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Holland, Belgium & Germany - A Taste Of Europe

Europe
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8954

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

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Join us for the perfect European midweek break to Holland.....

If you love wonderful destinations, beautiful architecture and history in picture perfect settings then this is the treat for you!

We head to the heart of pretty Valkenburg in The Netherlands, which has long been an extremely popular sightseeing destination, beautifully located in the rolling hills of South Limburg. With its famous caves, castle ruins and lovely restaurants and cafés all set within a picture postcard setting, this is a wonderful base from which to also explore the surrounding area.

We stay for 4 nights at the popular, centrally located Hotel Walram, perfect for exploring the delights of Valkenburg, Due to its location, Valkenburg is ideal for a three country tour as we hop over to neighbouring Germany to the historic cathedral city of Aachen, and also to Liege, nestled in the heart of Belgium's Wallonia region on the picturesque Meuse River.

Whether your interests lie in food, drink or history, there is something for everyone!

An ideal choice for:

* Friends and family looking to get away together and have some fun
* Shopping, food, drink or history lovers
* Anyone wanting to experience a European midweek break

Valid passport required for travel

PRICE FROM ? £499 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Join your coach at your convenient local pick-up point, and get comfortable as we head to Kent to join our ferry at Dover for the crossing to France. We then continue to our hotel in Valkenburg for our four night stay, with dinner served after arrival. The hotel offers a set 3 course dinner with a choice of main course. 

Days 2 to 4

Enjoy breakfast every morning to set you for whatever each day has in store.

Take time to explore and relax in the lovely town of Valkenburg with its Grand Place, the main square surrounded by many fine historic buildings and a delightful old town area with cobbled streets. Spend all of your time in Valkenburg or join us on our included excursions into neighbouring Belgium with free time in Liege, and also over the border into Germany, visiting the wonderful town of Aachen.

Day 5

After breakfast, say farewell to Valkenburg and sit back and relax as we head back towards Calais for the crossing back to the UK and the onward journey home, to arrive back mid to late evening, between around 830 and 1130 pm subject to traffic and travel.

Tour includes

  • Return ferry crossing Dover / Calais
  • 4 night's hotel with set 3 course dinner and continental breakfast
  • Free time in Valkenburg
  • Visit to Aachen
  • Visit to Liege
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate

Valid passport required for travel
£50 deposit per person applies on these departures

Valkenburg

Valkenburg is located in the South Limburg part of Holland, famous for its beautiful undulating scenery and pretty villages. As the oldest tourist centre in the Netherlands, Valkenburg itself boasts many attractions. It is famous for its historic caves with a network of over 150 miles of underground corridors beneath the town. A visit to these fascinating caves is highly recommended (opening varies seasonally). There is plenty to keep you occupied above ground as well, such as the striking Valkenburg Castle ruins, the only castle in the country built on a hill. There are also many shops, bars, cafés and restaurants.

Aachen

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationVenture to the three countries ‘meeting point’, where Belgium, Holland and Germany come together. We then continue to Aachen, ancient capital of the Frankish Empire, where you enjoy some free time to explore and view the impressive sights of this historic city. Nestled in the heart of western Germany, Aachen is a city with a rich heritage that dates back over a thousand years. Highlights include the Town Hall, and the Elisenbrunnen fountain, which is also the symbol of the town, plus magnificent Aachen Cathedral, northern Europe's oldest cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can wander through the bustling streets of the Altstadt (Old Town), where you'll find charming cafes, boutique shops, and quaint squares. Be sure to indulge in some of the local delicacies, such as Aachener Printen, a type of gingerbread cookie, and explore the city's vibrant culinary scene.

Liege

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationLiège is the largest city in the Belgian region of Wallonia, located on the picturesque Meuse River. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a foodie seeking culinary delights, or an art aficionado, Liege has something special in store for everyone.

Liege is a city with a story to tell, dating back to Roman times when it was a bustling trade hub. Its historical significance is evident in the stunning architecture that graces its streets, from medieval cathedrals to magnificent palaces. As you explore the city's winding alleys and grand squares, you'll be transported back in time, discovering the secrets of Liege's past.

One of the city's most iconic landmarks is the breathtaking Prince-Bishops' Palace, a true architectural masterpiece that showcases the grandeur of Liege's former rulers. Nearby, the striking St. Paul's Cathedral and St. Bartholomew's Church provide a glimpse into the city's religious heritage. Meanwhile, the Archeoforum offers an opportunity to delve even deeper into Liege's history, with its underground excavations revealing ancient Roman ruins. You can also discover the famous 374-step Montagne de Bueren staircase, La Boverie museum and the pretty Parc Boverie. It also delights lovers of good food including its celebrated waffles with flavours of cinnamon, caramel and vanilla. . The city's lively atmosphere comes to life in its numerous markets, where you can savour the flavours of local cuisine, sample Belgian chocolates, and enjoy a glass of the famous Liege beer. The lively Place du Marché is a perfect spot to soak in the ambiance and try some of the city's culinary delights. Back to top

Accommodation

Hotel Walram Valkenburg

A firm favourite which caters for UK guests brilliantly, the family-run 3-star Walram Hotel is located in a quiet square on the banks of the River Geul, just a 2 minute walk from the centre of Valkenburg. All 105 comfortably furnished bedrooms are equipped with a TV and hairdryer. The hotel has lift access, a traditional restaurant, a modern bar and an outside terrace. There is also an indoor swimming pool and sauna. Dinner usually consists of a set 3-course menu with a choice of main course.

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Hotel Location

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