Cologne christmas market break
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.
Cologne's 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.
Whats's included in your christmas market break
- Departures from Newcastle on December 5th and 16th
- 2 nights in an ensuite cabin
- Return coach transfers from Amsterdam to Cologne (approx 4hours)
Two nights bed and breakfast in the 4 star Cologne Mariott hotel
CREATE YOUR OWN FESTIVE BREAK
European city breaks are a perfect winter getaway, so why not take your car across to Europe and create your own festive break? Head to one of Europe’s many festive markets and with 4 routes from the UK to Europe.
Onboard our ferries
Relax in your own, private cabin with en suite facilities as you cruise the North Sea. Our standard Seaways cabins come with inside or sea view options and you can also upgrade to our premium Commodore or Commodore De Luxe cabins should you wish to travel in style!
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It’s always a proud moment when you’re recognised for your good work, we’re honoured to have been named again as the World and Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2016 at the World Travel Awards. We have been Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator for 5 years running now, and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator for 6 years.