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Valkenburg Christmas Market, Aachen & Cologne

Valkenburg in The Netherlands is a delightful little hill town built around a romantic ruined castle.

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The Christmas market takes place in beautifully lit old caves which run underneath the town. The largest, oldest and most visited underground Christmas market in Europe, be immersed a paradise of lights and colours, festive sounds and seductive smells.

 

At a glance:

  • Valkenburg Christmas market

  • Aachen

  • Cologne

  • Welcome drink

  • Small box of chocolates in room

  • Visit from Father Christmas

  • Gala night with live entertainment

  • Home pick up

 

This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.

 

Please note: at time of publication, not all Christmas events have been confirmed and may be subject to change. There will be no Christmas market in Aachen or Cologne during the dates of this tour.

 

Day 1

Following collection from home, travel to Folkestone for the Eurotunnel to Calais. Continue through Belgium and into Holland, arriving at the Hotel Walram to be greeted with a welcome drink before dinner and the four night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.

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Day 2

Travel to Aachen, a German spa city full of beautiful fountains to discover. After Aachen there will be a visit to Monschau, located on the river below the Eifel Hills. There will be a complimentary drink with dinner in the evening and a visit from Father Christmas. Please note: there will be no Christmas Market in Aachen.

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Day 3

Enjoy a day at leisure in Valkenburg with its unusual alternative to the traditional Christmas market, featuring two separate markets in underground caves. The larger of the caves is situated directly under the town centre and is the spot to buy handcrafted souvenirs and decorations. The smaller and more intimate Velvet Cave is located under the castle ruins and is decorated with impressive murals and sculptures. This evening is a music night with a four course turkey dinner and complimentary drink.

B, D

Day 4

Journey to Cologne, a 2,000 year old German city. Back at the hotel it’s the final meal, a four course gala dinner with local entertainment. Please note: there will be no Christmas Market in Cologne.

B, D

Day 5

Depart Valkenburg and return to Calais for the Eurotunnel transfer to Folkestone, returning to East Anglia by mid evening where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Hotel Walram, Valkenburg

 

The Hotel Walram was originally built as a farm during the 18th Century on remains of the city walls and has been a hotel since 1920.

 

The hotel has a lift.

 

www.hotelwalram.nl

 

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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