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The Christmas Markets of Luxembourg & Trier 2014

By train to two Christmas Markets in two different countries

Meander through rustic Christmas markets whilst indulging in festive treats on a charming rail break that combines the medieval city of Trier with the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. As the scents of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts fill the air you can marvel at the Christmas tree lit by 16,000 lights at Place de Paris in Luxembourg, or shop for German delicacies in Trier. Roman ruins, medieval castles and picturesque scenery also inspire guests to visit the regions. Discover why the best things come in small packages for yourself by visiting Luxembourg Christmas Markets on one of our festive rail tours.

Tour highlights

  • Luxembourg including a guided tour
  • Trier and its Christmas Market
  • Time at leisure to explore Luxembourg's Christmas Markets
  • The services of a Tour Manager
  • Day 1 - Journey to Luxembourg

    Luxembourg

    We depart St Pancras International by Eurostar for Brussels. In the Belgian capital we join a train to Luxembourg, which takes us southwards through the charming Ardennes region on its way to the border. On our arrival in Luxembourg, we transfer to the 4* Novotel Luxembourg Kirchberg, a superb modern hotel located close to the European institutions to the north east of the historical Old Town. This evening, we dine together in our hotel.

    Dinner

  • Day 2 - Guided tour of Luxembourg

    Luxembourg

    After a leisurely start, we meet up for a coach transfer to the city centre for a guided walking tour of this lovely compact city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is seated on top of a rocky promontory. Following the walking tour, you are free to explore Luxembourg at your own pace, and perhaps visit the colourful Christmas Markets. During Advent, the city hosts two small Christmas Markets, one on Place d'Armes, and one on Place de Paris, where the Christmas tree is beautifully illuminated and decorated. Wooden stalls offer stollen cake, homemade gifts, Mettwurst (a local sausage speciality) and schnapps! As you wander around the festively decorated chalets you may like to enjoy a cup of warming mulled wine. This evening you are free to dine in a restaurant of your choice, or perhaps sample the wonderful local fayre which can be found on the Christmas Market stalls.

    Breakfast

  • Day 3 - Trier Christmas Market

    Trier Christmas Market

    Today we travel by coach to Trier, which is located just over the border in Germany, on the banks of the Moselle River. The city of Trier claims to be the oldest in Germany, and it was founded over 2,000 years ago. The city features stunning Roman architecture, such as the imposing Porta Nigra, the largest Roman Gate north of the Alps. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Porta Nigra is not to be missed.

    Trier's Christmas Market, one of the best in Germany, is held every year against the charming backdrop of medieval Hauptmarkt Square and the impressive Cathedral. Around 100 festively decorated little wooden huts offer a wide range of arts, crafts, toys and much more. You are free to wander around the market at your leisure, in search of ideal Christmas presents for friends and family. You may want to warm yourself up, as the Germans do, with a steaming mug of glühwein, accompanied by some roasted chestnuts or a delicious bratwurst. Upon our return to Luxembourg, we come together for a farewell dinner in the hotel.

    Breakfast, dinner

  • Day 4 - Luxembourg to London

    Eurostar

    Departing Luxembourg, we take the rail service northwards through Luxembourg and into Belgium, to Brussels. In the Belgian capital we connect with our Eurostar service back to St Pancras.

    Breakfast
    These meals, where shown, are included in the price of your holiday

  • Please note

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

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All prices are per person and assume full occupancy of the room.

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Festive Breaks to the Trier & Luxembourg Christmas Markets

Our seasonal break offers you the perfect opportunity to discover the beauty of Trier in the Moselle Valley, as well as the cultural and historical delights of Luxembourg. Our holiday includes all transport and accommodation as well as a selection of meals and excursions, meaning that there will be little extra to spend whilst you are away. To ensure that your festive break with us is as relaxing as possible you will be escorted by a professional Tour Manager who will ensure that everything runs smoothly. This means that you will never have to plan further ahead than the next excursion, so you will be free to embrace the celebratory spirit of the season. Experience the Trier and Luxembourg Christmas Markets.

Experience

Rail Discoveries has more than three decades’ experience providing outstanding rail holidays.

Our escorted tours benefit from the presence of a professional Tour Manager, who will ensure that your holiday runs smoothly.

Value

Allow Rail Discoveries to take the stress out of organising a holiday; our tours include rail travel, a range of superb accommodation, and a number of meals.

Embark on a wealth of included excursions or enjoy the complete dining experience on one of our all-inclusive tours.

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Call us on the dedicated phone number above or speak to one of our award-winning Tour Advisors in person at our offices in York.

We can arrange connecting UK rail from your local station, porterage services or extra nights in a favourite city.

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Monday8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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