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Christmas & New Year Tour 10 days

Places Covered: Paris, Switzerland, Swiss Alps, Rhine Valley, Amsterdam, Dutch countryside
Duration: 10 days
Tour Cost: £699

Soak up the festive atmosphere in Europe! Over 10 days, enjoy sightseeing in some of the continent's most famous destinations, and celebrate the holiday season in style. Spend Christmas in Paris, then journey to the picturesque Swiss Alps and the Rhine Valley, and then enjoy an unforgettable New Year in Amsterdam! Combine unforgettable experiences in each of our destinations with a celebration you'll never forget. Book your space on our Christmas and New Year Tour now - seats always sell fast!

DAY 01

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, overnight hotel. Alternative start point: Paris.

DAY 02

Christmas Day in Paris

It’s Christmas Day! Begin the day with a guided walking tour of Paris, including the area of Montmartre and views of the Moulin Rouge. 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. Overnight hotel.

DAY 03

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, overnight hotel

DAY 04

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. Overnight hotel.

DAY 05

Spend a 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, overnight hotel

DAY 06

Spend a 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, overnight hotel

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. Overnight hotel

DAY 08

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. Overnight hotel

DAY 09

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, overnight hotel

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

What's Included:

  • 9 Nights accommodation in twin rooms. Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room
  • 9 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • 8 Experiences(including guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours of cities plus other exciting experiences.
  • Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats, TV for showing DVDs, and toilet.
  • Services of tour leader who will be on hand with advice and tips and ensure that you get the most from your trip. You can also book any of the optional excursions available during your tour with your tour leader.
  • All taxes and fees
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
  • Free tour souvenir – a memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip.

REMEMBER ALL TOURS ARE GUARANTEED DEPARTURES AND WILL OPERATE.

Many other companies that operate tours of Europe cancel tours if minimum numbers are not achieved or will only guarantee some departure dates. All tours operated by us are guaranteed departures and will operate ∗

Tour Experiences



Paris

2 Included Experiences

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. Paris Walking tour, including Montmartre and views of 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’
  • Skiing/snow boarding
  • 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

1 Optional Excursion

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 Canal cruise with pizza.

Optional

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.

Tour Dates & Rates

Dates

Tour Price

EarlyBird

Status

Description

24 Dec to 02 Jan 2016

£1299

£699

Guaranteed to depart

Early bird low rate

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