Reader Holidays - Cologne Christmas Markets from Daily Echo

Departing November - December 2015

From £399.00

*Price shown: 30 Nov 2015 - COY

COLOGNE CHRISTMAS MARKET HOLIDAYS
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Cologne at Christmas is a uniquely festive place. Christmas markets spring up in half a dozen locations, beside the cathedral and along the narrow streets of the old town, and offer a plethora of seasonal gifts, trinkets and decorations. See them for yourself on this wonderful festive city break.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Cologne and its colourful old town
  • Wander the stalls of the world's most famous Christmas Market
  • See the twin towers of the Gothic Dom cathedral
  • Three nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation in your chosen hotel
  • Return flights from your local airport to Cologne
  • One piece of hold luggage per couple
  • Return airport-to-hotel coach transfers
  • The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement. For single travellers, one piece of hold luggage is included.

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Germany and transfer to your hotel. After check-in, you're free to explore. Why not enjoy the atmosphere of Cologne's celebrated old town, tucked between the Cathedral and the mighty Rhine, and its lively bars and cosy restaurants?

Day Two

Join our included walking tour, and see Cologne's soaring cathedral and the lovingly restored old town that surrounds it. Afterwards head to the historic 'Neumarkt' and 'Altermarkt' squares to wander the stalls, sip hot gluhwein, and sample tasty Bratwurst, spicy gingerbread and other unusual sweets at Cologne's two most beautiful Christmas markets.Exploring elsewhere, you'll find still more festive distractions. From the 'fairytale market' in Rudolf Platz to the floating market in front of the Old Town all Cologne is abuzz with excitement.

Day Three

Today you're free to continue exploring Cologne, or to join our fascinating optional excursion along the beautiful Ahr Valle to Ahrweiler. Explore this delightful town of half-timbered buildings and Gothic churches, medieval walls and an ancient market square - upon which the town's Christmas market makes a colourful spectacle.

Day Four

Transfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair or electric scooter, please let us know as soon as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

*Discount applies to new bookings made between 17th April and 7th May 2015 (inclusive) only. This offer applies to 2015 Festive air Holidays only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount amount will be added to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, and may be withdrawn at any time.

The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)

Maritim Hotel Cologne

The Maritim Hotel Cologne is situated on the banks of the Rhine, in the heart of the city, very close to the cathedral and the main railway station.

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Introduction

The Maritim Hotel Cologne is situated on the banks of the Rhine, in the heart of the city, very close to the cathedral and the main railway station.

Facilities & Amenities

The hotel boasts exclusive boutiques in the spacious glass covered hotel hall, four elegant restaurants - including the roof-garden restaurant, Bellevue, on the fifth floor with stunning views of the Rhine - and a beer and wine bar, Kolsche Stuff. As well as a swimming pool, steam bath and solarium, there is a massage room and a fitness area. Room service, an evening turndown service, and dry cleaning and laundry are available. Newspapers are provided in the lobby and restaurants, and wireless LAN Internet access is available.

Rooms

All bedrooms have private facilities, hairdryers, air conditioning, satellite TV, telephones, WiFi, safes and minibars.

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Dorint an der Messe
4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars

This elegant hotel is conveniently located just a mile from the old town.

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Introduction

This elegant hotel is conveniently located just a mile from the old town.

Facilities & Amenities

The Dorint has its own Beauty and Wellness Centre, which was totally refurbished in 2014 and features an indoor pool, a sauna, a steam bath and a fitness centre (offered at a reduced rate to guests). Other amenities include a cocktail bar and restaurants.

Rooms

Each bedroom is well furnished, and offers private facilities, a direct-dial telephone, satellite TV, an iron and ironing board and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

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Hotel Conti
3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars

The modern and friendly Conti hotel is located in the Belgian quarter of the city, near cafes, bars and restaurants, and is a very short walk from the tram station.

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Introduction

The modern and friendly Conti hotel is located in the Belgian quarter of the city, near cafes, bars and restaurants, and is a very short walk from the tram station.

Facilities & Amenities

The hotel has its own Thai restaurant, which is open every day except Mondays, and there is complimentary Wifi throughout the hotel.

Rooms

All the bedrooms have private facilities, hairdryers, direct-dial telephones, WiFi and satellite TV.

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Holidays - To Book By Phone Call 0844 477 4480

All the holidays featured are operated by Newmarket Air Holidays Ltd, ABTA No.V7812, ATOL No. 2325, and Newmarket Promotions Ltd, ABTA No. V787X.

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