2024 - Luxembourg & Roman Trier
5 Day Tour
Back for 2024, Pretty Vianden has long been a firm favourite with Crusader customers. Embedded in the splendid landscape of the Ardennes, the town has had a tourist tradition for more than a hundred years. Thousands are charmed each year by the narrow lanes, gothic churches, the ramparts and fortified towers of this medieval town which is dominated by its strikingly photogenic castle which towers above the town. A day in Luxembourg City is included as well as a day in Roman Trier, Germany's oldest city. Enjoy a fabulous getaway break to one of Europe's 'secret' corners any time of year.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- Hotel for 4 nights in standard rooms with breakfast & dinner (set menu)
- Use of swimming pool & sauna
- Full day in Luxembourg
- Visit to Trier
- Wine tasting in Luxembourg
- Walking tour of Vianden
Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach, travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. Continue via the auto-routes of France and Belgium to your holiday hotel in Vianden. DBB
Days 2 - 4 At leisure in Vianden with two included excursions and a walking tour of Vianden town
A full day excursion to Luxembourg City, arguably Europe's most scenic capital, where your driver may offer an optional guided city tour. Set across the gorges of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers, this charming little capital with its UNESCO listed Old town is more than just banks and EU buildings. Visitors will be delighted by the attractive and unusual setting, impressive museums, the Grand Ducal Palace, green spaces and its large array of historical and cultural sights.
Roman Trier & Wine Tasting
Founded as Augusta Treverorum in 15 BC, Germany's oldest city, Trier grew to become capital of the Western Roman Empire by the third century AD and is now home to northern Europe's finest ensemble of Roman monuments including the magnificent Porta Nigra gate, elaborate thermal baths and amphitheatre. Also known for being the birthplace of Karl Marx, atmospheric Trier sits right on the Moselle, surrounded by vineyards. Your driver may offer an optional guided city tour or alternatively you can explore on your own. Back across the border, on the other side of the Moselle, head to Grevenmacher to visit one of the highly regarded producers of traditional method sparkling wine of Luxembourg for an included visit and tasting.
Vianden Walking Tour
A leisurely morning in bewitching Vianden on the banks of the River Our, with a guided walking tour to explore the narrow streets and Gothic architecture
The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to enjoy Vianden. Entrance to the town's extraordinary castle is not included (approx. €10 pp plus €2 for audio guide in 2023). The castle is open daily from 10.00 - 18.00 and there is a scenic walk up from the town. There is also a chair lift (the only one in the Grand Duchy) that takes you part way to 440m with fabulous panoramas over the valley (return ticket in 2023 approx. €9)
Day 5 - After breakfast, travel back to Calais for the return to England.
Hotel Belle-Vue, Vianden
The modern 3* Hotel Belle-Vue is well located in the medieval Vianden, within a short walk of the centre. It has excellent environmental credentials and is heated by solar energy. Guest rooms are stylishly furnished and offer shower or bath tub, hairdryer, TV, mini safe and WiFi. There is a restaurant and a cosy, atmospheric bar as well as a large indoor pool and a sun terrace. There is a lift.
NB Luxury rooms with balcony available with supplement
Please note that not all Continental Hotels have tea and coffee making facilities in the bedrooms. Tea and Coffee is not served after dinner but is available at an additional charge