Whilst Christmas Markets are popping up all over the UK, nothing beats embracing the Christmas spirit in the enchanting region of the Rhine and Moselle valley, where many of the traditions began centuries ago.
The Christmas Markets of Koblenz, Rüdesheim are popular with coach visitors due to the authentic and magical atmosphere created by medieval buildings illuminated with thousands of lights, whilst the rich smells of cinnamon and gingerbread permeate the air.
This coach break is a real Christmas treat that’s guaranteed to leave you bursting with gift ideas for loved ones, whilst topping up your festive cheer.
Koblenz's Christmas market is like a scene plucked from a Christmas card. Marvel at the opulent buildings of the picturesque old quarter as you stroll over 130 festively decorated wooden stalls offering hand-made goods and Christmas decorations, plus culinary delights such as Stollen and waffles, which will tempt your tastebuds.
On your coach break to Koblenz Christmas Market, look up at the roof of the baroque town hall to see its 24 windows transformed into a life-size advent calendar. A romantic carriage ride through the town will also add to your memories.
Set on the banks of the Rhine, the picturesque town of Rüdesheim also comes alive at Christmas with a special Christmas Market featuring over 120 colourful stalls throughout chocolate-box Old Quarter, which will entice you with a huge range of seasonal gifts, plus Europe's biggest Nativity scene.
Warm up with a famous Rüdesheim Coffee, made with whipped cream and locally distilled brandy, and make sure you sample Rüdesheim’s famous mulled wine.
There’s an international feel to Christmas shopping in Rüdesheim, with the stalls showcasing products from 12 different countries, from Mongolia to Finland.