We start with a local departure and make our way via the cross Channel ferry to Valkenburg. Here accommodation has been reserved at the 4* Hotel Riche for 4 nights. This family run hotel is located on the edge of Valkenburg, approximately 200 yards from the city centre. All rooms have private facilities and are well appointed. Hotel features include a restaurant, bar and lift.
On day 2, after breakfast, we have an excursion into Germany and the picturesque town of Monschau, before returning to Valkenburg during the early afternoon. Monschau is renowned for its Mediaeval centre with half-timbered houses and narrow cobblestone streets. The turreted Monschau castle looms over the town and the 'Red House' is a wonderful feature - it was originally the home of a wealthy clock manufacturer. Dinner will be followed by entertainment this evening.
Day 3 - New Year's Eve - today we travel to Holland and Maastricht where it is the last day of the magical Maastricht Christmas market. The coach will depart during the mid afternoon for our journey back to the hotel. Tonight's New Year's Eve Gala Dinner will be followed by a party night with live entertainment and a free bar, from approximately 17.00 hours to 02.00 hours, (conditions apply - ask for details, available at hotel).
Day 4 - New Year's Day - instead of breakfast today we have a buffet brunch. In the afternoon we have an excursion to the German town of Aachen. Dinner is included this evening.
On day 5, after breakfast, we check out and make our way home, arriving back later on.