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Rhineland Christmas Markets, Germany

Rhineland Christmas Markets, Germany

Escorted by Karen Kirby!

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“Soak up the Christmas atmosphere at two of the most spectacular Christmas Markets in Germany: Dortmund & Dusseldorf.”

 

Day 1

Travel to Germany via Eurotunnel, making suitable refreshment stops.

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Day 2

Visit Wuppertal Suspension Railway to take a ride on the suspension monorail (the “Schwebebahn”). With its swift train service, it is not only a landmark and historical monument but has been Wuppertal’s indispensable means of transport since its inauguration in 1901. The suspension monorail was made worldfamous by a young elephant called Tuffi in 1950. Afterwards we visit Dortmund Christmas Market, one of the biggest Christmas markets in Germany, with over 300 stalls packed around a gigantic Christmas tree creation that stands 45 metres tall – reputed to be the biggest in the world. Made up of 1,700 individual fir trees, its 13,000l ights bathe the Christmas proceedings in a seasonal glow. Every day there is a colourful show programme by the Alter Markt Theatre Company. Once the shopping for handicrafts like seasonal wood carvings, Christmas decorations and unusual toys is completed, we can relax with a glass of hot mulled wine at one of the outdoor bars. As in previous years the Dortmund Christmas Market will once again be catering for all tastes with good solid dishes like sausages and Westphalian grilled ham as well as roasted almonds, pancakes and many other lip-smacking delicacies.

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Day 3

After breakfast visit Dusseldorf Christmas Markets. Düsseldorf transforms the metropolis at the Rhine into a magical festive world. Discover all kinds of Christmas delights at over 200 lovingly decorated huts and explore the vast array of theme worlds in numerous parts of the city. You will find glittering Christmas tree decorations, distinguished handcrafts and plenty of tasty seasonal treats offered simultaneously at seven different locations, all within walking distance. Düsseldorf’s City Hall will be constituting a magical setting for the Christmas Market on Marktplatz (market square). A Christmas market quarter will stretch across the square at the feet of the statue of mounted Jan Wellem – Düsseldorf’s landmark – with huts modelled in colour and style of the brick buildingo f the renaissance city hall situated at the heart of Düsseldorf’s old town. Mulled wine and hot chocolate will invite us to stay for a quite a while. The craftsmen and craftswomen will always be happy to demonstrate their skills to interested visitors. Whilst on the square, a lovingly restored almost 100-year old merry-go-round will be the attraction for both young and old. Also, the hand-carved life-sized manger from the Bethlehem is always a major attraction.

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Day 4

After breakfast we return to home area making suitable refreshment stops, crossing the channel via Eurotunnel.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

MARITIM HOTEL GELSENKIRCHEN ***

This hotel is located next to the Stadtgarten Park in central Gelsenkirchen. It offers wellequipped rooms, a cosy pub, and a modern spa centre with an indoor pool.

 

AT A GLANCE;

  • Return coach travel

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

  • 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome soft/alcoholic drink

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Free use of the hotel swimming pool

  • Journey on board the Wuppertal Suspension Railway

  • Escorted by Karen Kirby

 

 

TRAVEL OPTIONS

Upgrade your room (subject to availability). Supplements apply, call 01268 777 777, option 1

 

GROUP BOOKINGS

If you book 20 places all together on a day excursion, short break or holiday ONE GOES FREE

 

 

 

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Barking Station Parade, IG11 8TU
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Barkingside Fullwell Cross, Bus Stop A - IG6 2EA
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Brentwood Brentwood, Outside The Dairyman
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Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop, London Road
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Chelmsford Victoria Road Victoria Road CM1 1JR
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Collier Row White Hart Lane - Bus Stop out Tythe Court RM7 8LZ
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Corringham Town Centre Gordon Road, Bus Stop opposite Colbourne Close
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Cranham Front Lane/Moor Lane Junction Bus Stop RM14 1XJ
Outside Restaurant Opp. Car Park
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Dagenham Church Elm Lane, Bus Stop L - RM10 9QS
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Depot Depot, Princess Road, Rayleigh
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Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
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Harold Wood Bus Stop A, Gubbins Lane, RM3 0DR
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Hockley Spa Hockley Spa, Bus Stop outside the Library
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Holiday Inn, Brentwood Holiday Inn Brentwood
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Hornchurch. Hornchurch Town Centre
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Hutton Hutton, Bus Stop just past the Chequers Pub
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Ilford Ilford, Bus Stop outside 6 Clements Road, IG1 1BA
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Kavanaghs Rd Kavanaghs Road/London Road, Brentwood
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Palace Theatre Palace Theatre Bus Stop
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Pitsea Outside Gala Bingo Hall, Pitsea
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Queensway Queensway Bus Stop (Behind the Odeon Cinema)
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Rayleigh Stn Rayleigh Railway Station
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Romford St Edwards Way - Bus Stop H - RM1 3DQ
Out: Romford Shopping Hall
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Sadlers Farm Bus Stop on A13, just before Sadlers Farm
roundabout, nr Romsey Road
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Shenfield Stn Shenfield Station, outside Barclays Bank
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Shepherd & Dog Crays Hill Shepherd & Dog, Crays Hill
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Shotgate Shotgate Post Office
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South Green Grange Parade Bus Stop, South Green, Billericay
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Stanford Rookery Corner Rookery Corner Stanford
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Sun Corner Sun Corner London Road - Billericay
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Thames Drive Thames Drive Bus Stop
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The Elms Bus Stop outside Elms Public House, Leigh on Sea
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The Oak Grays The Oak Public House, Lodge Lane, Grays
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Thorpe Bay Stn Thorpe Bay Station, Acacia Drive (opp Station)
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Thurrock Services, Thurrock Services Coach Park, RM16 3BG
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Trafford House Outside Trafford House, by Bus Stop, Basildon
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Upminster Bus Stop M, St Mary's Lane- Upminster
Outside St.Laurence Church RM14 2QJ
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Vic Hse Cnr, Rayleigh Rd Vic House Corner, (Rayleigh Road)
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Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh
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White Horse White Horse,Southchurch Road, Southend
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Whittinghams Grg Whittinghams Garage, opp Rochford Railway Station
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Wickford Halls Corner, opposite Police Station, Wickford
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Woodford Green Snakes Lane East, Bus Stop R - IG8 7HU
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