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12-Day Christmas in Europe Tour Package
Product Code: 3481-109942
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If you select an odd number of travelers during booking and DO NOT select a private room on the Easy Booking Page, one member may be paired with a fellow traveler of the same sex to maintain double occupancy of all rooms. If you wish to not be paired with another traveler please select a PRIVATE ROOM on the Easy Booking Page for an increased price.

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OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Panoramic tour of Paris
  • • Dinner in Montmartre
  • • Christmas in the Swiss Alps!
  • • Jungfrau region
  • • See Florence, Pisa, Rome, and Venice
  • • Rhine River cruise
  • • Holland
  • • Amsterdam canal cruise
  • • Bruges
Tour Code
3481-109942
Duration
12 days
Departure City
London
End City
London
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Budget, Standard

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries; Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Paris

London - Paris

Hotel: Ibis la Defense / B&B Porte Des Lilas / B&B Paris Malakof / Ibis Paris La Villette Cité des Sciences / B&B Paris Italie Porte de Choisy / B&B Hôtel Orly Chevilly or similar

We'll leave London in the early morning and make our way to Paris, arriving in the afternoon. Your tour leader will then take you on a driving tour of the city. Look out for famous sights like L'Opéra Garnier, Tuileries Gardens, Place de la Concorde, Hotel de Ville, Ile de la Cite and the Louvre. After checking in to our hotel, we'll head out for dinner in the district of Montmartre, after which the city is yours to explore.

For dinner you will be treated to classic French cuisine: chicken with creamy Dauphinoise potatoes and beef bourguignon (a stew made with red wine). A vegetarian dish is also offered.

Tips:
In this specific itinerary, the UK is the only exception to the Schengen visa regulations. Please click here to see if you need a UK visa.

Dinner is included on Day 1.

Pick-up Times/Locations

6:30AM: Hotel Novotel Greenwich Station 173-185 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA

7:00AM: Holiday Inn Express, 85 Bugsby Way, Greenwich, London, SE10 0GD
Day 02
Paris

Paris

Hotel: Ibis la Defense / B&B Porte Des Lilas / B&B Paris Malakof / Ibis Paris La Villette Cité des Sciences / B&B Paris Italie Porte de Choisy / B&B Hôtel Orly Chevilly or similar

The day is yours to explore Paris at your leisure. Whether you're after a visit to Disneyland Paris, a trip to the Eiffel Tower, or a few hours in one of the city's countless museums, Paris awaits! Own-expense activities include a River Seine cruise and a trip up Montparnasse to admire an incredible view of the city. Please ask your tour leader for more details. The evening is yours to spend as you wish.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Interlaken

Paris - Swiss Alps

Hotel: Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens / Swiss Youth Hostel Interlaken / Hotel Baren Ringgenberg / Hotel Schonbhul / Hotel City Oberland / Das Hotel Sherlock Holmes or similar

We'll set off early for the lofty peaks of the Swiss Alps. Keep your eyes open for the incredible scenery unfolding before us. We'll stay in a typical mountain village in the heart of the Alps. This is the perfect place to get into that festive Christmas spirit.

Tips:
Breakfast and dinner are included.
Day 04
Swiss Alps

Swiss Alps

Hotel: Alpenrose Hotel & Gardens / Swiss Youth Hostel Interlaken / Hotel Baren Ringgenberg / Hotel Schonbhul / Hotel City Oberland / Das Hotel Sherlock Holmes or similar

Merry Christmas! The day is yours to enjoy the local scenery. One of the highlights of our tour is the own-expense excursion to Jungfraujoch! Along with the picture-perfect views of mountain villages and ski-runs on the way up, the vista from the weather station is breathtaking, though that may be because of the high altitude! With the ice and snow a permanent feature at the top, it doesn't get much more Christmassy than this!

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Train to Jungfraujoch CHF 185
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 05
Florence

Swiss Alps - Florence

Hotel: Hotel Massimo d'Azeglio / Hotel Meridiana Florence or similar

It's time to swap snow for gelato as we continue through northern Italy to Florence. Upon arrival a local guide will show us around on a walking tour of the city. History oozes out of every pore of this artistic and cultural center. After some free time we'll regroup and head to our accommodations for the evening, either in Florence or the spa town of Montecatini Terme.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 06
Rome

Florence - Pisa - Rome

Hotel: Hotel Cristoforo Colombo / Hotel Club House Roma / Hotel American Palace or similar

Have your camera ready when we stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, visited by tourists from every corner of the globe. We'll then continue on to Rome, where your tour leader will take you on a driving tour of the Italian capital. Later you might want to join us for an optional excursion to the Vatican City (own expense). There you can visit the Sistine Chapel and see for yourself the famous ceiling painted by Michelangelo, as well as numerous other works of art.

Tips:
Breakfast and dinner are included.
Day 07
Rome

Rome

Hotel: Hotel Cristoforo Colombo / Hotel Club House Roma / Hotel American Palace or similar

The day is yours to explore Rome at your leisure. Dig a little deeper and discover something new!

