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Moselle Valley Christmas Markets

Moselle Valley Christmas Markets

Traditionally German but smaller in scale than the huge city markets of The Rhine - the Moselle offers smaller, more authentic and less commercial Christmas preparations.

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Traditionally German but smaller in scale than the huge city markets of The Rhine - the Moselle offers smaller, more authentic and less commercial Christmas preparations.

The Moselle is a tributary to the great Rhine valley, traditionally German but smaller in scale. Rather than huge cities it is settled by charming towns and ancient villages that present their Christmas preparations in a less commercial and more authentic way. Join in the fun as you wander around the stalls looking for that unusual gift, continental delicacy or Christmas decorations so rarely found at home. Warm yourself with hot mulled wine, and sample such tasty delights as Bratwurst, spicy gingerbread and pastries.  The atmosphere is further enhanced by performances from local choirs, twinkling illuminations and maybe even a seasonal sprinkling of snow!

 

FREE HOTEL UPGRADE - We have changed the hotel base to offer a higher quality of accommodation at NO EXTRA CHARGE!

ITINERARY


THURSDAY - Very early morning departure for Eurotunnel crossing to Calais and drive through Belgium to arrive Muden in The Moselle Valley, Germany early evening. Welcome drink on arrival followed by a 4 course dinner.

FRIDAY - Visit Trier, Germany's oldest town with a superb Christmas market set amid the medieval surroundings of the Hauptmarkt square and in front of the mighty cathedral. 100 festively decorated wooden huts create an enchanting atmosphere in Germany's oldest city - a UNESCO Heritage site.

SATURDAY - To picture-postcard Cochem with its half timbered houses, fairytale castle and riverside promenade where there is also another small Christmas market. The Gluhwein is grown, brewed and produced locally here for connoisseurs and only the best will do.

SUNDAY - "The Pearl of the Moselle" is the small town of Bernkastle-Kues, with an almost unbelievably romantic composition of half-timbered, colour-washed houses with steep roofs and gables. It is the perfect setting for a medieval Christmas market and home of the regions largest advent calendar. Later we shall visit Traben-Trarbach which hosts the areas only subterranean Christmas market all about wine - held in large local cellars which are dimly lit, festively decorated and rich with the aromas of mulled wine, roasted almonds and fir sprigs.

MONDAY - Homeward bound this morning, joining an afternoon Eurotunnel crossing and drive back to Dorset by late night.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Hotel Sewenig, Muden (replaces originally advertised Ellenzer-Goldbaumchen Hotel)

A charming 3 star hotel set right on the banks of the River Moselle in the pretty town of Muden (just 10 miles from our originally planned base at Poltersdorf). The sylish and modern bedrooms and well eqipped with private bathroom with free toiletries, hairdryer, television with satellite channels, phone, desk and seating area. A delicious and wholesome buffet breakfast is provided in the restaurant and dinners are 4 courses plus tea/coffee to follow. There is a sauna for guests use, and a comfortable bar/lounge area in which to socialise.  A lift serves upper floors and wifi is available free of charge.

Changing the tour venue from The Elleenzer Hotel to The Sewenig represents a significant upgrade in accommodation quality amd although much more expensive, the extra costs are not being passed on to our customers.

 

TOUR PRICE : £399.00 Per Person

 

Price Includes •  All coach travel  • Return Eurotunnel crossings  • 4 nights hotel accommodation • Half board meals   • VAT.

 

Single Room Supplement : £80.00

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

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

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Name Address Contact Details
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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