One of our most popular pre-Christmas tours. Monschau is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful towns in Germany, situated in the Eiffel Mountains; it is an idyllic town of narrow steep roofed, half timbered houses and inns clustered along the banks of the River Rhur – it’s Christmas market is simply magical. We also include a visit to the World Heritage city of Aachen for its superb Christmas Market and the beautiful town of Ypres.
The 4 star Carat Das Vitalhotel is a modern hotel quietly situated, just 300 metres from the town centre, offering en suite bedrooms, excellent leisure facilities including an indoor swimming and a lift serves all floors. The hotel also offers a ‘Happy Hour’ drinks package each evening. We also have a fun evening in the Bowling Alley on one night.
Friday Our door to door service takes you to the waiting coach for the drive to Folkestone during which a light breakfast is served. Boarding the mid morning train a glass of champagne and snacks sets the holiday mood. On through Belgium, past Bruges and Brussels to reach the German Eiffel and our hotel in Monschau. We arrive late afternoon to a welcoming glass of gluhwein, with time to settle in before dinner.
Saturday A full day visit to Aachen with its fabulous Christmas Market – a brightly lit, vast collection of wooden huts set around the cathedral and town hall. This lovingly decorated "Christmas village" on the market square has everything your heart could desire. One local speciality you really must try is the Aachen Printen, a kind of gingerbread. In addition to the market there are plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Sunday A day at leisure in Monschau. Plenty of time for Christmas shopping at the colourful market, exploring the quaint picturesque town and making use of the hotel’s excellent leisure facilities.
Monday We depart Monschau soon after breakfast and retrace our route through Belgium making a visit with time for lunch in the historic town of Ypres set in the hearty of the 1st World War Battlefields, before continuing to Calais for the afternoon train to Folkestone. We arrive home early evening after a weekend of festive spirit.
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