Magical Christmas Markets

7th - 14th December(7 nights)pdfdownload

 





Magical Christmas 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 those last-minute gifts

Jean & Les Horrell – Magic of Christmas December 2016
‘We have had a wonderful time, everything was very well organised and nothing was too much trouble for our hosts Sue & Ron. We met some lovely people in the group and have some very happy memories. We would certainly use GB Motorhome Tours again’

Karen & John Cothliff – Magic of Christmas December 2016
‘Had a great time on our first escorted tour, Ron & Sue were great hosts, there if you needed them. Very well organised tour and we are looking forward to our next GB Motorhome Tour which is already booked’

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Day One – Friday 7th December
We meet at the port of Dover for a mid-morning Channel crossing. From Calais, we take an easy drive to our first campsite at Bruges in Belgium. This evening there will be an informal Drinks Reception. 70 miles

Day Two – Saturday 8th December
Free Day – Time to visit the weekly local Saturday 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 9th December
We travel to Valkenburg today. 150 miles

Day Four – Monday 10th December
The Valkenburg, Christmas Market Caves are where we are heading for today, an easy walk from the campsite. This evening we will join together for dinner in a local restaurant

Day Five – Tuesday 11th 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.

Day Six – Wednesday 12th December
Another opportunity to visit more of the Christmas Caves in Valkenburg. This evening will be the Christmas Parade around the town

Day Seven – Thursday 13th December
We make our way back to a campsite near Calais. This evening we have dinner in the campsite restaurant. 200 miles

Day Eight – Friday 14th December
We will have an early afternoon sailing back to the UK which with a short drive to the port allows time for stocking up on last minute shopping in Calais. 20 miles

Our tour ends upon arrival in Dover

PRICE

Motorhome with 2 people = £499 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £599

DEPOSIT £100

INCLUDED IN PRICE

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

OPTIONAL EXTRA PACKAGE

This tour starts and finishes in the UK with fully flexible Dover/Calais ferry crossings included in the price so no optional package applies. If you would like to cross via Hull/Zeebrugge this is no problem with a supplement or if you would prefer to make you own cross channel arrangements with a reduction in tour price and meet with the tour at the first campsite in Bruges, again this is no problem. For prices on either option please contact us with your requirements.