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.
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.
Today we visit the charming university city of Maastricht, on the southern tip of the Netherlands. Take in the beautiful medieval architecture and enjoy as stroll through the charming streets of the cobbled old town, with its historic basilica and the Gothic-style church Sint Janskerk. On the banks of the Maas River, bisecting the city, you can also see the futuristic-looking Bonnefanten art museum.
Enjoy a guided tour of Valkenburg on the tourist train, visiting the main sights in the town.
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.
Enjoy a journey through the hills of South Limburg on board an old fashioned steam train.
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