Belgium / Brussels
France / Paris Disneyland
France / Paris New Year
Italy / Milan
Switzerland / The Alps
Switzerland / Luzern
Czechia / Prague Christmas Eve
Germany / Berlin
Germany / Berlin
Netherlands / Amsterdam
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. Please follow the advice of your tour manager and make sure that you are at the various pick up points and departures at the correct times.
IMPORTANT BOOKING CONDITIONS: Once you have booked this tour, cancellation is not possible within 12 weeks of departure. Any cancellation request within 12 weeks of departure means no refunds can be given.
Join our 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.
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.
From Prague the tour continues overnight to Luzern in Switzerland for 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 can join our optional tour to Disneyland before we continue back to the UK.
On the tour there are overnight hotels in Belgium, Amsterdam, Prague, Milan & Paris. The remaining nights include overnight travel on the coach and sleeping on board during travel.
Day 1: Monday 24th December 2018
Morning departure from the UK and travel by coach and Eurotunnel to the Christmas Markets in Belgium before checking into Le Dome Hotel, Boulevard de Jardin botanique 9. 1000 Brussels for the first night.
Day 2: Tuesday 25th December 2018
After breakfast we continue to Zaanse Schans- windmill village, taking in the scenery of Holland before arriving at our hotel. Accommodation will be at De Rijper Eilanden- Zuiddijk 2A, 1483 MA De Rijp. A Christmas dinner is available to book at an additional charge.
Day 3: Wednesday 26th December 2018
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: Thursday 27th December 2018
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 Praha Mala Strana- Plzenska 14, 15000 Prague.
Day 5: Friday 28th December 2018
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: Saturday 29th December 2018
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 Best Western Antares Hotel Concorde - Viale Monza 132, 20127 Milano.
Day 7: Sunday 30th December 2018
After breakfast at the hotel you can spend the day visiting Milan, the fashion capital of Europe! The Metro station is 150 yards from the hotel. 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: Monday 31st December 2018
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 Novotel Paris Est. 1 avenue de la Republique
Day 9: Tuesday 1st January 2019
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 time sightseeing 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: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Morning arrival back in the UK.
Hotel accommodation based on multiple occupancy room (3 or 4 people sharing). Twin and single room upgrades available.
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: email@example.com
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.
Optional room upgrades available at extra cost.
5 nights in a hotel with 3 or 4 people sharing a room with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included in the mornings.