12 days tour
Europe Christmas & New Year Escape - 12 Days
Services of your Expat tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
11 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.
19 Experiences! Explore the heart of Venice on an orientation tour Enjoy a scenic drive along Brenner Pass Visit Innsbruck in Austria Experience Munich on an orientation tour Say “prost” in a German beer hall Cruise along the Rhine River Taste German wine in the Rhine Valley Visit the Riekermolen Windmill Cruise the canals and see the displays of the Amsterdam Light Festival Enjoy Christmas dinner in Amsterdam Enjoy a local cheese and clogs demonstration in the Netherlands Visit Ghent, a picturesque Belgian city See the sights of Paris on a driving tour Enjoy a lunch stop in Burgundy; France’s famous wine region Marvel at the views on a scenic Swiss mountain drive Enjoy a lunch stop at idyllic Lake Como Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa Discover Florence on a guided tour Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Rome All taxes and fees Free Expat Explore tour souvenir – a memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip.
Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats, TV for showing DVDs, and toilet Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days) Please note the coach buses are not wheelchair accessible.
11 nights' accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room 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.
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.
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.
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 Europe Christmas & New Year Escape - 12 Days
- Day 1 Day 1: Start Of Tour In Rome - Venice
Day 1: Start Of Tour In Rome - Venice
Ciao! Welcome to this Europe Escape Christmas & New Year tour. Meet up with your tour leader and the rest of the group and get ready to hit the road. Relax and enjoy the scenery of vineyards, orchards and countryside on the journey to Venice. Arrive in Venice and prepare to be wowed! This famous floating city is perched across over 100 islands and connected by numerous canals. Explore the city on an orientation tour with your tour leader. See St. Mark’s Square, the Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal. Tonight is free to spend as you wish. Enjoy the piazzas, art, food and unique Venetian vibe! Embark on a gondola ride optional excursion to see Venice the traditional way.
- Day 2 Day 2: Innsbruck - Munich - Bavaria
Day 2: Innsbruck - Munich - Bavaria
Say farewell to Italy for now and continue onto the next exciting destination on the itinerary - Innsbruck in Austria! Take a trip through the spectacular Brenner Pass and admire the gorgeous countryside en route. Make a comfort stop in Innsbruck before arriving in Munich, Germany, this afternoon. Set off on an orientation tour of the city with your tour leader and discover more about Munich which was largely rebuilt after WW2. See the highlights and find out more about Munich’s most famous event - Oktoberfest! This evening, enjoy an authentic taste of Germany during an included dinner at a local beer hall. Prost!
- Day 3 Day 3: Bavaria - Rhine Valley (Christmas Eve)
Day 3: Bavaria - Rhine Valley (Christmas Eve)
It’s Christmas Eve and the German adventures continue today as the tour travels onwards to the picturesque Rhine Valley! Arrive and embark on a Rhine River cruise en route to the hotel located in the heart of the region. Admire the views of the dramatic cliffs, medieval towns and castles along the river banks. After the cruise, visit a local wine merchant for a complimentary Rhine Valley wine tasting where you may even get to taste eiswein (ice wine). Enjoy free time once the wine tasting is complete and spend the evening exploring local sights. Why not embrace the festive atmosphere at the nearby Boppard Christmas market and enjoy the lights, decorations and traditional German food?
Tour leaving from Rome
Rome, capital city of Italy, is known as the “eternal city”, also as “Caput Mundi”, which means capital of the world in Latin. It has more than 280 fountains and more than 900 churches. The coins that are thrown in the Fontana di Trevi are donated to a catholic charity.
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.
Almost everyone is fit for these activities. Every hike or physical exercise last less than 30 minutes, such as paragliding and horseback riding. Please ask about specific conditions.
Min: 10 / Max: 90
Age range allowed for this experience.
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