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.


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!


THURSDAY - Very early morning departure for Eurotunnel crossing to Calais and drive through Belgium to arrive Poltersdorf in The Moselle Valley, Germany early evening. Welcome drink of mulled wine 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.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Goldbaumchen Hotel, Ellenz-Poltersdorf

A historic hotel, family run and full of character set in an idyllic riverside location at the heart of this wine producing town. Bright and modern bedrooms are simply furnished and provide all the basic facilities including private shower/toilet, hairdryer, free toiletries, television with satellite channels, seating and wardrobe. An attractive traditionally decorated restaurant provides a continental style breakfast and 4 course evening dinner with tea/coffee to follow. There is a comfortable bar in which to socialise and connect to the free wifi, a lift serves all floors and room service is available.


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

Travel Insurance Premium : £31.00 per person

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

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

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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