Magical Christmas Markets

11th - 18th December(8 nights)pdfdownload

 





Visit the Magical Christmas Markets in Bruges, Valkenburg & Aachen

There can’t be many settings more beautiful at Christmas time than Bruges, with its cobbled streets, historic buildings and horse drawn carriages plodding by. Beautiful medieval squares lit with colourful lights, pleasant shopping in the magically decorated streets, skating on the ice rink on the Grote Markt, or just enjoy the atmosphere in many of the restaurants and cafes with good food and hot chocolate – and this is just the start of your tour.

Our next stop will be Valkenburg where we will visit one of the largest and oldest underground Christmas markets in Europe. You will be surprised by the lovely settings and decors, which are in full harmony with the numerous stands offering Christmas gifts and other luxuries. During our stay, we will also see the Christmas Parade that takes place in the town at this time of year

Our final Christmas visit will be to Aachen, the squares and streets around the Town Hall are transformed into a paradise of lights, colour, festive sounds and offer an opportunity for great gift ideas.

Day One – Friday 11th December
We meet at our first campsite on the outskirts of Bruges, Belgium. This evening there will be an informal Drinks Reception and maybe a mince pie!

Day Two – Saturday 12th December
Time to visit Bruges at your own pace, there is the weekly local market where everything is available from clothes, gifts, flowers, food. Later in the day you may wish to return to see the Christmas Market and the towns illuminations

Day Three – Sunday 13th December
We travel to Valkenburg today. This evening we enjoy a group dinner in a local restaurant 150 miles

Day Four – Monday 14th December
The Valkenburg, Christmas Market Caves are where we are heading today, an easy walk from the campsite, we will visit the largest, oldest and most visited underground Christmas market in Europe. Following our cave visit we meet for lunch in one of the town’s restaurant and after lunch you are free to discover more of Valkenburg

Day Five – Tuesday 15th December
Free morning to relax. This afternoon we will travel to Aachen where the Christmas market is set around the cathedral and town hall. Try a local speciality, a kind of gingerbread called Aachen Printen. Our visit to Aachen will commence with a guided tour of the Town Hall and later we will meet again for a light supper in a local restaurant

Day Six – Wednesday 16th December
Another opportunity to visit more of the Christmas Caves in Valkenburg. This evening we will be able to enjoy the colourful Christmas Parade around the town

Day Seven – Thursday 17th December
We make our way back to a campsite near Calais where this evening we have dinner in the campsite restaurant. 200 miles

Day Eight – Friday 18th December
The tour ends this morning, Calais is a short drive away for those who would like to do some last-minute shopping.  For those on the optional package we drive to Calais for the early afternoon sailing back to the UK. 20 miles

PRICE

Motorhome with 2 people = £599 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £749

DEPOSIT £200

INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • Return Dover/Calais Ferry with 60-day Flexible Ticket + Club Class Lounge
  • 7 Campsite nights with hook-ups
  • Drinks reception
  • Group Dinner in Valkenburg with Drinks
  • Entry Tickets to Valkenburg Caves
  • Group Lunch in a Valkenburg Restaurant
  • Excursion to Aachen
  • Guided Visit to Aachen Town Hall
  • Light Supper in Aachen
  • Farewell Dinner with Drinks
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes & GPS co-ordinates
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome

This tour starts in Belgium, but if you would like to travel at the same time as the Tour Directors on the outward journey, please book the optional tour package so that everything can be arranged on your behalf

OPPITIONAL PACKAGE

  • Return Dover/Calais Ferry with 60-day Flexible Ticket + Club Class Lounge
  • One additional campsite night with electric on Thursday 10th December
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes & GPS co-ordinates
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome

OPTIONAL PACKAGE PRICE

Motorhome with 2 people @ £129 per person

Motorhome with 1 person @ £229