CHIO Aachen World Equestrian Festival
10 Days | Departs 15 July 2018
Tour Dates: 15 July – 24 July 2018

Overview

TICKETS go on sale in JULY 2017 for this event.  So you need to book early. 

The CHIO Aachen Equestrian Festival is one of the best horse shows in the world.  The events are all held on the same grounds and the grand stands are adjacent to each other so you can watch the dressage and easily walk to the next area to watch Show jumping.

The trade stands provide a huge variety of Equestrian goods as well as other items and there are plenty of food venues at the festival.

The warm up arenas are in full view of the spectators and is one of the best things about the show.  You can watch the competitors warming up and listen to what their coaches are instructing.

You will enjoy the local German hospitality and witness some of Europe’s best riders and finest horses in action.

The majority of the group will fly from Australia to Dusseldorf or Frankfurt on the 15th of July and if you choose you may like to upgrade to business class or fly to another destination first.  The transfers are from Dusseldorf or Frankfurt.

We have given people the option of a land only tour or we can include flights.  This gives you the option to stay on in Europe for a little longer.

The Hotel we have chosen is situated in the city centre, very close to the old part of the town and directly opposite the shuttle bus terminal which will take you to the competition grounds.  The trip is approximately 15 minutes and shuttles run all day.  This means you will be free to travel to and from the events at your leisure.  There are many restaurants within easy walking distance of the hotel.

If you wanted other tickets for Aachen this can be arranged.  Tickets for other events can be purchased on request.

At the finish of the Aachen event you may like to extend and include other arrangements and return at your own convenience.

We have limited tickets for the event so if you wish to join us in Aachen you will need to reserve your place early.  We close our tour at the end of November 2017.

Tour Highlights

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation in a 4 Star hotel in Aachen
  • Buffet breakfast daily and welcome dinner
  • Airport transfer from Dusseldorf or Frankfurt Airport
  • Guided English speaking walking tour of Aachen
  • Season tickets to all Dressage and Eventing Dressage
  • Tickets to Opening and Closing ceremonies
  • Tickets to Show jumping on Tuesday and Sunday
  • Entry to Cross country and Driving included in the Season pass
  • Trade village and shopping
  • Services of an Equestrian host
  • Daily transfers to the venue
  • **Optional sightseeing tour to Maastricht can be arranged**
  • International return flights from Australia can be arranged

Itinerary

day1Sunday 15 July 2018
Australia – Dusseldorf or Frankfurt, Germany

Please meet at the airport for your international flight to Germany. You may choose to meet us in Germany if you prefer.

(B) Tuesday 17 July 2018
Aachen

This morning after a leisurely breakfast enjoy an English speaking guided walking tour of the old part of Aachen.  Later today catch the shuttle to the grounds for the opening ceremony in the evening. Your ticket includes the Show Jumping today so you might like to go to the venue early to watch this.

(B) Thursday 19 July 2018
Aachen

Today is the Grand Prix CDIO in the dressage stadium.  Driving dressage continues in the driving Stadium.  In the main stadium there will be a variety of jumping competitions.

(B) Saturday 21 July 2018
Aachen

Today is a busy day with the cross country followed by the marathon phase for the four-in-hand driving in the adjacent park which are both included in your season pass. In the Deutsche Bank Stadium the Grand Prix special CDIO and FEI Grand Prix showcase during the day and this evening will feature the Grand Prix Freestyle and the “Best of Champions” in the Main Stadium.

(B) Monday 23 July 2018
Aachen

Today is our last morning in Aachen and is the last day of the tour. You might like to choose to stay on in Europe and enjoy a few extra days or weeks travelling or transfer to the airport for you flight back to Australia.

(D) Monday 16 July 2018
Aachen, Germany

On arrival in Dusseldorf or Frankfurt you will be transferred to your Aachen Hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore. Aachen is a lovely charming town with very interesting architecture and its history dates back 2000 years.  The historical centre of Aachen has many old buildings and has winding alleys, churches and fountains. (Includes transfer and welcome dinner)

(B) Wednesday 18 July 2018
Aachen

Today in the Deutsche Bank Stadium there will be a morning Prix St George and later a Grand Prix CDI4*.  The driving dressage phase begins in the Driving Stadium and you have entry to this with your dressage pass. The market place area has a great selection of trade stands and includes a wide selection of dining options.

(B) Friday 20 July 2018
Aachen

The Deutsche Bank Stadium will be the site of the eventing dressage phase this morning.  Show jumping continues in the main stadium with some interesting events and the eventing show jumping takes place later in the day.  The cost for this is extra.

Alternatively you may like to explore today and take a bus trip to Maastricht in The Netherlands for half a day.  Spend some time visiting the sights and exploring this lovely city.

This evening in the Deutsche Bank Stadium watch the Young Rider Grand Prix, Quadrille Championship and the Grand Prix special.

(B) Sunday 22 July 2018
Aachen

This is the Grand Prix Day at the Aachen Festival with the Grand Prix of Aachen in Show Jumping and the Grand Prix Dressage of Aachen (Freestyle) in the dressage stadium.

Your tickets today include the show jumping and the closing ceremony which will follow on after this.

(B) Tuesday 24 July 2018
Aachen – Australia

On arrival in Australia, proceed through customs and immigration and collect you luggage.

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