Valkenburg, Aachen & Cologne Christmas Markets

Valkenburg, Aachen & Cologne Christmas Markets

Valkenburg is a delightful little hill town built around a romantic ruined castle.The Christmas market takes place in beautifully lit old caves running underneath the town.

We also have the opportunity to visit two of Germany’s festive markets in Aachen and Cologne, where the squares and streets are transformed into a paradise of lights and colours, festive sounds and seductive smells.


Tour highlights:

• Valkenburg Christmas Market

• Aachen Christmas Market

• Cologne Christmas Market


Please note: the organisers of the markets reserve the right to alter or amend dates and attractions. Itineraries are subject to amendment accordingly.

Day 1

Morning collection from home to join the coach for the drive to Folkestone where we board the Eurotunnel to Calais. We continue through Belgium and into Holland, arriving in Valkenburg by early evening.


Day 2

Today we head for Aachen's brightly lit Christmas market, set around the cathedral and town hall. This lovingly decorated "Christmas village" on the market square has everything your heart could desire. One local specialty you really must try is the Aachen Printen, a kind of gingerbread.

B, D

Day 3

Day at leisure in Valkenburg with its unusual alternative to the traditional Christmas market, featuring two separate markets in underground caves. The larger of the caves is situated directly under the town centre and is the spot to buy handcrafted souvenirs and decorations. The smaller and more intimate Velvet Cave is located under the castle ruins and is decorated with impressive murals and sculptures.

Please note: a small entrance charge to the caves (approx. €5.00) is payable locally.

B, D

Day 4

Enjoy an included full day in Cologne, where Christmas magic strikes a very festive note featuring many Christmas markets located around the city. There is also plenty of entertainment on offer as Christmas approaches, a variety of Christmas concerts, nativity scene displays and a huge ice rink on Heumarkt, all enhance the wonderful seasonal atmosphere.

B, D

Day 5

We depart Valkenburg after breakfast and return to Calais for a late afternoon Eurotunnel transfer to Folkestone, returning to East Anglia by mid evening where our door to door service will be waiting to return you to your home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Hotel Walram, Valkenburg


The Hotel Walram was originally built as a farm during the 18th century, built on the remains of the city walls and has been a hotel since 1920.All bedrooms are en suite.The hotel has a bar, lounge, restaurant, spa, sauna and swimming pool.A lift serves most floors.

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Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Harleston Duke William Harleston Duke William Public House
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
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Hotel Walram

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