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Luxembourg, Trier & Metz Christmas Markets

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(Tour code: LXM18)

A festive tour of Luxembourg's UNESCO sites

On this Christmas Market holiday, we stay in Luxembourg whilst enjoying the best of the festive season with visits to the Christmas Markets of medieval Trier and nearby Metz.

Highlights
  • Luxembourg and its Christmas Markets
  • Trier and its Christmas Market
  • Metz and its Christmas Market and Rail Excursion
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Luxembourg, Trier & Metz Christmas Markets 2017Tour Details

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Day 1 Luxembourg
Luxembourg

London to Luxembourg on the Eurostar

We depart St Pancras International by Eurostar to Brussels. Our journey continues by train to Luxembourg, where we spend four nights at the Novotel Luxembourg Centre, centrally situated within the city.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Day 2 Luxembourg Market
Luxembourg Market

Luxembourg’s Christmas Markets

After a leisurely start we meet up in the Old Town for a guided walking tour of this lovely city, a UNESCO World Heritage site seated on top of a rocky promontory. The rest of the day is free to perhaps wander around the Christmas Market at the Place d'Armes, where the scent of mulled wine and baking fills the air. Here gift ideas and crafts line the stalls, set out under chestnut trees. You could also visit the smaller but charming market in the Place de Paris, where the illuminated chalets sit beneath the tallest Christmas tree in Luxembourg city.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Guided City Tour
Day 3 Porta Nigra, Trier
Porta Nigra, Trier

The Christmas Market of Trier

Today's excursion takes us into Germany by rail. We arrive in Trier, which at over 2,000 years old, claims to be the Germany's oldest city in Germany and is home to the UNESCO-listed Porta Nigra, the northern entrance to Trier, built by the Romans around 200 AD. Its name means 'Black Gate', a name it has retained since the Middle Ages, by which point the stone had become discoloured. In the 11th century, much of the gate was turned into a church. There is plenty to explore here, including the birthplace of Karl Marx, possibly Trier's most famous son, and the Roman Baths. At this time of year however, one of Trier's highlights has to be its annual Christmas Market, set against the idyllic backdrop of the city's turreted cathedral, which also boasts the title of Germany's oldest church. Here you can wander round the hundred or more festive traditional wooden chalets, beautifully decorated for the Christmas season.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Trier's Christmas Market
Day 4 Metz
Metz

Metz Christmas Market

Today we take the train to France to visit Metz, one of France's greenest cities. The cathedral of Saint Etienne is renowned for its stained glass, which covers a surface of 21,312 sq ft. The diverse architecture, from its ancient Gallo-Roman remains to the futuristic Pompidou-Metz Centre, makes Metz a extremely interesting city. The Christmas Market in the impressive Place Saint Louis is charming and well worth a visit.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Metz Christmas Market
Day 5 Eurostar Winter
Eurostar Winter

By train to Brussels and the Eurostar to London

We leave Luxembourg by train for Brussels. Here we join the Eurostar to London.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Please note

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras
  • Standard Class rail travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation at the 4-Star Novotel Luxembourg Centre in Luxembourg

Delicious meals included

  • 6 meals, including 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • A walking tour of Luxembourg and free time to explore Luxembourg's Christmas Markets
  • Coach excursion to Trier Christmas Market
  • Metz and its Christmas Market by rail

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

 

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Luxembourg, Trier & Metz Christmas Markets

A festive tour of Luxembourg's UNESCO sites

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