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December European Christmas Tour 2023

16 Days
  • Johannesburg
  • Paris
  • Twin share en-suite hotel accommodation
  • All Breakfast & 6 Dinners (2 Onboard flights)
  • Guided

Overview

Experience a white Christmas in Austria and see the famous Christmas Markets, Paris, Jungfrau Valley, Lake Como, Milan, Venice, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Munich, Rhine Valley, Amsterdam and more.

Highlights of the Trip

  • France - Paris
  • Switzerland - Jungfrau Valley
  • Italy - Lake Como, Milan, Venice
  • Austria - Salzburg, Innsbruck
  • Germany - Munich, Rhine Valley
  • Netherlands - Amsterdam

Itinerary

Check in with your tour guide at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg around 18:30 We fly to Paris.
(Dinner on board flight)

Bonjour Paris! We arrive in Paris.. After clearing customs and collecting our luggage, we depart to our hotel to refresh. This afternoon we take you on a guided tour of the Sacré-Cœur, Montmartre and Moulin Rouge.
(Breakfast)

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.
(Breakfast)

A full free day to explore the sites of Paris. Why not visit Disneyland, or perhaps make your way to the gardens of Palace of Versailles.
(Breakfast)

After breakfast we continue South to the Swiss Alps. We will travel through the French countryside as well as Burgundy wine district, before arriving at our hotel in the Jungfrau district. Sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the Swiss Alps.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

A free day to explore the Jungfrau region. C the World recommends the world heritage site of Jungfraujoch.
(Breakfast)

Italy awaits! A scenic drive through Switzerland takes us to the Italian border. Enjoy some free time on the banks of Lake Como, before we enter Milan. Marvel at the Duomo di Milano, do some last minute Christmas shopping, and enjoy the great sites the city has to offer.
(Breakfast, Dinner)

The city made famous by Romeo and Juliet. We explore Verona before we make our way to the canals of Venice! 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.
(Breakfast)

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?
(Breakfast)

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.
(Breakfast)

Our first stop of the day is the town of Salzburg in Austria. Salzburg is famous for the Fortress Hohensalzburg, Sound of Music, the old town, and the town that Mozart lived in. We enter Germany, and spend the night in Munich. Why not visit a local brewery and try the traditional Stein 1 Liter beers.
(Breakfast)

We continue North and 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)

The Dutch countryside awaits as we visit Zaanse Schans windmill village and the beautiful harbour 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.
(Breakfast)

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.
(Breakfast)

A last free morning to explore Amsterdam and do some last minute shopping. We fly from Amsterdam at 15:00.
(Breakfast, Dinner on board flight)

We arrive back in Johannesburg with a scheduled arrival time of 06:45. Say goodbye to new friends made, take a lifetime of memories home, and start planning your next trip.
(Breakfast on board flight)

Includes/Excludes

Includes

  • Return flights from Johannesburg
  • R8,000 Airport tax (Airport tax at date of confirmation was R8,336)
  • Twin share en-suite hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • 6 Dinners (2 On board flights)
  • Executive coach transfers
  • Rhine Valley Cruise
  • Guided City tours
  • Experienced Tour Guide

Excludes

  • Visa fee (Approximately R2,000)
  • Difference in taxes
  • Public Transport (approx 35 Euro pp)
  • Travel insurance (approx R800 pp)
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Exchange rate fluctuation (Tour price calculated at 1 Euro = ZAR 17
  • Single supplement fee (Single room for entire tour)

15 December to 31 December 2023

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