Day 1 Morning departure for the journey to Dover and the crossing to Calais. Continuing on to Valkenburg and the hotel for a four night stay.
Day 2 Today travel to Dusseldorf, a city known for its fashion industry and art scene. It is divided by the River Rhine, with its Altstadt (Old Town) on the east bank and modern areas to the west. Visit St Lambertus Church and Schlossturm, the Castle Tower, both date back to the 13th century and streets such as Konigsallee and Schadowstrasse are lined with boutique shops.
Day 3 Today’s tour is to Maastricht, one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. The city is a living and breathing outdoor museum and one of the first centres of the Dutch Industrial Revolution. Perhaps have a look round the Christmas Market and pick up some ideas for next Christmas. Returning to the hotel to prepare for the evening celebrations. Watch the fabulous firework display across the town from the front of the hotel and don’t forget after celebrating the Dutch New Year there is the British one an hour later!!
Day 4 HAPPY NEW YEAR A free morning in Valkenburg to recover, and in the afternoon a short tour to the village of Thorn ‘known as the white village’. Returning through the scenic Limburg region to the hotel.
Day 5 After breakfast, depart the hotel and commence the homeward journey.
Located in a quiet square on the banks of the River Guel, but only a two minute walk from the lively town centre. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV and radio alarm clock and tea/coffee making facilities. Restaurant, bar, lift, indoor pool, sauna and solarium.
Single room supplement £55
Holiday insurance £21.50
(70 years and over £37)