26th November 2017
German Christmas Markets in Bad Salzuflen
Sunday - P & O Ferries
We leave from our local departure points and drive south to Hull, where our ferry awaits for the overnight crossing to Rotterdam. Twin low-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
Monday - Bad Salzuflen
After disembarkation, we travel east to the German border and Munster, an attractive university town, where we soak up the atmosphere of the Christmas Markets. Over 300 stalls offer a huge range of artisan items, jewellery, decorations and crafts as well as sweets, treats and a large selection of culinary delights. We continue to Bad Salzuflen, our host for three nights. Maritim Hotel.
Tuesday - Wednesday - Bad Salzuflen
Forests, fields and lakes cover about 75% of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and there is a greater density of theatres, orchestras and museums than anywhere else in Germany. We travel to Hildesheim, where the Christmas Market comes to life in the historical market square around the town hall. Its backdrop is the impressive facade of the former butchers' guildhouse and the beautifully decorated stands turn this classic historic town into a winter wonderland. We visit the Christmas Market in Hameln, a town synonymous with The Pied Piper. Hameln lies on the banks of the River Weser and the many decorated Christmas Market stalls add to the atmosphere of this charming town. We allow time to enjoy the markets in Bad Salzuflen, a thermal spa town, where our hotel is ideally placed next to the spa park and close to the delightful town centre. The scent of mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and gingerbread make a perfect tonic to get you into the Christmas mood.
Thursday - Rotterdam
En route to the Dutch border, we peruse the stalls in Osnabruck's Christmas Markets. Adorned and transformed with festive illuminations, the historical markets are one of the prettiest in the region. We continue to Rotterdam, where our ferry awaits for the overnight crossing to Hull. Twin low-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
Friday - Scotland
We return to Scotland late afternoon after a magical German Christmas Market experience.
Ferry Single Supplement £40
Our stylish hotel is located next to the Spa Park in the heart of Bad Salzuflen. Tastefully furnished bedrooms, an excellent restaurant serving tempting meals, an hotel bar and indoor swimming pool will add to the enjoyment of our stay.