Join us in visiting key locations and attractions including; Visit to Valkenburg, Rudesheim Christmas Market, Bonn Christmas Market & Aachen Christmas Market.
Local departure points.
The Maritim is a four star hotel situated directly on the River Rhine. The hotel is a few minutes’ walk from the pedestrian precinct and boasts stylish, generously equipped bedrooms with TV, mini-bar and hairdryer. An indoor pool, piano bar and terrace with panoramic views of the River Rhine will enhance the enjoyment of our holiday.
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.
We drive to ever-popular Valkenburg, the Christmas Market Town of The Netherlands, for a spot of retail therapy before continuing over the border to Germany and our base for three nights in Konigswinter. Hotel Maritim.
At the foot of the Drachenfelsbahn, Germany’s oldest rack railway and situated between The Rhine and The Siebengebirge Mountains, Konigswinter boasts one of the most beautiful water-side promenades on The Rhine and a charming pedestrian town centre. We tour the Rhine Valley to Rudesheim, where Christmas traditions from all over the world merge with over 120 stands from 12 nations. We visit elegant Bonn, founded by the Romans and now a vibrant university town. The Old Town Hall is transformed every December into an enormous Advent Calendar and we soak up the atmosphere of the many festively decorated wooden huts offering hand-crafted items, gingerbread, wooden toys and much more.
We return via the cathedral city of Aachen, boasting one of the most popular Christmas Markets in Germany. Twinkling lights, the scent of mulled wine and the famous Aachener Printen (gingerbread), all add up to a unique atmosphere, transforming the squares and lanes around the cathedral into a Christmas village. 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.
We return to Scotland late afternoon after a magical Christmas Market experience.