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Three Countries Christmas Markets – Belgium, Germany & Holland

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4 days
From £210 per person - minimum 25 passengers

Festive Break

Christmas Markets in Hasselt in Belgium, Valkenburg in Holland and Aachen in Germany

During this festive tour, enjoy the delights of three different Christmas Markets. Spread across three different countries, each has something different to offer. Head to Hasselt in Belgium to visit Winterland – the town’s delightful Christmas market village! This fairly sizeable market offers a range of stalls and local produce, but also fun activities! There’s a carousel, and furthermore, a large rink for ice skating!

Valkenburg’s Christmas markets are especially interesting, located deep within the town’s underground cave system. The caves are simply stunning, featuring wonderful murals and holding many secrets. The town is also famous for its fascinating castle, which is well worth a visit! The Christmas Village in Aachen exudes festive cheer! Hundreds of little lights illuminate the square, lined with historic buildings. With a glorious Cathedral backdrop, potter amongst the stands in search of the delicious Aachen Printen gingerbread.

This is a fantastic festive tour! Not only is it packed with Christmas markets, but it also takes you to three different countries. Explore the differences in the markets from country to country as well as the different towns. While on this trip, you’ll have the chance to see lots of sights as you absorb festive cheer!


Dates

December 2019


Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Belgium

Travel to Liège and check into your hotel. Spend the evening enjoying the town’s Christmas Markets. Liège boasts the country’s largest and oldest Christmas Village, which has a charming traditional feel. There’s an ice skating rink as well as plenty of food and drink stands and stalls selling Christmas decorations and other seasonal products.

Day 2

Discover Valkenburg

Visit Holland and the famous markets in the caves of Valkenburg. Spend the full day exploring Valkenburg and the magnificent markets held in the underground caves. Drink hot chocolate whilst browsing the stalls and take in the magical location and atmosphere. It is unlike any Christmas Market you have ever seen!

Visitors can easily spend hours exploring the nooks and hidden corners of the caves while being browsing winter clothing and accessories, jewellery, antiques, desserts, cooking utensils and more. Some of the most popular items found at Valkenburg include hand-blown glass ornaments and Belgian chocolates. However, it is the impressive structures of the caves rather than the merchandise that make the event as popular as it is.

The Valkenburg Christmas Markets have an entrance charge, payable locally. 

Day 3

Amazing Aachen

Head over the border into Germany to discover the charming town of Aachen. Enjoy free time exploring the great old town and its cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Still often referred to as Aix-la-Chapelle, after Charlemagne’s great Palatine Chapel, now part of its glorious treasure-filled Cathedral, it is and a ‘must’ for any art-lover. Aachen’s brightly lit Christmas market is set around the cathedral and town hall. This lovingly decorated “Christmas village” on the market square has something for everyone. One local speciality you really must try is the Aachen Printen, a kind of gingerbread.

Day 4

Return to the UK

After breakfast, check out of the hotel before continuing your journey back to the UK by coach, air or train.


Suggested Hotel:

Ramada Plaza Liège City Center ****

This luxury 4 star hotel is located in the historic city centre in a former steel mill. It boasts a restaurant, bar, and terrace overlooking courtyard gardens. The air conditioned bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with hair dryers, WiFi, laptop safes, tea and coffee making facilities and flat screen televisions.

Park Inn by Radisson Hasselt ***

Located in the city centre, the hotel enjoys outstanding city views and a close proximity to Ethias Arena and the beautiful Japanese Garden. Local public transport allows guests to easily access numerous other popular destinations. The contemporary rooms contain a TV, coffee maker and desk. The hotel also features meeting rooms, a fitness room, swimming pool (for an additional fee)m free wifi, a restaurant and bar.


4 day tour Half Twin Single Supplement
2nd & 9th December 2019 From £210.00 per person From £79.00 per person
Price based on exchange rate of £1.00 = €1.120. All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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