* Price shown: 30 Nov 2015 from London Stansted - STN
A pre-Christmas paradise
Cologne at Christmas is a uniquely festive place. Christmas markets spring up in half a dozen locations, beside the cathedral and along the narrow streets of the old town, and offer a plethora of seasonal gifts, trinkets and decorations. See them for yourself on this wonderful festive city break.
Single rooms are available for a supplement. For single travellers, one piece of hold luggage is included.
Fly to Germany and transfer to your hotel. After check-in, you're free to explore. Why not enjoy the atmosphere of Cologne's celebrated old town, tucked between the Cathedral and the mighty Rhine, and its lively bars and cosy restaurants?
Join our included walking tour, and see Cologne's soaring cathedral and the lovingly restored old town that surrounds it. Afterwards head to the historic 'Neumarkt' and 'Altermarkt' squares to wander the stalls, sip hot gluhwein, and sample tasty Bratwurst, spicy gingerbread and other unusual sweets at Cologne's two most beautiful Christmas markets.
Exploring elsewhere, you'll find still more festive distractions. From the 'fairytale market' in Rudolf Platz to the floating market in front of the Old Town all Cologne is abuzz with excitement.
Today you're free to continue exploring Cologne, or to join our fascinating optional excursion along the beautiful Ahr Valle to Ahrweiler. Explore this delightful town of half-timbered buildings and Gothic churches, medieval walls and an ancient market square - upon which the town's Christmas market makes a colourful spectacle.
Transfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home.