C The World


December European Christmas and New Years Tour 2024

17 Days
  • Johannesburg
  • Amsterdam
  • Twin share en-suite hotel accommodation
  • All breakfast & 7 dinners (2 onboard flights)
  • R48,950 pp sharing


Experience a white Christmas in Austria, see the famous Christmas Markets, and spend New Years eve in Paris.


Highlights of the Trip

  • Netherlands - Amsterdam, Volendam, Zaanse Schans
  • Germany - Boppard, Rhine Valley, Munich
  • Austria - Innsbruck
  • Italy - Venice
  • Switzerland - Jungfrau Valley, Lucerne
  • France - Paris


Check in with your tour guide at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg. Flight times to be confirmed We fly to Amsterdam.
(Dinner on board flight)

We have included R16,000 for your return flights to Europe on this package. If total flight price (Fare and taxes) are less than R16,000, this amount will be subtracted from your final payment. If the total flight price (Fare and taxes) are more than R16,000, this will be added to your final bill. If you would like to book your own flights, we can offer you a land package price of R16,000 less than the selling price.

We arrive in Amsterdam. After clearing customs and collecting our luggage. The Dutch countryside awaits as we visit Zaanse Schans windmill village and the beautiful harbor village of Volendam. We then see how the traditional Clogs (wooden shoes or klompe) are made and we taste famous Edam cheese. Later in the evening it’s time to enter Amsterdam. The night is yours to explore Amsterdam, the coffee shops and to paint the town red.

A full free day to explore the streets and canals of Amsterdam. C the World recommends a canal cruise, the Heineken Brewery, Anne Frank House or Leidse Plein’s unlimited ribs.

We depart the Netherlands and enter Germany to visit the beautiful Rhine Valley. Early afternoon we board our Rhine valley cruise and enjoy a cruise through one of the most concentrated stretches of castles in the entire Europe. After the cruise we enjoy a wine tasting in Boppard, tasting some of the local wines.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

We continue south to Bavaria and spend the night in Munich! Your guide will escort you to central Munich for some free time before dinner. Tonight, Dinner is included in a local beer hall selling the famous 1 liter Steins (Beer). Enjoy the evening with a local Oompah Band in Germany.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Italy awaits! A scenic drive through Austria takes us to the Italian border. We show you the best of Venice, including the Rialto bridge and St Mark Square. A free evening after the guided tour for you to explore Venice.

A free day in Venice. C the world recommends the glass blowing island of Murano, the lace shops on Burano or head to Lido’s beach. Perhaps a Gondola ride?

Next stop on our European adventure is Innsbruck in the Austrian Alps. The city is surrounded by snow capped mountains, and famous for the Golden roof, as well as the Swarovski Crystals. Explore the city and get a good nights rest, because tomorrow is Christmas in the Austrian Alps.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

Christmas Day! Merry Christmas. A free day to explore the city and surrounding mountains. We recommend to make your way up the mountains, into the snow and enjoy a White Christmas lunch with amazing views.

A spectacular drive through Austria and Switzerland, passing through small skiing villages and breathtaking mountain ranges. We stop at Lucerne for some free time, before making our way to the Jungfrau valley. One of the most beautiful areas in Switzerland.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

A free day in Switzerland for you to explore! Your guide will give some recommendations on things to do and see.

Another full free day in Switzerland. Walk through the most beautiful villages, or perhaps test your skills at the worlds longest toboggan run at 15 km from the Faulhorn to Grindelwald.

Bonjour Paris! We depart to Paris and spend the day driving through the French countryside. Early evening we take you on a guided tour of the Sacré-Cœur, Montmartre and Moulin Rouge.

After breakfast we explore all the main sights of Paris on foot. Your tour leader will show you the Opera house, Tuileries Garden, the Louvre Museum, Pont Neuf and the Notre Dame. After free time and lunch in the Latin quarter we continue to the most famous landmark in Paris, the Eiffel Tower. The afternoon is yours to explore Paris at your own pace.

New Years eve in Paris! After a full free day in Paris (Why not visit Disneyland), ensure you are ready to party with the locals in Paris. Happy new Year!

After a free morning in Paris, we make our we make our way to the airport. Flight times to be confirmed for our return flight to Johannesburg.
(Breakfast, Dinner on board flight)

We arrive back in Johannesburg. Say goodbye to new friends made, take a lifetime of memories home, and start planning your next trip.
(Breakfast on board flight)



  • Return flights from Johannesburg
  • Twin share en-suite accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • 7 Dinners
  • Executive coach transfers
  • Rhine Valley cruise
  • Guided city tours
  • Experienced Tour Guide


  • Visa fee (approx R2,000)
  • Difference in airfare/taxes
  • Public transport (approx 35 Euro pp)
  • Travel insurance (approx R1,000 pp)
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Exchange rate fluctuation (Tour price calculated at 1 Euro = ZAR 20)
  • Single supplement fee for single travelers


17 December 2024 to 2 January 2025

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