The ultimate Andre Rieu Concert in his hometown Maastricht, Netherlands plus Christmas Markets
16th – 20th December
Liege, Maastricht, Cologne Namur & Aachen
THURSDAY, 16TH DECEMBER:
We meet at the airport at 1.30pm for our Air Malta flight to Brussels airport departing at 4.05pm and arriving at 7pm. On arrival we are transferred to our 3 star Hotel in Liege, check-in and overnight.
FRIDAY, 17TH DECEMBER:
Today after breakfast we can join the leader on a half-day walking city tour to discover Liege, a city along the Meuse River in Belgium. During Christmas time, the entire city is decked out in the colours of celebration! It just is not possible to visit Liège during the month of December without taking a detour via its famous Christmas Village, often cited as the oldest Christmas market in Belgium. With its 200 chalets, each year it attracts many people who come to taste the produce on offer and seek original gifts that can be found in its rows! In the afternoon we can join the leader for an afternoon excursion to Maastricht, a university city in the southern tip of the Netherlands, distinguished by its medieval-era architecture and vibrant cultural scene. In its cobbled old town, is the Gothic-style church dedicated to St. Janskerk and the Romanesque Basilica of St. Servatius houses of significant collection of religious are.
SATURDAY, 18TH DECEMBER:
Breakfast and then we join the leader on an optional full-day excursion crossing the border to Germany towards Cologne. It’s the largest city in the German Federal State and the fourth most populated city in Germany after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. Every year, the city centre of Cologne is touched by the magic of the festivities in the run-up to Christmas. Christmas music, arts and crafts, toys, Christmas decorations and the scent of the Christmas bakeries create a wonderful atmosphere. It is not just children’s eyes that light up when pewter pourers, wreath binders and glassblowers demonstrate their art, and the aroma of mulled wine, hot chestnuts and gingerbread fills the air.
SUNDAY, 19TH DECEMBER:
After breakfast today we start our holiday by going to an optional half-day excursion to Namur. The capital city of the Wallonia region of Belgium. At the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers is the Citadel, a medieval fortress with 7km of underground passages, gardens, views, and a golden statue of a giant turtle. In town, the Felicien Rops Museum focuses on the works of this 19th-century, Namur-born erotic artist. The baroque St. Loup Church has marble columns and a richly carved ceiling. We return to our hotel to rest so in the evening we attend the much-awaited Andre Rieu concert (optional) in his hometown, Maastricht. Andre Rieu together with the Johann Strauss Orchestra will surely make this night a festive and memorable one for you!
MONDAY, 20TH DECEMBER:
After breakfast we check-out of our rooms and later we go on our last half-day excursion to Aachen, located in the border triangle Germany – the Netherlands – Belgium. One of the major sites one can find in Aachen is Aachen Cathedral. The more than 1,200 years old cultural site is the last resting place of Charlemagne and the site of coronation of 30 German kings. Today Aachen Cathedral with its religious architecture annually attracts more than one million visitors. In 1978 it was registered as the first cultural site in Germany on the UNESCO-World Heritage List. We return to our hotel and later make our way to Brussels airport for our Air Malta flight departing at 7.55pm and arriving in Malta at 10.35pm.
Price per person
* SPECIAL PRICE
*€539 / €589 Adult in Triple
*€559 / €609 Adult in Twin
*€719 / €799 Adult in Single
* Special price applies when all excursions are taken.
Air Malta return flights to Brussels airport
4 nights in 3 star Hotel in Liege r similar
Daily buffet breakfast
Rooms with private facilities, TV & free Wi-Fi
Return airport transfers
Services of tour leader
Airport taxes & service charge
€105 Andre Rieu Concert Rank 3including transfers
Not included in price:
City tax of €3.50 per person per night is to be paid directly to hotel.
* All above prices are subject to change