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Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Valkenburg, The Netherlands

Valkenburg and Three Countries Corner

  • Valkenburg, Netherlands

    Valkenburg, Netherlands
  • Valkenburg, Netherlands

    Holland, Netherlands, Valkenburg
  • Maastricht Town Hall

    Netherlands - Maastricht Town Hall
5 day tour
From £345 per person - minimum 25 passengers

Valkenburg is located in the South Limburg part of Holland, famous for its beautiful undulating scenery and pretty villages. As the oldest tourist centre in the Netherlands, Valkenburg itself boasts many attractions. These include the famous castle, museums and marlstone caves. There is also a great collection of shops, street cafés and restaurants. Due to its location, Valkenburg provides a great base for this three country tour which includes the wonderful cities of Aachen and Maastricht and the picturesque town of Monschau as well as the stunning scenery of the Eifel National Park.


Autumn 2024 and June and September 2025

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to Valkenburg

Take a short sea crossing to Calais and travel to Valkenburg in Holland for the next 4 nights.  After settling into your room, head down to the restaurant for dinner or, if time allows, take a stroll into the town centre which is near to the hotel.

Day 2

Valkenburg at leisure

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 caves beneath the town.  Visit the beautiful Municipal Cave where you will board an underground train to explore the beautiful wall paintings, marl sculptures and hear about the history of the cave with English commentary.

Alternatively, take a walking tour of the Velvet Cave** and visit the castle or explore the town with its abundance of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.

**These caves are used for the annual Christmas markets which are very unique.


Day 3

Maastricht and River Cruise

The southernmost city in the Netherlands, Maastricht is also known as the ‘Paris of the Benelux’. Meet up with a local guide for a walking tour which will show you around the prettiest parts of the old city centre. You will see the Town Hall on the Markt**, Stokstraat Quarter, the Basilica of Our Lady, the Ramparts and the parks plus much more.  After the tour perhaps take some time out to explore the network of underground passageways and vaults beneath the city. This is where a large number of the Netherlands’ treasured artworks were safeguarded during World War II.  In the afternoon, enjoy a cruise on the River Meuse for an alternative view of the city.

On the return journey to Valkenburg an optional recommended stop can be made at the Netherlands American War Cemetery with over 8000 graves, a tall chapel tower, immaculate gardens, reflecting pool and statues.

**Market days are usually Wednesday and Friday subject to confirmation.

Day 4

Three Countries Point, Aachen and the Eiffel Mountains

Enjoy an excursion to the three countries ‘meeting point’, where Belgium, Holland and Germany come together. Continue to Aachen and enjoy some free time exploring the great old town and its landmark cathedral which is a dedicated UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Town Hall and the Elisenbrunnen Fountain. (Optional guided walking tours available).  Don’t forget to try the local spiced gingerbread known as ‘Aachener Printen’ or the ‘Rice Cake’, a light yeast dough filled with sweet and creamy rice.

Continue through the stunning scenery of the Eifel Mountains on the way to the picturesque village of Monschau, overlooked by the turreted Monschau Castle.  Spend some free time exploring this town, famous for its half-timbered buildings and cobbled streets.  Perhaps visit the Red House Museum, built in 1752 with lavish furnishings or Monschau Glass Works which is a fascinating place to watch expert glassblowing demonstrations.  Monschau is also famous for its mustard and you can taste and purchase produce at the Mustard Mill.  Alternatively, there is the option to take a cruise on the Rursee and see the surrounding scenery of the Eifel National Park.

Return to Valkenburg for your final evening.

Day 5

Return to the UK

Drive to Calais for the short sea ferry crossing to the UK.

Optional Extra Day

South Limburg Steam Train

Why not enjoy a nostalgic Steam train ride through the rolling hills of South Limburg on the Miljoenenlijn.  Several options are available, one-way journeys or return journeys, some routes can start and end in Valkenburg.  But we recommend a return journey from Simpelvald where there is a museum to visit and optional lunches can be arranged.  Please note that the train only carries 5 carriages so can get booked up fairly quickly.

Suggested hotel

Hotel Walram, Valkenburg ***

Inspected by Greatdays Staff in September 2023

Located only two minutes walk to the town centre, on the banks of the River Geul this highly recommended hotel has coach parking close by. The hotel has a lift, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, sauna and solarium. Rooms have en-suite facilities, TV, hairdryer and telephone.



Dutch Bulbfields and Royal Gardens


Hotel Walram
Half Twin Single Supplement
2024 dates £345.00 per person Price on request
02 June & 08 September 2025 £389.00 per person Price on request


Price based on exchange rate of £1.00 = €1.16. Other listed dates may vary. 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: 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

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