Day 1 Morning departure to Folkestone for the tunnel crossing to Calais, continuing the journey to Valkenburg for a stay of four nights.
Day 2 Today travel to Aachen where the squares and streets around the Cathedral and the Town Hall are transformed into a paradise of lights and colours, festive sounds, smells and market stalls. Enjoy a wide variety of Printen and other cakes, biscuits, gingerbread, marzipan bread and of course glühwein.
Day 3 At leisure in Valkenberg – Visit the oldest and most visited underground market in the Municipal Caves and also the Velvet Cave with over 50 stalls with beautiful decorations and offering Christmas gifts and other luxuries. Above ground see the festive decorations in Santa’s village and marvel at the largest crib in Europe. (Entrance paid locally).
Day 4 A visit to the city of Cologne with its seven Christmas markets, among them are four big markets located at: - Cologne Cathedral with stalls arranged around a huge Christmas tree, the Alter Markt, the Neumarkt and on the Rudolfplaz. The aroma of baked apples, cinnamon biscuits and glühwein will waft through the alleyways whilst you stroll, shop and explore.
Day 5 After breakfast, depart the hotel and commence the homeward journey.
A stylish hotel with a rich history. It was originally a farm during the 18th Century and is built on the
remains of the city walls. Since 1920 it has been run as a hotel. The Walram is renowned for its special atmosphere, and exudes a unique ambiance of nostalgia. The hotel lies close to the picturesque town centres and amenities.
All rooms are en-suite with, TV and hairdryer. Lift, cosy bar, lounge, reading room, restaurant and indoor swimming pool.
Single room supplement £35