One of our most popular pre-Christmas tours returns for 2018. 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 Rur – its 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 Michel & Friends Hotels is located in the beautiful town of Monschau and is just a 5 minute walk to the town centre. Hotel facilities include an indoor pool, sauna, bar and restaurant. Each of the 99 ensuite bedrooms have a TV and hairdryers. Although the hotel does not have walk in showers, a lift serves all floors.
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.
MondayWe 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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