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An excellent festive getaway...

Aachen, Cologne & Valkenburg Christmas Markets

 

Cologne Christmas Market
  • Overview

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    • Explore Aachen Christmas Market
    • Visit Cologne, boasting six Christmas markets
    • See Cologne’s impressive cathedral
    • Enjoy Valkenburg’s unique underground markets

    Come with us as we discover the delights of Germany’s Christmas markets during this exciting Christmas holiday. We’ll take in the festivities found at some of Germany’s best markets, and will be able to enjoy the atmosphere, local delicacies and stalls selling all kinds of trinkets while we’re there. Read More

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    Aachen Christmas Market
      
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    From enjoying a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate, to admiring the attractive Christmas decorations, there will be lots to do during this break. We’ll begin our holiday by travelling to Bad Aachen, a popular town in Germany, and will discover the Christmas market here. Take in the town’s colourful Christmas lights and superb stalls selling all manner of festive items.

    Next, we’ll take a trip to the famous Christmas markets to be found in Cologne, and will also spend some time exploring this beautiful German city.

    From here, we’ll make a short stop at the Valkenburg Christmas markets, known for being one of the most unusual out there - it’s held in the majestic Velvet Caves. This underground cave system runs beneath the ruins of Valkenburg Castle and makes a unique setting.
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Hotel Buschhausen

    • Hotel Buschhausen
    • Hotel Buschhausen

    This friendly hotel is set in a quiet location in the suburb of Bad Aachen. You are assured of a warm welcome by our hosts, Petra and Roger, who have been accommodating our clients for many years.

    • All bedrooms have hairdryer, cable TV, radio and phone
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Terrace
    • Indoor heated pool
    • Sauna and solarium (payable locally)
    • Lift
    • Official rating: 3 stars
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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Christmas market in Aachen
    En Route: Aachen Christmas Market
    Spend time exploring the amazing market town of Aachen, as we pay this great little town an en route visit. Every year four weeks before Christmas, the square and streets around Aachen town hall and cathedral are transformed into a paradise of lights and colours, festive sounds and seductive smells. A strong atmosphere of Christmas dominates one of Germany's largest and most beautiful festive markets.
    Valkenburg Christmas Market
    En Route: Valkenburg Christmas Market

    When en route, we call at the quaint Dutch town of Valkenburg, where the wonderful underground Christmas Market is the largest and oldest of its kind in Europe. Enjoy this unique setting as we soak up the seasonal atmosphere and browse the stands.

    Cologne Christmas Market
    Full Day: Cologne Christmas Market

    The city of Cologne offers six Christmas markets in total. The market set in front of the imposing Cathedral is the most impressive. Beneath the largest Christmas tree in Rhineland, you will find 160 attractively designed pavilions. Here you can choose from numerous sweet delicacies, watch artisans at work, and enjoy the 'original Christmas mulled wine'.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Cologne
    Cologne Guided City Tour

    Uncover Cologne’s greatest sights with a guided city tour, which will see us travelling around Cologne to further explore the area. For a better understanding of Cologne’s history, and to enjoy the city’s best attractions, come with us on this excursion.

    Monschau
    Half Day: Monschau
    We head into the scenic Eiffel region to visit the historical town of Monschau. Enjoy a stroll along the winding alleys and take in the beautiful half-timbered houses.

 


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What's included

  • Overnight sailings with P&O North Sea Ferries on half board basis
  • Excellent on-board facilities
  • Two nights accommodation at the Hotel Buschhausen
  • Daily breakfast and two evening meals served at the Hotel Buschhausen
  • One included excursion
  • Two en route visits
Hotel Buschhausen

Hotel Buschhausen

This friendly hotel is set in a quiet location in the suburb of Bad Aachen. You are assured of a warm welcome by our hosts, Petra and Roger, who have been accommodating our clients for many years.

Learn more about the hotel

Hotel Buschhausen

  • Hotel Buschhausen
  • Hotel Buschhausen

This friendly hotel is set in a quiet location in the suburb of Bad Aachen. You are assured of a warm welcome by our hosts, Petra and Roger, who have been accommodating our clients for many years.

  • All bedrooms have hairdryer, cable TV, radio and phone
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Sauna and solarium (payable locally)
  • Lift
  • Official rating: 3 stars
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  • British Travel Awards
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