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Metz, Luxembourg & Trier Christmas Markets

Yuletide cheer in northern France

Join us on a super value festive break, based in one of northern France's most handsome cities, taking in three wonderful Christmas markets and visiting one of Europe's smallest countries. It's the perfect opportunity to get your Christmas shopping off to a flying start while enjoying some memorable sights and plenty of Yuletide cheer!

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Visits to Metz, Luxembourg & Trier Christmas markets
  • Three night's bed and continental breakfast accommodation at the three star IBIS Metz Nord hotel
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Itinerary

Day One

Leaving the local area early this morning you'll head to the port for the Channel crossing, continuing on to the hotel, with an en-route stop for a chance to have an early evening meal (payable locally).

Day Two

After a leisurely breakfast you'll head into the heart of medieval Metz, built at the confluence of the Moselle and Seille rivers and crowned by the magnificent Gothic Cathedral of St-Etienne. Half a dozen sites are home to some wonderful markets, with one of the largest, in Place de la Republique, set beside an ice-skating rink and overlooked by a giant Ferris wheel. The day is free for you to explore the sights and soak up the festive atmosphere of the city. A multitude of stalls offers a wealth of interesting crafts and unusual gift ideas, and when shopping's done, there are a host of cafes and restaurants from which to choose, and a winter wonderland, giant nativity scene and some magical night-time illuminations to enjoy, as the 'Capital of Lights' puts on a truly festive display. After time for dinner you'll return to the hotel.

Day Three

This morning you'll journey into Luxembourg, capital of one of Europe's smallest countries. Wander the Christmas market as traditional wooden chalets turn the main square into a miniature Christmas village, or discover and explore the city's Old Quarter and Fortifications, museums and galleries of this fascinating city.

After a wonderful morning, you'll travel on to historic Trier, Germany's oldest city with its fine market square, magnificent cathedral and vast Roman gate, the Porta Nigra. Against the backdrop of the stunning cathedral, Trier's colourful Christmas market boasts over 90 traditional wooden chalets selling all manner of Christmas fare. Enjoy an evening meal (payable locally) before returning to the hotel.

Day Four

Begin the return journey after breakfast this morning, arriving back in the local area during mid to late evening after a thoroughly enjoyable festive break.
Departure county Pick-up points
Bristol
Bristol Bristol
Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire Peterborough
Cornwall
Cornwall Penzance, Redruth, Saltash, Truro
Devon
Devon Exeter, Totnes
Dorset
Dorset Christchurch, Shaftesbury, Sherborne
Dyfed
Dyfed Carmarthen
East Sussex
East Sussex Brighton
Essex
Essex Basildon, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Colchester, Romford, Thorpe Bay
Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Gloucester
Gwent
Gwent Newport
Hampshire
Hampshire Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville
Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire Hitchin, Letchworth, Stevenage
Kent
Kent Bromley, Dartford, Dover, Rochester, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge
London
London Camberwell
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Merthyr Tydfil
Middlesex
Middlesex Enfield
Norfolk
Norfolk Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich
Somerset
Somerset Frome, Glastonbury
Suffolk
Suffolk Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket
Surrey
Surrey Croydon, Epsom, Staines, Walton On Thames
West Sussex
West Sussex Crawley
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Trowbridge

ibis Metz Nord 

You will be staying in the three-star IBIS Metz Nord (or similar), located three miles from the centre of Metz.

Further Information

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.

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.

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.