"Leger Christmas Market tours are an excellent way to start off the Christmas festivities..."
Christine & Family
It has become something of a family tradition now that my husband and I, together with our niece and nephew, take a Leger Christmas Market tour in December. We chose the Brussels and Valkenburg tour, as we had not visited Brussels before and we all agreed it was one of the best yet!
Our tour began on the transfer coach, where the crew presented all travelers with a brochure giving all relevant information needed on a Leger tour, which, of course, was most useful for first time Leger travellers.
The crew on our tour coach were most attentive and informative all through the holiday, providing refreshments at regular intervals and offering details about places to be visited, such as directions and local transport. The coach itself was decorated with an extremely festive theme, especially in the lounge at the rear of the coach, of which passengers were encouraged to use and “mingle with fellow travellers”.
The hotel in Brussels was comfortable, clean, friendly and well situated for the town. The local tram stop was just outside the hotel for those less mobile, but the hotel was also within easy walking distance of the main part of the town itself - for all shops, bars and restaurants. To our amusement, we went to visit one restaurant on our first evening, only to be led across the cobbled street to another, as all the tables were taken, but from which our food was delivered - across the same street - to us seated in the second restaurant!
All four of us agreed the highlight of this tour was the visit to the Christmas Markets in Valkenburg, located in two caves in the town. The largest of these was huge, warm, well lit and magical and also great bargains were to be had from the large variety of goods available! The town itself was quaint and welcoming, again, with a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants.
On the second day of the tour we chose not to take the optional trip to Bruges, as we had visited it a few times before but instead spent it the in and around Brussels, getting to find our way around, enjoying the various market locations and rounding the day off with the Festival of Lights in one of the main squares. We would not have known about the Festival of Lights had not one of the couriers given us the information, for which we were most grateful.
Leger Christmas Market tours are an excellent way to start off the Christmas festivities and we highly recommend them to all to enjoy the companionship on the coach, the holiday atmosphere, ease of travel as well as the shopping!