Date 05/12/2019 - 09/12/2019
Enjoy the magic of Christmas, the images of times past on a trip to a unique advent atmosphere where numerous wooden chalets and stalls are decorated with their traditional festive trimmings. Taste the Gluhein (mulled wine), eat roast chestnuts and listen to the live music. The Christmas lights abound and fortified by tasty snacks and other treats, shoppers can browse among the myriad of stalls, European Christmas markets give you the ideal opportunity to find those different and unusual gifts for family and friends which you simply cannot find at home.
AACHEN CHRISTMAS MARKET
In Aachen the brightly lit Christmas market is set around the cathedral and town hall. The Aachen Town Hall is transformed into a paradise of lights and colours, festive sounds and seductive smells. One of the local specialities you must really try is the Aachen Printen, a kind of gingerbread.
DUSSELDORF CHRISTMAS MARKET
Düsseldorf’s City Hall will be constituting a magical setting for the Christmas Market. The Christmas market with all its huts modelled in colour and style of the brick building of the renaissance city hall situated at the heart of Düsseldorf’s old town. Mulled wine, hot chocolate, craftmen and craftwomen working with glass blowers and wood turners. While on the square, a lovingly restored almost 100-year old merry-go-round will be the attraction for both young and old. Also, the hand-carved life-sized manger from Bethlehem.
(FULL PASSPORT DETAILS REQUIRED AT TIME OF BOOKING)
Thursday: An early morning departure by coach to Dover for a short sea crossing to Calais then travelling to our hotel being the Mercure Europlatz Hotel, Aachen for 4 nights Bed & Buffet breakfast.
Friday: A day to explore Aachen Markets
Saturday: A day to explore the Dusseldorf Christmas Markets
Sunday: A day wherewe travel into neighbouring Holland to the Christmas market set inside the cave in the town of Valkenberg continuing onwards to the lovely old town of Monchau and its market before returning to our hotel.
Monday: Departing after breakfast we travel for our return sailing from Calais to Dover and onwards to your original departure point.
MERCURE EUROPLATZ, AACHEN ****
The Mercure Europlatz Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Aachen. The hotel offers a La Source restaurant, Mephisto bar, outdoor terrace area and garden. All bedrooms rooms have en suite facilities, Wi-Fi, telephone, safe, minibar & hairdryer. Swimming Pool Lift.
Supplements per person
Single Room £90
Insurance premium £48.50
The price shown is based on Twin/Double accommodation with en-suite facilities, Four Buffet Breakfasts, entrance to Valkenberg Cave, cross channel sailing’s to and from the continent, executive coach travel throughout and all road tolls.