It is time to plan for a special Christmas experience! This year I want to make it even more special, we will go on a X’mas Market Hopping Tour! Our first stop is a Magical Weekend Christmas Markets Hopping Tour to Southern Limburg in Netherlands Maastricht & Valkenburg and Aachen & Köln (Cologne), Germany!
4 Cities, 4 X’mas Markets, across 3 Countries all in 1 Weekend !!
Valkenburg X’mas Market
The largest and oldest underground Christmas Market in Europe- Cave of Valkenburg aan de Geul. Discover the world of magic. You’ll be surprised by the lovely settings and decors, which are in full harmony with the numerous stands offering Christmas gifts and other luxuries. The spacious and long galleries that are typical for this cave, are very inviting to visitors who want to spend time in a musical setting and a fancy equipped Christmas cave.
Maastricht X’mas Market
Discover the magic of Maastricht. Follow the Magical Light Route to experience the unique light spectacle of the city. Admire the fantastic chandeliers at the Plein 1992 Square, Market Square, Maasboulevard and Mosae Forum shopping centre, stroll along the Meuse (Maas) river via the magically lit St Servaas bridge or the ‘Hoeg Brögk’. The breath-taking animated light show coming from the 200 mistletoe-shaped lamps on the trees of the Onze Lieve Vrouweplein will create a
magic moment of reflection.
Aachen X’mas Market
Every year before Christmas the squares and streets round the Cathedral and the Aachen Town Hall are transformed into a paradise of lights and colours, festive sounds and seductive smells. The glorious fair in the Christmas City, which has been erected with great care and sentiment, fascinates both the young and the old. The enormous choice between original, stylish and precious goods makes small and big dreams come true. It is really no wonder why the Aachen Christmas Market has become an absolute “must” for all people of Aachen and Aachen fans as well.
The magic of Christmas will be felt throughout the festively decorated city. The aroma of baked apples, cinnamon biscuits and mulled wine will waft through the alleys, and many differently themed Christmas markets will invite people to stroll, shop and explore. The larger Christmas markets are held in downtown Cologne. The booths near Cologne Cathedral are arranged around a huge Christmas tree, next to which is a stage for a diverse programme of live music performances.
DAY 1 (Saturday 3 DEC)
09:30 Pickup from Victoria Hotel Amsterdam CS
10:15 Pick up in Utrecht, NH Hotel
12:30 Arrive Valkenburg for lunch (**at own cost). Valkenburg is famous for its cuisine. After lunch, explore the city and visit Valkenburg aan de Geul, Kerstmarkt at Gemeentergrot cave which is completely formed to X’mas theme. Once-in-a-year special experience!
16:30 Depart to Maastricht
17:30 Arrive at Maastricht X’mas market. ***Light Route Walking Tour in Maastricht.
20:30 Depart to hotel
The night is still young, optional to have a drink at hotel with the group!
DAY 2 (Sunday 4 DEC)
09:30 After breakfast at hotel, head directly to Aachen X’mas Market.
10:30 Arrive Aachen, exploring the city and impressive German X’mas market. You will experience the authenticity of X’mas market from its country of origin.
13.00 After lunch, we head directly to Köln (Cologne).
14:00 Arrive city centre to see Köln’s largest X’mas market at Dom. Also enjoy special Sunday shopping!
18.00 Depart from Köln back to Netherlands
21:00 Arrive Amsterdam
Price: €145 p.p
(***Booking before 20 Nov 2016)
Afterwards: €175 p.p.
(Incl. returned trips with a luxury tour coach, 1 night 3-star hotel (Twin-shared room) with breakfast
***Optional: Single supplement extra €40
Reservation fee €95 to be transferred as confirmation, remaining amount to be paid in cash on tour date.
IBAN: NL 74 RABO 0184 36 36 16 Cherry Travel & Tours
Price excluding: Sightseeing attractions entrance fee, travelling insurance & personal expenses.
For registration, pls PM your full name with mobile nr. for contact or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to a Magical X’mas Market Experience with you and the group!