Duisburg Christmas Markets
Friday 27th November to Monday 30th November 2015

Duisburg Christmas Market
When Christmas comes to Duisburg, Königstrasse is transformed into a glittering
 winter wonderland lit up by fairy lights, 130 beautifully decorated stalls and an amazing 750 Christmas trees. Don't miss the thrill of skating on the 400m² ice rink at the Kuhtor gate.
 

Dortmund Christmas Market (Included in the price but optional day trip)

Dortmund can claim one of the biggest Christmas markets in Germany, with over 
300 stalls packed around a gigantic Christmas tree creation that stands 45 metres 
tall – reputed to be the biggest in the world. Made up of 1,700 individual fir trees, 
its 13,000 lights bathe the Christmas proceedings in a seasonal glow. 

Accommodation
Staying at the centrally located Mercure City 4* Hotel in Duisburg which includes 
Bed , Breakfast and Evening Meal 

Proposed itinerary ( times and details to be finalised ) 

Fri. 27th Nov 
* Depart Basingstoke at 06.00 with a pick-up at Farnborough at 06.15 heading to the Eurotunnel  
* After our Eurotunnel crossing we begin our journey to Duisburg stopping for lunch on the way , arriving at our hotel in Duisburg late afternoon 
* The Mercure City Hotel is excellently located in the centre of Duisburg 
close to the shopping streets and Christmas Market 
        
Sat. 28th Nov   

* Free day to explore the Christmas market and town of Duisburg 
        
Sun. 29th Nov 

* Optional day trip (included in the price) to visit the Christmas Market in Dortmund 
        
Mon.30th Nov 

* After breakfast we will start our journey back to Calais stopping for lunch in Bruges before returning to Calais for Eurotunnel. 
*  Arrive in Farnborough/Basingstoke late evening 


The price  includes the following :
* Return Eurotunnel crossing 
* 3 nights accommodation as stated            
* Buffet breakfasts in the hotel
* Buffet evening meal consisting of:-

  • Choice of bread rolls
  • Extensive salad buffet (less extensive in winter but then soup is also an option)
  • Range of cold meats & cheese
  • Normally some kind of fish (smoked salmon or trout or herring)
  • A choice of two hot meat dishes
  • A selection of vegetables
  • Chips and/or baked, sauteed or Lyonaise potato
  • Selection of deserts
  • Vegetarian options available on request

PRICE:     IBM Club members    £325.00 
                Guests                        £325.00 
                Single supplement     £90.00 
                Travel insurance        £24.00         
        
CLOSING DATE:            1 May 2015 

    
Deposit of £50.00 per person required with booking 

Contact: Frank Bond  fj.bond237@btinternet.com Frank Bond1/UK/Contr/IBM

PLEASE NOTE - This trip has been organised by the IBM Club Basingstoke/Farnborough.

There is no coach pick-up in the NW London area so folk would have to make their own arrangements to travel to and park at Basingstoke or Farnborough. There is a Premier Inn close to IBM Farnborough for those who might want to stay near to the Farnborough pickup area and at the time of writing parking can be arranged at IBM Farnborough by contacting => Farnborough Security