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
Venice

Rome - Venice

Hotel: Elite Residence Hotel / NH Laguna Palace / Hotel Complex Ambasciatori & Delfino / Hotel Venezia or similar

Take note of the scenery on the way to Venice: vineyards and orchards flashing in front of a majestic mountain backdrop. The diversity of the Italian landscape never fails to impress. Enter Venice, a seductive city situated across 118 different islands. Your tour leader will introduce you to the city on an orientation walk. See the world-famous St Mark's Square, Grand Canal, and Rialto Bridge.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 09
Munich

Venice - Munich

Hotel: Super 8 Munich City West / Ibis Muenchen City / Hotel Dolomit / Ibis Nuremberg Am Plarrer / Ibis Augsburg Hauptbahnhof / NH Munich Messe / NH Munich Ost Conference Centre / Holiday Inn Express Munich Messe / Azimut City Ost or similar

Say farewell to Italy and hello to Germany, boasting some of the most beautiful countryside in Central Europe. We'll arrive in Munich in the afternoon, then go on a walking tour of the city center. With much of the city restored after WWII, Munich is fascinating for both its past and present. Munich plays host to one of the most famous beer festivals in the world: Oktoberfest! To give you a taste, this evening we'll dine in a traditional beer hall. Enjoy a local stein on us! Prost!

Tips:
Breakfast and dinner are included.
Day 10
Sankt Goar

Munich - Rhine Valley

Hotel: Rheinlust / Ibis Bonn / Hotel Weiland / InterCity Bonn or similar

On New Year's Eve we'll visit one of the most picturesque sections of the Rhine River. The Rhine Valley boasts the highest concentration of castles and vineyards in Europe. We have organized a Rhine river cruise, during which you can relax and take in the scenery and medieval townships whilst filling your lungs with crisp, fresh country air.

Tips:
Breakfast and dinner are included.
Day 11
Amsterdam

Rhine Valley - Amsterdam

Hotel: Hampton by Hilton Schipol Airport / Holiday Inn Express Schipol Airport / Park Inn Plaza Amsterdam Airport / Crowne Plaza Amsterdam Schiphol / Lake land Hotel or similar

Happy New Year! Today we'll continue to the Netherlands. Get ready for a very entertaining cheese and clog making demonstration. After checking to our hotel, we'll head to the center of Amsterdam for a twilight canal cruise with pizza and ice cream. Afterwards, why not join your tour leader for a walking tour of the infamous Red Light District?

Tips:
Breakfast and dinner are included.
Day 12
Bruges

Amsterdam - Bruges - London

The Belgian city of Bruges is a small but picturesque city, with breathtaking architecture and a wonderful personality. Take some time to stretch your legs and indulge in a spot of sight-seeing. Gastronomy is Bruges' forte; you'll find plenty of chocolatiers ready to educate on the quality of their end product. Afterwards we'll make our way back to London.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 11-night hotel accommodations
  • 11 breakfasts, 6 dinners
  • 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, TV for showing DVDs, and toilet
  • Services of a tour leader on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
  • All taxes and fees
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour

Package Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Airport pick-up, drop-off
  • Public transport and other personal expenses on free days
  • Additional food and drink
  • Optional tips
  • Optional activities (payable in cash to the tour leader):
Special Notes
  • The tour service ends in London at Greenwich Station between 6:30pm and 9:30pm.
  • Accommodation is provided in twin share en-suite rooms. We use a mix of mostly 2, 3 and 4-star hotels, and some hostels.
  • The calendar will show all dates available, however, if you request more travelers than there are seats available, you will not be able to book the tour.
  • If you select an odd number of travelers during booking and DO NOT select a private room on the Easy Booking Page, one member may be paired with a fellow traveler of the same sex to maintain double occupancy of all rooms. If you wish to not be paired with another traveler please select a PRIVATE ROOM on the Easy Booking Page for an increased price.
  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 10.
  • We do walking tours through most of the cities we visit. Many of these cities are vast and old, often with steps and cobblestones. Our walking tours can last up to three hours with plenty of opportunities to take photographs and soak up the history of these fascinating places, but a certain level of fitness is required to enjoy your tour to the fullest.
  • Due to weight and space limitations, you are allowed to bring one main piece of luggage weighing no more than 20kg (app 44.1 lbs) and one small soft bag for hand luggage. On all tours, you will have to carry your own luggage into hotels (and up to your room if there is no elevator). Please bear this in mind when you are deciding what to pack.
  • In this specific itinerary, the UK is the only exception to the Schengen visa regulations. Please click here to see if you need a UK visa
  • Cancellation Policy
    - 37 days or more before the tour departure day: 10% of tour cost is charged.
    - 21-36 days before the tour departure day: 50% of tour cost is charged.
    - 20 days or less before the tour departure day: 100% of tour cost is charged.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

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*Price is per person based on double occupancy.
*Prices will increase the nearer you come to the departure date and during peak season. Please book as early as possible to ensure the lowest rate.
*This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 10.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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