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SUMMARY:

This tour is a fantastic way to see more of Europe during your Christmas and New Years' break.
Covering the best of Europe, we start our tour celebrating Christmas in Paris. Travel south towards the Italian cities of Milan and Venice. Going northwards towards the Alps, passing by Salzburg. Touching the East visiting Prague. Witness New Year Eve best European celebration in Berlin. Stopping by Brussels before finishing our European circuit in London.

TOTAL PRICE FROM:

£950
based on a triple sharing room
Upgrades available upon request

11 DAYS   |  7 COUNTRIES

 
 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Enjoy Christmas in Paris and New Year Eve in Berlin
  • Guided walking and/or coach tour of all cities visited
  • 8 nights accommodation in triple and quad rooms with private en-suite facilities. Single and couple travellers have the option to upgrade to a twin/double or single accommodation at a extra cost to ensure private room
  • Modern executive coach with heating, reclining seats, TV with DVD for movies and toilet
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 1 Christmas 3-course dinner
  • Champagne Celebration for NYE
  • Vaporetto Ride on the Grand canal in Venice
  • Entrance to the biggest indoor waterpark in the World – Tropical Islands in Germany
  • Any public transport needed during tours (excluding free time and days)
  •  Services of an experience tour guide

 

OPTIONALS:

  • Heineken Experience
  • Amsterdam Canal cruise
  • Paris River Seine Cruise
  • Disneyland entrance to one park

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Nightlife tour of Amsterdam including Red Light District
  • Visit the biggest indoor waterpark in the World – Tropical Islands with its own “Sun”
  • Christmas celebration dinner
  • NYE Champagne Celebration in Berlin
  • Vaporetto Ride in the Grand Canal in Venice
  • Coach guided tour of Paris main sights including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc of Triumph, Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera, Petit and Grande Palais, Les Tuileries, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde and Bastille
  • Walking tour of Montmartre including Sacre Coeur and views of the Moulin Rouge
  • Illumination tour of Paris

ITINERARY:

DAY 1 | PARIS: 24th Dec 2016 

PARIS

Welcome to your 11-day tour of Europe! During the early morning, you meet your tour guide and fellow passengers and depart the UK on a modern executive coach across the English Channel towards mainland Europe. We travel through the French countryside and arrive during the early afternoon in the city of Lights - Paris. Your tour guide will introduce your to this iconic city with a guided relaxed coach tour of the main highlights such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc of Triumph, Concorde, and more – which are available to be explored further during your free day (Day 2). A guided walking tour will follow to of Montmartre including the Basilica of Sacred Heart (Sacre Coeur). We arrive in the hotel during the late evening to relax and get ready for Christmas day.
DAY 2 | PARIS: 25th Dec 2016 

PARIS

We visit the Notre Dame where you can experience fully the festivities of Paris on Christmas day. You will have the opportunity to try ice-skating or visit the famous cafes and bistros throughout the city. We then venture to Champs Elysees where you have the opportunity to enjoy the Christmas Markets.
Your guide will recommend several things to do, such as the river cruise or alternatively you can explore the beautiful suburbs of central Paris at your leisure. In the early afternoon we return to the hotel to feast on a specially prepared Christmas Dinner! We recommend that you relax and enjoy the company of your newfound friends on this special day.
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DAY 3 | PARIS / DISNEYLAND : 26th Dec 2016 

Famous for its thrilling rides and shows, you will be entertained for hours. Alternatively you can visit Paris at your leisure.

During the evening, we depart to Milan.

We recommend students to bring some Euros with them as during Saturday, most money exchange shops are closed.

OPTIONAL TOUR:

  • River Cruise Cruise: £10/€12 Enjoy a a relaxing guided boat trips on the river Seine and the illuminated landmarks of Paris
  • Disneyland: £40/€49 Enjoy a full day at Disneyland Paris theme park including excellent rides and shows and meet your favourite characters.
DAY 4 | MILAN: 27th Dec 2016 

MILAN

We arrive into Milan in the early morning and start the day with a coach and walking tour of the city. Your guide will show you the best of Milan before giving you free time for shopping. The Guide will suggest several other attractions or sights to visit such as the Duomo cathedral and more.
In the evening, we check into the hotel and you have some free time to freshen up before returning to the city to experience its vibrant nightlife.

