Cologne Christmas Markets
- Experience the Christmas Markets of Cologne on this 3-night city break holiday.
- Stay near the city’s old town centre for easy access to some of Cologne’s top highlights.
- Learn the history of the city on a half day walking tour with an expert guide.
- Enjoy plenty of free time to go Christmas shopping & discover the city with tips from our local guide.
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Your Guided Group Holiday to Cologne
Begin the festive season in style with a visit to Cologne’s sparkling Christmas Markets on this 3-night guided holiday. Germany’s fourth largest city spans the river Rhine and was founded almost 2000 years ago by the Romans. Hit hard by the Second World War, these days the city is uniquely characterised by the contrast between modern post-war architecture and its carefully and painstakingly re-built Old Town. We’ll enjoy a half-day guided city tour and have time to wander through various Christmas Markets of varying shapes and sizes across the city. Take a wander through the stalls selling gifts and crafts, festive food and hot beverages beside Cologne’s famous Gothic cathedral, or visit markets in the city’s Old Town, in the shopping district, the harbour area or Stadtgarten park.
Activity Level: Easy
Travel to Germany
Arrive in Cologne
Upon arrival in Cologne, you will be met by your local guide who will assist you in the transfer to your hotel.
Cologne City Tour
After breakfast, embark on a morning guided city tour of Cologne's charming old town situated on the River Rhine. Discover this 2,000-year-old city's top attractions such as the Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the bustling Roncalliplatz, the historic Alter Markt Square, Cologne City Hall and much more.
The afternoon will be free to spend at your leisure. Your guide will be delighted to suggest some activities to suit your interests.
Free Time in Cologne
Enjoy a day exploring the Cologne Christmas Markets at your leisure. The most popular and best-known one is in front of the famous Cologne Cathedral due to the huge backdrop of the impressive Cathedral. However, you can find few other Markets in the centre and some in quieter parts of the city equally as festive.
Time to say 'Auf Wiedersehen' to Cologne. You will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
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What if there is an emergency?
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