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The Christmas Markets of Luxembourg & Trier

(Tour code: 17LUM)By train to two Christmas Markets in two different countries

Meander through rustic Christmas Markets whilst indulging in festive treats. Explore the medieval city of Trier, set in the romantic Moselle Valley in Germany, as well as the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

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
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

Journey to Luxembourg

Depart St Pancras on the Eurostar to Brussels after meeting at our dedicated Departure Office. From here, join the train to Luxembourg, travelling through the charming Ardennes region on its way to the border. On arrival in Luxembourg, transfer to the Novotel Luxembourg Kirchberg, where you enjoy a glass of mulled wine. The hotel is located close to the European institutions, to the north east of the historical Old Town.

  • Dinner
Day 2

Guided tour of Luxembourg

After a leisurely start, transfer by coach for a guided walking tour of Luxembourg. A lovely compact city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Luxembourg is seated on top of a rocky promontory. Following the walking tour, you are free to explore Luxembourg at your own pace. Perhaps stroll through the narrow streets of the Old Town and discover the awe-inspiring Gothic Revival Cathedral of Notre Dame, or take in the opulence of the ever-impressive Grand Ducal Palace, the official residence and office of the Royal Grand Duke of Luxembourg. During Advent, the city hosts two small Christmas Markets, featuring beautifully illuminated Christmas trees and a host of festive stalls. This evening you are free to dine in a restaurant of your choice, or perhaps sample the local fare which can be found at the Christmas Market, tasting the traditional produce and festive treats available.

  • Breakfast
  • Guided Walking Tour
Trier Christmas Market
Day 3

Trier Christmas Market

Today, travel by coach to Trier, 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. Upon returning to Luxembourg, you enjoy a farewell dinner in the hotel with your group.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Trier Christmas Market
Day 4

Luxembourg to London

Departing Luxembourg, take the rail service northwards through Luxembourg and into Belgium, to Brussels. In the Belgian capital, you connect with the Eurostar service back to St Pancras, London, where, on arrival, your tour concludes.

  • 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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