Valkenburg & Aachen
Christmas Markets


Join us as we ‘Coach & Cruise’ to the Netherlands. Hidden below the Castle Valkenburg ruins, is an underground maze which is transformed annually to add a unique twist to the Valkenburg festive season. The corridors are brightly lit, the passages are warmly decorated, and an underground winter wonderland becomes part of Valkenburg’s magical Christmas Markets. Visit the stalls both above and below ground as they are filled with the wonderful scents and sounds of Christmas

Tour Includes:

  • Luxury Coach Travel
  • Reserved Seat
  • Services of an Experienced Tour Driver
  • Drive On/Off Ferry with Stena Line
  • Overnight Ferry with Cabin (D,B&B)
  • Porterage
  • 3 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
  • 2 Evening Meals
  • 2 Excursions
  • Complimentary Use Of Leisure Facilities
  • Admission to Valkenburg Markets
  • Overnight Ferry with Cabin (D,B&B)



Per Person

Single Room Supplement: £220






Mercure Aachen Europaplatz

The Mercure Hotel Aachen Europaplatz is a conveniently located 4-star hotel near Aachen’s city center near the borders with the Netherlands and Belgium. The Aachen central station is 2.5 km away, the Airport Maastricht/Aachen MST is 40 km away. Guests of the Mercure Hotel Aachen Europaplatz appreciate the hotel for its central, yet quiet location, its elaborate breakfast buffet and friendly service.

Making Facilities

Free Wi-Fi

Air conditioning

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

After joining the coach at your selected pick up point, we will check in at Stena Line for the 07.30hrs crossing from Belfast to Cairnryan.
You can now sit back and relax in the comfort of our coach as we travel , with comfort stops on route, to Kingston Upon Hull.
We will check in for the evening ferry from Hull to Rotterdam where your evening meal & inside cabin (bunks) are included in our package. An overnight cruise then to Europoort in the Netherlands.

Day 2

After an early breakfast we disembark and begin our European journey. We’ll make our way across the Netherlands with comfort stops on route. We will continue our journey to the city of Aachen and on to the 4-Star Mercure Europaplatz Hotel where we will be accommodated for our 3 night stay.

Day 3

Depart Hotel:
Driver will confirm times – Comfortable footwear recommended This morning our excursion will take us to Aachen for our first experience of the German Christmas Markets. Why not try the local delicacies and a little ‘gluhwein’ to keep you warm.

Day 4

Depart Hotel: Driver will confirm times – Comfortable footwear recommended
This morning our excursion will take us to visit the amazing Valkenberg Christmas Caves, a truly wonderful festive experience. Later today you can enjoy the delightful Christmas Parade which is sure to put you in the festive mood. (Meal at your own discression tonight!)
(Admission to caves included in tour price).

Day 5

Depart Hotel: Driver will confirm times.
Today it’s time to begin our journey home. We’ll load the coach after breakfast and say our good-byes. We’ll travel towards Europoort where we must check-in for our overnight cruise back to Hull.
(comfort stops will be made on route)

Day 6

After our onboard breakfast we’ll disembark and begin the last stages of our journey homeward bound. We’ll travel across country with comfort stops as we move toward Cairnryan for the 19:30hrs ferry back to Belfast.

NB: Your Driver will confirm / amend departure times as necessary for the duration of the tour

Pick up Points

Pick up PointPick up TimeReturn Time
NEWTOWNARDS, Regent Street - Front Of Bus Station05:45hrs23:00hrs
BANGOR, Abbey Street - Front Of Bus Station06:00hrs22:45hrs
HOLYWOOD, Redburn Square06:15hrs22:30hrs
BELFAST, Glengall Street - Corner Of Opera House06:30hrs22:15hrs
BELFAST, Stena Passenger Terminal06:45hrs22:00hrs

Departure Dates

Low Deposit:
Only £50

Duration: 6 Days

Departs: Sat 30 November, 2024
Returns: Thu 05 December, 2024


£ 830

Per Person

Single Room Supplement: £220

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