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Europe Jewel Christmas & New Year

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11
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14
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Start Point:
Amsterdam/
End Point:
Amsterdam/
Ages:
10 - 75+
Accommodation:
Hotel
Transport:
Private coach

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Summary

This tour showcases winter travel at its best! Start off in Amsterdam and get acquainted with a European winter. From frozen canals and hot waffles, to the picture-perfect beauty of Germany's Rhine Valley. Soak up the sights of the celebrated city of Nuremberg. Spend Christmas in one of the continent's finest capitals - Prague! Journey between Bratislava, Budapest, Vienna and Ljubljana. Discover the charms of Italy's Tuscany region. Celebrate an unforgettable New Year's Eve in Switzerland and embrace the festive atmosphere of Paris. There’s no doubt about it - Christmas in Europe is a bucket-list-worthy experience! 

Highlights

  • Celebrate Christmas Day in Prague and ring in the New Year in Switzerland
  • Local guided walking tours of Prague, Florence, Vienna and Ljubljana 
  • Amsterdam canal cruise and Rhine Valley river cruise
  • Visit Pisa, Venice and Budapest
  • Free days in Prague, the Swiss Alps and Paris

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Start Point

Hotel in Amsterdam | 10:00 AM

End Point

Amsterdam | 07:30 PM
DAY 1: Start of tour in Amsterdam

Welcome to the start of this exciting Christmas and New Year tour of Europe! The festive adventure begins in Amsterdam where you will meet up with your group and tour leader. The tour kicks off with Dutch staples - cheese and clogs! See how these classic Dutch items are made the traditional way before visiting Zaanse Schans, a Dutch town famous for its historic windmills and wooden houses. Travel to Volendam for lunch and free time this afternoon. Next, it’s back to Amsterdam for the best introduction to this vibrant city - a canal cruise! Finish off day one with a delicious group welcome dinner.

Meals: Dinner

DAY 1: Start of tour in Amsterdam

Welcome to the start of this exciting Christmas and New Year tour of Europe! The festive adventure begins in Amsterdam where you will meet up with your group and tour leader. The tour kicks off with Dutch staples - cheese and clogs! See how these classic Dutch items are made the traditional way before visiting Zaanse Schans, a Dutch town famous for its historic windmills and wooden houses. Travel to Volendam for lunch and free time this afternoon. Next, it’s back to Amsterdam for the best introduction to this vibrant city - a canal cruise! Finish off day one with a delicious group welcome dinner.

Experiences

Cheese and clogs demonstration: This family-run farm is over 160 years old and gives you a behind-the-scenes look at how Dutch cheese and clogs are made. 

Visit Zaanse Schans: This is the place to see the scenery that the Netherlands is famous for - windmills, wooden houses and green hills.

Visit Volendam: Enjoy some seafood from the vendors in the beautiful harbour as you explore the lakeside Dutch town.

Amsterdam Canal Cruise: Sail along Amsterdam's stunning canals. Cruising along Amsterdam’s atmospheric canals is the perfect introduction to the Dutch capital.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

Dinner

DAY 2: Amsterdam - Rhine Valley

Day two and it's time for a new country! Cross the border into Germany and travel to the beautiful Rhine Valley. Arrive and enjoy a wine tasting at Boppard before embarking on a riverboat cruise from Boppard to St Goar. Enjoy the scenic views along the riverbank during the cruise - this section of Germany is home to the highest concentration of medieval castles in all of Europe! Disembark and pay a visit to a fascinating local stein and cuckoo clock workshop. Travel to tonight’s accommodation and enjoy dinner with the group at the hotel.

Experiences

Cruise down the Rhine River: Admire the beautiful scenery as you cruise. This area is home to the largest concentration of Gothic castles in all of Europe; Sterrenberg, Liebestein, Katz and Fortress Rheinfels.

