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New Year In Valkenburg

Europe
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TSHEECNLVAH

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach
New Year in Valkenburg

  • Explore the beautiful Dutch town of Valkenburg

  • Enjoy a New Years Eve gala dinner including live music and a free bar from 17.00hrs until 02.00hrs

  • Two fantastic excursions to Maastricht and Aachen and Monschau


Bring in the New Year on this fantastic break to Valkenburg. The Riche Hotel includes a New Year Eve gala dinner as you enjoy the live music and entertainment on offer. The beautiful town of Valkenburg has been sieged and conquered throughout its history and you can learn all about this by visiting the castle remains and the underground caves.


We have included an excursion to Maastricht and 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. Cross the border into Germany to visit Aachen and its famous old town and cathedral before continuing to Monschau through the Eiffel Mountains. Monschau is a true gem nestled into the rolling hills and full of half-timbered houses. 
PRICE FROM ? £489 per person
Plan My Trip

Day 1: UK to Holland

Drive through the UK and cross over to France before continuing to Valkenburg. On arrival we enjoy a three course dinner with included tea and coffee. (Dinner)



Day 2: Maastricht

Today we make the short journey to Maastricht.  Enjoy an optional guided walking tour which will show you the prettiest parts of the old city centre including the Stokstraat Quarter, the Basilica of Our Lady, the Ramparts and the parks plus much more. 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)



Day 3: Valkenburg, New Year’s Eve

We have a full day to relax before the evening’s festivities. As the oldest tourist centre in the Netherlands, Valkenburg itself boasts many attractions including the famous castle, museums and marlstone caves. There is also a chair lift offering great views of the town and a great collection of shops, street cafés and restaurants. This evening we enjoy a 3course gala dinner with music for New Year’s Eve. You also have a free bar from 17.00hrs until 02.00hrs. (Breakfast, Dinner)



Day 4: Aachen and Monschau, New Year’s Day

Today we make an excursion into Germany, firstly stopping in Aachen where you have time to explore the stunning old town with its famous cathedral. We continue through the fantastic countryside of the Eiffel Mountains to the small town of Monschau. The town is famous for its half-timbered buildings and overlooked by a medieval castle. Tonight we enjoy another 3 course dinner in the hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)



Day 5: Return home

It is time to depart Valkenburg and start our journey back to Calais for your return crossing and journey home. (Breakfast)

Hotel Riche

The Hotel Riche is a charming modern, welcoming family-run hotel, splendidly set in a peaceful location amid Valkenburg’s lovely green hills, ideal for a relaxing short break to Europe. 

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Aachen and Monschau - Included

Cross the border into Germany and visit Aachen. Enjoy some free time exploring the great old town and its cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Moving on, drive through the stunning scenery of the Eiffel Mountains before spending some time in the picturesque village of Monschau, famous for its half-timbered buildings overlooked by a medieval castle, before returning to Valkenburg.

Full Day: Maastricht - Included

An excursion to Maastricht, the southernmost city in the Netherlands, also known as the ‘Paris of the Benelux’. Visit the prettiest parts of the old city centre including the Stokstraat Quarter, the Basilica of Our Lady, the Ramparts and the parks plus much, much, more. 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.

Guided Walking Tour of Maastricht - Optional

Enjoy an optional guided walking tour which will show you the prettiest parts of the old city centre including the Stokstraat Quarter, the Basilica of Our Lady, the Ramparts and the parks plus much, much, more.

Half day to Hasselt - Optional

Enjoy a half day excursion to the pretty Belgian town of Hasselt. The Christmas Market is still running (subject to confirmation of dates) to create that special festive atmosphere and maybe pick up souvenirs.

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