December Christmas tour 2017
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15 December - 29 December 2017
See all the main sites of Western Europe, and spend Christmas in the Swiss Alps!

December Christmas Tour 2017


  • Netherlands (Amsterdam, Volendam, Zaanse Schans)
  • Germany (Rhine Valley and Munich)
  • Italy (Venice, Florence, Pisa)
  • Switzerland (Jungfrau)
  • France (Paris)
Check in with your tour guide at Oliver Tambo airport in Johannesburg around 21:00 PM. We depart South Africa on a direct flight to Amsterdam. (Dinner on board flight)
16 December 2017 - AMSTERDAM
After our arrival in Amsterdam we will pass through customs and collect our luggage. Our shuttle bus will be waiting to take us 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 infamous 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 2017 - AMSTERDAM
A free day to explore Amsterdam. C the world recommends the Heineken brewery, Anne Frank’s house and the Leidse Plein unlimited ribs!! (Breakfast)
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 Europe. After the cruise we enjoy a wine tasting in Boppard tasting some of the local wines. We enjoy dinner and why not try some of the finest German beers on offer. (Breakfast, Dinner)
19 December 2017 - RHINE VALLEY TO MUNICH
We depart the Rhine valley and continue South towards Munich. Enjoy some free time in Marienplatz at the world famous German Christmas market. Dinner tonight is in a traditional German keller serving the famous Oktoberfest 1 liter beers (Steins). (Breakfast, Dinner)
20 December 2017 - MUNICH TO VENICE
We enter Austria and pass close by Innsbruck, before driving through the spectacular Italian dolomites. Late afternoon we arrive in Venice and check into our hotel. Free evening. (Breakfast)
21 December 2017 - VENICE
The canals of Venice await as we show you the best of Venice. Highlights include the Rialto bridge and St Mark Square. A free afternoon after the guided tour, perhaps a Gondola ride? C the world recommends the glass blowing island of Murano or lace on Burano. (Breakfast)
Today we enter the rolling hills of Tuscany, and we make our way towards Florence for a city tour. See the famous cathedral of Florene, Bridge of Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria (Copy of Michelangelo’s St David’s statue). We end the day at one of Europes` most iconic landmarks, the leaning tower of Pisa. We spend the evening on the outskirts of Lucca. (Breakfast, Dinner)
23 December 2017 - LUCCA TO SWITZERLAND
We head north past Milan, with a quick lunch stop at Lake Como and head into Switzerland with a spectacular drive to Jungfrau. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery of the Swiss Alps. (Breakfast, Dinner)
24 December 2017 - SWITZERLAND
A free day to explore the beautiful mountains of Switzerland or do some serious shopping in Interlaken. Why not take a train all the way to the Top of Europe, the Jungfraujoch? (Breakfast)
25 December 2017 - SWITZERLAND
Merry Christmas! It's Christmas Day and you’re in the Swiss Alps! Enjoy another full free day for snow fights, tobogganing, snow angels and more! (Breakfast)
26 December 2017 - SWITZERLAND TO PARIS
Today we travel through the burgundy wine region of France, before we arrive at the capital city of Paris. An evening guided tour of the Sacre Couer, MontMarte, and Moulin Rouge. (Breakfast)
27 December 2017 - PARIS
A morning guided tour of Paris shows you the Opera house, Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomph and Notre Dame. After lunch why not head to the Eiffel tower for an optional boat cruise on the Seine river or make your way to the top floor for amazing 360 degree view of Paris. (Breakfast)
28 December 2017 - PARIS TO JOHANNESBURG
A free day to explore Paris on your own. Perhaps a visit to the famous Palace of Versailles or Euro Disney? We depart Paris around 18:00 to check in at the airport for our return flight to Johannesburg.(Breakfast, Dinner on board flight)
29 December 2017 - JOHANNESBURG
We arrive back in Johannesburg with a scheduled arrival time of 11:10 AM. Say goodbye to new friends made, and start thinking about the reunion party! (Breakfast on board flight)
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Sanet and Michané Bekker

Ek en my dogter was deel van George se Julie toergroep. Dit was ons heel eerste oorsese reis en ek moet sê dit was ‘n ervaring wat ons vir altyd sal onthou!!Die toer was uiters goed beplan – en die “free days” was ‘n wenner!!! Ons het so baie “fun” gehad, en ons was bevoorreg om deel van so ‘n groep aangename mense te kon wees. Dan is daar nog ons ongelooflike busbestuurder, Hans – wow, hy is met die bus in plekke in waar ek dit nie eers met ‘n Mini sou waag nie – “amazing driving skills”.In kort, dit was ‘n ongelooflike toer! -Europe July 2015

Sanet and Michané Bekker,
South Africa
Marleen Claassen

Middag Benno, Ek wil jou bedank vir ‘n heerlike toer! Alles het glad verloop en dinge het gebeur!Kos was heerlik en die toere wat gereel is was goed!Baie dankie weereens.Gaan verseker weer van jou dienste gebruik maak.-Oos Europa 2015

Marleen Claassen,
South Africa
Salome Louw

Ek verlang my vrek na Santorini!! Soggens as ek wakker word, wil ek hê dit moet in die New Haroula Hotel wees en saans as ek my oë toemaak, verbeel ek my dis tyd om ‘n draai te gaan stap om die naglewe te geniet daar in Fira! My foto’s het ek bietjie uitsorteer en weer en weer deurgekyk, nou verlang ek eers.
Dankie dat jy dit vir ons “ouer garde” ook so lekker gemaak het. Greece October 2015

Salome Louw,
South Africa
Marc Stone

Thanks very much for all your effort in making sure we had the best experience on tour! We had a such a fantastic time it’s something very difficult to explain to others. It’s something that one must simply just do to understand the incredible range and depth of experiences one can take in over a short period of time. We’ve already recommended the tour to friends and family that have seen our photos. Hope to see you on anther trip in the not too distant future.

Marc Stone,
South Africa

Lots of fun. Educational and learnt a lot. I have definitely caught the travel bug, thank you C the world!

South Africa
Willem, Florence and Jarren van Zyl

We knew the accommodation would be budget but we were pleasantly surprised. Apart from our two rooms being slightly small the accommodation was a lot better than expected. We only missed having a kettle in our room.

Willem, Florence and Jarren van Zyl,
South Africa
Cheryl Wasserman

What an amazing tour it was! I will for sure recommend C the World to all my friends! Tour guide George van der Wat: Super awesome guy! Good manners, well spoken, good bilingual .His knowledge about every city was also well prepared. I’ll travel with him again any time. -Europe April 2015

Cheryl Wasserman,
South Africa
Brian, Em, Gary & Gregg

Hi CtheWorld Team,Thank you for an awesome trip. We have once again made very special memories. Well done and keep up the good travel formula. – Eastern Europe 2015

Brian, Em, Gary & Gregg,
South Africa

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