Rhine Valley wine tasting: Visit a local wine merchant in one of Germany's most famous wine-growing regions, and sample several types of delicious German wine. Riesling, Pinot Noir and Spätburgunder are popular varieties. If it is the right time of year and the harvest has been good, you may even be able to try eiswein (ice wine); a sweet dessert wine made of grapes which need to be harvested in the freezing winter months!

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

BreakfastDinner

DAY 3: Nuremburg - Prague

Today, travel to Prague via Nuremberg, enjoying a comfort stop in the Bavarian city. Having served as a residence for German kings over many centuries, Nuremberg was an architectural marvel, and famous for its artists too. The city was painstakingly rebuilt following heavy bombing during WW2 and today it has been restored to some of its former glory – many buildings using the original stone. Later, arrive in Prague. This beautiful city boasts elaborate Baroque, Gothic, Art Nouveau and Cubist architecture, and is home to many quirky bars, cobbled lanes and courtyards. Known for its brilliant beer and abundance of art, any exploration of Prague will be a rewarding one. This evening, round off the day with an included dinner.

Experiences

Orientation tour in Nuremberg: Your tour leader will highlight all the iconic sights in this Bavarian city. Start at Kaiserburg and finish in Hauptmarkt.

Prague guided walking tour: This evening, enjoy a locally guided walking tour of the capital city of the Czech Republic. See the Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, Church of Our Lady before Týn, Rudolfinum (concert hall) and a view of Prague Castle.

Prague dinner: Experience authentic Czech cuisine at a local restaurant. You will also have the option to try local Czech beer.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

BreakfastDinner

DAY 4: Prague (Christmas Day): Free Day

Merry Christmas! Veselé Vánoce! The day is free for you to enjoy Prague as you wish. Prague has been described as the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of Central Europe and it is wonderful to explore! To see the best that this fairytale city has to offer, join the Prague+ optional excursion! Tour the Prague Castle complex, explore the charming Mala Strana neighbourhood and enjoy a cruise on the Vltava River complete with a buffet lunch. We can’t think of a better way to spend Christmas day! Tonight, take the opportunity to enjoy an optional traditional Czech meal complete with folk music and dancing!

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Hotel

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Breakfast

On Tour Excursions
Prague+

Tour the incredible Prague Castle, wander through the charming Mala Strana neighbourhood, cruise the Vltava River, enjoy a buffet lunch and more!

€ 60
Traditional Czech Folk Music & Dance Evening

Enjoy a delicious three-course Czech dinner with unlimited drinks while delighting in a traditional folk show complete with Czech music and dancing!

€ 55

DAY 5: Prague - Bratislava - Vienna

Today, head for the grandeur of Vienna, visiting Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, for a quick comfort stop along the way. Surrounded by mountains, vineyards, ski runs and unbridled wilderness, Bratislava is a charming city. Spot the medieval castle overlooking the old town and take in the Socialist-era architecture. Next stop, the beautiful Austrian city of Vienna! Enjoy a guided walking tour of the UNESCO-listed city centre. See sights like the Hofburg Palace and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Dinner tonight will be in a historical Viennese wine cellar! Afterwards, choose to enjoy an orchestra performance. What could be better than experiencing music in one of the city's concert halls?

Experiences

Bratislava orientation tour: Join your tour leader for an orientation tour of Bratislava to see some of the landmarks and historic sights of the city. Catch a glimpse of the magical Bratislava Castle, which overlooks the city.  

Walking tour of Vienna: On the drive into Vienna, Austria’s capital city, see the Schonbrunn Palace before reaching the Inner City and one of the best vistas from Belvedere Hill. Vienna is known as the 'City of Music’ due to its classical heritage and the prodigies that worked there including Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms to name a few. The tour starts at the Golden Mile on the RingStrasse (Parliament, City Hall, Burgtheater). Then, discover the courtyards and passages around the Hofburg (Imperial Castle) and St. Stephen’s Cathedral which is Vienna’s geographic and historic centre. 

Dinner in a Viennese wine cellar: Enjoy dinner in a special location tonight! Tuck into a delicious meal in a historic Viennese wine cellar.

