Europe Christmas & New Year Tour- XMAS

Number of Days: 10
Destination: Europe
Overview
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    Tour Highlights:

    • Amsterdam
    • Bruges
    • Christmas day in Paris
    • Jungfraujoch
    • Rhine Valley
    • 8 Experiences
  • DAY 1: Visit Paris

    Leave London and cross the English Channel. Upon arrival in Paris late afternoon we will undertake a driving tour of this beautiful city taking in some of the most iconic sights. After dinner you have the rest of the night to explore Paris.

    • Dinner

    DAY 2: Christmas Day in Paris

    It’s Christmas Day! Begin the day with a guided walking tour of Paris, including the Louvre Museum, (famous for the Mona Lisa and The Da Vinci Code) and the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral. Afterwards, relax and enjoy lunch with your fellow travellers at a local restaurant. The afternoon and evening are yours to spend as you wish.

    • Breakfast & Lunch

    DAY 3: Spend a free day in Paris

    A free day to explore more of the great sights of Paris – or perhaps shop for some post-Christmas bargains? Why not ‘cruise’ up the Seine River to the Eiffel Tower, head to Montmartre to see the Sacre Coeur, or go to Disneyland for the day. Ask your tour leader for ideas and suggestions. The diversity of Paris means that you can admire famous artworks, visit historical landmarks, indulge in the finest French cuisine, check out the latest fashions or simply just relax in a café, all in one day if you wish!

    • Breakfast

    DAY 4: Visit Switzerland

    Today we have an early start from Paris as we head to the winter wonderland of Switzerland. Continue into the Swiss Alps where we stay in a typical mountain village in the heart of the Jungfrau region.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 5: Free day in the Swiss Alps

    Free day to explore and take in the spectacular scenery. You have 2 full days available for skiing, snowboarding, sledging or simply having a good old snowball fight! Interlaken, a traditional Swiss town also makes for a great visit and is a perfect opportunity for buying traditional Swiss souvenirs.

    • Breakfast

    DAY 6: Free day in the Swiss Alps.

    Your second free day to explore and take in the spectacular scenery. Perhaps take the train to Jungfraujoch where you can build a snowman on top of the 4000m high glacier (see Optional Excursions tab). Or a visit to the rotating James Bond restaurant at Schilthorn with panoramic 360 degree views of the Jungfrau mountains.

    • Breakfast

    DAY 7: Visit the Rhine Valley.

    Your Rhine Valley experience awaits: enjoy a drink as you cruise along the Rhine. Sights along the way include the most concentrated stretch of castles in Europe, vineyards, cliffs and medieval German towns. After dinner, why not take a relaxing stroll along the river?

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 8: New Year's Eve in Amsterdam.

    Continue into the Netherlands, we check into the hotel before driving into the city ready for New Year’s Eve! After a walking tour with your tour leader the rest of the night is yours to enjoy. You’re celebrating New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam so join us for a big party with the friendly Dutch in this lively city! After we welcome in the New Year you can jump back on the coach to return to the hotel or stay in the city and continue the party!

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    DAY 9: Explore the Dutch countryside

    This morning you have some free time. In the afternoon we visit the famous fishing village of Volendam, experiencing the art of traditional clog and cheese making. We then visit the windmill village of Zaanse Schans.

    • Breakfast

    DAY 10: Visit Bruges and return to London

    After breakfast it’s back to London with a short stop in the stunning medieval city of Bruges famous for beer, waffles and of course chocolate.

    • Breakfast

    Paris - 1 Included Experience | 3 Optional Experiences

    Included: Driving Tour of Paris

    Driving tour of this famous city where you may see L’Opéra Garnier, the Tuileries Gardens, Place de la Concorde, Hotel de Ville, The River Seine, l'Ile de la Cite, the Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Lovers Bridge, Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Pigalle (the Red Light District) and see the Moulin Rouge.

    Optional Excursions:

    • River Seine Cruise
    • Cabaret Show
    • Montparnasse Tower

    Other places of interest you could visit in your free time:

    • Disneyland Paris
    • Notre Dame
    • Rodin Museum
    • Louvre
    • Sainte-Chapelle
    • Catacombs
    • Pantheon
    • Jardin du Luxembourg
    • The Arab Institute
    • Orangerie Museum
    • Latin Quarter
    • Place de la Bastille
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Eiffel Tower

    Jungfrau, Switzerland - 1 Included Experience | 4 Optional Excursions

    Included: Scenic Mountain Drive

    Spectacular views as we drive through mountain passes and alongside lakes, breath-taking mountain vistas and scenic views of quaint Swiss towns.

    Optional Excursions:

    • Train to Jungfrau ‘Top of Europe’
    • White-water River Rafting
    • Sky-diving
    • Paragliding

    Other places of interest you could visit in your free time:

    Interlaken – situated between two lakes in the heart of the Jungfrau mountain region. Amazing views and a great place to enjoy a traditional Swiss fondue in one of the many restaurants. Along with the restaurants and bars you can shop for some great souvenirs – of course including the famous Swiss chocolate, the choice of flavours and combinations is truly astounding.

    Rhine Valley - 1 Included Experience

    Included: Cruise

    Cruise down the Rhine and see the beautiful scenery and the largest concentration of gothic castles (Sterrenberg, Liebestein, Katz and Fortess Rheinfels).

    Opportunity to visit a cuckoo clock and beer stein-making shop.

    Amsterdam & Volendam - 4 Included Experiences

    Included: Visit to Volendam, visit to Zaanse Schans, cheese and clogs demonstration & Amsterdam walking tour

    Visit Volendam, a famous picturesque Dutch fishing village

    Visit Zaanse Schans – the windmill village

    Cheese and clogs demonstration – see how these famous shoes are traditionally made by hand and taste some fantastic cheeses. Of course the chance to shop and get those unique souvenirs.

    Amsterdam orientation walking tour where your tour leader will show you Central Station, the infamous Red light district, Dam Square, Damrak, Royal Palace, National Monument, Old and New Church and of course the canals that weave through the city.

    Bruges - 1 Included Experience

    Included: Visit to Bruges

    A stop in this beautiful medieval town with some free time so you could try the signature national dish of frites and moules, see or even climb the Belfry Tower, have a Belgian beer or buy some amazing Belgian chocolate.

     

  • This is a Guided holiday and includes:

    • 9 nights' accommodation in twin rooms.
    • 9 breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 4 dinners
    • 11 Experiences (including guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours of cities plus other exciting experiences)
    • Free Wi-fi in all hotels
    • Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet.
    • Services of your tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips.
    • All taxes and fees
    • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
  • Available Dates

    • $1999 per person twin share

    Ref: XMAS

    24-Dec-2018 02-Jan-2019

    $1,999.00 Book Now

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  • We just did the Xmas Europe tour and we had the best time and the best experience of Europe. Will be booking another tour with you guys:) thank you so much for the best experience of Europe, well worth it.

    Christina.T

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