In this full-day tour, board your luxury mini-van or coach and visit the world famous Cologne Christmas markets. You will also enjoy a typical German lunch (starter, main and drinks) in one of the most beautiful city`s on the Rhine river. Stroll through the different Christmas markets located around Cologne and learn about this typical local tradition with your professional guide.
The tour will start at 7:30am in a central place in Amsterdam, where you will board a luxury motor coach for an approximately drive 280km/174mi drive to Cologne. During the drive, your guide will give you all the information regarding the Christmas markets' tradition in Germany and about Germany itself: its history, its culture and traditions.
At your arrival in Cologne, you will make your way to one of the most renown Brauhaus`s where you will enjoy a typical German lunch (included) with a drink of your choice. After lunch, you will have free time to walk through the diverse Christmas markets or visit the famous Cathedral on your own. Your guide will provide you with a map of Cologne and directions so you can safely explore the city. At the end of your tour, go to the meeting point set by your guide for the drive back to Amsterdam. You can visit up to six markets in Cologne located in seperate area`s of the city. Taste the traditional mold wine or shop for a "beer stein"
Our full day trip to Cologne will give you a great insight of the German Christmas traditions. Your return to Amsterdam will be around nine o'clock in the evening.