18 days tour
Northern Explorer Christmas & New Year - 18 Days
Services of your Expat tour leader who will be on hand with advice and tips and ensure that you get the most from your trip.
17 breakfasts, 6 dinners *Vegetarian options available for all meals on request *Option to exclude pork and/or beef *Jain and Kosher are not available for this tour.
30 Experiences! Visit a local Dutch cheese farm and clog factory Enjoy a cruise along Amsterdam’s iconic canals Welcome dinner in Amsterdam Feel the festive atmosphere at Hamburg’s Christmas market Visit Odense; birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen Tour Copenhagen; the capital of Denmark Cruise from Helsingør to Helsingborg by ferry Enjoy a scenic drive through the Swedish countryside Visit Gothenburg; Sweden’s second city See the highlights of Oslo with a local guide Visit Sigtuna; Sweden’s oldest town Stockholm Sweden dinner Explore Stockholm with a local guide Catch an overnight ferry to Finland Discover the highlights of Helsinki with a local guide Enjoy a festive Christmas group dinner in Helsinki Helsinki to Tallinn ferry crossing Enjoy a walking tour of Tallinn with a local guide Sightsee in Pärnu; a resort city in Estonia Visit Saulkrasti; a Latvian seaside town Learn about Latvian history at the Latvian War Cemetery See Riga on an orientation tour See the Hill of Crosses; Lithuania Explore Vilnius on an orientation tour Visit Užupio Respublika; a self-proclaimed republic in Vilnius Stop at Trakai, Europe's only historic national park See Warsaw’s highlights on a driving tour Explore Warsaw’s Old Town with a local guide Explore Old Market Square in Poznan over lunch Driving tour of Berlin, capital of Germany Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Berlin All taxes and fees included Free Expat Explore tour souvenir – a memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip
Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days) Please note the coach buses are not wheelchair accessible.
16 nights' accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities 1 night's accommodation in a twin-share cabin with private en-suite facilities We use a variety of hotels in each of the destinations on this tour, hotels are selected closer to departure. Once booked, a confirmed list of hotels will be sent to you along with your Tour Leader announcement, 3-5 days prior to departure.
You will be responsible for booking your own international and/or domestic flights. We additionally recommend you do not book your airfare until your place on the tour is confirmed. Please make sure to check the times that your tour will start and end before booking your flights.
Arrival and departure airport transfers are not included in the tour cost. Please contact us for a link to Welcome Pickups Pre and post-tour accommodation is not included in the tour cost. Please contact us for a link to booking.com. Single supplement (Optional). Please contact our Travel Experts for a quote. Tipping.
Optional excursions are not included in the tour cost. All optional excursions are booked on tour and paid in cash to your tour leader, unless stated otherwise. Please note, certain optional excursions are subject to availability and could change as a result. Some optional excursions need to be pre-booked, please contact us to find out more
When you sign up for an Expat Explore tour, you are required to secure adequate travel insurance cover for the duration of your trip. If you cannot provide Expat Explore with proof of adequate travel insurance prior to the start of your tour, you will not be permitted to embark on day one. The requirements include the following coverage: Trip Interruption Trip Delay Medical Expenses Quarantine Expenses and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation The insurance must also cover medical costs and a medically imposed quarantine if the insured or someone the insured has come into contact with, tests positive for COVID-19. Before you book your tour, you're welcome to obtain a quote with Tour Radar's insurance partner, Cover Genius.
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Itinerary of your trip Northern Explorer Christmas & New Year - 18 Days
- Day 1 Day 1: Start Of Tour In Amsterdam
Day 1: Start Of Tour In Amsterdam
Arrive in Amsterdam and get ready for 18 days of festive adventure! Meet up with the tour leader at the hotel this morning. The Christmas tour adventures begin with a trip to the gorgeous Dutch countryside. Visit a local farm and learn how Dutch cheese and iconic Dutch clogs are crafted. Afterwards, choose to continue exploring the Dutch countryside on the Volendam & Zaanse Schans optional excursion or return to the city. This evening, set out on a canal cruise of the city! Drift along Amsterdam’s picturesque canals and drink in the sights from the water as you hear interesting stories and facts from the onboard commentary. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner before free time to explore Amsterdam’s festive atmosphere after dark!
- Day 2 Day 2: Amsterdam - Hamburg - Northern Germany
Day 2: Amsterdam - Hamburg - Northern Germany
Wave Amsterdam farewell and travel to Hamburg. Settle in for a scenic drive through the countryside of the Netherlands and North-Western Germany. Arrive in Hamburg and get ready to do some exploring! At this time of year, the city is filled with glorious Christmas markets. Take some time this afternoon to explore the inviting stalls along the Town Hall Square. Grab a mug of glühwein, spiced hot wine, to warm your heart and body as you explore all the sights. This is where German Christmas spirit comes alive! After a few hours in Hamburg, head north to our hotel for the night.
- Day 3 Day 3: Northern Germany - Odense - Copenhagen
Day 3: Northern Germany - Odense - Copenhagen
Cross the border into Scandinavia and travel towards Copenhagen this morning. Drive through forested Denmark and cross over Øresund Bridge - Europe's longest bridge! On the way, enjoy a lunch stop in Odense, the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, author of beloved fairy tales such as The Ugly Duckling and The Little Mermaid. Today’s final destination is Denmark’s capital city, Copenhagen. Arrive and embark on an orientation tour with your tour leader. See highlights like the Little Mermaid statue and Rosenborg Castle and discover what makes Copenhagen one of the world’s most liveable cities! Later, drive to the hotel, check-in and relax.
Tour leaving from Amsterdam
Beautiful city and capital of the Netherlands, known for its cultural and financial relevance. Amsterdam is visited every year by thousands of tourists who enjoy its history as a fishing village and its jovial atmosphere with museums and various entertainment venues.
There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.
This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.
You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.
There are several physical activities that last from 2 to 6 hours in easy terrains, low altitude flats, or water experiences. Please ask if you’re not sure this applies to you.
Min: 10 / Max: 90
Age range allowed for this experience.
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