Christmastime With André Rieu – Live In Maastricht
Festive EU 2024 - 4 Days
The King of Waltz will return to his hometown of Maastricht in December for a magical, fun-filled and Christmas-themed afternoon! With his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, world-famous repertoire of romantic waltzes and a witty showmanship like no other, André Rieu continues to dazzle audiences with his legendary homecoming concerts.
In one of his most lavish settings to date, an enchanting winter wonderland is recreated with snow, two ice rinks, sparkling lights, 150 stunning chandeliers and over 50 Venetian candelabras. Soak up the special atmosphere and sing along to famous Christmas songs and carols such as Holy Night, Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells during this truly memorable concert. We combine this ultimate homecoming with a visit to a magical Christmas market – the perfect way to get into the festive spirit!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- Return coach travel & ferry crossings
- 3 nights at a selected hotel in Belgium/Germany/the Netherlands (JG3 or JG4 rating) with breakfast
- André Rieu concert ticket (Block L2)
- Excursion to a Christmas market
- Free time in Maastricht
Ticket upgrades available
Day 1 – Journey to Belgium/Germany/the Netherlands
We catch the ferry to Calais and travel on to check in at our hotel, where we stay on a bed and breakfast basis. We have time to choose a local restaurant for dinner.
Day 2 – Maastricht & André Rieu concert
We set off for Maastricht, where we enjoy some time at leisure. Maastricht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, full of churches, city walls, merchant houses and big squares. There are also plenty of shops, from chic boutiques to larger shopping malls.
We head to the MECC Maastricht for the highlight of our break, the spectacular André Rieu concert. The violin maestro will perform his most celebrated waltzes, along with other spellbinding classical music, Christmas carols plus a surprise or two. Sing and dance along in what promises to be a musical extravaganza to remember; made even more special in the setting of André’s hometown. After the show we rejoin the coach and return to the hotel.
Day 3 – Christmas market
Today we travel to an enchanting Christmas market. Meander through a sea of traditional stalls with a glass of festive cheer or warming hot chocolate in hand, enjoy a tasty treat and browse the selection of handicrafts, original trinkets and other curios. We have time to choose a local restaurant for dinner before returning to our hotel.
Day 4 – Journey home
After breakfast we check out of our hotel and head back to Calais for our return ferry home.
Lying close to the border of Belgium and known as the birthplace of the Euro, the city of Maastricht is the capital of Holland’s southernmost region, Limburg. It is one of the country’s oldest cities, reflected in the historic centre of ancient churches, city walls, monumental merchant houses and charming squares. Maastricht is a delight to explore all year round, but it comes alive during the festive period. The annual Christmas Market provides plenty of Christmas cheer, where the bustling squares are filled with delightful stalls selling gifts and delicious locally-made treats.
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JG3 or JG4 rating
We’ll stay at a selected hotel in Belgium, Germany or the Netherlands (JG3 or JG4 rating) All rooms are en suite and facilities include a bar and restaurant.
Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, or are very-welcoming family-owned properties. Generally, they offer a greater range of facilities and services, and bedrooms tend to be a little more spacious with additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or waiter service.
Accommodation in our JG4 category is of an even higher standard, typically offering a wide range of facilities and services. Bedrooms are designed to make your stay the most comfortable possible and the staff provide a service that reflects the detail and quality. You can also expect higher standards of food and beverages.Back to top