Cologne Christmas Market
The German Christmas markets are some of the most popular in Europe and with this tour, we’re taking you to some of its best. Starting off this holiday with a taste of Christmas in Cologne, spend a day exploring the many Christmas markets around this beautiful city. You can even include a spot of sightseeing, taking in famous landmarks such as the mighty Dom (cathedral). And, of course, with the trip to the stunning Aachen Christmas Markets, you really will be able to enjoy the iconic festive build up to Christmas in Germany.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day One2nd December 2021
collection from your local pick up point then we travel down to Hull for the North Sea Ferry Crossing to Zeebrugge.
Once on the ferry you can enjoy and evening meal (meal upgrades extra) Then settle down for an evening of dancing and entertainment.
Day 23rd December 2021
Today we travel to the majestic city of Cologne .
Cologne’s history traces back more than 2,000 years when it was founded as a Roman colony. Today it has developed into a beautiful cosmopolitan city.
We will make our way to our hotel The Leonardo Hotel Koln, where you can drop you bags and then if you wish you can desovery the beautiful city of Cologne.
Start at the Christmas market in Cathedral Square where you will find a fascinating array of high-quality arts and crafts, many gift ideas and delicious food and drinks, and a huge Christmas tree.
Continue onto the Old Town where the rustic ’Home of the Elves’ market takes place at the Heumarkt and Alter Markt. Traditional stalls and huts, pretty lanes and hidden Heinzelmännchen (house gnomes who are said to have done the work of the people of Cologne at night), and craftspeople demonstrating their skills, give this market its particular charm.
Day 34th December 2021
Düsseldorf Christmas Market
After Breakfast in our hotel we will re-join the coach for our included excursion takes us into Düsseldorf centre to spend the day exploring all the city has to offer. During the festive season, Düsseldorf’s Christmas Market, considered to be one of the most beautiful in Germany, takes place in several locations within the centre.
The main market is located on Marktplaz, with the backdrop of the City Hall and the statue of mounted Jan Wellem at its centre. Enjoy free time meandering through the many stalls whilst sipping a cup of mulled wine or hot chocolate. Be sure to see the 100 year old merry-go-round, which has lovingly been restored.
From Marktplatz wander along Flinger Strasse, with its many huts modelled on Düsseldorf’s old town houses, to nearby Heinrich-Heine-Platz, home to the Engelchenmarkt (Little Angel Market). You’ll be spoilt for choice!
Day 45th December 2021
Today we will re-join the coach ready for the journey home
before joing the ferry , we’ll make a short stop at the Valkenburg Christmas markets, known for being one of the most unusual out there - it’s held in the majestic Velvet Caves. This underground cave system runs beneath the ruins of Valkenburg Castle and makes a unique setting.
Day 56th December 2021
After Disembarking the ferry back i n Hull you will re-join the coach and taken back to your designated collection point.
HotelLeonardo Hotel Koln
The Leonardo Hotel Köln welcomes its guests in a prime location close to the city centre of Cologne. Discover the Rhine culture and explore the attractive city centre of Cologne, which is conveniently accessible by public transport in just a few minutes. The nearest tram stop is only 200 meters from the hotel and brings you:
- to the Central Station and Cologne Cathedral;
- to the nearby exhibition centre “Koelnmesse”;
- to the Lanxess Arena with numerous events.
The Leonardo Hotel in Cologne offers 165 comfortable rooms with modern design as well as an in-house restaurant and a cosy hotel bar.
- Outward and Inbound Sea Crossings
- Return Coach fare
- 2 Nighte B&B at the Leonardo Hotel
- Tours as stated
- Meals on the Ferry (Upgrade available)
- Low bedded Cabin (Upgrade available)
- Outside cabin ( Upgraded available)
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