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Christmas Markets in Germany

Christmas Markets & Short Breaks
(2 nights) in Germany and Belgium

Christma Markets in Belgium

Xmas Markets

Christmas promotion

If you feel a little jaded from the sheer commercialism taking over this festive time, get a real sense of Christmas spirit by taking a few days at one of Germany's famous Christmas Markets.

Christmas Markets in Europe - By taking your car for a two night stay allows you to load up with lots of seasonal gifts, as well as wines, beers and spirits, often at less than half UK prices.You may even have time to cram in a few hours in several of the main department stores such as Kaiser, Neckermann or up market Voom and Droom - all of which offer a wide choice of new ideas for different gifts at prices often less than the UK. Shops in German towns and cities now open on Saturdays until 4 or 5pm.They are never open on Sundays
In contrast, the Christmas markets are open daily from the last week-ends in November until a few days before Christmas and are open from around 10am until often 8 or 9pm in the evenings.
We have chosen Markets in the Eifel, Mosel and Rhein Regions of Germany

German Christmas Markets in Eiffel, Mosel and Rhein


As well as travelling by car there is also a Euro Star Option.

Here are some examples:

1. For a two night break or longer staying at the Trier Mercure Hotel is just £212 each of two.

2. At Aachen a 2 night stay in the Ibis hotel just 300 yards walk from the rail station the cost is just £184 each.

3. In Koln 2 night stay at Dorint Novotel is just £216 each of two.

Children under 12 pay only the rail fare which starts at £88 return.

All rail travel is based on return Euro star departures from Waterloo with a change of train at Brussels.


The Eifel region:

Only a 3 hour motorway drive from Calais - the Eifel is the nearest region of Germany to the UK.
Aachen Markets - open from 22 November - 22 December.

We offer Ibis Hotel - Marschiertor, a two star plus quality city centre hotel. All rooms with bath shower, WC, TV and include breakfast for 2 adults and one child up to 12 years.Two night stay: for 2 Adults+1 child under 12, including P&O Ferry - Extra night .

We offer Mercure Europaplatz - this is located about 2km from the city centre and is a three star hotel-restaurant with bar and restaurant open till 11 pm. All rooms with double bed and two singles - en-suite bathroom with tub and shower over.

Two children under 16 years stay free and eat free for breakfast! Two night stay: for 2 Adults+2 children under 16, including P&O Ferry - Extra night .

We also offer Novotel Dorint **** in the City centre, only 250 yards walk from the Christmas markets with own underground parking (chargeable) - new four star hotel located in Peterstrasse and being completed in October this year. Lovely large bedrooms with luxury bathrooms.

Restaurant, bar and lounges downstairs.Two night stay is for 2 Adults+2 children under 16, including P&O Ferry and breakfast for all! Extra night .

High quality hotel and super central!!

Monschau Christmas Fair - open from 26 November - 14 December.
Wonderful town full of black and white half timbered houses with a river that runs through its centre!

Staying at the three star, Alte Forsthaus - complete with indoor pool. High quality restaurant. Two night stay: for 2 Adults+1 child under 12, including P&O Ferry - Extra night .


Trier, Mosel region:

Delightful wine region on this wide river that meanders gracefully from
Koblenz to Trier - the journey by car takes around 4-5 hours driving time from Calais, again on motorways all the way

The oldest city in Germany and founded by the Romans whose original Black Gate (Porta Negra) still exists. A very picturesque city - lots of large squares such as The Hauptmarkt surrounded by baroque style houses and a busy shopping area. Lots of style to this town - wine tasting in Konstantinplatz or Olewig where for £2
you can sample a range of wines all grown locally.

Restaurants,cafes and a wide range of bars from traditional to those with Jazz or even Punk themes will tempt you each evening.

Trier Christmas Fair - open from 22 November - 22 December

Hotel Mercure Keiserhermen in the centre of the city - three star hotel sleeps up 2 adults and 2 children under 16 years are free in the same room.Two night stay: for 2 Adults+2 children under 16 in same room, including P&O Ferry - Extra night .


The Rhein region:

Great area for wine tasting, riverboats and castles - that is, if you have time left over from shopping! Driving time from Calais about 5 hours.

Bonn Christmas Fair - Open from 19 November - 23 December (NOTE the Christmas Fair is closed on 21 November)

Until last year the capital city of Germany when most of the bureaucrats relocated to the new office blocks of Berlin. They left behind a wide range of museums and vast selection of ethnic themed Restaurants in the centre.

Shopping is concentrated in the "Altstadt" and the markets are held near the Rathaus (town hall).

We can offer the three star Novotel - two children free when sharing room with parents; Two night stay: for 2 Adults+2 children under 16, including P&O Ferry - Extra night .


The two star Ibis, which offers rooms for two adults and a child under 12 years free of charge. Two night stay: for 2 Adults+1 child under 12, including P&O Ferry - Extra night

Cologne Christmas Market - Open from 25 November - 22 December.

The crowning glory is the city's magnificent cathedral (Dom) with its central river location which makes this one of Germany's greatest cities.

The nearby Altmarkt is one of three main squares in which the Christmas Markets are held - lots of beer halls, restaurants and cafes to visit if you have the energy - try the "Kolsch" light beer which is only made within the city precincts.