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Hotel

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BreakfastDinner

On Tour Excursions
Vienna Classical Music Concert

Enjoy a classical concert held in a beautiful Viennese concert hall. The orchestra will play classics from the Strauss dynasty and Mozart.

€ 75

DAY 6: Vienna - Budapest

Wave goodbye to Vienna and travel to the striking Hungarian capital of Budapest. Sitting astride the Danube River, this scenic city is known for its singular mix of Baroque, Neoclassical and Art Nouveau architecture. On arrival in Budapest, get an overview of this historic city on a driving tour, headed up by a local guide. The trip will start on the Buda side of the river and includes glimpses of the Houses of Parliament and much more. This afternoon you have the freedom to explore the city and all of its delights however you wish. Why not enjoy an optional dinner cruise along the Danube this evening?

Experiences

Driving tour of Budapest: Get an eyeful of must-see attractions like Budapest Parliament, St. Stephen's Basilica, the state opera, the castle district, and more on this driving tour led by a local guide.

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Hotel

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Breakfast

On Tour Excursions
Danube Dinner Cruise

Indulge in a traditional Hungarian feast as you admire Budapest’s top sights from the water with a nighttime cruise along the Danube River.

€ 60

DAY 7: Lake Balaton - Maribor - Ljubljana

Leaving Budapest, travel onwards to an iconic holiday destination in Hungary - the beautiful Lake Balaton. With nearly 200 km of shoreline, it is the largest lake in central Europe! Next, stop in Maribor in Slovenia. Embark on a quick orientation tour and enjoy a local wine tasting before taking some free time to grab lunch. Then it’s on to the final stop of the day, the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. It's filled to the brim with fairytale castles, beautiful architecture and plenty of natural beauty! An expert local guide will lead a walking tour to point out all the must-see attractions. Afterwards, explore the city on your own or join an optional Slovenia Evening complete with a traditional meal and entertainment!

Experiences

Visit Lake Balaton: Meander around the beautiful Lake Balaton and tick the largest lake in central Europe off your bucket list!

Lunch stop in Maribor: Explore the beautiful city of Maribor in Slovenia and enjoy a local wine tasting and free time to find a spot for lunch. 

Guided walking tour in Ljubljana: Join an expert local guide for a tour of Ljubljana - the City of Dragons! Encounter the inimitable scenery of the medieval old town, Preseren Square, the City Centre, the Riverfront, Dragon Bridge and Cobblers Bridge. When the formal tour is done, there will still be some time to explore on your own. We recommend that you make your way to the 13th-century St. Nicholas Church - its Baroque architecture is truly spectacular!

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Hotel

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Breakfast

On Tour Excursions
Slovenian Evening

Enjoy an evening of traditional live Slovenian music and dance along with a delicious three-course Slovenian dinner!

€ 50

DAY 8: Ljubljana - Venice

Say farewell to Slovenia and ciao to Italy! Today’s destination is Venice. This floating city is famous around the world for its canals, gondolas and artistic masterpieces! It is truly a destination that will capture your imagination and leave its mark on your heart. Learn more about Venice and its top sights on an orientation tour with your tour leader. Look forward to seeing highlights like Piazza San Marco, Basilica di San Marco, Palazzo Ducale and more. Later, enjoy free time to explore. This is your chance to enjoy a classic Venetian experience - a gondola ride or water taxi trip along the canals!

Experiences

Orientation tour of Venice: Your tour leader will take you into the heart of this unique floating city for an orientation to help you explore and see Piazza San Marco, Basilica di San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Campanile di San Marco museum, Rialto Market and Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

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Hotel

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Breakfast

On Tour Excursions
Venice Water Taxi

See Venice from the water in comfort and style as you cruise along Venice’s famous Grand Canal in a classic water taxi and see the main sights!

€ 25
Venice Gondola Ride

No visit to Venice is complete without a traditional gondola ride! Experience an ancient Venice tradition as you cruise the city’s famous canals.

