The King of Waltz will return to his hometown of Maastricht in December for a magical, fun-filled and Christmas-themed afternoon! With his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, world-famous repertoire of romantic waltzes and a witty showmanship like no other, Andre; Rieu continues to dazzle audiences with his legendary homecoming concerts.
In one of his most lavish settings to date, an enchanting winter wonderland is recreated with snow, two ice rinks, sparkling lights, 150 stunning chandeliers and over 50 Venetian candelabras. Soak up the special atmosphere and sing along to famous Christmas songs and carols such as Holy Night, Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells during this truly memorable concert. We combine this ultimate homecoming with a visit to a magical Christmas market; the perfect way to get into the festive spirit!
* Return coach travel & ferry crossings
* 3 nights at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel in Belgium/Germany/the Netherlands with breakfast
* André Rieu concert ticket (section E2)
* Excursion to a Christmas market
* Free time in Maastricht
Day 1 – Journey to Belgium/Germany/the Netherlands
We catch the ferry to Calais and travel on to check in at our hotel, where we stay on a bed and breakfast basis. We have time to choose a local restaurant for dinner.
Day 2 –Christmas market
Today we travel to an enchanting Christmas market. Meander through a sea of traditional stalls with a glass of festive cheer or warming hot chocolate in hand, enjoy a tasty treat and browse the selection of handicrafts, original trinkets and other curios. We have time to choose a local restaurant for dinner before returning to our hotel.
Day 3 – Maastricht & André Rieu concert
We set off for Maastricht, where we enjoy some time at leisure. Maastricht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, full of churches, city walls, merchant houses and big squares. There are also plenty of shops, from chic boutiques to larger shopping malls.
We head to the MECC Maastricht for the highlight of our break, the spectacular André Rieu concert. The violin maestro will perform his most celebrated waltzes, along with other spellbinding classical music, Christmas carols plus a surprise or two. Sing and dance along in what promises to be a musical extravaganza to remember; made even more special in the setting of André’s hometown. After the show we rejoin the coach and return to the hotel for our last night’s stay.
Day 4 – Journey home
After breakfast we check out of our hotel and head back to Calais for our return ferry home.
Selected hotel (3 or 4-star rating)
We’ll stay at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel in Belgium, Germany or the Netherlands. All rooms are en suite and facilities include a bar and restaurant.
Hotel accessibility information
Your hotel will be confirmed approximately 3 weeks before departure, therefore we cannot guarantee that the hotel will have a lift and/or ground floor rooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.