Welcome to Düsseldorf & Cologne

Let the sweet scent of spiced wine and boughs of fresh pine, sparkling illuminations, festive ornaments and joyous noels fill you with the festive spirit this advent in Düsseldorf Christmas Markets. Düsseldorf is crammed with quirky charms that are even more wonderful during this jolly period. Its convivial core of Aldstadt on the banks of the Rhine comes alive over the festive period. The area is surrounded by avant-garde streets, art galleries and a roaring café culture. Our festive activities include two of Germany’s most famous products, chocolate and beer. We shall enjoy an evening brewery tour and venture to Cologne to tour the world-famous chocolate museum. In both cities we shall have ample time to browse the gifts and treats available in the Christmas markets.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the atmospheric and vibrant Christmas markets of Düsseldorf and Cologne
  • Discover Düsseldorf and its thronging centre on a guided city tour
  • Enjoy hearty German food and sample beer in a traditional local brewery
  • Sample delectable chocolates on a tour of Cologne’s chocolate museum
  • Dates & Prices

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    December 12 - December 15, 2018 (4 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £629 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £399 Book Now

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 529 GBP Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: 299 GBP Book Now

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    A snowcapped Christmas tree in the foreground with a stone building with clocktower in the background.. Snowflakes can be seen in the night sky.
  • A collection of Christmas snowglobes at a Christmas market.

    What's Included

    • Flights and transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation at Leonardo Hotel Düsseldorf City Centre in Düsseldorf
    • All breakfasts
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Düsseldorf walking tour
    • Brewery tour and small beer tasting
    • Cologne chocolate museum tour
    • Free time to explore Düsseldorf and Cologne Christmas markets
    A canal in Dusseldorf, green banks and trees line the waters edge

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Wednesday 12th December

Today we depart for Düsseldorf and check into our central hotel before venturing out for dinner.

Overnight in Düsseldorf.

Thursday 13th December

This morning we shall enjoy a walking tour of Düsseldorf; the city comes alive during the festive period and there is loads to explore with splendid modern and old architecture, a roaring café culture and some fascinating museums. Our introduction to the history and culture of Düsseldorf will be supplemented with a sampling of some of the culinary delights that Germany is famed for.

This afternoon, browse the many craft and seasonal stalls at the convivial Christmas markets. Be sure to try the würst!

We finish the day with a tour of a small brewery as the proud owners show us their methods of producing delicious German beer and provide us with a taste. We shall then dine in their traditional restaurant which serves up German classics.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Düsseldorf.

Friday 14th December

Today we journey to Cologne where we shall begin with a guided tour of the Chocolate museum. Specifically tailored for visually impaired people, this tour will take us through the history of chocolate all the way from its cult use in Aztec times to the modern day, with plenty of tantalising treats for the taste buds included along the way.

We shall then enjoy some free time to grab lunch and spend the afternoon exploring the Christmas markets in Cologne before journeying back to Düsseldorf.

Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Düsseldorf.

Saturday 15th December

Enjoy one final morning to relaxing in Düsseldorf before we make our return journey.

Breakfast included.