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Maastricht's Christmas Market & Valkenburg's Christmas Caves

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


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 Bracknell
Bristol Bristol
Buckinghamshire High Wycombe
Cornwall Truro
Devon Barnstaple, Bideford, Exeter Services M5, Paignton
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Ferndown, Poole
East Sussex
East Sussex Brighton
Gwent Cwmbran
Hampshire Aldershot, Basingstoke, Havant, Portsmouth, Winchester
Kent Ashford, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Canterbury, Chatham, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Sittingbourne, Swanley
London Ealing, Lewisham
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil
Oxfordshire Witney
Somerset Bridgwater, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Surrey Camberley, Epsom, Guildford, Staines, Worcester Park
West Sussex
West Sussex East Grinstead
Wiltshire Amesbury, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge

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

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 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 56 reviews
(9 out of 10)


Basingstoke Friends
My friend & I went on this trip in 2016 & loved it so much we booked again in 2017 with 2 more friends. Pickup was on time and we arrived at our hotel early evening. On Saturday morning we visited Maastricht in the morning, a very beautiful city with many varied shops & in the afternoon we went to Valkenburg to visit the caves. This time the caves were very disappointing as there was very few stalls all of which were selling tacky goods but in the town there was stalls selling much better merchandise & there are plenty of restaurants & cafes. Overall we had a very enjoyable weekend.
Confirmed traveller: 17 December 2017
Published on: 08 January 2018
(10 out of 10)


Freshwater - Isle of Wight Couple
We loved it....only downside was not having tea/coffee facilities in our room.
Confirmed traveller: 17 December 2017
Published on: 07 January 2018
(8 out of 10)


A nice break away apart from the disappointment of not seeing the market at Maastricht, which was the major part of the holiday. An alternative was arranged but I felt they should have known when booking that the xmas market was not open at the date stated.
Confirmed traveller: 27 November 2017
Published on: 05 January 2018