Return Channel crossing
3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Visits to Cologne & Dusseldorf Christmas Markets
Optional sightseeing festive cruise: with Belgian Waffle with sour cherries and whipped cream or German Apple Cake with whipped cream served with tea/coffee or hot chocolate (£25 per person – please enquire at the time of booking)
During Your Stay
Day 1 – We travel to the 4 star Novotel Düsseldorf City West.
Day 2 – After breakfast our driver will take you into Düsseldorf centre, experience the city like never before as glittering and lovingly decorated huts appear right before your very eyes! As the city is transformed into a winter wonderland, you will discover that the atmospheric Christmas market is staged in different locations across the city, all within easy walking distance of each other. This afternoon, you can join us for an optional sightseeing festive cruise along the Rhine river*. As you float along the romantic Rhine gliding past the city’s waterfront sights you will be served a Belgian Waffle with sour cherries and whipped cream or German Apple Cake with whipped cream served with tea/coffee or hot chocolate.
Day 3 – Today we take you to Cologne where the magic of Christmas can be felt throughout the festively decorated city! The most popular Christmas market held here is in front of the dramatic Cologne Cathedral, alternatively take a stroll into the Old Town and you will find the Alter Markt: where rustic wooden stalls rest along the cobbled square – look carefully and you might spy the gnomes peeping over the stall roofs watching the goings-on!
Day 4 – Bursting with Christmas cheer, and perhaps the odd stocking filler or two, we retrace our footsteps home.