Christmas Market Breaks to COlogne - Coming soon!
Head to Cologne this festive season and pick up some unique and exciting gifts for you and your family from the city’s wonderful, pretty Christmas markets. With a beautiful cityscape, centred around the cathedral, Cologne is a wonderful destination for a winter break.
Departures from Newcastle on 30 November and 14 December
2 nights in an en suite cabin
- Return coach transfers from Amsterdam to Cologne (4 hours)
2 nights bed & breakfast at the 4 star Marriott Cologne
"We had a fantastic time on our festive break. I can't think of a better place to do your Christmas shopping." Mr R Palmer, Sunderland
Cologne Christmas markets
Cologne is a beautiful city at the best of times, but is completely transformed during the festive season. Head to the Fairytale Christmas Market in the appropriately-named Rudolfplatz and you’ll be amazed at the variety of gifts on offer, from classic wooden toys to handmade winter clothing and much, much more. You can also be entertained by magicians, jugglers and traditional glassblowers as you shop. There are other markets in the town too, such as the Market of Angels at Neumarkt, with chalet-style stalls, or the Cologne Harbour Christmas Market, which sits alongside the city’s chocolate factory.
Cologne is a stunning German city, and the country’s fourth-largest after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. The two-spired cathedral in the centre of the town is regularly voted Germany’s most popular tourist attraction and fits in with the unique mish-mash of architectural styles available to see in the rest of the city, with everything from ancient Roman ruins to modern avant-garde buildings. The city also has a rich tradition of art and culture, with plenty of museums for tourists to visit, plus of course many atmospheric beer halls.
The 4 star Marriott Cologne hotel is located just a short walk from the city’s cathedral, and is therefore very central, making this hotel a great base for exploring the city and its Christmas markets. All of the modern rooms in the hotel come with a flat-screen TV and soundproofed windows for your comfort and enjoyment, as well as a free breakfast. You can also use wi-fi in the lobby and bar for free.
There’s plenty to do for friends or couples on our cruise ferries as you sail across the North Sea. Enjoy live music from our house band or acoustic troubadour as you sip a beer or cocktail in our onboard bars
or catch the latest Hollywood blockbusters in the cinema.
We also have onboard shops
which stock everything from clothes and perfumes, to alcohol, tobacco and newspapers.
Whether you’re looking for an international, all-you-can-eat buffet, an à la carte dining experience, pizza and pasta or expertly-prepared steaks, our onboard restaurants have something for you. The 7 Seas world-food buffet
features over 80 dishes from all over the world. Our Blue Riband restaurant
has a rotating menu where you’re sure to find something you love and our Explorer’s Steakhouse
is perfect for carnivores, with the finest cuts of steak cooked exactly how you like them. Or go Italian in our Little Italy restaurant.
Book meals in advance to make savings compared to onboard prices.
En suite cabins
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