Maastricht is a city in the Netherlands. It is located on both sides of the Meuse river (Dutch: Maas) in the southern part of the Dutch province of Limburg, of which it is the capital.
Maastricht developed from a Roman settlement to a religious centre, a garrison city and an early industrial city. Nowadays, it is known as a city of history, culture, local folklore and education, and has the second highest amount (numbering 1677) of national heritage sites (Rijksmonumenten) in the Netherlands (after Amsterdam). Furthermore, it has become known, by way of the Maastricht Treaty, as the birthplace of the European Union, European citizenship, and the single European currency, the euro. The town is popular with tourists for shopping and recreation, and has a large growing international student population. Maastricht is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network and is part of the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion, which includes nearby cities Aachen, Eupen, Hasselt, Liège and Tongeren.
Brief GROUP TOUR Itinerary:
DAY of DEPARTURE
Depart from your choice of pick up point in your hometown giving plenty of time to reach the channel port in-order to catch the early afternoon ferry from Dover to Calais. On reaching Calais we will make the leisurely journey to the resort aiming for an approximate arrival time at your hotel of 5pm for check in. After check in the rest of the evening is free to spend at leisure
DAYS SPENT in RESORT
Free time in resort, take your choice of day excursions, stay 1,2,3,4 or 5 nights or more
DAY of RETURN
After breakfast, we say a fond farewell to the hotel and its staff and rejoin the Five Star Travel coach that will return you safely and in comfort to the port of Calais
We aim to catch the early afternoon ferry to Dover. On arrival into the UK you will pass through the customs formalities and then proceed home to you original pick up point
We will collect you from your chosen pick up point(s) in a choice of 25, 29, 35, 49, 51, 74 or 83 seater coaches.
Is provided in 2, 3 or 4 bedded rooms with private en-suite facilities
A limited number of single rooms are available at a small supplement, maybe even free if the hotel is willing
All rooms are booked on a bed & breakfast basis.
An evening meal option is available at a supplement on any nights of your stay
Alternative channel crossing:
Cross the channel via Euro Tunnel or P&O North Sea Ferries for a small supplement
Optional Extra Night(s)
Why not stay extra night(s) and spend more time in resort or have a choice of optional day excursions
All itineraries are suggestions and can be adapted to suit your group requirements