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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. 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 and Munich
  • 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!
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What's included
  • 10 nights’ accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Paris driving tour
  • Walking tour of Venice
  • Vaporetto ride on Grand Canal, Venice
  • Walking tour of Munich
  • Orientation tour of Heidelberg
  • English Channel ferry crossings
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free wi-fi and USB ports
  • 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.

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

Day 4: Swiss Alps. Enjoy a wonderful winter day in the Swiss Alps. After 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. Get your bearings during a walking tour.

Day 6: Venice. Time to explore this stunning network of canals and islands and strike out for yourself. You’ll also see the city from the water on an included vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal.

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.

Day 8: Munich to Heidelberg. Staying in Germany, you will next head to fairytale-like Heidelberg with cobblestoned streets and picturesque bridges.

Day 9: Heidelberg to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Head over to the 'Dam and why not check out the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank's house or the Red Light district?

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

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.

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

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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 4 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. 

UK citizens can travel to countries in the European Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. Visits to Schengen countries within the previous 180 days before you travel count towards your 90 days. Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after your trip.

All visa, passport and entry requirements are subject to change so we recommend travellers check the most up to date information with the relevant embassies before travel.

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.

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