Cologne, Valkenburg and Aachen Christmas Markets

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  • Visit the spectacular city of Cologne
  • Experience the Market Caves and Magic Sand Nativity scene of Valkenburg
  • Watch the Valkenburg Christmas Parade
  • Visit the Christmas Market of Aachen, Germany
  • Enjoy a farewell meal at local restaurant

Day 1 – 5: Explore the markets in the Netherlands and Germany

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Day 1 – Arrive at Camping Vinkenhof

Enjoy a welcome meeting to meet your hosts and fellow members over a drink of Christmas Glühwein and a traditional Dutch snack.

Day 2 – The Christmas Markets of Cologne

Enjoy a coach excursion to Cologne, then enjoy exploring the markets at your own pace with plenty of free time to shop and soak up the atmosphere.

Day 3 – Valkenburg Caves and Christmas parade

Spend a day taking in the festivities of Valkenburg and its magical market caves. In the evening, the excitement continues with the town’s famous Christmas parade.

Day 4 – The Christmas Market of Aachen

Enjoy a coach excursion to Aachen in Germany with plenty of free time to explore its Christmas market. Why not try some traditional ‘Printen’ – a local speciality similar to gingerbread, fresh from the oven! In the evening, finish this festive break with a farewell meal at a local restaurant.

Day 5 – Depart campsite before midday

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