€ 25

DAY 9: Florence - Tuscany

Journey into the hills of Tuscany today! Travel towards Florence and admire the rolling hills, vineyards and charm of the countryside along the way. Arrive and enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Next up is a locally guided walking tour of the city. Enjoy the historical landmarks of the city which will be specially decked out for the festive time of year and learn more about Florence’s Renaissance history. Then, attend an Italian leather-making demonstration and watch talented craftsmen at work. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Italian meal during dinner at a local restaurant. After a day filled with the delights of Florence, it’s time to spend the night in a hotel in the Tuscan countryside.

Experiences

Locally guided walking tour of Florence: Follow a local guide on a walking tour and discover the main sights, including the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Della Signoria and the replica statue of David. 

Italian leather-making demonstration: Learn about the traditional art of Italian leather-making at Leonardo Leather & Gold.

Dinner in Florence: Indulge in a delicious Italian meal at a local restaurant in Florence.

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Hotel

Meals

BreakfastDinner

DAY 10: Pisa - Swiss Alps (New Year's Eve)

Depart Tuscany and head for the hills (well, mountains actually!) En route to the Swiss Alps, make a stop at one of the world’s most famous buildings - the Leaning Tower of Pisa! Be sure to have your cameras ready to snap some photos! Afterwards, strap in for a journey through the Alps. Cross the border into Switzerland and enjoy a scenic mountain drive before arriving at the small Swiss Alpine town which will be home for tonight and the perfect spot to say farewell to the old year and ring in the new! Tonight, celebrate New Year’s Eve with the tour group surrounded by the beauty of the Swiss Alps.

Experiences

View the Leaning Tower of Pisa: This is your chance to see the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, or even take some iconic pictures of you ‘holding up’ the tower.

Scenic Mountain Drive: Enjoy spectacular views as we drive through mountain passes and alongside lakes, breathtaking mountain vistas and scenic views of quaint Swiss towns.

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Hotel

Meals

BreakfastDinner

DAY 11: Swiss Alps: Free Day

Happy New Year! Make the most of the first day of a new year and enjoy the splendour of the Alps on this free day! Take a leisurely stroll through the local villages and alongside crystal-clear lakes or hit the slopes for a spot of skiing if you’re feeling up to it. Today’s optional excursion is one of our most popular. Journey to Jungfraujoch - the highest train station in Europe! Surround yourself with spectacular snow-capped peaks and white winter snow! What could be a better start to the year than that? Tonight, choose to warm up with a delicious Swiss fondue dinner!

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Breakfast

On Tour Excursions
Jungfraujoch: Journey to the Top of Europe

Travel to the “Top of Europe” - Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe! Enjoy exceptional views, year-round snow and a magical ice palace.

€ 195
Swiss Fondue Dinner

Get an authentic taste of Switzerland and warm up with an authentic Swiss fondue dinner! Is there anything better than a pot of melted cheese?

€ 40

DAY 12: Swiss Alps - Paris

So long Switzerland, it’s time for Paris! Today calls for an early start. Travel through the French countryside and arrive in Paris this afternoon. Get your cameras ready and head off on a driving tour of the “City of Lights. The city’s most famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe are on the itinerary! Following the driving tour is a group dinner at a restaurant in the city. After a delicious meal of French cuisine, it’s time to travel back to the hotel to get some rest for another free day tomorrow.

Experiences

Driving tour of Paris: Enjoy a driving tour upon arrival - spot the Tuileries Gardens, The River Seine, l'Île de la Cité, the Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Lovers Bridge, Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Pigalle (the Red Light District) and the Moulin Rouge!

