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The Christmas Markets of the Moselle

(Tour code: 17COM)By train to the Christmas Markets of Trier and Cochem

Festive stalls overflowing with seasonal gifts and sumptuous delicacies await on this delightful Christmas Markets break. From the riverside town of Cochem, visit historic Trier and both their Christmas Markets.

Tour Highlights
  • Cochem's Christmas Market
  • Cochem guided tour
  • Wine tasting in Cochem
  • Trier and its Christmas Market
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

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Day 1

London to Cochem

Depart St Pancras International by Eurostar to Brussels. Then continue to Luxembourg by train through the beautiful Ardennes area of southern Belgium. Here you change to a local train to Cochem and check into the 4* Hotel Triton for a three-night stay.

  • Dinner
Day 2


Today you enjoy a guided walking tour of Cochem. Cochem is located in the most romantic part of the Moselle Valley, where the river curves between the towering Eifel and Hunsrück mountain ranges, and is watched over by the magnificent 11th century Reichsburg Castle. The Old Town is also a joy to behold, with its narrow streets, winding alleyways, lovingly restored half-timbered houses and medieval town gates. Following the tour, enjoy a tasting of the region's famous wines. The rest of your day is free to explore. Cochem is home to a small Christmas market or alternatively you could make the short journey by train to Koblenz where you can wander round the stalls, each selling an array of festive gifts and traditional crafts. Later, enjoy dinner in the hotel.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided Walking Tour
  • Wine-tasting
Trier Christmas Market
Day 3


After a leisurely morning travel by train to Trier, another beautiful and historic destination on the banks of the Moselle. Trier is reputed to be Germany's oldest city, and was founded over 2,000 years ago. Enjoy a guided tour of the impressive Roman and medieval buildings located around the city, including the Porta Nigra which is one of the best-preserved Roman gates in Europe and has UNESCO World Heritage status, discover why Trier is a very important part of Germany's heritage. The enchanting Trier Christmas Market, which is one of the best in Germany, can be found in the delightful market square, set against the backdrop of the magnificent Cathedral. Wander through the streets and squares of this charming city and soak up the festive atmosphere. You will stay in Trier until the evening so you will be able to experience the delightful market as the city is illuminated by lights in a multitude of colours.

  • Breakfast
  • Guided City Tour
  • Trier Christmas Market
Day 4

Cochem to London

Leave Cochem by local train to Luxembourg. Here, continue on the service to Brussels. On arrival in the Belgian capital, connect with the Eurostar service to St Pancras International in London.

  • Breakfast

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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