About the tour: Copenhagen, Lübeck & Münster Christmas Markets

Enjoy the spectacular Copenhagen Tivoli Gardens Christmas Market on this festive foray into Scandinavia. Moving on, we’ll head back into Germany and visit Lübeck and Münster Christmas Markets for a taste of some of those world renowned German Christkindlmarkts.

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 2 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points

7 days from $1948 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 1300 811 500 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Enjoy Christmas markets in Denmark and northern Germany on this popular tour.

    For your convenience, you may choose to start this tour in the UK or at the first city in Europe.

    We continue north through Germany and into Denmark to reach Taastrup for three nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Our included excursion takes us into central Copenhagen to enjoy the wonderful Christmas Market at Tivoli Gardens (entrance included). Tivoli Gardens is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world and attracts over 4 million visitors each year.

    A visit to Tivoli at this time of year really is a special experience as Christmas is a cherished tradition amongst Copenhageners. It takes approximately 500,000 lights to create the special atmosphere in the gardens during the festive season. However, the lights are all LED based so require only a fraction of the power than regular bulbs.

    There will be ample free time for you to explore at your leisure. The stalls and decorations take inspiration from Danish and Scandinavian customs and, of course, Father Christmas and reindeer all add to the Christmas feel.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Included Highlights

    • Copenhagen
    • Tivoli Gardens Christmas Markets

    Today we head across the incredible Øresund Bridge into Sweden and to Malmö on our included excursion. The bridge is approximately 16km long and is an important road and rail link between Sweden and Denmark.

    Malmö itself is Sweden’s third largest city and at the heart of the Old Town or Gamla Staden, you will find lots of cafes and small shops. Be sure to see the Rådhuset (Town Hall) originally built in 1546. Today it boasts a Dutch Renaissance style façade, which was an addition to the building in 1864-1869. There will be time for you to explore all the city has to offer.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Included Highlights

    • Malmo

    We leave Copenhagen and head into Germany to the Old Hanseatic City of Lubeck. Situated on the River Trave, Lubeck is one of Germany’s major ports. It is also listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site due to its Gothic red brick architecture.

    Festive Christmas lights and beautifully decorated Christmas trees conjure up a magical atmosphere on Lubeck’s Old Town Island. In 1648 Lubeck’s Christmas market was mentioned for the first time in historical documents. Today, the scent of honey roasted almonds, spiced wine, herb goodies and grilled sausages fill the air.

    Enjoy time exploring the markets located next to the Town Hall. You will find plenty of small Christmas stalls offering hand-made wooden toys and Christmas tree decorations. Enjoy a glass of warming mulled wine whilst you shop for those all-important gifts. We continue to our hotel in northern Germany for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lubeck Christmas Markets

    Included Highlights

    • Lübeck

    Today we head south to Belgium for an overnight stay. En route we pause at the German city of Munster, where there will be free time to explore the Christmas market.

    Set against the charming backdrop of the illuminated old quarter, Munsters Christmas markets are all within a stone’s throw from each other. There are around 300 stalls in all, offering a huge range of toys, decorations and crafts as well as sweets, treats, snacks and hot drinks.

    The largest and oldest of the Christmas markets can be found in and around the Town Hall courtyard. Here you will find stands selling jewellery, traditional crafts and a wide variety of delicious food. The Christmas Lights Market, located at the food of the St. Lamberti church, is home to a 20 metre high tree. From here head to the Christmas Village centred around the Kiepenkerl, before heading to the Aegidii Christmas market designed to appeal to families. Here you will find the beautiful nativity scene and the 6 metre high wooden pyramid.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Copenhagen, Lübeck & Münster Christmas Markets 7 days from $1,948pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    1300 811 500


    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for three nights at the 3-star Quality Hotel Hoje Taastrup. Overnight stays in Belgium and northern Germany are in city-style hotels.

    Quality Hotel Hoje Taastrup

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for $35pp (up to 6 days' duration), $55pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and $60pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for $18pp (up to 6 days duration), $35pp (7 & 8 days duration) and $42pp (9, 10 and days duration) $50pp (12 days and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately $1.80 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500 two weeks before you are due to travel. With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours, an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    Alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. If joining in the UK, you may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, McLachlan European Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

    Luxuria - Charging sockets

    Luxuria Features

    • Deluxe armchair-style seats with leather exterior, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.
    • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when.
    • There’s also a selection of double and single seats, including four seats face-to-face with tables. And with a total of 5 single seats available, these are ideal for passengers travelling independently.
    • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.
    • Onboard toilet.

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Luxuria Seating Plan