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Continental Christmas Markets 2022

Continental Christmas Markets 2022

Markets in Valkenburg, Aachen and Düsseldorf

A revised tour for 2022, now staying in Valkenburg, Don’t miss the market in the Velvet Caves. Also to Aachen, where the brightly lit Christmas market is set around the cathedral, will take up one day. Another day will be to Düsseldorf for an exciting mix of Christmas markets and shopping delights.


Monday 21 November  5 days £389

Single supplement  £60


INSURANCE £48.50  inc IPT



4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Excursion Programme

Channel crossings by Ferry



Day 1 Monday

Ferry crossing to Calais, then a drive through Belgium to Holland’s Limburg province and the resort town of Valkenburg. 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at Hotel Walram.


Day 2 Tuesday

Valkenburg, where the special attraction is the ‘Fluweelengrot’, the Velvet Cave. The popular Christmas Market (small admission charge) has murals, sculptures and a romantic chapel, together with secret escape passages of great importance in wartime. Plenty to see and do elsewhere in this lovely holiday town.

B, D

Day 3 Wednesday

Spend most of the day in Aachen, the city of Charlemagne, where the centre will present an array of colourful stalls and a formidable selection of decorations, toys, foods, beer and gluhwein. There are always happy crowds and a carnival atmosphere.

B, D

Day 4 Thursday

We are visiting Düsseldorf, a great city on the Rhine, famed for its Christmas Markets, found on the main shopping streets. It is also renowned for the “Sternchenmarkt” (“Little Star Market”) at the Stadtbrückchen, idyllically located in the courtyard of the Wilhelm-Marx-Haus. It has its own illumination, crystals that break the light into thousands of colours and sparkling stars.

B, D

Day 5 Friday

The homeward journey


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTEL WALRAM It was a farmhouse in the 18th century: it is now a classy hotel in the centre of Valkenburg with over 100 well-appointed rooms. The authentic historical elements give the hotel its prestige and grandeur.


Free Wi-Fi, En suite facilities, TV in room, Telephone in room, Hair dryer,  Restaurant, Bar, Lift, Swimming pool,  Spa


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Southernhay, long layby opposite Bus Station
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Dairyman (Argos)
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by Travelodge IG1 !BA
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Old Gala Bingo, Pitsea SS13 3AH
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
Shoeburyness - Kathryn Ct The Cambridge.(Kathryn Ct.), Shoeburyness
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster Station Approach, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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