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Three Countries Discovery

7 days - from only £599pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Three Countries Discovery

Join us on this fantastic holiday, taking in the delights of three different countries: Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. From our base in the historic city of Aachen, with its landmark cathedral that is also one of Europe's first UNESCO World Heritage Sites, discover the pretty town of Valkenburg, the scenic Rhine Valley and the beautiful half-timbered buildings of Monschau. With an included journey on the Drachenfels Railway and the chance to also explore the Belgian Ardennes, there's history, architecture and amazing scenery to be enjoyed on this 7-day tour.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

7 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to our overnight hotel in Belgium.

  • Day 2: Valkenburg

    We continue our journey to Aachen this morning, stopping en route to visit the pretty Dutch town of Valkenburg. Sometimes called ‘Marlstone Town’ because of the lime found in the soil, the town has a network of over 150 miles of underground corridors beneath its surface, and a visit to these caves is highly recommended.

    There is plenty to keep you occupied above ground too, including the castle ruins and city gates, as well as shops, bars, cafés and restaurants.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Valkenburg

    Valkenburg

    Included Highlights

    • Valkenburg
  • Day 3: Aachen and Monschau

    Today, we enjoy some free time in the historic city of Aachen, where you can explore the stunning Old Town. Aachen is famous for its magnificent cathedral and the Elisenbrunnen fountain, which is also a symbol of the town's spa town heritage. Admire the medieval architecture and be sure to sample the local delicacy, Aachener Printen, which is a sweet rice cake with a gingerbread flavour.

    We continue through the fantastic countryside of the Eifel Mountains to the small town of Monschau, famous for its half-timbered buildings. Linked by a series of bridges, the town’s restaurants and shops lead up to the cobbled town centre where a charming church proudly stands.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Monschau

    Monschau
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    Included Highlights

    • Aachen
    • Monschau
  • Day 4: Konigswinter and Drachenfels Railway

    We drive further into Germany today to the scenic Rhine Valley and spend time in Konigswinter, nestled between the banks of the Rhine and the Siebengebirge – or, the Seven Hills.

    We will climb to the summit of one of these hills on the charming Drachenfels Railway, some 220m above the Rhine. At the top you will find the ruined Drachenfels Castle and visitor centre, as well some amazing views of the Rhine from all different angles.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Konigswinter

    Konigswinter
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    Included Highlights

    • Konigswinter
    • Drachenfels Railway
  • Day 5: Belgian Ardennes

    Enjoy some free time to yourself today or join our optional excursion to the rolling hills of the Belgian Ardennes. We will visit La Roche-en-Ardenne, a pretty town on the banks of the River Ourthe and home to the Battle of the Ardennes War Museum.

    We continue this afternoon to Durbuy, self-proclaimed as being the smallest city on earth! Enjoy wandering the maze of cobbled streets which are home to many shops, cafés and restaurants, or why not visit the Topiary Park? Spread over one hectare, the park features 250 topiary masterpieces made of boxwood, yew and holly.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Durbuy

    Durbuy

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023 2024
    • Belgian Ardennes
    TBC TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 6: Ghent

    We depart Aachen today and travel back through Belgium, stopping en route in elegant Ghent. The city manages to combine medieval architectural wealth and idyllic charm within its city walls.

    From St. Michael’s Bridge there is a wonderful view of the skyline of Ghent, which includes the three impressive towers of St. Nicholas’ Church and Sint-Baafs Cathedral with its elaborate stone and marble naves.

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Ghent

    Ghent

    Included Highlights

    • Ghent
  • Day 7:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £139.00 (7 days).

Hotels

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Hotel Buschhausen on the outskirts of Aachen.

Overnight hotels in Belgium will be in city-style hotels.

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

No Testing Required for European Tours
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