Christmas Markets Trips

The days get shorter. The temperatures drop. Christmas season is just around the corner. Since 2013 Expat Club has been organising dozens of special Christmas trips to a variety of destinations. Such trips are perfect for every expat, including families, single travellers, couples and small groups of friends and colleagues. We always travel by comfortable 4* luxury coach with extra leg space. At the destination itself we organise guided tours, group lunches, visits to museums or the beautiful cathedrals, and of course we socialise at the Christmas markets with some nice food and delicious hot wine (or something else).

Also for the 2017 holiday season we have put many wonderful destinations on our event calendar, including:

  • the classics Cologne and Düsseldorf with multiple superb large Christmas markets
  • remarkable smaller towns Valkenburg with its caves and Monschau with its exquisite half-timbered houses
  • Strasbourg with its UNESCO-protected city center that organises the oldest Christmas market in the world and calls itself “La Capitale de Noël”
  • England’s most beautiful towns Canterbury (short ferry ride) and York (2x overnight ferry) with their majestic cathedrals and Dickens’ style Christmas atmosphere
  • Germany’s oldest town Trier that is full of Roman treasures and lovely Christmas markets
  • Europe’s number 1 theme park Disneyland that has recently “reopened” for its 25th anniversary and that is fully in Christmas style
  • and finally, the French capital Paris with its stunning Christmas decoration on the Champs Elysées and in its fancy department stores

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York Weekend Christmas Cruise
Fri 17 – Sun 19 November

With a departure Friday late afternoon and a return early Sunday afternoon, this double overnight trip promises to be the best Christmas trip of 2017! Click here ≫

Valkenburg Christmas in Caves
Sat 17 November

Valkenburg is the Netherlands’ own Christmas town. With several Christmas caves this is a very special destination that you have to see at least once! Including a Christmas Parade! Click here ≫

Strasbourg: La Capitale de Noël
Sat 25 – Sun 26 November

La Capitale de Noël is certainly not a pretentious title, because Strasbourg may very well offer the most beautiful Christmas experience. For sure it is the oldest, with the market being organised since the 16th century! Click here ≫

Monschauer Christmas
Sat 25 November & Sun 3 December

With its half-timbered houses and slate rooftops, Monschau is possibly the single destination on our calendar that breathes Christmas throughout the year. Click here ≫

Aachen Charlemagne’s Imperial Christmas
Sun 26 November

Aachen is one of Germany’s oldest towns. The Romans already discovered the pleasant warm water boiling up from the ground. The city has several remarkable Christmas markets, but also boasts maybe the most special Cathedral from Germany, not in the least place because it is Charlemagne’s final resting place. Click here ≫

Canterbury Christmas Tales
Sat 2 December

A one day trip by P&O Ferries to the lovely town of Canterbury. With its majestic Cathedral and the oldest church in the Anglo-Saxon world, it is a true gem in Southeast England. Celebrate Christmas in Dickens style. Click here ≫

Christmas in Disneyland® Paris
Sat 9 December

Meet all your favourite Disney® characters in Europe’s #1 theme park. It’s been renovated thoroughly for the 25th anniversary. Today we stay extra long to enjoy the (less busy) evening hours and the amazing Christmas parade and show at 22h00! Click here ≫

Cologne: Mother of All Christmas Markets
Sun 10 December

Cologne is amazing city with 2000 year of history. Its best known for the stunning Kölner Dom, but during Christmas time it also offers Germany’s largest Christmas Markets. Click here ≫

Trier Roman Christmas
Sat 16 December

Germany’s oldest city was founded by the Romans over 2000 years ago. And their traces are still extremely well visible all over town, including the famous Porta Nigra. The Christmas Markets are very nice and warm. Click here ≫

Düsseldorf: Christmas on the Rhein
Sun 17 December

Düsseldorf is Germany’s “most luxurious” city with its famous and beautiful Königsallee. It also boast not less than 7 large Christmas markets, so it’s one of the top Christmas destinations.

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