24 December 2017
Welcome to the festive Christmas & New Year 10 day European tour!
This information shows example itineraries to use as a guideline, please note that the order we visit various attractions may change depending on weather conditions.
IMPORTANT BOOKING CONDITIONS: Once you have booked this tour, cancellation is not possible within 6 weeks of departure. Any cancellation request within 6 weeks of departure means no refunds can be given.
Join the spectacular 10 day Christmas & New Year European tour visiting 6 European countries including Christmas in Amsterdam and New Year in Paris.
A combination of hotel accommodation and overnight coach travel provides the ideal opportunity to travel for 10 days in Europe over the festive season from only £1297 per person*
Departing 24th December, the tour starts with a stop at the Christmas markets in Belgium before continuing to Amsterdam. Overnight to Berlin in Germany, where you will spend the day before continuing to Prague in the Czech Republic. You will have a full day in each of these cities to explore the sights, shops and museums. Overnight hotel on 26th December is in Prague.
From Prague the tour continues overnight to Luzern in Switzerland. As well as spending time in one of Switzerland’s most picturesque cities there will also be an opportunity to take the cable car to the top of Mount Pilatus for spectacular views across the Alps.
From Luzern, we then travel across the border into Italy and on to our Hotel in Milan. You will have full day to explore Milan before continuing onto Paris for New Year’s Eve including overnight hotel in Paris.
You will have the whole day to explore the sights of Paris and the evening to enjoy the New Year’s Eve celebrations and after breakfast on New Year’s day you join our optional tour to Disneyland before we continue back to the UK.
Day 1: Sunday 24th December 2017
Morning departure from the UK and travel by coach and Eurotunnel to the Christmas Markets in Belgium before continuing to our overnight hotel in Brussels.
Day 2: Monday 25th December 2017
After breakfast we continue to Amsterdam, taking in the scenery of Holland before arriving at our hotel. In the evening you can join our guide for a tour of the famous Red light district. A christmas Dinner is available to book at an additional charge.
Day 3: Tuesday 26th December 2017
Spend the day exploring Amsterdam, including the Van Gogh Museum, The Rijksmuseum and the Heineken Beer Museum! You can take a trip on a canal boat and stop by one of the many “coffee shops” before we continue on an overnight journey to Berlin.
Day 4: Wedesnday 27th December 2017
Morning arrival in Berlin and a full day to explore the capital city of Germany. See the Brandenburg Gate, visit the Reichstag and stand on the Berlin Wall. There will be time to visit the Christmas markets by Charlottenburg Castle before we continue across the border into the Czech Republic for an evening arrival at the IBIS Hotel Praha Mala Strana, Plzenska 14, Prague 5.
Day 5: Thursday 28th December 2017
Spend the day in Prague. Visit Prague Castle and the Old Town square. See the Astronomical Clock and walk across the Charles Bridge. Take some time to relax with some local beer! We continue onwards overnight to Switzerland & The Alps.
Day 6: Friday 29th December 2017
We arrive in the morning to Luzern at the heart of the Swiss Alps. Choose either to take the cable car to the top of Mount Pilatus for spectacular views across the roof of the world from the panoramic terrace and keep warm with a glass of hot wine or enjoy Luzern city centre where you can explore the old town, walk across the famous Chapel Bridge and see the Lion Monument before we continue our journey to Italy and our hotel in Milan. Accommodation is at the Hotel da Vinci, Via Senegallia 6. 20161 Milan.
Day 7: Saturday 30th December 2017
Spend the day visiting Milan, the fashion capital of Europe! Visit the Piazza del Duomo with its magnificent cathedral and spend some time at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the world’s oldest shopping centre. Remember to try some gelato and coffee whilst you are there! Evening departure from Milan and overnight travel to Paris.
Day 8: Sunday 31st December 2017
Morning arrival in Paris with a full day to see all of the sights including the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral & The Eiffel Tower. Take a boat trip along the River Seine and spend the evening on the famous Champs Elysees, where the Parisian’s see in the New Year! Overnight at the IBIS Hotel, Batagnolles, Avenue de Clichy, Paris.
Day 9: Monday 1st January 2018
Join our optional tour to Disneyland Paris and spend the day enjoying all of the rides and parades at the Magic Kingdom. Alternatively spend some more timesightseeing in central Paris or take a trip on the Metro to visit The Palace of Versailles. Evening departure from Paris and overnight travel back to England.
Day 10: Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Morning arrival back in the UK.
Hotel accommodation based on multiple occupancy room (3 or 4 people sharing). Twin and single room upgrades available.
What Is Included In Tour Price
- Return travel
- 5 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Free time for sights, shops & museums
- Maps and service of a tour manager
- Christmas in Amsterdam
- Explore Belgium (Germany)
- Explore Prague (Czech Republic)
- Explore Luzerne & Alps (Switzerland)
- Explore Milan (Italy)
- New Year in Paris (France)
- Optional New Year’s Day at Disneyland Paris
Optional room upgrades available at extra cost.
5 nights in a hotel with 3 or 4 people sharing a room with an en suite bathroom and breakfast included in the mornings.
Double Room (for 2 people): £200.00
Twin Room (for 2 people): £200.00
Multiple Occupancy (3 or more people sharing a room): £0.00
Do you need a Schengen Visa? Visa information
If you do need a Schengen visa, download the application form here.
FOR SCHENGEN VISA TO TRAVEL: Book appointment at Embassy of Belgium (as its the first place with accommodation) with the Visa Application Centre
Joint Visa Application Centre, 66 Wilson Street, London, EC2A 2JX
Application centre can process a Schengen visa for: Belgium
The application centre’s helpline number is 0871 376 0023 (line open from 8:30 to 17:30 Monday-Friday).
Email help address: firstname.lastname@example.org
APPOINTMENT ALWAYS REQUIRED – call the telephone number below or follow the links from the boxes below for any main destination country for appointment.
TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION: PHONE 09067 530 530
You will need when you phone: full name, passport number, passport valid from date/expiry date, your contact number and email address, your UK residence address, dates of travel.