About the tour: Thuringia, Erfurt, Weimar & Cologne

Looking for a historical and picturesque Christmas market experience? Travel through the Thuringian countryside and visit Wartburg Castle* in Eisenach, complete with its own Christmas market before moving on to Erfurt and Weimar Christmas Markets. And, to top it off, complete your Christmas holiday with a stop off in mighty Cologne for the opportunity to visit one if its many markets dotted around the famous city.

Tour Includes

  • 5 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 3 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Local departure by coach, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    We head through Belgium and Germany to our hotel in Jena for a three-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    One of the highlights of our tour as we head to Eisenach, where a very special Christmas market is held in the courtyard of the impressive Wartburg Castle.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Join our included excursion to the pretty town of Jena, which takes on magical, fairytale atmosphere at this special time of year!

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included excursion to Erfurt Christmas Market, which is the largest in Thuringia and one of the prettiest in the whole of Germany. The Domplatz is the perfect setting, with around 200 little wooden huts and an enormous 25 metre high Christmas tree, decorated with hundreds of candles. We continue to Weimar, where you can enjoy the magical atmosphere around the beautifully decorated market square, Schillerstrasse and Theaterplatz. Organ music and carol singing in the churches and market square add to the festive charm of this UNESCO World Heritage town. Enjoy a glass of hot mulled wine, Christmas cookies and the famous Thuringian grilled sausages.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Erfurt Christmas Markets

    We leave Jena and head to the cathedral city of Cologne, with the opportunity to visit some of the Christmas markets. Continue to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast


    Single Room Supplement from £95.00 (6 days).


    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for three nights at the 4-star Best Western Jena Hotel. The hotel has a restaurant and bar.

    Overnight stays in Belgium are in city-style hotels.


    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £39.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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