Explore the charming Christmas markets of Cologne and Bonn and enjoy an exclusive concert and Q&A with the Classic FM star

There can be no better time to visit Germany than when the magical Christmas markets are in full swing. The twinkling lights and sweet smell of mulled wine and cinnamon spice create the perfect setting for getting in the festive spirit.

One of Germany's best Christmas markets spreads out in the shadow of Cologne's stunning Gothic cathedral and we're offering you the chance to experience this and more on our brand new tour. You'll travel in style from London to Cologne by Eurostar and high-speed train making this the easiest and most comfortable way to visit the city. Plus you'll also visit the historic city of Bonn, known as Beethoven's birthplace, where you'll have plenty of time to explore the town's music connections and its enchanting markets. Making this trip all the more special will be a private concert in Cologne's 19th-century Trinitatiskirche by our much-loved singer and Classic FM presenter Aled Jones.

Aled says: "There are few places more magical than Cologne at Christmas and I'm thrilled to be joining you at such a special time of year for what promises to be a cracking start to the festivities. I may even sing Walking in the Air!" Not only that but you'll also get the chance to meet the star himself during an exclusive CD signing and Q&A back at your hotel.

To visit Cologne by river cruise and see Aled's special concert see this link.

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Aled Jones
Singer and presenter

Aled Jones, right, shot to fame at the age of 15 thanks to his wonderful version of Walking In The Air, which featured in the film The Snowman. Aled has since recorded more than 30 albums spanning the classical music repertoire. He has presented the BBC's Songs Of Praise since 2004 and has his own radio show on Sunday mornings.

Price includes

  • Return Eurostar from London to Brussels and high-speed train to Cologne
  • Three nights' B&B accommodation in central Cologne
  • Coach travel from Cologne to Bonn and local transfers
  • Enjoy an exclusive concert in Cologne with Classic FM presenter Aled Jones
  • Private CD signing and Q&A at your hotel

Availability

From
Wed, Wed, Dec 11, 2019
To
Sat, Sat, Dec 14, 2019
Duration
4 Days
Price per person
£1,095*
* Based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Single supplement: £125.
Call now to book 01858582726
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Travel by train
    Cologne, Germany

    Travel with ease from London to Brussels via Eurostar before continuing onto Cologne by high-speed train. You'll be transferred from the station to your four-star accommodation in the city centre.

  2. Day
    2
    Explore charming Bonn
    Bonn, Germany

    After a leisurely breakfast you'll travel to Bonn via coach. There's plenty to see and do in this historic city, famed as the birthplace of Beethoven. You'll tour the charming city at leisure, with time to visit the beautiful Christmas market.

    Meals - Breakfast
  3. Day
    3
    Cologne and Aled Jones concert
    Cologne, Germany

    Following breakfast you'll travel to Cologne's sprawling Christmas market. Sitting in the shadow of the city's cathedral, the main market is famous for its arts and crafts - the perfect place to pick up some Christmas gifts. You'll also have time to explore the city's other markets, including the Harbour Christmas markets held on the banks of the Rhine. This evening you'll transfer to the 19th-century Trinitatiskirche for a special concert by Aled Jones. Aled will then join you back at your hotel for an exclusive CD signing and Q&A.

    Meals - Breakfast
  4. Day
    4
    Time to head home
    Cologne, Germany

    After a delicious breakfast you'll transfer to the station for your comfortable journey home.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Availability

From
Wed, Wed, Dec 11, 2019
To
Sat, Sat, Dec 14, 2019
Duration
4 Days
Price per person
£1,095*
* Based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Single supplement: £125.
Call now to book 01858582726
Quote ref: ALED JONES