New Year in Valkenburg

5 days from £529 pp.


Rhine Valley

Visit: Rhine Valley, Germany

About the Tour

Celebrate the New Year in style and enjoy a coach holiday to the pretty Dutch town of Valkenburg at the crossroads of Europe. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere in the quintessential city of Aachen, and see the famous cathedral, on this stunning festive tour. Enjoy New Year’s Eve visiting the mighty Rhine and Moselle valleys in Germany, before enjoying dinner with music and dancing. And after a leisurely morning on New Year’s Day, visit the medieval walled town of Monschau. You’ll fall in love with this charming town as you stroll its cobbled streets, taking in the surroundings, which have been unchanged for over 300 years.

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 3 evening meals, 1 brunch & 1 light supper
  • 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 then to Valkenburg for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Light Supper
    Aachen

    Aachen

    This morning we have an included excursion to Aachen. The historic Old Town is perfect for visitors to stroll around. Here you can discover the charm of the narrow lanes and historic squares and be inspired by Aachen’s nearly 2000 years of history. Aachen is widely known as the Cathedral City or the City of Fountains, a very special world heritage site. Aachen owes its national recognition as a healing spa city to its more than 30 sulphurous springs. Return to Valkenburg for time at leisure in this popular Dutch town.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Rhine & Moselle Valleys

    Rhine & Moselle Valleys

    Today join our superb included excursion to Germany’s famous Rhine and Moselle Valleys. We drive alongside the romantic Rhine and the majestic Moselle where you will see traditional towns and ancient castles nestled into vineyards along the riverbanks. During the day we visit Alken in the Moselle Valley, where you can try some local wines during an extra optional wine tasting at the famous House of Anton Hammes. Later this evening enjoy dinner at the hotel followed by music and dancing.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Monschau

    Monschau

    Happy New Year! Enjoy a relaxed morning at leisure followed in the afternoon by an optional visit the quaint German town of Monschau. Centred on the banks of a small river and overlooked from opposite hillsides by the ruins of a stone watchtower and an old palace, Monschau is a classically pretty town. Linked by a series of bridges, the town’s restaurants and shops lead up to the town centre where a charming church proudly stands.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Aachen
    • Rhine & Moselle Valleys
    • Monschau

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Winetasting

    Notes



     

    Travel Insurance from £27.00 (5 days). Single Room Supplement from £69.00 (5 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

    You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Hotel Walram located in the centre of Valkenburg. The hotel has a lift, restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool, sauna and solarium.

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    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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