Valkenburg, Maastricht & The Million Line 2023
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 stay for 4 nights at the excellent, centrally located Hotel Walram, perfect for exploring the delights of Valkenburg, beautifully located in the rolling hills of South Limburg in Holland. We include a scenic, heritage steam train ride on the Million Line Railway which is sure to be a memorable experience. We’ll also visit Maastricht, one of the oldest cities in Holland, and also head to neighbouring Germany taking in the scenic Eifel Mountains and the delightful nearby historic towns of Aachen and Monschau. 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
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 1Join 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 4Enjoy 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 with a wonderful scenic train journey plus free time in Maastricht and over the border into Germany, visiting the wonderful towns of Aachen and Monschau.
Day 5After 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.
- 4 night's hotel with dinner and continental breakfast
- Ferry crossing Dover to Calais
- Visits to Aachen and Monschau
- Scenic train journey on the Miljoenenlijn (Million Line Railway)
- Visit to Maastricht
- Free time in Valkenburg
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
The Million Line Railway & MaastrichtOne of the most beautiful railroad lines in the Netherlands! Experience a journey on the South Limburg Steam Railway, known as the “Million Railway”, a nickname it inherited due to the huge cost of its construction. Take a nostalgic trip back in time and enjoy a journey taking in the picturesque rolling South Limburg hills and immerse yourself in the enchanting landscape.
In the afternoon, head to Maastricht, the southernmost city in the Netherlands, also known as the ‘Paris of the Benelux'. This beautiful old city lies on the River Meuse and has a wealth of historic buildings, stylish shops and fine bars and restaurants. Maybe take some time out to explore the network of underground passageways and vaults beneath the city, where a large part of the Netherlands’ art treasures were safeguarded during World War II.
Aachen, The Eifel Mountains & MonschauVenture 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 including the UNESCO protected Cathedral and Town Hall. We then drive through the stunning scenery of the Eifel Mountains, where the remote countryside is amazingly unspoilt and is one of the most beautiful areas in western Germany. Our journey takes us to Monschau, a charming picture-postcard village known for its medieval centre, half-timbered houses and narrow cobblestone streets overlooked by a medieval castle and we spend a few hours at leisure here, exploring the idyllic townscape.
ValkenburgValkenburg 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. Back to top
Hotel Walram ValkenburgA 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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