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Winter Express

Brighten up your winter with this spectacular European Adventure!

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Group Size: Avg 35, Max 48

Trip code: EEWNLL

Duration: 11 days

Group tour of 6 countries
Multi-share accommodation
Discover the best of Europe in the winter

Beat those winter blues with this fantastic 11-day group tour! Ticking off five fab European countries, this awesome trip includes city tours, boat trips and cultural demonstrations, as well as an unforgettable farewell dinner cruise in Amsterdam. You also have bags of free time to do your own exploring, plus the services of a dedicated guide and driver who will recommend all the top sights in each stunning stop. It’s a wonderful winter adventure!

Trip highlights

  • Discover the wintery charms of Europe’s biggest and best cities
  • Enjoy city tours of Paris, Venice, Munich and Amsterdam
  • Explore the breathtakingly beautiful Swiss Alps
  • See Venice from the water on an included vaporetto ride
  • Make lifelong friends on board the coach as you road trip through Europe in style!
What's included
  • 10 nights’ accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts, 5 dinners
  • Paris 'City Lights' Tour
  • Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration
  • Farewell dinner in Amsterdam
  • Vaporetto ride on Grand Canal, Venice
  • Stay in a 12th century German castle or fortress
  • English Channel ferry crossings
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free wi-fi and USB ports
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities
  • 24-hour emergency support
What's not included
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Any optional extra activities
  • Pre-Tour Accommodation (Due to the early start, we recommend booking pre-tour accommodation. Please contact us for details if you are interested)
Further trip information

Day 1: London to Paris. Meet in London and hop across the channel for Paris. On arrival, you’ll enjoy a driving tour around the main city sights, taking in the epic Eiffel Tower, the Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Group dinner included.

Day 2: Paris. Enjoy a free day in this beautiful city to explore, chow down on croissants and stroll along the Seine. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Paris to Swiss Alps. Say au revoir to France and venture into the gorgeous Swiss Alps. Bask in the glorious natural landscapes. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 4: Swiss Alps. Enjoy a wonderful winter day in the Swiss Alps. After an included breakfast, the day is yours to explore and relax.

Day 5: Swiss Alps to Venice, Italy. Make your way out of the mountains and cross into Italy. Your destination is Venice, a city which is every bit as magical as you imagine. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 6: Venice. Time to explore this stunning network of canals and islands! Get your bearings during a morning walking tour and then strike out for yourself. You’ll also see the city from the water on an included vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal. Breakfast included.

Day 7: Venice to Munich, Germany. Next up: Germany. Your destination is Munich, the spiritual home of all things beer-related. Enjoy a walking tour of the city with your guide, and then crack on the lederhosen and sink a few steins of beer. Breakfast included today.

Day 8: Munich to Rhine Valley. From the home of beer to the home of wine, our next stop is the Rhine Valley. You’ll be sleeping in style tonight, staying in some traditional 12th-century castle quarters. Not bad for a winter backpacking trip in Europe! Breakfast included.

Day 9: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Learn about European culture with a German Steins & Cuckoo Clocks demo, and a Dutch Cheese & Clogs demo. You’ll also enjoy a walking tour of Amsterdam. Breakfast included.

Day 10: Amsterdam. Enjoy an optional bike riding tour of Amsterdam. Then head to a local restaurant for a delicious farewell dinner cruise. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 11: Amsterdam to London. It all comes to an end today. Enjoy your final moments of road trip action as you make your way through Calais and across the channel to London. Breakfast included.

For the Summer version of this trip, please see here.

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For the Summer version of this trip, please see the Europe Express.

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Arrival information

Meet your group in London at 6am in time for a 7am departure. Due to the early start, you may wish to pre-book a night at the starting hostel for the night before. We can help you make this booking. The trip ends in London, at the same hostel you departed from.

Accommodation & meals

10 nights of accommodation are included on this trip. You will mainly stay in shared, same-sex hostel dorms. 10 breakfasts and 5 dinners are also included. You will need to purchase the rest of your meals yourself. This is a great chance to make the most of your travel experience by trying out local restaurants and street food.

Minimum age & eligibility

The age requirements for this trip is 18 - 39 years. 

Please make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after the last day of your trip. Some countries will refuse entry if there is not at least 6 months validity on your passport after your departure date from their country. Depending on your nationality, you may require a visa to enter certain countries. It is your responsibility to obtain these prior to the departure of the trip. Please note if you are a British passport holder you do not need any visas to visit Europe.

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