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Maastricht's Christmas Market & Valkenburg's Christmas Caves

3 days from £195*
Departing: December 2017
* Price shown: 15 December 2017 from -
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Unique, historic cities

This fascinating festive break introduces a pair of Europe's most enchanting and colourful festive markets. Step into the magical world of Valkenburg's Christmas Grotto and soak up the seasonal excitement on Maastricht's famous Vrijthof Square.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A visit to Valkenburg's Gemeentegrot Christmas Cave
  • A visit to Maastricht's Christmas Market
  • Two nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation in a three-star standard hotel in the Maastricht area
  • Coach travel throughout
  • Return Channel crossings
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Board the coach at your pick-up point, then relax as we head to the Channel. Following our crossing to Calais, our coach will continue to your hotel, about 60 minutes outside of Maastricht.

Day Two

This morning we'll head into Maastricht, where the squares of the historic centre, including the famous Vrijthof, are alive with celebration. As well as beautifully decorated shops and wooden chalets, you'll find an ice-skating rink and a festive Ferris wheel.

This afternoon a short journey takes you to Valkenburg, an exquisite town in a wooded setting and with pretty squares fringed with bars and cafes. Experience the magic of its atmospheric Christmas markets, including that held in the Gemeentegrot (Municipal) cave.

Day Three

After a final breakfast we'll begin our journey home, crossing the Channel and arriving home late this evening at the end of an unforgettably festive few days.
Departure county Pick-up points
Berkshire
Berkshire Bracknell
Bristol
Bristol Bristol
Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire High Wycombe
Cornwall
Cornwall Truro
Devon
Devon Barnstaple, Bideford, Exeter Services M5, Paignton
Dorset
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Ferndown, Poole
East Sussex
East Sussex Brighton
Gwent
Gwent Cwmbran
Hampshire
Hampshire Aldershot, Basingstoke, Havant, Portsmouth, Winchester
Kent
Kent Ashford, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Canterbury, Chatham, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Sittingbourne, Swanley
London
London Ealing, Lewisham
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil
Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Witney
Somerset
Somerset Bridgwater, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Surrey
Surrey Camberley, Epsom, Guildford, Staines, Worcester Park
West Sussex
West Sussex East Grinstead
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Amesbury, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
Date Price From
15 December 2017
15 December 2017 £195

Area hotel within 60 minutes in Maastricht ★★★

You will be staying in a three-star standard hotel within 60 minutes of Maastricht by coach. All rooms offer private facilities, TV and telephones.

Further Information

Meet at port option

To give you greater flexibility and allow you to travel on the date that suits you best, you may like to meet the coach at Folkestone Services (called Stop 24) on the M20, which is just a five-minute drive from the Channel Tunnel and a 15-minute drive from Dover. If you wish to do this, please select the county 'Kent' and the pick-up point 'Stop 24 Folkestone Services Saltwood' when booking. You will be notified of the exact pick-up location in your Final Travel Details, which you will receive approximately 7-10 days prior to departure. Further information and car parking charges can be found at www.stop24.co.uk

Coach seating arrangements

Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Your journey

Depending on your departure point, you may leave your pick-up point very early in the morning and return very late at the end of the holiday, in order to meet your scheduled Channel crossing. There will also be a stop to transfer you from a feeder coach to your main coach, on both the outward and return journeys.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Channel crossings

Where possible, we will cross the Channel by ferry at the beginning and end of your holiday. However, we reserve the right to substitute crossings by Eurotunnel when necessary.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Maastricht’s Christmas Market & Valkenburg’s Christmas Caves reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Maastricht’s Christmas Market & Valkenburg’s Christmas CavesScores 8.0 out of 10 based on 41 reviews
(7 out of 10)

DOREEN

LEICESTER Single traveller
Quite good - trips to markets interesting . Good company on coach and no complaints about anything.
Confirmed traveller: 18 December 2016
Published on: 04 January 2017
(9 out of 10)

WENDY

Wollaston wellingborough. Friends
The trip was very good although we would have liked a hotel that served evening meals. This is because we were two ladies on our own. We did visit a local restaurant and enjoyed a meal there. We both thoroughly enjoyed both visits to the Christmas markets.
Confirmed traveller: 18 December 2016
Published on: 27 December 2016
(8 out of 10)

J

Scunthorpe Friends
Enjoyed the visit to 2 christmas markets in Holland, although the christmas caves in Valkenburg were rather dark and claustrophic, and the queues to get in were horrendous. As we had already got our entry tickets, it was a surprise that we still had to queue.
Hotel was a rather basic 3*, but linen clean and breakfast good. Disappointing that there was no tea/coffee making facilities in the room, and 4 coathangers for 2 people was a bit stingy we thought.
Whilst this was a good trip it was very tiring, and there was certainly not enough time to see what we went for. Travelling from our home to the hotel in Liege took well over 12 hours. We then had the following day to visit 2 markets in 2 different towns in Holland, which was definitely not enough, and there was certainly no time at all to look around some of the lovely shops in Maastrict and Valkenburg. We then had a 12 hour journey to get back home.
Overall, there was far too much travelling involved for the small amount of time at the markets. This trip should either be for a longer time, or by air which would be so much quicker, although also more expensive - but you pay your money and make your choice.
Confirmed traveller: 18 December 2016
Published on: 26 December 2016
(10 out of 10)

Brian

Tiptree Couple
A fast short break crammed with interest, Valkenburg cave brilliant.
Confirmed traveller: 18 December 2016
Published on: 23 December 2016