City Break

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    DAY 1

    Morning

    Guided walking tour of Luxembourg City (2 hours)

    Experience the delights of UNESCO World Heritage capital Luxembourg City, and discover its’ fascinating attractions steeped in both history and modernity.

    Take a two-hour walking tour with a guide organised by the Luxembourg City Tourist Office to discover the capital’s highlights! From the tree-lined Place d’Armes and the early 19th century City Hall on Place Guillaume II, to the Flemish Renaissance-style Grand Ducal Palace and Parliament buildings, the iconic Golden Lady monument and beyond.

    Lunch: the city’s squares have numerous cafes and brasseries that can cater to group bookings and in winter, tour groups can enjoy the Christmas markets.

    Afternoon

    MUDAM – contemporary art gallery

    A striking contemporary art museum designed by the late Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei,  the Musée d’Art Modern Grand-Duc Jean’s (MUDAM) magnificent silhouette stands amid a fortress and sea of green, a few steps away from the European quarter. Guided tours can be booked (English, French and German) to further admire its internationally renowned collections and exhibitions.

    Evening: Stop for an aperitif or dinner on the neighbouring Place de l’Europe at the Luxembourg Philharmonic, another architectural marvel by Christian de Portzamparc. Concert bookings can be included.

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    DAY 2

    Morning

    Shopping in Luxembourg City

    Luxembourg City has numerous bespoke boutiques, concept stores, designer shops and places where you can pick up uniquely Luxembourgish gifts.

    Afternoon

    Moselle region

    Just 30 minutes from the city, you’ll find the beautiful Moselle wine region, filled with vineyards and stunning views of this famous river.

    You have several options:

    1. Hop aboard the MS Princesse Marie-Astrid for a river cruise (on-board dining optional).
    2. Visit a wine cellar for a tour and tasting with a local wine grower,
    3. Try a themed walking tour such as “Riesling & Geology” or “L’ABC of Wine”.
    4. Discover Schengen and its monuments and museum dedicated to the EU freedom of movement agreement that was signed here
    5. Take a dip in the restorative thermal spa waters at Mondorf Domaine Thermal

    Alternative afternoon

    Vianden and the Ardennes

    Go on a guided tour of the fairy-tale Gothic Vianden Castle, then visit the outstanding Ardennes forest region, with its two nature parks, and visitor centre where you can sample local delicacies including herbs, oils and teas.

    Round off the afternoon with a visit to a local microbrewery to try locally produced beer.

    Brasserie Ourdaller and Den Heischter can both accommodate tour groups.