg

From your departure point travel to Hythe Interchange (Stop 24) and join your main tour coach for the channel crossing to Calais. We then continue our journey to the Hotel Walram in the centre of Valkenburg. (Dinner)



Day 2: Valkenburg

Valkenburg, sometimes called ‘Marlstone Town’ because of the lime found in the soil and the soft yellow marlstone which has, since Roman times, been quarried as building material. As a result, there is now a network of over 150 miles of underground corridors beneath the town. A visit to these caves is highly recommended. There is plenty to keep you occupied above ground as well, such as the castle ruins and many shops, bars, cafés and restaurants. (Breakfast, Dinner)



Day 3: Aachen and Monschau

Today we make a great excursion into Germany, firstly stopping in Aachen where you have time to explore the stunning old town with its famous cathedral. We continue through the fantastic countryside of the Eiffel Mountains to the small town of Monschau. The town is famous for its half-timbered buildings and overlooked by a medieval castle. (Breakfast, Dinner)



Day 4: Maastricht

Today we make the short journey to Maastricht.  Visit the prettiest parts of the old city centre including the Stokstraat Quarter, the Basilica of Our Lady, the Ramparts and the parks plus much more. Take some time out to explore the network of underground passageways and vaults beneath the city where a large part of the Netherlands’ art treasures were safeguarded during World War II. (Breakfast, Dinner)



Day 5: Valkenburg to UK

On the last day of our holiday, we travel to Calais for our Channel crossing and onward journey home. (Breakfast)

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

Dates Price Single Availability
27-Sep-2020 for 4 Nights Visit Website

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