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Rhineland Christmas Markets

Europe
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TCRO8560

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days

Rhineland Christmas Mark | Wine Holiday Coach Breaks From Crosskeys Travel Agent

On this tour we discover the festive traditions and local ways which make this part of the world so charming. From our base in Gelsenkirchen, we are able to explore the Christmas markets in both Düsseldorf and Dortmund.

INCLUSIONS

  • 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Visit to Dortmund Christmas Market
  • Visit to Düsseldorf Christmas Market
PRICE FROM ? £345 per person
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Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: We make our way to Germany and our hotel in Gelsenkirchen, arriving in time to freshen up before dinner.

Day 2: After breakfast we make our way to Dortmund, a city that boasts one of the biggest Christmas markets in Germany, with over 300 stalls encircling a gigantic 45m tall Christmas tree creation reputed to be the biggest in the world. Made up of 1,700 individual trees, its 13,000 lights bathe the Christmas proceedings in a seasonal glow. Dortmund offers plenty of opportunities for shopping, offering handicrafts like seasonal wood carvings, Christmas decorations and unusual toys, as well as a multitude of stalls selling food and drink.

Day 3: Today we visit Düsseldorf and its wondrous Christmas Market, with gingerbread houses, outdoor ice rink, themed market stalls, arts & crafts huts and “Sternchenmarkt” (“Little Star Market”) – with its own illumination and crystals which break the light into thousands of colours and sparkling stars, creating a winter landscape to dream about. Düsseldorf has plenty to entertain both young and old: if you have explored all of the markets, you may wish to visit one of the city’s acclaimed art galleries and museums, or opt to ride up the 175m Rheintrum (Rhine Tower) for fantastic views over the area.

Day 4: This morning we bid goodbye to Germany and begin our journey home.

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Accommodation

Maritim Hotel Gelsenkirchen

The Maritim Hotel is situated in the heart of the Ruhr valley, in a peaceful location next to Gelsenkirchen’s Stadtgarten central park.

All 222 cosy rooms include TV, hairdryer, and balcony offering views over the town.

The hotel offers a swimming pool, sauna & wellness spa.

The hotel has a lift.

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