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European Christmas Markets

European Christmas Markets

Have some festive fun in Europe with Reays on our spectacular European Christmas market break.


Have some festive fun in Europe with Reays on our spectacular European Christmas market break.

Have some festive fun in Europe with Reays on our spectacular European Christmas market break. Combine a relaxing getaway with the chance to pick up some extra special Christmas gifts with each market offering the chance to pick up something a bit different, from unique handicrafts, local delicacies and delightful decorations.


Hotel Schaepkens van St Fyt ***

In the lively and picturesque Valkenburg aan de Geul, just a few hundred meters away from the centre, is the atmospheric Hotel Schaepkens of St Fijt. One of the most famous hotels in this South Limburg city. This family hotel not only has a beautiful location, but also has an excellent restaurant, attractive bar and a beautiful garden with a large terrace where you can enjoy the green surroundings.


All bedrooms feature an ensuite bathroom, free safe, telephone and free WiFi.

All guests of the hotel can also make free use of the facilities of recreation centre 'De Polfermolen'. In the Polfermolen in Valkenburg, about 700 meters away from the hotel, you will find an indoor pool with various baths and a fitness centre.


Price includes:

  • 2 night stay at Hotel Schaepkens van St. Fyt

  • Dinner, bed and breakfast while at the hotel

  • All excursions

  • Free time in Aachen Germany, Valkenburg Netherlands and Bruge Belgium

  • Return ferry crossing between Hull and Zeebrugge

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Services of an experienced tour driver

  • *Meals available on the ferry at an additional surcharge.*


Following a morning departure from Cumbria we travel to York where you can start to get into the Christmas spirit by indulging in some retail therapy before we continue our journey to Hull where we will catch the overnight ferry. On the ferry you can relax in the comfort of your own cabin or spend the evening enjoying the on board facilities including live entertainment, a scrumptious meal in the brasserie restaurant, visit the cinema or even try your luck in the on board casino.


Our morning begins in Zeebrugge where we make our way to Aachen Germany where we will visit our first traditional European Christmas market after which we will continue our journey to the hotel which is in the enchanting town of Valkenburg Netherlands where we will have time to rest before our evening meal.


Today we will have the full day to enjoy the splendour of Valkenburg and the towns magnificent markets which are held in caves under the city which makes it one of the most unique and surreal Christmas markets in Europe. In addition to these marvellous caves there is also a chairlift which offers fabulous views, the castle ruins and also traditional Dutch museums. After a wonderful day exploring we will retire to our hotel to enjoy our
evening meal.


Sadly today sees us bid farewell to our hosts and make our way to catch the evening ferry crossing back to Hull. On the way back to the ferry we will stop at Bruge the cultural capital of Europe, where we will enjoy free time before we continue our journey in the late afternoon.


After our morning arrival in Hull we will continue our journey back to Cumbria.

Saturday 16th November 2019

5 days

Price per adult twin or double: £269.00

Child price available on request

Single supplement: £30.00 (based on sole occupancy of a twin room)

Deposit £40.00 payable on acceptance of booking.


Balance due 8 weeks prior to departure



Important information

Meals available on the ferry at an additional surcharge.

Ferry crossing based on an inside berth cabin, outside available at a supplement.

Please advise us on booking of any mobility needs. The hotel also has three lifts and various facilities for disabled people and is therefore wheelchair friendly.

Where tourist services are provided orally this will be done in English.

The size of the tour will not exceed 61 and in the majority of cases will be less than this.

The minimum number of persons required for the holiday to take place will be notified to you at least 20 days before the commencement date.


This package is organised by Reays Coaches.


“The rules for travel to most countries in Europe will change if the UK leaves the European Union (EU) with no deal. The government has increased planning for a no deal EU Exit and is asking citizens to make sure they are also prepared. UK passport holders should therefore check their passport to see whether it is valid for travel after 29 March 2019."

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Aspatria 1 Bus Stop outside Library Car Park
Market Square, Aspatria CA7 3HB
Barrow Ramsden Square Ramsden Square (Stop K), LA14 1XL
Barrow Walney Promenade The King Alfred, Ocean Rd, LA14 1HA
Barrow, The Strawberry 228 Abbey Road, LA14 5LD
Bigrigg Bus Stop Opposite The Old Captains House
Springfield Road, Bigrigg CA22 2TT
Carlisle Devonshire St 11-13 Devonshire Street
Carlisle CA3 8LG
Cockermouth, Aldi Aldi Cockermouth, Low Road,
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 4HH
Dalton, Tudor Square Outside The Golden Ball Pub, Dalton-in-Furness
LA15 8RJ
Egremont Market Place bus stop, opposite Heron Foods,
Egremont CA22 2AA
Flimby, Railway Station Bus Stop outside Railway Station
Flimby, CA15 8QN
Grange-over-Sands Lindale Bus Stop, outside Hadwins Garage, Lindale
Grange-over-Sands LA11 6LJ
Harrington GallopingHorse Galloping Horse Inn, 95 Main Road
High Harrington, Workington CA14 4NQ
Keswick Booth's Store, Bus Station
Tithebarn Street, Keswick CA12 5EA
Maryport, Curzon Street Co-op Store, Curzon Street
Maryport CA15 6DA
Newby Bridge On the A590, Near Swan Hotel, Ulverston LA12 8NA
Penrith Castle Gates bus stop / opposite Penrith Train Sta
Ullswater Road, Penrith CA11 7JQ
Thursby Bus Stop, Village Green
Thursby, CA5 6PE
Ulverston Greenodd Greenodd bus stop, Ulverston, LA12 7RG
On the A5092, near end of Main Street
Ulverston, The Kiosk The Kiosk, Victoria Road, Ulverston, LA12 0BY
Whitehaven Bus Stop (opposite Shipwrights Arms)
Whitehaven, CA28 7XE
Wigton Bus Station, King Street
Wigton CA7 9EP
Wigton Depot Reays Coaches Depot, Strawberry Fields, Syke Park
Wigton CA7 9NE
Workington Seaton Bus Stop (opposite M&S Car Park)
Workington CA14 3AB

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