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Hotel

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BreakfastDinner

DAY 13: Paris: Free Day

Discover the magic of Paris at your own pace today! To delve deeper into the city, join the Paris+ optional excursion. This exciting tour includes visits to a world-famous macaron shop and parfumerie as well as photo stops at the Champs-Élysées and Opéra Garnier. Then, see the city from the water with a lunch cruise along the River Seine. Finally, admire the views from the Montparnasse Tower and explore the Latin quarter! As the sun sets, the city bursts with exciting activities! Why not experience an evening in Montmartre, a charming village home to the Moulin Rouge? C’est la vie!

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Hotel

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Breakfast

On Tour Excursions
Paris+

Spend the day ticking off Parisian highlights! Today includes top attractions, macarons, perfume, a River Seine Cruise and much more.

€ 60
An Evening in Montmartre

Explore the vibrant Montmartre neighbourhood by night! See the Moulin Rouge and the Sacré-Cœur basilica and indulge in a three-course French dinner.

€ 45

DAY 14: Paris - Ghent - Amsterdam

This festive two-week tour comes to an end today with one last stop and one more new country along the way! Say au revoir  to Paris and travel on to Ghent in Belgium. Enjoy a lunch stop and free time to explore the charming medieval city centre. Afterwards, it’s time to journey onwards to Amsterdam where the tour will conclude. Before saying farewell, be sure to swap contact details with your new travel friends! Arrive in Amsterdam where you will continue with your onward journey. We hope you enjoyed this Christmas and New Year tour of Europe - travel is a truly memorable way to celebrate!

Experiences

Visit Ghent: The port city of Ghent is home to a beautiful medieval city centre. As a university town today, it’s usually teeming with culture and energy!

Meals

Breakfast

What's Included

Accommodation

  • 13 nights in 2, 3 & 4* hotel accommodation in twin rooms with private bathrooms
  • Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room

Meals

  • 13 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners
    *Vegetarian options available for all meals on request

Transport

  • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet onboard
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)

Tour Leader

  • Fully guided tour with experienced tour leader
  • Tour leader will accompany group throughout and manage all logistical details

23 Experiences!

  • Enjoy a cheese and clogs demonstration in the Netherlands
  • Marvel at the stunning scenery in Zaanse Schans
  • Visit the lakeside town of Volendam
  • Cruise the canals of Amsterdam
  • Cruise along the Rhine River
  • Indulge in a wine tasting in the Rhine Valley
  • Visit Nuremberg, a historic Bavarian city 
  • Discover Prague on a guided walking tour
  • Taste authentic Czech cuisine
  • Visit Bratislava, capital of Slovakia
  • Embark on a walking tour of Vienna, Austria's capital 
  • Enjoy dinner in a Viennese wine cellar
  • See the best-loved sights of Budapest on a driving tour
  • Visit Lake Balaton in Hungary
  • Explore the city of Maribor in Slovenia
  • Enjoy a locally guided walking tour of Ljubljana
  • Explore Venice on an orientation tour
  • Explore Florence; the ‘Jewel of the Renaissance’
  • Enjoy a delicious local dinner in Florence
  • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa 
  • Enjoy a scenic mountain drive to Switzerland
  • See the sights on a driving tour of Paris
  • Visit Ghent, a medieval Belgian city

Accommodation

Hotels are chosen closer to departure date. We do use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here.

Amsterdam

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Prague+

Discover the many fairytale sights within the magical city of Prague! Tour the impressive Prague Castle complex with a local guide and learn about its regal history before exploring the charming Mala Strana neighbourhood nestled at the foot of the castle. Then, take a cruise down the Vltava River and marvel at Prague’s enchanting buildings and bridges from the water. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet of Czech dishes while on board plus one included drink!

Optional Excursions

Unless marked as “Pre-Book”, all optional excursions can be booked on tour and paid for in cash (in the stated currency) to your tour leader.

