Christmas and New Years Best of Europe Tour
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From only R28 950 pp sharing.
15 December 2015 - 1 January 2016
Visit 7 countries in 17 days, including return flights, R4500 airport taxes, all breakfasts and 8 dinners.

Highlights

  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Belgium
15 December 2015 - Johannesburg to Amsterdam
Check in with your tour manager in Johannesburg at Oliver Tambo airport around 20:45. After check in we depart Johannesburg to Amsterdam for the start of our European adventure. (Dinner on board flight).
16 December 2015 - Amsterdam
After breakfast we arrive in Amsterdam at Schippol airport. After completing custom formalities we depart to our hotel for a quick refresher. The Dutch country side awaits as we visit Zaanse Schans windmill village and the beautiful harbor village of Volendam. We then see how the traditional Clog’s (Wooden Shoe’s or Klompe) are made, and we taste some of the famous Edam cheese. We return to our hotel for a quick dinner, and then it’s time to enter Amsterdam for a guided tour of the famous Red Light District. The rest of the night is yours to explore Amsterdam, the coffee shops, and to paint the town “Red”. (Breakfast on board flight, Dinner)
17 December 2015 - Amsterdam to Boppard
We depart the Netherlands and enter Germany and the Rhine Valley. Early afternoon we board our Rhine valley cruise and enjoy a cruise through one of the most concentrated stretches of castles in the entire Europe. Walk the beautiful streets of Boppard, and enjoy dinner at our hotel, and perhaps sample some of the finest German beers on offer. (Breakfast, Dinner)
18 December 2015 - Boppard to Munich
We depart the Rhine valley and continue South towards Munich. After arriving in Munich, we visit the famous German Christmas markets in Marienplatz where you can enjoy traditional Glühwein (Hot Wine) or Bratwurst, and enjoy some shopping. Don’t eat too much though, because dinner tonight is in a traditional German keller serving the famous Oktoberfest 1 liter beers (Steins). (Breakfast, Dinner)
19 December 2015 - Munich to Venice
We enter Austria and pass close by Innsbruck, before driving through the spectacular Italian dolomites. We stop for photos at a Lake (That should be frozen), and enjoy lunch in the ski village of Cortina D’Ampezzo. Late afternoon we arrive in Venice and check into our hotel. The evening is yours to explore the town of Mestre, or perhaps make your way onto the islands of Venice. (Breakfast)
20 December 2015 - Venice
A morning guided tour of Venice shows you the true beauty of these amazing canals. We visit Rialto Bridge and St Marx square. The entire afternoon is free time to explore the sites of Venice. C the world recommends the glass blowing island of Murano. (Breakfast)
21 December 2015 - Venice to Rome
We leave the beauty of Venice, and make our way through Tuscany to Rome also known as the Eternal City. upon arrival we go on a guided tour of Rome, taking us past the Colosseum, the ancient Ruins, the national building, Trevi fountain, Pantheon, Spanish steps and so much more. After our walking tour we head to our hotel for a well deserved rest. (Breakfast, Dinner)
22 December 2015 - Rome
A free day to enjoy the cobble stone roads of Rome. C the World recommend a tour of the Vatican City, or enter the Colosseum. (Breakfast)
23 December 2015 - Rome to Florence to Pisa
After breakfast we head back north for a morning guided tour of the capital of Tuscany, Florence (Firenze). You will see the famous Duomo, the bridge of Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria (Where you can the the copy of Michelangelo’s St David’s statue). We also visit Piazza Michelangelo with breathtaking views across Florence. We continue to one of Europe’s most iconic landmarks, the leaning tower of Pisa. Our hotel tonight is on the outskirts of Lucca. (Breakfast, Dinner)
24 December 2015 - Lucca to Interlaken
We continue North past Milan, and we pass the beautiful Lake Como. A spectacular drive into Switzerland takes us to your home for the next 2 days, Interlaken in Switzerland (Breakfast, Dinner)
25 December 2015 - Switzerland
MERRY CHRISTMAS. A free day to explore the majestic mountains of the Jungfrau Valley. We head into the mountains for a true white Christmas. Feeling more adventurous? Why not rent a toboggan and enjoy the slopes. (Breakfast).
26 December 2015 - Switzerland
A free day to explore the Jungfrau region. C the World recommends the world heritage site of Jungfraujoch, or to try your luck at skiing or perhaps the World’s longest sledge run with 15km’s of pure sledging fun. (Breakfast)
27 December 2015 - Switzerland to Bern to Strasbourg
Today we travel through the mountains of Switzerland to the capital of Switzerland, Bern. After some free time we will leave Switzerland and enter France to the small town of Strasbourg. Strasbourg is most well known as the capital of Christmas!! We spend the evening in the oldest Christmas Market in Europe, the first one was held in 1570. (Breakfast)
28 December 2015 - Strasbourg to Paris
We continue North West through France to the capital city of Paris. After we checked into the hotel we head to the Mont Mart area, well know for its souvenir shops and great views over Paris. We have a look inside the Basillica of Sacre Couer and the Place du Terte before we take our famous photo’s of the Moulin Rouge!! (Breakfast)
29 December 2015 - Paris
A morning guided tour of Paris shows you the Opera house, Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomph, Notre Damne and Eiffel Tower. After lunch, an optional boat cruise takes you to the foot of the Eiffel tower where you will be able to make your way to the top floor with amazing 360 degree views of Paris. (Breakfast)
30 December 2015 - Paris to Bruges to Amsterdam
We depart the French capital and visit the picture perfect postcard town of Bruges. The town is famous for it’s water canals, chocolate shops, and unlimited selection of beers. Belgium has more than 180 beer breweries! We continue to the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam. We spend the night just outside of Amsterdam in the small town of Monnickendam. (Breakfast, Dinner)
31 December 2015 - Amsterdam
NEW YEARS EVE in Amsterdam. A free day to party with the Dutch on the streets of Amsterdam. (Breakfast)
1 January 2016 - Amsterdam to Johannesburg
Happy New Year. We depart to Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, and arrive back in Johannesburg with a scheduled arrival time of 22:05. Say goodbye to new friends made, take your memories with you, and start thinking about the reunion party!! (Breakfast, Lunch on flight)
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Estelle Viljoen

Enjoyed it very much! Exceeded expectations, no suggestions. Compliments to the tour manager, very friendly and helpful.


Estelle Viljoen,
South Africa

Christmas and New Years Best of Europe Tour Gallery

  • TourMap_Bern
  • Paris in Winter
  • C the World Guide at Louvre Museum
  • Gondola in Venice
  • paris_Metro
  • Snow fun
  • The mighty Eiffel Tower
  • Rhine Valley Cruise
  • Snow fun
  • Sledge fun
  • Pisa
  • Eiffel_Macaroon
  • Rome
  • Grand canal in Venice
  • Amsterdam
  • Rome