Christmas Markets & Andre Rieu
Thompson Travel Holidays
Join us on our exclusive trip to see the Master of Music, Mr Andre Rieu. This trip will book up fast as concert seats are hard to come by.
André Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu is a Dutch violinist and conductor best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra. Rieu and his orchestra have turned classical and waltz music into a worldwide concert touring act. Rieu's father was conductor of the Maastricht Symphony Orchestra. Showing early promise, André began studying violin at the age of five. From a very early age, he developed a fascination with orchestra. He studied violin at the Conservatoire Royal in Liège and at the Conservatorium Maastricht, (1968–1973), studying under Jo Juda and Herman Krebbers He speaks six languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. One of my favourite’s pieces form his Greatest hits is the Beautiful Blue Danube and of course the Bolero.
As well as this fantastic concert in his hometown, you will have the chance to visit the local Christmas markets on the famous Grand Place and enjoy a day trip to Brugge. Enjoy Belgian waffles and hot chocolate in the many outlets around the square. If you are a bit more adventurous you can sample the Moules Mariniere and Frites served in many restaurants throughout the city.
12 DECEMBER 2024
Depart Dublin airport at 3.30pm for your direct flight to Brussels arriving at 6:10pm. Brussels is one hour ahead of British time. The flight is just over 1.5 hours. Transfer to your hotel in the centre of Brussels.
The 4* NH Brussels Grand Place Arenberg hotel is right next to Grand Place – the city’s central square. It’s really handy for public transport too, so it makes an ideal base whether you’re here for business or pleasure.
5-minute walk from Grand Place, the city’s main square, close to sights like the Royal Palace, plus Rue Neuve – the main shopping street – and a string of museums
Rooms are modern and comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi and a good-quality buffet breakfast included.
13 DECEMBER 2024
Breakfast at hotel. Free time to enjoy Brussels centre.
You are in the centre and within walking distance of the flea market, main shopping street, Grand Place, Manequin Pis, Chocolate Museum and many other attractions.
Wrap up warm as late afternoon we depart Brussels for your 1.5-hour journey to Maastricht for the concert starting at 8pm. A Christmas market with numerous charmingly decorated stalls provides the culinary delights.
“It's fantastic to be able to welcome you to my hometown again in 2024," states André Rieu. "I see people of all nationalities and ages at my concerts, and my orchestra and I would like to give you and your families a romantic, musical Christmas in 2024 that you will never forget.”
Wonderful Christmas carols, romantic waltzes and beautiful titles from all over the world, such as Ave Maria, Oh Holy Night, Jingle Bells, Hallelujah, Sleigh Ride and many more - these concerts, which are truly unique in the world, allow you to fully dive into the Christmas atmosphere.
Together with his jolly Johann Strauss Orchestra, international soloists, award-winning ice skaters and renowned dancers, the Waltz King invites you to an unforgettable evening full of music, laughter and festive joy in the world's largest ballroom.
A Christmas market with numerous charmingly decorated stalls provides the culinary delights. Late return to the hotel for overnight.
14 DECEMBER 2024
Breakfast at hotel. Morning free to recover from last nights festivities. Depart Brussels at 1pm to Brugge. The journey is about one hour. Enjoy free time in Brugge in the local markets or little tea shops, taking in the Christmas ambience. The medieval town of Brugge comes alive close to Christmas, so it makes a picturesque choice for our evening.
Return to hotel for overnight.
15 DECEMBER 2024
Breakfast at hotel. Free time in Brussels to buy your last-minute Belgian chocolate before departing the hotel around 1pm for your homeward flight at 4.10pm arriving in Dublin just before 5pm.
TOTAL PRICE PER PERSON SHARING: -
£1049pp sharing Single Room £1295pp
This is a highly sought after tour and tickets to Andre Rieu sell fast. If you are interested, please confirm your place as soon as possible to ensure availability at the concert.
The tour will be escorted by a representative of Thompson Travel International who will escort the tour form Dublin. Depending on where travellers live, we may book a coach to Dublin airport at a convenient pick-up point This will be advised once the tour full.
Bookings will only be confirmed upon completion of a booking form accompanied with £400pp deposit.
2nd payment £200pp payable on 30 April 2024
Final balance Due 10 September 2024
Payments can be made in person, by phone or directly to our bank account.
Tour Ref: YourSurnameRieuDec24
Bank of Ireland Sort Code 90 23 54 Account 64837731
- Return flights from Dublin
- Airport taxes
- 20kgs hold luggage
- 3 nights’ accommodation in 4* hotel
- Breakfast throughout
- Services of a representative of TTI
- Transfers to/from airport
- Transfers to/from the concert
- Entrance to the concert Section C1 or N1 (subject to change within the category)
- Half day tour to Brugge
- Items of a personal nature
- Personal insurance
- Tips - £25pp will be collected with final balance to cover hotel and coach tips