Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Valkenburg, The Netherlands
Valkenburg – Three Countries Corner
Valkenburg; perfect base to discover Belgium, Holland & Germany
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. As well as this, enjoy the rolling hills of South Limburg on the magnificent South Limburg Steam Train. 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 the oldest tourist centre in the Netherlands, Valkenburg itself boasts many attractions including the famous castle, museums, marlstone caves, chair lift, and a great collection of shops, street cafés and restaurants.
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The Hotel Walram nestles in the midst of this beautiful scenery. This former 18th century farmhouse is now a modern hotel with attractive rooms. This hotel also offers a number of packages throughout all the seasons. You’ll have an incredible time! Spend some quality time with your group enjoying dinners, music and dancing together. So enjoy the free bar as well as the live music and enquire for more details for particular dates.
Dates throughout 2022 & 2023
Welcome to Valkenburg
Take a short sea crossing to Calais and travel to the Netherlands. After settling into your room, head down to the restaurant for dinner.
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. A visit to these caves, which are home to the Christmas markets each November and December, is highly recommended. Above ground investigate the castle ruins and many shops, bars, cafés and restaurants.
The southernmost city in the Netherlands, Maastricht is also known as the ‘Paris of the Benelux’. Enjoy an optional guided walking tour which will show you around the prettiest parts of the old city centre. You will see the Stokstraat Quarter, the Basilica of Our Lady, the Ramparts and the parks plus much more. 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, we enjoy a sightseeing river cruise for an alternative view of the city.
Three Countries, 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 cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Moving on, we drive through the stunning scenery of the Eiffel Mountains on our way to the picturesque village of Monschau. We spend some free time exploring this town, famous for its half-timbered buildings overlooked by a medieval castle, before returning to Valkenburg.
Today, you’ll leave the Hotel Walram. Head back to Calais for your return ferry crossing and continue through the UK to your local area.
South Limburg Steam Train
Why not enjoy a Steam train ride through the rolling hills of South Limburg. Normally we include a return journey to Simpelveld where there is a museum that you visit. Optional lunches can be booked in Simpelveld before your return journey back to Valkenburg.
Hotel Walram, Valkenburg ***
Inspected by Greatdays Staff in December 2019
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.
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|5 days||Half Twin||Single Supplement|
|Dates throughout 2022||From £239.00 per person||From £79.00 per person|
|Dates throughout 2023||On Request||On request|