DAY 5 | VENICE 28th Dec 2016 

MILAN

Today we venture to the magnificent Venice where you can spend all day venturing around its medieval streets and canals and ponder in awe of its amazing culture and architecture. On arrival you will take a boat into central Venice where you will see St Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace and the Campanile di San Marco. Spend the afternoon shopping at the Rialto Bridge and perhaps pop into a glass making demonstration to watch their age-old tradition of sculpturing Murano Glass.
In the evening we return to our hotel where you can relax and enjoy the facilities.
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OPTIONAL TOUR:

  • Gondola Ride: £30
    Enjoy a canal boat trip to the smaller and hidden canals of Venice 
DAY 6 | SALZBURG: 29th Dec 2016 

AUSTRIA

Today we travel through the heart of Eastern Europe to visit Prague via Salzburg for a comfort stop. Famous for being the birthplace of Mozart and also the set for the film ‘A Sound of Music’ – this magical city will certainly take your breath away! We visit the castle - which has protected Salzburg for almost a millennium - and you will have the opportunity to explore at leisure.
We arrive into Prague in the late evening and check into the hotel where you can relax.
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DAY 7 | PRAGUE: 30th Dec 2016 
PRAGUE We start our day in Prague with a walking tour of this incredible eastern-European city. After the fall of Communism it has become one of the most visited capitals in Europe, which offers visitors an incredibly array of sights from medieval towers to eclectic and modern award-winning architectural buildings. Enjoy sights such as the Astronomical clock, the Old Town Square, Municipal House, and Charles Bridge. We also have the opportunity to visit the museum of Communism and learn about Prague’s fascinating history. You have lots of free time for shopping and we return in the evening to freshen up before a nightlife tour of Prague where you have a chance to sample its famous beers.

OPTIONAL TOUR:

  • Prague Castle £10: Visit the castle which overlooks the city, built in the 9th century
DAY 8 | BERLIN: 31st Dec 2016 
BERLIN It's New Years Eve and time to get prepared for a phenomenal time at one of the best NYE destinations in Europe: Berlin! Upon arrival, you will have a short coach tour of all its main attractions and free time for last minute shopping. We check into the hotel in the early evening to freshen up before returning to Berlin to get the celebration started! Stretching for almost 2Km behind the Brandenburg gate with many tents and stages where you can find a huge variety of modern and traditional music. There are also many stalls offering great tasting German foods and beer.
We return back to the hotel after midnight where you can relax and recover from one of the most famous parties in the world!

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(Champagne NYE celebration)
DAY 9 | BERLIN / TROPICAL ISLANDS: 1st Jan 2016 
Today we welcome the New Year with a day at German’s Number 1 Waterpark – Tropical Islands. It’s still considered today the largest indoor Waterpark in the world and even comes with an artificial sun! Lie back on the beach or ride on their water slides.
In the evening we depart Berlin for a leisurely drive to Amsterdam overnight to arrive early in the morning.
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DAY 10 | AMSTERDAM: 2nd Jan 2016 
AMSTERDAM On arrival to Amsterdam we will have time to freshen up before starting the walking tour of this amazing city. We stop by the floating flower market for breakfast where you can indulge in freshly made pancakes and famous “poffertjes”. We then continue the tour to visit museumplatz before enjoying free time for shopping and Amsterdam’s vibrant atmosphere.
In the early evening we check into the hotel where you have some time to freshen up before returning to Amsterdam for a nightlife tour including the Red Light District. You have the option to stay out or you can return with us at approximately mid-night.

An optional tour to join the River Cruise on the Seine will be offered during the early evening. After the optional, we part to the hotel where we will arrive during the evening to check in and relax.

