of this Event is Dave Whitbourne, Tel no. 02392 619695 (M)
North Harbour at 6.30am – Friday 27th November 2020
Return (approx.): 9.00pm – Monday 30th November 2020
cost of the trip is £240
per person for a double/twin room, based on 41 people, if 51 travel
this will be reduced to £220. The cost of a single room is an
additional supplement of £45 for the trip.
on booking of £50 per person (non-refundable)
THIS TRIP IS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS,
however I will keep a reserve List.
Closing date for applications: When Full. PLEASE
complete ALL field clearly on the application form,
successful applicants will be notified by email.
Markets, a chance to take in two different types of Christmas market
and we will be based in the popular vibrant town of Valkenburg. This
is a 4-day / 3-night trip visiting the European Christmas markets of
Valkenburg and Aachen, including a Wine tasting in Maastricht. The price
for this trip includes bed, breakfast and evening meal. As hotel rooms
need to be booked well in advance, we have decided that to secure this
booking a deposit of £50 per person will be required. This
deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. It is currently planned we
leave IBM North Harbour, Cosham at 6.30am on Friday 27th November and
if this is changed you will be notified by the organiser. It is envisaged
the coach will arrive back at North Harbour at approximately 9.00pm
on Monday the 30th November. There will be a fair bit of walking
and therefore it may not be suitable for those with a mobility problem.
final payment will be due on or before 1st September 2020.
in the cost
Coach travel &
porterage, 3-night’s dinner, bed & breakfast, a visit to a
wine tasting at Hoeve Nekum in Maastricht.
Not Included in the cost
Entry into the caves in Valkenburg.
Day 1 (Friday
We leave North Harbour at 6.30am travelling via the Eurotunnel to the
Hotel Riche, Valkenburg (Netherlands). Included is 3 night’s dinner,
bed & breakfast (set menu on 1st night, 3 choice main course thereafter),
2 (Saturday 28th November)
Today we have the morning free and in the afternoon we have a
Wine tasting at Hoeve Nekum in Maastricht booked for 2pm which is included
in the price. We will of course be back in time for the evening meal
and in time to see more of Valkenburg. Whilst in Valkenburg you have
the opportunity to visit the oldest and most visited underground market
in the Municipal Caves with over 50 stalls with beautiful decorations
and offering Christmas gifts and other luxuries. Above ground you can
see the festive decorations in Santa’s village and marvel at the
largest crib in Europe. Also not to be missed, and whilst NOT included
in the cost, you may wish visit the caves with beautiful sand sculptures.
3 (Sunday 29th November)
we travel to Aachen (Germany) where the squares and streets around the
Cathedral and the Town Hall are transformed into a paradise of lights
and colours, festive sounds, smells and market stalls. You can enjoy
a wide variety of Printen and other cakes, biscuits, gingerbread, marzipan
bread and of course gluhwein.
Day 4 (Monday
After breakfast, we commence our journey home via Eurotunnel.
It is hoped we will arrive back at IBM North Harbour, Cosham around
is organised on a first come first served basis, there is a
limited number of single, double and twin rooms. The rooms will be allocated
in the order they are received by the organiser. Travel Insurance
is not provided.
the edge of Valkenburg and 200m from the city centre. All bedrooms are
en suite with TV, telephone, and hairdryer. Lift, bar, lounge and restaurant.
During your stay at the Riche, they have included a welcome drink and
tea/coffee after dinner.
download the Booking form please click the button to access all the
forms and scroll down to find the Christmas Market form.