Valkenburg, Amsterdam & the Rhine & Moselle Valleys

7 days from £509 pp.


Moselle Valley

Visit: Moselle Valley, Germany

About the Tour

From our base in Valkenburg, we enjoy a relaxing coach holiday with visits to Amsterdam, the Rhine Valley and Monschau, with their old-world charms. Walk the cobbled streets of Valkenburg, and take a canal-side stroll in Amsterdam, where you can appreciate the capital city’s amazing architecture. See the spectacular spot where the borders of Germany, Holland and Belgium meet at Drielandenpunt and enjoy time in the German town of Aachen. Why not also join us on a trip to charming town of Monschau, tucked into the Eifel mountain range landscape, or for a full-day excursion to the Rhine Valley, as we visit the lovely towns of Boppard and Alken and pass fairy tale castles and picturesque villages. With so much to experience on this fully escorted tour, you’ll return with magical memories from Holland.

Tour Includes


  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Valkenburg for a six-night stay.

    Valkenburg

    Valkenburg

    Day at leisure to relax and explore Valkenburg’s quaint cobbled streets and pretty buildings. Situated at the crossroads of three countries, Valkenburg has long been a favourite destination on account of its exuberance and extremely varied appeal. Valkenburg, or the 'Marlstone Town' as it is known locally, is famous for its castle and the elaborate system of Roman caves and tunnels that run beneath the town. Explore the quaint cobbled streets and beautiful buildings of this enchanting fortified town, or alternatively, relax with a glass of the local white beer.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Amsterdam

    Amsterdam

    Today we travel to Holland’s cosmopolitan capital city of Amsterdam on our included excursion. Amsterdam is a city with something for everyone, from romantic canal cruises, fantastic gastronomic experiences, art, diamonds, shopping, culture, history and much, much more. Enjoy a relaxed optional cruise along myriad canals for which Amsterdam is famous. Listen to an interesting and informative commentary as we sail past many of the famous sights of the capital and we also have the added bonus of seeing parts of the city which are not accessible by coach. Following the cruise, we visit a diamond factory where we see at first hand the methods for turning diamonds.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Boppard

    Boppard

    Our optional excursion takes us to the majestic Rhine Valley. Famous for its picture-postcard villages, fairy tale castles and vineyards, there is no wonder that the area is considered by many to offer the most picturesque scenery in Germany. We visit the quaint Rhineland town of Boppard, which was once a Roman fort. Enjoy time at leisure in this pretty town to explore or amble along the promenade. During the day, an optional River Rhine lunch cruise will be available. We cruise through the Rhine gorge, famous for its ancient castles, picturesque villages and vine-clad slopes, and enjoy lunch on board ship. Later, we travel to Alken in the Moselle Valley, where we enjoy an optional wine tasting at the house of Anton Hammes, one of the famous vintners of the area. The Hammes family have been vintners here for over 300 years, and you will enjoy a wine tasting, with 4 or 5 different varieties offered, before having the chance to purchase your favourites to bring home with you!

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Aachen

    Aachen

    Today we travel to the Drielandenpunt (Three Country Point), near to the town of Vaals and where the borders of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands all meet. There will be a short amount of time here to take photos before we continue into Germany to the nearby city of Aachen. Aachen is famous for its magnificent cathedral and the Elisenbrunnen fountain, which is also the symbol of the town. There will be free time here for you to explore before returning to the hotel in time for your evening meal.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Monschau

    Monschau

    Enjoy a relaxing day in the town of Valkenburg or join our morning optional visit to the charming little town of Monschau, tucked into the hilly landscape of the Eifel mountain range. Wander around the cobbled streets lined with centuries-old half-timbered houses, cafés, restaurants and souvenir shops, before returning to Valkenburg after lunch.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Valkenburg
    • Amsterdam - Beautiful city of canals and museums
    • Drielandenpunt & Aachen - Meeting point of three borders

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Amsterdam Canal Cruise - A leisurely view of the city
    • Rhine & Moselle Valleys - Fairytale castles and picturesque villages
    • Alken Winetasting
    • Monschau - Charming towns in the Eifel Hills

    Notes


    Single Room Supplement from £79.00 (7 days).

    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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    Accommodation

    2017 - You will stay for six nights at the 3-star Hotel de Bogaerde in the centre of Valkenburg. The hotel has a lift. The restaurant and bar are located in the adjacent sister hotel, Hotel Walram, which is connected by an indoor walkway. The Walram’s indoor swimming pool, sauna and solarium are also available for use.

    2018 - You will stay for six nights at the 3-star Hotel Walram in the centre of Valkenburg. The hotel has a lift. Relax in the restaurant and bar. The hotels indoor swimming pool, sauna and solarium are also available for use.

    Holland

    De Bogaerde

    Walram

    Walram


    The Hotel Walram is a comfortable family run hotel, situated close to the picturesque little waterfall of the River Geul, with splendid views over the famous castle ruins of Valkenburg. The adjacent Walramplein square and swirling Geul stream provide an enchanting setting, within the ruins of the ancient city walls. All en-suite bedrooms are equipped with free wifi, tea/coffee making facilities (in room or available at reception). TV, radio and telephone; room upgrades are also available. The hotel has a lift, restaurant and bar. The Walram’s indoor swimming pool and sauna are also available to use.

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    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.

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    Travel Information

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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