The guide will give you tips on how to go to the centre by local transport. The RER does not work 24hrs and the guide will notify you of the last available train. Taxis are available in Paris though for a much higher price.

OPTIONAL TOUR:

  • River Cruise Cruise £10 / €10
    Enjoy a boat tour of the canals of Amsterdam passing through its many bridges.
  • Heineken Experience: £17
DAY 11 | BRUSSELS & LONDON: 3rd Jan 2017 
It’s the last day! We depart Amsterdam after breakfast and head to Brussels – considered to be the capital of Europe and steeped in Medieval History. We have a walking tour to see all its main attractions, including the Grand Plas and the Maniken Pis. Remember to buy your chocolates and try the local Belgium fries with a local beer.

We depart Europe in the late afternoon and return to the UK by Eurotunnel to arrive back at your chosen destination in the evening.
We hope you enjoy the tour and have a fantastic time!

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AVAILABILITY

Guaranteed Departure
Sun. 24th Dec - Wed. 3rd Jan£1250£950

ROOMS ARRANGEMENT:

Room allocation is based on same sex sharing. Unless requested either before departing the tour or during room list allocation which happens during the day before checking in. To insure sharing with your friends or family, add on the notes on our booking page who you would like to share room with. Couples or friends without twin/double upgrade may share with one or two people from the tour, depending on the room basis.

DEPARTURE POINTS IN THE UK:

We have several departure points from the UK including Bournemouth, Brighton and London.
For groups greater than 8 passengers, please contact us to request availability for a different departure point

JOINING THE TOUR FROM MAINLAND EUROPE:

Please arrange to meet one of our guides at Paris's Charles de Gaulle Airport - International Arrivals on the 24th December 2015. You must inform us of your flight details and provide us with contact information. We will arrange transfers to the hotel at 10:30hrs, 13:30hrs, 16:30hrs and finally 20:00hrs. If you arrive later than these times you will be required to make your own way to the hotel by airport taxi. For more information, please Contact us.

The tour will finish in Paris on the 2nd January 2016. We would recommend that you organise your flights to depart from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport and we are able to organise transfers from  10:30hrs and then again at 12:30hrs.

Alternatively you can take a fast train from Brussels to Paris if your returning flight departs from Charles de Gaulle

FREE TIME:

In each place you visit, you will have enough free time for sightseeing and shopping. We also offer optional tours in some cities in order to enhance your tour experience.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

 All travellers require travel insurance while on tour with Indigo Travel. Passengers are responsible for acquiring the required travel insurance that needs to be valid during the tour dates. Travel Insurance needs to cover medical expenses including: repatriation, cancellation, loss or damage to baggage and personal belongings, money and public liability.

We recommend World Nomads as the preferred travel insurance company, available for nationals of over 160 countries.

Please make sure you take care of your personal belongings during the tour. Pick-pocketing is widely known in the big capitals and happens often.

PASSPORT AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION:

Non-EU travellers with require traveling with a passport with a minimum validity of six months. European travellers can travel with National identity card provided they are in excellent state and all the information is clearly visible.

VISAS:

Depending on your nationality you may require to apply for a Schengen Visa and if starting in London, to apply for a Visa Visitor Visa.
It is your responsibility to check if you are require a visa to attend our tours. You are also responsible to obtain the necessary documents to apply for a visa.
You will require certain documents from us. Please contact us after you have booked the tour to request your documentation.

PLUGS, VOLTAGE AND ADAPTERS:

You will probably need an adapter while being in Europe. You can purchase them online, in travel or gadget shops or in airport (though probably more expensive). If you are from outside of Europe and are bringing electrical devices such as an hair iron or shaver, please check with if an adapter will be available to be used for such product and prevent the risk of damage.

UK Plug

EU Plug

CURRENCY:

For the following countries the Euro (€) is used:

- Austria
- Belgium
­- Italy
- France
- Germany
- Netherlands

For the following countries the (Czech - Kč) Koruna is used:
- Czech Republic