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Holland’S Royal Christmas Fair & Festive Wonderland

Europe
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI9162

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days

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Enchanting, historical, cultural, picturesque and festive fun!

Experience the ultimate Dutch winter wonderland with a weekend in The Hague, a city pulsating with historical grandeur and festive fervour. Your centrally located hotel allows you to delve into its rich history. See sights such as the majestic Binnenhof, the seat of Dutch government since the 13th century, and the elegant Nooreinde – the Royal Palace and wander through the charming streets lined with boutique shops and cosy cafes, whilst soaking in the city's vibrant atmosphere.

Wander amidst the magical ambiance of the Royal Christmas Fair, where twinkling lights illuminate the cobbled streets and the scent of seasonal treats wafts through the air. Browse artisanal crafts and sip on warm glühwein as you immerse yourself in the holiday spirit.

No visit to The Hague is complete without a trip to Delft, a picturesque town renowned for its iconic blue pottery and timeless beauty. Stroll along the tranquil canals and marvel at the historic architecture of the Oude Kerk and Nieuwe Kerk. Discover the artistry behind Delftware at local workshops and indulge in delicious Dutch cuisine at quaint eateries nestled in the town's quaint squares.

We stay on a B&B basis for 3 nights at the ibis Den Haag City Centre, with restaurants, shops and attractions within walking distance.

Whether you're captivated by the allure of the Royal Christmas Fair or enchanted by the charm of Delft, a weekend break to The Hague promises an unforgettable blend of culture, history, and holiday magic!

An ideal choice for:

* Friends and family looking to get away together and have some fun
* Christmas shopping, food, drink or history lovers
* Anyone wanting to just enjoy a great value Christmas Markets break
* Anyone wanting to experience a short European weekend
* People who love staying in the centre of a magical and historical royal city
* People who want to see Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’

Valid passport required for travel

PRICE FROM ? £349 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Join your coach at your convenient local pick-up point and get comfortable as you head to Kent to join our ferry at Dover for the crossing to France. On arrival on the continent, the journey continues through Belgium into Holland and the historic city of The Hague. Check in at our centrally located hotel with free time in the city. You could head to the Happy End Bar (about 6 minutes’ walk) if you fancy a beer and a fun night!

Day 2

After breakfast at the hotel, take time to discover The Hague and its outstanding beauty. Explore The Hague easily on foot and its beautiful Royal Christmas Fair on Lange Voorhout. You can also eat, drink, shop and be merry. Maybe pick up some bargains and unique gifts! Otherwise, just kick back and relax in some of the most romantic and beautiful surroundings in Europe.

Day 3

A leisurely breakfast this morning and relax at the hotel or take a quiet Sunday morning stroll around the city. You could even take tram No 1 to the beach at Scheveningen Noord or visit one of the many museums such as the Mauritshuis or Escher in the Palace, or the incredible Panorama Mesdag. Be back at the hotel by 2pm, as the coach will take you to the exquisite nearby town of Delft. Step into a Christmas card as you wander the enchanting streets interlaced with canals, twinkling lights, the festive Markt Square and festive cheer. Rejoin the coach at 6.30pm for the short ride back to the hotel when you are again at leisure to enjoy the city.

Day 4

After a final breakfast, join the coach and bid farewell to The Hague as you head back towards the port. After crossing the channel back to the UK, sit back and relax as we whisk you back home expecting to arrive back late evening/early hours subject to traffic and travel.

Tour includes

  • Return ferry crossing Dover / Calais
  • 3 night's hotel with continental buffet breakfast
  • Free time in The Hague including time at the Royal Christmas Fair
  • Excursion to Delft
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate

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

The Hague

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

The Hague is a vibrant city that offers visitors a unique blend of modern and historical culture, with its stunning architecture and world-class museums. Rich in art galleries, theatres and parks, The Hague also boasts a variety of impressive shopping districts, trendy bars and delicious restaurants.

Holland’s “Royal City” is the seat of Holland’s parliament and government and the residence of its royal family. The Hague is a very spacious city, with wide-open green areas and an intriguing mixture of ultra-modern and medieval buildings. Centerpiece of The Hague tourist attractions is the oldest parliamentary building Binnenhof, built in the 13th century. Visit Vredespaleis, the “Peace Palace”, built between 1907 and 1913 as a symbol of The Hague’s role in international law and order. It houses busts of several people involved in campaigning for peace throughout the world, as well as gifts from other countries.

The Hague has wider streets with no canals, giving the city a continental feel. The international courts and the UN buildings help with this cosmopolitan feel. You can also find a range of restaurants and bars inspired by cuisine from all over the world.

The city has some excellent beaches nearby, with over 5 miles of coastline to explore. Nearby Scheveningen is a modern seaside resort with a long, sweeping beach, a pier, a lighthouse and an esplanade. The beach is a popular area for water sports such as kiteboarding or windsurfing.

Click here for more information on what to see and do in The Hague.

Royal Christmas Fair The Hague

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationThe Netherlands’ most beautiful Christmas market takes place in the historic heart of The Hague, surrounded by the Binnenhof, Noordeinde Palace, various embassies, museums, and atmospheric shopping streets such as Denneweg, and the Plaats and Plein squares. With dozens of Christmas houses, thousands of LED lights, atmospheric fires, mulled wine and an almost daily visit from the one and only Santa Claus, it is a wonderful festive experience.

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Delft

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationDelft enjoys a worldwide reputation due to its connection with painter Johannes Vermeer, Delft Blue earthenware pottery and the Royal family. Thanks to the city’s rich history, there are many interesting attractions here. Relive its glorious past as you wander along the wonderful canals, churches, mansions and courtyards. Discover attractive markets, little alleys with their fantastic ambiance and beautiful canal-side houses with their extraordinary facades. This university town also offers canal tours, museums and many pubs.

Why not try stamppot - a traditional mashed potato dish that's usually served with sausage, bacon, and other toppings. Head to De Nederlandsche Pot or Voorstraat for some of the best stamppot in town, along with other delicious Dutch delicacies.

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Accommodation

voco The Hague The Hague

Find your own personal hideaway at the 4-star voco The Hague, situated in the heart of this vibrant city and housed in a beautifully restored former bank building. It offers an elegant blend of modern comfort and historical charm.

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Hotel Location

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