Continental Christmas Markets

Continental Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets in Aachen, Düsseldorf and Valkenburg

Wednesday 29 November £299

Single Supplement: £60

 

INSURANCE £35.00  inc IPT

 

INCLUDING

3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Excursions as described. Channel crossings by Ferry

Day 1 Wednesday

Make use of the on-board facilities
on the ferry crossing to Calais, then drive to Germany
(Aachen is right by the border) for 3 nights half board at
Hotel Buschhausen.

D

Day 2 Thursday

Spend the day in Aachen, the city of
Charlemagne, where the centre will present an array of
colourful stalls and a formidable selection of decorations,
toys, foods, beer and gluhwein. There are always happy
crowds and a carnival atmosphere.

B, D

Day 3 Friday

We are visiting Düsseldorf, a great city on
the Rhine, for the first time for its famed Christmas
Markets, found in the centre on the main shopping
streets. It is also renowned for the "Sternchenmarkt"
("Little Star Market") at the Stadtbrückchen, idyllically
located in the courtyard of the Wilhelm-Marx-Haus. It has
its own illumination, crystals that break the light into
thousands of colours and sparkling stars and a winter
landscape to dream about

B, D

Day 4 Saturday

Just a few miles to Valkenburg for a
stop at the ‘Fluweelengrot’, the Velvet Cave. The popular
Christmas Market (small admission charge) takes place
in this unusual setting which has murals, sculptures and
a romantic chapel, together with secret escape passages
of great importance in wartime. Time for an early lunch in
Valkenburg before returning to Calais for a mid-evening
ferry to Dover and home

B

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HIGHLIGHTS

Aachen, where the brightly lit Christmas market is set around the cathedral, will take up one day. This lovingly decorated "Christmas village" on the market square has everything your heart could desire: festive sounds and seductive smells.

Another day will be Düsseldorf for an exciting mix of Christmas markets and shopping delights, especially around the Königsallee where the Sternchenmarkt and five other theme markets lead the way along the shopping streets in Düsseldorf.

Then, on the last morning of what is virtually a new tour in 2017, we will stop in Valkenburg in Holland for the Market in the Velvet Cave.

 

HOTEL BUSCHHAUSEN

www.hotel-buschhausen.de. A respected hotel

in a residential area of Aachen, just a few minutes

by coach (or local bus) from the city centre. All the

bedrooms are functional and fully equipped, taking

great care to be environmentally friendly. There are

2 lifts and a roof level indoor swimming pool and

spa. The restaurant meals are usually buffet style,

offering various choices.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
South Benfleet Tarpots Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
Southchurch - Swintons Outside Swinton Insurance, Southchurch Road
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
TBA TBA
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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