Cologne and the Rhine Valley Christmas Markets Itinerary -
07 Dec 2018 on the mps Lady Anne

Day 1 UK – Rotterdam

Leave from your selected departure point for the overnight ferry crossing from Hull to Rotterdam.


Day 2 Rotterdam – Düsseldorf

We travel to Düsseldorf and settle aboard our ship. The remainder of the evening is free to explore this modern city.


Day 3 Düsseldorf – Cologne

This morning we visit the Düsseldorf Christmas Market, throughout December, the city of Düsseldorf is illuminated with sparkling lights and wooden stalls. The Marketplatz in front of the town hall hosts the most stalls; there’s also the Little Angel Market, Little Star Market and Mulled wine and hot chocolate tempt you, whilst craftsmen and craftswomen show off their wares and will happily demonstrate their skills. This afternoon we set sail to Cologne.


Day 4 Cologne – Bonn

After breakfast we visit the beautiful city of Cologne. The hive of festive activity takes place around the cathedral and the old town, where you will find a maze of pretty stalls offering outstanding arts and crafts. There are also a number of smaller markets to enjoy including the Harbour Christmas Market held on the Rhine, with snowy white pagoda tents reminiscent of a ships sails, and there’s the idyllic market held in the city garden. We continue cruising down the Rhine to discover the many faces on Bonn and the architectural heritage of more than 2,000 years. We have free time to explore the Christmas markets. A great place to start is the old town hall which has been transformed into an enormous advent calendar, with a light being turned on every day. The neighbouring streets are also back drop to the stunning Christmas Market.


Day 5 Koblenz

We cruise to Koblenz, at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, where you can spend the rest of the day enjoying the Koblenz Christmas Market, with over 130 festively decorated wood stalls offering a range of handmade gifts, Christmas decorations and gifts. Enjoy a glass or red or white Glüwein whilst listening to festive music playing.


Day 6 Koblenz – Rotterdam

Having bidden farewell to our Captain and his crew we commence our return coach and overnight ferry crossing.


Day 7 Hull

Arrive back in the UK.