Andre Rieu in Maastricht
July 5, 2024
Friday 5th – Monday 8th July
Following three highly popular and successful trips in 2019, 2022 and 2023 to see Andre Rieu in his hometown concert at the wonderful Vrijthof Square in Maastricht, we are returning in July 2024. Always a very special weekend away, for 2024 we will spend two nights in the lovely Dutch city of Helmond before heading to Maastricht for the concert on the Sunday night.
Whilst the concert is of course the highlight for many, the whole relaxing weekend makes for a lovely short break away. Helmond is an ideal destination for a couple of nights. With a canal running through it, and cafes and restaurants lining the banks, Helmond is home to the largest moated castle in the Netherlands and hosts the biggest outdoor market in the whole of the country. Every Saturday morning, with nearly 100 stalls, the market attracts not only many locals but visitors from neighbouring towns and provinces. There will be time to explore and enjoy the market and city as a whole, before we head to Maastricht, via an extended lunch stop in the very pretty town of Valkenburg on the
Sunday. On Monday we make our way home taking a short lunch break in the beautiful city of Ypres in Belgium.
The cost of the trip is £595 per person based on two sharing a twin or double room (single occupancy supplement of £150), on a bed and breakfast basis and includes a Rank 2 concert ticket worth 109 Euros.
As you will no doubt appreciate, we will need a minimum number of people to make the trip viable. If you would like to book on or have any questions, please contact me as below.
Friday – will find us leaving from behind the Dorking Halls at approximately 7am. Once we have crossed the channel, we will journey to our hotel for two nights, in the lovely small city of Helmond. We will take any necessary comfort breaks en route. The remainder of Friday will be free to explore Helmond.
Saturday – allowing time to enjoy the Saturday morning market in Helmond, why not visit the moated castle in the afternoon or just take a stroll along the canal, perhaps being distracted by one or more of the many cafes and bars that line the canal. Helmond has many bars and restaurants to choose from in the evening, and it even has its own brewery!
Sunday – after breakfast we will head towards Maastricht. Our intended destination for a lunch stop will be the pretty town of Valkenburg. After our lunch stop, we will move to the 4* Van Der Valk – Stein-Urmond, just north of Maastricht, where we can check-in and freshen up with time to get ready for the evening. Leaving at a sensible time we will then head into the city centre allowing time to take in the atmosphere and enjoy the surroundings of the beautiful square, side streets and river before the concert begins. After witnessing what must be one of the most famous and beloved concerts in the world, we will re-board the coach for our journey back to the hotel.
Monday – with the concert finishing at around midnight on Sunday, our leave time on the Monday morning will be determined by our driver’s permitted hours. When ready, after a leisurely breakfast, we will depart for home. Stopping at the historic town of Ypres, en-route to Calais, here we should have time for lunch and a brief look around. Home to the Menin Gate and the In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres is full of history. Mostly rebuilt after the First World War some buildings retained the former gothic style whilst more modern architecture can also be seen. We leave Ypres for Calais and, having crossed the channel home, we hope to be back in Dorking mid-evening.
- Luxury coach travel
- 3 nights 4* hotel accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis
- Rank 2 – concert ticket
- Free time in Helmond, Maastricht, Valkenburg and Ypres
Offer Price just £595
per person based on two sharing a twin or double room (Single room supplement of £150).
Pick-up 7 am
Location: Dorking Halls
Call 07771 793294 & ask for Neil,
or use our contact form to email me.