Hotel Dorint Koln City - three star hotel in the city centre. Private parking. Two night stay: weekend (Fri - Sun): - EXTRA NIGHT ; weekdays (Mon-Thurs): - EXTRA NIGHT ;

Hotel Alemania - central historic centre position, 3 star hotel. Restaurant open until 11:00pm.
Two night stay: - EXTRA NIGHT ;

Our Prices - What's included:

Five day return fares with P&O Ferries

Two night stays, including Breakfast at all hotels
(extra night prices are shown on our price charts)

Two children under 16 years staying in same room as parents are
Free of charge in Novotel Hotels!

Extra costs:
Travel with Euro Tunnel - supplement £18 per car return

Extra rooms for more persons on request

If you are interested in our "Christmas Markets in Germany" offer,
please ring us on

The German National Tourist Office offer more details about Christmas Markets at:


So enjoy a one, or even two nights stay at the Brugge Zuid Novotel which is just outside the town on a quiet woodland site. The hotel offers restaurant and bar open till 23:00 hours daily-and large rooms that can sleep two adults (and two children under 16 years who can stay free of charge). Each room has a full bathroom, separate WC, hairdryer, Satellite TV and mini bar are part of the comforts.

Return P&O Ferry - Two night stay at Novotel and any time departure:- Mon - Thurs; and Fri - Sun; for 2 adults and 2 children under 16 (#)

(#) Price includes full buffet breakfast at the hotel. This is the total cost - as low as £39 each - so enjoy Christmas shopping in style. Stay an extra night from per room inc Breakfast.


Hotel Aragon **** Central Brugge

Very central yet quiet position this four star hotel has been lovingly restored and now has some 40 rooms. Just a hundred metres from the main square Grande Markt) it also has parking for seven cars (best to pre-book).

The rooms are with high quality furnishings and drapes - all rooms of course with excellent classic bathrooms with bath and shower over WC washbasin and complete with hairdryers. Each bedroom has a mini bar, Satellite TV and for summer are fully air conditioned.

Downstairs the public rooms offer a lounge area and a cosy bar and there are two breakfast rooms both of which offer a splendid rich Varity of choice on the buffet tables.

Prices 1 November 2006 to 31 March

Return P&O Ferry - Two night stay at Hotel Aragon and any time departure:- for 2 adults breakfast included. Children under 3 years - FREE

Once booked you may well wish to return!

Hotel Aragon

Oud Huis de Peellaert **** Superior

New hotel just completed in July 2004 and originally a former merchants house the location is only 150 yards walk from the Grand Market and in the centre of the shopping and restaurant area of this gothic town. Having 40 bedrooms in various styles no budget restrictions of the furnishings and drapes.

Most of the bedrooms have an Italian style with chandeliers sparking in the sunlight that streams through the large double windows to each room.

All rooms have a mini bar,fully air conditioned of course and complete with satellite TV, room safe - and important for British guests tea and coffee making facilities.The en suite bathrooms are very very equipped with bath shower etc and also with hairdryers.

Downstairs a large breakfast room with a complete buffet offerings to suit all fastidious tastes.

If you arrive on a Sun-Tues there is an offer of 3 nights for the price of 2!!

Prices 1 November 2006 to 31 March

Return P&O Ferry - Two night stay at Oud Huis de Peellaert and any time departure:- for 2 adults breakfast included.

Oud Huis de Peellaert

Novotel Central Hotel - very central parking but chargeable is very well placed to explore the cobbled streets and narrow allyways of this historic medieval town.

Price for two nights and return ferry with P&O from Dover to Calais for one car and up to 5 passengers and two nights stay in the Novotel Cente Hotel with two adults and two children under 16 years in same room with full buffet breakfast included:

Week-ends (Fri-Sun)
2 nights stay

Novotel Zuid - free parking and located about 4km from Brugge centre - same rooms to sleep up to 4: for 2 adults/2 children under 16 years and the rates include full buffet style breakfast.

Week-ends (Fri-Sun)
2 nights stay

Other attractive Short Stay Breaks in Belgium

From September onwards the following Short Stay Breaks apply:

Novotel Gent - Christmas Market open from 8 - 23 December

In the centre of this most attractive city of canals and historic 16th century buildings is the three star Novotel just a few hundred yards from the Baroque market square with its many bars and restaurants.

Gent is in fact a mirror image of Brugge with canals facing onto lovely half timbered buildings and offering scenes that could be from a Brueghel painting even in 2003!

Not as touristy and crowded as Brugge the city is just 60 miles from Calais.

The hotel has over 100 rooms and is wedged between a quiet street and the Goudenleensplain - a square that is the start of the traffic free area which contains a range of restaurants. The hotel has its own underground car park(chargable at about £8.00 per 24 hours) and in the hotel courtyard is summer is an attractive swimming pool.

Large bar area with a restaurant offering reasonable prices which also offers each morning a large choice from the breakfast buffet having hot and cold selection of dishes.

Large room sleeps two adults and 2 children under 16 years who also receive a free breakfast.

Room Type Price for 2 nights (*) Extra night
Large room

(*) The above prices are per room for up to 2 adults + 2 children (under 16) and include the return ferry at any time between Dover and Calais with P&O Ferries.

Novotel Ghent



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