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Panjabi clan Verified Buyer2023-02-27
A memorable experience
The overall experience was a memorable one. There are a lot of good memories to cherish.
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Celeste the Best Verified Buyer2023-01-19
Fantastic tour!
Our tour guide was Firo, and he was so funny and terrific. The tour was fast-paced and magical, hitting all the important highlights we had come to see. Highly recommended!
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Anonymous Verified Buyer2023-01-18
Good way to see multiple countries
Tour was quite well-run and it was a good way to see multiple countries for a first visit to Europe. We met lots of great people on the tour which made the trip a lot of fun.
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Shanti Verified Buyer2023-01-13
Amazing Experience
The experience was amazing on Expat Christmas & New Year Jewel, i has the best driver Florentine and Tour Leader Gustavo , is very knoweledgable of every city and went above and beyond to make the tour a success.
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Sanet Verified Buyer2023-01-13
Once in a lifetime Christmas - absolutely awesome
it was an awesome experience! I had so much fun and also learned a lot! It is a great way to travel very convenient and safe!

Why this tour?

Experience the magic of the festive season in Europe on the Expat Explore Europe Jewel Christmas and New Year tour! Europe in winter is an unmissable experience. Travellers will be immersed in the festive atmosphere complete with Christmas markets, chilly weather, hot chocolate, gluhwein and much more on Expat Explore Europe Christmas tours! Plus, the festivities of New Year’s Eve celebrations in Europe are definitely a bucket list experience. 

You’ll get to see 11 countries in two weeks. The tour visits top European travel destinations in the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, France and Belgium. It begins and ends in the beautiful, historic city of Amsterdam which can be explored even more pre and post tour. 

Highlights of the Europe Jewel Christmas and New Year tour:

  • Celebrate Christmas in gorgeous Prague! Explore the historic old town, castle district and world-famous Chirtsmas markets of the “City of a Hundred Spires” on Christmas Day. A true highlight of Europe Christmas tours! 
  • Toast to the New Year in the Swiss Alps! Celebrate New Years Eve in a snowy mountain town in the Alps. Then enjoy the first day of the new year with a full free day in the Alps!
  • See iconic European capitals decked out for the festive season! Visit Budapest, Vienna, Ljubljana, Bratislava and Paris - with a full free day to explore the French capital at your leisure. 
  • Enjoy a sightseeing cruise in Amsterdam as well as a river cruise in the breathtaking Rhine Valley.
  • Explore two of Italy’s top destinations. Venice and Florence are magical to visit on Europe Christmas tours! 
  • Become immersed in local culture, food and tradition! Watch a cheese and clog-making demonstration in the Dutch countryside, enjoy a German wine tasting in the Rhine Valley, tuck into authentic local cuisine at dinners in Prague and Florence, and even enjoy dinner in a Viennese wine cellar!  
  • Make the most of the range of optional excursions available on the Expat Explore Europe Jewel Christmas tour. From Venice gondola rides to a train expedition to Jungfraujoch and much more - there is something for all kinds of travellers. 

Is this the right tour for me?

This is the perfect tour for travellers looking to experience the magic of Europe at Christmas and New Year while seeing top travel destinations and attractions on a guided tour. It's  great for all kinds of travellers; families, friends, older travellers, solo travellers and more! 

What is the accommodation like?

Travellers will share en-suite twin-share rooms and will be paired with someone of the same gender. A single room supplement can be added when booking. 

What should I pack?

During December and January, Europe is cold! Be sure to pack warm clothing such as thick jackets, sturdy shoes or boots, beanies, scarves and gloves. Layers are always a great option while it's always a good idea to pack an umbrella. 

What is the best European country to visit at Christmas? 

It’s impossible to narrow it down to one country! Each destination offers a unique experience which is why we have expertly designed this 2-week Europe trip to include stops in 11 countries! See famous festive cities like Prague, Paris, Vienna and Amsterdam and visit charming cheerful towns and cities too! 

Where are the best Christmas markets in Europe?

Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Bratislava are home to some of the best Christmas markets in Europe! 

Embrace the festive spirit and book a spot on the Europe Jewel Christmas and New Year tour.  Expat Explore Europe Christmas tours are an unforgettable, fun, affordable and convenient way to spend Christmas and ring in the new year!